ITE India Pvt. Ltd. organised its flagship show, the Bride and Groom Exhibition from 1st to 3rd July 2017 at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
Started in 1999 Bride & Groom Exhibition is an annual eventwhich takes pride to be one among the first few shows that introduced wedding fashion & lifestyle to the country. The show aims at displaying creativity of Indian craftsmen especially women. Bride and Groom 2017 showcased traditional and semi-traditional designer collections under one roof. Be it exquisite designer outfits, sparkling jewellery, footwear, make-up assistance, wedding photography to honeymoon packages the exhibition had everything to offer under one roof.
Bride & Groom Exhibition being the first show of the season was a much awaited event for many who are planning to get hitched this year or early next year. The show was open to both business visitors and end-consumers, who were highly impressed by the trademark styles and exclusive designs at 2017 edition of the show. The designs presented at the show reflected various cultures and traditions of the country as many of the expert designers from different states of India participated in it. The show had more than 120 exhibitors and saw new brand launches too.
The exhibitors were pleased by the efforts taken by the organisers to promote the show though a few of them were not happy with the responses. Here’s what the exhibitors and visitors had to say about the show:
“We have been associated with this show since last 7 years and we come back every year because we get a lot of good clients from here.”– Sabby from Ram Krishna Sarees (Exhibitor)
“Customers here only want pieces which are less-priced, other the experience of the show is fine”–Tina Kharbanda from Raya By Lakshita (Exhibitor)
“We are into floral-art services which is a new concept to the industry. This exhibition has given us a very good platform and the responses are also positive”–Pooja Vashisht from Ultimate Planner (Exhibitor)
“We deal in wholesale of bridal sarees and through this exhibition we have just entered the retail market. This show is helping us get customers for both retail and wholesale.”–Shray Chhabra from Chhabra SRS (Exhibitor)
“I have been participating in the show from past 5 years and the organisers of the show have been very supportive but we have seen a decline in the overall footfall of the show.”– Karan Sabbarwal from Prem Studio (Exhibitor)
“Bride Groom Exhibitions always have a wide range of products and being a smart buyer it enables me to compare and buy products.”– Mrs. Marwah (Visitor)
“This exhibition is a very different experience for me and I happy that it allows me to explore new and quality products in bridal fashion.”– Pooja Singh (Visitor)
In India, weddings are a big affair. Today people have a very refined taste for the wedding costumes, decoration, make-up and accessories they need and the trends are changing. Earlier, weddings were a time when people chose to go for traditional styles but now they a lot of them are opting for indo-western designs. Also, the Indian wedding fashion is leaving a mark globally with its increasing popularity in different parts of the world. Thus an exhibition like Bride & Exhibition is a relevant platform.