Christian Wedding Ceremony – 10 Most Common Traditions for the Couples and the Guests

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When you think of a Christian wedding, what is the first thing that pops in your head? A bride dressed beautifully in a white gown, the groom reciting his vows, gorgeous bridesmaids, and elegant floral décor. But, Christian weddings are way more than what we think. The ceremonies are shorter than that of traditional Hindu weddings and they are an amalgamation of Indian and western traditions. The ceremonies are so beautiful that some of them are now being incorporated in Hindu weddings as well (Thanks to Bollywood celebs)

Whether you are planning to attend a Christian wedding or going to be an integral part of the wedding planning, it is essential that you are well versed in what goes on at a Christian wedding. Here are the 10 most common traditions you’ll get to witness at a Christian wedding.

1. The Bridal Shower

This custom is now celebrated by most of the brides these days, regardless of their faith. But for a Christian bride, the bridal shower is literally where she is showered with gifts, blessings, and love. This is an informal party hosted by her girlfriends. This girls-only event involves games, dancing and the bride is showered with gifts by her friends and relatives. So Bridesmaids, put your wedding planning cap on and get started with this fiesta.

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2. The Bachelor’s Party

Just like the bridal shower, the bachelor’s party is organized by the groomsmen. Unlike the bridal shower which is held weeks before the wedding, the bachelor’s party is held on the eve of the wedding with the belief that it is the groom’s last night to celebrate his bachelorhood. as a bachelor that begins with raising a toast. Best Man, now you know what your role in wedding planning for your best friend is going to be.

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3. Welcoming the Bride

On the morning of the wedding, the groom sends a car to pick up the bride. Upon her arrival, she is welcomed by the best man with a bouquet of flowers. The groom then enters the chapel and waits for the bride. The bride is then escorted down the aisle by her father. The bride’s father gives the bride’s hand to the groom and this is called ‘giving away the bride.’ The couple then stands opposite to the priest after which the Christian wedding mass begins. If you are eyeing for a grand entrance, get inspired from wedding planning ideas we share in our Instagram every day!

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4. The Wedding Mass

At the Christian wedding mass, the priest pronounces the testaments from the Bible and explains the rituals and religious significance of marriage. Post this, the church choir and the guests sing the prayers blessing the couple. 

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5. The Vows

A ceremony that is practiced by most of the religions in different forms, exchanging vows is the most important ritual at a Christian wedding. The vows are written by the priest or by the couple. The couple often holds hands while exchanging vows. These vows include promises made by the bride and the groom to love, respect and take care of each other. Write down all the things that matter to you, big or small, because that’s the recipe of a tear-jerker vow that will touch every heart and soul in that room. Make sure you do that way before wedding planning begins because everybody knows there is never enough time to write down the vows.

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6. Bridal Veil

Just like brides in Hindu weddings, brides in a Christian wedding also wear a veil. Opening the bridal veil is one of the crucial moments in a Christian wedding. This event symbolizes the purity of the bride and her reverence for God. According to religious references, it symbolizes that, ‘Before the bridal veil, the bride lives as an individual. After opening the bridal veil, the bride will live as one with the groom.’ Post this, the priest tells the groom to kiss the bride, which symbolizes that the bride and groom are now officially married. 

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7. Throwing off the bouquet

You must have seen in movies, that the bride at a Christian wedding throws the bouquet in her hand towards the crowd without turning back. It is believed that the girl who gets the flower bouquet gets married next. This ritual is similar to the kalire ceremony in a Punjabi wedding. Now that you have pulled off a successful wedding ceremony, let’s see who’s going to be the next one in line for you to share all that wisdom with.

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8. Rice Toss

As the couple exits the ceremony, guests gather around and shower them with rice which is a symbolic wish to the just-married couple for a life of prosperity and fruitfulness. During the ancient times at a Christian wedding, this meant blessing them with many children. You can worry about children later :p, but first things first, a perfect wedding planning!

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9. Wedding Toast

The Christian wedding ceremony is followed by a formal reception where the friends and family members gather to celebrate the marriage of the newlywed couple. During the reception, a ritual of giving wedding toast takes place. In this the family members and friends raise a toast to wish them a happy married life.

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10. First Dance

Post the toast, the couple at a Christian wedding head to the dance floor for their first dance as a married couple. They choose a song that is important to their relationship and bond. Don’t forget to add this one to your wedding planning to-do list.

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This was our take on what you should expect in a Christian wedding as a guest if you are invited to one. And yes, put that white dress back in the closet because the only one who is going to wear white that day is our beloved bride. If you are hosting your own wedding as a couple and feeling overwhelmed with all the wedding planning, let Weddingz.in take a few things off your plate. Whether you need help finding the wedding venue of your dreams or wedding planning services such as catering, décor, or anything even remotely related with wedding, grab your phone and give us a call today!

20+ Punjabi Weddings Songs for an Ultimate Playlist for your Big Day

Whether it is music for Bride and Groom’s entrance or the playlist for Sangeet, no wedding is complete without groovy numbers and Punjabi music fits the bill. A good music playlist can make a huge difference in setting the mood at a Punjabi wedding. Creating a kickass playlist for your functions during your wedding planning can save you the panic that strikes you on the D-day. Be it soothing folk songs or dazzling dhol beats, punjabi music is full of foot-tapping beats and soulful lyrics. Wondering what to add to your wedding playlist?  Pro Tip: Make sure you keep yourself updated with the new releases while wedding planning to make sure you select all the right and trending numbers. 

Here are 20+ groovy numbers for your Punjabi wedding that will surely set the floor on fire and help you tick off an important task from your wedding planning. 

1. The Punjaabban song, Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

No wedding this season will be complete without shaking a leg at this number that is hot and fresh out of the oven. 

2. Ma Belle, AP Dhillon

A recent masterpiece by AP Dhillon, Ma Belle is a soft and romantic number that can be used by the groom for his sangeet performance. 

3. Gud Naal Ishq Mittha, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

This song is slow and nostalgic and can be used by the family for performing on one of the functions in a Punjabi wedding.

4. Dil Chori Sadda Ho Gaya, Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety

Be it Nushrat Bharucha’s sultry saree, the dazzling backdrop or Karthik Aaryan’s crazy moves, there’s a lot of inspiration to take from the song. You can take inspiration for wedding planning from the movie and plan an equally dazzling decor for your wedding functions or copy some moves for your dance performance with the friends.

5. Veer Ji Viyohn, Speedy Singh

Be it the groom’s sisters or brothers, this song is a refreshing addition to the wedding playlist for Sangeet or Baarat. 

6. Baagay Vich, Hari & Sukhmani

An offbeat addition to the wedding playlist, this song will surely leave your partner and the guests teary eyed. You can also customize the song just like this bride and her bridesmaids did.

7. Tenu leke, Salaam-e-Ishq

Let’s admit, we’ve all admired Salman Khan wooing Priyanka Chopra, his lady love in this song. Well, it’s old but a perfect song for a groom’s entry in a punjabi wedding. Make sure you pay special attention to bride and groom’s entry during wedding planning. The performance will leave not just the baraatis but also the bride grooving to the beats. Watch this groom prove us right.

8. Gallan Goodiyaan, Dil Dhadakne Do

The song is as peppy as the vibe it sets. This number sung by ace artists like Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh instantly sends a jolt of energy to the dance floor at a Punjabi wedding. 

9. Pyar Tenu Karda Gabru, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Be it the older version or the new one, this song made its place in our hearts. This song is perfect for the groom who wishes to floor his bride-to-be. This song is a must have in your punjabi wedding song playlist.

10. Kaala Chashma, Baar Baar Dekho

The favorite song of DJs and a hot favorite among the guests, no one will be able to resist tapping their feet when this number hits the dance floor at a punjabi wedding.

11. Sauda Khara Khara, Good Newwz

Practicing for the dance performance during wedding planning is way more memorable than the performance itself. And this quirky number is definitely going to make your performance way more fun. 

12. Nai Jaana, Neha Bhasin

With this new rendition of an old Punjabi wedding song, Neha Bhasin has made it to our wedding playlist. For the bride who wishes to deliver an emotional performance with a pinch of teasing, this song is a must-have.

