Sangeet ceremony is the Indian equivalent of a bridal shower. Its a time when Bride gets to spend time of fun and relaxation with family and friends, gorgeous designs are applied by well trained mehandi artist on the hands and feet of the glowing bride with her close friends amidst laughter and music.
It is often combined with Sangeet or “music,” and hence makes it a night full of music, dance and feasting. This is an awesome function when all the family and friends get together for an all-night of entertainment and enjoyment. The ladies night can be made more fun-filled along with the touch of tradition for the new age bride.
These days mehndi and sangeet nights are big functions in themselves and often planned by wedding planners but even if not them also they are always something that all the cousins, friends and relatives look forward to. We have complied a list of some amazing, creative and fun filled ideas for Mehndi. Try them out
Choose the venue properly:
You must choose the venue for the sangeet keeping in mind the convenience of your as well as your partner’s friends and families. Make adequate arrangements for the appetisers, drinks and dinner. There should be ample space for your dance performances as well
Determine your budget
Sangeet can be an expensive affair. Just like you are budgeting your wedding, you need to budget your sangeet as well. You can either do the wedding andsangeet budget together or separately.
Decide the choreographer
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Mostly the people who can dance well take up the responsibility of the song selection and choreography. But, nowadays professional choreographers are being hired, who lend an expert touch to the overall ceremony.
Co-ordinate with each other
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The bride’s family generally hosts the sangeet ceremony. But, it can also be hosted jointly by the bride and the groom’s side. The ones in-charge of the performances must co-ordinate amongst each other so that things go off smoothly.
Divide the time judiciously
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Time the performances judiciously between the bride’s and the groom’s family. No one should feel left out.
Keep it sweet and short
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However grand and entertaining an affair is, it must come to an end. The sangeetshould not be longer than an hour or 90 minutes at max. After that, people start getting bored.
Events For Sangeet Cermony
Dance Performance :
The best idea for pulling out a great sangeet function is to plan a group dance performance for which a dance choreographer can be hired. You can also go for western salsa, cha-cha, or other hip-hop dance styles to add more variations. Special performances can be performed by close friends of bride & groom in honor of the new couple as a congratulatory gift.
Skit or Play
A small skit can be prepared, enacted by friends and relatives narrating how bride and groom met.
This is one game which is ever green and since forever families and friends get-togethers play it with fun and masti. So get singing the song starting from the last letter of previous song.
Rapid fire :
Asking several questions within a minute from any relative or friend can be a real fun to have.
The laziest award of the house goes to ‘pinki’! You can think of many such witty and funny awards and invite cheers.
Set the ramp on fire ! Who do not wants to look like those zero figure models? Fulfill all your wishes in the wedding fun and have your very own ramp walk show – walk the way you always wanted to on ramp.
Sach ka Saamna
Its time to prove yourself in the court of love! Bride and groom are asked a certain set of questions about their would-be wife and husband. The one who answers better and knows more is the obvious winner!
Rewind the moments
This is the best you can do at dinner time. Set up a projector and run a slideshow of all the photographs and videos right from childhood till this special day.
For girls-only a sleepover can be organized which involves beauty packs, Manicures & Pedicures etc . It will make them glowing as well as super happy.
Music and Singing
Indian wedding without wedding songs and Dance party is just unimaginable. Hire a DJ or have good music system or sometimes even a plain Dhol is sufficient to add that special touch. Singing traditional or folk songs along with the elder ladies in the family is also a special way of celebrating.
Dance performance by Bride and Groom
The most anticipated dance of the night is a dance by the bride and groom. It is their first “appearance” as a couple, and everyone looks forward to see them perform.
Trust me that nothing is more fun to do in a get together than having a karaoke system. it gives everyone a chance to perform and have a really good and fun time together. So if you don’t have one till now, you better get one soon!
Special games can be played with different props to be used in dancing. ‘Pass-the-pillow’game can be played with music, and every time one gets out can dance on the song of bride/groom’s choice. Musical chair is one good game too, you will be surprised to see the child within everybody!
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