Whimsical, classy, quirky, urban, retro, sophisticated – which of these routes are you looking at for that engagement party you have in mind? Or maybe you’re considering going a whole new way altogether. There are over a hundred different themes to choose from today. From DIY décor to a floral extravaganza, we’ve seen it and done it all.
At Taarini, we enjoy a good party as much as the next bride and groom. There’s nothing we love more than doing what we do! So, believe us when we tell you the best ways to sweeten up your engagement are just one phone call or email away.
Before you do that, though, here are a few ideas we have in mind. So, you can consider their merit and pick up the phone!
If you’re thinking of a formal gathering with friend and the now extended family, there’s nothing better than an elegant engagement. Allow your guests to pause and smell the roses, and appreciate the scent of nature pervading the venue. The soothing colour of pale pink rose blossoms is sure to create a romantic atmosphere.
Step into a garden of love to announce your engagement. Nothing adds to jollity like sunshine pouring in on wide, open spaces. If you’re planning on a DIY wedding, start with a DIY engagement – make your own cake, lanterns and streamers to add a personal touch to everything around you. Revel in your happiness with a few slices of cake, some champagne and show off the bling on that ring!
Before you wonder what could possibly be captivating about a lesser-known theme such as the Moroccan one, you might want to get into a more colourful headspace. Think plush green lawns set up with scrubbed wooden tables; mystical lamps placed in every corner; lanterns hanging from pink and orange streamers; an ocean of colour that seems unlikely to fade. Seems delightfully different, doesn’t it? Don’t wait, just go for it.
There’s something undeniably enchanting about a spark at night time. Call your guests over for a bonfire night, and let them see sparks fly between you and your beloved as you announce your engagement. Light up those fairy lights b the lawn chairs, light up a warm fire, and light up your future as you step into it with your loved one on your arm. Add a bit of singing, a bit of dancing, and you’ve got yourself an engagement night you’ll never forget.
Deep down, we’re all romantics at heart. We crave the beauty and celebration that comes from being able to tell the world that we’ve found the one person we’ve been looking for. So, when this moment comes, why lay low when you can shout it from the rooftops? We’ve shown you a fair few ways to do that. Got more? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!
It’s almost wedding time. Your face already has that sparkle which only comes from expecting a flourish, pomp and show. All those days leading up to the big day have been spent checking and double-checking every bead on your blouse every crease on his sherwani; every carefully packed giveaway, every centrepiece for dinner. But while you were going through all these details, you’ve also enjoyed the anticipation that comes with the sangeet, easily one of India’s most fun and entertaining parts of a wedding!
Song, dance and merriment with a lot of laughter – who doesn’t enjoy a good sangeet? It’s something for everyone. So how do you make sure that it stands out among the hustle and bustle of wedding preparations? At Taarini, we’ve seen our fair share of bombastic sangeets, so here’s how you can be all set for your own!
Calling all Dancing Queens:
Oops! Some of your guests have shown up with high heels, haven’t they? And we all know how hard it can be to burn the dance floor with your feet groaning thanks to those pair of stilettos. That’s why it’s always advisable to leave a stand full of comfy flats at the entrance. Tell your guests to slip into a pair before they start to revel to pumped up Bollywood numbers. To make these flats and flip-flops festive, consider getting them in gold and silver colours, or go the whole hog and get funky with them! Bedazzle the slippers with rhinestones, zentangle a few, just go crazy!
Er no, it’s not what you’re thinking of. Have you considered using props at your sangeet? Pretty, glittering poms poms to shake in the air as you dance along to your favourite beats. They’ll make for a great surprise at the sangeet, where all everyone expects is some music and games. Besides, these pretty little pom poms are DIY, so you can make them yourself! Guests can also take them as they’re leaving – kind of like a ‘thank you for coming’ giveaway. If you’re into the idea of using props, you could also consider getting some quirky ones like comically large sunglasses, or headbands that light up in the dark to create a perfect party atmosphere.
There’s nothing people like more than choosing what to shake a leg to. Everyone has that one song that really gets them going. Whether it’s a peppy Bollywood number or a Trance special from Europe, they would love to be their own DJ. So give them just that! For a whole hour, let your guests pick their favourite songs and perform to it. Give them a DJ hat, a funky set-up, the works. Just set the atmosphere and you’re good to go!
So there you have it! We’ve shared with you three unique and sure-shot ways of cranking it up a notch when it comes to your sangeet. We know our Indian weddings, and if there’s one things that people do remember (apart from the food!) from the ceremonies, it is a raging sangeet. So have fun, blow it up and don’t forget to tell us if these tips came in handy – just leave your comments below!
Fancy a big fat wedding in true Indian fashion? The lights, the lehengas, the band, the baraat, the clangour, the colour… there is a world of wedding details to pore over, especially when you’re hoping for a fairy tale destination wedding. From Goa to Kerala, from Rajasthan to Mussorie, India offers you places that are waiting to help create memories for you and your significant other.
Here are our top picks for the top destinations in India for a big fat wedding:
Udaipur: The city of lakes and palaces and luxury and dreams – and that of your holy matrimony. Udaipur is a romantic oasis. So it should come as no surprise, really, that couples from every corner of India are booking their flights to this Rajasthani destination. From pre-wedding shoots in the lawns of Leela Palace to post-wedding bliss in the middle of Lake Pichhola, Udaipur is the place to be for young couples who wish to celebrate their union in a grand manner. Add to the mix the colour and vibrant sounds of Rajasthan, and you’ve got yourself quite the royal treatment!
Goa: Beach wedding! A little bit of sun, a little bit of sand, and a whole lot of love. That’s a Goa wedding for you. The place is a patchwork of breathtaking sunsets, wonderful architecture, lush green open spaces and a fresh sense of freedom. A beach resort sounds like the perfect idea for a fun wedding in Goa, doesn’t it? A fabulous tropical theme for the morning ceremonies, followed by a softly-lit fairy light experience on the sands to host our friends and family for a reception – now that’s an Indian wedding that’s out of the box!
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An unusual yet ideal destination for a beautiful wedding ae the islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Picture this: just you and your beloved, in a secluded beach at sunset, basking in the light of your recent nuptials. There’s nothing quite like celebrating on sandy beaches from dawn till dusk, with all your near and dear ones with you, in the shade of palm trees on Havelock Islands. (We suggest bright pink and orange colours for our wedding to go with the tropical colours!)
Neemrana Fort: Beaches not your thing? We get it. The last thing some of us want to deal with is sand in our gowns or frizz in our glossy hair. So how about a touch of grandeur and heritage? Head on over to the Neemrana Fort near Gurgaon! It is a magnificent structure that is a photographer’s delight. Perfect for a day-long wedding party, this fort will make your wedding even more special. After all, marriage is a fortress that vows to survive the test of time.
Mussoorie: Make couples wish they were you, standing atop the Queen of Hills, saying ‘I Do’. Imagine getting married against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas, the Milky Way stretching across the heavens above. Magical, isn’t it? The very air up there carries the sweet aroma of romance, made to bring love closer than ever in a knot that promises forever. There’s nothing better than a wedding picture in Mussoorie, with the mountains in the background and flowers blossoming in the valley much like the love between you and your significant other.
Why stay content with an everyday destination like a mantapor hotel room, however grandiose? It’s time to embrace what nature can offer you when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day. Whether it’s a budget wedding or a carefully planned big fat Indian wedding, there’s a destination for all of you.
Don’t believe us? Get in touch, and we’ll change your mind!