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Do’s and Don’ts for Goa Destination Wedding Planning

Have you always dreamed of a destination wedding in Goa? If yes, you have a lot of work cut out for you. Here, we bring you a list of the do’s and don’ts that can help you plan better for your dream wedding in Goa and avoid anything that leaves you worried or stressed on your D-Day.

Do’s When Planning a Destination Wedding in Goa:

Ask for All-inclusive Rates

It is prudent to note that Goa Hotels usually offer American Plan All-Inclusive or APAI rate that includes room tariff for two people, breakfast, any one of the meals-lunch or dinner, pick up and drop from airport and taxes. It will give you a negotiating edge.

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Booking Rooms

Before going ahead and booking rooms in any of Goa hotels, it is important to have a rough idea of guests who would be gracing the occasion. Accordingly, rooms must be booked in advance.

Compare real and virtual venues

Before finalizing any of the venues or resorts for wedding ceremonies, it is important to visit them and compare and contrast each so that the venue you finally decide ensures a wedding that closely matches your dreams. Some people may check out the pics and make a decision which may turn out to be misleading at times.

Know the essential licenses required

Among many other things, one thing that people usually forget until the last moment is applying for necessary licenses. It is important to apply for licenses like PPL and IPRS well in advance if you want to have a DJ playing at your wedding. You will also need a beach license if you plan to exchange vows at a beach.

Find out more about the corkage

If you plan to serve alcohol to guests during the wedding events, ask for corkage. Many 5-star hotels charge as high as 15-20k per event which is sought to seek permission to serve alcohol by an outside vendor.

Save the Date

It is important to send out save the date message in advance right after venue and date is confirmed. This will allow you the chance to plan. The chances of being left surprised at the nth hour will be reduced.

Entertainment by Goan Artists

Instead of flying artists from another city, look for Goan serenaders and Jazz bands who can liven up the wedding events by their amazing musical and dancing skills. Your guests are going to love it and you will also get to save some money.

Don’ts When Planning a Destination Wedding in Goa:

Firm up Your Guest List

When planning a destination wedding in Goa, keep your guest list at a decent number. There is no need to call everyone you know.

Pay Only For Accommodation

When inviting guests for your wedding bash, there is no need to foot the bill for their airfares. Usually, paying for their hotel accommodation is enough.

Avoid Monsoon

If you wish to get married close to a beach, it is better to choose a date that avoids the monsoon season. Weather is highly unpredictable at that time and it will spoil all your wedding preparations.

Keeping these do’s and don’ts in mind will help you organize the best destination wedding in Goa.


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