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How to Have a Perfect Wedding Reception While Planning a Wedding in Sri Lanka - Planning Your Perfect Day

Sri Lanka is the ideal wedding destination for adventurous couples looking for something out of the ordinary on their special day. Here are a few tips to get you started on your 'happily ever after'.


Keep an Eye on the Weather

Sri Lanka is often described as an all-year-round holiday destination but it should be noted that the island's weather is subject to two monsoon seasons. The monsoon seasons are from May to July and October to January. If you are planning to hold your wedding reception during this period, it would be best to steer away from outdoor weddings or at least arrange for a marquee. The average temperature is fairly stable ranging between 28 to 33 degrees so if you are not in an airconditioned building, this is something to consider when choosing your wedding outfits.


Location, Location, Location

You may have a firm idea of what you want or you could still be looking for wedding venues. Sri Lanka has a variety of options on offer, including the classic barefoot beach wedding, five-star hotel ballrooms or the grandeur of a colonial manor such as Tamarind Hill. Careful consideration must be given to what sort of event you want to hold and where before you make a final decision. Some wedding parties deliberately pick the monsoon season as it is the tourist off-peak season and the accommodation is more affordable and they can host more friends and family.


Bring in the Professionals

Arranging a wedding when you are in a different country can be an exhausting task but do not fear, Sri Lanka has many wedding planners who have extensive experience with planning destination weddings. It is recommended that you contact a few and find someone that you believe you can work with. In the long run, it will be a great relief to have someone handling matters on the ground in Sri Lanka. They can also help organise unforgettable socials and group activities during and after the wedding reception.


Once You Arrive

Some brides and grooms may have the advantage to go location scouting prior to the day and others may have selected their ideal location simply by browsing through the internet. The first order of the day when you arrive is to go over the location with a fine-tooth comb and see if there is anything that needs to be addressed or highlighted during the wedding ceremony.


On the Big Day

Ideally, the only thing that goes wrong is that your flowers wilt but it is best to accept that things can and will go wrong. The best approach for a destination wedding is to not micromanage but trust the professionals you have hired and the hotel staff. It will allow you to feel as if you are at a party in your honour, rather than merely being the exhausted host.

Organising a destination wedding in Sri Lanka seem like a demanding task but forward planning and hiring professionals on the ground will help you have the wedding reception of your dreams!

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