10 things to consider when “Planning a destination wedding in Goa”

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Goa? The thought of a “Goa Destination Wedding” sounds like a fairy tale wedding. Goa is like heaven on earth. To all the beach lovers, this place is paradise!

We thought of throwing some light on the list of things you need to consider when planning a Goa Destination Wedding;

1. Time of the year

Goa is not only a popular wedding destination; it is the most popular destination for tourists too. It is normally busy throughout the year.  The months of Oct-Jan are the peak seasons. Prices during this time can go as high as three times from the normal season times. June-September is off season as Goa experiences heavy rainfall during this time. This is the best time to get a bargain and have a monsoon wedding. Feb-May is in between the two where the summers set in and rates are quite competitive

2. Know your Guest List

One of the most important factors when planning a destination wedding in Goa is the number of your guests. This will eventually give you a realistic view of all the other factors that you will need to consider.  Most importantly, it will give you a fair idea of the budget you are looking at.

3. Wedding Venue

Goa has beautiful properties which can hold all kind of weddings from small intimate gatherings to lavish affairs. We would suggest you visit the wedding venue at least once, since there is a high possibility that the pictures you see online may not be in sync with your expectations and vice versa

4. Travel & Accommodation

You will need to decide whether you will take care of travel or accommodation or both for the guests. Accommodation is something your guests would expect you to do. However you can expect guests to make their own travel arrangements.

5. Permissions and Licenses

Certain permission and licenses will be required if you are planning a beach wedding or you plan to have entertainment options like DJ, Live Band etc. Typically the licenses required are PPL, IPRS. For beach wedding you will need permission from the village Panchayat and the Department of tourism. Your wedding planner will help you get these licenses.

6. Entertainment

There are various entertainment options that you can consider; belly dancers, fire performers, singers, dancers, DJ, live band etc. A Goa Destination Wedding is incomplete without the Goan Band. They are a complete entertainment package.

7. Vendors

The vendors you hire will speak volumes about the wedding. Make sure you do your research right and hire the best and trusted vendors. You can consult with a wedding planner as they have worked with various vendors and will help you source local vendors, thereby saving you time, money and energy.

8. Beach Wedding

A lot of couples plan on a Goa destination wedding to have a beach wedding. If you plan to have a beach wedding in Goa, this is going to be the most important factor to consider. The weather in Goa is quite unpredictable and so are the tides. You will need to know the exact time when you can have a beach wedding to avoid a disaster.

9. Food & Beverage

Make sure to have the local cuisine as part of your menu. Goans love their food and it will definitely tickle your taste buds. If you have a non veg menu, you are in for a treat. Not forgetting, for all the seafood lovers, this place is paradise. Vegetarians, need not worry, as there are ample options in vegetarian dishes too. Every kind of cuisine is available in Goa, be it Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental etc. Alcohol is pretty cheap too and some venues would even let you get your own alcohol. Isn’t that awesome?

10. Wedding Planner

Wedding planners are professionals, who have planned and executed several Goa Destination Weddings. They can help you with all the points that have been listed so far. Most planners offer a free initial consultation. Once hired, they will work with you throughout your wedding and take care of every detail and requirements.

If you are planning your wedding in Goa, speak to us and let us plan your Goa Destination Wedding . Click Here to get in touch with us.

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