13. Jaani Tera Naa, Sunanda Sharma

A famous choice among brides and bridesmaids for Sangeet dance performances, this song is fun and will definitely spice up the wedding planning and rehearsals.

14. Nachde Ne Saare, Baar Baar Dekho

What’s a punjabi wedding without everyone dancing together? This song is an ode to celebrating the joy of weddings and togetherness.

15. Lehanga, Jass Manak

Perfect option for a fun Bride-to-be for her sangeet performance. This number by Jass Manak is a popular Punjabi wedding song that makes it to most of the wedding playlists. 

16. Laung Da Lashkara, Patiala House

Old but gold! This high energy number will give you all the wedding feels and can be incorporated into one of the performances for sangeet. It is also a good choice for parents’ performance in a Punjabi wedding.

17. London Thumakda, Queen

Be it kids or adults, this song has been an integral part of Punjabi wedding playlists ever since it was released. 

18. Aaj Sajeya, Dharma 2.0

Be it the song for Bridal entry or digital invite, this soothing number is a no-brainer choice to set the mood for a Punjabi wedding.

19. Punjabi Wedding Song, Hasee Toh Phasi

A perfect mix of dhol and fun punjabi lyrics, this song hits the right notes and creates just the right Punjabi wedding vibe that is infectious!

20. Jalebi Baby, Tesher x Jason Derulo 

This quirky number is a preferred choice for the bride’s squad these days. Make sure you include this in the Wedding playlist during wedding planning.

21. Patola, Blackmail

The Bollywood version of this wedding number is a Punjabi wedding song that will surely stay on our Wedding playlist for a long time. 

22. Oh Ho Ho Ho, Hindi Medium

This composition by Sukhbir is a classic and screams nostalgia. This can be a good option for millennials planning to perform at the wedding.

23. Bhangra Ta Sajda, Veere Di Wedding

Sassy and fun, this Punjabi wedding song is for the modern tribe with the mix of just the right beats and lyrics.

24. Punjabiyaan Di Battery, Mere Dad Ki Maruti

Punjabis and Punjabi weddings are famous for their endless energy! Include this fun number in your wedding playlist and watch the guests go nuts. And make sure you keep that battery charged during the wedding planning too. 

Bollywood Brides: 10 Bridal Fashion Trends We Learned from Our Favorite Bollywood Celebs

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Just like our love stories, Bollywood also sets some serious goals for our happily ever afters. Bollywood brides have been infamous for being over the top when it comes to sartorial choices, but the bridal fashion trends are changing. Be it a boho-chic wedding or a minimal private affair, celebrity Indian brides like Alia Bhatt, Shibani Dandekar are giving us some major bridal fashion trends. Here are 10 Bollywood Brides you need to take inspiration from when it comes to planning your wedding attires and looks.

1. Nayanthara’s Satlada Haar Takes the Wedding Cake

South Indian actress Nayanthara made timeless look trendy on her D-day. The celebrity Indian Bride dished out major outfit goals for brides-to-be in an imposing all-red sari from JADE by Monica and Karishma and her look was flanked with some majestic emerald baubles. Nayanthara’s sartorial choice set a new bridal fashion trend when she shined through in a signature Zambian emerald choker, a polki and large Russian tumble necklace, along with a magnificent Satlada diamond and emerald haar that for us totally takes the cake. Heritage emerald stud earrings and maangtikka completed her look and offered her a goddess-like aura.

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2. Minimalist Bridal Goals ft. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding set a new bridal fashion trend. Bollywood Bride Alia Bhatt’s no-makeup look for her wedding didn’t just accentuate her delicate features, but it also complimented the minimal white and gold saree by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Be it her mandala mehendi, or her delicate bejeweled matha patti, Alia Bhatt’s bridal look screams of minimalism and accentuates the natural beauty. This Bollywood bride’s look is perfect for a summer wedding when you really don’t want the fear of sweat and smudged makeup messing with your head the entire time.

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3. Katrina Kaif giving the Traditional Saree an English Touch with a Veil and Trail

Bollywood Bride Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal’s wedding was one that was as grand as the bridal fashion trends it set. Kat wore a delicate vintage saree to pay tribute to her mother’s British heritage for her engagement. The couture saree by Sabyasachi came with a veil that created a silhouette of a white wedding gown. The Bollywood bride completed the look by adding a long train to her saree and a wedding bouquet. It took over 1800 hours for 40 artisans to handcraft this pastel tulle saree that’s embellished with hand-cut English flowers. A veiled saree is a perfect choice for brides that wish to add a modern twist to this traditional weave.

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4. Anushka Ranjan’s Unconventional colors FTW

Aditya Seal’s lady love Anushka Ranjan struck all the right modern-bride chords with her lilac lehenga. This Bollywood bride’s unconventional choice of color is oh-so-perfect for the spring-summer wedding memo. If you have been meaning to wear something pastel at your wedding, this one out of the current bridal fashion trends is worth considering.

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5. Veil and Slit Can Co-exist in PatraLekha’s World

When Patralekha found her ‘Rajkumar’ who loves her for all her quirks, she decided to swing into the quirky drama for her wedding. Be it her off-beat metallic blazer and pants combo for a post-wedding party or a white gown that featured a torso-grazing veil along with a thigh-high slit or a bright blue lehenga for her Mehendi, this celebrity Indian bride made some real bold choices that quite visibly so paid off for her D-day.

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6. Mexican Fiesta Meets Boho Mehndi Mela

Shibani Dandekar and Farhan Akhtar’s wedding was a fun intimate affair with close friends and relatives. Yes, the wedding rode high on intimacy and some stunning sartorial choices that made Shibani look like a boho Bollywood bride. Shibani donned a bespoke red gown for her wedding ceremony that came in the most flattering fit accompanied by a dreamy red veil, a choice that was a world apart from the usual Bollywood brides. For her Mehendi festivities, this Bollywood bride sported a boho outfit by designer Payal Singhal. The ensemble featured a bohemian kalidar sharara and a backless choli that was well complemented by junk jhumkas and Shibani’s flirtatious tresses.

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7. Yellow for Haldi is a Passé

Picture this, a vibrant splash of gulal on a pristine white dress can give you that rich-aunty feels on Holi. Well, a haldi function is no different than the festival of colours itself. Take a cue from our new Bollywood bride on the block Karishma Tanna to ditch the traditional yellow and rock a white kurta and sharara set for your Haldi ceremony this wedding season to look like the sunshine beaming from the white clouds.

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8. Go Big or Go Home When it Comes to Temple Jewelry

There is nothing minimal and everything intricate about temple jewelry. It instantly lends a goddess-like grace and glow to any bride who chooses to sport it. One of the Bollywood brides who totally nailed the maximal temple jewelry look has to be hands down Mouni Roy. Not only did she make traditional look cool and contemporary but also showed us what taking the ‘go big or go home’ tag seriously looks like.

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9. Maximalism Can Also Be Super Chic

Bollywood Bride Kanika Kapoor dialed up maximalist bride drama with her bold and supremely ornate jewelry choices for her wedding. The celebrity Indian bride aced some of the finest bridal fashion trends with thoughtfully curated looks that featured an eclectic mix of bright, pastel, and subdued tones, played up in a combination of lehengas and jewelry.

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10. Gorgeous Glitter for the Bright and Bold Bride

When it comes to wearing glittery outfits, brides often shy away fearing it would look gaudy, but trust Bollywood bride Ankita Lokhande to get it right. Her wedding with Vicky Jain was straight out of a fairy tale and so were her outfits. Be it her bright and bold outfit for mehendi, golden wedding lehenga, or her sparkly gown designed by Shantanu and Nikhil for her Sangeet, this celebrity Indian bride is a perfect example of just how the right combination of hues and style can make a bride’s look subtle yet opulent.

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With these showstopper Bollywood Brides, our rundown on the Bridal Fashion Trends comes to end. We hope your favorite Celebrity Indian Bride made it to our list and gave you some major bridal fashion goals for your own big day. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a straight out-of-a-fairytale wedding venue, browse away Weddingz.in till you find the one. If you loved our take on Bollywood Bridal Fashion Trends, give us a hands-up in the comment section!

10 clever Hacks to ensure a pocket friendly budget Indian wedding!

