An Indian wedding is incomplete without multiple functions and ceremonies, and they all are equally important and have a significance to them. One such wedding function is the Sangeet function. It is also a significant occasion for families to socialize and become acquainted before the wedding day.
Traditionally celebrated by Punjabis, this tradition has been adopted by numerous other communities as a type of ritual for the upcoming wedding. The performance is typically expected to include solely female guests from both sides of the family, however, males have been known to join too in recent years. Unlike holy customs such as the Haldi or various rituals of the wedding ceremony, the Sangeet is just hosted to enjoy the couple's joy and contentment.
The Sangeet ceremony usually takes place two or three days before the wedding and Mehndi ceremony. But nowadays, the majority of families combine Mehendi with the Sangeet celebration. The ceremony should take place in the Bride's home or in a different banquet, where the new Bride's family welcomes the new Groom's family by reciting lovely folk Suhaag to the theme of the Dhol.
Over the past few years, the trends have started to change, in the wedding industry. More and more couples are willing to have a theme-based decoration in their wedding functions like sangeet, rather than simple, old and traditional decoration.
If you are a bride or a groom who is looking for some fun themes to go with for their sangeet decorations, we have a huge list of themes from which you can take ideas.
The term "Mela" alone conjures up images and feelings of a celebration. However, Mela is a Sanskrit term that means "assembling","meeting", or "fair". It is used on the Indian subcontinent for various types of meetings, including religious, economic, artistic, and sporting events. Melas, or local fairs, were extremely important in rural cultures. In recent years, "mela" has also largely been attributed to exhibits and shows. It might be theme-based, promoting a certain culture, art form, or talent. People may generally find cafes, entertainment activities, shopping, and games at "melas". To accessorise your entrance, construct canopies, use hot pinks, yellow, orange, purple, green, or any other bright colour, but make sure they complement each other. It is better to use 2-3 bright draperies at a time since less is more. In the Mela Theme, you can have different counters or stalls of bangles, safas, dupattas, toys, etc. just like there are in local melas. Pinwheels are a popular item/toy at melas, so why not include them at your Sangeet ceremony as well? Use them as a backdrop, hang them together, or use them in any other manner to make your mela theme decor stand out. If you don't want to use props but still want certain aspects of the typical mela, use bright multicoloured board designs as backgrounds and hang teapots, ghungroo bangles, lanterns, paper crafts, puppets etc. to make your sangeet ceremony one to remember!
You cannot deny the fact that everyone in India or any Indian living across the globe is a big Bollywood fan. Bollywood is the Hindi-language segment of the Indian filmmaking business, which originated in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1930s and has grown into a massive film empire. Following early Indian attempts in silent film, Himansu Rai's Bombay Talkies, established in 1934, pioneered the rise of Indian filmmaking which soon led to the popularization of Bollywood among Indians. This theme decor will do perfect justice for a couple who is totally filmy. To master a fantastic Bollywood inspired design, you must have a captivating entrance that immediately captures the attention of your guests and makes them feel as if they are in a movie itself. Add a lot of clapperboards, red carpets, bulbs, and lavish lighting to your pathways. You may even have a large adjustable entrance frame built out of Bollywood posters from some of the most prominent Indian films and have it put at the entry. A Bollywood-themed Sangeet would be incomplete without a brilliantly lighted stage with the typical bulb adornments, a lot of red curtains, some chandeliers, and maybe a couple of film posters for the backdrop. Hanging Dhol decoration stays loyal to the theme. It is because a Bollywood movie and a Sangeet night are totally incomplete without music and dance, and such a decoration will set the mood of the event or the function instantly.
