Among the many traditions that are infused into Indian weddings, one of the most prominent is the mehendi ceremony. This is the day when mehendi(henna) is applied on the hands and feet of the bride and even the groom. While the bride has a very elaborate pattern done on her hands and feet, the groom usually has just a token design.
Now don’t we all want a fun filled colourful mehendi ceremony, traditionally this ceremony was held 2 nights prior to the wedding, in the night because the bride could adorn her hands with henna and sleep peacefully however with destination weddings in place this is now held during the day followed by the sangeet ceremony.
I absolutely love the idea of an outdoor day time ceremony, pictures come out perfect you can opt for bold & bright colours, you could accompany this with a pool party so the guests involved could swim have a merry time while the others can dance .
As the title suggests this post will give you ideas about a Punjabi Themed mehendi ceremony.
What makes it Punjabi? the bold bright colours, the music and the activities.
Trust me when I say it, this is also very budget friendly.
Elements you could include to give it a Punjabi feel.
Truck/tractor photobooth – We’ve all had our fair share of experience with photobooth of all themes & designs, but I doubt you would have had got your pictures clicked on a tractor. Fits right in your theme & adds plenty of fun to the event.
Paanwaala- serve your guests some delicious paan.
Pagdi wala- have somebody tie colourful pagdi’s for all your male guests.
Get some parandaa’s for the ladies so you’ve the men in pagdi’s & women in paraanda’s
Include Manji’s ( beds/lounges made of wood & rope) in the décor.
Host some traditional games like the ones played in mela’s or fairs.
1.)Throwing wooden rings around gift items. If the ring lands on the gift its your. Keep small souvenirs for this such as chocolates, a deo, soft toy etc. To make it interesting you could also keep beer cans and vodka glasses. This would get the guys excited.
2.) Shooting balloons, now this is an age old indian fair game that we all enjoy. Living overseas we barely get the chance to experience all this now.
Have some bhangra dancers add on to the masti & dhamaal of the day.
Food menu options to add that extra Punjabi touch, you could include these items with normal menu so people have plenty of options or just have them whatever would suit your budget.
Sarso ka Saag
Below are some décor ideas, stay tuned girlies next week I will be providing you with ideas about a Hawaiian themed Mehendi Ceremony.