2 months ago
Early in 2016 I was part of the #ShalBeWed wedding, where my best friend married his now wife of two years in Delhi. The aspect of this wedding that stood out for me then and still stands as one of the most memorable experiences I've had at a wedding is the fact that despite both the groom and the bride being from Delhi and the wedding being hosted in South Delhi, Baraati Inc - our wedding planners made it so that it felt like a holiday getaway / destination wedding. The wedding was a combination of intimate events hosted at the groom's house and larger more extravagant events in SurajKund in Haryana. Baraati found an inexplicable location that was 15 mins from SOuth Delhi that still somehow carried with it the privacy and scale of a wedding that may as well have been hosted in the Aravallis. This was a wedding that could be characterised as an 'Everything Affair'. It was small and grand in scale. It was a home wedding and a holiday for every one involved. Each event was unique and bucked the traditions of an archetypical Hindu wedding. All the while still honoring the best values that represented the marriage of a Oriya-Punjabi and Up-Bihari. Baraati Inc managed to make everything run on time - which involved liasing with our vendors as well as creating personal relationships with all the guests. They basic lynchpins of any wedding - the liquor management, the decor and the transport were something we didn't worry about at all because at no point during the wedding did any of these aspects present themselves as problems. Baraati Inc planned and addressed them all. Another thing that sticks in my mindseye as a keystone of this wedding was the fact that all the individualistic asks that groom and bride made, including switching events around and asking for characteristic flairs in the processions like a motorcycle Baraat etc, were handled without a hitch. Finally I am also thankful to Baraati for the extraordinary quality of their vendor base. It was certainly beyond the abilities of any of us among the friends and family to find both value for money and the ability to cater to these personalised ideas. Baraati found a decor team that gave us a grand motif in a practical spacee. Their handpicked recommendation regarding the photography team gave us a really unique and evocative wedding album that not only captured but augmented the feel of the wedding. Their bartending crew at every event was top notch in presentation, a style and technical expertise and frankly Ive yet to see a better on ground team to handle the little issues that inevitably and invariably come up at a wedding inspite of the greatest foresight. I count the Baraati team members, to this day, among my personal friends and all of that was because of the personal nature of the relationships they cultivated during the wedding. SOmething, that no doubt stands them in good stead in the work that they do. My best to them and if anyone reading this is looking for quality, value and signature style for a wedding they may be a part of soon, I can not recommend Baraati Inc. enough. This was my first wedding. It was their 26th at the time. Sometimes, when you want a job done right - you should just go to the experts.