Planning your dream wedding in Goa

The beaches of Goa,  the tropical climate and the mesmerizing nightlife life are a few reasons why it is the most visited by vacationers near and far.  Getting married here has its own sweet charm to it. Tying the knot and chilling by the beaches, a combination that is hard to resist!  Goa’s tourism calendar kick-starts from the month of September and carries on until May which is then followed by the monsoon season. Monsoon weddings are also popular during this time, more on this later. A majority of couples opt for a beach wedding, either by the sea-shore or in the nearby lawns venue that are a part of beach resorts. A Goan destination wedding would be a experience that will have you and loved ones trilled!

There are a cluster of hotels that rest around the coastline line with an array of starred resorts also being beach-touch properties. Accommodation in most resorts is available for 100-150 guests on double occupancy. There is also the option of choosing a variety of venues at these resorts ranging from beautiful lawns, to indoor banquets to clubs. There is always the beach which is the most sort after location for the wedding ceremony.  Beach resorts are the mostly in demand for destination celebrations and there are a variety of these options available. It is recommended to book at least six to eight months in advance to avail competitive rates and discounts and also to block the inventory. The coastline has a range of resorts from three starred to five starred properties available at a number of price points to suit your needs.

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Goa is most expensive during the months of November and December as these months are flooded by vacationers and the weather is a pleasant 25 degrees. It starts getting warmer in the months of April and May, being the peak of the summer season. Monsoons arrive by June and the state has a different charm to it during this time. Uncrowded streets, lush greenery and plenty of peace and quiet as it pours for days at a time, some would argue that it is the best time to visit. Many couples take this setting to their advantage deciding to tie the knot during this season. Being the off-season the tariffs for accommodations and travel are at its lowest and the rains create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere during this time.  Tourists begin to pour in from September, accommodation tariffs see a marginal climb and peaks by the end of November and the December.

Hiring a wedding planner that is based in Goa is always recommended for outstation couples looking to host a destination wedding here. Being a destination wedding location a number of agencies provide a complete range of services to make the wedding planning experience stress-free and convenient. One notable team of planners are Infinity Events, they have been specializing in beach and destination weddings for over a decade. Based in Goa, they are well versed with a variety of venues and offer complete guidance in scouting hotels, budgeting, hiring vendors and in planning the details of the entire event. Explore a variety of wedding concepts with their team to create customized celebrations and bring your ideas to life!

Budgeting for a wedding here would leave many surprised as the costs are economical and value for money. Having a wedding planner on board will help put everything together a lot more quicker and work a lot more efficiently. Given their industry connections these professionals are highly efficient in souring vendors at various price points and keeping your preferences in mind. Budgeting for a wedding in Goa is also dependent on the time of year that it has been planned. Services cost a lot more in December as compared to June as December is the peak of the season. Accommodation is also available at a variety of options, prices generally reflect on the type of property and the amenities that it has to offer. On the whole, room tariffs are lower at resorts that are away from the beaches. Beach resorts usually offer tariffs that are more-or-less the same as their competitors in the area.

The coastal belt of the south of Goa is best suited for destination weddings. The beaches at this coastline are a lot less crowded and cleaner. Tourist crowds are drawn towards the northern coast which is the hub for tourism. A vast majority of destination weddings  are therefore hosted in these areas. Mobor, Colva, Utorda, Cavelossim, Varca and Benaulim are some of the most sort atfter locations to host a destination wedding celebration.

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The ideals location for the wedding ceremony are often on the beach or adjacent to it on the lawns of the hotel properties. The reception party can also be hosted at an indoor venue of the hotel or even at its lawns. Pre-wedding parties and functions such as the Mehandhi can be hosted pool side and after-parties can be hosted at the hotels club.

Entertaining guests does not require a lot of effort especially if you are at a beach venue. The beach is where a majority will spend their time at. Beach resorts have water sports activities such as jet-skies, boat rides etc. There are plenty of beach beds available where guests can simply unwind and relax and sip on a chilled glass of beer. The hotels on the southern coast also have large size swimming pools along with a pool-side bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  Beach resorts also have a fully equipped gym and also a children’s activity centre that guests can avail all throughout the day. Guests can indulge in the spa and salon getting pampered with relaxing massages and rejuvenate.

Overall, Goa is an excellent location to host a destination wedding celebration. It is undoubtedly one of the country’s most favourite location mainly due to its natural beauty, way of life, its tropical weather and excellent night life.  There is so much to explore and plenty to indulge in. A three nights, four day event is the most popular timeline for destination celebration.  Guests check in on day 1 where the Mehendhi and the Sangeet celebration is held. The following day is the wedding ceremony and the day after is the wedding reception followed by the check-out on the fourth morning.