HomeWeddings

by MatrimonyBazaar

Planning a grand, cosy and COVID-safe wedding has never been this easy! Get the best caterers, decorators, photographers, pandits and makeup artists for your wedding at home.

Organise a wedding for under 50 guests by following all lockdown rules and regulations by the Government

COVID-safe
All our service providers are on the AarogyaSetu App. COVID-safe measures like using alcohol-based sanitizers, face masks & shields, gloves & mandatory temperature checks for employees are done before every event.
Affordable
COVID-19 has brought the entire world in an economic turmoil that was never heard of. That is why we are bringing this service to you at no cost! We are the bridge between you - the customer, and the service provider who is in need of your help.
At Home
We help you plan an intimate traditional wedding with a big heart! Stay at home and plan your entire cosy wedding on voice/video calls and WhatsApp. Stay home, stay safe, and plan a wedding.

How it works

Find COVID-safe Pandits, Caterers, Decorators, Makeup artists and Photographers, all in one place!

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Share your requirements
Let us know what you’re looking for by calling us, chatting with us, or via our website.
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Get expert help
Our wedding planning expert will understand your requirements and will help you with a curated list of service providers who can arrange the wedding for you while adhering to the government regulations.
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Get curated quotes
Get quotes from the best COVID-safe wedding service providers near you.
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Book the service providers
Finalize and book the wedding service provider(s) based on your budget and requirements.
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Have a serene and tension-free wedding
Sit back and relax while our COVID-safe service providers arrive at your doorstep for a safe yet beautiful wedding.

How to plan an intimate home wedding

Hope you are staying safe during the lockdown. Intimate weddings are the new norm and we are going to help you plan your intimate home wedding in a beautiful way! Intimate weddings are also known as, cosy weddings, home weddings, at-home weddings etc.. Your guest-list might be small but you can still have a grand wedding during the lockdown with your near and dear ones. There are few key things you need to know before planning a grand, cosy, and safe wedding. Here's a list:

  1. Have a small guest-list that comprises only of close relatives and friends. Make sure that it stays anywhere between 50 to 75 people including kids and the bride and groom
  2. Provide face masks to everyone and keep hand sanitizing stations scattered everywhere
  3. Look for updated government regulations and make sure that you follow the updated regulations
  4. Try to establish social distancing rules and get help from COVID-safe service providers only
  5. Have mandatory temperature checks for all guests
  6. Check with your guests whether they will attend your wedding and then decide on the catering / return gifts
  7. Discuss with your family whether you want to live stream your wedding on YouTube, Zoom, or other platforms

When it comes to the safety of your family and the guests, take the utmost care and don't forget to enjoy on this day. After all, it is your dream wedding day! MatrimonyBazaar's HomeWeddings initiative is to make sure that you are getting married safely without any compromises. We are one of the first companies in this industry to have a curated list of COVID-safe service providers specifically for a simple yet grand wedding. Spread the word and don't forget to share your feedback!

FAQs for HomeWeddings

Is it possible to have an at-home wedding?

Yes, at-home weddings have become the new trend since the nationwide lockdown started. They are absolutely possible.

Will the service providers follow all the government safety guidelines?

Yes, the service providers from MatrimonyBazaar will follow all the government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How many guests can I have for the home-wedding?

It depends on the size of your house and your priority guests. But, it is advisable to keep the guest-list around 50 as per the government guidelines.

How to cut down the guest-list for a small wedding?

You can follow a simple 2 years rule. If you have not spoken to someone in more than 2 years avoid them. Start filtering people in this way until you settle for a guest list of 50 people. it is also wise to avoid out-station guests since they will not be able to travel amidst the travel restrictions. Even if they do, accommodating them might be a huge problem because of a minimum of 14-day quarantine period.

How can I shop for Jewellery, Engagement rings, etc., during lockdown?

