Wedding Planning

8 Amazing Ways to Welcome Your Wedding Guests with Style & Warmth!

Anupriya Khanna, 09 Jan 2019

After flooding you with gobs of bridal & groom entry ideas for your big day and seeing your overwhelming response, we're back with yet another inspirational & helpful blog. But this time it concerns your guests because they're way too important at Indian Weddings. And just as they say, "Atithi Devo Bhava."

Your wedding guests literally add a bit of life to your wedding. Which is why it is inevitable for you to make them feel special, well served and cared about. And one of the most suitable ways to do so is by giving them a heart-warming welcome that leaves a lasting impression on their minds. So, if you are already dreading about how you'll welcome your wedding guests and make it a memorable affair for them, fret not coz we've got you covered! Right here, we've enlisted some super amazing welcome ideas for your guests. Give it a read and make the most of it!

Fun & Peppy Ways to Welcome your Wedding Guests

1. Welcome them with folk performances

If you are planning your wedding around a theme, say Rajasthani or Punjabi, the best way you can keep up with its essence and win over your guests alongside is by including some folk artists performing for their welcome. Believe us, it works wonders and your guests will definitely love it! If not even a theme, then dhol is a classic way to welcome your shaadi atithis.

2. Serve delectable welcome drinks

What could be a better way to welcome your guests than with a refreshing beverage? Just set up a drink station at the entrance or get some Indian flavored drinks like aam panna & jaljeera served at the entrance to give your guests a pleasing welcome at your wedding. Also, don't forget to add new and perky ways of serving drinks at your wedding.

3. Give a hamper full of snacks and goodies

Planning to host a destination wedding? Surprise your guests with a welcome goodie bag full of snacks and favors kept in their hotel rooms. It would definitely make their stay easier and joyous. Just make sure you're adding some unique & tasty treats to satisfy their untimely & late-night food cravings! 

4. Greet them with sandalwood tilak & rose water sprinkle

Add a cultural & ethnic touch to your wedding and welcome your guests by sprinkling some rose water and applying sandalwood tilak on their forehead as they enter. Sandalwood paste & rose water make for a great combo and are known to hold spiritual value in Indian wedding scenes.

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5. Tie Gajras on their wrists as they enter

Another traditional way you can welcome your guests at your wedding is by adorning their hands with aromatic gajra strands. Just get these white, fresh and scented beauties strung into threads and get them tied to your guests' wrists as they make an entry. 

6. Giveaway a personalized note

Personalization in weddings is quite hep these days. So, abide by the ongoing trend and give your guests something personal yet valuable, like a cutesy hand-written notes. Your wedding guests would surely love this gesture of yours and cherish it forever.

7. With Dhols & Nagadas

Ditch everything fancy and get those desi dhol-walas & drummers on board for a dhamakedar guest welcome. There's nothing that can set the vibes right for your guests than the beats of the dhol & nagadas.

8. How about flower shower for your guests' welcome?

Flower shower is making the most noise in Indian wedding ceremonies of late. It adds the right kind of festive feels to your celebrations and puts a wide smile on everyone's face. So why not incorporate it for your guests' welcome too?

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Which idea to welcome your guests attracted you the most? Share with us in the comments below!