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.

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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.

 

Apart from the usual culture, heritage, and food tours, Sri Lanka has now become a great honeymoon destination as well. Newlyweds can enjoy the rich wildlife in the country during their romantic escape, while also admiring nature together.

Bentota – a beach getaway

If you are looking for some great coastal spots to visit during your honeymoon, particularly near Colombo, you can always choose the option ‘Bentota’. Your question of ‘where to stay in Colombo?’ is answered bygreat hotel options such as Cinnamon Red Colombo that is already popular among honeymooners.

Ella – filled with serenity

Ella is a mountain village in Sri Lanka that has wonderful cool weather. Honeymooners will just love gazing at the Ella Rock through the Ella Gap and other attractions such as the Ravana’s Cave will make their days blissful.

Kandy – a cultural atmosphere

Kandy is a beautiful ancient town surrounded by mountain ranges and it truly provides a very different vibe. During your days in Kandy, you may visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic as well as the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens.

Hikkaduwa – days by the waves

The adventurous couples out there can, of course, try some surfing together on the Hikkaduwa Beaches in Sri Lanka. It is a fun-filled experience that has some excitement too.

 

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Isurumuniya is a beautiful and enchanting Buddhist temple constructed in ancient times in the kingdom of Anuradhapura.

The Carving

Yasasuru, Lovers of Isurumuniya, CC BY-SA 4.0

One of the carvings that call a lot of attention is known as the Isurumuniya lovers and features a woman seated on the lap of a man, holding up a finger as if in admonishment.

Flawless and Beautiful

There are no flaws in the carving and it is carved entirely of one rock face. It is mentioned often in travel guides such as Truly Sri Lanka thanks to its uniqueness.

History

There may be a romantic story behind the carving as it is said to depict King Dutugemunu’s son Prince Saliya who fell in love with a low caste maiden named Asokamala and left the throne for her.

An Ardent Love

It is a love story that has survived for centuries depicted in a place considered holy to all Buddhists and draws visitors on their Sri Lanka sightseeing tours. Be sure to visit if you are in the area and take a picture of the lovers for yourself.

A honeymoon in Bali would be nothing short of a dream come true to a happy couple about to start their romantic new future together. Whether you are here for the first time or are a seasoned traveller, here is a list of unique things to add a little zing to your life.

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1. A Beachside Movie

Watch a romantic movie on the beach. It’s the perfect moonlit date out in the open cuddled together.

2. Horseback Riding

Go horseback riding at the Bali Equestrian Centre where its not just a circular track but offers various unique experiences like riding on the beach.

3. Make a Magical Wish

Make a wish on a magical tree. There is a 700-year-old Great Banyan tree in Gesung which is about 78 km away from any luxury boutique hotel in Seminyak Bali that is believed to be inhabited by tree spirits and locals believe that if one makes a wish on it, it will come true.

4. Ride a Helicopter

Explore beautiful Bali from the sky on a helicopter ride. You will see the land below in a whole other perspective and it will really colour your experience.

5. Sunset Dinner

Enjoy a sunset dinner on the beach. At Katamama, you can arrange for a private dinner after the two of you watch the sunset together and affirm your adoration of each other in the midst of nature’s beauty.

 

Thailand is a fabulous tourist destination, and if you’re looking to make Thailand the destination for your wedding, you need to get to planning. Here are a few tips to consider when planning a dream destination wedding.

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Selecting the setting

The atmosphere you want to set for your wedding is highly important. Are you looking at a beach wedding or something indoors? Once you decide this aspect, a lot of other things follow, but this is the very first step. Look up wedding venues in Bangkok, the likes of Chatirum Hotels & Residences, which will make the deciding process much easier.

A wedding planner

To ensure everything occurs way ahead of time so that you don’t have to fret about preparing during the very last minute, hire a wedding planner. They are the experts and know how to go about thins, especially in a land that you aren’t familiar with. This is a decision you won’t regret.

A Thai twist

The simple fact that you’re having your wedding in Thailand is amazing, however, to bring on a unique twist to things, add a Thai mix to it. It doesn’t really matter how you go about adding this twist, as far as you do. A Thai performance or Thai decor is enough to bring out the uniqueness of your wedding.

Food

The food plays a rather large role in any wedding, therefore ensure the menu at your wedding is something the guests look forward to. Thailand is a food haven, so you’re not bound to come across any issues in this regard.

 

 

 

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Koh Samui is one of the islands located off the east coast of Thailand and is perfect for those couples seeking the perfect romantic destination for their next couple get-away.

Where to stay

If you want to get the best of these islands, it is better to stay at a resort, Koh Samui has many exotic ones nestled between its beaches, so finding one to fit your budget and preference should not be an issue at all. AVANI+ Samui is one such leading resort with stylish villas and exquisite dining providing a one of a kind island experience for you and your partner.

