Posted 30 May 2022

Wedding destinations that will have you say “I do”

Be it the experience in person or the memory of the resonating wedding words “I do”, we all want it to be the most special feeling of our lives. And to add charm to the entire idea of getting married, the concept of a destination wedding is winning hearts among couples these days. When it comes to the colourful decor and flowery entrance with bright lights all around, that’s when a dreamy wedding idea takes place. From the lively “Sangeet ceremony” to a classy reception, the wedding for sure needs week-long planning.

The destinations listed below are among the topmost beautiful places ideal for destination weddings.

1. Udaipur, India

Udaipur, also known as the “City of Lakes” is often referred to as the most romantic spot in India and it cannot be any more perfect for your destination wedding. This charming city not only boasts of beautiful lakes but is also home to some of the most popular and well-designed forts and palaces. A wedding, planned in front of a uniquely built palace with majestic chandeliers will leave you awe-struck. When you want your wedding in style and pretty traditional along with breath-taking views of lakes and palaces, then this city comes at the top in the list of the best dreamy wedding destinations. Moreover, if you are looking for a good place to stay and welcome your guests, then there are some popular hotels with great services and facilities. A few of them are Amet Haveli, Taj Lake Palace, Udai Kothi and Madri Haveli.

All of these retreats come with picturesque views of lakes and natural surroundings. Also, if authentic crafts and traditional pieces grab your attention, then you can visit these famous markets with your friends and family to spend some quality time before the wedding eve. To experience the best of Udaipur’s handicrafts, here are some of the markets known for traditional pieces like Bada Bazaar, Sadhna Emporium, Hathi Pol Bazaar, Chetak Circle – Craft Galore, Bapu Bazaar, Clock Tower - The shopping district, Maldas Street, Swarnakar Art & Crafts, Ghanta Ghar Bazaar and Rajasthali which is known to be among the best shopping places in the city. It offers you a wide range of handicrafts from precious stones and textiles to furniture and cloth materials. In addition, one can also try some mouth-watering local dishes that are popular among tourists. A few of them are Dal bati churma, Dal kachori, Pyaaz kachori, Ker Sangri, Mawa kachori and Mirchi bada.

2. Goa, India

This forever lively and bustling destination is not only a well-known tourist place but is also a perfect wedding destination. Goa is the smallest state in India. From the unique 17th-Century churches and forts to tropical spice plantations and popular beaches with picturesque views, the state sums it all. If you are planning for your wedding at this place, then this surely is a great choice as an open-air resort at a beachside with fresh orchid decor and pretty little lights that will turn your dreams into reality. Above all, be it a destination wedding, a bachelor’s party or a summer vacation spot, you can pull it all with style in Goa.

While you are there for your wedding, you might want to go for some shopping as the state boasts of some of the famous street markets such as Anjuna Flea Market, Taleigao Market, the Saturday Night Market, Tibetan Market and Margao. From apparel and footwear to jewellery and handbags, you can find it all in these markets. Shopping can also be a great way for you to spend some quality time with your family. Also, you can try some local dishes of the state that are famous among the tourists such as Goan fish curry, Goan pork vindaloo, Sorpotel, Chicken xacuti, Feijoada, Sorak, Samarachi kodi, Prawns Xeque Xeque, Patolea, Fish recheado, Goan khatkhate, Sanas and Kulkul.

You can enjoy these dishes sitting along a beachside when the cool summer breeze hits your hair as you are listening to the sound of waves. In addition, Goa is a perfect place for your pre-wedding photoshoots as it comes with beautiful locations and scenic views. From seashores to churches you can get the best pictures that you will cherish lifelong. Moreover, if you are looking for some resorts and hotels where you can make a stay for yourself and your guests, then there are some well-known retreats that you can consider like Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, Beleza by the Beach, Panjim Inn and Shanti Morada.

