Wedding Day

Infuse These Western Traditions In Your Indian Wedding For That Hatke Touch

Simran Keswani , 16 Nov 2017

We all want our wedding to stand out and look something beyond ordinary, but due to traditional restraints, we tend to take aback and end up being un-experimental. As this is your once in a lifetime experience, go by the saying— “Create the wedding you want, not the one you are told to.”

So, here we are listing down some uber cool western traditions for your guests to fresh their eyes with. Game up your wedding soiree by incorporating these to your traditional wedding and make it look off-beat and hatke!

BOUQUET TOSS 

A western wedding tradition in which all the single ladies are asked to join  the bride wherein, the bride is made to sit in the middle of the floor and the groom revolves garter around her to keep her distracted, the bride then tosses the bouquet and whichever single lady catches the bouquet is teased to have her wedding on the cards.

REHEARSAL DINNER 

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Rehearsal Dinner aka party-before-party is an immensely popular modern concept which involves immediate family members of the Bride & the Groom and is a great opportunity for both the families to spend time together before the tedious tasks of ceremony begin. Bride and Groom give a vote of thanks to those who helped them in their wedding preparation and is a great way of interaction, for that, it tone downs the pressure of the upcoming nuptials.

GROOM WALKING DOWN THE AISLE 

Walking down the aisle is one of the key moments of life, it involves a kaleidoscope of emotions, now, we have all seen brides walking down the aisle in a western wedding but for an Indian groom to walk down the aisle after the grand entrance of baraat can level up your wedding game. Ask your wedding planner to arrange a walkway for you where your parents shall escort you to the mandap, making it look like no casual affair.

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FATHER & DAUGHTER DANCE 

The father demands a final dance before giving his daughter to the new man. All the brides would resonate with this custom of emotional abundance for our father will always be our first love who will forever have a place in our heart. *HAPPY TEARS*

A SWEET SPEECH 

Sridevi's English Vinglish has acquainted us all with this common custom of speaking something sweet about the couple or sharing some of their mischief’s, it is one of the oh-so-adorable customs which the couple would engrave in their memories forever.

What all traditions would you want to embrace at your Indian Wedding? Comment below!

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