Saniya Gandhi & Hemant Bhardwaj

Why did you choose Thailand?

Because that is where Saniya (the bride) is from. It is her hometown.

Which city was the wedding in?

Bangkok.

Which hotels did you choose for your functions?

Dusit Thani Bangkok and the Grand Hyatt Erawan.

How many guests were there?

We had about 250 for the welcome dinner and ladies’ lunch and approximately 1,200 for the sangeet and wedding.

Your most memorable moment?

It is so difficult to pick one. We loved every function, especially the craziness of the welcome dinner and sangeet night. However, the most memorable moment would have to be when we finally saw each other in front of the mandap (which was so beautifully decorated) just before the jai mala. Saniya was escorted by her brothers from the palki, and Hemant was waiting for her just in front of the mandap.

How many different functions were there?

We had four functions. The welcome dinner was at the D’Sens Restaurant at the Dusit Thani Hotel and theme was Latin, ‘Viva La Vida’. International cuisine with an emphasis on Thai and Indian was served. For entertainment, we had salsa dancers, a photo booth and a DJ from India. The ladies’ sangeet/ lunch was at the bride’s house with a ‘Summer Breeze’ theme with Thai and Indian cuisines, tarot card readers, nail art, dhol player and a DJ. The sangeet night was at the Dusit Thani Hotel ballroom with a ‘Haveli’ theme. The food was an international selection and the entertainment included a dhol player, bartenders from India, a DJ, and a pumpkin carriage entrance for the bride. The reception theme was Mughal/Royal Indian and was held at the Grand Hyatt Erawan ballroom. The baraat was in a vintage car, there was a palki for the bride, and the entertainment included a dhol player, and a jazz band.

Wedding Planner:

Sparklite Entertainment

At A Glance

No of rooms: 517
Ballroom Setup:
Round Table with stage: 700
Cocktail with stage: 1,500
Theatre with stage: 1,200

Other Function area (capacity)
Dusit Thani Hall:
Banquet: 400
Cocktail: 450
Theater: 450

Saladaeng Room:
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 100
Theater: 100

Silom and Lumpini Rooms:
Banquet: 50
Cocktail: 50
Theater: 50
Library: 1918
Banquet: 50
Cocktail: 60
Theater: 50

In-house wedding planner: Yes
Indian cuisine: No
Outside catering allowed: Yes, additional charges will aply
Beauty salon: Yes
Spa: Yes
Evening functions end: Negotiable

Price range
Rooms: US$150-350
International buffet: US$50
Indian Buffet: N/A

Address
946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +662200-9000
dtbk@dusit.com
www.dusit.com