India the next big destination for weddings & events : Geeta Raj, Wow Venue
There are a number of international clients who want to renew their vows by the traditional Indian ceremony, no matter which part of the world they are in, writes Geeta Raj, Founder Wow Venue.
Cheers to our Event industry folks for doing a great job at the International wedding sector.
While we are all here trying to bring in new international destinations to the BIG FAT INDIAN Wedding - there will be a lot out there who want to connect to their roots Maybe have a mother or Father of Indian origin, who never went back to her own land - thinking that this is a good place for their children. but now want to look at their country to do traditional Indian ceremonies etc
While speaking to a lot of young Phirangs, I see the enthusiasm in their eyes about how colourful our clothes are, how sparkling our festivals are how they relish Indian food & almost all of them want to make Indian friends which makes them go for the big fat Indian wedding. they love the rituals, the Mehendi.......
When the Mighty Thor to Jonty Rhodes, name their daughters India, inspired by the rich mix of our culture.....
At wowvenue.com we have come across many international clients who want to renew their vows by the traditional Indian ceremony, no matter which part of the world they are in, they come back to India, bringing with them all guests from around the world, which in turn are our future clients for weddings in Indian style.
We all know about Rajasthan weddings in palaces - we may have already done a few 1000 crore weddings in Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer etc.
Now the MTDCs move to open their forts for the International wedding sector is a great move by Maharashtra tourism secretary -Vinita Vaid Singhal They have identified 25 forts in Maharashtra that can be leased out to the hospitality industry, with this WE can bring in a million dollars euros & pounds into the country.
Rock events & Concerts in the forts are going to be the next big thing - You Bet
Same can be applied to the temples which are about thousands of years old, religious ceremonies can be performed in the same grandeur as the Rajasthan weddings
Gujarat is the valour of colour - with the popularity of the Raan festival in Kutch has brought a huge Firangi fraternity to them.
Historic Temples of the Kerala & Karnataka can be combined for weddings with beach ceremonies, bringing in a mix of traditional & modernism to the event.
The Khajurao built in the Chandela Dynasty is famous around the world for its passionate sculptures - the Mangateshwart temple here has a ling which stands 8 feet tall. With intricate architecture and calming atmosphere, this is a perfect wedding destination for the International clients.
Showcase events have introduced us to some fabulous folk music, I think we could bring them to corporate events in a big way.
All this could bring in huge job opportunities to the rural sector & double our country revenues by the event industry, which is expected to cross Rs 10,000 crore mark by 2020- 21 as per EEMA report.
So here we are to bring in more international clients to the Wedding destination- India.
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