Within my line of work, and due to the type of venue I work in, I get to be a part of a variety of different event types.
The other evening, we had a Mendhi night. Dhol players, food stalls & 180 hungry guests. It was a colourful event with a lot of happy faces.
A Mendhi night happens for many reasons; it brings the family together for some pre-wedding fun, it is said to calm the bride’s nerves when applied to her hands & feet, and it is this particular event that tends to kick off all the wedding celebrations.
Food always plays a crucial part in any event. Yes, the brides dress is a focal point & the guests will remember how the venue was dressed up. But the number one thing that each & every guest will remember is this: the food.
The chicken tikka & butter chicken.
The chilli paneer.
The sheikh kebabs.
All the aromatic & flavoursome food that is served. For a Mendhi night, the setup is a bit different to your normal buffet just due to the nature of the event. A normal buffet is a bit more ‘boring’ and conservative compared to the food stalls used here. Food stalls look nicer &
A Mendhi night is always very colourful, which you can see from the variety of colours used for the stage backdrop and the sash’s around each chair. Even the centre pieces have been filled with alternatively coloured water. It’s all about attention to detail.
As you have food stalls for the Mendhi night, you’re able to add more styles of food, such as a chocolate fountain, a candy floss machine & even a waffle stand. This will add more of a Western touch to the event – and who do you know that will actually say no to a few sweet stalls around the venue?
A photobooth & even adding a Snapchat filter can help your event take off. With the photobooth, you can add the printed pictures to a photobook & your guests can write their messages in there. Using a Snapchat filter (which only costs around £5.00!) can help you capture moments of your Mendhi night through your guests eyes & you’ll also have tonnes of videos to look back on.
I don’t really know how to end a post so till next time.. ☺