11 Little Details To Make Your Traditional South Indian Wedding Stand Out!

Article by Bhavika Bhatia

Tired of the same ideas at every South Indian wedding you’ve been to? Worry not, as we’ve got some interesting tweaks and twists to give your wedding a unique appeal and character, that would be talked about for eras to come!

A South Indian Food Bar
Food is an integral part of every wedding, lest just of South Indian ones. And evidently, food bars have taken the internet by storm. But what if we told you that you could impress your guests (and surprise your taste buds, as well) with these innovative takes on South Indian food preparations, and include them in your custom South Indian food bar – Yes, it’s possible.

1) Idli Cupcakes

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Don’t be fooled, these are still your delicious, go-to idlis. Only, they’re disguised as pretty cupcakes with a variety of chutneys as the “icing”. Would be great as a grab-and-go item.

2) Fusion Dosa Station

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We’ve come across pasta stations, chaat stations, what-have-you. But how about an american inspired filling, or perhaps a nutella stuffed one for dessert? Sounds strange?
You’ll only ever know if you only ever try!

3) Indian Meringue Biscuits

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Ditch the quintessentially-french macaron fad, and give these Thutukodi Cashew Macaroons a shot! We bet these haven’t made an appearance on that dessert table, just as yet.

4) Nariyal Pani – with a Pop Of Colour!

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We know, we know. You’re probably thinking – Nariyal Pani at the wedding? Really? But only, these look way cooler and are totally doable. Adds a fun pop of colour to spruce up your beverage bar – and your guest’s moods.

5) Filter Coffee Henna Cookies

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Starting your day with a hot serving of filter coffee is a usual occurrence in our lifestyles. But what about ending your meal with these lovely, almost too-pretty-to-eat filter coffee henna cookies for dessert? Use them to grace your dessert table or as lovely mehendi give aways!

6) Banana Leaf Menu’s

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Sure, we’ve all eaten our meals from a banana leaf before, but what about using them as a menu to let your guests know what’s on the spread? These can be hand written and placed around your table settings.

Repurposing South Indian Fabrics

Southern India has undeniably vast textile wealth and abundant weaving regions, from where the Kanjipuram silks to the Mysore crepes stem from. Often, we tend to overlook the beauty and richness of these fabrics – but now you could probably put your mother’s abundant collection of these to better use. How?

7) Kanjipuram Drapes

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Draping these instead of ordinary satins and chiffons will add a personal touch, or probably even as a background for your Photo Booth. (come on, we know you’re having one of those as well)

8) Brocade Clutches

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Here’s an interesting idea to give away as favours to your girls – Repurposing brocade or silk fabrics into pretty clutch purses, or you can purchase them from your local markets.

9) Indian Bridesmaid Proposals

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We know how much the bride loves her girls, and what better way to make their day by presenting them with a bridesmaid proposal box? A set of bangles, bindis, some sweets, even a saree if you wish to, and a whole lotta love – you surely can’t go wrong with this idea!

10) Jasmine Garlands
Everyone knows that jasmine flowers are an integral part of South Indian ceremonies, and often used extensively in decor as well. Combining the ombre trend with the use of jasmine garlands, here’s an interesting way to create a mogra curtain cascading from high ceilings.

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11) Mogra-Wound Chairs

Banquet chairs are so passé. Why not opt for tiffany chairs instead and drape jasmine garlands over and around them for a tradtional look masked with opulence.

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