If you have antique jewellery that's been passed on in the family then they can come as saviours on your wedding day. If you are looking to buy new ones, you can check for wedding jewellery service providers who deliver the jewels to your home. Most jewellery shops have opened their doors and accept custom orders that are delivered to your doorstep.

Can I have a destination wedding in 2020?

The odds of having a destination wedding in 2020 seems to be very low. It is advisable to postpone all destination weddings to the later half of 2021 because it will take some time for the Corona outbreak to die down.

What about honeymoon travel post-lockdown?

International honeymoons are currently not advisable. Even if corona subsides, there might still be travel restrictions. Domestic honeymoon is entirely possible and that too will vary from place to place.

How can I arrange a wedding at home?

Creativity is on your side when it comes to arranging a wedding at home. You can safely organise it in your living room, rooftops, garden, backyard, etc..

Catering

Decoration

Photography

Makeup

Pandits

Precautions taken by wedding caterers to be COVID-safe

All our wedding caterers are taking multiple precautions to ensure a safe wedding experience for you. Especially, during the situation where COVID-19 has forced at-home weddings here are some precautions taken by the service providers:

  1. All the caterers peform a voluntary temperature check before every event
  2. The caterers and serving staff will wear face masks and shields along with gloves at all times
  3. Social distancing rules will be adhered to
  4. Mandatory AarogyaSetu app installation for all catering staff
  5. All vessels will be thoruoghly cleaned before preparing food with good quality ingriedients

Steps involved in hiring a wedding caterer for your home wedding

Finding a wedding caterer itself is a long process. Especially, during the situation where COVID-19 outbreak has forced at-home weddings. Here are the steps involved in hiring a wedding caterer for your home wedding :

  1. Look for a verified service provider who will follow government safety regulations
  2. Talk to them regarding your expectations via a video call
  3. Check out whether there is enough time to sneak in a tasting session
  4. Explain the style of cuisine that you will love (ex: Kannada Cuisine, Brahmin Cuisine, etc)
  5. Double check about sanitization precautions and get a quote
  6. Book and enjoy your Home Wedding!

The price range of caterers in Chennai*

Style South Indian North Indian Multi cuisine
Vegetarian Rs.100 to Rs.500 Rs.100 to Rs.500 Rs.100 to Rs.500+
Veg and non-veg Rs.250 to Rs.750 Rs.250 to Rs.750 Rs.250 to Rs.750+

*Prices may vary according to individual preferences.

*All prices are per plate.

FAQs for Catering for HomeWeddings

Will caterers take care of maintaining social distancing advisories while cooking and serving?

Yes, the caterers will maintain strict social distancing measures will cooking and serving.

Can the caterers cook in their kitchen and deliver the food to my house?

If requested by the customer specifically, the caterer can cook the food at their own kitchen and deliver it to the wedding location.

Will the caterers come to my house and cook for the wedding?

This depends on the service providers. Please check with them about this and make sure you discuss about who will get all the ingredients necessary for the cooking. You will also need a well-ventilated place, utensils, etc., to cook for 50 people

Precautions taken by Wedding Decorators to be COVID-safe

Wedding Decorators make your wedding venue and the mandap a beautiful paradise with their flower decor. Here are some of the precautions that they will take if they are decorating for your home wedding :

  1. All the decorators do a voluntary temperature check before every event
  2. All decorators and their staff will wear face masks, face shields, and gloves during the event
  3. Proper hand sanitization will be done regularly throughout the event
  4. Mandatory AarogyaSetu app installation
  5. Social distancing measures will be maintained

Steps involved in hiring a wedding decorator for your home wedding

Looking for a wedding decorator to decorate your home? Here are the steps to hire a wedding decorator for your home wedding

  1. Look for verified service providers who will follow government safety regulations
  2. Talk to them regarding your expectations via a video call
  3. Explain where you are going to have the wedding ceremony and whether it is indoor or outdoor. For e.g., terrace, inside the house, garden, etc.
  4. Clearly explain what type of decoration you want and keep in mind that some items might not be available during the lockdown
  5. Double check about sanitization precautions and get a quote
  6. Book and enjoy your Home Wedding!

