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Weddings are the result of years and years of hard work, planning, and enthusiasm put together. It is everyone’s ultimate dream to have the perfect wedding. If a dreamy wedding by the sea is what you have in mind, here is a checklist for beach weddings to make it easy for you.

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First things first!

If you’re planning a beach wedding, choose a theme that suits a beach vibe. Essentials first, get your wedding rings, vows, outfits, and the guest list ready. The outfits must match the wedding theme, of course! These require much time to finalize, so plan well in advance. Make sure both the bride and groom are on the same page about the final decision to avoid any hassle!

The venue is everything!

A wedding will never look right in the wrong place. If you want the perfect beach wedding in Malaysia, resort such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa would be a great option to consider. With the breathtaking ocean views and the summer vibes, along with the right decorations in place, the chosen venue will look out of this world. It is important to make sure to decorate the venue while sticking to your wedding theme.

Wedding Vendors

If the food, music, lighting, and decorations are to be outsourced, find the best and the most reasonably priced vendors for you. The vendors play a major role in a wedding by carrying out their delegated tasks so that you don’t have to worry about it. As a final note, do not forget to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations while planning the wedding and on the wedding day!

Wedding

Planning a destination wedding is riddled with challenges. There are so many things you need to get right. Sri Lanka is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world, and it’s now become a dream wedding destination as well. If you are trying to host your wedding here, follow this brief guide to get things started.

Book your venue

Don’t leave things until the last minute. Booking your venue is the first thing you need to do. Start looking for a venue and make comparisons and choose the best venue for your wedding.

Choose the wedding package

Details are everything. After your venue is chosen and invitations are sent to the guests, now you need to focus on the food, the timetable, the décor, and the music. While you can do all this by yourself, it’s better to hire a wedding planner.

Sort out the transport

Wedding Sri Lanka
Wedding Sri Lanka | Image via Malkey Rent a Car

Have you thought about how you are going to get around? If you haven’t, now it’s time for you to think about it. You can hire wedding cars in Sri Lanka as well as regular vehicles for you to travel around the country. There are many rental companies, and one is Malkey Rent a Car.

Arriving in Sri Lanka

Travel to Sri Lanka a few days early – the earlier the better. All the final details need sorting through, and you need time to meet up with your wedding planner, check the venue, and taste the food.

Maldives

The Maldives boasts world-class resorts on private islands, crystal clear water with powdered sandy beaches, natural attractions, mouth-watering food, and so much more. This makes the romantic paradise the ideal location for couples who wish to spend their honeymoon in peace. Keep these important points in mind when planning your honeymoon trip to the Maldives to enjoy an extraordinary getaway.

Plan Your Honeymoon Getaway in Advance

It is always better to plan your vacation as early as possible to avoid disappointments. As the Maldives is very popular amongst honeymoon couples, the best rooms in many island resorts often get reserved in advance. So, start your search for world-class Maldives beach hotels early to enjoy a worry-free journey.

Pick the Ideal Island Resort

The Maldives is home to about 1200 islands – some of which host luxury beach resorts like Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives. As more new resorts keep opening each year, you will need some time to research and choose the best accommodation that suits your needs. Many resorts are located on private islands that allow you to experience a luxurious honeymoon in seclusion.

Decide the Best Time To Visit

Romantic Dinners
Romantic Dinners in Maldives – Image by weyang via Pixabay

Travelling to the Maldives during the summer would be ideal. Look forward to being bathed in sunshine as you rest on the immaculate beach next to the azure ocean with your loved ones. Consider December to March, the best time to visit the Maldives.

Choose an All-Inclusive Vacation Package

There are many packages to choose from at different Maldives resorts. If you go for an all-inclusive package, you and your partner can benefit from everything beyond accommodation like snacks, drinks, and entertainment to share a once-in-a-lifetime luxury vacation.

 

 

Poruwa Ceremony

Traditional Sri Lankan weddings are quite a grand affair and in no way is it easy to prepare for. Nonetheless, the locals take great care in the details from the best time to begin the ceremony to the luxurious looking attire.

Nekatha

This is the Sinhala term for an auspicious time. The horoscopes of the bride and groom are examined by an astrologer and the best date and time is selected for the wedding. This special day is said to bring blessings for the couple.

