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  • Swadee Kha !!Namaste !!

  • PresentationPresentation on Indian WeddingsBy Tourism Authority of ThailandNew Delhi Officeon 26th March 2016atWedding Symposium, Bangkok

  • Indian Weddings

  • FeaturesAs per Indian law marriageable age of a girl is 18 and of a boy is 21 years.It is once in a life time celebrationGenerally arranged by the parents, although new generation is now finding their own matchIt is about 2 families being brought together socially.

  • Religious ceremonies form a key part of the festivities, filled with rituals and celebrations that continue for days (4-5 days)Functions include: Pooja,Sangeet, Mehendi/ Haldi, Wedding and Reception

    Features

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  • Indian Wedding Industry Wedding market is estimated to be worth 60 billions USD, growing at the rate of 20-25 % Approximately 15 million Indian weddings are held in a year Around 2500 high end weddings are held every year.Budget starting from 150,000 U$ to 15 million U$

    There are days in a city like Delhi, around 10,000 weddings are held on one single day. Leading to shortage of venue and big traffic jams.*

  • Indian Wedding Industry With half of Indias population being under 29 years of age, marriage market is set to boomIndian weddings getting bigger and better offering lucrative business and opportunities to players involved.Recession proofTier II & Tier III cities are also following the trendIndian wedding celebrations include the following themes Bollywood, Arabic, Punjabi, Mughal theme

    Recession proof- weather economy is down or any other problem, wedding has to take place with pomp & show regardlessIt is a trend to have a theme for the wedding to make it more exciting. *

  • Diet requirements of IndiansVegetarian: No meat, No EggNon Vegetarian (Hindu): No Beef, No Pork

    Food is a very important component in the Indian wedding. To ensure that the guests go back happy, food must be outstanding!*

  • Diet requirements of IndiansJain Food: Excludes meat, fish and egg, underground plants eg. potato, onion, garlic, carrot and other roots and tubers. Eggitarian: No meat but do consume dairy products and egg.

  • SeasonWedding season is predetermined by the holy calendarAs per Hindu calendar Season for Wedding Celebration in 2016January - April,November December(Some communities like Sikhs do not follow any calendar)

    The wedding season is pre determined by the holy calendar. It varies from year to year.*

  • Trends - Destination WeddingCurrently Destination wedding is in fashion in Indian society, each one tries to outdo each other.It is becoming a status symbol and a unique experienceEnjoy quality time with friends and relativesTrend of hiring a wedding planner is growing

    Reasons for having a destination wedding are:*

  • Trends - Destination WeddingGreat excuse to limit the guest list therefore cost effectiveGenerally guests pay for airfare and Brides family pays for the rest. Guests can save on vacationsGorgeous locations

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  • Organizing The Big fat Indian wedding includes the below arrangements:VenuesInvitation cardsDesign& DcorFloristAccommodation for guests Food catering- Indian/ VegWedding cake

    As you must ave noticed in the VDO played earlier *

  • Organizing The Big fat Indian wedding includes the below arrangements:Wedding photographer/videographerVendors for Indian ceremonies like Pandit, Henna artist, horse/elephant and band for baraatDoli (palanquin) for brideBeauticians Make up/hair artistsMusic - Sound system/DJ/ MusicianPersonalized HospitalityTransportation for the guests

  • Indian wedding functionsDay 1Puja (Prayers)Ring Ceremony/ Cocktail & dinner

  • Indian wedding functionsDay 2Henna/Mehndi Ceremony

  • Indian wedding functionsDay 3Sehra BandhiBaarat (procession of the boys family-including a horse/elephant and music) Phere/main wedding (requires a mandap, a fire in between)

  • Indian wedding functionsDay 4Reception

    Lot of people generally come back and organise Reception in their home town so the people who could not attend destination wedding can bless the couple.*

  • Indians love to party all night with loud music and dancing.The music and dance continues through the night.

  • Thailand Destination for Indian Weddings

    We were the first country to promote Thailand for destination weddings, with the efforts of TAT India and support from TAT head office currently over 300 Indian weddings are held annually. Not only weddings we also get celebrations such as birthdays, anniversary, graduation, bachlors parties. *

  • Why Thailand ?Unique settings- beautiful beaches, private islands, river side venues, lush mountains. ( Indians love beach weddings)World class hotels/resorts/parks and convention centers to choose fromGood Air connectivityAffordable Luxury

    There are direct flights from all major Indian cities to Bangkok. *

  • Why Thailand?Professional DMCs,Good Indian wedding planners in ThailandVariety of cuisines, Availability of Indian/Vegetarian foodThailand and India also share similar roots, beliefs and traditions.

  • Why Thailand?Thai Hospitality is unmatchable. Excellent Thai decors like flower arrangements, ice carvings etc.Proximity to India. From any point in India to Bangkok is between 2.5 to 3.5 hours flight. Flying to Bangkok or flying to domestic beach destinations such as Goa or Kerala will take same amount of time, but Flying to Thailandcosts less.Hotels are less expensiveAbove all shopping is a big attraction as Indians are compulsive shoppers.

  • Popular Destinations in ThailandBangkokHua HinPattayaRayong

  • PhuketKhao LakKrabiChiang Mai

    Popular Destinations in Thailand

  • Indian Wedding Sizeto ThailandAverage no. of Pax: 100 600 paxAverage time duration: 3-6 daysAverage Budget: 10 million THB 50 million THB/weddingThailand covers approximately 300 + weddings per year.

    The marketing activities that TAT is doing in India will be briefed by Khun Isra and Khun Soraya , Directors of TAT New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.*

  • Khob Khun Kha !!!

    *There are days in a city like Delhi, around 10,000 weddings are held on one single day. Leading to shortage of venue and big traffic jams.*Recession proof- weather economy is down or any other problem, wedding has to take place with pomp & show regardlessIt is a trend to have a theme for the wedding to make it more exciting. *Food is a very important component in the Indian wedding. To ensure that the guests go back happy, food must be outstanding!*The wedding season is pre determined by the holy calendar. It varies from year to year.*Reasons for having a destination wedding are:*

    *As you must ave noticed in the VDO played earlier *Lot of people generally come back and organise Reception in their home town so the people who could not attend destination wedding can bless the couple.*We were the first country to promote Thailand for destination weddings, with the efforts of TAT India and support from TAT head office currently over 300 Indian weddings are held annually. Not only weddings we also get celebrations such as birthdays, anniversary, graduation, bachlors parties. *There are direct flights from all major Indian cities to Bangkok. *The marketing activities that TAT is doing in India will be briefed by Khun Isra and Khun Soraya , Directors of TAT New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.*