• Louise Remedios

TOP TRENDS IN 2021 TO WATCH FOR WHEN WEDDING PLANNING IN GOA

Updated: Apr 12

2020 was a bummer for the wedding world, but this year is looking up. Lots of things about your destination wedding in Goa might not be as you’d planned it when you first dreamed of a celebration. But let’s roll with the times! Here are a few trends we think will either catch on or stay on in 2021, so don’t forget to factor them into your wedding planning in Goa.


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We love that destination weddings in Goa are likely to be more relaxed than before. With more focus on keeping it to family and loved ones rather than long-forgotten schoolmates, there’s less pressure to go formal. You could see more outdoor lounge furniture, intimate weddings at forts or old Goan homes, and possibly more brunches for family events like sangeets.

Picture Credits - Siddhivinayak Events, Goa

Picture Credits -Vogue Luxury Weddings Global

Picture Credits - KV Designs & Decor


HERE'S MY NUMBER, ZOOM ME MAYBE!

Last year, many couples had to contend with their destination wedding in Goa turning into a virtual celebration. We’ve thankfully gone past that, but the live streaming has caught on. It’s perfect for those who can’t attend your big day for various reasons and allows them to still be part of it. It could be your favourite cousin who’s too late in her pregnancy to travel or a close relative who’s too old to fly. Just remember to get a good wedding planner in Goa to organise the tech so they can still be part of the fun!

Picture Credits - Castle Rock Events


GO THE DISTANCE WITH WEDDING GETAWAYS

More couples want their smaller guest list close for the entire duration of the wedding celebrations. And with weddings downsized to just 2-3 main events, a quick getaway to a gorgeous destination is the ideal answer. Add in discounted return fares from airlines and you’ll be married in a flash over the weekend at your destination wedding in Goa.

Picture credits - Cidade de Goa, IHCL SeleQtions

Picture Credits - Pataka Events


SOAP. LATHER. RINSE. REPEAT.

Unfortunately, sanitiser stations aren’t going away for a while. And it’s probably for the best. Make sure you include this in your wedding planning in Goa - try personalised masks, sanitisers at welcome stations, or as part of helpful hampers, wedding favours or even thambulams.

Picture Credits - Bride & More


TAKE A STEP CLOSER TO YOUR SUNSET

The World Health Organisation still recommends choosing outdoor venues over indoor spaces - or at the very least, a well-ventilated indoor area. Wedding venues in Goa tend to mainly be outdoors, so you’re in luck. You don’t have to consider only beach-side locales. Outdoor lawns, centuries-old forts and the gardens of ancestral homes also make great wedding venues in Goa.

Picture Credits - Crosscraft

Picture Credits - Casa Britona


TIME TO BREAK OUT THOSE MOVES

Remember how 2020 was all about being under the covers, Instagram wormholes and movie binges? Guests are looking forward to letting their hair down and doing a bit of dancing after being cooped up indoors for so many months. Give them what they deserve! So don’t skimp on the entertainment and find bands, DJs, heck even fire dancers and jugglers that will click with your crowd. A good Goa wedding planner will have the low-down on the best entertainers on offer.

Picture Credits - DJ Dwayne Figueiredo(A.N.D)


PRE & POST-WEDDING PHOTO SHOOTS ONLY A CLICK AWAY

Images are a great way to get people to feel more involved in your destination wedding in Goa. Events like rokas and engagements have been downsized so photographs are a way for extended family or not-so-close friends to be ‘part’ of it. Many couples took advantage of lock-down weddings to go all-out on pre- or post-wedding photo shoots. We feel that trend will stick on through 2021.

Picture Credits - Crishnaa माधवी Studios

Picture Credits - Reynold Weddings, Goa

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