Goa is not just a destination for your vacation now. It is now becoming one of the exotic places in India for a wedding. Yes, beach weddings are not just a Bali thing anymore! Goa is topping the charts for perfect locations for destination weddings in India and to add an extra touch to your paradisiacal celebration, the view of the sunset or sunrise at the beach in Goa is all you could wish for. You can book beachside resorts or a venue with the sea view for your beach wedding in Goa.
The cost, however, depends according to the resort, nearby beach and the number of guests. If you invite 100 guests, they can be accommodated on double occupancy sharing which would total upto 50 rooms. On an average, a wedding celebration lasts for about 3 days and 2 nights and the guests would checkout on the morning of the third day after celebrating the mehndi and sangeet ceremony on the first day followed by the wedding and reception on the next. The cost per person would come out to be INR 13,000 to INR 20,000 per person if you wish to choose a 5-star hotel or resort. So, the total cost for the accommodation for 100 guests would be INR 13 lakhs to INR 20 Lakhs (excluding taxes). If you wish to choose luxurious hotels like The Leela, Taj or Hyatt, for your destination wedding in Goa the cost would obviously shoot up.
Since the celebrations are not limited to just that, there is more you need to add to your budget. The rest of the costs you need to incur are that of the wedding arrangements. Most of the expenses, other than the venue, are that of the decorations. Floral decorations, lighting, candles, table decoration, stage decoration, etc. all come under the same room. For both the events, the mehndi and the wedding followed by reception at the beach, the total cost would fall in between INR 6 Lakhs to INR 20 Lakhs depending how detailed you want things to be in your destination wedding in Goa.
Next comes entertainment. Depending on whom you choose, a DJ or a live band, the cost differs from artist to artist. On an average, it could cost you INR 1 to 2 Lakhs. Also, you cannot forget to get clicked by photographer on your special day. A professional photographer would cost you INR 2 Lakhs to INR 4 Lakhs for covering a 2-day event and same goes for cinematography.
For a bride, it’s important to look perfect on her special day and a stylist and a make-up artist is there to make that happen. It is suggested to keep around INR 1-2 Lakhs aside for the same. You might also like to keep an extra 1-2 Lakhs aside for miscellaneous expenses such as wedding cake, fireworks, henna artist, etc.
So, a beach wedding in Goa might cost you more than you think. It would be much easier if you hire a professional wedding planner in Goa to help you create a budget that would suit the best to your pocket and still get the things done as you wish them to.