From clothes to decoration, Sangeet calls for everything that is glitz and glam. Sangeet nights are incomplete without glittering decor that encapsulates everyone's heart at the first glance itself, since they are hosted with the sole goal of having everyone immersed in the joyful mindset. The attraction of sparkles and glitters is the perfect starter to get you rocking in the fun mood of madness that goes on the whole night. There is no denying that flashy decor adds a lot of visual appeal to your decoration which in turn means that the pictures clicked would be totally aesthetic. Don't want a lot of glitters but yet want your Sangeet ceremony to have that classic LIT vibe? You certainly may accomplish so by integrating neon accents. Another blingy and shimmery element you may utilise to glam up your Sangeet decor is in the combination of white and gold. A flashy yet subtle stage decor concept will definitely be worth your time and money. You may also add to the glittering atmosphere by hanging colourful and vibrant or pastel multi colored drapes at the ceiling and decorate that with a string of bulbs or a lot of fairy lights.
The Arabian Nights were a hybrid work, with the oldest stories coming from India and Persia. As kids, we have all read Arabian Nights because of the interesting stories. These stories were translated into Arabic at some point most likely in the early 8th century, under the title of Alif Layla, or "The Thousand Nights". The narrative of Arabian Nights is right out of a romance book. It is a sprawling anthology of Arabic folk stories published during the Islamic Golden age. It takes place in Central Asia or "the islands or peninsulae of India and China", where the king murders his wife and others who have betrayed him during his absence. Then, developing a dislike for all women, he marries and murders a new wife every day until no more candidates are available. Scheherazade, the eldest daughter of the King's courtier plans to save herself and others and demands her father to marry her off to the king. Every evening, she recounts a narrative, leaving it unfinished and vowing to finish it the next night. The stories are so fascinating, and the king is so anxious to hear the conclusion, that he postpones her death day by day, eventually abandoning his terrible plan. After knowing the whole reason behind the tales of Arabian Nights, why would one want to keep it as a theme of their sangeet function when it is all about infidelity. ? Because of the promise of fantasy, magic and unrealistic elements that the stories come with! So if you want to go for an Arabian nights' themed sangeet, you can try incorporating lots of decorations in emerald green, gold, blue, red, etc. as they are the most prominent colours we can find in the Arabian nights' stories. You can also use treasure boxes, lamps, lanterns, red carpets in the decorations. You can use backdrops like Ginnie, his lamp, Jasmine Alladin, Ali Baba , Sinbad The Sailor etc. because all of these are a huge part of the Arabian Nights.
J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is a collection of 7 fantasy books. The novels follow the lives of Harry Potter, a young wizard, and his companions, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, who are all students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The major plot is around Harry's battle against Lord Voldemort, an evil wizard who wants to become immortal, destroy the magical ruling body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles. The wizarding world coexists with the Muggle world, although in secret. His magical aptitude is genetic, and children with such powers are asked to attend private magic schools where they learn the skills needed to flourish in the wizarding world. Harry Potter has garnered a lot of fame and fandom in India just like in other countries. A lot of the millennial couples are Potterheads and wish to incorporate their love for this magical series into their wedding functions.
To involve the Harry Potter theme in your sangeet you can sellotape Harry Potter's glasses on every table. Hang candles that are lighted, wall hangings with caricatures of all the characters, and a Harry Potter signpost guiding you to the different wedding party locations. You can also ask the guests to dress according to the four house colours of Harry Potter, that are, Griffindor (people can dress in the red or orange coloured ensemble), Slytherin (people who prefer this house can dress in green or silver coloured outfits), Hufflepuff (people who prefer this house can dress in yellow or black coloured outfits) and Ravenclaw (people who prefer this house can dress in blue and bronze coloured outfits).
Glow in the dark is a phenomenon that engages and entertains adults as much as it entertains little kids. Having a glow in the dark theme Sangeet would be a memorable event for the bride's and groom's families as well as all those people attending the wedding, as it is definitely a very unique theme. Glow in the dark events demand a large number of black lights to carry out the bright colours and make items that illuminate "pop", so keep this in mind when planning your event. If you want to look beautiful and wear something that glows in the dark but shouldn't have radium, you don't need to worry. You can keep an all-white clothing theme because normal white clothes also glow in the dark. You can also incorporate Glow in the Dark signboards that guide the guests to different areas of the function. Another option to decorate the room is to hang a neon backdrop. It can function as a photo booth or just as a theme-focused wall in the space. In any case, it would be an excellent addition to any celebration. The finest ceiling decorating concept is neon star swirl hanging decorations. You may put it near the party's entrance or in the backroom. Rather than worrying about what beverages would go with the glow in the dark theme, employing the luminous cups may simply set the tone on the snack table.
