How to Make Your Indian Wedding Memorable (One FREE Tip)
Updated: Aug 8, 2019
Ajay Manaktala is an Indian wedding expert in America and Quora most viewed writer on Indian weddings.
More Money Doesn't Mean Better Wedding
What if I told you there is one simple, free trick that makes your wedding unique and memorable for your guests?
It costs nothing, anybody can do it, many forget to and the only thing it really requires is a little bit of that one thing money can't buy.
SO WHAT IS IT!?!?!
It's really, oh so simple.
Ok...here it is.
Have a conversation with each guest.
Yes, that's it.
Again, I repeat.
SPEND TWO MINUTES, AS A NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE, CHATTING WITH EACH GUEST.
(or group of guests).
Let me be clear.
Not in one shot.
I just mean, throughout your 1-2-3 day function, at some point talk to each guest for a solid 120 seconds.
WHAT ABOUT MUSIC, FIREWORKS, GOOD FOOD, ETC..?
To make your wedding memorable, you don't NEED a crazy live singer for your first dance, or fireworks by the beach during your reception, or sushi at your buffet.
You should have 100% have all those things if you can afford it and want to...
But so many people get caught up in the material aspects of the wedding they forget about how to truly ENJOY THE MOMENT.
During your events, you will be busy in a way that probably only Beyonce is used to on a daily basis.
Every time you turn, someone will be looking at you, or wanting to say hi, or taking a photo, or trying to feed you.
It can feel overwhelming, and people generally just want to say hi, take a pic and leave. Because you're "probably oh so busy."
But where else do you have to be?
You're there to enjoy the celebration!
Of the thousands of weddings I've been to, it's always funny to see a couple grab a guest by the elbow and say "No, talk to me! How's it going? Oh man lets go to the side and have a drink, talk about how you've been, whatever."
GUESTS ARE TAKEN BY SURPRISE AND THEY WILL CHERISH THESE 2 MINUTES.
It's so easy, and so many couples forget to do it.
It can be a little tricky, but with the right planning you can nail it.
Just remember...college friends, high school friends, work friends...uncles, aunties, whoever.
Give them all just a TINY bit more attention than the superficial stuff...they'll love it.
1. Hey 80 year old auntie...whats the secret to a long healthy marriage?
2. Hey work friend - man, I feel so bad for not inviting (insert colleague you both don't like.) But I'm so happy you're here - you've made work that much better.
3. Hey in-laws - thanks for welcoming me into your family. I hear you like planes...you know we should talk about...
These are all suggestions, but it's not rocket science at all.
Everybody is obsessed with planning their wedding, no better focuses on experiencing their wedding!
SPEND TWO MINUTES WITH EACH GUEST...THEY'LL REMEMBER IT MORE THAN THE ENTIRE WEDDING ITSELF.
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