Daydreaming about the dress, the wedding ceremony, the flowers and the groom (wink wink) — we’ve all been there, whether we admit it or not. Even if it’s far from reality, thinking about our wedding day is something that we can’t help but do every once in awhile.
What if you meet the one tomorrow and fall so deeply in love and decide to get married in one year? Life likes to come at you when you least expect it so you need to be prepared!
Let’s be real, a modern day wedding is far from cheap and in this economy! Everything just seems so expensive and money flows like water.
In a multicultural country like Malaysia, even wedding costs differ depending on cultural traditions and how elaborate the ceremony is. The average total expenses for weddings based on the three major cultures in Malaysia are as follows:
- Malay weddings = RM30,000 to RM45,000
- Chinese weddings = around RM80,000
- Indian Hindu weddings = around RM50,000
But don’t worry! We got your back with some tips on how you can save up and spend smart on your dream wedding.
Off-peak days will cost less
The date of your wedding can actually determine how much you spend on your expenses. The cost of many items during peak seasons like school holidays or major festival seasons are usually much higher. Even unique dates like 18-08-18 cost more than regular ol’ dates.
Spiked up prices aren’t the only problem when it comes to peak season dates, competition for venue and equipment will also increase.
Picking off season date isn’t only a smart choice for your wedding day but if you’re planning on going on a honeymoon right after, chances are it’ll be cheaper too!