In a COVID-19 future, Indian weddings seem to be thriving with novel ways to ensure that both the bridal couple and their guests enjoy the special occasion.
Here are some examples of how Desi weddings have been conducted while ensuring that COVID-19 protocols are followed. South African wedding planners here are some novel ideas to borrow from these Indian wedding planners.
A couple from Guwahati, Assam, recently got hitched and they decided on wearing gorgeous face masks matching their wedding attire. According to The Indian Express, the couple wore matching silk handloom face masks.
While the groom’s mask was more simplistic, the bride’s face mask was astonishing! It was made of Assam’s ‘Paat Silk’ with the traditional ‘Kingkhap’ motif.
The designer of the mask, Nandini Borkakati, said:
“The idea was to leave the surgical approved protective masks for the medical staff and encourage the population to wear more fabric-made masks with unique and creative designs. We interpreted that idea and created this glamorous piece with the unique use of tassels.
PPE waiters serve guests
A wedding hosted in Andhra Pradesh, guests were served dinner by waiters donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits while adhering to the safety guidelines.
In the video that went viral online, people can be seen eating, as the servers fully covered in safety gear, offer food to them.
As wedding planners work in a COVID-19 environment, they still manage to deliver memorable moments for both guests and the bridal couple.
Diamond encrusted face masks for your wedding
First came disposable surgical masks. Then came N95 masks. Then came the reusable and washable cotton desi printed breathable masks.
However, taking things on a different level altogether, a jewellery shop in Surat, named D. Khushalbhai Jewellers, is selling diamond masks for people to wear at weddings.
This invention aims to make wedding-looks ‘different’. Matching couple masks are available too. Now for the cherry on the cake – these masks cost between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 4 lakhs, reports News18.
A journalist took to Twitter to post a video of diamond masks being sold in the shop. He wrote how the masks are specially made for people “shaadi mein alag dikhne ke liye”. He also added how these masks are particularly “helpful” in creating a different wedding look.
Have a look at his tweet here:
Socially distanced Haldi ceremony
Bride’s Family Apply Turmeric Using Paint Rollers
A Twitter user shared a hilarious video of a Desi bride’s family and friends performing a “social distancing Haldi ceremony” with full jugaad. Check it out:
In the 13-second clip, we see the guests giggling with paint rollers in their hands who are dipping it inside a medium-sized foil container filled with turmeric. They then proceed to apply, or rather paint the yellow paste on the bride-to-be from afar, in order to follow social distancing norms while upholding the ritual’s traditions.
For the uninitiated, a Haldi ceremony is an Indian pre-wedding event that involves the ritual bath of applying a mixture of turmeric paste, water, and oil on the bride and groom to bless them for a long, happy journey ahead.
While 2020 has been disappointing for people who were set to get married, such hilarious pandemic scenes show that creativity ki dukaan hai hum! If you are looking for help with your wedding or if you are a South African wedding planner visit our Indian wedding planner tap here