A wedding extravaganza is a real thing and I think we can easily lay the blame on Yash Raj and Karan Johar. The wedding game has changed since the late 90’s, so much so that now it’s a full-fledged industry. Loads of functions, elements and tension. It might seem like an impossible task, but there are a few tips and tricks in order to cut down your overall cost. Take a deep breath, sip on your green tea and read all the hacks you must know in order to fit your wedding within a budget!

1. Bridal Lehenga

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Okay, I agree you wish to dress up like Rani Padmavati did every day, but hon, is it really worth spending lakhs for an outfit that you’re going to wear only for one day? Instead, hop down to Chandni Chowk and you’ll find a treasure trove full of Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna and Manish Malhotra copies! Non-Delhi brides, I am sure a trip to Delhi will be cheaper than a Sabyasachi lehenga! Jokes apart, it’s always better to source a lehenga from your city’s bridal market. Or you can always rent it from Flyrobe.

2. Bridal Jewellery

The bridal jewellery often costs more than one’s kidneys (read: plural) It’s alright to invest in a light necklace or a wedding ring. However, renting jewellery for the D day is the best thing to do. Don’t be ashamed to rent it for it’s your wedding, not your extended family’s! In case you are wondering where to rent it from, well Flyrobe again comes to your rescue!

3. Invitations

Jab pura India digital ho raha hai, toh aap kyun nahi? Ditch the paper invites and go for the digital invitations. It’ll save your time and money! Forward the invitation to your friends and family and your work is done!

4. Off-Season Wedding Date

The wedding date plays a huge part in your budget. If you plan to get married during the offseason, you’ll have plenty of options and cheaper rates as venues tend to slash the rates and offer huge discounts. This also means your functions don’t clash with some other friends!

5. Guests

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Tough choice, this one! A wedding should be an intimate affair with only your near and dear ones to witness the eternal moment. There is no need to invite your dad’s fufa’s neighbour’s dog to your wedding! Keep the guest list to a minimum, you’ll save yourself some money and headaches!

6. Food

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Nowadays if a wedding doesn’t have 78 different cuisines, it’s not considered “good enough”. Ek insaan kitne hi cuisines khaa sakta hai! Opt for 1-2 cuisines with maximum 8-9 dishes in each. Save food, save money!

7. Venue

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Fancy shancy venues are so last year. Try an offbeat place such as a huge library, garden, open spaces, etc. Any place that holds a special memory sounds perfect! In case you are confused about where to book your venue, reach out to us here, we will help you out!

8. Pre-wedding Functions

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It’s absolutely not necessary to have a mehendi, haldi, chuda, sangeet, etc etc. Combine all the functions into one! Set performances for the mehendi and take Youtube tutorials help instead of hiring a choreographer. Haldi and chuda can be held at home.

9. DIY Decor

The decor rates are insane at the moment! Floral decor cost a minimum of a lakh! You can make Instagram worthy props at home with the help of the 100 cousins that you have. Keep it humble and pretty! Check out these DIY wedding decor ideas for your haldi and mehndi functions!

10. Ask for Discount

Discount maangna humara janmsiddh adhikar hai! Our moms have taught us the art of bargaining well. Play your strengths and shamelessly ask for discounts everywhere possible! Use what your momma gave you!

Now, do you believe when I say that it’s possible to have a wedding on a tight budget? Psst…it’s also possible to have a cheap international honeymoon..check out our blogs to know more!

Bengali Marriage Dates in 2022 – Check out these Bengali Wedding Dates for an Auspicious Affair

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If you are looking for the best Bengali marriage Dates in 2022, you have landed on the right page as we have the following dates ready for you to pick as per the wedding plan:

SNMonthBengali Marriage Dates in 2022
1January22nd, 24th
2February2nd, 5th, 7th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th
3March3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th
4April17th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th
5May2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17trh, 18th, 20th, 25th, 26th, 31st
6June6th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd
7July3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th
8November19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 27th
9December2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th

Bengal is famous for so many things, especially its food. From Rasgulla to Mishti Doi, these mouthwatering desserts make any day better. You can only imagine what a Bengali Wedding will look like if just the desserts are this good, right? If you are Bengali or have decided to get married- Bengali style, you need to do it properly with all the rituals. The Bengali weddings are usually very simple yet so elegant that you would want to host your wedding- Bengali style. These Bengali marriage dates in 2022 would be the perfect ones for you to go ahead and plan a stunning Bengali wedding that you have always wanted. The Bengali Panjika 2022 marriage dates and times that we have found for you will work for all kinds of Bengali wedding dates. Each and every Bengali wedding venue is decorated in red and golden hues, just like every other wedding, but the pre-wedding ceremonies and the culture are what make the Bengali wedding so different from others. These Bengali marriage dates 2022 will make it easier for you to further plan your pre-wedding, wedding as well as post-wedding ceremonies. If you are hosting a Bengali Hindu wedding, then these are some Bengali Hindu marriage dates in 2022 that we have done our research on. To find all the details of these Bengali marriage dates in 2022 with time and other important aspects, get in touch with us!

1. Bengali Marriage Dates in January 2022

A January wedding is a dream for many. Winter weddings are really pretty and elegant that makes the bride feel like the queen. There are just a couple of Bengali marriage dates in January 2022, and you can choose these dates to host the best day of your life. So make sure you check out all the Bengali marriage dates in 2022 January so that your wedding is executed smoothly. Not just January, all these dates are based on Bengali Panjika 2022 marriage dates. So you won’t have to worry about anything when it comes to finalizing your date to host your d-day.

Below are 2 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Jan 2022:

SNBengali Marriage Dates in Jan 2022Day
122nd January 2022Saturday
224th January 2022Monday

2. Bengali Marriage Dates in February 2022

Who wouldn’t like to host a pleasant wedding in the most pleasant weather? Not us! February is one of the best months to get married if you want an alfresco wedding in any part of India. The great weather, a little cold but perfect for a wedding, your event in the month of February will be forever cherished by all your guests. If you are wondering from which Bengali marriage dates in 2022 February to choose, need not worry. We have found out a couple of Bengali marriage dates in 2022 for the month of February according to the Bengali calendar. But if you still want to get in touch with a proper Pandit and get the dates checked, you are free to do so. Or you can just contact us, and we will make sure your event is hosted like never before.

Following are the 8 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Feb 2022:

SNBengali Marriage Dates in Feb 2022Day
12nd February 2022Wednesday
25th February 2022Saturday
37th February 2022Monday
416th February 2022Wednesday
518th February 2022Friday
619th February 2022Saturday
720th February 2022Sunday
825th February 2022Friday

3. Bengali Marriage Dates in March 2022

The concept of an amazing wedding is defined by the most gorgeous Bengali weddings. So why not choose the month that makes for a gorgeous celebration of your big day. Be it a small or a grandiose wedding, these Bengali marriage dates in 2022 will make sure your event flows smoothly and it is remembered by all your attendees for years to come. According to the Bengali Calendar, all these dates will be a good day to host your big day. And these dates that we are about to mention are Pandit approved, hence you won’t have to worry about anything. So make sure you check out these Bengali marriage dates in March 2022. 

5 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Mar 2022 are as follows:

SN Bengali Marriage Dates in Mar 2022Day
13rd March 2022Thursday
24th March 2022Friday
35th March 2022Saturday
46th March 2022Sunday
510th March 2022Thursday

4. Bengali Marriage Dates in April 2022

An April wedding looks like a dream come true. Add lots of charm to your summer wedding by hosting your wedding in the gorgeous month of April 2022. There are a few Bengali marriage dates in 2022 in the month of April that you can choose to host the best day of your life. We know how many questions you have, but need not worry, we will do anything in our power to make sure all your wedding-related questions are answered. You don’t have to worry about anything other than getting married because we will make sure your event looks like a fairy tale, just like you want. So make sure you check out these Bengali marriage dates in 2022 and host your big day like never before.

Following are the 6 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Apr 2022:

SNBengali Marriage Dates in Apr 2022Day
117th April 2022Sunday
219th April 2022Tuesday
321st April 2022Thursday
422nd April 2022Friday
523rd April 2022Saturday
628th April 2022Thursday

5. Bengali Marriage Dates in May 2022

One of the most popular choices to host a wedding in India is in the month of May. This month has come across lots of gorgeous weddings because people usually love summer weddings. After doing lots of research, we have found some great Bengali marriage dates in 2022 according to the Bengali calendar. All the venues are pre-booked during this season, so make sure you finalize the date and book your favorite venue as soon as possible. All you need to worry about is finalizing the date, and you can leave the rest on us. Below given dates are the best Bengali marriage dates in May 2022, so make sure you check it out now.

