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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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

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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.

An event such as your wedding is to be taken seriously. Most people choose a different country or city. As it so happens, Chiang Mai has started to pop up in almost every article and magazine as an ideal location.

What different types of venues do you get in Chiang Mai?

There are places that are kin to Anantara Chiang Mai Resort as well as bar-wedding venues. Options are endless and to round up the number, there are a plethora of venues for you to choose from.

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Decide on the type of venue

When it comes to a Chiang Mai wedding, there’s a long list of places as you might know. More options that are there, the harder it is for you to make a decision. So first, decide on what type of venue you want for your occasion.

Why Chiang Mai?

Out of all the places you can go for, why should you choose Chiang Mai? Well, the answer to that question is a simple one: sightseeing. After the wedding, you could spend your honeymoon enjoying the surroundings.

Other event venues

Addition to wedding venues, there are other sites where you can hold corporate events, anniversaries, birthdays and so on.

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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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Destinations wedding were brought in to existence in order to give a romantic and yet elegant touch to the common and conventional weddings. This type of weddings will further increase the value and will make your weddings the most memorable day of your lives.

Selecting the right place

You shouldn’t select the place merely for the reason it is beautiful. You should also consider the facts of whether the venue has the necessary facilities and offers good services. Say if you are looking for one of the Koh Samui Wedding Hotels to be your wedding destination, then opt for a hotel with a reputation the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort which specializes in destination weddings.

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Planning

Planning is key to a perfect wedding and it should be done well ahead of time if you wish to avoid last minute complications. Booking the venue in advance, making all the necessary arrangements in prior and planning the agenda is one of the crucial aspects of wedding planning.

Décor

Once you have selected the venue, do some research of the décor, the outlook of the wedding should be nothing less than amazing and it should set a serene and yet comforting environment to keep the attendees engaged. If you wish to surprise your other half at your wedding go for a theme that will let her remember some of the beautiful moments you spent together and this will certainly take your destination wedding to a whole new level.

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Enjoy the little things with a positive attitude

Once everything is set all you need to do is enjoy! On your big day forget all your worries and live in the moment, even if something goes wrong don’t panic. Deal with the situation like a champ with a positive attitude.

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The Maldives will be an excellent choice for your romantic wedding. When planning a Maldives wedding there are some important considerations that will make it a magical experience.

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Choosing a resort

It is important to select a resort in Maldives that offers good opportunities and facilities for your special day. Some resorts will go that extra mile to ensure that you have a magical wedding experience that you will always remember. When seeking the best resorts in Maldives for your special day, consider those that offer unique wedding packages such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives.

Decide on the type of wedding

Many couples opt for a beach wedding in the Maldives amidst the soft sandy beaches, gleaming waters and refreshing sea breezes. An evening wedding will provide you with the opportunity to have your nuptials with the setting sun as a backdrop.

Incorporate the local culture

In the Maldives, you will have the chance to add elements of the local culture to your wedding ceremony. You will be able to have local boduberu music at your wedding, wear traditional native attire and even conduct the ceremony in the native language, Dhivehi.

Plan a special honeymoon

Naturally, after your wedding in the Maldives, you will probably stay on in the islands for your honeymoon. You can choose to plan what you will be doing on your exotic honeymoon, selecting experiences and excursions that both you and your partner will enjoy.

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The perfect wedding starts with the perfect venue, and Thailand’s Lanna Kingdom with its period architecture and traditional culture offers an amazing backdrop for any occasion.

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A bit of history

Located in Northern Thailand, Lanna was once a flourishing kingdom with its own unique culture and architecture. However, after centuries of war with neighbouring Burma, the kingdom fell into disarray and by the 1800s was annexed by the Siam king. Today, visitors can still see evidence of its rich culture in the city of Chiang Ma.

Lanna as a wedding destination

Lanna wedding guarantees an unforgettable event. The combination of Burmese temples, ornate teak structures, and Thai traditions sets the tone for a charming wedding. From luxury city hotels to scenic resorts such as Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, you’ll have plenty of options in terms of stunning locations.

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Traditional Lanna ceremony

In a traditional ceremony, the venue is adorned with beautiful flowers, and the groom starts the ceremony by carrying trays filled with more flowers and bridal gifts. A monk will then offer blessings and prayers for a peaceful and prosperous wedded life and tie a binding string around the couple’s wrists. The ceremony ends when the couple plant a love tree.

Compliment your wedding with an amazing meal

A Lanna wedding isn’t complete without a sumptuous meal that includes signature sweet and savoury dishes from across Northern Thailand.

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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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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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