A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and planning one can be very exhilarating. But it can be very stressful and leave the couple overwhelmed with regards to many things. How much to spend? Where to celebrate it? Who to invite? What décor and entertainment? The list is endless with thousands of minor details to take care of as well.
Until recently, planning an Indian wedding meant one just one thing. The couples and families did all the arrangements, the organisation and supervision of the entire wedding process. It also meant all involved had a say too and we are all familiar with the “too many cooks…” adage; the end result possibly being a far cry from the dream nuptials the couple had in mind.
Nowadays, although it is still largely a family affair, many couples prefer to sit back and enjoy the day, while opting for professional help to deal with the complexities of a big fat desi wedding. A good wedding planner is worth their weight in gold and will script, edit, direct and produce your special day to ensure it is filled with fun and goes off without a hitch. Managing every aspect of the wedding celebration is the job of the wedding planner in addition to actually orchestrating the entire event. And a good planner will also understand well the cultural, emotional and creative nuances of planning your big day as well as, blend tradition and modernity with the personalities of the couple.
A good wedding planner will also know the art of conceptualising, putting together and executing a dream wedding, always keeping in mind the many aspects that are part of the numerous events. They will also know the best vendors for the job so you will have one less thing to worry about. They will also be able to handle any issues that may crop up in dealing with the various vendors, a possibility especially if you live outside the country you are celebrating your wedding.
The best part about a wedding planner is that you can choose to be totally involved in the planning process or leave it entirely up to the planner. Not only will you save time, but you’ll also be able to get the most value for money spent.
We started by planning our own weddings and friends’ weddings, as well as helping to organise other social events for the local Indian community here. These events became the seeds which led to other people who had attended our events here, to recommend Thailand as a destination to others who ended up coming here to seek our casual help and eventually, our professional help in organising these events. Read more »
Pink Palki’s three partners are a team of fabulous, young-ish girls from Bangkok, each with our own quirks and areas of expertise. After having helped organise many baby showers, birthdays and weddings of family and friends, event planning and management was just a natural progression. Our first wedding came through two handsome brothers who needed some help with the creative elements of a wedding, and we just couldn’t say no! And the work has been coming in ever since. Read more »
Ever since my early teens, I’ve always had a strong passion for the creative arts. At any opportunity, I would be helping friends and family for an event or function allowing me to gain the necessary experience and experiment with my methods. The particular niche idea of wedding planning came into existence only after I did my daughter’s wedding. People immediately began to notice my work and began to enlist my help and from then onwards, my work just took a life of its own. Read more »