Shaadis are fun but after some time one ceremony blurs into another. A few tweaks can make your adorable wedding an affair to remember. Your guests will be talking about it for years and you’ll come back with some beautiful memories.
1. Make a wish
Have your guests pen down messages for you both! It will make for a fun reading later - from well-meaning marital advice from elders to cheeky good wishes from your besties to younger siblings being their obnoxious selves!
How To Do It: Buy coloured paper, it can match your wedding theme! Punch a hole and thread a ribbon or a string. Decorate a table with flowers and a sweet message asking your guests to write wishes and hang them on a tree. Light it up with fairy lights or bulbs in mason jars.
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2. Round and round we go
The pheras or the exchange of vows is the soul of any wedding. Add an element of ‘wow’ to this beautiful ceremony with a thoughtful touch - the phera box!
How To Do It: On a blackboard, chalk out the meaning of the seven pheras or the ceremony; put it up on an easel and you’re done! It’s a way to include the guests in the ritual. This is especially helpful if you have guests from outside your community. Hand out a pretty little bell for guests to chime at the completion of each phera. You could also give out a pouch of rose petals for them to shower and add some chocolates or sweets to it. A personal note from the bride and groom in it is a lovely touch.
3. Love is in the air
An inexpensive yet gorgeous way of doing up your venue is with love quotes. It looks oh so pretty and adds a touch of ‘you’ to the decor.
How To Do It: Pick out romantic quotes from your favourite movies or books and use them as table centerpieces or hang them from placards on trees. Get creative - you could use little chalkboards, or even roll them up as scrolls.
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4. Pint-sized chargers
Don’t ignore the little ones on your big day. Set up a kiddie section so the parents can relax while the kids play!
How To Do It: Get lots of colouring books, crayons and fun stickers. If you have the space and the budget, you could even hire an entertainer to keep them busy. Definitely have childcare attendants so it’s all under control!
5. Live action!
Video booths are the coolest new way for your closest friends and family to record messages which can later be mixed into your wedding video. Just make sure they go in before the alcohol starts flowing. Slurry awkward messages is not what you want in the video. On second thoughts, it might just be super fun to watch!
How To Do It: Request your decorator to put up a small booth at the venue. Have a videographer stationed inside. Keep some fun props such as hats, moustaches, message boards etc for people to use. It’s going to be so much fun!
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6. Game 0n!
Put aside a day for girls vs guys family games. This works particularly well with destination weddings. Its an amazing ice breaker and also results in awesome pictures!
How To Do It: It’s super easy. Think cricket, kite flying or the always popular tug of war. Let both the sides know - and prepare to have an amazing time!
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Published on Dec 11, 2015