What is a Sangeet Ceremony (Musical Evening) ?
A lot of people when they plan for their wedding gets confused with too many rituals and too many new concepts that have come in. When they go to their friend’s wedding, they get to know the new concepts and they become curious to have it for their wedding. One such thing is Sangeet. There are few more ceremonies like Mehndi ceremony, Haldi, Pre-wedding get-together, post wedding get-together, etc. So being a responsible event professional, we thought that we shall write an article about such ceremonies so that it will help the clients to take a better decision and plan accordingly.
In this article we would like to share what a Sangeet is and what are the things involved in a Sangeet.
Before we proceed further a couple of videos of the Sangeet we hosted in the initial stage of our career.
Sangeet Ceremony of Ms Divya (Daughter of Cinema Fraternity Mr Ravikumar, Raviprasad labs and Unit)
MC Nandhini Aravindan singing at NRI Sangeet Ceremony at Mani Mahal Virugambakkam
A small intro about us. Chennai Event Emcees and Entertainers Thamizharasan and Nandhini Aravindan here. We are Master of Ceremonies, MC Managers and Emcee Trainers based at Chennai and operate across the country. We have been hosting all sort of Family Parties to Corporate Events at Chennai and other Parts of Tamilnadu, Bengaluru, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and in Malaysia too. We are well prepared to expand to other parts of India.
What is a Sangeet Ceremony?
Sangeet is a pre-wedding celebration (Musical evening) held 2 or 3days before a wedding to make the close friends and close relatives of bride and groom to mingle with each other and get entertained too. They do have dance parties, drinks parties, Mehndi stalls, etc.
Where does Sangeet originated from?
Sangeet is a Sanskrit word which when translated gives the meaning “Sung together”. As the name denotes it’s a Musical Evening with music, songs and dance. Earlier Sangeet was meant only for bride’s side and female relatives and it was common only in North India (especially in Punjabi wedding). But gradually Sangeet culture changed and groom side also takes part and it’s spreading in South India too.
What is the timing for a Sangeet Ceremony?
Typically a Sangeet function starts at 6pm and ends by 9 or 10pm. Once the bride and the groom arrive, the Master of Ceremonies (Event Emcee / Event Host) welcomes them, welcomes the guests and start the show. Bride and the groom, and their friends and relatives perform dance in the Sangeet. They would have undergone a couple of weeks practice for this. Also there would be Mehndi stall where women can get decorated their hands with Mehndi.
Role of the Master of Ceremonies (Event Emcee) in a Sangeet Function :
Once the Master of Ceremonies completes his / her introduction, he / she welcome the dance performers. In between the dance performances, the MC engages and entertains the guests through his / her games. Majority of cases dance performances are pre-planned and practiced and sometimes they are spontaneous. At the end of all the performances, the Master of Ceremonies initiates the dance floor on one side and announces the dinner on the other side. Guests keep dancing for the DJ’s beats till they get exhausted or till it becomes too late.
Role of the DJ ( Disc Jockey ) in a Sangeet Ceremony
DJ’s role is very very important in a Sangeet as it’s a musical evening. A well-qualified DJ is needed to play the beats (music) based on the guests’ mood. DJ has to keep changing songs to retain the mood and keep increasing the tempo.
Additional things than can be considered for a Sangeet:
Sangeet ceremony of South Indian Bride and North Indian Groom at ECR
What our Sangeet clients say about us:
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