Highlights from the Jury Meet – WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018
Manish Malhotra, Devangi Nishar, Tina Tahiliani Parikh, Malavika Sangghvi, Jaspreet Chandok, Pradeep Guha, Taljinder Singh share insights on what it takes to be the biggest Wedding Influencers in India.
What do the biggest Wedding Influencers in India have in common? Is it the vision to think big? Or is it the ability to constantly delight with innovative ideas or impress with something unexpected? We put the question to the esteemed jury members of the WeddingSutra Influencer Awards 2018 which is set to take place in association with the Seychelles Tourism Board.
The panel of jury members came together for a power-packed luncheon at The Souk, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai on March 31st. One key goal of getting these eminent personalities from the worlds of fashion, media, retail, and hospitality was to discuss how to foster innovation in the wedding industry.
There was an engaging discussion on what creativity means in this market and how does one define influence. Jury members presented their insights into the evolving tastes of new-age brides, the manner in which destination weddings have impacted the bridal jewellery market, and even how the wedding industry has become a agent for the best talent drawn from fields such as filmmaking and event management.
Read more about what our jury members had to say below:
From left to right – Jaspreet Chandok, Pradeep Guha, Devangi Parekh, Madhulika Mathur (Co-founder and Director, WeddingSutra),
Manish Malhotra, Tina Tahiliani, Taljinder Singh, Malavika Sangghvi, Parthip Thyagarajan (Co-founder and CEO, WeddingSutra)
|“The ‘Virushka’ (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) wedding inspired many couples not to think OTT (over the top), but focus on intimate and elegant celebrations.”|
|“2017 was an exciting year for bridesmaids. After all, why should brides alone have all the fun!”|
|“Wedding and travel go hand in hand and this has influenced how everyone buys and wears fashion and jewelry.”|
|“Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra have indeed changed the way we look at celebrations.”|
|“The wedding industry attracts brilliant talent from event management to decor and design, as well as filmmaking/ photography.”|
|“Wedding venues are not just beautiful spaces for weddings, they are also a canvas for your wedding photography.”|
|“Today’s bride is very conscious of the environment and is on the lookout for designs made by socially responsible brands.”|
This April, get ready to witness the unveiling of the biggest bridal and wedding influencers of the year at WeddingSutra’s 1st ever WeddingSutra Influencer Awards at Crystal Room, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, on April 25, 2018.