Below are the 13 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in May 2022:

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12nd May 2022Monday
23rd May 2022Tuesday
39th May 2022Monday
410th May 2022Tuesday
511th May 2022Wednesday
612th May 2022Thursday
713th May 2022Friday
817th May 2022Tuesday
918th May 2022Wednesday
1020th May 2022Friday
1125th May 2022Wednesday
1226th May 2022Thursday
1331st May 2022Tuesday

6. Bengali Marriage Dates in June 2022

Become the most gorgeous June Bride by planning your d-day in the refreshing month of June. As we said before, these Bengali marriage dates in 2022 are well researched but if you want to go ahead and get it confirmed by your Pandit, you can go ahead and do the same. Coming back to Bengali marriage dates in June 2022, you have to choose a date this month if you want a romantic celebration of your d-day. It is the beginning of the monsoon season, which means the chances of your guests getting drenched in the rain are less, but still you have to take all the precautions that you can and wear waterproof makeup. 

10 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Jun 2022 are as follows:

SNBengali Marriage Dates in Jun 2022Day
16th June 2022Monday
28th June 2022Wednesday
311th June 2022Saturday
412th June 2022Sunday
513th June 2022Monday
614th June 2022Tuesday
715th June 2022Wednesday
816th June 2022Thursday
921st June 2022Tuesday
1022nd June 2022Wednesday

6. Bengali Marriage Dates in July 2022

As the monsoon hits even harder this time of the year, a July wedding is certainly a very rare occasion. But if you are still into July weddings, we won’t stop you. The official wedding season almost ends this month according to the Bengali Calendar, but it starts again in the month of November. This means you can use that time to get to know your partner even more. These Bengali marriage dates in 2022-23 (as per the Bengali calendar) will make your event shine a little brighter. If you are wondering which are the best Bengali marriage dates in July 2022, we have mentioned them below: 

Below are 4 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Jul 2022:

SNBengali Marriage Dates in Jul 2022Day
13rd July 2022Sunday
25th July 2022Tuesday
36th July 2022Wednesday
48th July 2022Friday

7. Bengali Marriage Dates in November 2022

A perfect wedding only takes place if you host it in a month that makes your wedding a better day for you as well as your attendees. There are no dates in the months of August, September, October. This means, if you have met your soulmate now and want to plan your wedding by the end of next year, you can plan it in the month of November. You will get more time to spend with the love of your life before getting married, that only makes it better. We have picked these Bengali marriage dates in 2022. You can choose any of these dates to host your d-day. You can choose from all the Bengali marriage dates in November 2022 to finalize your d-day.

Following are the best 6 Bengali Marriage Dates in Nov 2022:

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119th November 2022Saturday
220th November 2022Sunday
321st November 2022Monday
424th November 2022Thursday
525th November 2022Friday
627th November 2022Sunday

8. Bengali Marriage Dates in December 2022

Planning to host a December wedding? Need not worry, we will make sure it is the best day of your life. There’s not much to say other than- it is going to be awesome. Check out these Bengali marriage dates in 2022.

Following are the 5 auspicious Bengali Marriage Dates in Dec 2022:

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12nd December 2022Friday
27th December 2022Wednesday
38th December 2022Thursday
49th December 2022Friday
514th December 2022Wednesday

These were some Bengali marriage dates in 2022 just for you. You can choose any date to host your d-day. From summer, winter, to monsoon, you can go for any kind of wedding that you have been planning for a long time. Let us know which date is the perfect option for you. If you want to check out Bengali Marriage Dates in 2021, don’t forget to check out this blog.

Marriage Dates in 2022: You Must Check Out These Hindu Wedding Dates

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Ask a million people what they think a perfect wedding looks like, and you will surely stumble upon a million different answers. But all that matters is you have decided to tie the knot with the love of your life and are ready to start the new chapter of your life. Before you put your wedding planner hat on, let us help you find the best marriage date that gets a nod from both the bride and groom squad. Whether you are into close-knit celebrations or extravagant ones, these marriage dates in 2022 are perfect for all sorts of weddings, because well, it’s no secret that we Indians are fond of big elegant weddings. If you want all the stars in your favor to have that happily-ever-after, locking in the perfect wedding date plays a crucial role in the whole wedding planning process. We want you to choose from the luckiest wedding dates in 2022, and hence, we have selected a few marriage dates in 2022 from all seasons and months a year has to offer. From mesmerizing winter weddings to enchanting summer weddings, you can host your wedding however you like, whenever you like, and wherever you like. 

In most Hindu households the wedding date is set by a pandit, and we are using the marriage dates in the 2022 Hindu calendar where you will find all the best dates to get married in 2022. We are not saying that you don’t have to ask your pandit, but while your pandit is doing all his calculations, you can take a break and find out all the marriage dates in 2022 available for a Hindu wedding. All the glamour and glitz when attending a wedding is something we all look forward to and we at Weddingz make sure your wedding is the talk of the town. Just sit back and relax, we will take care of planning the wedding, but before that, we have to fix a wedding date right? So let’s find out which date is the perfect one for your wedding from all the options of marriage dates in 2022.

We know the reason you are looking for marriage dates in 2022 – you have finally decided to begin the next chapter of your life with your one and only. Congratulations are in order, and what better way to celebrate your d-day than a celebration that is etched in your mind for a lifetime. Finding it difficult to select from all the marriage dates in 2022, the Hindu panchang calendar is the best way to lock the date, and we are here to help you find auspicious marriage dates in 2022 as per Drik Panchang. Even if this whole pandemic situation is putting a damper on your wedding plans, you do not have anything to worry about as long as all the safety precautions are taken. Other than that, your wedding plans must not stop. Whether you are looking for Auspicious Marriage Dates 2022, Shubh Vivah Muhurat 2022, Saya Dates 2022, or even Shubh Lagan Dates 2022 (all are the same), you will find this piece very useful in zeroing down that perfect date for your wedding ceremony!

Following are the best and the luckiest Hindu marriage dates in 2022:

1. Hindu Marriage Dates in January 2022

The beginning of the year has to be the beginning of your new life. These marriage dates in Jan 2022 will be the perfect dates for hosting your wedding in such a way that people won’t stop talking about it for years to come. January is usually best for winter weddings, so if you are planning a marvelous winter wedding in January, make sure these marriage dates in 2022 are the ones you consider. Or you can consult with your pandit and decide a date that you think will be perfect for you. These are some of the best marriage dates in 2022 as per the Hindu calendar, so you can rely on this blog too. January is perhaps the best month to host a stunning wedding.

Below are 5 auspicious marriage dates in Jan 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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115th January 2022Saturday
220th January 2022Thursday
323rd January 2022Sunday
427th January 2022Thursday
529th January 2022Saturday
Hindu Marriage Dates in January 2022

2. Hindu Marriage Dates in February 2022

What better month to get hitched in than in February? As the month of love, finding some auspicious marriage dates in 2022 will hardly be a difficult task. If you have met your partner and are looking forward to moving to the next chapter of your love story, you can lock in a date from the plethora of options you get from the marriage dates in 2022. February is one of the most delightful months, especially in India because spring officially begins this month. Just imagine, you, your partner, and all your close ones are having fun in one of the best atmospheres you can ask for to host an elegant wedding. This month consists of some of the best wedding dates in 2022. So make sure you check out the following marriage dates in 2022 before finalizing a date.

Following are the 5 auspicious marriage dates in Feb 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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15th February 2022Saturday
211th February 2022Friday
318th February 2022Friday
421st February 2022Monday
522nd February 2022Tuesday
Hindu Marriage Dates in February 2022

3. Hindu Marriage Dates in April 2022

Pleasant weather matters the most if you are planning a fun wedding that has lots of great memories. And that is when April comes into the picture. To add lots of charm to your summer wedding, you have to be prepared as you will make it the best wedding anybody has ever witnessed. Summer is a time when people prefer going to exotic destinations and having fun. Go for a destination wedding If you can and choose from these marriage dates in 2022. And if you are going for a magnificent open-air event, you can pick a date from all the options of marriage dates in 2022 April. These are some hot marriage dates 2022 for April according to drik panchang.

