Give your wed­ding a quirky spin

From pop art baraats with live DJs on a truck to a dose of nostal­gia with vil­lage char­poys, here’s how to make your wed­ding more fun

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - (In­puts by Me­hak S. Sha­hani, co-founder, WedMeGood)

Take a break from tra­di­tional in­vi­ta­tion cards and usual ta­ble top bars, and add a dash of quirk­i­ness to the decor or ‘baraat’ to evade bore­dom from the cel­e­bra­tions. Here’s how not to make your wed­ding bor­ing:

1 Add trans­port to your decor: Be­ing In­dian means us­ing sym­bols that de­fine us. Whether it’s deck­ing up the scooter, the re­fur­bished lorry or the cute mo­tor­bike, or you could even have a bar shaped like a truck. La­bel it ‘Sharaab di gaddi’, and you can be as­sured of a rock­ing sangeet.

2 Pop art baraats: Take the reg­u­lar baraat cel­e­bra­tions a notch higher with fun call­outs and stream­ers. The hottest trend th­ese days is a live DJ on a truck, who plays along­side the baraat. Grooms ar­rive in style, on scooties, and guests hold large call­outs and shapes to make it look like a mini fair.

3 Pass­port style in­vi­ta­tions: In­vi­ta­tion cards set the tone for your wed­ding and they are the first way to make your wed­ding quirky. Whether you want a card made as a match­box (since you are the per­fect match) or as mock board­ing passes/ pass­ports for a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding, the sky is the limit.

4 Quirky pho­to­booths are all the rage: Grab a bunch of props and cre­ate a fun back­drop for a pho­to­booth — from hav­ing a life­sized cres­cent moon for the guests to sit in, to props with gi­ant sun­glasses.

5 In­clude nostal­gia: Cut­ting glasses, vil­lage cots and In­dian um­brel­las are the way for the decor. Swap fancy ta­ble cen­ter­pieces for cut­ting chai glasses filled with rose pe­tals, and have your me­hendi decor done up with vil­lage-themed char­poys.

6 Take it a notch higher with a mela theme. Let your me­hendi hap­pen with ac­tual ‘mela games’ like shoot the bal­loon, wa­ter bal­loon fights, or ring the bot­tle. It’s some­thing to keep the guests en­ter­tained with a unique In­dian flair.

7 Quirky sig­nages: Bring out your per­son­al­ity with fun mes­sages and sign­boards to get the party started. From signs at your bar (such as ‘Trust me you can dance’), to love quotes at your man­dap (such as ‘Mu­tual Weird­ness For­ever’), the list is end­less and goes a long way to make your event per­son­alised and fun.


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