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The rising importance of pre wedding ceremonies in Indian weddings

10-24-2017 09:59 AM CET | Fashion, Lifestyle, Trends


Indian weddings are a grand ceremony celebrated with great fervour in every part of the country. In almost every culture the wedding ceremony itself is a solemn ceremony that is officiated by a priest. The couple is guided through rituals that are hundreds of years old in the presence of elders and family members. After all your wedding day is perhaps the most important day of your life and definitely deserves its due reverence.

Perhaps to balance out the seriousness of the wedding ceremony itself Indian weddings feature a lot of pre wedding ceremonies that are more about fun, music and laughter. Popular ceremonies that are often scheduled before the wedding are - Engagement ceremony, Mehandi and Sangeet. These occasions don’t have many formal customs or rituals associated with them. They are an opportunity for the family to come together and party with music and dance featuring prominently in them. Guests are frequently given separate invitations for mehendi or sangeet ( as they happen before the wedding.

Return gifts at pre-wedding ceremonies are also becoming very popular. A lot of the guests that participate in these ceremonies are not present at the actual wedding ceremony. It is great idea to ensure that they carry their memories of the ceremony home with in the form of a return gift. A lot of brides and grooms are opting for customised return gifts. These wedding return gifts ( are a unique way to ensure that your engagement, mehendi or sangeet ceremony becomes a treasured memory for your wedding guests.

There are several reasons why these ceremonies are becoming more important. One could be the influence of television and Bollywood. The grand ceremonies features on the silver screen often inspire young couple to plan their own. In fact a lot of weddings that earlier did not feature these ceremonies, like traditional Bengali weddings, have now started including them at the insistence of brides.

Another reason no doubt is the growing affluence. With a rise in incomes people want to make sure that their wedding is a memorable event. These pre wedding ceremonies are a great way to make the whole wedding more enjoyable for the guests. Sometimes customised return gifts may be given at an engagement or Sangeet ceremony.

There is also a great overlap in the different cultures in the country and pre wedding ceremonies are now becoming almost essential in all weddings, no matter which part of the country they are happening in!

For wedding planners, wedding return gift suppliers and even for wedding invitations these ceremonies offer a great opportunity to come up with creative ideas. For the bride and groom it is a chance to highlight their own unique style and ideas. Their funky style is often reflected in unique and creatives invites for these ceremonies.

Our bespoke wedding invitation gifts ensures every celebration for the happy couple is personal and unique. Beautifully crafted chocolate gifts for Indian wedding invitations.


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