6 Tips for Planning Indian Fusion Wedding

Tradition and sentiment are incredibly essential when it comes to weddings. While you may wish to honor your Indian background with a traditional Indian ceremony, your partner may not be Indian and may have other expectations for their wedding day. Combining and mixing the two rituals gracefully is a lovely way to commemorate the union of your two families.

While Indian and Western weddings are vastly different, there are many ways to combine Western traditions and flair into your Indian ceremony to make it unique to you and your partner.

What exactly is an Indian Fusion Wedding?


Having shot many Indian fusion weddings, I noticed that this becoming a trend in recent years.  Indian Fusion Weddings are highly determined by the two parties coming from different cultural backgrounds.

Indian Fusion Weddings will generally add some Indian wedding traditions and other traditions depending on the other half.  Thus calling this an Indian Fusion Wedding.

The most common type of Indian Fusion Weddings is when you have an Indian marrying a western.  Oftentimes the Indian ceremony is cut significantly in half to accommodate both on the same day.

 

6 Tips for Planning Indian Fusion Wedding

Determine which rituals are most important to you


Discuss which aspects of the wedding ceremony are most significant to your partner. You may discover that only a few aspects of your respective traditional ceremonies are essential to both of you, making it much easier to mix the two.

Talking to both parents about what aspects of the wedding are most important to them may also be beneficial, but don’t give outside ideas more weight than your own and your partner’s.

Remind your loved ones that this is your special day


It’s entirely reasonable to seek your parents’ advice on which traditions to include and exclude from your wedding, but keep in mind that this is your wedding, not theirs, and you’re planning it to represent your relationship with your spouse.

Make decisions that are best for you, not for others, and don’t worry if your parents aren’t happy with them. They’ll show up on the appointed day.

6 Tips for Planning Indian Fusion Wedding

Choose the ideal location


If you wish to marry at a building of faith but have a blended wedding, the venue may not be able to accommodate you. Consider a ceremony location that isn’t affiliated with any religion, or if you decide on a house of worship, chat to them ahead of time about what they accept and don’t allow. Any stipulations they have for couples who married there.

Consider dividing the ceremony into two halves


If your traditions are too far apart to blend elegantly, take inspiration from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, who married in both an Indian and a Western ceremony.

While you may not have the financial means to have two spectacular weddings, an Indian ceremony followed by a simple Western vow exchange can be a terrific approach to please both families while fully representing you and your partner.

6 Tips for Planning Indian Fusion Wedding

Talk to your family about what to expect


You don’t want your granddad to cause any problems during your wedding ceremony. Let both of your families know what to expect from the wedding, including what the various customs mean, how they will be carried out, and what is and is not proper to do, say, or wear. The more you tell your family ahead of time, the less likely they will feel uncomfortable or surprised at the wedding.

Make your ceremony unique


Many officiants from many religions are willing to conduct the wedding ceremony together, so don’t be afraid to enlist the support of two officiants to say “I do.” Whether you have one or two officiants, they can be invaluable in integrating your and your partner’s customs. Just keep the ceremony’s length in mind and make sure it isn’t too long.

It’s critical to collaborate with your partner to make both of your visions a reality, no matter how you want your wedding day to look and feel. You may create and arrange a wedding that embraces both your beliefs and traditions while also celebrating the love you share with open dialogue and understanding.