Marathi weddings are somber and simple with a lot of emphasis laid on rites and rituals. Unlike North Indian weddings there is not too much scope for fun and frolic. But with changing times, couples want to add some fun element to their weddings. Here are some unique ways of making a Marathi matrimony into one with a lot of entertainment.
Fun Venue Selection– Instead of having a wedding in the regular venues such as a marriage hall or a garden, have your wedding in a more vibrant and fun place. For instance, keep your wedding at an amusement park. Book the entire park for the wedding. Keep a small place for the official ceremonies and thereafter, let the guests enjoy the rides and other fun things at the park. In this way you can also have some fun at your wedding.
Are Wedding Ceremonies– Though Marathi weddings do not have the concept of having a cocktail and sangeet night or even a big mehendi function but youngsters these days want to have all these ceremonies as they add an element of fun to the wedding. Organize a gala entertainment programme with a lot of music and dance and also games so that all the guests can have a good time and so can the bride and the groom. At this event, the bride and the groom’s families can perform a special dance. Even the bride and the groom can shake a leg in rhythm and have their friends join in. To keep the kids entertained you could have a magic show or some activity based games.
These functions also work as ice breakers between the bride and the groom side before the main wedding. You could have simple food but emphasis on the entertainment quotient at these events.
Post wedding reception- Usually most weddings are somber as the main focus is the rites and rituals. So there isn’t much scope for having any fun. However, you could have a grand reception after the wedding for all the guests. In this party you can have music and dance. Also, have photo booths and other props to keep the guests enthralled and engaged.
Fun Photo Shoot- Most couples are quite done with the formal photos being taken at weddings. Now the trend is to have a candid photo story. So you can have a fun photo shoot before the wedding at different locales (both outdoors and indoors). It could be a fine mix of formal, informal, with props, at coffee shops or their favorite meetings place. It could be made into a story and screened at the reception.
Weddings are occasions for people to meet and bond. They are happy occasions and the best way to make them memorable is to add some special elements to it. With these small tips you will surely have a memorable wedding- one that will go down the memory lane for all.
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