The monsoon season is so romantic! The little droplets of water, the sudden unexpected showers, the earthy smell of freshly wet ground – it's just so dreamy and so romantic. If you’re a true romantic at heart, then you would certainly prefer to hold a dreamy monsoon wedding. You don’t have to deal with the hot sweaty summer or the chilly winter – monsoon is indeed the Goldilocks of wedding weather, just perfect.
While we certainly love the idea of a dreamy monsoon wedding, you need to be aware that holding a monsoon wedding is extra work and requires extra preparation. After all, you don’t want your guests to spoil their Sunday best or sit in a soaking wet venue.
But, no worries! As one of the top wedding caterers in Gurgaon, we have catered to dozens of rainy season weddings over the years. We've got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you plan and organise your monsoon wedding without any hassles. Get your wedding planner or bookmark this page, so that you can come back later.
Tip #1: Choose an Indoor Wedding Venue
The first and foremost decision you have to make for a rainy season wedding is to choose an indoor venue. After all, you don’t want your bridal attire to get wet or muddy. The same for your guests – ensure that they are seated in well-covered venues, protected from the showers.
- Make sure that the venue is well ventilated and airy, otherwise it can feel dark, musty and damp with the weather pouring outside.
- If you really want an outdoor venue, make sure that you make arrangements for an alternative indoor location, if it starts to rain. Alternatively, you can also check for tarpaulins and other protective gear to cover the venue.
Tip #2: Choose the Right Wedding Catering Services
Finding the right wedding catering company takes a huge responsibility off your shoulders. Look for experienced wedding caterers who can provide an exemplary service, even if the weather plays spoilsport.
- While deciding the wedding catering menu ideas, include hot snacks to warm your guests.
- A tea station serving different types of teas, chais, almond milk and other hot drinks is a great way to uplift the energy of your guests and make them feel warmed and relaxed.
- Don’t forget to include monsoon favourite snacks like bajjis, vadas, bondas, steaming momos, to pair along with the hot beverages.
- Make sure that your wedding caterer follows hygienic food preparation practices. You don’t want your guests to get a runny tummy after eating the food.
- Include a live dessert counter serving hot jalebis, fresh gulab jamuns – perfect for the weather.
Tip #3: Choose Monsoon Appropriate Décor
If the decoration you choose is not weather appropriate, then there are chances of it getting soaked or blow away in a shower. Here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Make sure that all wedding décor is secured properly in its place.
- Skip real flowers as they can easily get spoilt and droopy in the weather – go for high-quality artificial flowers that look equally good.
- Add fairy lights to give the venue a dreamy vibe.
- Floral prints add cheerful and colourful vibes.
Tip #4: Choosing the Bride and Groom’s Wedding Attire
To enjoy your D-Day, you need to keep your bridal outfit comfortable and suitable to the weather.
- Choose lightweight and breathable fabrics like georgette, chiffon and silk organza. These fabrics do not get ruined easily, even if a few drops of rain were to fall on you.
- Stay away from artifical jewellery, as it can react with your skin and cause allergies when wet. Go for pure gold jewellery.
- Pastel colours go well for the rainy season – pinks, peaches, yellows and blues.
Tip #5: Photography Matters
Make sure to inform your wedding photographer that your wedding is during the rainy season, and there are chances of rain. This way, they can ensure that they have the right gear to shoot even if the available natural light is low.
Do’s and Don’ts for a Monsoon Wedding
- Serve hot snacks and hot beverages, to make your guests feel warm and energetic – soups, chai, hot fried snacks are a great choice. Discuss with your wedding caterer to come up with creative ideas for monsoon wedding snacks.
- An indoor AC venue with ample seating and good ventilation is the best venue for a monsoon wedding.
- When it comes to the outfits, choose bright colours and in lightweight fabrics.
- Keep the wedding attire ankle-length, instead of letting it trail on the ground, as it can get muddy.
- Keep sanitisers, umbrellas at the entrances for guest use.
- You can plain a rain dance party before or after the wedding. Make sure to check the weather forecast for the day using apps like Accuweather.
- Make sure to send weather forecast details to guests, so that they can plan and dress accordingly.
- Send away the gloomy weather by brightening the venue with colourful umbrellas, bright fabrics, colourful artificial flowers, ribbons and more.
- Don’t wear heavy embroidered attire and don’t go for heavy fabrics like velvet, brocade that do not dry easily.
- Avoid heavy foundation and cream-based makeup that can run or get patchy in humid weather.
- Don’t wear stilettos – go for colourful kohlapuris, juttis and wedges that match your wedding outfit.
- Don’t leave your hair free as it can get frizzy. Style it in a loose braid, bun or other suitable hairstyle.
- Avoid raw salads, cold beverages as they can easily upset tummies during the rainy weather.
That's it – now, that you have the dos and don’ts, start planning for your monsoon wedding and make it the talk of the season with the best wedding caterers in Gurgaon. We can help you plan a customised and creative menu that will fill your guests' tummies and make them feel happy. Get in touch with our team to start planning wedding catering services in Gurgaon.