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Indian Wedding in Los Angeles – Five Tips You Need to Know

Weddings are an integral part of Indian culture, with traditions that stretch back thousands of years. They’re deeply rooted in faith, family values, and a great deal of cultural influence. With LA’s burgeoning Indian American population, there is an Indian wedding taking place at every other city’s prominent venues every other day. Another reason for its popularity is its natural beauty. With beaches, mountains, world-class venues, and vendors in the heart of LA itself, it’s an exotic location for tying the knot. 


In addition, the guests get to explore America, like trips to Manhattan Beach or to see Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, making the city an ideal place for the celebrations. However, planning an Indian marriage ceremony is a huge undertaking, and being sensitive to cultural differences and nuances is the key to arranging a noteworthy event. With careful planning, brides and grooms can organize an unforgettable experience for themselves and their guests. So if you’re an Indian couple planning a Los Angeles wedding, read on for our list of 5 tips for curating your big day.

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1. Decide The Dates & Venues 12 Months Before The Event:


An Indian wedding is mostly a three-day affair. The first day is the Sangit or engagement. The following day is the Baraat when the groom arrives at the bride’s residence in a horse-drawn carriage (ideally!) Finally, there’s the reception, which takes place on the third day. There is a lot of preparation for these days, so guests need to know when and where it will occur at least a few months beforehand, especially if they are traveling for the event. To make sure your attendees enjoy the festivities and leave happy, it’s best to keep a day of rest between each event and to make sure that the venue is easily accessible.


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2. Get in Touch With A Design House For The Dresses:

Indian-American brides and grooms tend to shy away from wearing dark hues, and brighter tones are favored instead. Bright colors, intricate prints, and heavy embellishments characterize many traditional Indian outfits for women. However the designs of Indian wedding wear have changed throughout the years, and dress designers continue to create various styles for different occasions. It is essential to understand the style and vision of where you want to get married, the time of the year you wish to wed, and what type of outfit will best suit you. Hence, it is crucial to consult an Indian dress designer in the LA region offering bridal and formal couture six months before your Los Angeles wedding.



3. Hire an Experienced Indian Photographer For The Events:


Indian celebrations are like no other. They usually last for a week and include a long list of customs, traditions, and family get-togethers. To capture the wedding in its entirety, it is crucial to hire a professional South Asian photographer who understands and respects these cultural traditions. Because I am an Indian and coming from similar background, I am always ready to capture those moments since I already know how the story unfolds. Generally, professional Indian photographers like myself have experience with celebrations of all cultures and have an eye for capturing the natural interactions between families, friends, and other wedding guests.

4. Focus on Food, Music & Overall Experience:


In essence, Indian celebrations of love are about so much more than just the decor and aesthetics. They are also about the guests and their experience at the event, and music and food are the two most essential components that contribute to it. For a traditional Indian wedding, they are the foundation of a successful event. The perfect choice of music from the groom’s entrance to the departure of the bride should set a festive tone for the guests. With so much riding on these two things, you need to make sure your musicians and caterers are up to par.

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5. Get Custom Giveaway Sweet Boxes:

Indian weddings wouldn’t be the same without the absolute highlight: the sweets. These delicious delicacies include everything from the traditional Gulab Jamun to the Bengali Rasgulla and are considered a staple for every event. You can prepare special custom boxes for giving these sweets and other goodies to your guests. The guests will love it and they’ll be sure to leave impressed by your attention to detail and your generosity! Indian sweet shops are no rarity in Los Angeles, so finding authentic ones shouldn’t be too difficult. They’ll likely offer you their boxes to package your treats, but you can look online for customized options that match your style, theme, and budget.


Wrapping Up:

Arranging an Indian wedding in Los Angeles is not an easy feat and is full of intricate details, but with careful planning, the process can be streamlined. While there are many other tips to keep in mind when curating your event, if you master these five tips, your big day will turn out just the way you want it. But, of course, you can always turn to our many other blogs and read more helpful tips and advice on how to plan everything else!  

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