A Retro style is an approach that is imitative or intentionally derivative of previous lifestyles, trends, or art forms, such as music, modes, clothes, or dispositions. Choosing a certain era to replicate is one of the most popular party theme ideas. You may capture the atmosphere of a decade by using a Retro theme. In popular culture, the "nostalgia cycle" refers to the two decades preceding the present one by 20-30 years. Decorate your party room with a variety of Retro party decor. If you want to go for a vintage look, avoid using strong and dark colours. Choose colour palettes that are distinguished by a blend of prints and patterns that go back to a more fashionable era. For a stylish look, use a lot of polka dots and floral designs. Tie peace signs, happy faces, vibrant flowers, vintage records, and so on to your decoration structures. Make a disco dance floor with a spinning disco ball and colourful lights. When your guests enter through your door, they will feel as if they have stepped back in time. Create a playlist of great songs from the 1960s and 1970s to bring fun and ambience to your vintage party. At your event, a Retro Photo Booth will assist to transport your visitors back in time. Such a one-of-a-kind booth will offer something special to your party while also providing a lot of entertainment for your guests. You can also use vintage frames that can act as props for your photo booth. A Retro Photo Booth will be an ideal complement to your retro themed sangeet celebration.
A village is a community of people who live in the countryside. It is bigger than a hamlet but smaller than a township or metropolis. The name itself suggests that a village theme sangeet will be one that is conducted in open and decorated like a village. Therefore the dress code for a village themed sangeet ceremony can be Lehenga Choli or Chaniya Choli for females and a Kurta Pyjama for males. Combine charpais (cots), fake trees, grass mats, and wooden seats to effortlessly convert your area into a town centre. Mud walls, matkas, bangle ornamentation, and pebble flooring can all be used to evoke the sense of rural India. Get rid of the elaborate hangings, streamers, and centrepieces. Allow guests to feel the freshness and friendliness of a normal village. To portray the dynamic culture of a rural setting, use dhol, tree trunks, rusty lanterns, bamboo moodhas hanging puppets, and other ethnic decoratives. Colourful earthen pots, clay sculptures, and dim-lit bulbs are also some excellent choices for adding that extra vibrancy and zest to your design. A fully village-style sangeet ceremony will have a vibrant vibe and will also take everyone by surprise.
The royal wedding theme comprises magnificent, regal, and monumental decor. Elephants have long been seen as a symbol of royalty. So, why not incorporate elephant sculptures into your wedding to make it more regal? You may either add lovely showpieces or go big with the flowery elephants. You can attach street lights across the ceiling along with inverted multi-coloured umbrellas to add a festive street-scene atmosphere to the occasion. Create a Royal entryway to make your guests feel as if they are entering the era of Kings and Queens. Make a colourful canopy, underneath which, the couple could sit and observe their guests as the evening unfolds. Using bold colours and romantic lighting, you will be able to create a festive street atmosphere in the grand ballroom, where the families and guests could celebrate and unwind before the wedding. All royal weddings have a lot of white, blue, and gold. White is the colour of purity, gold is the colour of riches, and blue is the colour of knowledge and royalty. A combination of these three will add a touch of elegance and refinement to your wedding. You can also use colours such as red and violet as they are said to be the colours of the royals, so these colours will add more visual appeal and aesthetics to the entire decoration. Select a venue that has a royal look to it. You can also hire palaces for one night especially for the royal theme sangeet night.
