Turkey, as the new destination for million-dollar Indian weddings, is said to have already booked numerous reservations for next year, which could surpass the record-setting year of 2019
It has hosted 32 million-dollar Indian weddings throughout the course of this year, making 2019 a record year for the number of lavish Indian weddings held in the country. Growing apace with the demand, Turkey’s efforts aimed at playing a larger role in the Indian wedding industry seem to have paid off as it is gradually gaining a growing share of the main market of the world's wedding tourism.
Most Indian couples prefer to tie the knot in the luxury hotels in Turkey’s resort towns, particularly the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, which is enjoying a boost in tourism year this year. The latest of these extravagant weddings were held on Dec. 10-13 in Antalya’s Serik district. Some 200 guests, who were said to have arrived on private planes, attended the lavish gathering. Besides, chefs, decorators, and technical teams, as well as a part of the equipment, were all brought from India for the event, which was organized by Inventum Global, an Indian wedding organization firm based in Antalya.
Indicating that only 15 weddings were held in Turkey prior to 2019, Bünyat Özpak, one of the co-founders of Inventum Global, said that 32 weddings were held in 2019 alone, a new all-time high.“We organized 25 weddings this year as the company,” he said, adding that together with other companies, this number is estimated to have reached 32.