Indian wedding celebrations include a number of pre-wedding functions such as the Sangeet party and bridal Mehendi functions, besides other serious rituals like exchanging vows and the ring ceremony.
The Sangeet is one of more fun and vibrant functions of the big fat Indian wedding. Like most cultures, Hindu customs, too, incorporate music as the soul of a wedding celebration and so the Sangeet function too is abound with enthusiastic dancing and singing against the background of live performances. Often, professional singers who belt out popular film songs along with traditional wedding songs are invited to perform at this all-important Indian pre-wedding function. The Sangeet night is made up of food, drinks and dance galore.
There are times when the Sangeet is combined with the Mehndi function as a means to save time and to do away with added expenses of individual functions during this hectic time of merry making. The bridal Mehendi is usually attended by the women and is most often held during the late afternoon. All present participate in choosing their Mehendi designs and this includes picking from various Indian Mehndi patterns or Arabic designs. Interestingly, the application of Mehndi is associated with several things. For instance, the darker the colour of the bride’s Mehndi, it is said that the more her partner will love her. It is also a common practice for the names of the bride and groom to be hidden in the Mehndi design and until the groom has found the names, the wedding night will not commence. It is also said that the bride should not step out of the house after the end of the Mehndi ceremony.
Marry Me - The Wedding Planners takes into account every aspect of Indian pre-wedding functions and celebratory events. This permits the couple and their families to completely enjoy each moment of the wedding celebrations. From the Sangeet to the Mehndi, and the dance choreography to planning skits, we at Marry Me provide you with all the expertise related to various customs, rituals and traditions that make up the big fat Indian wedding.