6 auspicious Hindu Marriage Dates in Apr 2022 as per Hindu Calendar are as follows:

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117th April 2022Sunday
219th April 2022Tuesday
321st April 2022Thursday
422nd April 2022Friday
523rd April 2022Saturday
628th April 2022Thursday
Hindu Marriage Dates in April 2022

4. Hindu Marriage Dates in May 2022

May weddings are quite a thing in India as it has a lot of marriage dates in 2022. All the venues and their owners in the summer months are very busy which makes it very tough for people to host a wedding on one of the marriage dates in 2022 May. We get a lot of questions when it comes to weddings and one question we have recently gotten a lot is, is 2022 a good year to get married? And we say, yes! It is. Every year is a good year if you have locked in the perfect partner. We have done our research and come up with some best marriage dates in 2022, the Hindu calendar being the source so that you don’t have to. The following dates are some of the best marriage dates in 2022 according to drik panchang

Following are the 13 auspicious Marriage Dates in May 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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12nd May 2022Monday
23rd May 2022Tuesday
39th May 2022Monday
410th May 2022Tuesday
511th May 2022Wednesday
612th May 2022Thursday
713th May 2022Friday
817th May 2022Tuesday
918th May 2022Wednesday
1020th May 2022Friday
1125th May 2022Wednesday
1226th May 2022Thursday
1331st May 2022Tuesday
Hindu Marriage Dates in May 2022

5. Hindu Marriage Dates in June 2022

Dreaming of becoming a June bride? If you are a romantic by heart and love monsoons, you have to have your wedding on one of the marriage dates in 2022 in June. At the beginning of the monsoon season, you won’t have to worry about your guests getting drenched in the rain. It is a possibility though. But don’t let that stop you because the auspicious dates for marriage in 2022 that we are about to share with you are pandit recommended, but still, you can go ahead and talk to your pandit about it. Make sure your makeup is waterproof, and also indoor weddings are recommended. And if you want to still go for an outdoor event, make sure it’s not totally open air, because there’s a little chance that the Gods aren’t in the mood to hold off the rain till you get married. The source of the following marriage dates in 2022- Hindu Calendar (Drik Panchang).

Below are the 10 auspicious Hindu Marriage Dates in June 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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16th June 2022Monday
28th June 2022Wednesday
311th June 2022Saturday
412th June 2022Sunday
513th June 2022Monday
614th June 2022Tuesday
715th June 2022Wednesday
816th June 2022Thursday
921st June 2022Tuesday
1022nd June 2022Wednesday
Hindu Marriage Dates in June 2022

6. Hindu Marriage Dates in July 2022

July weddings are very very rare occasions but, if you are into weddings that include lots of rain and nature, you can make it happen in July. Some people consider this month unlucky for some reason, but it’s a myth. When it comes to marriage dates in 2022, the drik panchang calendar is the source that we preferred here. There are a few marriage dates in 2022 for July where you can ensure your perfect monsoon wedding takes place without any worries. These are some good dates for marriage in 2022, so if you are looking forward to your monsoon wedding, these are the marriage dates in 2022 that you need to pick from.

Below are the 5 auspicious Hindu Marriage Dates in July 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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13rd July 2022Sunday
25th July 2022Tuesday
36th July 2022Wednesday
48th July 2022Friday
Hindu Marriage Dates in July 2022

7. Hindu Marriage Dates in November 2022

Don’t know which date would be the Shubh Mahurat? Well, you do not have to worry, we are here for you! We have picked some great marriage dates in 2022 just for you. And well, we all know how much a winter wedding excites most of the Indians. We love Indian weddings, no wait scratch that, we love weddings. So why not host a winter wedding and make your wedding even more memorable and extravagant. We have picked these marriage dates in 2022 for November after doing proper research and a lot of hard work so that you don’t have to. Also, nobody has to worry about wearing heavy gowns and sherwanis as the winter will make it all easier for you as well as your guests. 

Following are the 4 best Hindu Marriage Dates in November 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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121st November 2022Monday
224th November 2022Thursday
325th November 2022Friday
427th November 2022Sunday
Hindu Marriage Dates in November 2022

8. Hindu Marriage Dates in December 2022

The last month of the year is when you can enjoy the astonishing winter wedding that you have been probably planning for a long time. One of the most popular months in India for weddings is n December and you have to pick out the date that you think would be perfect for you. With tonnes of people with different stylish outfits, you can only imagine the glamour your wedding will have. These marriage dates in December 2022 are specially picked out for you, so all you need to do is select a date and voila, you are good to go! To host an iconic winter wedding, check out the following marriage dates in 2022 for December.

Below are the 5 auspicious Hindu Marriage Dates in December 2022 as per Hindu Calendar:

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12nd December 2022Friday
27th December 2022Wednesday
38th December 2022Thursday
49th December 2022Friday
514th December 2022Wednesday
Hindu Marriage Dates in December 2022

We were counting down the best marriage dates in 2022 that will be perfect for you. Be it summer, spring, winter, or monsoon, you can effortlessly host all kinds of events if you pick a date from all marriage dates in 2022 that we found just for you. Let us know when have you decided to tie the knot with the love of your life. Here are some FAQs that will help you decide upon a date.

Which are the best months to get married in 2022?

Well, that depends on you and your partner’s preference. However, December has been seeing the highest number of marriages for the past decade. After that, November, January, February, and the first half of April – are the busiest when it comes to Hindu Marriages in India. Mostly because summers tend to be hot and monsoon can be unpredictable in our country, plus there are only 8 months that offer auspicious wedding dates.

Keeping in view the Covid-19 situation, how safe would it be to get married in 2022?

Now that vaccines are available for 18+, hosting a wedding with your near and dear ones should not be such a dreaded affair. Plus, all kinds of safety and sanitation precautions are being taken by the venues. So you can be assured that you will be able to get married in 2022 without any hassle. 

Which is better – a summer wedding or a winter wedding?

Whether you want to be a summer bride or a winter one, the preference is quintessentially yours. Summer weddings and winter weddings both have their own set of perks. While a summer wedding allows you to have fun with colors, floral decor, pastel outfits, and jewelry, you can even beat the heat by picking an air-conditioned banquet hall – that should take care of all make-up woes. Winter weddings, on the other hand, have become more popular in India these days. Pleasant weather, availability of a wide range of flowers and vegetables, and the freedom to wear heavy outfits without sweating much or ruining your makeup are some of the best things about winter weddings.

What are the best marriage dates in 2022 according to Hindu astrology?

As per marriage yog 2022 and Hindu Astrology, all the hindu marriage dates mentioned in the blog above are considered to be auspicious marriage dates to get married.

Is it better to get married on a weekend or a weekday?

Again, it all depends on how everybody’s schedule works out. But having a weekend wedding does ensure that you can expect a lot of your friends and guests to make it on your wedding day.

Can I have an off-season wedding?

Why not? And the best thing about having an off-season wedding is that you can save big on those otherwise exorbitant rates offered during the peak wedding season on everything – whether it’s wedding venue, photographer, or bridal makeup artists. You can expect some discounts and even personalized services as vendors don’t have much occupying their calendars.

What should I keep in mind while setting a date?

Setting the wedding date is the most important part of wedding planning, and honestly, everything becomes real only after you pick a date. Give yourself, your family, friends, and relatives plenty of time for planning, preparation, and also vaccination before setting a wedding date to make sure you get enough time to cover the bases and everything you have in mind for your big day. In the Hindu culture, astrology holds a pretty important place so you may also want to consult an astronomer to find the best wedding dates in the 2022 Hindu calendar.  

If you want to check out Hindu marriage dates in 2021, do not forget to grab a look at our blog for more insights on the auspicious wedding dates in November and December 2021.

Colorful Holi Party Ideas 2022 to Make Your Holi Celebration A Big Hit!

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It’s that time of the year when Rang barse and the term ‘satrangi’ come to life all around! That’s right, our beloved festival of colors, Holi, is just around the corner and we can barely contain our excitement! If you’re scavenging for ideas for your Holi party 2022, worry not as this blog covers some great ones. So, do us a favor, let’s play Holi!