Price range of at-home wedding decorations in Chennai*

Event Price
Engagement ceremony Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000
Wedding ceremony Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 80,000

*Prices may vary according to individual preferences.

FAQs for Decoration for HomeWeddings

Can we have a proper flower decoration for the mandap?

Yes, depending on the available space you can have a proper flower decoration for the mandap.

Will the decorators follow social distancing and other government norms?

Yes, the decorators will follow all the government regulations including social distancing.

How many people will be coming for the decoration?

Depending the size and complexity of the decoration the number of people required for wedding decor will vary. For an at-home wedding 2-3 wedding decorators may be required.

Will the decorators be properly screened before they are sent for an assignment?

Yes, they will be screened properly before being sent on an assignment.

Precautions taken by Photographers and Videographers to be COVID-safe

Photographers and videographers help you preserve the beautiful moments from your wedding. Even for an at-home you will atlease need one photographer and videographer to capture all the amazing frames. Also, if you are setting up live streaming then a videographer and take care of the set up and other details. To make the ceremony safe for everyone, here are some of the precautions taken by photographers and videographers.

  1. All the photographers and videographers do a voluntary temperature check before every event
  2. All photographers and videographers wil lwear masks, face sheilds, and gloves during the event
  3. Photographers and videographers maintain social distancing without compromising on photo quality
  4. Mandatory AarogyaSetu app installation

Steps involved in hiring a wedding photographer for your home wedding

Hiring professionals for wedding photography and videography services like candid photography can now be done even in COVID times. Here are the steps involved in hiring a photographer and videographer for your home wedding :

  1. Look for verified service providers who will follow government safety regulations
  2. Talk to them regarding your expectations via a video call
  3. Arrange a meeting with the photographer before the wedding to show the lighting around the location of the wedding ceremony
  4. Explain where you are going to have the wedding ceremony and whether it is indoor or outdoor. For e.g., terrace, inside the house, garden, etc.
  5. Double check about sanitization precautions and get a quote
  6. Book and enjoy your Home Wedding!

The price range of wedding photography in Chennai*

Category Cost
Traditional Wedding photography* Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000
Traditional videography Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000
Live Streaming Rs 20,000 onwards

*Prices may vary based on photographers, duration, location, and number of photoshoots.

FAQs for Photography for HomeWeddings

Will the photographers follow social distancing and other government norms?

Yes, the photographers and videographers will follow all the government regulations including social distancing.

Will the photographers be properly screened before they are sent for an assignment?

Yes, they will be screened properly before being sent on an assignment.

Will we get candid photography?

The photographers can advise you regarding the types of photography possible in an at-home wedding.

Will a videographer accompany the photographer?

Yes, if the couple asks for a videographer they will be added as an addition to the package.

How many photographers are required for an at home wedding?

Number of photographers required usually depends on the number of guests. But, for an at-home wedding with an approximate 50 guests, one photographer and one videographer will be enough.

Precautions taken by wedding makeup artists to be COVID-safe

Bridal makeup artists play a crucial role in making the bride look beautiful on her big day. Right from bridal makeup, bridal hairstyles, to saree draping, makeup artists are required to be on their toes. But, to make the wedding COVID-19-safe, as per government regulations, here are some of the precautions taken by bridal makeup artists.

