Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Why Choose a Tent for Your Sikh Wedding on the Beach

Use a TENT for a Beach Destination Sikh Wedding

If you are planning to have your Destination Sikh Wedding directly on a sandy beach you may want to consider these factors!

Over the years we have conducted several Destination Sikh Weddings directly on the beach and near the beach.  We are bringing this to your attention after having hundreds of guests comment that they really wanted to sit through and enjoy a spiritual experience, but were struggling with the heat - in a state of bliss and agony at the same time. As Destination Sikh Officiants, our goal is to create an unforgettable, spiritual, joyous Anand Karaj in a most exquisite natural setting. 

Destination wedding pictures can look IDYLLIC but  the interplay of elements during an outdoor wedding ceremony do not truly reflect the inherent reality of the moment. Typically guests will be at a ceremony for approximately 2 HOURS from the time they arrive till they leave.  This can be very TASKING in ANY location considering the guests are of all ages and needs.

Sikh Wedding on Beach Riviera Maya

Factors you MUST consider when having a Beach Ceremony.

1. Sun / Heat
2. Wind
3. Sand
4. Rain

In the Cancun Riviera Maya region, the ideal Decor Vendor to contact for your Sikh Destination Gazebo, Outdoor, or Beach wedding is Latin Asia. Saku and her team have a beautiful sturdy tent, numerous options and ideas. They are reliable, punctual, and professional. You may reach them at:

Sikh Wedding Barcelo Riviera Maya

A TENT versus Sheer Covering?
A sturdy tent  may not have been on your Destination Wedding list but this is something we strongly and HIGHLY Recommend.  Sheer covering LOOKS beautiful on images but the couple and guests end up 'struggling' through the ceremony since the sheer fabric  scarcely protects attendees from the heat.  Because of this, guests literally can't wait for the ceremony to end!  

The tent may be a Slightly pricey option - Below are some Benefits of Using a Tent:

1. You won't have to anxiously look at the weather report weeks before in case of rain.
2. The scriptures, Guru Granth Sahib ji, won't be disrespectfully jeopardized by getting wet or having the scripture pages or Rumalas blowing around with the wind.
3. The guests and wedding couple will be FULLY covered from the SUN and HEAT ( a relief from the blistering sun).
4. Your pictures will turn out better since you won't be constantly suffering, sweating, and squinting.
5. You will not have to walk on a  burning hot surface or walk in the direct sun during the Lavan. 
6. The person sitting at the altar waving the Chaur won't be dying from the heat.
7. You can have some comfortable respectful chair seating for the elderly in the tent.
8. The sound system and instruments will not stop or malfunction due to sun, sand, or rain.
9. You will NOT feel rushed to quickly finish the ceremony (a common disappointment  we hear from guests).

Below is a sequence of images of a TENT Setup on a Beach Sikh Wedding in Mexico

 Setting up the TENT a day before

Sikh Wedding Beach Riviera Maya Mexico

Beach Sikh Wedding Riviera Maya

The final touches before the Guests Arrive

Tent beach Wedding h Riviera Maya mexico

Ready for the Anand Karaj

Sikh Wedding on Beach Riviera Maya Outdoor Tent Wedding

Beach tTnt Sikh Wedding on Beach Cancun mexico

The Beautiful Sea and Beach Backdrop

Sikh destination Wedding on Beach Riviera Maya mexico

The Anand Karaj Ceremony in a TENT on the Beach

cancun Sikh Wedding Outdoor tent  Beach Riviera Maya


Sheer Covering for Outdoor or Beach Weddings
Since you are already investing thousands of dollars and months of time into your dream wedding, may we suggest you use the Sheer Covering Option as your LAST choice, NOT YOUR FIRST.

If you decide to go with sheer covering you may want to consider OPAQUE SOLID colored fabric as it will provide stronger protection; and additionally use LARGE BEACH UMBRELLAS that guests can huddle under. Be aware that the sun is constantly moving so the shaded area will be ever changing.

There is another option of having your ceremony after 5 pm close to sunset, the weather is very mild and you get the most amazing pictures.  Although Sikhs have been passing along a 'traditional folklore' that the Anand Karaj must take place before noon, but there is nothing mentioned in the scriptures of such a requirement.  In this case a sheer covering may be sufficient.  If you are open about a destination wedding you may want to consider a Sunset Wedding.  


Beach sikh Wedding Cancun Riviera Maya


Anand Karaj Sikh Wedding on Beach Riviera Maya Mexico


Sikh Wedding on Beach  Barcelo Riviera Maya


Outdoor Sikh Wedding on Beach Paradisus Melia Riviera Maya


Sikh Wedding Palace Gazebo  bBrcelo Riviera Maya Mexico sikhpriest.com

Or Use Several Smaller TENTS

Outdoor tent Gazebo Sikh Wedding

If you do use a TENT, Consider covering ALL the Guests not just a few Lucky Ones

Outdoor Sikh Wedding with tent in Seattle

Note Below how BEACH UMBRELLAS will provide Intermittent Shade 

Rooftop Sikh Wedding on Beach Azul Fives Riviera Maya

Note: The Couple Below were in the SUN for the ENTIRE Ceremony
Tent Sikh Wedding Seattle

tent sikh wedding, interfaith destination wedding

Another Option is to use TENTS along with Sheers

Destination Sikh Wedding Jamica

If you Would like to Inquire about a Destination Sikh Wedding Please Contact Us!
We are Here to Help You in Your Quest for the Most Memorable Destination Wedding

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