One of the most popular tourist destinations across the world, Udaipur hardly needs an introduction. Lying at the foothills of the Aravalli Range in southern Rajasthan, Udaipur is very well-developed town that still has plenitude of greenery and charm of an old heritage city. With an average elevation of 598 meters, the city is dotted with a number of calm and charming lakes. The geography of area makes the tourist feel as if they are at a magical royal hill town.
Udaipur is in close proximity to Gujarat and well connected to the international airports of Delhi and Mumbai. There’s no better way to make the moments of your wedding day more memorable than by capturing it in the royal charm of Udaipur. Here’s a guide to a memorable destination wedding in Udaipur.
- Select the right time and date of the year
Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life so select the date after considering every factor. When you’re planning a destination wedding in Udaipur, choose a date between September to March as the weather is pleasant for enjoying the special moments and getting around to explore the city. Udaipur is also pleasant during monsoon, yet the regular drizzle may ruin your outdoor plans. In summers, even the best resort in Udaipur may not be able to give you the desirable experience because it is uncomfortably hot outdoors. So, avoid any date from mid-March to June.
- Find your kind of venue
Once you’re decided with the dates, the next step to follow immediately is finalising the venue for your special day and booking it well in advance. From palatial forts, royal palaces, luxury hotels, value-for-money resorts, one has a wide range of options in Udaipur wedding venues which boast picturesque locales to experience a dream-like wedding.
Set amidst the Aravallis, The Lalit Laxmi Niwas Palace is arguably the best choice. With majestic architecture and interior decor, along with captivating views of the Fateh Sagar Lak. it is the most idyllic luxury destination wedding in Udaipur.
The Jagmandir Island Palace is another great choice. Often referred to as ‘a garden of heaven’, the venue looks akin to paradise once it’s decorated with lights and flowers.
- Plan everything ahead
When it comes to planning a destination wedding in Udaipur, there are plenty of other things besides date and venue that you have got to plan out in advance. Think for instance the decor, catering, lodging, the different ceremonies, logistics, photography etc. Get in touch with local vendors and set a meeting with them to decide on the details. At The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, you can get almost all of these taken care of by the staff. In any case, you can seek referrals from them.
Hiring local vendors is one of the best ways to save money when planning a destination wedding as there are no travel and lodging costs involved for these vendors. Get an idea about the availability of local photographers and videographers, Mehendi artists and makeup artists, and how much they charge. It’d be also better to book your own local transport rather than relying on local modes of commute.
- Prepare a guest list and notify them in advance
Prepare a guest list with due diligence after considering your budget and other required logistics. Notify your guests in advance, possibly three months before the big day, so that both you and they have sufficient time to estimate the expenditures and make the necessary arrangements.
- Get the Rajasthani Touch
No matter where you host a wedding in Udaipur, don’t forget to include the special Rajasthani touch. Begin by planning the attire for the bride and the groom for at least one ceremony in traditional Rajasthani style. Consider adding Rajasthani food and beverages in the menu. Incorporate a symbol of local art and craft in the décor. And of course, what better way to round it up than the feisty, melodious and colourful Rajasthani folk music and dance.