You’ve all seen one – the red dot on the forehead of Indian women. What does it mean? There are a few different reasons and meanings, but here are the most popular ones.
1. It’s the symbol of a married women.
2. It’s the third eye of the Hindu religion, Chakra – to help ward off bad luck
3. It retains the energy of the body
The traditional method of application is dipping your ring finger in Kumkum powder and placing the dot on your forehead. It took a lot of practice to get the perfect round dot. Now days, there are alternative bindi’s that women use. The most common is a disc that can be applied with a wax or paste. There are also bindi’s that are like a sticker with the adhesive already applied.
One the wedding day – brides will apply bindi’s that are more like a jewel or an actual piece of jewelry. They come in all different colors and sizes to suit the brides wedding colors, mood, and type of celebration. There’s are numerous places online you can order bindi’s from simple red dots to elaborate jewels. Some even get them hand painted on their forehead. Here are some beautiful ones we love.
Congrats to Priya and Rishi and their 11 event, 4-day wedding! The couple got married in Minnesota at the Hilton Hotel downtown Minneapolis, the perfect venue to host all their events at one location. The events had a range of 350 to 540 guests at the various events. The couple’s events included:
Thursday = Mehndi party
Friday = Welcome Lunch and Sangeet
Sunday = Breakfast, Baraat, Ceremony, Lunch, Cocktails, and Dinner
Monday = Brunch (Hilton) and Pooja at the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove.
One of our favorite things they did for their guests was have the videographer construct a “same-day edit” video, thanks to Story of Us Films. We showcased this video at the reception on Saturday night. It was the perfect way to show the entire guest attendance all the events they couldn’t attend. Summer Street Photography has locations in Minneapolis and Boston, the perfect fit for this couple who lives in Boston and hosted their wedding here in Minnesota.
We can’t thank all our vendors for the amazing job they did to create a beautiful and seamless wedding for our South Indian couple! It certainly takes an experienced and talented fleet of vendors to pull of an 11 event 4-day wedding. Always a special THANKS to my amazing team!
Wedding Planner: Sunrise Styling
Event Venue: Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
Photographer: Summer Street Photography
Videography: Story of Us Films
AV & Tech: AV For You
Catering & Beverage: Hilton Hotel & India Palace
Floral: Sadie’s Couture Floral
Décor: Sankheda Weddings, Apres
Linens & Rentals: Linen Effects
Draping: Avant Décor
Hair & Makeup: Primped MN
Baraat: Hitching Co.
Henna: Blurberry Buzz
Stationery: Sunrise Styling
Transportation: Total Luxury Limo