Now it’s time for the wedding preparations! A trend which is really catching on these days is that of planning a destination weddings.
Goa is undoubtedly a great choice when it comes to a destination weddings and you will be spoilt for choice for the kind of wedding you want. Choose between a beach wedding, a garden wedding, or even a sunset wedding. Your Goan wedding can also be revved up with Portuguese music and dance, fireworks and even fire jugglers! Hire a wedding planner to plan the ceremony, or use the wedding planning services provided by many five star hotels to their patrons. Popular wedding venues in Goa include The Taj Exotica, The Leela and the Turiya Villa and Spa. It is a good idea to book your wedding venue in advance as Goa remains a very popular beach wedding destination. Also, please note that beach weddings require a permit, which your wedding planner or hotel can help you get
If you’ve always wanted to feel like royalty on your wedding day then India’s royal state, Rajasthan is your best bet. From grand havelis, to royal palaces; you have a plethora of choices. Udaipur remains a popular destination weddings venue in Rajasthan, owing to its romantic ambience and many beautiful lakes and royal palaces. Also known as Venice
of the East, Udaipur has many gorgeous 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 wonderful 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 great place to tie the knot. Those on a modest budget can choose between the equally impressive Ranbanka Palace or Ajit Bhavan. Rajasthan also remains a popular wedding destination among many celebrities, such as Madonna, Katy Perry and Elizabeth Hurley who have tied the knot in this beautiful state.
God’s Own Country, Kerala is the ideal place for those looking for a quiet, yet picturesque wedding. Choose between a wedding by the emerald backwaters, the beach, or a resort. Many hotels and resorts assist patrons with their wedding planning. The beautiful Zuri Kumarakom resort near Allepey is a popular choice. If you want a beach wedding then The Leela in Kovalam is a great venue. Looking at doing something different? In that case you can opt for an elephant theme wedding, 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 plantain leaf and a classical dance performance by a local troupe.
Home to the Taj Mahal, Agra needs no introduction. And what better way to tie the knot than with the symbol of eternal love in the backdrop! Hotels like the Jaypee and Radisson have special wedding packages and will help you plan that perfect wedding. Exchange your vows in the city of the Taj and take back memories to last a lifetime.
Surrounded by the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands are the perfect venue for true romantics to tie the knot. Choose between a beach wedding, a resort wedding, or a high adrenalin adventure wedding on a speedboat, or even while swimming with elephants in the sea! The Havelock Islands are a popular wedding venue in the Andamans, and hotels and resorts like Barefoot at Havelock can help you plan your wedding- right from arranging the wedding ceremony, to caterers, florists and decorators.