Media

Thanks to the national and international publications for writing about India as a Wedding Destination, fortunate enough for recognition as a pioneer Destination Wedding Planner. Here are some of the references from media.

My recent piece of Article about “tips to budget a Destination Wedding” in Femina Wedding Times (June 2017)

 

 

 

 

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Honored to receive “Appreciation Award” for contribution to Wedding Industry on occasion of Wedding Planners Day held in Jaipur

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Our Wedding  (Deepti & Varun) featured in Femina Wedding Times (Sept 2016)
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Featured in EventFAQS

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More at http://www.eventfaqs.com/

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Small big Bang – featured amongst 30 die hard entrepreneurs in India

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Honor to be featured amongst Top 30 die hard Entrepreneurs in India. Handpicked out of hundreds of successful entrepreneurs around the country by Students of IIM (Indian Institute of Management), my journey so far has been published in the Book “Small Big Bang” recently.

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Featured as “the best Wedding Planner for Weddings in Rajasthan” in CEO Lifestyle Magazine, Nov 2014 edition

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More at http://issuu.com/ceolifestyle/docs/ceo_lifestyle_november_issue_5abc6c6846b00c/1

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BeBeautiful – Oct 2014

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Online Marketing Specialist and management graduate, Ankit Bhargava has over 13 years of experience in the travel industry and eventually turned that expertise into becoming a Destination Wedding Expert. And he believes in going that extra mile to put a smile on a bride’s face. To help you plan a seamlessly easy, efficient and beautiful destination wedding, we asked Ankit the tough questions you need to get you started. Read on to see what the expert in the house had to say.

More at : http://www.bebeautiful.in/lifestyle/art-and-culture/everything-you-need-to-know-about-planning-a-destination-wedding

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Navhind Times – Sep 2014

navhindWith an experience in wedding planning spanning a decade and three years, Ankit Bhargava, founder and chief wedding planner, Regal Weddings, who has organised weddings all over the country, says: “Goa has always been known for its holiday mood, sunny beaches, laid back atmosphere, drink and dance, which goes perfectly with a destination wedding idea. Also, accessibility by air, large luxury resorts, sea food and publicity efforts by the industry has added to the success of Goa being a preferred wedding destination.”

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Travel in Style – November 2013
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The Times of India – Nov 2013
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Destination wedding planner Ankit Bhargava says, “There has been a slight decline in the number of people opting for palaces, because they have become common. But they still continue to rule the popularity charts. Their novelty factor is simply unmatchable.” Depending on the palace and wedding package, an ordinary wedding would start from `25,000 per person for two nights, of course there’s no upper limit.

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Deccan Chronicles – Nov. 2013

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According to wedding planners, Kerala is getting a lot of enquiries for conducting weddings along with Rajasthan and Goa. Ankit Bhargava, co-founder and director of the Rajasthan-based Regal Weddings Pvt. Ltd, says Kerala is an ideal place for weddings with natural themes. “Apart from this, houseboats are fit for gatherings. Hill station resorts have superb green surroundings. Backwater resorts offer a variety of cultural experiences with modern day luxury”, he says.

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Daily Pioneer – Nov. 2013
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Ankit Bhargava, who has planned many dreams at Samode Palace, says: “The hunt for aesthetics and traditional weddings ends here. Rambagh and Jai Mahal have moved out of the wedding business, but people can still go to Raj Palace and Devi Garh.”
Suryagarh Fort in Jaisalmer allows for a ring ceremony with the backdrop of the sunset at the dunes, camel rides on the Thar, a royal wedding procession, surreal evenings by mashaals and a candle-lit fort. A couple can tie the knot amid the elements of fire and water at the Bawdi.

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DNA – Sept. 2013

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Ankit Bhargava, who has been in the business for the past 13 years, tells dna how although the model is still catching on in India, it can still work out as a better alternative than the traditional wedding. “Destination Weddings are still a novice concept to the Indian family. Originally it would entail the bride and groom eloping to a remote location to get married. This was modified to make it more of a holiday-cum-wedding idea, which has really picked up by us.

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Financial Express – Aug. 2013

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Some of the planners are even witnessing a sea-change in the way payments are being made for pre-booked weddings, with many of them getting as much as 50% of their payments well in advance.

“Usually, we charge 15% of our payments beforehand, but recently we have seen that our customers are splurging. Some of them have already paid 50% of the fees,” says Ankit Bhargava, director of Rajasthan-based Regal-Weddings.

Bhargava is hopeful of a further rise in the number of marriage bookings by NRIs if the rupee rate continues to remain above the 60 mark in the coming two months. Regal-Weddings organises 20-25 marriages for NRIs during the peak season.

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Bridal Mantra – September 2013
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He is the go -to person for destination weddings.Ankit  Bhargava , who started Regal weddings, has more than 350 destination weddings across the country to his credit . Over the past 13 years. Ankit has planned weddings in exotic locales in Rajasthan, Goa Kerela and many more.

