A Big Fat Indian Wedding goes on for days and takes A LOT of organizing. Therefore, planning a wedding is often a very stressful time. Even more so if you don't live in India but are getting married there!
If you’re not holding your wedding at a luxury hotel that will handle the arrangements for you, it’s a very good idea to hire a wedding planner in India to oversee everything. You’ll find that the extra cost is well worth the time and frustration saved if you were to try and make the arrangements by yourself.
Not only will a wedding planner take care of all the necessities such as invitation and decorations, they'll facilitate the complex legal requirements as well.
There are a number of quality wedding planners in India to choose from. Commonly, they arrange beach weddings in Goa and palace weddings in Rajasthan. However, weddings in other destinations such as Kerala are also possible.
Some of the most popular wedding planners are:
Weddings and Dreams
One of the most renowned and well established wedding planners in India, Weddings and Dreams arrange elaborate weddings in Goa. Traditional Indian weddings, Goan Catholic weddings, and weddings for foreigners are all offered. Basic beach wedding packages start from just a few hundred dollars. Visit their website for downloadable brochures of weddings, wedding venues, and extras.
Wedding Planners Goa
Wedding Planners Goa organize smaller scale theme weddings in Goa for foreigners and Non Resident Indians.
Specialties Indian style weddings, beach weddings, and Christian weddings. Visit their website for photos and details of wedding packages.
Golden Aisle organizes small sized weddings for foreigners in Goa, including "no frills" sunset beach weddings (traditional or Indian style) with or without legal registration.
They offer a complete range of wedding services, including invitations and wedding outfits, and are flexible in putting together a package to meet client needs. Visit their website.
The acclaimed Regal Weddings specializes in organizing lavish weddings in palace locations throughout Rajasthan, as well as beach venues in Goa and Kerala. All sized weddings are catered for from two people, to large scale weddings. Locations include the magnificent Fort Fateh Garh in Udaipur, Devigarh Fort Palace near Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Gajner, and Samode Palace near Jaipur. Beach wedding packages start from $2,500. An extensive list of wedding packages and photos are available on their website.
Based in Mumbai, Marry Me Wedding Planners take care of the arrangements for weddings of all sizes and budgets, particularly in Mumbai and Goa but also across India. They cater for both foreigners and Indians, with weddings of all faiths and cultures. The initial consultation with Marry Me is free, then a professional planning fee is charged. The company also has a useful wedding blog in addition to their website.
Delhi-based L'amour Weddings are highly regarded for their destination and theme weddings.
They offer complete packages at affordable prices. The owner is a fashion designer by profession, so it's sure that your wedding will be spectacular, with great attention to detail. Give them your ideas, and they'll make your dream come true! Visit their website for more information.
Known for their innovative and amenable attitude, 3 Productions in Bangalore work with a wide range of people (including foreigners) to create the perfect wedding. The weddings that they plan aren't all traditional ones. They're very flexible and aren't restricted by cultural specifications. Their goal is to remove the stress and put the fun back into weddings. Visit their website.