The Poruwa Ceremony

This is the part where the immediate family of the bride and groom along with the astrologer shower their blessings upon the couple. It is usually held at Kandy wedding hotels the likes of Hotel Topaz or event halls in other locations.

Traditional wedding outfits

Wedding Outfits
Wedding Outfits | Img via Hotel Topaz Kandy

The bride and groom dress in truly royal fashion when it comes to a Buddhist wedding in Sri Lanka. The bride is dressed in a white Kandyan saree adorned in gold sequins and beads. They also wear heavy jewellery. The groom too wears a grand kit which consists of a sarong, a jewelled cap, jacket and shoes.

Homecoming ceremony

A few days after the wedding, the groom’s family welcomes to bride home. At the poruwa ceremony, the groom’s mother gifts’ the bride a red saree which she will wear for the homecoming ceremony.

 

Dhoni Ride

When planning your honeymoon in the Maldives, you could include many romantic and enjoyable things to do that will make your experience delightful and unforgettable.

Secluded island stays

In the Maldives, while you have the chance to stay at island resorts, some offer even greater privacy; properties like Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives have an additional and exclusive adults-only island too where couples can enjoy sublime seclusion, stay at a luxurious beach bungalow and wine and dine amidst enchanting ocean vistas.

Spa treatments

spa Treatments
spa Treatments | Image via Unsplash

Enjoying relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments would be another great experience to add to your Maldives honeymoon. Certain all inclusive hotels in Maldives feature double rooms at the spa where couples can enjoy holistic healing rituals together be it massages or traditional Asian therapies delivered by skilled therapists.

Sandbank picnic

Another great romantic experience that you could enjoy in the Maldives would be a picnic on the pristine sands of a secluded sandbank. During one of these picnics, you could enjoy quality time with your life partner and discuss your new life together whilst taking in the sight of the gleaming ocean and sipping a refreshing beverage.

Dhoni ride at sunset

For a genuine local experience in the Maldives, take a ride in a dhoni, a traditional sailing vessel, with your loved one. On one of these excursions, you will head out into the expanses of the Indian Ocean, providing you with the opportunity to admire the stunning natural scenery and the sight of a majestic tropical sunset.

Maldives Wedding

If your plan for your big day involves sand, water, and sun, you have already agreed to make a remarkable difference. There are some special aspects to focus on when you are planning a beach wedding.

Attire considerations

If it’s a beach wedding, you should say no to heels. You may wear sandals, wedges or even choose to remain barefooted. About the dress, be mindful when you are selecting the material of your dress. It should make you comfortable.

Dress codes for guests

Let the guests know in advance that it’d be a beach wedding. If you are giving away invitation cards, you may also mention the dress code as casual or semi-formal.

The setting

Hotels such as Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa offer the perfect settings for beach weddings in Malaysia. Since there’s enough space, the wedding planner can even include fun games and activities to do during the ceremony.

The preparations

Beach Weddings
Beach wedding | Image via Unsplash

Do not forget to double-check the audio set up before the wedding. If you are hiring a DJ, make sure he comes with a mic. Beach weddings often get disturbed by the winds, so having a good sound system is important.

 

Beach Wedding

If you are looking for a romantic destination to sweep that special someone off their feet, your search is at an end; here’s why the Maldives is ideal for another chapter of your love story!

Celebrate a Beach Wedding

Romantic Wedding
Romantic Wedding | Image via Unsplash

Wind-swept romance and a ceremony on the beach with a petal-strewn aisle of sand awaits at a magical beach wedding in Maldives! Island resorts offer special packages for couples looking to tie the knot or renew their vows and can include a ceremonial pavilion, traditional Bodu Beru drummers, wedding cake and more.

Indulge in Spa Treatments

spa treatments
spa treatments | Image via Unsplash

For something truly relaxing and rejuvenating you can look forward to enjoying spa bliss together from massages to full body therapies that combine Maldivian traditions with modern healing techniques. Some resorts offer unique settings too like Huvafen Fushi Maldives with its underwater treatment rooms for couples!

