We're only a few months into 2023 and already, it feels like somebody is getting married every week. While the last few years mid-pandemic were quite the roller coaster, couples are making up for it by now making sure their special day has a whole new look and feel. Weddings are expected to be spectacular, with couples eager to celebrate their love grandly after uncertainty and postponement. Couples are ready to tie the knot and make up for missed time with their friends and family. However, they still want to maintain a personal and intimate feel at their functions. As the wedding business develops, so do the trends and 2023 is no exception. From micro weddings to eco-friendly celebrations, 2023 promises to bring a fresh perspective to the traditional wedding. Whether it's incorporating cultural traditions or offering a menu that hold special meaning, 2023 is set to be a year where couples can truly make their wedding day their own. Priti S Sidhwaani of DreamzKrraft lends her expertise on what we can expect of Indian weddings in 2023.
1. The Big, Fat Indian Wedding
Post-Covid, weddings are getting fancier. Families are increasingly opting for big, fat, Indian weddings with large setups, grand decor, themed events, and plenty of entertainment.
2. Modern And Traditional Fusion
Couples don't want to go the completely traditional route. They are looking for a mixture of Indian traditions and modern elements to make weddings more in tune with their sensibilities. This also tends to make the ceremonies easier to execute and more interesting with destination weddings.
3. Old World Charm For NRI Weddings
Indians, especially those living abroad, have definitely been seduced by India's rich heritage of grand palaces, seaside venues and picturesque mountains. That's why they are increasingly more interested in heritage locations and the old-fashioned look and feel of hotels that remind people of a time gone by when they get married.
4. Destination Weddings
While not a new concept, destination weddings have picked up in popularity post Covid. Couples are looking at new destinations, new experiences and fresh countries that promise a unique experience. A grand tour of Europe, a palatial party in Udaipur, a scenic jaunt through California's wine country, a spectacular ceremony in the middle of gorgeous Dubai, or an exploration of the Peruvian countryside - destination weddings across India and the globe are perfect for those who love to explore new destinations and want their wedding to be different from the rest.
In conclusion, weddings in 2023 will be a reflection of the couple's personality and preferences. The most crucial thing is for couples to design a day that reflects their own love story and creates memories that will last a lifetime. Whatever the trend at the time, the couple's love and dedication to one another should always be the centre of attention.
Priti S Sidhwaani is the Founder and CEO of DreamzKrraft, an award-winning wedding planning firm.