Bring Bollywood Home: How to Have a Filmy Sangeet

A few months ago, a couple made Game of Thrones fans all across Indian burn with envy when they threw their sangeet. It wasn’t just any other run-of-the-mill sangeet. No, it was Game of Thrones themed, and instantly gave everybody out their couple goals. In case you missed this magnificent event, here it is. From Winterfell cocktails to an impressive Iron Throne, this sangeet had it all.

It is becoming more and more common today to throw a larger than life sangeet. So much so that it overshadows most weddings! This is because there is lesser room for tradition and maximum space for a modern take on everything from dancing shoes to décor. At Taarini, we have seen our fair share of big fat Indian weddings, having thrown quite a few of them ourselves. So, when we talk sangeets, we know a thing or two about reigning themes. One crowd favourite these days is Bollywood, because let’s face it, we all want a little filmy magic in our lives.

So, without further ado, here are a few tricks to make your sangeet a Bollywood extravaganza

Posters

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Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

Movie posters adorn everyone’s bedrooms these days. Extend the same courtesy to your sangeet venue. Make sure there are posters of the biggest Bollywood hits of the century – Sholay, DilwaleDulhania Le Jayenge, KalHoNaaHo, Jab We Met, etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re bitten by the creative bug, you can even make up some of your own. Kabhi Khushi, KabhiNahinGham, with a picture of the bride and groom could be a hit at the venue. Another great idea is to make your Bollywood poster personalised. Your faces on the poster instead of real actors? Whatever works! Also, keep in mind that props work great with posters. A makeshift photo booth is a superb idea and will add to the fun element.

Props & Décor

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wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

Posters are only the beginning. You have to think about how you can really dive into it. Leave no stone unturned (why should you when Bollywood doesn’t?). Bring out those theme-specific centrepieces. Cards, candle holders, whathaveyou. All of them bearing the trademark stamp of innate Cine-glam!

Music and Dance

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wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

Every Bollywood movie is a musical. Nobody can dispute that. No matter what the emotion or occasion, our filmscape has a song-and-dance routine for it. And your sangeet should, too! With a heady dose of flavour to it, make sure your sangeet tracklist is firmly in place. Belt out those tunes and groove till your feet fall off. (Give your prince-in-waiting to assert his chivalry, doesn’t it?)

Wardrobe

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Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

There’s zero room for compromise in this department when the talk is of a Bollywood sangeet. Pull out all the stops. Brides, invest in a drop-dead-gorgeous lehenga. Grooms, we hope you have your dazzler of a sherwani ready. Think of this as a red-carpet event. You wouldn’t show up in jeans and a t-shirt, would you? Bring out the inner divas and drama kings, people!

Giveaways

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wedding planners in bangalore

Image Courtesy: Vinay Venugopal

And finally, don’t forget, this night is more about friends and family than anything else. It is about celebration that you wish to share with them. They are more important on this occasion that perhaps the bride and groom themselves, for what is song and dance without a crew? Thank them with filmy giveaways such as cutting chai glasses with dialogues on them or dancing slippers in a particular movie’s theme or maybe even a hangover kit for the following morning, when they’re still drunk on your sangeet’s enjoyment! They will walk away delighted.

So, there! It’s as simple as one-two-five. All you need is a gentle push from Taarini and you’ll be well on your way to creating one of the most memorable Bollywood theme sangeets the country has seen yet. Don’t forget these tips when you start planning your soiree for your special day!

 

 

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