“We aim to keep the couple and their families happy", says Keyur Patel from Prasang Events
by Madiha Khan Weddings | September 18, 2019 | Promo Feature
Keyur Patel Prasang Events and Entertainment
Planning a wedding requires many decisions to be made, tasks to be accomplished, and opinions to be taken, while doing the entire planning and managing process. In a recent conversation with Keyur Patel, Director, Prasang Events and Entertainment, he spoke about how he manages multiple opinions while planning a wedding, and upcoming trends this season. Know more in the excerpts below -
1) What are the new trends in wedding decor the millennial couples are asking for?
New Generation, Modern Thoughts and global influence - There are 2 types of couples, one with Western influence and one with cultural and traditional influence. Themes also depend on the selection of venues.
- For a destination wedding at a beachside venue, people usually choose the bohemian theme for brunch and pool party or go for tropical floral. For mehndi couples mostly select rustic with bright colour combinations or Phoolo ki Holi. And for the wedding and reception at the beach, they mostly go with exclusive floral setup or a vintage theme.
- For the Palatial or heritage venues where you already have the beauty of venue itself couple have started selecting regal, heritage, traditional themes which match the venue’s look and feel.
- When there is a big fat wedding and the clients don’t mind to spend more, we can get venues in well advance and can create sets like very popular ones, which include temple theme mainly inspired from south Indian temple or even a tropical jungle theme reception where the use of green foliage, exotic flowers, mirrors are used.
2) How difficult do you think is to combine suggestions from couples and their families and offer solutions? For example, bringing together fresh quirky elements of wedding decor with traditional options shared by the couple's parents.
Nowadays couples are 80% involved in terms of selection of venue, decor, invitation and all elements of the wedding. Yes, the family is also important as financial aspects are mostly decided by the parents. Keeping that in mind, we have to make both of them happy and need to create a balance. We always prefer to have the family’s opinion on major decisions but we have to respect the couple’s choice more as it's their day. We have a creative team and they always find out solutions for these kinds of situations. Example, in a recent wedding the bride’s dad wanted mandola to be the theme and the bride wanted more of white and red florals. So, we balanced out both of their choices to create something that both of them loved.
3) According to you what are the upcoming trends in terms of venue selection? Do you think couples are drifting away from the idea of hosting functions in banquets?
Yes, the clients which we cater to now are not very interested in banquet weddings, the new mindset is of having a more personalised wedding so fewer people are invited, couples want either a destination wedding or a wedding at the personal farm or home or a pretty private garden. Weddings of 300/400 people with 3 functions are preferred rather than a banquet function of 800 to 2000 people.
In a recent conversation with Keyur Patel, Director, Prasang Events and Entertainment, he spoke about how he manages multiple opinions while planning a wedding, and upcoming trends this season.