Destination Wedding- Udaipur
Whenever you dream of your marriage, you dream of yourself walking beautifully down the aisle, slipping your hand into the hand of your handsome groom. Apart from this, you also dream of a beautiful location, a lavishly decorated mandap, a ravishing view of exotic locations giving you a breathtaking view, and adding even more spark to your ecstasy!
To fulfill this beautiful dream, a new concept of Destination Weddings has come up, to help you not even miss a single opportunity of creating beautiful memories.
Clearing the obvious doubt, what exactly are destination weddings?
Destination weddings are theme based weddings, in a special vacation like location, where guests come and stay till the wedding day. The locations are exotic, beautiful, and people often book palaces, forts and beaches to make the special day even more special.
In India, there are some specific locations for destination weddings which swipe you off your feet with the breathtaking environment, Udaipur being one of the most beautiful ones.
Being one of the biggest and the most famous tourist spots in india, udaipur is also called the city of lakes, and the city of the rising sun. Udaipur is full of beautiful exotic locations and pichola, fateh sagar, and udaisagar being the most romantic of them all. Another thing for which Udaipur is selected as the destination for weddings is because of the glorious, historic past attached to it. The forts, palaces, and the royal locations almost transport you back to royal era and add a very dignified touch to your wedding occasions. Destination weddings come with a tag of extreme expenses and out of the budget myth. Nut contrary to one’s perceptions, Udaipur is one of the most affordable and well suited in one’s budget. There are all types of hotels and banquet halls available to suit all types of budgets; either very rich, or moderates. Since marriages in india are a very grand affair, Udaipur offers a string of customs and traditions and is best suited for a typical Indian wedding including all the ceremonial functions like mehendi, sangeet, baraat, and phere.
Calculation of Costs
If you are looking for some very grand and royal weddings, you can look for palatial locations such as hotels in the middle of a lake or royal palaces. This would cost you around Rs. 15000-20000 per person. This is one of the most exotic locations for a grand, royal wedding. This generally includes the cost of meals. The average cost for staying in such palatial locations is around Rs 30000 to 35000 per room, per night. Most of the celebrities prefer such weddings.
Next, at a lower level, the people who do not prefer palatial locations and not actual palaces can go for the booking of 5 star hotels. These are no less. A very good example of a 5 star wedding destination hotel in Udaipur is The Leela, which is beautifully done, almost resembles like a palace. Other famous hotels are The Shereton and The Chunda Palace and have rooms which also have a lake side view. The approximate cost per person is economically Rs 2000-3500 including the basic decors and the meals. The average cost for staying is 5 star hotels is Rs. 8000 to 10000 per room, per night.
Apart from these costs, you also have the costs for basic decorations. The basic cost of decoration for a proper Udaipur destination wedding comes out to be around Rs 10 to 15 lakhs. If you are keen on exotic, designer decorations or even importing of stuff from abroad it would cost you around Rs 30-35 lakhs.
Other costs include:
- Music and DJs
- Mehendi artists, makeup artists, and priests
- Entertainment (special dancers, or singers)
- Wedding planners
- Transportation arrangements
Concluding all this, the overall budget would cost you anything between 15000 to 50000 INR per person per day depending upon your choice of arrangements. For a gathering of around 150 people, it might cost you around 30 lakh to around a crore.
Some of you might ask what to do if you do not have a big fat bank balance and still want to have a budgeted wedding in Udaipur. How to control the budget? The only way suggested is to hire professional organizers. Professional wedding planners would provide their professional services to you and arrange all the necessary services like photography, videography, makeup artists, entertainment, meals, lighting, decoration, accommodation, etc at budgets which suit your pocket. Just tell them about your budgets and you will not have to worry about the costs anymore!
Wedding Venues in Udaipur
Having said about the ravishing edge associated with Udaipur weddings, nothing needs to be said about its royalty! For a soon to be couple, what could be more memorable than getting married in the most beautiful of locations with nature bestowing all its blessings upon the beautiful couple?
To have the most exotic of weddings and have evergreen memories, we present to you a list of the most exotic venues in Udaipur:
If you want to go for the most royal, most exotic of treatments palatial locations listed below are the ones for you!
- Taj Lake Place
- City Palace
- Shiv Niwas Palace
- Deogarh Palace
- Fateh Prakash Palace
There are people who want to attach a traditional history of customs and rituals to their tie-the-knot ceremony. What could be better than these forts?
- Devigarh Palace Fort
- Fatehgarh Palace
- Kumbalgarh Palace
Devigarh Palace Fort
People who want a relatively lower budget and are not in for the palatial locations, the chic style of hotels can be suitable for them. But not to forget, the tinge of traditions will still be present with the warm hospitalities these big names offer!
- The Leela Palace
- Udai Vilas
- Sheraton Rockwood Palace
- Hotel Inder Residency
- Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
- Hotel Cambay
The Leela Palace
Since Indians are big fans of the Bollywood styles and generally follow their favorite celebrities, you can have an example of a celebrity wedding in Udaipur too. The famous celebrity couple Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani got married in Udaipur. The Sangeet and Mehendi Ceremony took place at the Shiv Niwas Palace hotel, and the wedding took place on February 22, 2004 at Jag Mandir Palace, a hotel on an island in Pichchola Lake in Udaipur. Apart from this, Arun Nayar and Liz Hurley also got wedded in Udaipur.
So you definitely would not like to miss out on a place which even celebrities crave for! Will you?