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Say ‘I do’ at your dream destination wedding in Maldives’ idyllic island resort Amari Raaya

There’s something magical about destination weddings, especially when they involve an island resort and white sandy beaches in the heart of the Indian Ocean a shade of blue yet to be formalised! The Amari Raaya Maldives, part of the brand ‘Amari’ which is the centre-piece of ONYX Hospitality Group’s portfolio of brands established under one of Thailand’s largest conglomerates – the Italthai Group, provide all this and much more to make your wedding dreams come true! The Amari Raaya Maldives is hidden gem on a secluded, pristine island in the heart of the Indian Ocean that provide a unique experience for its guests. The five-star property provide 187 contemporary Beach and Ocean Villas, each with a private pool, and a myriad of indoor of outdoor spaces that can be magically transformed into beautiful venues for different wedding functions. The property reflects the warmth and energy of an evolving modern Asia offering unique textures and flavors that showcase architecture, design, art, cuisine and service with a touch of contemporary Thai-ness. Be it an intimate beach wedding, a full-on celebration at a modern Maldives resort, watch tower matrimonies with sweeping views, a traditional or contemporary ceremony, the wedding planners and the on-island caterers of the Amari Raaya Maldives are well-equipped to make all dreams come true for the couple. From room management to transport, concept, food, music and flowers, everything is taken care of allowing the couple and their families to fully immerse themselves in enjoying the fairytale wedding celebrations. Either before or after the wedding ceremonies, the couple and their families can embark on a traditional Dhoni boat adventure or head out to the Village – the island’s town centre to …

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Turkey becomes one of the most popular locations for Indian couples to be married abroad

In recent years, Turkey has experienced a remarkable surge in popularity among Indian couples seeking the perfect destination wedding. This burgeoning trend underscores Turkey’s unique appeal, where in tradition harmoniously meets modernity. Turkey, renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, rich historical heritage, and delightful climate, has emerged as the perfect choice for Indian families looking for an exquisite wedding experience with its historical and ostentatious palaces, unique mansions, and luxury hotels and venues. The country’s abundance of bespoke bridal designers, luxury fashion boutiques, and artisan jewelers, cement the country’s status as the preferred destination for weddings. From bustling İstanbul streets to serene coastal havens along the Turquoise Aegean, Turkey provide a captivating backdrop for couples to craft their dream weddings. Destination management companies and event planners embrace diverse traditions, ensuring one’s vision becomes a splendid reality. With top-notch professionals excelling in offering delectable local Turkish and international cuisines, a wedding in Turkey promises to surpass expectations and leave an indelible mark on your guests’ hearts. Above all, it provide venues and catering facilities that can meet all kinds of demands, with a hospitable and tolerant approach that can adapt to every belief, tradition, and ritual. Here are some of Turkey’s most well-liked wedding and honeymoon locations. İstanbul: İstanbul, the sprawling cultural capital of Turkey, stands as a captivating bridge between East and West and is celebrated as a prime destination for weddings. Dotted with historic landmarks and waterfront Ottoman-era palaces, İstanbul presents a rich tapestry of exquisite venues, culinary delights, and entertainment options, providing couples with the perfect ingredients for an authentic wedding experience. Whether you envision a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Istanbul caters to diverse tastes and …

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Tent City near Statue of Unity becomes new ‘destination wedding’ venue

The Gujarat government has decided to map Statue of Unity Tent City 1 as a wedding venue. Bookings for weddings are now open available Rs 2.5 lakh per package of 50 people. According to reports, the wedding venue has two Presidential Cottages and 60 tents. The single-night offer includes all vegetarian meals, from lunch to breakfast the next morning, welcome drinks, mocktails and starters at the wedding ceremony. There will also be 17 rooms with triple occupancy, and a Royal Cottage for the newlyweds. Apart from providing a seating arrangement for 50 people, a wedding cake and jaimala will be among other things that will be included in the wedding package. Authorities have stated that the picturesque location, with an open-to-sky setting and the Narmada Dam in its backdrop, makes for an amazing location for a destination wedding.

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GST, demonetisation may impact wedding market: ASSOCHAM

The upcoming wedding season starting in November may be impacted by 10-15 per cent, particularly wedding services like marriage garden/marriage hall booking, tent booking, confectionery services, photography and more, reveals industry chamber ASSOCHAM. The GST rate on most of these services has risen from 18 to 28 per cent. Destination wedding or the wedding tourism sector in India which accounts for less than 10 per cent share in the overall industry is not likely to face much adverse impact of GST and demonetisation as it is already a costly affair which mainly lures foreigners, NRIs, rich and famous people for weddings at beaches and royal palaces, says the ASSOCHAM paper. All footwear above Rs.500 is taxed at a whopping 18 per cent. Tax on gold and diamond jewellery has increased from 1.6 per cent to 3 per cent. The booking for a five-star hotel will cost 28 per cent extra in the form of GST. Also, event management service, will have to pay an additional 18 per cent GST on the cost. GST on marriage garden and hall booking is also 18 per cent, same as most other wedding services.

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