Many Indians now reside permanently in the USA and their children get married there. However, Indian couples cannot miss the fun of following various pre and post-wedding rituals of Indian marriages. Hence, they make sure to follow all Indian traditions in their weddings despite staying out of their homeland.
Set a budget & stick to it before planning an Indian wedding
First of all, a new Indian couple in the USA needs to decide the budget for their wedding. All the wedding expenses will depend on this budget and may help in putting a curb on their spending spree. It also helps in selecting stuff needed to be bought in the course of wedding preparations.
Hire a wedding planner
It is wise to hire a wedding planner who has got prior experience in arranging an Indian wedding in the USA. This planner also needs to be accustomed to Indian wedding rituals so that he/she can arrange all wedding functions efficiently.
Venue Selection and Guest Accommodation
The selection of the wedding venue is another important part of the wedding preparation. If a large number of guests are supposed to attend the wedding, it is best to book a spacious wedding venue that can be nicely decked up. Moreover, comfortable accommodation for guests arriving from distant places should be arranged at local hotels or resorts, which should be close to the wedding venue.
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Choose an Invitation Style
The wedding card for an Indian couple should bear some traits from their social or religious culture. Hence, Indian wedding card designs should be specifically customized according to the tastes and traditions of the new couple. However, reputed wedding card makers provide the most impressive wedding invitations that fit into the expectations of their Indian customers.
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Indian brides and grooms prefer to wear traditional Indian outfits for their weddings even if they are residing in the USA since birth. Brides usually prefer gorgeous silk saris or embroidered lehenga choli of bright colors while grooms wear expensive Sherwani or Kurta with trousers or pajama.
Gold jewelry is essential for completing the bridal dress of an Indian bride. Generally, gems-studded necklaces, earrings, and bangles are preferred to match the exclusive dress chosen for the bride. The groom also wears a gold chain or pearl necklace, a bracelet, and rings, matching his royal-looking wedding attire.
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Wedding venue décor
An experienced wedding venue decorator can be hired to adorn the place booked for holding the wedding. This professional should arrange distinct spaces for each wedding function with special decorations, like colorful flowers, silk or satin drapes, and relevant artifacts. The décor of the wedding venue should match the chosen wedding theme.
Food and Catering Services
Indian wedding couples should hire a reputed catering company of their locality in the USA, who can provide both Indian and international cuisines for the wedding feast. He should be informed of the expected number of wedding guests and the type of foods and drinks preferred. Then he can arrange a grand buffet-style dinner for all present at the wedding.
It is a special tradition of many Indian families to organize a musical party on the evening before the wedding, attended by the families of both bride and groom. Thus, a competent DJ should be hired to play music so that all can sing and dance to the happy tunes.
Candid Moments and Featured Photography
A wedding should have numerous precious moments that the new couple spends with their families and friends. Hence, a wedding photographer should be hired to capture all these moments in his camera in a candid style, to create beautiful photos and videos that will serve as lifetime memories for the bride and groom.
Wedding and Reception Entry
The entry of the bride and groom to the wedding venue should be done in style, which is the job of the wedding planner. Normally, they are welcomed with music, dance, and cheers from all the wedding guests, along with fireworks.
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In this way, a grand Indian wedding can be planned in the USA, following the Indian culture that will be enjoyable for all.