Spice up your wedding traditions with these fun and easy ideas!

Make your day even more special with these tweaks.

Planning an Indian wedding is not for the faint-hearted but it is a whole lot of fun. Mixing traditional Indian wedding customs with modern twists to create a truly memorable and personalised experience for you and your guests is important. From selecting the perfect venue to choosing vibrant and elegant decor, every detail plays a significant role in making your Indian wedding a beautiful celebration of love and culture. Embrace the rich traditions and add your own unique touch to make your special day unforgettable. 

Create your own ritual: To begin with, incorporate a ritual (even if it is offbeat or quirky) that holds significance for both of you in the ceremony. Maybe plant a sapling together to symbolise the growth of your relationship or exchange personalised vows during the saat phere ceremony, the options are endless.

Themed decorations: Design your wedding decor around a theme that resonates with your shared interests or experiences, whether it's a favourite travel destination or a beloved hobby.

Customise your phool-ki-chaddar: This tradition signifies that the bride has been raised with loads of love and care. What better way than to have personal messages written on the chaddar by your friends and family? Another idea is to have handprints of all the family members, signifying that their blessings will always be with the bride. 


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Personalised invites: Design custom wedding invitations that reflect your personality and wedding theme and include handwritten notes or poems in the invitations, expressing gratitude to your guests.

Interactive booths and props: From photo op backdrops and phone booths, to disposable cameras on tables, create a space for guests to have a memorable experience and feel included in the ceremony. It will add an element of fun and spontaniety to the ceremony.


Blending elements from your shared interests or hobbies into the ceremony or reception can add a unique touch that reflects your personality as a couple. This will not only make your wedding stand out but also create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. By marrying traditional customs with modern twists, you can create a celebration that is both meaningful and unforgettable. Remember to prioritise what is most important to you both and enjoy the process of planning this special celebration together.

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