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20 Bollywood Movie Weddings to Take Inspiration From

From Kalki's royal Rajasthan wedding in YJHD to Anushka's intimate nikah in ADHM, and also the inter-racial affair in Bride and Prejudice, you totally wish these reel weddings happened IRL.

Diya J Verma
I think we can all agree that weddings are nothing short of nostalgic, romantic, heartwarming, and absolutely FUN. Besides the wedding ceremony, the days leading up to the big event are what make it all the more glorious! From the haldi to the sangeet, and even the mehendi ceremony, a riot of bright colours, we can safely say Indian weddings top the list. Bollywood weddings are everything one could wish for, whether it be an intimate, picture-perfect affair or a quintessential multi-day big-fat-wedding. The glitz and glamour, sartorial splendor, perfectly choreographed performances to upbeat tracks is nothing short of an extravaganza! Here is some MAJOR bollywood inspo coming your way...
  • Queen
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    Queen

    Despite all not working out in the end, the song 'London Thumakda', showcasing Rani's mehendi ceremony in the movie 'Queen', continues to be a wedding playlist favourite. 

  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
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    Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    A blockbuster despite a low-key cast, this Luv Ranjan directorial ticked everything we ever want in a Bollywood movie film. From stunning locations to dance-worthy numbers, this is a must-watch for the bollywood buff. 

  • Jodha Akbar
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    Jodha Akbar

    We all love a period drama, especially when they showcase royal wedding grandeur. From the antique, statement jewellery to the heavy, embroidered outfits, there's absolutely nothing not to love!

  • Tanu Weds Manu
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    Tanu Weds Manu

    Kangana is a whole mood, in both 'Tanu Weds Manu' as well as 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'. What's better than having a bridesmaid who sets fire on the dance floor each and every time?

  • Two States
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    Two States

    Shot at the Mahabalipuram temple in Chennai at sunset hour, this South Indian wedding looks beyond surreal. Alia’s traditional red and gold kanjeevaram saree with the backdrop of pristine white lilies hanging from age-old stone pillars is nothing short of breathtaking. 

  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
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    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    This movie has the best happy ending we could've ever asked for! Katrina and Hritik tie the knot in a picture-perfect outdoor Christian ceremony, in the presence of their squad including Kabir, Imraan, Natasha, and Nuria. The boys and girls dancing to 'Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein' in their pastel outfits gave us major #weddinggoals. 

  • Veere Di Wedding
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    Veere Di Wedding

    Showcasing an OTT Delhi-based Punjabi wedding, everything from the house parties to the sangeet ceremony and finally the gorgeous wedding was like a fairytale come alive (remember Kareena's 'fairy princess' sangeet outfit?!)

  • Student Of The Year
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    Student Of The Year

    The first movie of the SOTY franchise had much to offer when it came to drawing wedding inspiration. From Tanya and Shanaya's sartorial choices to the magnificent Thailand wedding, all Brides wish to have a bridesmaid whose willing to groove it like 'Radha on the dance floor.'

  • Bride and Prejudice
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    Bride and Prejudice

    A Pride and Prejudice remake, this movie is like a wedding musical! Beginning from Aishwarya and her #girlsquad challenging the boys to a dance-off at their friend's wedding to the inter-racial marriage between super-cute 'Darcy' and herself, there's ever so much to be inspired by! 

  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
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    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

    Giving us a relief from the north Indian weddings that are often showcased in Bollywood movies, the ADHM nikah ceremony between Anushka and Fawad gave us an insight into Islamic wedding rituals. Besides, Anushka's bridal attire was all things stunning! 

  • Aisha
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    Aisha

    A Bollywood chic-flick most came to appreciate, matchmaker Aisha's introductory scene is at her maasi's 'all-white' wedding ceremony. White and purple hues, the wedding decor is something to lookout for. However, the best part about this movie is undoubtedly fashionista Sonam's clothing choices, along with the cast reunion on the song 'Gal Mitthi Mitthi' for Lisa and Arunoday's wedding!

  • Band Baaja Baaraat
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    Band Baaja Baaraat

    A movie centred around Indian weddings and wedding planners, Anushka and Ranveer, this one showcases multiple wedding set-ups; from intimate neighbourhood weddings to the glamorous and grand royal Rajasthan affair.

  • Jab We Met
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    Jab We Met

    All things homely and super-duper fun, celebrations are in order for Geet's sister, Roop's traditional Sikh wedding. While the movie never progresses to show the nuptials in detail, the song 'Nagada Nagada' definitely satisfies our desires. What could be better than an at-home dholki or sangeet ceremony anyway?

  • Kaminey
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    Kaminey

    Representing a traditional Maharashtrian wedding ceremony, this movie is definitely worth a watch. 

  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
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    Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

    Yes, we couldn't possibly skip this one from the list. A romantic drama with pockets of comedy, we all wish our love story was as tumultuous and passionate as Alia and Varun's! Besides, low-key weddings with the baraat all out on the streets and the bride on a truck offers a different vibe altogether. 

  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
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    Kal Ho Naa Ho

    This movie is an emotional rollercoaster even today, and till date we are rooting for the friendship between Rohit, Aman and Naina. With pretty Indianwear outfits and unforgettable songs, this movie will live on. Also, how can we ever forget, 'G-U-J-J-U'

  • Hum Tum
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    Hum Tum

    A short scene, but still MAJOR inspo. Starting from the mehendi ceremony on the song, 'Gore Gore' to the adorable wedding between Abhishek and Rani, this movie showcases how to do a farm wedding the right way. 

  • Shandaar
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    Shandaar

    Let's not lie, we all want a sister and wedding planner who are willing to throw us the most perfect pre-night party! Besides the designer clothes and Shahid's fabulous dance moves, this movie shows us how to turn wedding planning up a notch (quite a notch, actually). Jewelled limos, gilded glamour, and quirky functions, this one left us all in awe. 

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
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    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

    This one will truly remain etched in our memories forever. Royal Rajasthan wedding celebrations that go on across several days in the presence of your bestie squad is what every girl ever dreamt of! This movie did not only set major #friendshipgoals but also showcased jaw-droppingly gorgeous locations, mesmerizing attires, and gave us songs such as 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend', 'Kabira' and 'Badtameez Dil', which continue to rule the charts. (You heard that right, there will never be a wedding where you won't hear 'Badtameez Dil' play)

  • Vicky Donor
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    Vicky Donor

    We love and appreciate Bollywood movies that showcase inter-caste and inter-racial weddings. Setting a standard for how wonderful such weddings can actually be, the Bengali-Punjabi matrimony in 'Vicky Donor' serves as one such example. 

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