EVENT The wedding fair at Marriott Convention Centre had all the wedding requirements under one roof

Planning a wedding can be a harrowing experience. Keeping a tab on every detail and smooth execution of each task which usually starts with the pre wedding celebrations requires a herculean effort and meticulous planning. But what if you find a one-stop shop for all the wedding related details? Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre had organised a two-day wedding fair which had stalls ranging from jewellers, wedding trousseau makers, wedding card designers, the mithaiwallas and if none of these worked, there were also the wedding planners.

On a raised platform, was a glittering mandap decorated with ornate bouquets and a group of musicians engaged in playing the traditional wedding notes. “That is the temple set-up. Even though most people still prefer to go with a traditional set-up, but these days more and more couple and their families are opting for themed weddings,” explains Jaideep Das from KMK Event Management who handles weddings and caterings besides organising corporate events. He adds that they take care of every wedding detail right from the invitation cards, decoration and security guards so that the families can sit back and enjoy the wedding.

In fact, customisation is the flavour of the wedding season. Wedding card makers Priyal Biyani of Utsav cards says, “Instead of going with the readymade cards couples prefer different set of cards for family and friends these days.”

Antique jewellery designs and diamonds are popular bridal jewellery,” says a sales person of GRT jewellers who also had set their stall in the fair. The fair also had a decent collection of traditional pattu saris, fancy saris, ghagra choli and designer saris which has a mix and match of netted pallu and a benarasi silk body.

Almond House and Bikanervala too had set their stalls with their eclectic collection of sweets and savouries.

They had various gift packages which included dry fruits, namkeens and customised set of sweets.

In true Rajasthani style, a young man quietly sitting and making lacquer bangles attracted the most amount of attention and a mehndi designer with mehndi cones completed the wedding fair.