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The Wonderful World of the Great Indian Wedding

A concise and abridged introduction to that great celebration of life called the Great Indian Wedding.

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he Great Indian Wedding is the wedding of all weddings. It is large, it is lavish, it is luxurious. The Great Indian Wedding is the talk of the town. It is the time to show that you have been working hard all your life only towards this one, big occasion. The Great Indian Wedding is the time to invite not just relatives, close and far, but also people who matter. To you. To your business. To the country. To page 3. To your social standing. To just about anything. The Great Indian Wedding is a journey. With twists and turns. Stoppages and starts. Highs and lows. Plunge right in and get an abridged, brief overview of some of the things that add up to form The Great Indian Wedding. Enjoy the experience.

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The CATERER plays an important in the success or failure of any wedding.


A A is for ARRANGEMENTS. This is a catch-all word that covers almost everything to do with a wedding as in “Have you made the ARRANGEMENTS?”. This could mean fixing up transport, picking up guests, checking out venues, working out themes for different events, arranging invite accompaniments, getting the trousseau packed… A is also for ACCOMPANIMENT options to go with the invitation. Since, in keeping with Indian tradition, you cannot go empty-handed (khaali haath) with the invitation, the ACCOMPANIMENT is a must and sets the tone and flavour of the upcoming event. To further complicate matters, the ACCOMPANIMENTS – yes, it could be more than one – could be edible, or non-edible. Edible might be fancy mithai, for example, or exotic nuts. Non-edible may well be photo-frames in silver. The one common thread between the two types of ACCOMPANIMENTS is elaborate packaging. So much so, that the packaging, often, looks far richer that what it contains.

B B is for BARAAT. The BARAAT procession is the public statement that the groom's side makes. A logistical exercise, it may entail, a) working out a theme for all the baraatis to dress to, b) planning who goes in which vehicle, c) arranging the right music at the right time, and, d) ensuring that the groom's transport, whether animal-powered or otherwise, does not get stuck anywhere on the way. B is also for BARTENDER, the new fixture in weddings of class. If the celebrations are really upscale the BARTENDER will have to be someone special. And, this may mean locating one abroad and making all arrangements to get him or her to the country, including all the paperwork involved, the costs being extra, of course. Whether local or foreign, the BARTENDER also has to slosh together some new cocktails (and, mocktails) for the special occasion. After all, what's the point if the same old Screwdrivers and Bras Monkeys are dished out when no expense has been spared in getting the BARTENDER? If you cannot get a foreign BARTENDER then try and get a FLAIR BARTENDER who will, at least, keep guests entertained with his (or, her) jugglery with bar tools and bottles.

C C is for CATERER. If the wedding is run-of-the-mill then there is no point reading all this and any CATERER will do. However, if it has to be a 'they-must-always-remember' affair then you have to get creative and think, not only of concepts but also, who will execute them. This, of course, is easier said than done. And, when each event of the wedding has to have something totally different, and varied, you have a task on your hands, to say the least. C is also for CHANEY KI DAAL, (split gram in English) that makes the mare go. Okay, mare or stallion, the horse or ghori does not move until the sisters have fed it CHANEY KI DAAL. The tray from which the horse is fed is no ordinary item; it has to be decorated and, if it is one of those 'make a statement' kind of weddings, the tray itself could be silver or some such not-so-ordinary material.


ow, now, to wind your way through this maze called an Indian wedding that has to be memorable, different and one-of-a-kind? How to manage all the disparate resources required to make it a resounding success? How to ensure clockwork precision, guest comfort, minimum stress and a good, entertaining time for all? Well, you could consider bringing in the professionals. Someone who saves you the headache of doing all that is required for an unforgettable and joyous event. Someone who provides uniqueness, convenience and significant cost savings during planning, coordinating and executing wedding requirements. Someone like Shaadionline. India's first professional wedding management services company, Shaadionline offers a complete range of wedding related services. Catering to a Rs 5000 million market in the events industry, Shaadionline has brought international quality standards in a highly diffused and unorganised wedding services market. So, do it the best way. Hand over the wedding to Shaadionline. And, see the entire show run like a well-oiled machine.

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Like all good things in life, the Great Indian Wedding too comes to an end. Just like this booklet. We hope you enjoyed the experience.

The Wonderful World of the Great Indian Wedding  

An abridged, brief overview of some of the things that add up to form The Great Indian Wedding.

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