Lake Como Indian Wedding Cost
Updated: Jul 23, 2020
Lake Como, Italy has become a very popular destination for extremely high end Indian weddings. After hosting multiple celebrity weddings of two Indian actors, many clients asked me about the budget for a South Asian wedding in Lake Como. Through some research it wasn't too hard to approximate.
How much does an Indian wedding in Lake Como cost? A modest 100 person wedding in Lake Como is going to run you a whopping $300,000 or more, as the average cost appears to be about $3,000 per guest. This is assuming you're paying for their rooms, otherwise it's about $220,000.
accommodations for guests (most people who are opting for Lake como weddings are picking up guest's accommodation tab).
the venue for the wedding (contract below for where Deepika got married)
the venue for other Indian functions (sangeet, mehndi, pooja)
the food and beverage for all events (using UK pricing for catering)
outfits, (Sabya type assumptions)
flights to Italy for a ton of people
vendors like photographer, decor, florist, entertainment.
Understanding these cost details are below.
Lake Como Indian Wedding Cost Breakdown
Wedding Venue for Six Hours: $18,000 USD at the Villa del Balbianello, where Deepika and Ranveer Got Married. Times three for a reception venue, and also a Sangeet and/or Mehndi venue.
Indian Food Catered: $10,000 for 100 guests, times at least 3 events.
Hotel Rooms at 500 USD per night, for 3 nights, for 50 rooms: $75,000 (many high end weddings are paying for guest's accomodation)
Decoration: Mehndi, Reception, Wedding: Let's approximate $50,000 which is a very modest luxury Indian wedding budget.
Flight tickets for 10 close friends/family average: $20,000
Designer outfits for Bride and Groom and Parents: $15,000 to 20,000
Transportation, Sightseeing, Airport Shuttles: $10,000
Entertainment, Singers, DJ, etc..: $25,000
Wedding Planner: $10,000 to $20,000
Make up Artist: $5,000 to $10,000
Benefits of Lake Como Indian Wedding
Unique and super trendy
Great for Indian-Pakistani weddings, as everybody can attend without visa issues like in either country. Like this couple (VOGUE)
Unique, chances are guests would have never been there before.