Enjoy a sunset dinner by the beach

Enjoy blissful moments by the beach by watching the sunset and tasting a perfect meal prepared by authentic Thai chefs. Pair it with your favourite glass of wine to complete the most romantic get-away.

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Go on a couple cycling tour

Feel the cool breeze hit you as you take a cycling tour with your partner and discover the hidden treasures of this gorgeous island. There are special packages that included cycling guides who will lead the way on this one of a kind 4-hour cycling tour. View beautiful temples, rubber plantations and much more.

Go on a boat ride

Arrange for a boat ride for you and your loved one to go on. Set sail on the clear blue waters of Koh Samui and check out the many corals, sea anemones and tropical fish on your journey.

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Retaining a rare charm of another era, where traditional wooden houses stand alongside colonial mansions on ancient streets, Luang Prabang is considered to be a great wedding destination.

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The Atmosphere

Home to dozens of stunning temples clad in gold, Luang Prabang embodies a traditional yet timeless atmosphere; a magical setting perfect to celebrate your very own fairy-tale Laos wedding with your friends and family around you.

The Setting

Luang Prabang is home to a wide range of exquisite colonial villas and hotels such as AVANI+ Luang Prabang, which offers couples great wedding packages that cater to different budgets. Making inquiries and booking well advance is recommended.

The Logistics

If you wish to be cost-effective with your planning, choosing to book your wedding venue and other plans for the off-peak season would help you save up to 20-35% off your given rates. To save more consider booking your flights around 3-6 prior. This applies especially for ASEAN regions, since booking in advance is approximately 53% cheaper than doing so closer to the date.

Plan Minimally

Destination weddings can be quite expensive, but it also can be quite affordable if one goes about planning it correctly and minimally. Thinking long and hard about what will be crucial for the ceremony and keeping the guest list small will save you a couple hundred of dollars. Since destination weddings are all about the views, location and novel experience consider skipping the extravagant party favours and decorations.

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Escape to the ” City of Love” with its idyllic cobbled streets, intimate restaurants and seductive atmosphere, and discover romance all over again! Here are the top 4 must do things in Paris as a couple!

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Take in the Stunning Views from Atop the Eiffel Tower

Without doubt one of the most romantic spots in the world, the Eiffel Tower is a great place to kick off or end an unforgettable stay in Paris according to travel directories such as My Romantic Travel! To get the most out of the experience, avoid lines by buying tickets in advance and visiting at sunset!

A Spot of Romantic Shopping

No trip is complete with a spot of shopping! So, do make sure to pay a visit to the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees and Avenue Montaigne among others to shop for fine perfumes, exclusive designer items and more.

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Tuileries Garden Luftbild | Image Credit – dronepicr, CC BY 2.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Take a Stroll Among the Famous Tuileries Garden

Take a short break from the bustling streets of Paris, one of the most popular couple holiday destinations and get lost in the stunning vernal splendour of the famed Tuileries Garden with your significant other.

Dining at its Finest

The capital of fine dining, Paris is home to some world-famous Michelin star restaurants whose culinary delights will tantalize your taste buds! Or if you are after a more intimate experience, drop in at a charming Parisian bistro!

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The ‘together time’ you spend on your honeymoon is a special time and goes down as some of the golden memories of your married life together. Therefore, it’s up to you to make sure you pick the perfect honeymoon location for the perfect honeymoon vacation! Seychelles is quite popular among fellow romantics because of its gorgeous locations;

 

Beach Wedding

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Island romance

Talking about island romance, here are some of those islands that sound like the honeymoon paradise in romance novels! Praslin Island is well-known for Vallee de Mai where the coco de mer palms can be found. Having the highest mountain ranges in Seychelles, Mahe Island is bursting with remarkable scenery. What’s more, it is the location of the world’s smallest capital, Victoria! For fans of water sports, check out Fregate Island for snorkelling, scuba diving, and yachting.

Activities for the starry-eyed

Enjoy the wonderful outdoors of Seychelles, laze around on the beige sand in the heat of the sun. Head over to the beach together in the evening and watch as the ball of fire is swallowed up by the ocean causing the ocean to reflect a tinge of pink. Romantic indeed! Moreover, spoil yourselves with a rejuvenating tropical couple massage. Also, there is nothing dreamier than a walk in the Garden of Eden in Praslin Island.

Lovey-dovey places to visit

The Clock Tower (over 110 years old!) is a famed spot with travellers. It is common to take selfies with the tower when you visit. How about a lovely picnic? Parcel up your snacks and drinks and set out towards Mission Lodge Lookout. The place holds the scenic beauty of Mahe Island. Some of these locations are ideal for weddings in Seychelles too!

Shop till you drop

If you are accommodated in hotels like AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, set out together on s Seychelles shopping spree! Take back some gewgaws from Victoria Market from the small shops. Step into SEPNA Esplanade Craft kiosks for some souvenir shopping. These shops have things like colourful beachwear and dried fruits on sale.

 

 

 

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