• Ajay Manaktala

2020 Indian Wedding Trends

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

Ajay Manaktala is one the leaders of planing, organizing and DJ'ing Big Fat Indian weddings across the world. His Quora answers alone have helped hundreds of thousands of brides on their big day.



Great Indian Weddings Balance Trends and Tradition


Indian weddings continue to set the stage for lavishness across the globe.


Akon recently performed at this wedding in Phuket (along with some other familiar looking guy named Salman) and everyone is trying to do things differently.


However, for most of us even if you have a million dollar house or both of you are doctors and engineers, you don't want to spend half your savings on an insanely luxurious wedding, because, well...all of us are still middle-class deep down.


I see a lot of articles on magazine sites talking about the hottest designers and the best organic sushi for your wedding...but like, come on na?


Sushi is awesome but get me the GARLIC NAAN BRO!

Indian Wedding Trends in America
I'm so glad we didn't insist on suits cause this outfit is fire.

We want our good Indian food, we want Bollywood music despite however cool the young kids push for Drake, and we want our moms and dads to be smiling as we rock that Sari or Kurta.


For Indian weddings in America, you can easily do the hottest trends and also make it all come together for the entire family.


What Makes a Good Indian Wedding?


Being in this business, the number one thing I notice is that many people correlate spending more with better wedding.


That couldn't be further from the truth.

  • Yes a beautiful venue helps.

  • Yes a Hawaii is awesome.

  • Yes fireworks are cool.


But have you ever been to a wedding and heard a guest say "Wow she should have worn Manish Malhotra instead of that simple $2,000 lehenga?


Probably not right?



In all my years of doing this, I can tell you, aside from hiring John Legend to play (for $400,000) or having a groom helicopter into his baraat (which again, isn't even really enjoying your Baraat), the number one thing that makes a good Indian is stuff that makes your guests feel welcome.


And that you had time for them aside from just a selfie.

Ok? So....


What are the best Indian wedding trends for 2020?



From belly dancers to magicians, stand up comedians and singers, these are some the latest trends we're seeing in the Indian wedding across the world:




1. Bridal Fashion Styles | INDIA is KILLING IT