For Couples Only
Launched in 2014, JetSetGo is aiming for the skies when it comes to changing luxury wedding experiences. Booking a plane and heading off to an exotic locale has never been easier. JetSetGo provides planes of all sizes to fly guests to and from the wedding venue. “And yes, the party begins in the aircraft itself,” Kanika Tekriwal,
co-founder and CEO, JetSetGo, says.
The interior of the plane, which include headrests, blankets and cushions, is customised. “It is the great Indian wedding plane after all. How can it not be done up in a grand scale?” smiles Tekriwal.
At a time when Marwari weddings are no longer simple family events, it is imperative that all the functions are exclusive affairs. “Our wedding offerings begin way before the D-Day. For bachelor or bachelorette parties we provide jets for groups of 4-16. Some guests choose to begin the party in the sky, dance the night out in Goa and end the party on their way back,” Tekriwal says.
Jets are mostly booked for pre-wedding photo shoots and for flower showers during weddings. “We constantly roll out unique offerings based on the client’s taste or preference. Inspiration is drawn from the wedding theme and latest trends,” says the 26-year-old entrepreneur.
“The unique jet services are provided pan-India. We aim at delivering offerings in line with the personality of the couple, simply because it is their special day and we want to make it memorable for them and their guests.” Flight bookings can be made with the click of a button, after which JetSetGo’s wedding experience specialists get in touch with customers to understand their requirements better.
“Many young couples plan their vacations around Diwali. For such customers we have very exclusive luxury getaway offerings, customised to the tee. They consist of offbeat locations such as wildlife resorts, exotic wellness destinations and properties,” Tekriwal says.
“Throughout November we will also be offering complimentary meet-and-greet services for our customers travelling by commercial airlines. We will drop them right in front of aircraft gates and whisk them away from aircraft gates to their cars. We also have surprise hampers waiting for our passengers in the flights,” she says.
But how does one determine if these gifts are useful for the guests? “We monitor our customer preferences, so these hampers are personalised and consist of things they love,” says Tekriwal with a smile.
Indian weddings and festivities are incomplete without gold and sweets; how would it be if one could combine the two? Aishwarya Goel, co-founder and CEO, Swarn Amrit, probably had the same question in mind when she launched her company in December 2014.
With the help of authentic sweetmeat makers of Jaipur, Swarn Amrit creates exquisite delicacies wrapped in 24-carat pure edible gold. Goel suggests opting for ‘Swarn Mukhi’ for the wedding and festive season this year. “The sweets and chocolates are made in Jaipur, enrobed in pure 24-carat gold, after which they are placed in customised ethnic jewelled boxes,” says the 21-year-old entrepreneur.
Swarn Amrit has clients from all over India and a few from abroad as well. The packaging is done as per the requirements of customers; one can add photographs, gold engravings, message scrolls or golden keys. The company isn’t into retailing at all and believes in quality over quantity. “We only cater to the gifting requirements for high-end weddings, corporate events and social events. Everything is personalised and made-to-order,” Goel adds.
So how are orders placed? One needs to book an appointment online, after which representatives from Swarn Amrit meet the customer. “We arrange special sampling sessions. Why should a person gift our sweetmeats to friends and relatives if they themselves have no idea of the quality? Only when the customer is happy with the product, do we place bulk orders with the makers in Jaipur,” Goel explains.
“For this Diwali and wedding season, Swarn Amrit has launched 24-carat edible gold bricks, a copyrighted concept. Customers can customise the bars with their names monogrammed on it,” Goel says. A perfect sweet ending to the big fat Indian wedding this!
Thirty-year-old Rahul Muchhal believes the best spot to propose to the love of your life is away from the din of the bustling city. But, where can one find such an ocean of calm these days? “Why, the sea itself,” says Muchhal, owner of Accretion Aviation.
Muchhal launched Accretion Aviation three years ago, and there has been no looking back. Be it chopper or yacht rides or long drives in vintage cars, the company offers special services for weddings and festive needs. “We offer services for proposals, engagements and weddings. Our customised yacht packages for couples are mainly for proposals. You can propose to your fiancée with cakes and flowers on a luxury romantic yacht ride, along with live music, flowers, balloons and a cake. We can arrange for everything,” Mucchal says.
While smaller yachts are used mainly by couples, the bigger vessels are used for pre-wedding celebrations, such as engagements and bachelor or bachelorette parties. “One can hire our helicopters for bringing the bride and groom to the wedding venue, or to arrange for a flower shower during the var mala ceremony,” Muchhal says.
Accretion Aviation offers different types of yachts—motor, sail or party—for different customers’ requirements. These vessels can accommodate anything between 5 and 20 people. “We are based out of Mumbai but our services are provided all over India and reservations are managed through a centralised call centre. We go through a lot of detailing with the clients to customise their experience,” explains Muchhal.
A graduate from Pennsylvania State University, US, Muchhal aims at providing the best services along with a unique concept of luxury travelling to his Indian clientele. This festive season, one can book a yacht and watch the shoreline come alive with the dazzling light of fireworks. The friendly staff may also teach you how to manoeuvre the vessel if you so wish.