Love is in the air, and the date for the Big Day has been set! Now comes the roller coaster ride of planning the carnival that we all call a “wedding”. Indian weddings are rarely silent affairs. Every aspect hogs for the superlative: biggest, loudest, most crowded, best food, most colourful and most entertaining.
Whether lavish or designed to fit into a tight budget, Indian weddings are a perfect blend of rich, traditional culture and modern, trendy ideas. The objective of every bride and groom is to make their wedding an affair to remember. The modern Indian wedding has big, important cultural rites interspersed with fun-filled entertainment ideas to keep the guests occupied and create memories of a lifetime.
So, get set and get ready to try these pocket-friendly, easy-to-do ideas that will make your wedding an event to remember for life! And they can be executed anywhere- in marriage halls or quirky wedding venues.
Wedding entertainment ideas by one of the leading marriage halls in Chennai
Having witnessed hundreds of wedding dreams unfold, Chennai Convention Centre suggests some winning ideas to keep guests happily entertained.
A secret tip before we start: derive inspiration from your shared likes, interests, hobbies, heritage and culture to give these ideas a distinctive touch.
1. Personalized wedding decor.
Stamp your names everywhere! We mean that literally! Use custom-made stamps of both you and your loved one’s initials on everything in the venue: right from the entrance to the chairs for the guests, in the napkins, and return-gifts. The idea is to personalise it with royal elegance rather than make it a flashy show of colours. Go for rose gold or a white and gold combination.
2. Personalized wedding menu
Give your guests a break from the boring wedding feasts and treat them to a carefully curated menu of delightful delicacies that speak of your cultures. Everyone will surely appreciate an exciting buffet with various cuisines. A word of caution, though- Never try to experiment with dishes that are generally not popular or have an acquired taste.
3. Liven it up with a dance floor
There are many ways to get this idea going. If your budget permits, you can hire professional dancers to perform at the ceremony or up the ante by making your family members twirl to choreographed numbers! And then there’s nothing like impromptu dancing on a brightly lit dance floor. We guarantee that even the shyest of guests won’t hesitate to shake a leg.
4. Portable mirror photo booth to freeze memories
An ordinary photo booth will not incite as much excitement as its upgraded version, the mirror photo booth. The sophisticated and modern version is sure to be a big hit amongst the younger crowd. You can also use the photos to send them to guests with a personalised thank-you note.
5. Fun with Antakshari
An old but gold way to engage the entire crowd, the Antakshari is always a crowd-puller. According to age, aunts, uncles, you can divide the guests into two or more groups. Antakshari is a lovely way to unite the bride and groom’s guests.
6. Find out what the guests say
A new way to engage the guests is to ask them to pen personalised notes to the couple. Hand out cards or set up an “advice booth” so the guests can pen down witty or some really useful piece of advice that might come in handy later on in their lives.
7. Jazz it up with a quizzes
Make an interesting questionnaire about the couple and ask the guests to guess the answer. Include the cousins, uncles, aunts, parents and friends. You can even create a quiz with the couple’s childhood photos. This game will keep everyone entertained and give a glimpse into the couple’s childhood memories.
8. Artistically curated wedding favours
Opt for locally produced sweets, savouries, and artefacts to hand over to your guests as your wedding souvenir. It is a great way to show your support for locally-made products and to let the guests know the care you’ve taken in curating your wedding return gifts.
9. Bring in the Mehendi artists
Like Antakshari, Mehendi is another long-standing favourite at weddings. There are two advantages to hiring the expertise of Mehendi artists. One, the children and the ladies will be delighted to have their hands adorned with Mehendi designs. Two, you provide an opportunity for the artists to earn an income from your wedding.
10. Flash mob
An idea that’s become a hit in recent times, flash mobs can amplify the fun and excitement by several notches. The synchronised movements of the surprise dance will have the whole crowd swaying with you. The couple can also perform a dance that is specially choreographed for them.
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Chennai Convention Centre: One of the most convenient marriage halls in Chennai
Want a spacious, well-ventilated, well-lit wedding venue to carry out your entertainment ideas? There’s no better choice than Chennai Convention Centre. With its ample indoor space and sprawling lawn area, CCC offers everything you are looking for in a wedding venue. To book your hall at CCC, contact us now!