  1. All of the makeup artists do a voluntary temperature check before the event
  2. Every makeup artist is required to wear face masks, face shiled, and gloves while doing the makeup
  3. Makeup artists will use hand sanitizer before and after the application of makeup, hairstyling, retouching, saree draping, etc.
  4. Mandatory AarogyaSetu app installation
  5. Due to the nature of the job, it is tricky to maintain social distancing. But all sanitary precatuions will be adhered to

Steps involved in hiring a bridal makeup artist for your home wedding

Finding the right wedding makeup artists during COVID times can be tough. Here are some of the steps you can follow while you are hiring a wedding makeup artist for your home wedding :

  1. Look for a verified service providers who will follow government safety regulations
  2. Talk to them regarding your expectations via a video call
  3. Check out whether there is enough time to sneak in a trial makeup session
  4. Explain the style of makeup and products that you want to be used
  5. Double check about sanitization precautions and get a quote
  6. Book and enjoy your Home Wedding!

The price range of makeup artists in Chennai*

Category Cost
Bridal makeup Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000
Bridal and family makeup Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 60,000
Saree draping Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,000
Hair styling Rs 1,000 to 5,000
All-inclusive package Rs 25,000 onwards

*Prices may vary according to individual preferences.

FAQs for Makeup for HomeWeddings

Will the bridal makeup artists come to my home?

Yes, the bridal makeup artists will come to the location of the wedding as requested.

Will the bridal makeup artists wear masks and follow government regulations?

Yes, the bridal artists will wear masks, face shields, and gloves as per the government regulations.

Will the makeup artists be properly screened before they are sent for an assignment?

Yes, they will be screened properly before being sent on an assignment.

Will the makeup artists also help with hairstyling?

Yes, if the package included hairstyling the bridal makeup artists can also help with hairstyling and saree draping.

Precautions taken by Pandits and Priests to be COVID-safe

Pandits and Priests are an unavoidable part of a wedding. Even in an at-home wedding they are very integral to the ceremony. Here are some of the precautions taken by the pandits and priests to be COVID-safe.

  1. All the pandits self-screen for temperature before every event
  2. Mandatory face mask, face shield, and gloves
  3. Social distancing will be maintained while performing the ceremonies
  4. Mandatory AarogyaSetu app installation
  5. Online purohit services also available for NRIs, people staying in far away places and red zones and containment zones

Steps involved in hiring a priest/pandit for your home wedding

Here are some steps involved in hiring pandits and priests for your home wedding :

  1. Look for a verified service providers who will follow government safety regulations
  2. Talk to them regarding your expectations via a video call
  3. Discuss with them about the type and number of ceremonies that are to be performed
  4. Check if the purohit will get the pooja materials or whether you will have to procure it
  5. Double check about sanitization precautions and get a quote
  6. Book and enjoy your Home Wedding!

The price range of priests/pandits in Chennai*

Category Cost
Pandit for Hindu wedding# Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 60,000
Imam for Muslim wedding Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 10,000
Priest for Christian wedding* Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 10,000

*Inclusive of pooja samagri

*There is no set fee for the priest. This is just for reference.

*Prices may vary according to individual preferences and number of ceremonies performed.

FAQs for Pandits for HomeWeddings

How many pandits will come to the wedding?

Depending on the customer request number of pandits for an at-home wedding can be decided. Usually, an at-home wedding will require 1 to 2 pandits.

Will the pandit/ priests follow social-distancing measures?

Yes, the pandits will strictly follow social distancing measures while performing the ceremonies.

Will the pandits get all the puja materials to conduct a smooth wedding?

If the couple requests the pandits will get the products but it will be charged accordingly and is subject to availability.

Will the pandits/ priests be properly screened before coming to the wedding?

Yes, the pandits will be screened for COVID-19 before they attend a wedding.

Can we cut down on some of the ceremonies due to space constraints?

Depending on the family or the couple's request the number of ceremonies can be decided.

What if we live abroad? Can the Pandit or Purohit handle e-weddings?

Absolutely. With changing times our Purohits have also changed their methodologies. If required the purohits will join you live over a Zoom call, Skype, WhatsApp, Hangouts, and any other online platform that you are comfortable with. The Vaathiyar will chant mantras online and will direct you to perform the rituals in your own place.

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