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Western Traditions that became popular within the Indian Culture

There is no doubt that Indian Culture is one of the richest and mesmerising cultures of all. All the rituals, traditions and festivals of India are colourful, lively and full of energy. However, some features of  western cultures caught the eye of us Indians and have thus been adopted by the people of India over the last few decades.

Cake Cutting

Yes, you read it right. Cutting of a cake to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries or any other event was never a part of the Indian Culture. Indian sweets, or locally known as Mithai was the centre of any celebration, along with a huge feast that featured many delicacies. Indians have adopted the tradition of cutting cakes so well that it is an essential part of every celebration. We are at the point where the first thought that comes to our mind when planning a birthday or an anniversary party is the cake.

The latest trend that has been visible in the nation is the introduction of Wedding Cakes to traditional Indian weddings. You can get a customised cake that is big enough to feed an entire wedding venue from India Cakes. They offer many different flavours along with designs for you to select from to find the cake that suits you best.


Destination Weddings

Indian Weddings have always been one of the liveliest occasions and are nothing less than a festival. All the glitter and decoration, the music and the significant number of people invited make it one of the most unique wedding cultures on the entire planet. The Indians have grown fond of the idea of Destination Weddings, and the instances of Beach weddings have grown up substantially in the last couple of years or so.

Beach weddings are a unique experience that was not part of our Culture and is a western influence. If someone wants to have just a quiet ceremony with the closest friends and family, they opt into having a beach wedding. The sunset, the ocean, the landscape, the atmosphere, the photographs and the entire experience elevate the wedding to something that is out of this world. It is like a vacation for everyone who attends the ceremony; they can enjoy the wedding as well as go sightseeing and relax. This trend of having non-traditional weddings has really caught on and something that is unique and exciting and a cheaper alternative at the same time.

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Cocktail Parties

The traditional Sangeet has gotten a western twist to introduce cocktail parties. Gone are the days of just a couple of cousins dancing to Dhol being played in the background, Cocktail parties have replaced them with a lounge party with drinks and dancing. It is a great way to celebrate one last time as a Single before you finally step into the married life.

It involves putting on your dancing shoes and just letting loose and having a good time with your friends and your sisters in a club with some cocktails. Many people combine this with Sangeet while others choose to have it as a separate event.

Grand Proposals

We as a society are finally moving away from the horrible trend of arranged marriages, and we couldn’t be happier. With the shift of the society towards love marriages introduce the concept of proposals.

A grand proposal is something that has always existed in the western cultures but only recently been adopted in the Indian Culture. The planning of the entire scenario of when a person pops the question of marriage to their girlfriend or boyfriend is the latest trend. A lot of people get inspired by the fancy proposals we’ve all seen in Hollywood movies while growing up. The tradition of getting down on one knee and pulling out the ring has become famous in India thanks to the western influence.

Bachelor Parties

Men are never on the backseat when it comes to having fun. Bachelor parties have always existed in the Western Culture as the last time a man gets to have a fun time as a bachelor with his close friends. This trend has also made its way across the ocean to India and has been enjoyed by many people. Bachelor parties involve getting drunk and having fun with your friends one last time as a single man before you finally step into your married life. It is often clubbed together with poker or some other card game.

Giving the Bride Away

The weddings in the west have a tradition known as the giving away of the bride. This involves the bride walking down the aisle with her father towards the groom who waits while the band plays the music. The bride bids goodbye to her father and goes to stand next to the groom, where they recite their vows and get married.

This tradition has also been adopted by the Indians. Where the traditional Indian weddings had very minimum involvement of the father, this new tradition makes the ceremony even more special and sentimental. It symbolises the journey of a father and daughter from her childhood into adulthood. Both of them get to share an intimate and personal moment together as she moves into a new chapter of her life, one of the most important ones, her married life. The father wishes her daughter the best of luck, and the groom assures the father that he will take good care of her daughter and his soon to be wife.

Traditions and cultures are what make us unique and special, make us feel emotions and differentiate us from robots. It is essential that we share and adopt new traditions so that we can experience new cultures and enjoy new traditions.

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Hire Our Wedding Planners To Select The Perfect Wedding Invitation

A tangible paper card or a royal scroll or a signature stationary for wedding cards mark the beginning of the wedding unfurling to all; a step that announces a wedding and invites near and dear ones to share and participate in the celebrations. The first impression of a designer wedding is very evident from the invite one receives.

E invites are a growing rage in the networking world. Truly unique and highly personalized they are thoughtful, cost effective and a synonym for convenience and a huge time saver.

Tech sleek: Imagine a 3d invite that has a note to save the date. Seeks your menu preference and even helps you get a detailed RSVP like kids and adults count and above all is a valid point of information that includes all details at one place. A perfect way to share information of the wedding events.

Complete customization: Your wedding card can be your choice completely and not a pick of standard templates there by a potent option for highly individualization potential too. Every single aspect of the invite cards like Designs, Photographs content and even features can be customized to individual taste. Moreover one can integrate your wedding websites add wedding registry and keep the traffic alive and the social networking alive on the digital world.


Convenience: the elaborate process of design and print is very much eased with seamless transition of design and do it yourself options online now. The distribution process very often a cumbersome and time consuming activity is now transformed to be a boon for all parties involved with a click of a button and a phone call completing the days and weeks of protocol activity with a informal and personalized touch.

Myshaadiwale’s USP::
The unique and pioneering e invite technology advancement at Myshaadiwale is a digital invite card; Truly, a step ahead and a revolution in its own right. The invites here have a LCD screen that plays on the e content created in a tangible frame of card, akin to the traditionally mailed invites. The content is also used on the wedding websites, at the venue and as a motif engaging the invitiees across the wedding events. Highly personalized with both audio and visual components and with the touch of formal and traditional approach of reaching it to their homes; the digital card adds a few notches of technology and pride to the sender and receiver here.


The receiver is transformed in an unusual and personalized experience as the LCD screen embedded in the card comes alive to capture their interest and attention while functioning as a personalized invite. Now, Set the warm tone of hospitality with digital cards and reach every doorstep to announce and welcome them with a difference.

What you should know before you select an e card:

• E cards are available in both 2d and 3d animation base but Digital cards are the latest rage and a unique offering of only
• The popularity on online virtual networking world and platforms like you tube have made them an essential component of modern day weddings.
• Video cards are popular and include themes. However animations are opted for by people with specific theme in mind and to save time and effort of shoots
• Story based animation/videos that depict the couple’s tale or the families bonding are created and form a perfect pre setting to all invited to witness the wedding.
• Animation too like film production is a multi discipline platform that has a professional and dedicated team working tirelessly to make your dream come true.
• The cost varies with complex themes and charged per second in production.

Myshaadiwale team are the pioneers and only wedding planners to offer a state of the art digital invite solution for wedding invitations in India.

For a perfect wedding cards contact us at [email protected].