How Bollywood Movies Inspire Weddings? - WMI

No wonder Bollywood inspires weddings not only in India but people all over the world. For many years, it has been a true source of inspiration. Bollywood movies have it all: drama, euphoric songs, dance, fabulous costumes, opulent décor, never-ending ceremonies, full entertainment, and a splash of colour.

Brides and grooms taking inspiration from Bollywood movies is a known fact, be it their designer lehengas or sherwani, jewellery or accessories, everyone wants to recreate their favourite actors look. Bollywood has no doubt been setting the trends for brides and grooms for years now. Remember Aishwarya Rai’s jewellery in Jodha Akbar which became overnight rage or Anushka Sharma’s lehenga in Ae Dil hai Muskhil designed by Manish Malhotra and for boys Ranbir Kapoor’s sequence kurta in” Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani”.   

Recently Bollywood movies have not been just inspiring the looks but also celebrations at weddings. Be it the rituals, exotic locations, dance performances, bachelor/bachelorette parties, themes, and sets. Remember the game of  Antakshri from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, everyone wanted to do that at their weddings at that time.  After Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara the trend for bachelor's trips increased drastically. And how can you forget the beautiful temple wedding in the last scene of 2 States?

Not just weddings, Bollywood has been inspiring people to celebrate their landmark occasions like Anniversaries Bollywood style. Remember Dil Dhakadne Do!!

So let us take you back to these 10 amazing Bollywood films inspired by celebrations, grab your tub of buttered popcorn and have an amazing time watching these. Meanwhile don’t forget to take note of some ideas for the upcoming wedding season too!

  • Shaandaar- The film promises an exuberant affair, with limos and palaces thrown around generously. And that's not all - it is also called "India's first destination wedding film.

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  • Band Baaja Baaraat- It's all in the name! The film was set against the backdrop of a wedding. From New Delhi's Janakpuri to Sainik Farms, every wedding had its own delightful moments. The film had an entertaining plot, thanks to the beautiful sets, wedding setup’s and costumes.

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  • Yeah, Jaawani Hai Deewani- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, the film that launched a thousand destination weddings in Udaipur, has one of the most exquisitely captured wedding sequences in Bollywood film history. There's dancing, drama, and tonnes of decor ideas to get you started on your own wedding.

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  • Veere Di Wedding- The film gives you a glimpse of wedding shopping sessions, fun-filled wedding dance performances and the struggle of dealing with over-excited in-laws. By the way, this film will make you want to go on a bachelorette escapade as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

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  • 2 States - In India, getting married to your loved one is nothing less than embarking on a roller-coaster ride. Especially if you both belong to different communities. The film ends with a picturesque temple wedding, with Alia looking absolutely gorgeous in a red saree cinched with a gold kamarbandh.

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  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil- You'll get to dance to the song Cutie Pie, see a joyful mehndi and haldi ceremony, and then see Anushka Sharma in a dreamy bridal lehenga. Then there's Channa Mereya to mend all broken hearts. You can also get some wardrobe ideas for the upcoming weddings you'll be attending.

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  • Hum Aapke hai Kaun- Here's one from the 90s. Cuz, why not? This movie starts with a wedding ceremony and then ends with a wedding ceremony.

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  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- Every single frame of this film has enthralled moviegoers and children alike. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has it all: thrilling road trips, friendship, love, fights, and daring sports. Don't forget to be inspired by the Boho style wedding at the end of the film.

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  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania- If there is an award for the filmiest bride entry at an Indian wedding, it has to go to Alia Bhatt from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. Straight out of the dream of every #bollywoodbride, this scene has Alia Bhatt decked-up as a bride on the roof of a truck while doing that signature SRK step.

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  • Dil Dhadakne Do- Though it is literally not a wedding film the entire idea of having a celebration on Cruise had people’s minds rolling. The movie gave “Party while Vacationing” a whole new dimension.

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Dil dhadakne do

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