Embark on a Dhoni Cruise

A dhoni is a traditional boat and certain resorts have modified such vessels ideal for romantic cruises with a private crew to take care of your needs. You can catch a gorgeous sunset or spend time stargazing while sharing wine or champagne and even spend a night aboard, dreaming amidst the rhythmic songs of the sea.

Enjoy Romantic Dining

There are plenty of idyllic backdrops in which to enjoy an intimate meal with the one you love. Private dinners on the beach or by the pool overlooking the Indian Ocean are not to be missed; for something different, you can savour dinner on a secluded sandbank for two or aboard a dhoni as you sail into the horizon.

Explore a paradise with your loved one!

Choose to travel to Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean with your soul mate. Engage in some breath-taking and unforgettable experiences and collect beautiful memories together.

Enjoying the beaches

Sri Lanka has many exciting beaches that are great for couples. Beaches in Trincomalee, Mirissa, Kalutara, and Weligama are full of scenic beauty and tranquillity. You may also engage in water sports if you wish to.

Other romantic destinations

Kandy located in the Central Hill Country is also a great destination for couples. The city is full of charm and is home to some of the best hotels in Sri Lanka. Ella, Bandarawela, and Nuwara Eliya are also some other romantic destinations in the country.

Top activities for couples

In addition to visiting the ancient temples and shrines in Sri Lanka, there’s a lot more a couple can try out. Whale-watching rides, enjoying the Colombo nightlife and wildlife safaris are just a few of them.

Image via Araliya Hotels & Resorts

Staying in Sri Lanka

Leading hotel chains such as Araliya Hotels & Resorts offer world-class accommodation facilities throughout Sri Lanka. They also have great honeymoon packages on offer exclusively for love birds.

Planning the perfect Chinese wedding is just like any other wedding, there is so much to do and not enough time to keep track of it all. So, we have made a list and divided it by the number of months in a countdown to your wedding. Let’s take a look.

1. 6-12 Months Until the Day

Have a meeting with your parents and the parents of your partner. You can start discussing the plans for the wedding in sweeping strokes. Book your stylist, hire a wedding planner and consider where you hope to hold the wedding, for example, a popular choice is Xi An China. Hotels in this city are popular for weddings and some of them, like Grand Park Xian, will be more than happy to arrange a wedding planner for you.

2. 4-5 Months Until the Day

Finalise your guest list now and also go shopping for your wedding dress or tux. Select the outfits for your wedding party. Book your wedding car, florist, wedding entertainment, shop for your wedding bands and start planning your honeymoon.

3. 2-3 Months Until the Day

Plan the itinerary as well as religious ceremonies etc. Do a hair and makeup trial, this is a great time to book a photographer as well. The bride’s family should prepare the Jia Zhuang and the groom’s family should prepare the guo da li. Send out your invitations.

4. 1 Month Until the Day

Divide your responsibilities between the organisers, confirm your wedding programme with the hotel, caterers and musicians.

Grand Park Xian
Wedding Venues| Img via Grand Park Xian

 

Thailand Bangkok

Bangkok has become one of the most popular destinations to visit, especially for couples. So, if you’re looking to have a romantic time here in Thailand’s capital, here’s how to do it.

A Romantic Cruise

A romantic cruise along the river with your special someone can be the perfect way to start off your romantic getaway in Bangkok. The Chao Praya river is ideal for this. Gaze at the picturesque sights Bangkok has to offer as you taste traditional Thai cuisine on-deck.

Dinner for Two

No romantic escapade is complete without an intimate dinner for two. There are plenty of options for restaurants in Bangkok, from quaint cafes to 5-star hotels, such as the Chatrium Residence Riverside Bangkok. Great dining options can even be found at establishments which normally supply event facilities. Bangkok is simply full of romantic dinner spots – it’s up to you to choose one.

Learning Together

What better way to solidify a relationship than by learning a few new skills together! Well, that’s exactly what you can do at the Blue Elephant. Widely regarded as one of the best cooking classes in Bangkok, the establishment offers private sessions for couples.

Relax as a Couple

Indulge in a relaxing time together at a couple’s spa in Bangkok. You can treat yourselves to centuries-old healing rituals that’ll help alleviate stress, relax your body and even set your mind at ease.

 

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