Electronic city becomes destination-wedding hub

Bangalore Business City

Destination wedding business sees a great hike in last two years. People prefer Bangalore for weddings predominantly because of the weather.

Shubhangi Mathur

Bangalore, in recent years, has become a preferable choice of youngsters for their destination weddings. Many wedding planners confirm that their business has gone up in the last two years.

Pranjal from Ethereal Celebration management said, “Our destination wedding business has increased by 60-70 per cent in the last two years. Where we used to do 1-2 weddings in a year, it has now increased to 5-6 weddings per year.”

The climate of Bangalore is a major factor that people are attracted towards the city. “The excellent climatic condition of Bangalore is the main reason for the shift of people to the city. Also, there are great offers and discounts provided by the resorts which pull a large audience to plan their weddings here,” Pranjal added.

Shrey Bijawat from Jaipur is planning to get married in Bangalore next year. “I have heard a lot about Bangalore’s weather and the great deals offered by various hotels and resort.”

Shrey’s fiancée does not want the wedding to be in Udaipur or in Goa as it has become a regular destination for weddings. “Many people from our friends and family have got married in Udaipur and Goa. We don’t want to get married at the same place and therefore Bangalore is our preferred choice. Plus it is a metropolitan city so all the facilities are available there,” added Shrey.

Instead of choosing conventional destination wedding places, people are opting for Bangalore. An NRI wedding planner company, Purple Rings wedding planners said, “People are shifting from places like Calcutta, Udaipur and Goa to Bangalore because it is cheaper to plan a wedding here. Also in India, flowers are distributed from Bangalore, so the décor is quite beautiful.”

Experts say that the wide range of themes provided by the city is a major advantage of planning a wedding in Bangalore. Director of Venture Bean management Consultancy, Mathew Isac said, “Bangalore has become a preferred choice for destination weddings because of the variety of themes being provided to the customers. The coordination between the wedding planners and resort is quite smooth, which makes the client satisfied with the service. Bangalore is also a cosmopolitan city and therefore has all the facilities needed in a wedding. Because people from different places have settled in Bangalore, therefore there is a rich variety of cuisine in the city.”