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.

Why Goa as a destination for your wedding?

Goa – The Most Popular Destination for Weddings in India

Goa is the most beautiful location in India. Due to its vast coastline, it is surrounded by the most exotic and mesmerizing beaches, which will surely take your breath away. Goa is divided into two parts ie South and North. The south is calm, peaceful, serene and very sparsely populated which makes it beautiful, so if you are someone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience nature in its true sense, south goa is the place for you. On the other hand the north is populated with tourists round the year majorly because of its nightlife, famous beaches (baga, anjuna, calangute) and some of the most popular places have made their way here due to the ever increasing tourists.

Goa

Goa has the most beautiful properties tucked away in the beauty of nature. Each property has a view which will leave you mesmerized. From exotic waterfronts, to scenic beaches, to lush green nature, this place has it all. The best part about Goa is it does not matter whether you’re on a low budget or a very high budget, this place has something for everyone. From luxurious 5 star properties, to elegant boutique resorts, to standalone venues to some beautiful lawns. This place will never leave you disappointed. Most of the venues are right next to the sea and with certain licences and permission you can actually have your wedding at the beach, can it get any better??

For all the beach lovers, who dream of having a beach wedding, what can be a better place than GOA, making the sun the sand and the beach a part of your big day is surely gonna leave you wanting for more. Your guests are going to delighted, super excited and definitely in the most joyful mood, after all who doesn’t love goa.

Food, probably the most important part for a lot of you out there, food in goa is to die for and they cater to all kinds of cuisines, be it Italian, continental, thai, Chinese, Indian not forgetting the local Goan cuisine which is lip smacking.

Unless you want to do something really extravagant, you will not have to shell out a huge amount on decor. The beauty of the place provides for a perfect setting, minimalistic, classy decor is the way to do it otherwise. Why need anything when you have the beach, sun and sand as your backdrop.

Goa is very centrally located in close proximity to all the major cities in India which makes it ideal for you and your guests.

So if you are someone who is planning for a destination wedding in Goa, get in touch with us, sit back, relax and enjoy while we take care of all the arrangements for you.

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