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OMG! I'm SOOO excited to have stumbled on this thread. We're planning our wedding in Sept. 2012 in Cancun area but the wedding planning is already stressing me out. I too thought planning a destination wedding would be more economical but the more research I'm doing, the more the expenses seem to be adding up. My fiance isn't Indian so we're still trying to figure out if we want to go with an Indian theme or make it our own with a fusion concept - leaning more towards the fusion theme at this point as Mexico doesn't seem very Indian theme friendly. We've just started the planning process so all ideas would be extremely appreciated. So far the resort we've settled on is Dreams Riviera Cancun. And, congrats to you ladies on your engagements. Hopefully you're a little less stressed than I am. :) Thanks.

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Hi asanyc, 

 

What kind of indian theme were you thinking of? Kjanda and I are both planning Sikh weddings and I know of other brides who have had Hindu weddings in Mexico. I'm still figuring out the details but may be able to provide some help!
 

Originally Posted by asanyc View Post

OMG! I'm SOOO excited to have stumbled on this thread. We're planning our wedding in Sept. 2012 in Cancun area but the wedding planning is already stressing me out. I too thought planning a destination wedding would be more economical but the more research I'm doing, the more the expenses seem to be adding up. My fiance isn't Indian so we're still trying to figure out if we want to go with an Indian theme or make it our own with a fusion concept - leaning more towards the fusion theme at this point as Mexico doesn't seem very Indian theme friendly. We've just started the planning process so all ideas would be extremely appreciated. So far the resort we've settled on is Dreams Riviera Cancun. And, congrats to you ladies on your engagements. Hopefully you're a little less stressed than I am. :) Thanks.



 

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Hi Sophia, Sorry for the late reply. I'm still trying to figure all the wedding sites out. I'm Sikh/Hindu and my fiancé is Jewish/Christian so are leaning towards a symbolic ceremony or possibly either a sikh or hindu ceremony right before a jewish or christian ceremony so we don't offend either side of the parents. If we end up going the symbolic ceremony route, we are trying to figure out if there is a way for us to include elements of our heritage into parts of the ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception and maybe a mehendi/sangeet night - just starting out in the planning process so looking for ideas of what other Indian brides did and are planning on doing especially in a destination wedding in an interfaith situation. Are you ladies having a rehearsal dinner and then one big wedding or are you planning multiple smaller festivities leading up to the wedding? Are you planning a mehendi event? If yes, are you flying in your own vendors or were you able to find someone local? I was told a Sikh ceremony couldn't take place outside a gurudwara. Did you find a work around that? For your friends who did the Hindu ceremony - did they fly in vendors or were they able to find someone local for the mandap setup and pandit for the ceremony? Like I said I'm just starting out so there may be tons of things I haven't even thought of so any ideas, suggestions, referrals, and tips are appreciated. Thanks, Anne

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hi guys! my husband and i had our sikh wedding at the azul sensatori in jan...if you have any q's let me know..i'll be more than happy to help if i can.

arkae

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For anyone wanting an Indian Destination Wedding, I am a certified Destination wedding specialist and my niche is : Gujerati, Punjabi, Hindi and South Indian Christian weddings. I can help with all aspects of wedding planning. Please look at my website at www.weddingdayaway.com and www.givmeabreaktravel.com.

I will be happy to plan your wedding. I am Punjabi but speak Gujerati fluently as well as Punjabi.

 

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Hi everyone - I am so happy to have found this thread! I am white Christian and my fiance is Punjabi Sikh - for our ceremony we are going to try and keep it non denominational but since tranditionally non denominational is a lot more like a Christian ceremony we want to try and incorporate some Sikh traditions in. Can you give me some pointers of some easy things to do? I have been searching online but all I can really find are quite religious and are more about the wedding in the temple, not easily translated into a destination wedding. A friend of mine has suggested flower garlands but pretty sure that is Hindu. Just looking for some traditions to incorporate into the ceremony and/or reception would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi everyone,

 

It's really neat to see that there are other Indian brides trying to plan DWs out there! I'm an Indian and a Hindu and my fiance is a non-practising Spanish-French Catholic. My fiance and I are getting married in June 2012 in the Gran Bahia Akumal resort. Originally we had planned on having the hindu fire ceremony and a western reception, but it seems like it could get real tricky in terms of having to fly a pundit down, etc. So we scrapped the plan and have now decided to have a non-denominational ceremony and an Indian reception. To make up for it we hope to go to India later in the year and do a very intimate hindu wedding ceremony there. For the wedding in Mexico we are going to try and incorporate eastern influences where ever possible. It does get tricky in Mexico because it seems like in terms of cuisine and all we are fairly restricted when it comes to Indian food. I am going to try and do some research to see if perhaps I can incorporate Indian desserts into the reception if that is all I can end up doing. We plan to wear Indian attire for our reception and will play Indian music/ incorportate some Indian choreography in our "first dance" haha. It's tough to try and plan it all, but I think we it's a fun challenge because we really have to be creative. I think I have also decided to have my henna party in Canada the night before we leave so that I don't have to stress to find someone for Mexico or try and fly someone down. We might do the Pithi ceremony in Mexico however, just so we can have an Indian celebration of some sort before the wedding and it seems like it could be do-able. I would love to hear what other Indian brides are planning for their DWs. 

 

I'm so glad I found this thread :)

 

Angie

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Originally Posted by arkae View Post

 

hi guys! my husband and i had our sikh wedding at the azul sensatori in jan...if you have any q's let me know..i'll be more than happy to help if i can.

arkae

 

Hi Arkae; Were you able to find a local priest to perform the ceremony? Did you use a local henna artist? I have a client planning a wedding in Cancun and we are having trouble finding these services locally. I will appreciate any help. Thanks

 

 

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