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Destination Wedding in India

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My fiancé and I am planning on having a destination wedding in the Asia. I am from India and my fiancé is also from India.

Here are few items that we want for our weekend.
1. Function on the beach.
2. Fun activities like dance and more.
3.. Awesome party with great music
4.. We might have around 150 guests.

Do you have any suggestions? which places is suitable for destination wedding??

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    I assume you are open to destinations outside of India, because you say “Asia”. If so, your choices are mostly going to be limited only by the time of year you want to have the wedding, as some beach areas get heavy rain. So some thoughts are:

    Phuket/Krabi area of Thailand – winter months are driest and best. The JW Marriott Phuket or the JW Marriott Khao Lak both do lovely weddings and have beach venues, I think Khao Lak as the edge as their beach is wider. If you have the funds, the Amanpuri or the Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay would be good choices as well. But for Phuket/Krabi you have hundreds of choices, so do some searching.

    Koh Samui/Hua Hin area of Thailand – for this side of Thailand, summer months are better. The Four Seasons Koh Samui would be a great place to have a wedding, IMO.

    A website for a commercial wedding service in Thailand is at http://www.samuizazen.com/wedding.php
    I know nothing about it and whether it is reputable.

    The Maldives would be wonderful for a wedding, try either of the Four Seasons for a start, and then search others; there are many good hotels in the Maldives. Winter months are best as they are driest.

    Bali has many choices as well, winter months are rainy there, but they do not get the deluges that Thailand does, so even a December wedding should be OK.

    You might look at Hainan Island, the “Hawaii” of China, in particular the Sanya area which has many beach resorts with all the international chains represented. Driest time is the winter, but temps can be a little cool, look at weather websites to make sure you are OK.

    Australia would be fantastic for a beach wedding, IMO, you can look at Surfer’s Paradise and then places like Hayman Island.

    Sri Lanka would be a good place for a beach wedding, look in the Galle area especially where beaches are very lovely. There are many boutique hotels in this area that would be good choices. Or try the Amanwella hotel.

    Fiji or Tahiti would be quite lovely settings for a wedding. Again, lots of hotel choices.

    You may be able to have beach weddings on Sentosa Island in Singapore, check the Shangri-La Sentosa or the new W Hotel. Easy to get to from India.

    For India, I agree that Goa would be a good choice for a beach wedding. Kerala would be another. The beaches of Tamil Nadu is another thought. Again, some of this will depend on the time of year, as monsoon patters are different on each coast.

    If you want to be legally married in the country as well, look into requirements for this. You generally have to apply for a license and provide documents in the local language. For example, to be legally married in Thailand, you need to have your passport and a certified letter from the embassy stating that you wish to get married in Thailand. These documents, approved by your embassy, must be translated in Thai language and equally legalized in Bangkok by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You have to count between 5 and 7 days waiting period for these steps to be taken. So sometimes it is easier to have the legal marriage where you live, and then just have the party and perhaps a blessing ceremony in your destination.

    If you do decide to have the legal marriage take place outside your home country, I assume that a marriage which is legally performed in Thailand is recognized in India (that is the case for virtually all countries, except for same sex marriages which may not be recognized outside of the country in which they are performed), but you would want to make sure of this of course.

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