Indian Wedding Songs across the world
Both music and dance are emblematic components of Indian weddings, imbuing each ceremony and celebration with rich cultural meaning and a contagious excitement. Because of the variety of events that occur over several days in Indian weddings, many couples choose to incorporate a mix of pre-recorded songs for choreographed dances, new Indian wedding songs pulled from hit Bollywood films and played by a DJ, and of course, live music!
If you’re on the hunt for live music, look for bands that can cover a range of Indian wedding songs. More traditional live music groups will offer the quintessential accompaniment to customary folk dances with old Indian wedding songs played on classical instruments like the sitar, tubla, tempura, thumba, and dohl.
The live soundtrack for your Mehndi, on the other hand, may feel even more colorful, fun, and full of emotion as the music helps convey the beautiful love and affection this ritual symbolizes. Popular Indian wedding songs for a Mehndi include those inspired by Bollywood like Mehndi Hai Rachnewali and Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna.
Did you know as well that Sangeet can literally translate to the words “music” or “sung together”? This grand celebration is all about the music, embracing old and new Indian wedding songs as family and friends dance and get to know one another before the official wedding ceremony. When making your band’s playlist for the Sangeet, choose from fan-favorite Indian wedding songs like London Thumakda, Humma Humma, and Jaani Tera Naa that allow you to perform choreographed dances with your bridal party or simply revel in exuberant celebration together.
Depending on the regional roots of your family’s Indian heritage, the songs and dances everyone enjoys during your wedding may vary, however, they will all capture the emotions that come with welcoming you and your groom to the family as a couple and rejoicing in your love and marriage.
Live music adds so much color, spark, and feeling to your special day so picking a band that brings tons of energy and passion to the stage, sets the tone for each ceremony and celebration, and engages your guests is crucial. If you are looking for the best Indian wedding songs to be brought to life by a live band for your many wedding events, don’t miss our exclusive list of the top-rated Indian wedding bands below and make sure to check out the official Maharani Weddings’ Platinum Guide for more inspiration too!