2020 will go down in the books as something that has irrevocably changed everyone. Many have plunged to the bottom due to the coronavirus crisis; the ‘big fat Indian wedding’ is undoubtedly one of them. Sadly, those big fat Indian weddings now present themselves as ominous super-spreader events in our coronavirus-affected world, to only be scorned by everyone.
So while the government rules still enable a limited number of individuals to gather for a wedding, It calls for new ways of living and celebrating as the pandemic took away most of what we took for granted. And when it comes to weddings, virtual weddings are the perfect way to minimize the ‘distance’ from social separation. They encourage you to get married while staying healthy and also include all your loved ones as a part of the celebration without putting anyone at risk.
Since many couples are still wrapping their heads around the virtual wedding concept, they do get a little bit distressed regarding which wedding traditions and customs to include. Here we have come up with a list of all the Indian wedding traditions that can be organized during a virtual wedding celebration.
Engagement- exchange your hearts.
Colourful Mehndi ceremony
In our Indian wedding traditions, when the bride has the red-orange mehndi “stain” added to her wrists, back of hands, and feet, it is considered as a Mehndi party and is the pre-wedding celebration. Usually held the day before the wedding, with colourful pillows, the celebration also has a lounge feel. The Mehndi group has the most influence on girls as far as wedding celebrations go. Since it may take a long time for Mehndi to apply, entertainment is a must. Indian music and dances are usually there. Through video calls and virtual meetings, you can make sure that your aunts and sisters can dance on those Bollywood numbers and sing songs for you.
Virtual Haldi ceremony
Sway at your virtual Sangeet ceremony
Wedding day virtual celebration
Greetings session – raise a toast.
The wedding website is where the couple shares their story, details of functions, gift registry, photos, live stream, and video chat content, guest book, and more. Guests can come here and leave comments, talk and live stream the ceremonies with other guests. Including some time for an open mic session where your family members can say just a few words in celebration of your big day is really special for you. To get the party started, they should share a funny story or two. The secret to getting a perfect virtual wedding is a good website that is updated frequently.
But, to make every picture count, there are a few basics that a couple must get correct. Please ensure you recruit a photographer who might assist you with the FaceTime photoshoot idea. Dress for the virtual photoshoot camera and encourage your friends and family to capture those fun screenshots and images over the video call as well. You could also appoint a photographer who could really click on the incredible images of your virtual wedding ceremony in your courtyard or patio. In the end, let loose and enjoy the moments of your eternal tie-up.
A wedding’s purpose is to commemorate the couple with their loved ones and relatives and their love story. We urge couples to prepare ahead full throttle, strive to be motivated, draw inspiration, and share their information. You know your wedding will be remembered and celebrated, for years to come! Be prepared and have your arrangements in place for the best wedding ever.