In honor of Band Baaja Baaraat, we decided we needed to find out what goes into planning a wedding and especially a Bollywood themed wedding. Since we knew we needed an expert, we went to wedding planners extraordinaire Divya Chadha and Neha Chadha, who own AKA: A Klass Apart – a full service event management and wedding planning company. Divya and Neha gave us the insider scoop on some of the incredible events the company has planned, including a Bollywood themed Sangeet (music night) for 2000. They also shared fabulous tips for creating a wedding or Bollywood themed event that will be filled with bling, with style and most importantly Bollywood magic!
As a wedding planner for close to a decade – I’ve come to realize that no matter where in the world one is – somehow everyone has in some way come in contact with Bollywood.
There is a growing demand for Bollywood themed weddings – more so now amongst the NRI market as it’s the easiest way for them to relate to the Indian culture and roots. However, from a planners’ perspective I feel it is more for certain aspects of Bollywood to be incorporated into the wedding than making it a “Bollywood wedding”.
The common misconception is that a Bollywood wedding means spending a mini-fortune – but it doesn’t have to be. A Bollywood theme wedding according to me is more about the ambiance, d