It is very rightly said “Marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth”, and this celebration takes a different look altogether if it is inspired by your favorite celebrity weddings. Given the fact that these celebrity weddings are far-fetched and can prove out to be expensive, but there are still certain things that can be emphasized upon as it is your day and “a bride to be” can be excused for feeling that her own wedding would be small and paltry in comparison.
You might think that these stories hardly bear any relevance to the weddings that you and we plan as they are super expensive and include things like imported gowns and jewelry and have paparazzi scrambling to get shots of the happy couple, yet still we feel that there are many things which if included in the right way can make your “D-Day” all the more special.
So, here we go!
- Bigger isn’t always better
Celebrities like Kunal Kapoor – Naina Bachan, Aditya Chopra- Rani Mukherjee and John Abraham- Priya Runchal had small weddings and thus proved it right. No doubt these couples could have assembled crowds of 500 to celebrate their happiness, but instead they chose the way that they felt was right for them with their close friends, family and relatives.
2. A Wedding is a great excuse for a getaway
Quite a known fact that those celebrity couples who get hitched far from their hometowns do it to avoid the paparazzi (Naina Bachan- Kunal Kapoor and Lara Dutta – Mahesh Bhupathi were well guarded from the ubiquitous paparazzi). This is a perfect idea for turning a wedding into a long awaited vacation for you and your family. So someday you can bring your children there and share memories of that special day with them.
3. Pay Attention to the details
All of us have read short bits of text that go along with celebrity weddings. One can learn a lot from this- that the details of their weddings do matter, and offer a perfect chance for a couple to express their personalities and showcase or express those moments that played significant role in their relationship, thereby making wonderful stories guests can chat about on the way home.
4. Having Fun
Enough with the serious stuff, now let’s talk about having some fun! So many “brides to be get” so caught up in the emotional drama of the ceremony that they forget to just let loose and enjoy themselves. After all, your wedding day will come only once in a lifetime. You want to remember it as a joyous occasion, don’t you?
5. Your marriage has to be the most important thing about the evening.
Many “brides to be” get so caught up in planning a glamorous wedding ceremony that they forget to focus on the most important – the marriage itself. At the end of the day, the wedding ceremony is a celebration of the union of two souls. Rather than focussiong upon the gifts, the decorations, the
relatives, just focus on things that give you real happiness. For example if we look at the marriages of both of NR Narayan Murthy’s kids, Rohan and Akshata, who got married to her Stanford sweetheart in 2009. Apart from the mind numbingly huge sums involved, the marriages could have been taking place in any middle class household in India. Every article in the media about the wedding meticulously commented on their impressive resume and achievements. On the other hand, articles about the wedding of 20 year old Mallika Reddy referred to her only on passing as GVK Reddy’s granddaughter and instead chose to focus with breathless attention about the gifts that the invited guests had received with the invitation (Sabyasachi saris and diamond solitaire rings) and how much various Bollywood celebs like Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif were paid to attend (they were flown in by chartered jets and paid anything from Rs. 40 lakhsto Rs. 5 crore).
We are not saying that there’s anything wrong with this sort of conspicuous consumption, but is that really what you want people to focus on during the wedding?
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