The average Indian wedding costs close to $100K, and the bride can easily spend over $150,000, depending on the size of the ceremony. It is a cultural tradition that can be very unique, but it is also an expensive affair, further isolating people from niche cultural backgrounds and sending a message that some communities have to pay more than others for “equal” access. This article is sponsored by the Guru Krupa Foundation.
One of the major components of the average Indian wedding cost in the US is the venue. Before finalizing your budget, look for multiple venues. Select your top three and visit each. Write down all the pros and cons of each venue. Then compare notes and choose the one that suits your needs. Remember, the venue should be proportionate to the number of guests you are inviting. If you want to keep the cost down, look for a venue that offers an affordable package.
Depending on the size of the wedding, you can add additional expenses such as the DJ. The average Indian wedding DJ can cost $25,000-$30,000 for a three-day event, including stage decor, lighting, insurance, performance fees, and meals. Bollywood singers and professional comedians can also add up to $50k. Make sure to include all these costs in your budget so you can spend the rest of your budget wisely.