Weddings in India are beautiful, often opulent and full of many interesting customs; therefore it’s no wonder that Indianswho live overseas as well as foreigners love to come to the country to exchange their wedding vows and celebrate wedding related events. Planning a wedding in India entails many a detail that is sometimes as complex and confusing as the different customs and traditions that are unique to each part of the country. But a little advance planning can help you plan the wedding of your dreams with spades of Indian glitz, glamour and romance. Here are a few basic things you need to keep in mind while planning a wedding in India to get you started:
Time of year: As gorgeous as the country is, the weather can sometimes be definitely but. You will have to check for weather conditions depending on which part of the country you plan to hold the wedding in, however the most popular time of year for wedding is between October and February when the weather is normally the most pleasant. December and January tend to be peak wedding months and you will have to do your bookings well in advance as things get really busy. Avoiding a wedding in the monsoons is best in areas that are hit heavy by rainfall.
The legalities: If you are thinking of having a civil ceremony in India too, please keep in mind that the different states in the country usually have different legalities and rules for registering your marriage. There are also varying procedures for Indian citizens, marriage between different nationalities and between different religions sometimes as well. The legal marriage procedure is generally a lengthy one and you will have to inquire ahead and figure out how long you will need and if it's possible for you.
Venue and destination options: One of the foremost things that come to mind when planning a wedding in India is the wealth of destination options available. If you aren't planning your wedding depending on where family is based, India has plenty of lovely locales across the country for your nuptials. From the beaches in Goa, palaces in Rajasthan, bustling metros like Mumbai and Delhi and the backwaters in Kerala to vine covered hills, small hamlets and tons of scenic towns.There are also plenty of venue options from grand five star hotels to smaller boutique properties; make sure you check for their wedding packages and all the services they may offer for your event.
Your timeline: Do give yourself a reasonable wedding planning timeline to plan a marriage in India. Especially during the peak season, venues fill up fast and bookings become impossible for popular caterers, decorators etc. Start your research well in advance and set your dates accordingly.
Since it’s tough to coordinate, arrange for and even get all the required information when you are far away hiring a wedding planner is your best bet. A professional wedding planner can greatly ease all wedding preparation woes that come with long distance planning.
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