In mid-90s blockbuster hits such as Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun brought home the admiration and splendour of festive North Indian Weddings and more about the song and dance sequences. A person desire of a perfect wedding and the ideas generally evolves from a song or a movie scene in the past therefore Bollywood Theme Weddings are the perfect way of creating an idyllic wedding. Bollywood is an amalgamation of the opulent Indian cultures and therefore believes in no boundaries similarly a wedding planned Bollywood way selects the best tradition of all the cultures and produces a magnificent event.
Day 1: Bollywood Theme Mehndi Night Ceremony - A Mehndi Ceremony is an occasion when both groom and bride's peers collect for a grand pre- wedding celebration. Contrary to the main wedding ceremony, the Mehndi ceremony is an occasion when not just their peers but the bride and groom themselves can also rejoice in the festivities. Keeping the Bollywood theme in mind the entire canopy echoes the sounds of Bollywood music. Women from the families, their friends and relatives stretch out their hands in front of a bevy of mehndi artists, nail artists and tattoo makers to embellish their palms with beauteous forms. Following the unique theme of Bollywood the bangle seller can be one of the major attractions of the event. In the same pattern the menu also can incorporate some of the famous street food of Mumbai the land of Indian Film Industry, these delicacies including, Bhelpuri, Panipuri and Wada Pau all spicing up the event further.
Day 02: Sagai, Exchanging The Rings Bollywood Style - Inspired by the Hindi Bollywood Song, "Aaj Hai Sagai", the bride and groom arrive in typical Indian attire selected for the sangeet. The entire ceremony is a sequence of fantastically choreographed dances and dialogues along with the similar clothing as that in the song and the set changing as per the scenes. All this creates the reel life come alive in front of the guests. The bright pinks, oranges and the more traditional reds and maroons all are the colour for going the Bollywood way therefore are widely chosen in a Bollywood Theme Wedding. The regal settings of the desert cities of Rajasthan are a perfect backdrop for illustriously moulding the theme into a spell bounding fiesta. The elaborately choreographed bhangra and Bollywood songs and dances are the highlights of this event. Bollywood dance party is most awaited event of the ceremony for making the event an exuberant affair. To further add to the fun of the ceremony a performance from one of the Bollywood artists can be arranged on demand.
Day 03: Wedding Ceremony Bollywood Way - A traditional Sari or Lehenga Choli suits best to a Bollywood bride and further embellishing the new bride are the glittering pieces of gold and diamonds. The elaborate zardozi work over pink silk is an ideal dress which should be styled with pan- Indian or international jewellery. The groom can opt for an elegant Sherwani. A short filmy story can be enacted by the bride and groom and their close friends making the monotonous ceremony a fun event. A typical Hindi film story would end with a happy song featuring the couple who wins in the end despite all the obligations and it is a victory of love in the end a perfect finale for a wedding. Even the tables can be named after the Bollywood movies instead of boring numbers. This is a wedding done in complete starry way therefore it is free of any religious restrictions. Incorporating the diversity of Indian sub continent in a single event, dance all the way to the Punjabi beats, dangle around a Maharashtrian Mangalsutra, smear Bengali Sindoor all over the hair and relish an International menu with Indian delicacies as special highlights.
Traditional Ceremony: Maintaining the chastity of the sacramental institute of marriage the traditional ceremony mainly involve three events. Beginning the traditional ceremony the Jaimala (exchange of garlands) takes place and therefore takes each other as husband and wife. The bridegroom thereafter takes the seven steps together known as Pheras taking oaths of loyalty and love to each other. Finally the Kanyadaan (giving away the bride) takes place when the bride's father or an elder brother gives away the bride to the groom with all the trust. The Indian wedding is all about colours, joy, rituals and fun which are all inclusive in a Bollywood wedding.
Post Wedding Feast: Post wedding a gala dinning fiesta is organized. According to the magnificent theme the dinner is also put together in a grandiose manner. The event may include numerous beautifully dressed up stalls serving sumptuous delicacies named after the names of movies or the movie stars. Together some families can also put up some bangle and tika stalls with family and friends. Not to forget DJ music and choreographed dancers makes every soul in the room show off some moves.
Doli Ceremony: This is the final event of the wedding when the family and friends bids goodbye to their loving bride.
Day 04: Gala Reception - Preceding the wedding, a gala reception is thrown finally concluding the list of celebration. This is an occasion to rejoice with the newly wed couple and therefore the entire day is spend in fun and frolic. One can also opt for a Bollywood performance by a movie star according to the budget. Living it Bollywood style all the way this Bollywood Theme Wedding creates a fairy land as per the wishes of the couple.