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The Daily Pioneer – 24th November 2012

Ankit Bhargava, who has planned many dreams at Samode Palace, says: “The hunt for aesthetics and traditional weddings ends here. Rambagh and Jai Mahal have moved out of the wedding business, but people can still go to Raj Palace and Devi Garh.”

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Interview in Mid Day – 12 December 2011

Regal Weddings, an Udaipur-based wedding planner company attended the event with 22 other wedding and event planners from Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. “The tourism board invited planners who had an online presence and have been in the industry for nine years. They were made to explore 16 resorts  and were introduced to vendors who would aid in organising the wedding,” says co-founder Ankit Bhargava, whose partner Vishv Vijae, attended this junket.

Regal Weddings already caters to foreign clients who wish to have a wedding in India, and Bhargava is in talks to organise a wedding of an Indian couple in Phuket — his first such business deal. “We cater to
foreigners, who choose Indian destination weddings. We also cater to NRIs who want a big Indian wedding.”
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Hospitality Biz Monitor : 14 Dec 2009
(A Journal dedicated to Hospitality Industry in India)

Senior Reporter “Rashmi Pradhan”  published an Article about “Role of Hotels in Destination Weddings in India”. I was interviewed to know the perspective from a Wedding Planners point of view.

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Interview in The Telegraph – 30th September 2007

There’s nothing like a Hum Aapke Hain Kaun wedding. The Udaipur-based Regal Weddings Pvt Ltd has tied up with Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City to offer Bollywood wedding packages. “Clients can choose a wedding backdrop of any film set — from the Taj Mahal to the Mughal Gardens. Local artists sing and dance. The clothes and jewellery are straight out of Hindi films,” says Ankit Bhargava, managing director, Regal Weddings.
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Economic Times – 9th November 2006

Rajasthan, known for it’s royal weddings at heritage properties, tops the list of marriage destinations. “This season we have 20 NRI weddings lined up. Around 60% of our clientele comprises NRIs,” says Ankit Bhargava, director, Regal Weddings, Rajasthan based wedding planners. Generally, the ratio of foreigners to Indians in an NRI wedding is 7:3. On an average, an NRI wedding organised in India costs Rs 50 lakh.

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Wedding Affair Magazine – January 2005

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The wedding planners, Regal Weddings, organised and managed the series of celebrations for the couple’s wedding at the Devigarh Fort Palace … READ THIS ARTICLE

 

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Taipei Times & London Times – 15th April, 2005

Foreigners keen to get married in the opulent and colorful style of Indian maharajas are heading in increasing numbers for Rajasthan, the desert state in northwest India, that boasts more princely families and fairy tale palaces than any other part of India.

Rajasthan has always been popular with tourists but tour operators say that it has now become a wedding destination for Europeans and Americans seeking a grandeur to make their marriages memorable.

“I get over 20 inquiries every month. Every month, at least four or five foreign couples get married here. They know we have a rich cultural heritage and they want the works — all the rituals and ceremonies of a traditional Indian wedding such as the mehndi (henna ceremony) and sangeet (musical evening),” said Ankit Bhargava, director, Regal Weddings in Udaipur.

Bhargava, like other tour operators, is promoting Rajasthan as a unique venue where couples can enjoy a truly royal wedding with decorated elephants, camels and horses, ancient forts and palaces, big brass bands, processions, pathways lined with petals, liveried palace guards holding lances and flaming torches, swirling dancers, and fireworks.

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The Hindu – 15th June 2005

VENUES for weddings are getting more exotic with people opting for palaces and beaches to tie the knot. Now, there are companies to cater to them also.

Regal Weddings.com Pvt Ltd specialises in destination weddings in India. The Director of the Udaipur-based company, Ankit Bhargava, said that the company’s portal has positioned India not just as an exotic place to get married but also for the hospitality and festivity.

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Kismet Magazine : Canada – September 2004

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Regal Weddings featured in North America’s leading Bridal Magazine called “Kismet” in September 2004 Edition. This was one of the first efforts to showcase various Palaces in Rajasthan suitable for Royal Weddings.

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If the wedding of your dreams means traveling to India for an ancient traditional theme, but the planning of such a grand function is just too daunting a task for you to take on, let us introduce you to Regal Weddings. This unique events company has done all of the research for you, and they offer an all inclusive package, from helping you create the theme of your dreams, to ensuring that everything goes according to plan the fine details of budgets, settings, design, organization, transportation and everything else that will make your wedding day perfect! They organize every detail of your wedding including hotel bookings, theme decor, local transportation, floral and lighting décor, traditional attire for Bride, Groom and Guests too, photography, wedding cake, priest’s and anything else you can think of.

They can source out the Traditional entertainers like Folk Dancers/ Musicians, Fire eaters, Snake Charmers, Grand Firework, hire Elephants and Horses for Wedding Procession and all that regality offers to create a unique wedding experience. Mr. Ankit Bhargava, Director of Regal Weddings Pvt. Ltd. in India tells us all about their services, their spectacular locales and everything you might want to know about recruiting the assistance of these unique wedding planners…READ THE ARTICLE

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