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If your wedding is on the cards for you and planning it right is what is on your mind, taking cues from Bollywood is the best deal you can steal. When it comes to finalising your bridal attire, picking on the wedding jewellery, deciding on the menu, or the naach gaana, one can easily rely on B-town. Bollywood is the torch bearer to the latest wedding ideas in India. If you are in the hunt for some amazing ideas for planning a perfect wedding, let us take a look at some of the top Bollywood movies that can suggest something to everyone.
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For chunky bridal jewellery ideas and learning to team them up right, watch Aishwarya in Jodhaa Akbar. Her impressive maang tikka, kamarbandhs and necklaces would make you pine for Marwari jewellery.
Before you go for your jewellery shopping, watch the movie again and you might come across some amazing jewellery ideas for your wedding.
No movie other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas can demonstrate what grandeur is! Watch the movie again and observe Aishwarya’s superb sarees and Madhuri’s lovely lehengas closely. Paro’s royal bridal look in her blue sari is something you can duplicate as it is for, itna guroor toh chaand ko bhi nahi standard.
For your entire wedding shopping, Zubeidaa is a movie that is a collection of vintage wear to look at. From sarees and lehengas to suits, this movie will give you some never-fading style ideas. You got to have at least one blouse stitched like Karisma’s cholis in the movie. Watch the movie and run to your tailor for the exact designs.
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Doli saja ke rakhna has been the theme song for most Indian weddings since last two decades! Be it the Punjabi culture portrayed in the movie, the moral values that daughters are raised in India with, or the open-heartedness of Punjab- the movie has given tremendous reasons to fall in love with. The sarson ke khet backdrop is one of the favourite pre-wedding photo shoot setting and the desi-style wedding with ceremonial mehendi, sagaai and karwa chauth are the must-have celebrations. Kajol’s green sangeet lehenga, golden wedding lehenga, became iconic. DDLJ will purely tell you how to celebrate!
If you want to dance at your wedding, you surely cannot bear the weight of heavy Devdas trousseau. Monsoon Wedding movie will give you some light bridal wear ideas. One of them can be the magnificent gold and red lehenga designed by Suneet Varma. The look of all men from the bride’s family dressed in pale kurtas and pink pagris too, is worth stealing.
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If there is one Bollywood movie that has a lot to teach us about wedding venue and décor for a dhinchak wedding, yes, you have guessed it right- it is definitely going to be Band Baaja Baaraat. The movie gives you a clean lesson on why you need to invest on a professional wedding planner to ensure a perfect wedding. If frittering away on dumb professionals is not what you want, you can steal some amazing décor ideas from this movie.
The movie has a lot of West Delhi influence throughout. A lot of Punjabi wedding flavours from dance numbers to gulab jamuns, and everything in between reminds you of a cultural wedding set-up. For the real shaadi wala ghar essence, watch the movie together with your family before the functions begin and let the songs like Ainvayi Ainyavi and Baari Barsi fill the ambience of your house as the ceremonies proceed. As the wedding planner in the movie says- Shaadi Mubarak! Ranveer Singh was right in saying- recetion ho yah inflation ... shadiyaan toh honi hai
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This 21-year-old musical romantic-comedy is still as fresh as a bunch of flowers. Wedding dance numbers, flowers and mithai, an excited, happy family and baabuji’s ashirwaad- everything compiled gives you a true wedding ambience. The movie has covered all big and small ceremonies, rituals and wedding fun like joota chupai, making fun of friends and brothers of the groom, and enjoying the saali-jija, devar-bhabhi relation. Another perfect movie for learning how to create the shaadi wala ghar feel.
We have seen and read a lot about enjoying a sister’s wedding, but for a wedding within your sasural, Hum Saath Saath Hain is a perfect pick. The movie is a family drama being woven around weddings. Tabu and Mohnish Behl’s wedding is a masala-packed Indian wedding with songs, giggles, dance moves and rituals. Plan out special performance starting from younger brother and ending with the next-gen kids. You can chalk down an idea similar on the lines of the cousins on the song- Chote Chote Bhaiyon Ke Bade Bhaiyya and prepare for a Sunoji, dulhan ab inse milo jee style introduction of the in-laws to the new bride. Including these songs at a wedding adds personal touch and sentiments. The movie by and large tells us- “The family that prays together, eats together ... stays together”. So, keep that mindset throughout and after the wedding too.
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One of the first movies in Bollywood that introduced the concept of the bachelor party in India, this Yash Raj film brings around the modern wedding concept. This is a fun film to watch and there are lots of décor ideas you can steal like red, yellow and orange drapes, especially for the sangeet ceremony.
For a Punjabi NRI wedding planning, Gurinder Chaddha’s Bride and Prejudice is a good pick. Not just sarees and lehengas, garbas and bhangra beats, this movie also suggests us an option to use elephants for vidaai ki doli. Even after 11 years of its release, no baraat is complete without the dance number– veer ji veyon chaliya.
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Bollywood is the trendsetter for most of the things in our life. It has not just taught us how to flirt and romance, it also tells us how to plan a perfect wedding. So, pick up these inspirational ideas about outfits, jewellery, décor and entertainment for a wedding that is going to be the most talked about and appreciated for a long time.