As the wedding season approaches, the big fat Indian wedding is showing no signs of losing weight. Move over destination weddings, as the biggest ways to celebrate now come closer home. A mere glance at the life-size set-up or mandap installed at the hotel lobby where recent wedding exhibition, Shehnai 2011 was showcased, reveals that the Indian revelry just continues to swell.
Celebrity event designer and wedding planner Gurleen Puri, who designed the humungous mandap says, “This is just a teaser of the main exhibition. The ‘mandaps’ are simple, yet elegant and have been designed with a mix of traditional Indian and foreign exotic flowers.” Her prized spot is available for anything between Rs 30,000 to Rs 70,000.
And if you’ve got the moolah, this exhibition, which promises to be a one-stop shop for wedding expertise, may have a lot to add your shindig. “We are presenting an antique look and have specially imported orchids from Bangkok for the occasion,” informs Vishal Mojaria, part owner of National Decorators, who are one of the many wedding planners at the event.
The two-day exhibition that kick-started on Saturday with a fashion show by Falguni and Shane Peacock, also showcases the designer duo’s new line of wedding apparel ‘Peacock Bride’. Boasting of vibrant, bold prints that come sprinkled with crystals and feathers, the showstopper of their collection is a ‘lehenga’ that comes a pricey tag of seven lakh.
To help you look like a million bucks, the exhibition also offers those interested a complete package — from wedding photographers, jewellery, and bridal hairstyles to make-up, cuisine, florists and more. For those looking for pure indulgence, here’s our pick of the costliest services available in town.
Pay Rs 75,00,000 for a wedding package that includes all the set-ups.
Pay Rs 1,75,000 to get exotic flowers to do up for special day.
Get a designer mandap for Rs 70,000.
Pay Rs 7,00,000 for a lehenga designed by Falguni and Shane Peacock.
From Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 1,00,00,000 you can get your jewellery.