The Bohemian or Boho style is a rule-breaking, individualistic, unique and unusual style of decoration. People that prefer to live an unusual life, such as frequent travellers, performers, and authors, inspire Boho. The Bohemian style reflects this way of life by mixing items, colours, and patterns from all around the world. While there are no restrictions when it comes to Bohemian design, warm earthy hues, as well as metallics and jewel tones, are popular. For foundation colours, consider rich browns, greens, and greys, and then accent with vivid purple, blazing orange, and electric blue. This style is distinguished by the use of colour combinations and layering. Boho, the polar antithesis of simple, contemporary, and sleek, believes that "more is more". Burlap (coarse canvas woven from jute, hemp, or similar fibre, used especially for sacking) and sisal ( is a species of flowering plant native to southern Mexico but widely cultivated and naturalized in many other countries. It yields a stiff fibre used in making rope and various other products); the two natural, basic materials, maybe mixed with satin and brocade. The fabrics should have a somewhat worn out appearance, not damaged, but yet not bright and fresh. Fringe, crochet, and macrame come together to create a warm, internationally-inspired hangout. Macrame, a knotted craft, combines the finest of art and history. Allow your guests to enter your wedding through a macrame entrance. For a natural touch, hang potted plants in artfully knotted slings, or use macrame table runners for your outdoor meal - the alternatives are all attractive and exquisite. How can we forget dreamcatchers when talking about the Bohemian theme? Feathers, beads, and a variety of colour combinations and patterns all add to dreamcatchers' lasting appeal as decor components, particularly at contemporary weddings. You may keep the mood basic by dangling a few visible dreamcatchers from tree branches or go extravagant by placing a slew of these circular masterpieces in different lengths and patterns.
Floral is a sophisticated and contemporary theme. Floral design, also known as flower arrangement, is the art of combining plant materials and flowers to produce a visually appealing and well-balanced composition or display. It has a timeless design, elegant style, and usually a vintage colour palette. Flowers offer beauty, fragrance, and colour to your most important day. They take your concept and aesthetics to the next level. They quickly change the atmosphere of the event. They may be used practically everywhere: on a cake, as a backdrop, as centerpieces, and even as a hair item. The use of a floral background has grown in popularity. You may either choose your favourite flowers or use the same flowers to make a backdrop. It will look fantastic in all of your photographs! Incorporate floral arrangements in your tableware for a relatively simple but equally charming look. This concept is just very exquisite, whether it's floral patterned plates for the snacks and dinner or flower designs on the glasses. These days, photo booths are quite popular. For a floral theme event, you can decorate it with flowers. Make your thoughts as creative as possible. Use flowers that are eye-catching. They will improve your photography and add aesthetics to your event. Make a lovely flower arrangement. It will add a touch of glitz to your photographs. You may also incorporate photo booth props with a floral theme.
A rustic theme can imply anything from a rural or garden backdrop to a barn, farm, or vintage-style environment, and there is no fixed definition. Rustic design is a raw, vintage, organic, and maybe a bit tarnished look. Rustic design styles include a farmhouse, Tuscan, and seaside decor. It is polar opposites to modern or contemporary design. Such a setting is also extremely unpretentious or stuffy. The colour palette is predominantly neutral, although there is an opportunity for bold as long as it adheres to earthy tones. Greens, browns, and greys are prevalent, and it prefers cosiness to avoid feeling too cold and harsh. If you are going with a rustic theme for your sangeet then glossy, sparkly decor is a major no-no. Choose milder, simpler alternatives that will provide a peaceful, laid-back feel. The use of wooden components is a fantastic concept. Mason jars, lanterns, and pots, along with burlap, twine, and flower arrangements, create the ideal rustic atmosphere. You might also set up some unique photo booths or sitting spaces. Use what you have in hand, such as old lamps, lanterns, bottles, and mismatched items, to create a real one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Chalkboards, mirrors, and other cool elements can be incorporated. Rustic themed Sangeet outfit should be gentle, simple to handle, and just effortless! So, instead of the highly embellished ensemble, go for an outfit in warm tones. If you still want to go for trademark embroidery, you can always go for lighter colours and minimal work.
There are so many themes from which you can select one for your Sangeet ceremony. But, before selecting a theme take some time and visualise what exactly do you want in your sangeet. Once you are done with this then no one can stop you from having a perfect sangeet ceremony, that not only you, but everyone else attending the event, will love a lot.