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like exchanging vows in Goa, nuptials and can arrange a
complete wedding for you in Goa. We arrange various types
of weddings, like Goan Traditional Wedding, Catholic
or Christian Wedding, Hindu Weddings, Theme
Weddings, beach Weddings, destination weddings. We are also specialized
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at the best deals.
The Traditional Catholic
or Christian Wedding in Goa:
Marriage is a ceremony celebrated
by all religions, world over. Marriage is not a mere word but encircles
within itself human emotions of understanding, patience, caring, affection,
sharing and sacrifice. With changing times the concept of love marriage
came in where a girl /boy chooses their own life partner and then
the wedding is arranged by both the families with a lot of enthusiasm.
The first step if you want to get married in Goa is the act of the
proposal or the utor.
Earlier marriages used to be arranged by a middle person who was called
mali or raibari who used to take the proposal to the groom or the
bride's family and act as an intervener between both the families
or alternately.If the family liked either the boy or the girl, they
would directly approach the respective family with a proposal.
After the decision has been taken by the respective families, the
details of the wedding are discussed which includes the dowry to be
given to the bridegroom. The discussion is called utor or promise.
The formal engagement takes place with the exchange of rings, and
is traditionally held at the bride's place in the presence of family
members, priests and other relatives.
Groom's family: kiteak ailea?
Bride's family:Oh garan, amguer full fullam, tumguer pormouphak amin
Groom: Io bitor team fullacho valor poiia.
The entourage is then led into the house, where upon, they open the
box which contains the rings, and also the box containing the gold
ornaments. The ring for the bridegroom is taken in a special box along
with a statuette of Infant Jesus. At the bottom of the box, some money
is put by the bride's parents, which represents the amount of dowry.
Each note of Rs 100 is equivalent to RS 1000. This money is for the
groom. An elderly member called yezman counts the money.
As the wedding day approaches, arrangements are made to style the
bridal gown. Prior to the coming of the tailor, the fabrics are purchased.
For this purpose, on the appointed day, relatives of both, the bride
and groom go shopping. The saddo and dress material to wear the next
day of the wedding by the bride - torna boda are bought.
Civil Registration is the next step for the couple, according to existing
Portuguese Civil Code. The registration is done at the Civil Registrar's
Office, in the presence of parents, close relatives and two witnesses.
Thereafter, the Registrar invites the public by affixing a notice
on the board, to submit objections if any, to be raised within the
stipulated period of three weeks.
The wedding bands are read in church in the conformity with the ecclesiastical
law on three consecutive Sundays. Just a week or weeks before the
wedding, in case the ceremony is to be held in a short period of time
and there is no possibility of reading all three banns, then either
one or two may be read. If it is not possible for the banns to be
read even on a single Sunday, special permission must be obtained
from the Patriarch. The banns inform the public of the impending marriage
of the couple, and is a request for objections if any, in general
On the day of the first bann, the bride is invited to the house of
her maternal uncle for lunch. She is then made to wear chuddo. In
the absence of maternal uncle, the maternal aunt performs the chuddo
ceremony. This is a special ceremony, where, the cankonkar (bangle
seller) comes to the house and fits bangles to the accompaniment of
zotis ( a special commemorative songs), on the hands of the bride,
who is bedecked with flowers in presence of other ladies.
The bangles to be worn are follo (green background with yellow line).
It is said, that no bangles should be broken, and as such, the bride
was not expected to do any work, lest a bangle break and cast evil
on the betrothed. It symbolizes the married life of the bride. For
his services the cankonkar is paid a measure of rice, one coconut,
five bananas and some money.
The first coconut juice called the apros, is used for the ceremony.
A day before the wedding, the bride and the groom, each at their respective
residences are made to sit in the main hall or in the matov (pandal),
and relatives and neighbor’s are invited to apply the ross.
The ross is applied to different parts of the body, starting with
the head and down to the limbs. The ceremony signals the end of bachelorhood/spinsterhood,
and is probably used for purification. The guests are served atol
(a sweet dish made of rice, coconut and jaggery).
A lunch is held in honour of the departed souls of the house, who
are represented by beggars. The specialty of the day is samarachi
koddi ( a heavily spiced aromatic curry cooked with dry prawns and
mango sol (dry unripe salted mango), cooked in coconut juice. Vonn,
made of coconut juice, gram dal and jaggery. Bread and a banana are
a must for this meal and small sized voddes made of rice and urid
dal. All this is accompanied by zotis. The lunch is served on a patravalli,
a plate made by stitching together jackfruit leaves. Liquor or beedis
are also served. Special paddy is boiled for this meal, and on the
wedding day, while washing the rice, zotis are sung.
Before the cooking for the meal has begun, a coconut is broken in
front of the house by a senior member of the family. Today, in case
no Bicareanchem jevonn is served, the some beggars are given one measure
of rice and some money.
Celebrating your Catholic
or Christian Wedding in Goa
Gaiety and merrymaking
mark the ceremonies of Christian weddings, and Goa is no exception.
Although a Goan Christian wedding may vary in some details to a western
church wedding, it basically follows the diktat of a catholic wedding.
In this process, we help you acquire a court order which grants
you permission to get married in the land of Goa. Then our team
would get your wedding registered at the local registrar's office.
We generally take 4-5 working days to finish all the formalities
related to the legal part of your wedding. Out solicitor guides
you through this process. We do all the necessary paper works and
arrange residential certificates for you. You enjoy your precious
holidays while we do all the run around. We provide transport to
and from the court and registrar's office too.
In case of a church wedding, we book the church for you, help you
getting your church file organized and book your mass and arrange
choir for you. We do decoration of the church which includes floral
deco of the entrance, floral deco of the church etc. You exchange
your rings and vows in the church. Please note that registration
of the wedding at the local registrar office is a must for church
wedding in Goa.
In case of a wedding ceremony on the beach, a venue facing the beach
or a lawn or an indoor venue is hired for you. We do all the necessary
decoration of the venue. A priest solemnize your wedding and you
exchange your rings and vows before him. Please note that no catholic
priest come out of the church to bless a wedding. Generally A protestant
or a believer priest solemnize this sort of weddings. We, therefore,
strongly suggest to go for a church wedding in case you are an ardent
believer in catholic religion.
WEDDING CELEBRATION or WEDDING RECEPTION:
We hire a wedding venue of your choice for this purpose. We can
arrange your wedding on a lawn, or on a venue facing the beach or
in an in door hall. We provide live music or DJ music for the occasion.
A MC coordinates your wedding proceedings. We do all necessary guest
seating arrangements. We set up the dance floor for you. We do all
other decoration including decoration of the entrance, bridal seating
decoration, buffet lay out decoration etc. We also provide entire
lighting of the wedding venue and the necessary power back up. Our
expert planners stay at sight to take care of all your needs.
In case you are just a couple, we arrange a romantic dinner set
up right on the beach or on a boat etc. Serenaders set the right
mood while you enjoy lavish dinner right on the beach.
To make your evening a special one, we offer various entertainment
packages which includes Fire Works, Fire eaters, Fire Jugglers,
Goan Folk Dance, Portuguese Dance etc.