When you picture a wedding reception you picture gifts, good food, a lot of laughter and then there is one thing that takes away all your happiness - the photo sessions on stage. If standing on the stage & smiling till ypur cheeks hurt is not your idea of a wedding reception, here's how you can make it fun
Ever been to wedding receptions that made you think “Damn! This looks fun, maybe getting married isn’t such a bad idea”? Guessing not. After interviewing several couples, one would come to realise that in a typical Big Fat Indian Wedding, the wedding reception is by far THE most dreaded ceremony of all. Yup, that’s right. Not walking around a fire in circles, not immersing your body in haldi. Literally, nothing can beat the long, exhaustive hours of standing on stage, striking the exact same pose time and again that even the camera guy has your smile rehearsed because let’s face it, after a point it is pretty much all a hoax.
Needless to say, this is ideally where you get a chance to thank everyone from your circle for being a part of your special day(s). But why does this have to be so hard? Why do you have to drain yourself out completely pretending to be thrilled with presents that you know are going to be circulated (probably to another newlywed) anyways? Newsflash! You really don’t, because wait for it..drumroll..are you ready..wedding receptions DON’T necessarily have to be a drag for the couple.
So, here are some kickass wedding reception ideas that are unlike the conventional
#1. The best wedding receptions ditch the stage
Many couples today opt for wedding receptions that favour their own comfort. Between popping the big question and the wedding reception day you are already bombarded with a gazillion tasks and deserve a breather. Wedding receptions are meant to give thanks, accept presents and celebrate an evening that consumes you with the emotion of finally being married! One way to escape the trouble of having to stand on stage in an 8-kilo two-piece ghagra is to have all your guests seated at round tables, have an open bar with live music to lighten up the atmosphere and ditch the stage. You heard it, ditch the stage set up altogether!
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