For Indians, weddings mean loud, pompous, extravagant events. In spite of the cultural diversity in India, the wedding paraphernalia has been the same across all cultures. But times are a-changing. Contemporary Indians are thinking out of the box. They want to organise a wedding ceremony that will be the talk of the family for the rest of their lives. And with increasing expenditure power and with growing awareness, destination weddings are becoming quite common now—they are as different as it can get and a hell lot of fun as well. And why not? An all expense paid trip with friends and family, with a wedding ceremony thrown in between. Who wouldn’t love that?
Weddings can become truly fantastical when organized in magical places like sea beaches or hilltops—imagine doing your wedding vows against the backdrop of a romantic sunset. Such a setting can be a photographer’s delight and your wedding album will just be filled with breathtaking snaps.
India has a lot of exotic places where destination weddings are becoming common—Goa, for instance, along with the royal palaces in Rajasthan and Hyderabad. Mussorie and other hill stations offer great landscapes for the various wedding rituals. Just decide on the time of your wedding and select a place according to the season. These tourist locations offer great accommodations and other facilities to woo your guests.
But wedding destinations also need a lot of planning and arrangements and again it is better to leave the reins to some experienced wedding planner so that all the ceremonies and the trip gets executed without any glitches. Such organisations that arrange destination weddings abound now what with the growing popularity of the concept.
So, it is time to say Bon Voyage and not just ‘Have a happy married life’.