Thanks to demonetization, the big trend this wedding season, is to go cashless completely. Yes, even the priest can be paid by cheque. These big cash-driven affairs can now be taken care of online with a few clicks from any location simply by using your Credit Card or your digital wallet. From sending invites to booking wedding planners, the industry has evolved to carry out paperless transactions to suit your needs.
Here are a few ways to have a completely cashless wedding:
Shop for clothes and jewellery online
With several e-commerce stores now selling curated wedding products, you can purchase all that you need including clothes and jewellery online, and at discounted prices. Shopping online allows you to compare products from different stores without having to visit them. Some online stores even allow you to pay through EMI options.
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Send a digital wedding invite
Consider creating a digital invite for your friends and family, since it is contemporary and cashless. Most people today own smartphones or have access to the internet, so you can reach out to them with a few clicks.
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Pick online vendors for wedding services
You can avoid the hassles of finding local vendors and negotiating with them by going online for services such as photography, catering, decorations, etc. You can book these service providers and pay them at their websites. You could also avail discounts and cashbacks on such services.
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Send gifts online
You don’t need to queue up outside ATMs anymore to hop from store to store looking for gifts. Go in for digital gift cards or buy shaguns online from e-wallet companies and send them through email instantly.
Arrange for cashless conveyance
Cab-hailing services have come up with wedding-associated rides for families and guests to make conveyance easy during the time of the event. You can arrange rides for your guests by buying a promo code from the company. All you need to do is to give an estimate of the number of guests you are expecting.
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Opt for e-wedding planners
For help with wedding arrangements, try hiring e-wedding planners. From booking service providers such as make-up artists and florists to arranging for a venue, these planners take care of all your needs as per your budget. You can also opt for a package and make payments online directly.
With the Rs. 3 lakh limit placed on cash transactions, there may be challenges while conducting a wedding the old fashioned way. But, with all the digital avenues available, you can still have the wedding you always wanted.