I am a woman who adapts a frugal lifestyle and wants to share you my experience to make a budget wedding in Jakarta happen. Sit tight and enjoy the reading…
Since my hubby and I decided to make two wedding parties – one in Mauritius and the other in Jakarta, we needed to do budget weddings. We set a budget for each wedding party and then stick with it. I always wanted to share with you about how you can make a budget wedding in Jakarta and here it is…
*note that this price was in 2015
Since I didn’t invite many people, I only want to find a small restaurant that can provide good food and good decoration – that’s it. So I was looking around through some restaurants, and my choice was Central Restaurant in Tomang. For the sake of price, good food and nice decorations – I booked it.
For me, everything was perfect and went well, so nothing to complain about but take note that you have to be active about asking this and that to the marketing staff who are in charge of our wedding. It was a popular restaurant and it still is until now. So, the marketing staff tends to be busy and can’t update us frequently. My marketing liaison was Mei Hwa and it was okay — even though she isn’t that active to ask you questions, she was able to help and give some tips for the wedding.
If you want to ask for the updated price, it’s better to phone rather than email. Here is the link of their website. If you want a fast response, you can go there directly.
*quick note: the package that I paid already included a wedding cake (yeay!)
WEDDING INVITATION CARD
In my previous post about wedding in Mauritius, we didn’t buy the invitation cards in Mauritius. We bought them in Jakarta because we found good designs there. This invitation card was not a small budget though, since we only ordered 150 pieces. The price is higher than ordering 300 pieces which is a minimum order. But overall, I am satisfied with the results and they never complained when I want to change this and that (they are so patient!).
*the price was about Rp. 3.500.000 all in for the 150 pieces invitation card and 200 pieces of thank you card for my wedding souvenirs. Contact them: adelshouseofcards
When you are on the budget, you will want to ask your friends’ help. This is also what I did. I only ordered one wedding car from GBU TRANS which offered a promo about a full day’s use of the car without any over time additional charge. The car that I rented was Toyota Alphard. For my family, they ordered a UBER car for their transportation. I asked help from my friends to bring their cars and help to carry some of my family members.
*price: Rp. 1.800.000,- (approx. US$ 138) for the whole day, contact them: GBU TRANS ( +62 21 8290834)
*note: to buy lunch and dinner for the driver.
Frankly, I didn’t want to buy big souvenirs because I needed to bring them to Mauritius. My hubby and I were looking around for a good souvenir at a good price. So here is my souvenir:
*We bought this for about Rp. 1.950.000,- for 300 pieces (approx. US$ 150) – this was made in glass and comes with packaging (oh how convenient!)
Here is the shop details :
MURAH & BAIK (Souvenir & Promosi)
Pusat Grosir Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua
Lt. Semi Basement Blok No. 107 – 108
Phone : (021) 6016507
* quick note: They can’t deliver you, so you need to pick them up.
My choice was from sewa gaun pesta and it was not that pricey. They have lots of good models and always update about new collections.
*price: Rp. 350.000,- (approx US$ 27) and Rp. 400.000,- (approx US$ 30), note that you have to take it and return back one day after d-day. If you don’t have the time, you can use UBER or GOJEK service. Contact them: sewa gaun pesta
For my bridesmaids, I have 3 bridesmaids and while searching for their dress, two of my bridesmaids bought the same dress and the truth is that I didn’t have any intention to use their own dresses but since they already have the same dress, and the color fits my theme – I asked the girls to wear them and I provided one dress for my other bridesmaid.
Contact: Iconette Closet
*they don’t have the same model now but the price is around Rp. 300.000,- (approx. US$ 23)
It’s not that I don’t like the decorations of the restaurant but I just want to add a little bit more to make it less spacey. I was so lucky to find this on google search and was reading some of their good reviews. So, I gave it a go. Here are the additional decorations that I placed there:
*price: Rp. 2.500.000,- all in (approx. US$ 192) , they will bring, set up, and remove the decorations. So, no need to worry about organizing them. Contact them: Wilheminawedding
FLOWER BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIERE
Since my theme was Peach and Gold, I decided to have peach and pink flowers on my flower bouquet and boutonniere.
*price depends on the models you want. Contact Immanuel Florist for more details
*note: they can deliver your flowers if you pay for the transportation.
I get this contact from my friend who is also an Indonesian blogger but she lives in Indonesia. Check out her blog in Indonesian : pingiwed.wordpress.com. She used their service before and was happy with them. She told me to call them and see how it goes. For me, it was the best decision ever. The pictures were nice and they provided us a package with 1 photo album (which we can choose any photo we want). All of the picture that I attached here are some of their results.
*contact them: Citra Sejati Photography or you can come directly but you need to inform them first.
WEDDING PHOTO FRAMES
This is the second time I get lucky — I get this through google search on cheap photo frames. I was thinking of doing photos and frames separately but it turns out I got a good price for the photo and frame.
Check out their choice of frames on their instagram accounts and contact them through phone call.
*price: Rp. 350.000,- (approx. US$ 29) for 60X90cm
*note: you have to pay additional for delivery.
WEDDING DRESS 2.0
My wedding dress got upgraded. Yes! For the wedding in Jakarta, I wanted something more formal than in Mauritius. So, I decided to go for version 2.0.
Again, I found this tailor by luck. I didn’t believe that I would meet such a good tailor (hihi, thanks God!). One day, I saw so many people lining up to see her and was wondering what kind of dress she made. I heard from all the customers said that she can do all types of dresses including wedding dress. What I love is that she was super patient with me and the results were great! Here it is:
*price depends on how much you want to change your dress. You have to contact Darmi at Yellow Star Shop ( Mangga Dua Square lt. LG A/119) for details, she’s busy during certain seasons — so it’s better to ask her 1-2 months before.
So, you have it now! My list on how I planned my budget wedding in Jakarta. I hope this will help you all. Check also how I planned a BUDGET WEDDING IN MAURITIUS. I didn’t regret that I had budget weddings because all of this saved money for the sake of my honeymoon in Japan and Bangkok. For me, it’s better to have a good life after wedding instead of spending all on our wedding day. In the end, it was based on our preferences — you decide if you want to have a big or budget wedding.