Thailand is set to become the Number one destination for Indian Weddings in 2023
Since the year 2010 when well-heeled Indian families started considering overseas destinations for weddings, Thailand emerged as the most sought-after International destination. From Bangkok to Koh Samui, Pattaya to Phuket, Hua Hin to Chiang Mai, picture-perfect venues, imbibed with the city’s distinct, flavor, and landscape, have played host to memorable Indian weddings, celebrations, and honeymoon getaways. Bollywood actors Imran Khan and Varun Dhawan, as well as Fashion Influencer Nishka Lulla, daughter of veteran designer Neeta Lulla, are only a few of India’s rich and famous who were drawn to Thailand’s versatility and pristine beauty for their special moments.
While most people imagine destination weddings to be limited to small getaways with just friends and family, Thailand holds a unique allure for Indian families seeking grand celebrations with huge guest lists. Post the spell of intimate weddings during the pandemic, it has bounced back as the top destination for the Big Fat Indian wedding too.
Abhirath Shah, Founder of ANS Weddings recently assisted with managing a high-profile Mumbai-based couple’s wedding at Banyan Tree Phuket which in his words is perfectly tailored to the discerning guest list. He shares, “The lush greenery and beautiful spaces of the waterfront property lend itself very well to Indian weddings, both intimate and grand. The all-pool villas also added on the experience of a luxurious getaway for all the guests.”
“Thailand has always fared well for Indian weddings, and has continued to do so even post the Pandemic,” says Vikram Mehta of Mpire Weddings, India’s leading luxury event consultants. “Thailand has a diverse mix of boutique, offbeat, and grand properties that all greatly value business from Indian families for their celebrations and special occasions.”
Co-Founder of The Global Design Co. Sunny Chotwani says, “I have been traveling to Thailand for the past 12 years, and there is always something new to discover. While there are many other destinations in the Middle East, Europe, and other countries that are tapping into the Big Indian wedding today, Thailand offers the versatility of the venue, service, and accessibility for Indian families like no other.”
From edgy cityscapes to quaint coastal havens, there is something for every kind of wedding in the Land of Smiles. Some of the best Thailand venues expected to be hosting high-profile business families, corporate barons, Influencers, and many others in 2022-23 include Anantara Riverside in Bangkok, Hua Hin’s Sheraton Resort and Spa, SO Sofitel Hua Hin, and Dusit Thani, Rayong’s Marriott Resort and Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Marriott properties JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Banyan Tree Phuket and Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort.
With all the experience, versatility, and finesse Thailand hotels have to offer, they will continue to be the popular choice for Indian weddings in the years to come. With a thriving event industry in Bangkok replete with vendors specifically catering to the needs and requirements of Indian couples and families for occasions both intimate and grand, planning a destination wedding in Thailand is as memorable as it is convenient. For families looking at India-based planners specializing in Thailand- well-known wedding planners like Saffronstrings, Foreign Wedding Planners, Mpire Weddings, Marriageuana, and Innocept Consulting are a few among the many that are adept at identifying venues, negotiating contracts, and getting the best of vendors to orchestrate dreamy weddings in Thailand.
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