Do’s and Don’ts for a Goan destination wedding
Goa has been the most sought-after places when it comes to having a destination wedding. Beautiful beaches and the calming sound of the beach is a sight not to be missed. A lot of couples plan their wedding for the beach and exotic luxury resorts and hotels in Goa. So when you are planning your wedding in Goa there are certain dos and don’ts that are to be kept in mind. Have a look at these:
Inquire about all-inclusive rates
Hotels in Goa give an APAI (American Plan All Inclusive) rate that is inclusive of the room stay for 2 people, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, airport pick up and drop as well as taxes.
Decide on the number of rooms you would require or make a rough guest list before booking your venue.
Real v/s Virtual Venue Comparison
You must do a comparison while booking a venue. While a lot of venues in Goa are the way you must have imagined or thought, there might be chances of getting what you never asked for. So, before you book a venue, see it in person. Online photos may look amazing, but the real beach or ballroom may not be the same.
Access to bulk booking rate
If you book more than 50 rooms, you will get the benefit of a bulk booking rate.
Get the Licenses Required
Beach License is compulsory and needs to be taken by your wedding planner from the tourism office if you’re planning on having a beach wedding. Make sure you apply for all licenses – IPRS and PPL license if you have a DJ playing in a 4-5 star hotel and a beach license if you have your wedding on the beach.
Ask for corkage
If you’re planning on having alcohol at your events then asking for corkage is the best thing. Goan hotels like Park Hyatt, Lalit and Zuri do not allow outside alcohol. Hotels like Radisson and Ramada are lenient and would charge Rs 15000-20000 per event for corkage.
Have a knowhow of the Local Entertainment
Keep some local entertainment in your function like Goan serenaders, African acrobats, Russian belly dancers or local Goan jazz bands, this will be an enticing element in your wedding and your guests will enjoy it a lot.
Have a check on your guest list
A destination wedding in Goa might not be great if you invite almost everyone you know. Go for a limited guest list.
Avoid Sangeet at Outdoor
However, don’t have your Sangeet function outdoors as music is allowed till only 10.30 pm in outdoor venues.
Check For Weather- Avoid Monsoon
The weather is a greater constraint when it comes to a beach wedding. Hence looking at that rule, one must avoid monsoons that are from the end of May to end of September as the weather can be unpredictable and Goa may experience heavy rains during this season. And you might not like ruining your day.