Holi Festival is synonymous with a grand time to such an extent that mentioning the word sends us down reveries of colors flying about, drenching each other with colored water, chasing your friends around with water balloons, music, dancing, a variety of delectable food, and pure joy. 

So if you’re on a hunt for unique Holi party ideas 2022, keep reading as we’re sure this blog has enough inspo for you to crank it up a notch at your Holi party in 2022!

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Ideas for an At-Home Holi Party – Time to put on your DIY-ing Cap

If you plan on hosting your Holi party at home in keeping with covid precautions, worry not as we have some Holi party ideas indoors for a successful Holi bash in the comfort and safety of your home.

1. Make a splash with festive DIY decor pieces such as garlands, origami fans, lanterns, or even umbrellas.

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2. Say yes to colors but not the wet colors! Because let’s be honest, who wants to be left alone cleaning their home for days after. So ditch the synthetic watercolors and welcome organic ones that are good for your skin and the planet as well.

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You can also give Phoolon ki Holi a try – it is just as much fun minus the mess!

3. Must haves in your Holi Party menu – gujiya, malpua, a few chaat items, kulfi, Puran poli, pakoras, and phirni.

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4. The official beverage for Holi is thandai, but nobody is stopping you from experimenting with the drinks! Refreshing coolers, mocktails, and even cocktails, and how about creating themed drinks with beetroot, kiwis, oranges, and strawberry to add a splash of color.

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5. A happening Holi celebration is all about a groovy playlist that has everyone dancing to the Bollywood Holi hits!

Rang Barse Bheege Chunarwali – Silsila, 1981.

Holi Ke Din – Sholay, 1975.

Holi Khele Raghuveera – Baghban, 2003.

Balam Pichkari – Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, 2013.

Jai Jai Shivshankar – War, 2019.

Gori Tu Lathh Maar – Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, 2017.

Badri Ki Dulhaniya – Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, 2017.

Nothing Beats a Stellar Poolside Holi Celebration:

Poolside Holi Parties are so immensely popular that it is only right we create an exclusive corner in our blog just for fun poolside Holi Bash ideas! And why not? Since playing in the water is a rather indispensable part of a Holi party, having a poolside Holi party frees two birds with one key. 

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1. A Holi Party is all about Music!

Hire a good DJ so that your poolside Holi Party can be truly rocking. 

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2. Jazz up the ambiance to set the tone for Holi Celebration

Quirky signboards and posters, colorful balloons, streamers, and colorful umbrellas  –  these Holi Party Decoration Ideas work as decor and resting areas as well. You can also get life-size cutouts and posters from all Bollywood Holi songs to bring a touch of drama to your poolside Holi party. 

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3. Get Creative with your Poolside Holi Party Food & Drinks!

Here are a few Holi party food ideas that will make your guests drool over – chocolate-filled gujias, thandai infused cupcakes, pancakes drizzled with rabdi, motichoor rabdii parfait, rasmalai pastries, chili cheese samosas, spinach-corn kachoris, pani-puri shots, chana-chur tacos, and much more! 

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A poolside Holi party can include alcohol, so get creative with your cocktails. A make-your-own-cocktail station will be extremely popular among your guests!

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4. Holi games with a twist!

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While Holi party games such as tambola, dumb charades, musical chair, gol-gappe eating competition, always make it to the list. How about we make it more interesting this year? Here are a few fun ideas to put a twist to your Holi party games. You’re welcome!

#Thandai beer pong

#Two truths and a lie with a water balloon being smashed over the head every time someone takes a wrong guess. 

#Never have I ever, but with Thandai (if you know what we mean)

#Passing the parcel but with a leaking balloon. 

#Heads Up!, but only with the Bollywood Holi songs. 

Start your Holi celebration by sending these heartfelt Holi Wishes 2022 to your loved ones:

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We hope you liked these ideas and bookmarked at least a few for your own Holi party 2022. Need help organizing a Holi party in 2022? That’s what we are here for! If you are looking for poolside banquets or lawns or party halls for an indoor celebration, you can check out Weddingz for a comprehensive list of venues in your locality and city. If you need a hand with catering, decor, party entertainment, or anything else even remotely related to your party needs, just grab your phone and give us a call today!

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Traditional Haldi Ceremony 2022 – How to Make Your Haldi-fication a Colorful Affair!

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A traditional haldi ceremony holds a very special place when it comes to Hindu weddings. The vibrant traditional haldi ceremony is celebrated just ahead of the main wedding ritual, a day prior or so, and is seen as the first step of a happy married life. The significance of a traditional haldi ceremony is to bless the bride and groom, rid them of any Buri Nazar, and prepare them for a committed life with their spouse to be. 

But a traditional haldi ceremony in 2022 is more than simply a ritual. It is a treasure trove of memories filled with laughter, playfulness, camaraderie, and lots and lots of fun created by smearing haldi paste on the bride and groom. The traditional haldi ceremony is the most exciting and aesthetic ceremony out of all pre-wedding ceremonies. 

As far as tradition goes, haldi is marked as an intimate event with only family, friends, and close relatives getting to smear the haldi paste on the bride and groom and showering them with blessings. Beyond tradition, a traditional haldi ceremony is the last leg of the bride and groom’s singlehood and is also in a way is the last hoorah with your respective families before your lives are intertwined forever. Hence, it is only fair that you plan yours as impeccably as you can. And if you’re looking for some help with the same, we have got some to offer!

Don’t leave out traditional hoop-lah!

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The traditional haldi ceremony is a blend of customs and merriment, and both parts matter equally. The millennial era saw a bunch of amazing additions to the traditional haldi ceremony, making it more of a trendy event with a huge photo-op. But in all of this, traditions aren’t to be left behind. 

The rituals of the traditional haldi ceremony are fairly uncomplicated. With a few regional and cultural exceptions, such as the Gaye Holud in Bengali weddings, Nalugu in Telugu weddings, Haldi Kumkum in Maharashtrian weddings, and the Chura ceremony combined with the traditional haldi ceremony in Punjabi weddings, pretty much everyone celebrates it primarily by applying a paste of turmeric mixed with sandalwood powder, milk, rose water, rose petals, and curd. 

Ask your family elders to be in charge of organizing all of the rituals that need to be followed. It will not only ensure that these rituals are followed perfectly but also bring down the number of things you need to for your traditional haldi ceremony as it can get quite overwhelming for you. 

It is also advisable that you look into the arrangements for everything needed for the traditional part of the ceremony as well as focus the first part of the main haldi day on those as well, leaving plenty of time for all of the fun activities to follow. 

The where and what of your traditional haldi ceremony – venue and decor ideas!

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A traditional haldi ceremony used to be a simple ceremony, most commonly hosted separately at the bride and groom’s respective homes. But the millennial era really spruced up the occasion and now every aspect of it – venue, decor, outfits, and food, has endless possibilities!

If you want to go for a simple traditional haldi ceremony at home, keep the following things in mind:

1. Assign specific parts of the house for different activities. For example, the living room for the ceremony, one of the bedrooms for some alternate activities you might have planned such as a nail bar or Chura, the verandah for music and dancing, etc., and request your guests to stick to these makeshift zones.

2. Keep your guest list short. The traditional haldi ceremony can get rather messy, and we’re sure that you don’t want a full house and the potential of ruining any part of your beautiful home with the pigment.

3. Choose floral decorations – as they are the quickest and the simplest way to brighten up any place and also are the easiest to take down after the ceremony. Certainly, you do not want the additional task of taking down your haldi decor for days. Opt for floral rangolis, garlands, and bouquets all over the house.

4. Keep the menu short and sweet. There is a chance that some people might not have enough space in the house to seat all of their guests for food while the ceremony is going on, and making people wait for the entire traditional haldi ceremony to be over might not look good on your part. Hence, keeping the menu short and simple will allow people to eat with the plates in their hands even as they stand.

5. Avoid cocktails and alcoholic beverages as far as you can. You do not want a sticky situation with that one drunk Chacha Ji now, do you? Oops!

6. Make sure that you are preparing all of the items required for the rituals the night prior so that there is no confusion or fuss on the day of the traditional haldi ceremony. Label everything.

