Why choose Goa as a destination wedding location
The idyllic state of Goa is currently trending as the perfect paradise location for a dream wedding. The beautiful beaches with gentle waves lapping at the shore, lush flora and gently swaying palms, teamed with a warm tropical climate make it the ideal location for a splendid ceremony. This quaint little state however, has much more to offer and this article will enumerate some of the reasons why Goa is the top pick for a destination wedding.
Destination weddings are most often held in a picturesque location that is far away from home, ideally in another state or country, at a high-end hotel where the couple and their guests stay for about a week and all the wedding related activities take place. Goa certainly ticks all of the right boxes, making it a popular choice for this special affair. We are destination wedding specialists offering a wide array of services to cover every aspect of a dream wedding in Goa! Here, are the many reasons why you should consider Goa as a location for your big day.
Spoilt for choice
Goa, being nestled in the lap of nature has plenty of locations to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a beach side affair or one on dewy lawns; something intimate and classy or something big and elaborate, the innumerable venues will have it all covered. The culture and heritage of this little state shines forth through its architecture and cuisine as well. The beautiful churches and temples will provide you with the perfect setting for you to exchange your vows, while the grand hotels will cater to every need of yours as well as your guests. Goa is famous for its seafood and several of its signature dishes will leave your guests wanting more.
Weddings in general can become an arduous affair, especially when it comes to handling the huge crowd and it can be a little tiring smiling at numerous unknown faces. A destination wedding however eliminates this as it would involve only your nearest and dearest and it in itself is a unique experience as not many couples opt for this. Additionally, having it in scenic Goa takes your wedding one notch higher. The beaches and balmy weather, the exotic cuisine and the local drinks along with the culture and tradition blend together to give you this exclusive experience.
Wedding cum holiday destination
Not only can your wedding location double as your honeymoon destination, but it also gives your guests an opportunity to unwind and relax, having a little holiday of their own. The vibrant night scene is something that your younger guests would love and the ‘sussegad’ lifestyle of the locals together with the abundance of sumptuous local food make it an ideal holiday destination. If you were to check your guests’ bucket lists, I’m sure that you would find ‘vacation in Goa’ on them and your wedding will give them the opportunity to strike it off their list.
Easier on the pocket
This may seem rather hard to believe: that you could actually save money while organizing a destination wedding. Well truth be told, it is possible. When it comes to the décor, there’s very little that needs to be done to highlight the beauty of this utopian destination. The location of the wedding being far from home ensures that only your close friends and family would be there to make your big day special. This would mean less guests to cater to and also helps in cutting down the costs. If as mentioned earlier, you choose Goa as your honeymoon destination as well, with the amazing package hotels throw in, it could turn out to be very cost effective. There are also a large number of local wedding planners and event management companies to choose from who can provide the best deals while taking care of all the nitty-gritties, ensuring that you are rid of hassles and responsibilities, allowing you to enjoy your wedding.
Quality time with friends and family
A traditional wedding is usually quite hectic and allows little time for actual bonding as there are so many things to get done in so little time. Also although a wedding planner may be hired, the fact that the wedding is in your backyard would mean that you are always going to be busy coordinating something or the other. Having a destination wedding forces you to rely on your wedding planner and team to execute your dream wedding for you and thus allows you to relax and enjoy spending time with friends and family, both while travelling as well as at the venue itself. Goa being small, but packed with so much of culture and heritage, mandates investment of quality time to explore this wonderful destination.
A few things to keep in mind when it comes to the cost of organizing such an affair is that a lot depends on the choices that you make, and although as mentioned above, there are a few ways to skimp on the costs, the main cost components would obviously be similar to those of their traditional counterparts. The wedding venue as also accommodation could pose a slight problem during the months of October to March as a lot of weddings are held at this time so it would be important to book your venue in advance. Wedding venues amounting to almost a lakh or two would account for approximately half of your wedding budget. The next cost component would be the wine and dine element which could range anywhere between Rs.1000-3000 per plate, depending upon the venue. In addition there would be other costs to be seen to such as transport, photography, make-up artists, the band/DJ, outfits and not to forget your wedding planner’s fees.
If you want to have a wedding that your guests will remember and rave about forever and not just when the old albums come out, you know where to go. All good things come in small packages and Goa is definitely one of them, filled with a plethora of surprises, waiting to be opened on your wedding day.