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
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.