7. If you want to make your traditional haldi ceremony into an extravaganza, the first thing on your checklist is to hire the wedding services of a good wedding planner. They will help you with everything related to your traditional haldi ceremony. 

The simplest way to pull off a beautiful traditional haldi ceremony is to pick a theme. Goes without saying that the color yellow would be prominent, but incorporating parts of your and your spouse-to-be’s personality will bring up the charm of your traditional haldi ceremony and make it several times more memorable. Choosing decor related to your favorite movie, music genre, or passions, or even a mix of all of these would truly spruce up the ceremony. 

Another super fun setting for your traditional haldi ceremony is poolside. It would turn up the thrill of the whole thing, and a big splash in the water just makes everything much better. For a tiny example, rain dance is much more enjoyable than regular dancing, isn’t it? And you can customize quirky signboards, posters, and other paraphernalia to bring your personality to life and let it shine through your traditional haldi ceremony decor. 

Stay true to your personality while picking your outfits:

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Wearing yellow for your traditional haldi ceremony makes sense. But it has evolved from simply being a preventative measure so that you don’t ruin your colored clothes into a theme that is quite an imperative. 

Bride’s ensemble:

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When it comes to the bride’s outfit, there is no end to the options. Saree, lehenga, dresses, gowns, shararas, churidar, suits, skirts, and crop tops, you name it, and it goes. Of course, the outfit should be comfortable since you are going to be covered with the haldi paste from head to toe, but another important point to keep in mind is that your outfit should reflect your personality. We suggest that you consult your wedding services makeup artist and stylist and try on a few outfits before you land on the perfect one. 

Groom’s attire:

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The groom also has quite a few options starting with the simple kurta pajama, dhoti, and lungi, to sherwanis, pathanis, and nawabis, achkan sherwanis, jodhpuris. The best thing about men’s wear is that the mix-and-match possibilities are unending. So we have the same advice for the grooms as well – try a few options before finalizing an outfit. 

Bride and groom’s entourage:

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Both bride and groom’s tribes play an important role in the whole wedding affair, and hence it is obvious that their outfits are also important during the traditional haldi ceremony. Of course to each their own. Each of them is free to pick an outfit of their choosing, just make sure it is in keeping with the theme of your traditional haldi ceremony. 

If you want to take it up a notch, you can customize T-shirts, kurtas, jewelry, and juttis for your gang, bringing a more cohesive look to your entire traditional haldi ceremony. 

Food, music, choreographies, entertainment – fun, fun, and more fun!

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The food at your traditional haldi ceremony must be kept straightforward with a focus on beverages. Everyone enjoys finger food and delicious starters, and you can opt for one main dish along with a couple of dessert options. Make sure to arrange for plenty of beverages so that you and your guests can stay hydrated amid all of the running around. Hire the wedding services of a good caterer, and you can ask them to customize a dessert, a cocktail, or a mocktail for your traditional haldi ceremony. 

Last but not the least, no traditional haldi ceremony is complete without music, dancing, and lots and lots of entertainment. Hire the wedding services of a good DJ so that you, your friends, family, and guests can rock the dance floor! You can even make your haldi playlist and ask the DJ to blast it so that there are no pauses taken during the grooving. 

You can ask your family, especially the kids and teens, to put on a talent show where they sing and dance or even put on little skits. If you plan on including alcohol in your traditional haldi ceremony, sort out a list of party games to play. 

A traditional haldi ceremony 2022 is a very important step on the path to your marital bliss. Even culturally in India, there exist a lot of additions and subtractions when it comes to the other pre-wedding ceremonies but a traditional haldi ceremony is something that everyone celebrates with the same kind of enthusiasm and vigor. So, we hope that you liked the ideas that we have put together for your traditional haldi ceremony in 2022 and can incorporate at least a couple of them. And if you need any other wedding services or assistance with planning your wedding, just log onto Weddingz.in and we’ll take care of you. 

Roce Ceremony – A to Z of this Special Catholic Pre-Wedding Tradition!

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In this culturally diverse land of ours, the Roce Ceremony is an immensely important pre-wedding ritual for the Indian Catholics of Goa and Mangalore that takes place before a Catholic wedding. The Roce Ceremony is celebrated by anointing the bride and groom with freshly squeezed coconut milk, also called Ros, meaning juice, which is where the word Roce comes from and coconut oil. The Roce Ceremony is the Catholic wedding equivalent of the Haldi ceremony in Hindu Weddings and is very near and dear to every Goan and Mangalorean Catholic. 

This unique and interesting tradition has been observed by Goan and Mangalorean Catholics for generations and is still celebrated with the very same enthusiasm and vigor. Of course, keeping with the time, people alter a few aspects of the Roce Ceremony, but overall it holds just as much importance, and no Goan and Mangalorean Catholic wedding is complete without the Roce Ceremony. 

So, if you are on a hunt for ideas for your own Roce Ceremony such as a venue for the Roce Ceremony, decor inspiration, outfits, or entertainment, you have come to the right place. This blog presents some endearing ideas that will help you turn your Roce Ceremony into an unforgettable affair. So, keep reading brides and grooms-to-be!

Significance of the Roce Ceremony:

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The Roce Ceremony, as we mentioned, is the Catholic equivalent of Haldi and signifies the end of bachelorhood and spinsterhood for the bride and groom. It is celebrated a couple of days prior to a Catholic wedding and uses coconut oil and coconut milk because coconut holds a lot of importance in Goan culture due to its abundant availability. From curries to desserts, coconut has found a profound place in Konkani cuisine. Not just that, it has also found its place in Konkani traditions and is presented as holy offerings. 

The use of coconut in the Roce Ceremony goes beyond this. Coconuts represent nature and its givings, and primarily using coconut for an important pre-wedding ritual signifies that we acknowledge and are grateful for everything that mother nature bestows upon us. 

The ritual takes place separately at the bride and groom’s house and entails the women of the house grating and squeezing the coconut by hand to remove the juice or the Roce. The first order of business is to offer a family prayer in the morning. 

Then the mother of the bride/groom starts the ceremony by drawing a cross on their forehead as well as pouring a few drops of it in each of their ears. It is believed to bless them and clear their ears so that they can listen to each other, which is a very important part of any successful relationship. This ritual is then followed by family, siblings, friends, and the guests taking turns to anoint the bride/groom with the Roce, and ends with all of the remaining Roce being poured on their head. Friends make it fun by breaking eggs, pouring beer, and whipped cream onto their heads!

Venue for Roce Ceremony:

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The Roce Ceremony typically takes place in an open space as it can get very messy. Usually, in Goa, the venue for the Roce Ceremony is the front yard of the house, but the terrace is also an appropriate venue for the Roce Ceremony. 

1. If you don’t have access to either of these, any Goan wedding venue is the optimal venue for a Roce ceremony since it is a very important pre-wedding ceremony. You can simply book a wedding lawn or a spread-out banquet hall according to your guest list and it will work amazingly as a venue for the Roce Ceremony. 

2. If you are a fan of nature and want to celebrate this special ceremony amid greenery, you can choose your nearby garden or lakeside as your venue for the Roce Ceremony as well but make sure you acquire all the necessary permits. 

3. An interesting choice of venue for the Roce Ceremony can be poolside. Fun and excitement are an important part of the Roce Ceremony, and there is a whole segment where the bride or the groom groove on the dance floor along with all the guests. So, why not go ahead and add a pool to the hoopla and take the fun factor several notches up? Life is a little better by the poolside anyway!

Decor Ideas for the Roce Ceremony:

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The Roce Ceremony is bound by many traditions and technicalities. It requires a lot of attention to detail as every single thing, right from the customs that need to be followed to the decor that has to be set up is specified for the Roce Ceremony. It is traditionally held in a Mattov, which is a hut made out of dried and woven, palm leaves, areca nut palm leaves, and coconut leaves. It is decorated with fresh flowers and palm and coconut leaves. 

But as times changed, some acceptable changes were made to the traditions. Now, people customize the decor as per their preferences, and there is honestly so much you can do to set up a stunning backdrop for your Roce Ceremony. 

1. You can recreate the traditional Mattov in a modern way using dried palm and coconut leaves just for the backdrop.

2. Incorporate coconut shells for maximum vibes. 

There is no hard and fast rule that it must be done the above way though. 

