So you got down on one knee, popped the question and toast a bottle of the best bubbly. Now it’s time for the wedding bells! A trend which is really playing on these days is that of designing a destination wedding. Not only are foreigners coming to Indian shores to ring the wedding bells, but Indians themselves are looking for exotic wedding destinations to say ‘I Do’ in a memorable style. Be it a royal wedding in Rajasthan, a romantic wedding against the scenery of the Taj Mahal in Agra, or a mellow beach side wedding in Goa or Kerala, the options are many.
Here are five of the most artistic style destinations in India to ring the bell’s:
Goa is undoubtedly a outstanding choice when it comes to tying the knot and you will be spoiled for choice for the kind of wedding you want. Choose between a garden wedding, a sunset wedding or even a beach wedding. Your Goan wedding can also be step up with Portuguese sound and dance, fire jugglers and even fireworks! Engage a wedding planner to plan the ceremony, or use the wedding planning services provided by many five star hotels to their clients. Fashionable wedding venues in Goa include The Leela , The Taj Exotica and the Turiya Villa and Spa. It’s a good thought of booking your wedding venue in advance as Goa remains a favorite beach wedding destination. Also, please note that beach weddings require a official document, which your wedding planner or hotel can help you get.
If you’ve always desired to feel like royal family on your wedding day then India’s royal state, Rajasthan is your best bet. From grand havelis, to royal palaces; you have many choices. Udaipur remains a fashionable wedding venue in Rajasthan, owing to its romantic atmosphere and many beautiful lakes and royal palaces. Also known as Venice of the East, Udaipur has many beautiful wedding venues, such as Devi Garh, a rambling 18th century fort and palace, or the City Palace Complex, where the Mewar Royal Family still lives. Pink City, Jaipur is another marvellous city for your wedding and you can choose from venues such as the Jal Mahal Palace, situated in the middle of a lake, or the Samode Palace – a heritage venue nestled in the Aravalli Mountains. Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue City is also a outstanding place to tie the knot. If luxury is what you’re looking for then you can either choose the spectacular hill top Umaid Bhavan Palace, or the superior Mehrangarh Fort. Those on a modest budget can choose between the equally amazing Ranbanka Palace or Ajit Bhavan. Rajasthan also remains a favorite wedding destination among many celebrities, such as Madonna, Katy Perry and Elizabeth Hurley who have tied the knot in this wonderful state.
God’s Own Country, Kerala is the ideal place for those looking for a relaxing, yet beautiful wedding. Choose between a wedding by the beach, the emerald backwaters or a resort. Many hotels and resorts assist clients with their wedding planning, and the beautiful Zuri Kumarakom resort near Allepey is a favorite choice. If you want a beach wedding then The Leela in Kovalam is a outstanding venue. Looking at doing something unique? In that case you can choose for an elephant theme ceremony, in which the groom rides into the venue on the back of an elephant! You can also choose a traditional Malayalee wedding ceremony, complete with food served on a banana leaf and a classical dance show by a local troupe.
Agra is the home to the iconic Taj Mahal. And what a great way to tie the knot than with the symbol of eternal love in the background! Hotels like the Jaypee and Radisson have peculiar wedding packages and will assist you to organize that perfect wedding. Exchange your vows in the city of the Taj and take back memories to last a life-time.
Enclosed by the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands are the perfect venue for tying the knot. Choose between a resort wedding, a beach wedding or even while swimming with elephants in the sea! The Havelock Islands is the favorite wedding venue in the Andamans, and hotels and resorts like Barefoot at Havelock can assist you organize your wedding – right from arranging the wedding ceremony, to caterers, florists and decorators.
A Quick Checklist
As much entertaining as destination weddings are, they can also be pretty stressful. Here are a few factor to keep in mind before planning your big day:
1.You only get married once, so selecting that perfect destination is of most importance.
2.Book beforehand to ensure you get to choose from amongst the foremost venues and also secure a bang-up deal on the price.
3.Check if the wedding venue you’re selected provides wedding ceremony planning services, or you can also hire a wedding planner to take care of the logistics.
4.When it comes to a destination wedding, you’ll need to set that perfect balance. Ideally around 100 to 150 guests is a great idea for a destination wedding ceremony.