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Dream Wedding Planning: Calculating the Average Expected Wedding Cost for Chinese Indonesians

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One of the main factors that influence the decision of a couple to get married is the amount of money they have to spend on their wedding planning. If a couple is unable to meet their financial requirements, they may not be able to hold their wedding.

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Problems of Chinese Indonesians Wedding

Many couples choose to get married in one month or even less than a month, but this may not be possible for some couples. This can lead to the following problems:

1. Wedding guests cannot stay for more than a week

The problem is especially serious for those who come from outside Indonesia and are used to living in large cities. If they are asked to stay longer, they may end up getting homesick and missing their loved ones back home.

2. The cost of accommodation and food also adds up very quickly

It is especially true for those who do not want to spend too much money on their wedding planning, especially when traveling from outside Indonesia and staying in hotels.

That could become a bigger problem if you invite people from abroad and friends from your hometown or villages or cities who live in those areas.

I guarantee that most of those people will have difficulty finding cheap accommodation near your venue or a budget that you can afford, and they may also have difficulty buying food from local supermarkets or restaurants.

3. Too simple wedding ceremony

As there are limited budget options available for couples who want to have a small wedding, they may end up having a simple wedding ceremony in the city or even going through an “I do not wish to say I do” wedding vow ceremony.

With these problems in mind, the best way to prevent them is to make sure that you have planned your wedding and are ready with the budget before you decide to get married.

In this article, we will share some tips on how you can calculate the average expected wedding cost for Chinese Indonesians so that you can get an idea of what your future may hold.

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Tips on How You Can Calculate the Average Expected Wedding Cost for Chinese Indonesians:

1. Estimate your average daily expenditure:

First, estimate your average daily expenditure for one month before the wedding. This will help you estimate how much money you will need for your honeymoon and other expenditures such as accommodation and food.

If there are other expenses such as a dress, wedding bands, retail space, or house decoration, then these will also be included in this calculation.

Remember that when estimating the amount of money you need for these expenses, do not include anything related to activities such as dancing and going out with friends on weekends or during vacation time.

2. Add together all expenses:

Now that you have estimated your average daily expenditure and the number of guests that will attend your wedding, it is time to add them all together and calculate the total amount of money needed for your wedding.

You can estimate this amount by multiplying the number of guests with their average daily expenditure and then dividing it by one month (this is because one year is approximately equal to 365 days).

For example, if 30 guests have an average daily expenditure of Rp5,000 each and you are expecting to invite 100 guests, then the total amount of money that you will need for your wedding is Rp1.3 million (30 x 5,000).

3. Determine the average number of guests that you are expecting:

When calculating the average expected wedding cost for Chinese Indonesians, it is important to take into account the number of guests that you are expecting to invite.

To do this, you can estimate how many people will attend your wedding based on the information you have collected from your family and friends.

This can include people who live in Indonesia, overseas, or even from other countries. Remember that each guest’s expected spending will be added together.

If you do not know how many guests you are expecting to invite or how much they will spend on their visit, then this information should be provided by your parents and family members as soon as possible.

4. Divide expenses by 1 month:

After you have calculated the total amount of money that you will need for your wedding planning, it is time to divide it by one month.

This will help you determine how much money you need to have saved up before the wedding so that you can purchase all of the necessary items such as a dress, accessories, and other expenses such as travel tickets.

Remember that when dividing the total amount of money by one month, do not include any extra expenses such as food and accommodation, but only include those related to activities such as dancing and going out with friends on weekends or during vacation time.

5. Round up to a number:

After dividing the total amount of money by one month, it is time to round up your total expected wedding cost for Chinese Indonesians.

To do this, remember that every two digits of your age (i.e., “1” and “2”) should be rounded up (i.e., from Rp 10 million upwards).

For example, if your age is 20 years old, then Rp 11 million should be rounded up to Rp 12 million and so on until you reach Rp 30 million which should be rounded up to Rp 31 million.

Final Thought

The average expected wedding cost for Chinese Indonesians can be quite high, but it is important to remember that there are ways to reduce these costs.

By following the tips provided in this article, you can get a better understanding of how much money you will need to spend on your wedding planning and how to save up for it.

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