Thursday, 13 December 2012

Travel Arrangements for the Destination Weddings & Honeymoon

A normal Indian wedding is always elaborate and continues for at least two days. Some of them even get extended to the third day. Current day weddings especially among the affluent class, while gives preference for the traditional rituals, also provides a sense of participation and relaxation to the participating guests, on all the days. During such weddings,  suitable standby travel arrangements are provided for the ready use of the guests, though, most of them may own a chauffeur driven car.

Destination Wedding
Another interesting aspect that is fast catching up is destination wedding. Such weddings have become more common among affluent business families and in cases where both the bride and groom are well employed. Exotic locations within the country or in an overseas destination have become a norm for such weddings. All the invited guests are extended with to-and- fro travel arrangement from their own places or from a common place.

For the chosen locations within India, inorder to offer travel comfort to the guests’, luxury busses or cars are arranged. Depending of the arranged destination air/train travel advance bookings are made. Some of the Indian locations that are well-known for destination wedding include Rajasthan, Goa and Kerala.
For the weddings that are planned in some of the most preferred overseas countries such as Thailand, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Caribbean, Maldives, Seychelles and Fiji, air travel and local transportation arrangements are made. Invited guests are informed in advance about such wedding to know their availability to arrange visas and complete other travel formalities.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon is the first real occasion for the couple to be all alone and on their own. A perfect honeymoon is possible only with a flawless planning. A clear understanding between the couple, about the choice of place, makes the honeymoon days happy and fruitful. Most of the time, it is the allocated budget that decides the national or international destination for a honeymoon. It is essential for the couples to refrain from allowing their individual tastes to dominate the honeymoon location choice. Intelligent couples try to have a few best locations as their choice to narrow down the choice and finally select a common place of interest.

Role of wedding planners
Making travel arrangements during the wedding, conducting destination weddings in India as well in a foreign country and providing tailor made honeymoon packages have become a part of the wedding planning services. In addition to making arrangements for wedding, most of the corporate wedding planning companies are equipped to make flawless travel arrangements. The adequate knowledge and experience in arranging such packages and the proximity to travel service providers allows the corporate wedding planning companies to make perfect arrangements.

The parents on their part find it convenient to deal with a single source ie. the wedding planner to make all the local and international travel, air/train ticket booking, completing visa formalities and boarding and lodging arrangements needed for all the occasions.

Photo and Video Arrangement for a Marriage



Marriage is one occasion that draws the largest participation of relatives and friends alike. Their participation makes a special marriage occasion into a memorable one. The services of a professional photographer and a videographer help you to capture the unforgettable marriage moments that can never be recreated. The captured moments serve you in treasuring such memories for a life time.

Unlike the earlier days, the video and photo arrangements for a marriage are not confined to just shooting of the marriage events. They go beyond that occasion, to capture the everyday life of the bride and groom, in their very own special surroundings with friends and relatives. The video shoot even goes to a step further and pictures the school, college and working place environs gracefully and include the comments of friends and relatives.

Current day wedding video and photo capturing are no more dull and do not follow the mundane old routine. They no more video or photo capture the marriage function like a documentary. The video and photo arrangements have undergone a total transformation and transition. Every frame of the photo or video passionately captures of the occasion and re-creates it with all liveliness.

The marriage related video and photo shoot starts right from betrothal, starting of the bride and groom for the marriage hall, their entry into the hall, various arrangements in the hall and every single event of the marriage. The occasions, such as bridal shower, mehendi ceremony and sangeet are also included the photo and video coverage. The coverage even describe the intimate moments such as emotion, humor and love displayed during the marriage proceedings without fail. The captured emotional and intimate moments are imaginatively edited and included in the wedding video and photo presentation.

At present the movie style video presentation is in vogue and it is catching every one’s attention. The entire wedding event is videographed in sequence using a number of cameras, edited for crisp presentation and included with apt sound track to add value. Candid photo and video shoots have become regular during the marriages to capture the unexpected and finer moments for inclusion in the album.

Pre-wedding photo and videography is no more a taboo. Photographers use the digital cameras to follow and capture every movement of the couples right from the day one and all the time during the marriage to seize the special unexpected moments in film as they unfold.

It is vital for one to exercise utmost care in selecting the photo and videographers for the marriage. It becomes essential to cross check their experience and earlier work execution with provided samples and by interacting with those who have hired them in the past. Always select someone who will listen to your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Finally before signing a contract discuss the terms of package to understand the type and the number of cameras used to cover the function, various lighting options, and the video and audio quality specifications.  Also, get to know the number of DVD and photo albums included in the package and the cost for extra orders.

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