The Complete Guide to Plan a Destination Wedding in Jaipur

If you were to picture a dream destination wedding in India that speaks all things royal, pomp and gaiety, it would have to be one in the state of Rajasthan. And what better to have a dreamlike fairytale wedding than in the capital of this majestic state, also known as the PINK CITY of Jaipur? A fantasy royal wedding in Jaipur, nestled together in the north of incredible India, who wouldn’t go for that combination?

THE most ideal locale for a grandiose celebration, Jaipur truly has some stunning vistas to offer as backdrops for this big day. The innumerable palaces and forts beautifully preserved only magnify the air of sheer opulence and majesty. The grandeur and glow that these structures showcase are almost unbelievable. More often than not, they make people forget their wedding budgets, “wedding in my hometown” plans and every other city they had initially considered to host their big day. The effigy is unreal!

Wedding in Jaipur
Wedding in Jaipur

Before start dreaming of your own royal wedding, here’s what you should know about planning a wedding in Jaipur:

Sterling venues that will absolutely stun you: 

1. Samode Palace

The palace is almost 500 years old, and still adds nothing but regality and glamour to your wedding. This speaks volumes of its architecture! Tradition plus majesty is what truly puts the Samode Palace on the list of top venues for your wedding in Jaipur. From the Darbar hall to Mughal gardens, the palace redefines romance and offers a number of options to choose from to host your various wedding ceremonies. 

Location: Village Samode, Tehsil Chomu, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Website: https://www.samode.com/samodepalace/

2. Jaigarh Fort

Situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, the Jaigarh fort offers a stunning view of the entire city. It has enough venues to host the various ceremonies and is flaunts great craftsmanship of rulers having been built by one- the legendary Sawai Jai Singh. It is also very well connected to the city of Jaipur. So you’ll have no trouble with the commute to your destination wedding spot whatsoever!

Location: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 

Website: http://www.tourism.rajasthan.gov.in/jaipur.html#jaigarh-fort

3. Shiv Vilas 

The sprawling lawns and gardens of this spectacular white palace is truly a venue you shouldn’t miss considering while planning your destination wedding in the Pink city of Jaipur. The venue is secluded and its 4 huge lawns can accommodate over 3000 guests! Tiny cottages nestled into acres of picture-perfect gardens and sun-dappled alleyways, the resort is truly a paradise for a couple looking for a rather private wedding. A true mix of leisure and luxury one would say.

Location: Jaipur Delhi Highway, Kukas

Website: http://www.shiv-vilas.in/

4. Fairmont Jaipur 

If you prefer a modern 5-star hotel wedding but are still persistent on a traditional touch, Fairmont Jaipur should undoubtedly be your first option. Perfectly located in the suburbs of the city and amidst the majestic Aravalli hills, the venue is sure to make the backdrop for your wedding a pretty marvellous one. 

Location: 2, Riico, Kukas, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Website: https://www.fairmont.com/jaipur/

5. Taj Jai Mahal Palace 

Known to have one of THE best wedding lawns in Jaipur, the Indo-Saracenic architecture of this glamorous venue takes away the prize. Located amidst beautiful Mughal gardens, the palace boasts the most hypnotic outdoor venues for various ceremonies including its poolside lawn, fountain lawn, celebration lawn and palace lawn. In other words, it is THE venue for the most perfect outdoor royal wedding in Jaipur.

Location: Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/jai-mahal-palace-jaipur/?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=Taj-Jai-Mahal-Palace-Jaipur&utm_medium=Local

Once you have your venue finalised, you’re probably going to need help, especially if you’re not from the region. Enter Jaipur’s best wedding planners- at your service: 

1. Shaadiwala

Having a passion for planning events, Shaadiwala suits both small and biggers budgets and will give everything to make your wedding day a one hundred per cent fabulous. Taking care of every element including dresses, photography, decor, florists and catering, they sure do take all the wedding burden off. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.shaadiwala.in/

2. Almas weddings

Known for glamorous wedding concepts and a very efficient and experienced team of event managers, Almas wedding planners offer a garland of services including venue selection, theme decors, wedding entertainment, transportation, invitations, name it and you got it!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almasweddings/

3. Knot so special

Following the motto of taking up all the pressure (every single task) off of the bride and groom so that they can relax and enjoy their big day is what makes this young and vibrant team so great. They are passionate about making one’s wedding absolutely breathtaking and also possess a knack for destination weddings. (Bingo!) 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knotsospecial/

4. Lagan Mandap

For a more traditional but fun wedding, Lagan Mandap should be your go-to. They customize every aspect of your wedding to suit your personal taste and style. Also inclined towards wedding guests, they believe in making every single ceremony a memorable one for everyone present. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laganmandapjaipur/

If you opt-out of hiring a wedding planner because you’re the kind of couple who’s “Got this”, you’re still going to need to hire the right photographer and makeup artists for your wedding. Assessing skill-based jobs could be tricky(?), so here are a few suggestions just to cut the frills: 

Top Wedding Photographers/Videographers in Jaipur: 

1. Wedding velvet

Price: From ₹20000 to ₹375000

Services Include: All photography, candid shots and cinematic films, aerial photography

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/weddingvelvetofficial

2. Art Digital Studio

Price: From ₹60,000 to ₹2,85,000

Services Include: 1 Traditional photographer, 1 Traditional videographer, Studio setup 30 Sheet Photo Book With Online Preview 2-4 Part traditional video edit wedding highlights 5-7 minutes

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtPhotographyJaipur/

3. Camliquor Photography 

Price: From ₹60,000

Services Include: pre-wedding shoots and cinematography

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/camliquorr/

4. Memoirs Photography

Price: From ₹50000

Services Include: Customized

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Memoirs-Photography-1275692285808458/

5. Jay Photographer Studio

Price: From ₹40,000

Services Include: Customized 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jayphotographystudios/ 

Top wedding makeup artists for your wedding in Jaipur: 

1. Makeup by Jaya Sharma Singh

Price: from ₹15,000 to ₹25,000

Services: Regular make-up, HD make-up, air Brush make-up, party make-up (for pre-weddings and post-weddings), friends and family make-up, hair Styling, eyelashes, draping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jssmakeovers/

2. Neelam Singh 

Price: From ₹12,000 to ₹20,000

Services: Regular make-up, HD make-up, air Brush make-up, party make-up (for pre-weddings and post-weddings), friends and family make-up, hair Styling, eyelashes, draping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Neelam-Singh-The-Makeup-Artist-243845376083666/posts/

3. Aditi Dhabhai

Price: From ₹20,000

Services: Regular make-up, HD make-up, air Brush make-up, party make-up (for pre-weddings and post-weddings), hair Styling, draping

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AditidhabhaiMakeover/

4. Rinky Vijay Makeup

Price: From ₹15,000 to ₹25,000

Services: Regular make-up, HD make-up, air Brush make-up, party make-up (for pre-weddings and post-weddings), friends and family make-up, hair Styling, Hair Extensions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyrinkivijay/

5. Fiza makeup

Price: From ₹21000

Services: Regular make-up, hD make-up, air Brush make-up, party make-up (for pre-weddings and post-weddings), friends and family make-up, hair Styling, eyelashes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FashionisstaJaipur/

The land of maharajas, the royal architecture, exotic fauna and the many pilgrimage centre will make your wedding in Jaipur a time to remember! The pink city is a theme and a backdrop in itself let alone what the venue or wedding planners make it to be. Let the exchanging of vows happen in the purest essence of refined luxury- in a place where kings married queens. The rest, as they say, is (and shall be making) history, quite literally. 

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