Let’s talk about Indian’s marriage music. Marriage is one of the best things ever happened in our life, especially if we are Indians, or half Indians, who want to make the best of our marriage. To make them the best occasion, music should never be left behind. But maybe right now you are confused, on whether to choose between India traditional instruments or Bollywood songs. Well, here, check this out!
The Traditional Music and Instrument For Marriage
As Hindu wedding ceremonies last for likely five days with numerous rituals, different music for wedding will blast everyday. Most of the people in India, chose to play traditional instruments however, to make the wedding more sacred and keep it traditionally valuable.
During the ceremonies, traditional songs will be played and sung together by the bride’s family and groom’s family. They will sing together, as to show their happiness that the bride has a new future with the husband.
Actually, we are talking about four ceremonies. Which are the sangeet, the mehndi, the baraat, and the vidaai ceremonies. As each ceremony has its own uniqueness, the music accompanying the occasion is also different.
Since we previously talked about the sangeet ceremony, now we will talk about the mehndi ceremony. As this ceremony is done, the mehndi or also known as henna is applied to the bride’s hands and feet. A Dholak usually accompanies the traditional music and songs played in this ceremony.
Next is the Baraat ceremony. At the ceremony where the groom arrives at the wedding venue, the groomsmen or baraati will accompany the groom to the venue, with traditional music played in the background for them.
Last but not least is the vidaai ceremony. As a ceremony shows how the bride is no longer with the family, the lyrics of the traditional songs usually reflect sadness and are really soft.
Usually, to play the traditional songs for the four ceremonies, you can rent an Indian band of shehnai, tabla, sarangi and etc who can play you the Indian’s traditional instrument. Each instrument will make the music ambience even more special, romantic, and heart warming for the wedding party. Even if you chose to play Bollywood songs instead, the instrument works as decoration too for the venue.
The Bollywood Hits for Wedding
As Bollywood rose up high in Indian’s culture, there are many of Indian who choose Bollywood hits over traditional instruments for their weddings. There are top three Bollywood Hits you can consider to be played on your wedding.
- The song ‘Joote Dedo Paise Lelo’, or the soundtrack of the movie titled ‘Hum Apke Hain Kaun’.
- The song titled ‘Babul Ki Duayen Leti Ja’, or the soundtrack of the ‘Neel Kamal’ movie that tells the feeling of a bride’s father after his daughter is marrying someone.
- The song titled ‘Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna’ from the movie titled ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, which you can play during the Mehndi ceremony.