6pm - 10pm, people can come and go as they please.
Location TBD, but somewhere in the Ciutadella.
We’ll be hosting an informal welcome dinner and drinks for those arriving on Thursday or earlier in the week. It’ll be a fun, casual event within walking distance of everybody staying in the Ciutadella. If you have children, feel free to bring them with you!
Casual - we want everybody to be comfortable.
6:30pm in the Ciutadella - specific location to follow.
An Indian sangeet is a pre-wedding event full of music, dances, colorful outfits and playful traditions led by the families and friends of the couple. It’s lighthearted and less formal than a traditional Indian marriage ceremony, but nevertheless showcases many of the most important rituals that underpin the matrimonial culture of India. If you have children please feel free to bring them to the event. If you'd prefer, your hotel or our wedding planner can help arrange for a babysitter, please email us if you want help with this!
We encourage everyone to dress in traditional Indian wedding attire! For men, this means a colorful “kurta” (a tunic) with matching pants (the full outfit is known as a “kurta pajama”), or a “sherwani” for those wanting to wear something dressier. For women, this means an Indian suit, a “lehenga”, or a saree (all are fine!). Feel free to be as elaborate or as simple with these outfits as you like. If you’re unable to buy Indian clothing, which we understand, then we suggest women wear your brightest, floor length dress and the men wear their brightest formal outfit.
Where to purchase?
Most major cities in the US have Indian clothing stores, we recommend looking up locations via Yelp and visiting a store to get the full experience of picking out the clothes in person! E-mail us for recommendations.
Special note for the Women: Please leave your high heels at home! The streets in Menorca are old and the venue for the sangeet has cobblestones. We recommend flats, wedges, or block heels. Also, the bride will be wearing a hot pink lehenga, we suggest you avoid this color and red (traditional Indian bridal color) for your outfits :)
Ceremony begins at 6:30pm at a surprise location 25 minutes from the Ciutadella.
The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception are all outdoors at the same venue. We will provide plenty of refreshments to keep people cool and plan on dancing until the sun comes up! We ask that there are no children at the ceremony and reception. If you have an infant we can help arrange a babysitter to watch them on-site at the wedding venue so you're able to check on them often :) Please email us to help arrange a babysitter.
Cocktail attire. Women- please wear flats, block heels, or wedges because the wedding ceremony and reception will require you to walk in grass/soft ground.
Buses will be picking up from a convenient, dedicated spot in the Ciutadella near the hotels. The same buses will be leaving periodically through the night if you wish to leave before the party has stopped :) We highly recommend you take the bus with everyone but we are happy to provide driving directions if you'd like to drive yourself.
11:00am - 1:00pm at the Hotel Can Faustino
A casual brunch at the hotel where the bride and groom will be staying the night of the wedding. Please feel free to pop in for a coffee and food before heading to the airport. If you'll be on the island for another day we'll be going to a local beach in the afternoon to relax and sleep off the night before. Children are welcome at this event!
Casual! Come in t-shirt and shorts, dress from the night before, whatever you want!