The bride is brought to the mandap in a tokri by her maternal uncle…fun…would enjoy it thoroughly 🙂 Reply Jewellery and sarees form a signification part of the cost.
Transporation and accommodation might be an issue too, and should be taken care of well in advance…hotel, etc.
Reply Wedding costs I’m not too sure about, but with regards to Telugu Brahmin Customs, I can help.
I didn’t get married in Tirupati, but went there straight after marriage (in the white saree getup!
Hello IMBB, I have a few questions and I would be really grateful for any kind of gyaan you all have to share.
I will be getting married sometime late this year or early next year.
Since I will be planning everything, I would love to know how you all went about planning your wedding, especially the ones that got married recently.
Also, how does one estimate the approximate cost of the entire wedding?
I know wedding cost is subjective to how lavish or simple the ceremony is, but how much does an upper middle class/middle class decent wedding+reception cost these days?
Also, people who got married, were there any hidden surprise costs that you encountered which you didn’t estimate during your wedding?
Lastly, I would love to get in touch with any Telugu Brahmin IMBB readers, since I am a Gujju gal who will be getting married in the Telugu Brahmin style in Tirupati and would like to know in detail about their customs. Hi Nikki…..first of all, congratulations and best of luck for your wedding 🙂 An upper middle class wedding would cost upwards of 25 to 50 lakhs….and other things included.
Its my guess, but if you want a really lavish wedding, it might go higher. The muhurtam is usually midnight or early morning, so they finish up the reception first, but its a treat to attend such weddings with elaborate ceremonies and customs.