1. You can ditch the coconuts (only from the decor!) and go floral. Floral wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, bouquets, and even rangolis – everything works. 

2. If you want to keep it simple, just get an altar made to draw all the attention to it. 

3. Turn to white, pastel, or even colorful drapes and fairy lights to add a whimsical touch to your Roce Ceremony. 

The simplest way to go would be to pick a theme. 

A favorite color, activity, celebrity, movie, or anything that you feel passionate enough about to make the backdrop of your Roce Ceremony, and fill the venue for Roce Ceremony with things related to it, for example, posters of your favorite movie, balloons, or flowers in your favorite color, etc. 

Outfits for the Roce Ceremony:

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Traditionally, the bride is supposed to drape her mother’s wedding saree around the waist as a skirt with a blouse, and the groom drapes a lungi with a kurta. However, this is flexible too, and you can pick anything that you are comfortable in.

Bride – 

Gowns

Dresses

Saree

Salwar and kameez

Kurta and churidar

Groom – 

Kurta and pajama

Tshirt/shirt and pants

Light sherwani

A traditional Goan feast – Rosache Jevon!

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Roce ceremony is followed by a feast called “Rosache Jevon” (Roce feast). Despite all of the modifications made to this pre-wedding ritual to get what is now a modern-day Roce Ceremony, Goans prefer to opt for traditional Goan food to honor the culture. Several Goan delicacies including fish, chicken, mutton, or even pork curry with coconut, prawns, vegetables with cashew, Goan Sannas (fluffy rice cakes), and the sweet dish Vohn are served and enjoyed at a Roce Ceremony. 

But of course, like with every other convention, food is also flexible. You can choose the foods of your liking and even go for theme-based food. Ask your caterer to whip up a customized dessert or drink to add a personal twist to the feast. Your guests will enjoy it, and every aspect of your Roce Ceremony will be extra special. After all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime event!

Dancing, music, and a whole lot of celebration!

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Even though the Roce Ceremony is an important custom that cannot be omitted, having fun is an essential part of the whole thing. After the feast is over, it is in fact customary for the bride/groom to dance with their family, friends, and all the guests. There are also games, singing, and so many more fun activities involved. So, you must hire a DJ and ask him to spin some serious tunes so that you and your tribe can grove. You can make a playlist yourself of all of your favorite dance numbers. 

You can arrange a bunch of party games, ask your siblings, nieces, and nephews to put up skits and performances, or even arrange a karaoke machine and turn it into a whole night of entertainment in celebration of one of the most important days of your life.
We hope that you found our blog about the Roce Ceremony helpful and can incorporate some of these ideas about the venue for the Roce Ceremony in 2022, its decor, and the entertainment. We totally understand that planning your Catholic wedding can be stressful, so if you need any more assistance with planning and executing your Catholic wedding 2022, log onto Weddingz.in. We have a plethora of wedding services that will make this tiresome process a cakewalk for you.

Responsible For Your Wedding Budget? 30 Top Notch Ways to Spend Your Money – Weddingz Advice #8

Modern couples these days are no longer dependent on their parents to get their wedding planning sorted. Except for minor to major financial assistance here and there, contemporary couples more or less know what and how they want to celebrate their big day. If you or your spouse is taking full responsibility for the wedding budget and looking for smart ways to cut costs, we’ve got some amazing hacks to help you pull this off with ease without making your celebration seem cheap.

Let’s get started!

Pre-Wedding and Wedding Celebration

Pre-Wedding and Wedding Celebration

Cut short your guest list: Because the less number of people, the lesser expenses on invitations, venue, catering and decoration

Keep the celebration close and intimate: Because all you need around you are just people whose presence matters, it’s not an obligation to cater to thousands of which hundreds you don’t even know.

Have an off-season wedding: Because this is the time vendors, venues and suppliers slash their prices, due to low demands

Have all your functions at one venue: Because this helps you save on unnecessary travel costs

No need to hire fancy cars: Because it’s not necessary you need to arrive in a Mercedes or Jaguar. Use your own or borrow a friend or relative’s car and design with DIY decor.

Choose a venue that offers all-inclusive wedding services: Because this will save you from paying for the logistics and other needless expenses of outside vendors

Ask for help from talented friends and relatives: Because this is a great way to save them from buying you pointless gifts and do something meaningful for you instead and what better than helping you cut your wedding budget

Make yourself beautiful: Make YouTube your go-to resource months prior to your wedding and practice bridal makeup and hairstyles or have your friends or relatives try their hands on it

Wedding Decoration

Wedding Decoration

Buy, don’t rent: Because the items you buy can be later used for your own home or given away as favours. Renting will cost you more than actually buying items, such as centrepieces (they needn’t be all the same, you can have different centrepieces for each table), lanterns for aisle decoration etc.

Get crafty: Gather your bridal party and have a fun night of making your own decoration items or wedding favours. This will act as a great time to bond with your friends and relatives

Arrange for bigger seating tables: This way you save on placing more centrepieces and table cloths, further cutting your cost on table settings

Shop for off-season extra decor: Items sold during Valentine’s Days, Diwali and so on get stocked in large numbers once the occasion has passed. This is the best time to grab your hands on any extra items, such as firecrackers or pink cushion hearts you may need at half rate

Select in-season flowers: Because off-season flowers are hard to find, hence charged at a higher price. As much as you would love to have those blooms in your decor to stick to your budget it’s better that you stick to roses and the all-time favourite Genda Phool for instance

Use more greens than colourful flowers: Flowers can be expensive, so why not the stuff in more greens; this will not make your setting look shabby, but give it a classic minimal look

Include non-floral, like lanterns: Go the no-flower way, by incorporating decoration items that are inexpensive yet make your decor look outstanding. For tips on how to do so, click here

Wedding Catering

Wedding Catering

Limit alcohol beverages: The best way to do so is by serving signature drinks, beer or wine only at your wedding

Consider a wedding breakfast or brunch: Go a little Hatke and have a breakfast or brunch arrangement than a complete main course

Forgo full dinner service: Have a cocktail theme party or serve light meals, then spend more on full-course dinners that eventually go waste

Serve comfort food, like BBQ chicken, corn etc.: Because who doesn’t love binging?! This concept is something your guests will never expect, which will eventually turn into the fun element of your wedding and this arrangement is inexpensive too. So, it’s a win-win here

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

Order one or two-tiered cake: You needn’t have a life-size or multi-tiered cake. Even one tiered exceptionally decorated wedding cake is more than enough to kick-start the celebration

Keep the add-ons simple, as well as the cake: Decorate the cake with subtle add-ons like metallic finish or flowers. If you go for textures or extravagant fondant decor, which is high on sugar, you will end up paying more   

Use fresh flowers and not fondant or sugar ones: Like we mentioned earlier fondant decorations on cake cost more, including fresh flowers will be cheaper

Make cake the dessert course: In terms of catering, make your wedding cake your dessert option. Trust us, your guests will not complain, instead feel privileged to be sharing this sweet treat with you

Wedding Return Gifts

Wedding Return Gifts

Turn favours into centrepieces: As we mentioned in our decoration section of this blog, you could buy your centrepieces instead of renting them and turn them into your wedding favours. Do not forget to mention a little thank you note on it to help your guests take notice and pick one for themselves to take it along

Give out one favour per couple or family: You need not give away wedding favours to each member who attends your wedding. Just giving away 1 per couple or per family will also be well appreciated

Make your own favours: If you wish to give away favours in large numbers or cut your wedding budget on favours, make these giveaways at home. You can either choose to bake some sweet treats or prepare homemade marmalades, pickles and jams. Food is always well accepted can be given away in bulk

Wedding Photos & Video

Wedding Photos & Video

Hire associate photographers: Your wedding budget is restricting you from hiring the ace photographers whose work you’ve been following on your Instagram, request an associate wedding shooters availability that will cover your wedding for less.

Capture only important moments on video: Most photographers and videographers charge by the hour. So, it’s best to let them know the timeframe you need them to be present and capture selective glimpses of your event  

Honeymoon

Honeymoon

Fly on credit: If not all, make major purchases on your credit card as these give you bonus points and travel offers that will pretty much cover your honeymoon cost