How about planning your wedding with a pristine Andaman beach as the backdrop. Be among the few who have a dream destination wedding in Andaman
Most couples think of Andaman during their wedding planning as a great choice for a honeymoon destination. But not many have thought of visiting the islands for a destination wedding. Most people are apprehensive on how the arrangements will work out, the logistics and the costing.
Let’s give a quick overview on how you can plan a beautiful destination wedding in Andaman
Have a tight guest list
Indian weddings are known to attract relatives from far and wide often resulting in hundreds if not thousands attending one. After all it is a joyous occasion with almost a week of festivities and lots of photo opportunities. Destination weddings have a bigger draw as most people will want to club their own vacations along with attending the ceremony.
Given the travel, the stay arrangements and logistics, it is best to limit your guest list to 50-70 guests. This in itself will be the first challenge you’ll face on who to keep on the list and who to eliminate. From school BFFs to workplace bosses to close relatives will quickly take up positions in the list and you’ll have to grapple a lot on manoeuvring this list.
The most efficient solution is to have a reception in your home city so that everyone who missed the destination weeding still gets to be a part of the celebrations.
Have a themed invite
With a guest list as short as 60, you can try innovative ideas with your invitations including sending one in a bottle filled with some sand and sea shells.
Many couples also create a one-page wed-site with details of the venue, travel details and gift wish lists. All of these too can have a beach theme which adds to a great build up for a destination wedding.
Picking the right venue
If you have an Andaman wedding in mind, you would have pictured standing on a pristine beach with the sea in the background. There are a number of beaches in Andaman which can act as this backdrop. You may have to factor in varying costs depending on the beach you choose.
Havelock with a few pristine beaches in its fold is a great choice for a destination wedding is Andaman. It is everything you imagined – a wedding at the beach, a small and sweet intimate ceremony and party afterwards.
Another option is to plan for a beach close to Port Blair. Port Blair is the capital city and is more accessible than other locations. It also has most amenities that come handy during last minute arrangements.
Choosing the right date
Avoid choosing any dates around the monsoons in Andaman. The Indian monsoon arrives early in May here and lasts for a good few months. There are some pockets where Andaman has experienced hurricanes and stormy weather. While the weather can’t be predicted six months in advance, it’ll be great to have a back up plan at the venue just in case there is a climate calamity.
For example, if your wedding venue on the beach is attached to a nearby hotel, you have have the hotel venue decorated on a standby.
Making your stay, food, venue and other arrangements
One of the key reasons to a curb the guest list is because you’ll want all your incoming guests to stay in the same venue which makes it easier to attend to them. You can pick a hotel with rooms that can accommodate most guests so that the hospitality is uniform and it is easier to manage.
As you may expect, finding an entire hotel for particular dates is not an easy proposition. But it can be done if you plan well in advance.
You are likely to get a good variety on food here catered in the islands itself. Sea food is of course a highlight and is recommended if you have guests that consume it.
The decor for the destination can be arranged locally. If you are using fresh flowers, it’ll be mostly among the limited ones found on the islands. Hair and make-up experts are available locally, so are mehandi artists, photographers and priests. Just have a checklist handy to ensure you are ticking things off it once the arrangements are done.
After the wedding – for you
Being in one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world, it only makes sense that you escape the guests after the wedding and head out to a nice beach hotel to spend some quite quality time with each other. Along with that, you can also consider taking a honeymoon package which can be a good mix of sight seeing and relaxation. After 5-6 days, you’ll be relaxed and ready to get back for your reception.
After the wedding – for your family and guests
After travelling until Andaman, there won’t be a single guest who won’t want to explore the magic of Andaman. Depending on their requirements, we can easily arrange for a group tour or tour catering individual tastes. From natural wonders to sites with interesting history, there is a lot to see and not a minute to miss.
You’ll need to get the requisite permissions before planning a beach wedding. It’s always good to take the time to understand the requirements and have someone reliable here who can ensure that the ground work is done.
If you want to plan a destination wedding in Andaman, the first thing to do is drop an inquiry here. As a leading event management expert in Andaman, we will soon connect with you to understand your requirements and help you plan a dream wedding.