De­barati Bose

Di­rec­tor of Sales and Mar­ket­ing JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Pune

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LESS IS MORE

In wed­dings to­day, less is more in terms of themes and dé­cor. Cou­ples pre­fer to have quaint des­ti­na­tion wed­dings with their clos­est friends and fam­ily. Peo­ple opt for chic over loud. Tra­di­tional In­dian ex­pe­ri­ences with a pan­gat­style seat­ing and thalis are in­creas­ingly gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity. Gen­er­ally, the du­ra­tion of the stay dur­ing wed­dings is about two nights/three days.

ROLE OF DMCs

We work with key DMCs such as Hori­zon WIE and Vi­vah. At JW Mar­riott Pune, ut­most im­por­tance lies on qual­ity. On case-to­case ba­sis, we are open to the ven­dor/ sup­pli­ers that bring the finest qual­ity of work to the ta­ble and do not stick to any­one in par­tic­u­lar.

PLAN­NING THE BUD­GET

When it comes to wed­ding plan­ning, peo­ple like to spend lav­ishly and do not com­pro­mise on grandeur and fes­tiv­ity. The av­er­age res­i­den­tial wed­ding would cost some­where around `70 lakh.

EX­PER­I­MENT­ING WITH THEMES

The wed­ding trends we see to­day are of colour­themed wed­dings; a lot of dis­cern­ing cou­ples also plan their wed­ding with eco-friendly dé­cor as their share to pre­serve the en­vi­ron­ment. In terms of meals, peo­ple ex­per­i­ment with di­verse cuisines and bite-sized meal por­tions and off­beat entertainment at the wed­ding.

While one part is open to ex­per­i­men­ta­tion and opts for quirky and unique wed­dings, the trend of go­ing tra­di­tional will never fade. As they say, old is gold, the tra­di­tional wed­ding with a pan­gat thali is one of the most sought-af­ter wed­ding themes we do. Peo­ple have moved on from the older op­tions of hav­ing wed­dings in a wed­ding hall and pre­fer hav­ing their wed­dings in ho­tels as it is more con­ve­nient and has­sle free.

You get top-notch qual­ity of stay, food, and other ameni­ties. Peo­ple also pick off­beat des­ti­na­tions for their wed­dings.

NOT AF­FECTED BY THE BAN

For­tu­nately, we are one of the few ho­tels that have not been af­fected by the liquor ban.

De­mon­eti­sa­tion to some ex­tent worked in our favour as large-scale wed­dings (over 3000 pax), which we were un­able to ac­com­mo­date, were be­ing re­duced to smaller sizes like 500-1000 pax, which we could ex­e­cute.

OUT-OF-THE-BOX RE­QUESTS

One time, on the wed­ding day, the groom’s fa­ther had mis­placed his out­fit that he was sup­posed to wear dur­ing the wed­ding cer­e­mony. The ho­tel helped him pur­chase a new out­fit im­me­di­ately.

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