New Delhi, June 30 : Do you dream of having a monsoon wedding -- but are scared of rain playing spoilsport? Just prepare a back-up plan in advance to welcome the showers, says an expert.

Surruchi Joshhi, Founder and Director at wedding planning company Raas Luxury Weddings, shares a list of dos and don'ts for a monsoon wedding.

Dos--

  • Plan a rain dance party as part of your pre-wedding event.
  • Seating becomes difficult to arrange in the rain, bean bag seating setup is perfect especially among youngsters.
  • Beautification should be done using neons, flowery drapes and ribbon décor. They will suit the ambience.
  • When it is monsoon, don't shy away from having a monsoon-based theme in your stationery. Starting from your invitation cards to the giveaways, monsoon is the key to design.
  • Rains create a need for you to wear fresh coloured lehengas. Peach, subtle gold, rose pink, tomato red are the colours of the season.
  • How good is an umbrella as a giveaway to your guests? Bangles, sunshades have become common giveaways.
  • Your guests would need to wrap up their phones and belongings while in the rain, so arrange for plastic or rather personalised waterproof bags.
  • Rain proofing is an absolute necessity if you are not planning your wedding in a banquet. But a banquet should definitely be the first choice.

Don'ts--

  • Your make-up should not be based on a heavy foundation. It won't just keep up.
  • Decorations based on warm colours are a big no-no!
  • Don't have flower-based decorations, prefer parachute material gazebo, floral prints in the drape and artificial flowers.
  • Heels don't go well with rains. Juttis/floral mojaris are what's in vogue.
  • For your mehendi, don't go for heavy real flower jewellery, instead prefer tiaras, or gotta jewellery.
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