3. Prague, Europe

Set on the banks of River Vltava, Prague is a city of bridges with scenic views and uniquely built forts and castles. It is known as the “Hidden Gem of Europe”. The lively city has a rich heritage and culture. Planning your wedding in this city can be a great decision as it boasts of some beautiful and popular locations that can up your decor game. A few of the amazing locations include the Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Prague Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral and several Gothic churches with unique designs.

Be it your wedding eve or the days before the eve when you are busy in your pre-wedding photoshoots, you can spend the best of your time in the city. While you are in the city there some local dishes that you must try such as Kulajda, Zelnacka, Bramboraky, Tatarak, Chlebicky, Prazska sunka & maso, and Pecena kachna se zelim. You can also visit some of the famous restaurants like Ichnusa Botega Bistro, La Bottega Bistroteka, Kalina and Sasazu. In addition, you can also experience the fashion trend and culture of the city at these popular street markets like Rony Plesl Studio, Shakespeare and Sons, Anatolia Food Market, the French Market, Manni Mini Market and Penny Market.

If you are looking for some well-known hotels where you can stay and enjoy your events, then, there are a few popular and well-maintained retreats such as Hotel Golden Crown, Grandior Hotel Prague, Gorgeous Prague Rooms and Grandium Hotel Prague. You can also plan your wedding or other traditional ceremonies at one of these hotels. Moreover, if you want to spend some quality time with your family before the wedding day, then there are some tourist attractions in the city that are a must-visit such as The Dancing House, The Powder Tower, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, The Clementinum & the National Library, Josefov: The Jewish Quarter, Prague Zoo, The Petrin Lookout Tower, The Strahov Monastery and Library and the Lennon Wall.

4. Paris, France

What else could be a perfect destination for your wedding than the city which is popularly known as the “City of Love”? Paris is not only among the top tourist destinations but is also an ideal wedding destination. You can make that long-awaited promise in front of your would-be better half beneath the stunning skyline views and city lights. This city will turn your dreamy idea of a wedding into a beautiful reality. It boasts of the most famous tourist spot in the world, Eiffel Tower that has witnessed thousands of tourists every year. Besides the Eiffel Tower, there are some more popular locations in the city such as the Louvre Museum, Cathédrale Notre De Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Disneyland Paris, Palais Garnier, Les Invalides, and Seine Cruise.

These are some of the well-known tourist attractions where you can visit with your friends, family or fiancé to spend some quality time before your big day. Also, you can try some of the local dishes that are famous among the tourists such as croissants, French cheese burgers, oysters, baguettes, macarons, falafel, couscous, duck confit and steak frites. Moreover, if you are looking for some cafes and restaurants where you can taste mouth-watering cuisines and exotic beverages, then you must visit these restaurants, namely Big Love Café, Au Chat Noir, Carette and Chez Andre. In addition to this, you want to experience the culture of the city you can visit these local markets of the city like Saint Germain (fashion, décor, artwork & food outlets), Rue Du Commerce (cafes, bakeries, beauty products & food stalls) and Carrousel du Louvre (famous for luxury shopping, consists of big brands such as Apple, Bose & Swatch).

If you are looking for some perfect hotels to make your stay comfy and convenient, then here are some of the famous retreats that provide the best of services and facilities. The popular hotels in the city include Okko Hotels Paris Porte De Versailles, Motel One Paris Porte Doree, Mercure Paris 17 Batignolles and Urban Bivouac Hotel. To get the best of the city’s nightlife, here are some of the top known clubs and bars like Tape bar, Le Batofar, Barrio Latino bar, Wanderlust club, La Maroquinerie, and Jazz Café Montparnasse. You can check into some of these most amazing and popular bars and clubs of the city and celebrate your bachelor’s party just before your wedding day.

Conclusion

A wedding planned at one of these destinations mentioned above will surely leave you with the best of memories and pictures that you will cherish lifelong. Whether it’s about the traditional ceremonies or the pre-wedding shoots, these places will make a big place in your heart.

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