Weddings are always special affairs, and to take things a notch higher, many couples now prefer destination weddings. Many celebrities are now opting for destination weddings in India or abroad.
Rajasthan is the most preferred venue for destination weddings in India, with Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur being the most sought-out cities. The royal palaces, the rich culture, the state’s heritage, and the serene lakes make these cities dream destinations for weddings.
Planning a wedding is enormous work, and hence, most couples hire a wedding planner to relax on their big day and enjoy it the most. Planning a wedding in Rajasthan can cost anywhere between INR 30-80 lakhs annually for approximately 150 guests and can extend upwards according to the couple’s preference.
Here we give an idea of the cost of a destination wedding in Rajasthan.
- The Venue
As per preference, the cost of the venue can make up almost 20-30% of the budget. There are various options for the venue – forts, palaces, resorts, and hotels. Some of these are:
The Samode Palace in Jaipur can be booked at approximately INR 8 lakhs, including basic decorations.
Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur costs around INR 2.5-4.5 lakhs, excluding decorations, food, or accommodation.
Udaipur’s Oberoi Udaivilas is one of the most luxurious venues in India and costs about INR 1.5-3.5 crores, inclusive of food, accommodation, and decoration.
The Suryagarh Fort of Jaisalmer costs around INR 63 lakhs, including food and lodging.
There are other luxurious as well as mid-ranged venues all over Rajasthan, depending on the number of guests and affordability.
Many venues include accommodation in their booking costs. Still, for the places that don’t, a room per night can cost anywhere between Rs. 7000 to Rs. 80,000 per night in the palaces and forts, whereas nearby 3-star hotels offer a range of Rs. 5000 -Rs. 12,000 per night, and the 5-star hotel rooms can cost between Rs.12,000 and Rs. 18,000 per night. The maximum cost for a guest list of 150 can be around 60 lakhs for two nights in premium places.
Most venues have packages for decoration for various rituals, from haldi to the wedding itself. These packages range between Rs. 50,000-1,00,000 for wedding and Rs. 7000-20,000 for other ceremonies and rituals in the mid-range places. The budget can stretch up to a whopping INR 50-75 lakhs if you aim for exotic and luxury where the base cost is INR 20-25 lakhs.
- Other Costs
Other costs, including entertainment, music, baaraat, transportation, wedding planner, photographer, priest, mehendi professionals, etc., would cost anywhere between Rs. 2 lakhs-Rs. 30 lakhs more.
Thus, a destination wedding in Rajasthan can cost a minimum of Rs. 30 lakhs, and the upper limit can stretch as much as you want it. Even though the costs are enormous, many people dream of a fairytale or a royal wedding.
Though the related costs are astronomical, with the ease of availability of personal loans and the affordable personal loan interest rates, people are going ahead with planning their dream destination weddings. Also, checking for the personal loan eligibility and calculating the EMIs of the loan after deciding the tenure and amount, by using the personal loan EMI calculator, couples can delve into detailed plannings as they get an estimate of the loan amount. So, now you can plan your dream wedding without worrying about finances.