Have you always dreamt of having a picturesque wedding in Goa, leaving behind the chaos of the cities and being one with nature, be it in the sleepy, laidback villages or its mesmerizing beaches?
Goa is indeed one of the most sought after wedding destinations in India and sees it’s fair share of weddings every season, ranging from Big Fat Indian Weddings to minimal ones. There’s room for everyone in Goa.
But there are certain things you need to keep in mind before you choose Goa as the destination for your wedding. Here, we present to you a rundown of things that will help you prepare for your dream wedding and evade whatever leaves you stressed or pushed on your D-Day.
- Do your research and consult with a local
When planning a destination wedding, it’s imperative to do thorough research and consult with a wedding planner. As experts, they are most likely to have all the resources to help you plan and execute your dream wedding.
- Choose a venue that best suits your requirements
Goa has an array of stunning hotels & resorts to choose from. Be it mesmerizing beachfront resorts or luxuries lush, sprawling garden properties, there’s something for everyone. Do your research and consult with your planner too. Chances are that they’ve already worked with the venue and may be able to provide you with details you need to make a decision. According to the kind of picture you have in your head for your perfect day, choose a venue that best suits you and your requirements.
- Request All- comprehensive Rates
Requesting an all comprehensive rate will help you budget better and understand how much you have to shell out and make an informed decision. Destination weddings can be on the costlier side, so make sure you’re on top of everything and are aware.
- Do a venue recce with your planner
Prior to making a decision, it is essential to visit the venue and see for yourself. If travel isn’t possible, you could even do a virtual recce. Recce helps you decide on different venues you may need for different functions and decide on decor placements and other arrangements.
- Manage your Guest List – Save the Date & Logistics
After consulting with your planner and getting a fair understanding of the costs involved, it’s time to narrow down your guestlist. This is extremely important and should be done well in advance. Keep your list of attendees at a fair number. There is no compelling reason to call everybody you know. It is imperative to convey the ‘ Save The Date’ message well in advance and give your guests enough time to plan and make necessary arrangements. Be clear about whether accommodation and travel will be taken care of or not. Communicate it with the guests and request an RSVP.
- Go Local
Slashing your budget by including local blooms – replacing florals & foliage that need to be transported from other states with locally available ones. Instead of calling artists from outside, request your planner for local talents. Indulge in local delicacies and brews and embrace the beautiful state of Goa in its truest sense.
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