Go For An Offbeat Monsoon Wedding With These Tips
Ever noticed that most of the anniversaries in your family are celebrated between the months of October and February? It's but obvious why people choose the comfortable winter months to get hooked. But why take the usual path? Move over the standard wedding months and opt for a quirky monsoon wedding! Unsure of how it would work out? Let us lead you :)
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Why A Monsoon Wedding?
- One of the major reasons why a monsoon wedding should be on your cards is that you can easily bargain a good rate with your wedding planner, decorators, photographers, and caterers. Take advantage of the fact that not most weddings are scheduled for this time of the year; hence, the people involved in the shaadi business are mostly out of work. A smart move and your wedding expenses can be easily slashed by a good 30%! Think about it.
- All year round, people have to book wedding venues almost a year in advance, due to the rush. In a July wedding, you can easily lock in your desired venue just a month prior to the D-day.
- Your guests will have another reason to etch your wedding fun in their memories, just because you dared to take the unconventional route!
For The Venue
- For the pre-wedding functions, consider having a pool party! The guests will love soaking in the pool and getting drenched in the rain, simultaneously!
- For the main events, it's better to keep the rain away. Book a hotel, resort or a banquet hall with waterproof decor. Also, see that the hall has huge windows; you wouldn't want to miss a romantic, rainy backdrop.
- If a sprawling lawn is where you want to get married, ensure that you tent it up with 100% waterproof material.
- Take special care of the transportation of your guests, especially the parking needs.
- Check the backup power supply as there are chances of random power cuts during this weather.
- Instruct your planner to have a few of the staff posted with large umbrellas in the parking lot. Nobody wants to get drenched after getting decked up.
- Instruct your venue management to look into the water trail and ugly mud stains that accompany your guests into the hall.
For The Decor
- Rainy days are gloomy; so choose a vibrant, colourful wedding theme, like a rainbow. A shorts-and-flip-flops kind of a theme sounds really cool!
- Incorporate monsoon elements in your decor, like coloured umbrellas, fountains, and paper boats.
P. S. – Make a fun photobooth using these quirky elements.
- Ditch flower decor and think of classy elements like candles, curtains and strip lights.
For The Makeup
- A monsoon bride must stay miles away from cream-based makeup. Go for powder-based products only!
- Only water-proof makeup products should be used by your makeup artist.
- Remember the golden rule: In monsoons, only matte... no shimmer.
- Ask your cousins and friends to carry blotting papers in their handbags. Just in case!
- Leaving your hair loose might not be a smart move as the damp weather can make it look frizzy. Opt for messy buns and stylish braids instead.
For The Clothes
- Keep the dress-code for most of the occasions flexible and communicate that with your guests too.
- The groom should steer clear of heavy and detailed fabric for your wedding apparel. Go for a lighter material instead. Also, make sure that your turban is dry at all times.
- Brides, you need to avoid velvets, brocades, and heavy embroidery for your lehenga and go for fabrics like georgette, chiffon or lace.
- Since the weather is already gloomy, you could experiment with bright, eye-catching colours.
- Take special care of your wedding footwear. Step into your stilettos only when the outdoor ordeal is over.
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For The Food
- It's not an unknown fact that we are more susceptible to infections and diseases during the wet season. So, look into the details of your caterer and the quality of ingredients used. You wouldn't want your guests to remember your wedding for all the wrong reasons.
- Rainy days are also the time for garma-garam chai and pakodas. Do away with the ice-cream, chaat and gola counters. Instead, serve exotic kinds of teas and various types of bhajiyas to your guests! Other possibilities could include jalebi-rabri, kesar doodh, or a variety of steaming soups.
- Water-clogged roads and mucky potholes are a trademark of the Indian monsoons. Delays are normal, so keep a buffer time for them.
- Think about the baraat in advance. Work out a way for their entry without the rain disrupting the fun.
- Keep an eye for the weather forecasts. You would need to make a few changes, in case a thunderstorm is expected.
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You could either just sulk about the ordeal that a monsoon wedding would ideally bring along or work to make it a memorable one for you and your loved ones! Consider these monsoon wedding tips before taking your pick :)