“Main shaadi karungi toh Kareena wala designer lehenga pehenke karungi, warna dulhe ko ta-ta bye-bye kar do”... We all remember this dialogue of Alia Bhatt’s from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Most of us have grown up watching our favourite couples romancing on the silver screen. Without a doubt, we all love Bollywood, and have a massive filmi influence in our lives, don’t we? So, it’s only natural that we include a Bollywood twist in our wedding too! Here’s how to go about your wedding in a filmi manner, and make the most special day of our lives a scene from a Karan Johar movie.
1. Jab We Met Theme
Become Geet of Jab We Met and send out a filmy style pre-wedding invite to all your friends and family asking them to block their dates. By having a Jab We Met theme invite, you could tell your guests the story of how the two of you met.
2. A Mast Magan Venue
Remember the beautiful wedding scene in 2 States or the destination wedding in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani? Such movies have spoilt us and given us #WeddingVenueGoals. You could also pick a venue which has been used in a movie before and add the bollywood quotient to your wedding.
3. Phata Poster Nikla Hero
Pick out a movie poster of your choice and super-impose your faces on the poster! You could place this at the entry of the venue and welcome your guests to the “star wedding”.
Make your shaam even more shaandar by having a Bollywood themed cocktail/ sangeet function. Keep the invite for this function in the form of old cinema house ticket. You could lay out a red carpet and add to the Bollywood drama for your event.
5. Mere Photo Ko Seene Se Yaar, Chipka Le Saiyaan Fevicol Se
Create a dramatic Bollywood-inspired photo booth for all your guests to get clicked in Bollywood style and remember your wedding forever. Use cut-outs of famous Bollywood characters and you could even use props from Bollywood movies.
6. Band Baaja Baaraat
Ask your event decorator to arrange for chandeliers. Use these chandeliers to make your event look like a scene out of a Karan Johar movie!
You could also use small cutouts from movie scenes, and use them as table décor.
7. Uspe Chicken Ho To Hor Wadhiya
No Indian wedding is complete without food, and how could we not incorporate Bollywood in this? Give fun names to your dishes like “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana”.
8. Tune Maari Entriyaan Re, Dil Mein Baji Ghantiyaan Re
Make a #BollywoodIshtyle entry for your functions. Enter on a bicycle, rickshaw, auto or truck (if you can arrange for one). Make sure there are firecrackers when you enter to add to that glam filmy entry!
9. Mehendi Hai Rachnewali
Ask all the grandmothers and the old aunties at your mehendi function to sing old Bollywood wedding songs for you with the beats of a dholak. This is one of the sweetest ways of including all the oldies in the Bollywood madness as well.
Be sure to include all the funny Bollywood wedding scenes in your wedding. Make your sisters run to your fiancé as they call out for their “jeeju”, and have the traditional “joote do paise lo” moments too.
11. Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam
Don’t forget to pose like Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan for your pre-wedding shoot, girls!