• Louise Remedios

GETTING MARRIED BY THE BEACH? 6 IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR WEDDING IN GOA FRESH!

Seaside weddings with azure oceans and sandy shores look incredibly dreamy in photos. With the summer upon us, this could be the ideal time for your destination wedding in Goa.


And while beach weddings in Goa have been done before, there’s no reason for yours to follow a cookie-cutter approach. We’ve got a few ideas on how you can make yours different from any you’ve attended before.


TAKE AN E-BIKE RIDE

Get some time to yourselves before you say ‘I do’. Explore the neighbourhood or a nearby village with an adventurous tour on smart battery-powered bicycles that take the effort out of climbing the numerous slopes that abound across the state. Many five-star wedding venues in Goa are located in picturesque coastal villages. This is one way to escape the hubbub of wedding activities and catch some quality time with boo.


WEAR THE PANTS!

You can choose any kind of wedding wear for your big day, but the sand can be persistent. It’s a good idea to opt for pants on this occasion. Think well-cut palazzos, which are roomy and airy for that hot sultry weather, but also chic and classy. Try a light colour and pair them with an embellished kurta, shirt, blouse, or crop top for that refined look.


If you want something a little more traditional, try dhoti pants which are equally comfortable but also edgy and fun. Choose eye-popping colours so you stand out from the crowd.


LEARN THE RULES

There are local rules to every beach party and it’s wise to know them before kicking off your beachside destination wedding in Goa. Drinking alcohol in public areas in Goa is illegal and a permit is required to host a party on the beach.


To ensure local residents are not disturbed, there are sound restrictions on open-air events, and for the protection of endangered turtles, some beaches completely prohibit loud music and bright lights. Consideration towards local residents and wildlife will bring tons of positive vibes your way!


BEACHY BRIDESMAIDS

Get your bridesmaids in on the fun. Choose colourful tones for their outfits so they stand out against the nude sand. If you prefer blending in, go with softer colours like blush in beachy off-shoulder designs for a chic, yet casual look. Keep hair and make-up in mind too when wedding planning in Goa by the beach. Think loose waves with glittery accessories and subtle make-up.


FLIP FLOPS FOR ALL

You don’t want to break an ankle if your stiletto suddenly dips into the unstable softness. Block heels work best in the sand. Or, fancy flip-flops. Think about customising your chosen footwear for your destination wedding in Goa with flowers, ribbons, or sequins. There are dozens of artists crafting unique bridal accessories in Goa who will be happy to help. For your guests, keep a stash of flip-flops in varying sizes near the dance floor so they can kick off their shoes and show you their moves!


LIGHTHOUSE LOVE

Goa’s lighthouses have an incredible history and boast equally incredible views. Get a post-wedding photoshoot done at one of the state’s many beautiful lighthouses. You’ll have gorgeous romantic images that complement those of your fun beachside destination wedding in Goa.

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