Little do people expect any changes in the old traditional wedding system. When we think of a wedding ceremony, some of the pictures that pop up in our minds are: a lavishly decorated farmhouse, a hall full of heads, a huge catering food area, and a lot of hullabaloos. But since the time of the pandemic, people are moving more toward having a safe and secure marriage. Although this trend of arranging a small function started off with covid, now families are getting more inclined towards it. The millennials are completely in for this new normal.
Where brides and grooms earlier preferred to have a lot of people around them on their big day, nowadays this trend is fading. Taking huge inspiration from DeepVeer, ViruSha, and Ranbir-Alia, new brides and grooms are heading towards having a small-scale function, at the same time enjoying and having the best time of their life.
Intimate weddings dont mean that there will be less pomp and show, but it is more about having the closest of friends and relatives with you. Covid times demanded a maximum of 50 guests at weddings, but now even after Covid is (almost) bidding Goodbye, millennials are not letting this trend go away. New couples are now more into celebrating and having a lot of fun at their wedding. The decoration, the lavishness, the ecstasy, all are intact in intimate weddings too; the only difference being a smaller number of heads.
Intimate weddings generally start with booking a small wedding destination, or at home quite often, that covers approximately 70-100 guests. Couples are opting for destination weddings also, which makes the ceremony a whole lot better. Thereafter, the closest relatives and friends are invited to be a part of this special day. The variety in food is generally less, but the quality covers it up all. With the most precious people around them, the bride and groom feel more comfortable and joyous. All the ceremonies take place the same way as in the big fat wedding, but with a personal touch. The wedding is successfully and joyfully over. But the tension now is What about relatives who invited us but we havent invited them? The Gen Z solution is to throw a grand reception for them. In this way, the couple can give time to all the relatives, with no hurry or getting busy in the wedding formalities.
An intimate wedding does not only let the bride and groom enjoy themselves, but also saves costs. Through this new trend, one can conduct two functions without disturbing the budget. Even if you don't want to throw a reception, nobody is gonna curse you. It's YOUR wedding, that must be in YOUR style. Couples nowadays are opting for court marriage/temple marriage, and investing the saved amount in traveling and future planning.
At Dulhaniyaa, we hope that this emerging trend of the intimate wedding goes a long way, and people feel at ease with not arranging the weddings with a lot of hullabaloos.