A procession of people laughing and dancing, a man sitting on a ghodi and loud music along with fire crackers, will remind you of one thing, the traditional Indian barart. A barat is the most fun, integral and memorable part in an Indian wedding. The groom s family consists of the baratis. This is one occasion where everyone from the youngest to the oldest participates in the procession and dances their heart out.
Once the brarat arrives at the hall, the various functions commence, starting from the tilak and ending with the wedding ceremony. Gifting is an important and integral element of our wedding, which is handled with a lot of enthusiasm. Selecting gifts for the groom’s family or the baratis takes a lot of time and careful planning. Conventional money envelopes are the last choice of gifting in this modern era. There are a lot many items that can be gifted, which will be remembered fondly and appreciated rather than being tucked away out of sight.
Here are some gifting ideas that we suggest
1) A colorful dupatta or scarf for the young girls of the family is a fitting gift. A wide range of dupatta’s and scarf’s are available in lovely colors and designs that can be used on its own to make a fashion statement.
2) For the bride’s or the groom’s sister’s or close cousins, a beautifully embroidered salwarkameez is an ideal gift and will be highly appreciated. For those who don’t care for embroidery, various printed salwarkameez pieces are also available that look equally good.
3) For the not so close cousin, or close friends, Kurtis or kurtas in bright colors and summery prints would make a perfect gift.
4) The Aunts or the more mature ladies of the family can be gifted gowns or printed silk sarees which will be highly appreciated.
5) Most importantly are the bride and the groom’s mother. A saree with embroidery or sequinswork, in light pastel shades would be ideally suited to these two important women in the families.
6) But what about the bride doesn’t she deserve a gift? Of course she dose. The reception is a function where the outfit is gifted to the bride by the groom’s family. A lehengacholi in deep pinks or reds with heavy gold embroidery and stone work are best suited to a young girl’s complexion. Matched with the right accessories she will be a vision to look at.
So get ready to shop and rock this wedding season with these zesty wedding gift ideas.