The business of weddings will never see a dull day in a county like India, where according to a recent research the number of average weddings in a year is 10 million with an estimated average budget of INR 15 lakh to INR 75 lakh per wedding. Every year the big fat Indian weddings are getting bigger and fatter, and discuss the current wedding trends recently the fourth edition of Wedding Fraternity Meet 2015 was hosted by the Ferns N Petals Weddings at the newly opened Ritz, Gurgaon.
The lavish location was decorated by the best wedding planners in the country to showcase the most sought-after trends that are doing the rounds currently. A delicious display of food, décor and gifting was arranged to give a sneak peek of the ever-growing wedding industry. On this occasion, some of the biggest names in wedding and events industry gathered to welcome the chief guest Daniel Ost-Master, the renowned floral designer from Belgium.
A main highlight of this evening was a discussion on “Weddings: 2020- Society v/s Industry- the scenario of wedding industry 5 years down the line” by industry insiders and experts such as Vikaas Gutgutia (Founder and MD, Ferns N Petals), Swati Pandya Sood (Director, Ferns N Petals), Samit Garg (Founder, E Factor), Prince Lakshya Raj Singh Mewar (Executive Director HRH Group of Hotels), Aditya Motwane (Founder & Director Motwane Entertainment & Weddings) Seema Pande (Corporate Director of Sales & Partnerships of Emaar Hospitality Group and Emaar Hotels & Resorts) Nupur Mehta Puri (Editor, Harper’s Bazaar Bride), Naveen Ansal with wife Raseel Gujral (Ansal-Creative Head Casa Paradox), Neelam Pratap Rudy, and designer Sanjana Jon.
From debating over the lavish wedding arrangements to heritage and destination weddings, the panelists presented their views on the modern weddings. Be it the age-old “shaadi ka ladoo” reference or the modern automated wedding ceremonies with luxurious venue settings, all that is necessary to make a wedding an affair to remember was pointed out by the experts. The bottom line however remained that no matter how modern the bride and groom maybe, tradition will always have a special place in weddings.