As wedding planners, one of the most oft-heard requests from couples today is how we can make their wedding stand out from the rest. While this may seem like a Herculean task, at Taarini, we’ve discovered that there are few tips and tricks to getting it right. The most important thing to do is bring something that will remind people of you – a colour, a flower, a song or even a setting.
This is an era of theme weddings, where couples are eager to tell the world they’re different. If you find yourself wanting something unique for your own wedding, here are a few things to keep in mind while deciding on a theme:
Where’s it going to be?
The theme of your wedding depends largely on location. If you’re going in for a traditional temple wedding, the theme will shape itself accordingly. If you’re thinking of a large open ground with lawns and a special seating area, prepare for a theme reboot. Similarly, for a banquet hall or hotel. So, first pick your location and the theme will follow. You don’t want to decide on a boho wedding and host it in a temple, do you?
How unique is your personality?
Spend some time pondering your and your spouse’s personality. Is she an artist with an affinity for bright colours? Is he filmy and flamboyant with a penchant for theatrics? Put your heads together and come up with something you would both love to see manifest itself at your wedding, even in the smallest way! A Bollywood-style red carpet entry for the diva couple; a simple setting made only of paper craft for the book-lovers; A vintage arrangement for those who rock the retro. Your wedding can be anything you are deep down, whether it’s sassy or classy.
Are you picking the right season?
Let’s face it – you’re not going to host a beach wedding in Monsoon season. Nor can you host a Winter Wonderland fairy-tale wedding in blistering May. So, pick your season. Summers and open garden weddings do not bode well for heavy Indian outfits. Winters, on the other hand, are your best friend if you want an open-air wedding. With bright, colourful tents and settings, it could be a stunning affair.
What colours do you choose?
You could love black, but a word of advice: black and weddings do not go well together generally. Spare a few hours thinking about your outfits. Amp up the colours around you at your wedding to make sure everything is in one colour scheme. Choose something that will complement your outfits, rather than draw attention away from them. We’ve noticed that bright colours like orange, green and yellow work wonders, while colours like indigo, grey and maroon tend to dull things down.
What’s the DJ playing?
We cannot tell you just how important music is at a wedding. Tell your DJ to mix it up. Nobody can sit through three to four hours of romantic music. Nor can they tolerate an endless stream of peppy numbers that beat down on their eardrums. A blend of melody and dance tracks should do the trick. Again, make sure the song list is in tune with your theme. You simply can’t have punk rock playing in the background, with you dressed like a vintage 20s style Rajput!
Indian weddings are stepping away from the traditional and adapting themes. It’s a great way to show the world who you are, and leave them with a memory of something unique and one-of-a-kind. This doesn’t have to mean you’ll have to break your bank. At Taarini, we will show you how you can have any theme wedding you want, even within a budget. Just shout out to us and we’ll be happy to help!