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Big Fat Indian Wedding: US Suburban Hotels see Bright Spot for Business in it

Renaissance Schaumburg hosted 60 weddings last year in 2015, of which 20 were Indian weddings

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  • With summer weddings witnessing a boost, the suburban hotels have gained much priority
  • An Indian wedding comprising of 400 individuals costs up to $250,000 on an average
  • Chicago is the second city with highest Indian American population

Indian Weddings are indeed ‘Big’ and ‘Fat’! Perhaps, it is one of the expensive celebrations and on an average, weddings for Indian couples have about 400 guests and cost around $250,000, said a report by Indian Wedding Magazine. Due to huge investment and grandeur, that the wedding celebrations bring with it, the suburban hotels are therefore planning to educate their staffs on how to appeal to Indian families.

Earlier the Indian weddings were popular with Indian hotels or event management companies purely a national business, but now this business has spread its wings across the globe and is considered as one of the major businesses across several countries. With summer weddings witnessing a boost, the suburban hotels have gained much priority.

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Even though the grandeur of the Indian weddings bring smile to many, but it gets difficult for many to meet the expenses. Therefore, people belonging to middle class or lower middle class in particular, start saving for the wedding right from the birth of a child. Conditions are precarious in case of a girl child as demand for dowry is rampant in India, even after it is considered as a punishable offence in Indian Law.

Schaumburg Renaissance. Image Souce: Wikimedia Commons
Schaumburg Renaissance. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Last Week Seema Jain, director of multicultural affairs for Marriott International, was invited in Renaissance Schaumburg to witness how one can attract more business in this season. A Mehendi artist applied the henna on the hands of the employees, while Jain made them understand about Indian weddings by using some video clips from Bollywood movies. Renaissance Schaumburg hosted 60 weddings last year, of which 20 were Indian weddings, said a report.

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A mehendi artist applying mehendi on a bride. Image source: hdmehndi.blogspot.com
A mehendi artist applying mehendi on a bride. Image source: hdmehndi.blogspot.com

According to US Census, Chicago is the second city with highest Indian American population in the country. An Indian wedding of 1500 people accounts for  $2 million. To help in smooth and easy going functions, there are wedding planners who plans especially for Indian weddings.

Unlike other weddings, an Indian wedding accompanies many functions like Mehendi, Sangeet and others and hence, attracting a good deal of money from the families. A wedding of an Indian Couple attracts 3 times money from that of others.

“A South Asian wedding is actually a production,” quoted Sabrina Hans, who has been planning Indian weddings in the Midwest for more than 15 years to Associated Press. Naturally, huge profit in the business, makes it a luring option for businessmen.

-This article is compiled by a staff-writer at NewsGram.

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  • AJ Krish

    With so many weddings taking place abroad, it is not a wonder that the suburban hotels are adapting to Indian customers and catering to their needs.

  • Aparna Gupta

    Its awesome that our Indian culture is gaining popularity abroad. They should also know about Indian wedding.

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  • AJ Krish

    With so many weddings taking place abroad, it is not a wonder that the suburban hotels are adapting to Indian customers and catering to their needs.

  • Aparna Gupta

    Its awesome that our Indian culture is gaining popularity abroad. They should also know about Indian wedding.

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All of these are the unique wedding gifts ideas to give your friend some fantastic feelings of the day

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A wedding ceremony is one the best occasions in everyone’s life. It is the beginning of a new relationship where a couple united in the marriage. Wedding ceremonies serve different purposes which are often a cherished moment in a couple’s life. A wedding ceremony is a public display of marriage vows in which a couple enters into the marital contract. It is also a commitment and love for each other in the presence of family and friends. A wedding ceremony is a traditional function where both bride and groom tie a knot of love to live together in life.

The wedding vows help couples to proclaim their love and commitment to the relationship.
People follow their unique cultures for the wedding vows and practices. It is the beautiful way of entering into the pious relationship of husband and wife. A wedding day is a special
occasion on which one gets related to another person with his heart and soul. You can also
play an important role to surprise your best friend on his/her wedding ceremony.

There are different ways to give some amazing feelings to your close ones on their wedding
day.

Personalized gifts for the couple:

Everyone plan some unique gifts according to the passions and hobbies of the recipients. The gifts can help to create some beautiful memories of the day. The wedding gifts should
be unique for the new couple. You can plan some personalized gifts to surprise your close
friend during their wedding ceremony. You can choose gifts like photo frames, home decors, crafted crockeries, and photo cushions, etc. for the wedding couple. Or you can get the gifts online according to every occasion like the wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, exciting rakhi gifts, birthday gifts and many more like these. It is the best way to wish them a bright future together.

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A wedding cake is the most awaited dessert of the celebration. Pixabay

Flowers and bouquets for the couple:

Flowers play an essential role in the wedding ceremonies. The beautiful flowers are used to
decorate the wedding place. People choose their unique wedding themes for the
celebration. The bright flowers are mostly for the ornamental purposes. Flowers also look
beautiful and thoughtful for the memorable celebrations. You can also dedicate some colorful flowers to the wedding couple. Make a large mixed flowers bouquet to congratulate
the couple. It will give them a special feeling of the day. These beautiful wedding flowers will be the perfect gift for your friend on this memorable day.

Designer cake for the sweet couple:

A wedding cake is the most awaited dessert of the celebration. Everyone plans some
designer cakes for their memorable day. A cake also helps to create some best moments of
the wedding ceremony. You can surprise your best friend with a delicious wedding cake. Try to make it a personalized anniversary cake using an attractive theme for the new couple. You can use some romantic themes which represent the couple’s bonding. Try to make a 3- tier cake using some delicious flavors and ingredients. Also you can get the cake online for every occasion like the gifts for example wedding cake, yummy happy birthday cake, It will be a nice wedding gift from your side to your best friend on his/her wedding day.

All of these are the unique wedding gifts ideas to give your friend some fantastic feelings of
the day.