How about being welcomed with Goan serenaders with goan folk music, or a going on a cruise with live goan band, followed by sumptuous dinner, or better still a rain dance with a DJ at a garden cafe!. Sun, sand and fun.. Get married at exclusive private beach resorts creating an exotic theme such as the Carnival Nite, Caribbean show or the Rastafarian event.
What is a typical theme wedding in Goa.
It is basically a wedding based entirely on Goan tradition and culture representing their fascinating life styles with music and dance.
Goan style, bolcao (Verandah) for the entrance, with welcome serenading music.
The stage will depict a Goan scene by the seaside with waves, palm trees, canoes and fish along with light effects.
Thatched roof with bamboo and weaved palm leaves - Goan hand made domestic articles like mud pots, coir mats, bamboo baskets, fishnets, fishing rod, oars and gasoline lanterns.
With blue and white fish net for the ceiling with boat shaped lanterns along with fish and shells cutouts. For the floor earthen pots, bamboo baskets, Goan houses with verandas, railings along with Goan characters.
The typical taverns, or the Pedro`s bar, with Goan characters.
The event area will be lit up to match the Goan ambience with special effects on the stage - dance floor and the entrance.
Is well designed with the best of selected Goan folk music songs & dances.
A display of traditional song cum dance, with Goan melodies on violin, guitar, tambourine and gumot to reciprocate the Goan folkdances. Dekhni, Kunbhi, Cotti Fugddi, Corridinho.
The Goan Folk musicians will keep the guests singing along and clapping along to the Goan beats and a master of ceremonies to keep the evening going.
The Venues in Goa are best suited for a gathering of 300 and more and are suitable for traditional Goan weddings. These venues are built with band stage, dance floor, space for buffet lay out etc. Power back ups, limited chairs and tables, standard lighting of the venue and a bar are included in the package.
The basic service providers like the Music/DJ, hard liquor/soft drinks, caterers etc.
Are available on hire.
Let us take a look at the various venues one can choose from:
Out Door Beach Venues
Beautiful beach side venues are perfect locations for dream weddings. These
venues are suitable for small and medium size gatherings. Different themes can be
implemented on these venues to project an exquisite set up for your wedding.
They are cost effective and flexible enough to carry out any of your creative ideas.
Permission from the Govt. is required to organize these types of weddings on the
beach. If you have a wedding planner, he could take care of this issue.
Beautiful Garden Venues
If you want a posh and formal wedding, then garden venues are best for
you. With different shades and lights on these venues, one can create an atmosphere of a fairyland. These venues generally belong to star hotels and are a bit
expensive. Food and drinks are taken care of by the professionals.
Indoor Wedding Venues
The cost of these wedding venues, like the garden venues are on the higher side.
Beautiful tables and chairs set up for the guests and exquisite bridal seating
arrangements are its major attraction. Indoor Venues are managed by Professionals. The main advantage of these venues is, weddings can go on till late night and there are no time restrictions for music.
Whether you choose a floral mandap at the lawns of a resort, or a floral mandap on the beach at sunset, make sure all the arrangements are made and have a dream wedding.
More about beach weddings, in the next issue.