Every culture has different traditions and religious obligations as well as the wedding ceremonies in Pakistan also differ from the ceremonies in other countries and religions. In Pakistan Islamic religion is dominating and people get married as per Islamic rules. However the importance of this mega even in one’s life can never be falsified and no doubt all going to get married people want to make this event more enjoyable, memorable and romantic for them and want to catch the memories of this event in their mind and also the guests invited in the event.
Where there is wedding ceremony, wedding decoration is a common issue there. No matter wedding is going to be celebrated in Pakistan or in any other country, all people make some decorations to make this event more special but the decoration ideas and trends may differ from country to country and religion to religion. Here is interesting discussion on the wedding decoration ideas in Pakistan.
A wedding ceremony in Pakistan normally continues for four days. Each day has some different activities and decorations as well. People dress up differently on each day. First day is known as Mehandi, second day Barat that is day of Nikkah and last final day of wedding ceremony in Pakistan is Walima. Each day decoration is different from the other as their charm and importance is different.
The discussion here is about wedding decoration in Pakistan, so let’s have some special ideas about each day decoration.
Mehandi: In mehandi celebration, people wear yellow dresses. The bride wears yellow and the groom wears a simple white dress. The mehandi tradition is celebrated. To make decorations for this day, you need to arrange some yellow tulles and yellow flowers. Well decorated stage with proper sitting arrangements. Try to keep with the theme of yellow color. To make splendid mehandi decoration, you may arrange some small flower baskets that will fragrance sweet and also match your wedding activity. Also lightening the candles and artificial lights will give a special look to the function. Combination of yellow and green tulle should be used to decorate the pillars of the stage, seats and also the stairs and entrance of the function area.
Barat: In the function of Barat the groom and his family join the bride’s family at their home or the decided place and perform the religious obligation of Nikkah and the bride and groom then become life partners. Barat decoration is most important of all. A person responsible for the decoration of this day have to be very strong observer and creative to make this day for both the families going to be trapped in a new lifetime relation.
While planning for the decoration of Barat, you need to decorate the stage, chairs, parking area and reception area. To decorate this day, you may select one theme and collect the decoration material and with the help of your team make this day marvelous for the wedding couple and both families and invited guests. In arranging decoration material you need to collect fresh flowers, silk wedding flowers, lighting arrangement, Napkins, wedding table centerpieces, wedding confetti, candles and flower baskets.
In Barat decoration main focus should be on the stage and reception area where at the arrival of Barat both families greet and then the guests are seated with respect. The special activity of this day is when the bride and groom make signatures on a paper in the presence of religious priest and guests. After this holy activity, sisters, friends and cousins of the bride present milk to the groom and demand some thing in return. This is not a religious activity. People celebrate this activity just to make this day more enjoyable, memorable and special.
Decoration of that glass of milk and the plate in which that glass is served is also included in Barat decoration. This milk glass can be decorated with flowers and ribbons and also some artificial jewels.
Last day of wedding ceremony in Pakistani wedding is Walima. This day is very important for both the families. Newly wed couple is being introduced to the relatives and family members. On this day decoration is of some other nature. Special meal or dinner is given from the groom family to all guests. It is also a religious obligation for the groom to arrange for the dinner of friends and realities. All decorations of this day are also same as for Barat. Decoration activities include reception area decoration, stairs decoration, and stage decoration, seating decoration, lighting and parking.
Planning for decorating is not an easy task so keep all the things in mind including religious obligations, regional trends, budget available and also liking and disliking of the bride and groom.