The Trend Of Destination Weddings Abroad Versus ‘Wed In India’
Weddings in India have transformed into grand celebrations. We’re talking about vibrant, lavish events that are much more than just traditional rituals. Nandkishore Shukla’s story, where he spent over Rs 50 lakh on his daughter’s wedding, is a testament to this.
Our country’s wedding industry is now among the top five in the world, with a staggering business of around Rs 4.74 lakh crore expected in just one season!
This growth has brought a surge in the demand for wedding planners. Think of the film ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ – it’s no longer just a movie scenario. Real-life wedding planners like Agnnishakti Singh are now helping couples create their dream weddings, with budgets ranging from lakhs to crores.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also called for ‘Wed in India’ in his show ‘Mann Ki Baat.’ His concern is clear: Indian money should boost the Indian economy.
By hosting weddings in India, we support local vendors and showcase our country’s rich heritage and diverse locations. And let’s be honest, India has no shortage of breathtaking venues, from Goa’s beaches to Rajasthan’s palaces.
But what about destination weddings abroad? While they might seem glamorous, they come with a hefty price tag and often involve logistical challenges. Plus, by hosting these events abroad, we’re essentially transferring a significant portion of wealth outside our country.
So, what are the alternatives within India? Well, we have an abundance of options: Goa’s sunny beaches, the royal backdrop of Rajasthan, the serene mountains of Himachal, and the exotic Andamans, to name a few. Each location offers a unique experience, combining natural beauty with cultural richness.
By choosing to ‘Wed in India’, not only do we support our economy and local businesses, but we also celebrate our culture in the most magnificent way. It’s about making your special day memorable while also contributing positively to our nation’s growth. So, let’s embrace this idea and make our weddings a true reflection of the splendor and diversity of Bharat.