Five prank ideas to infuse some mischief into your wedding

  • Shara Ashraf, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2014 15:55 IST

If you happen to be the bride/the groom/their sister/brother/cousin/or chaddi buddy who happens to be the notorious prank star, how can your ‘con’science allow you to let a wedding progress peacefully with no on-ground drama taking place? It’s time to live up to your reputation and put your famed skills to test. We’re sure you can pull a bindaas prank and find a way to come out of it alive.

When everyone’s reeling under the pressure of ensuring everything’s perfect, a funny prank can be a great stress-buster. So pick up your victims, set up your stage, and present your epic act. But mind you, we are simply suggesting ideas. Don’t hold us guilty for your black eye in case your plan backfires.

1 The Naughty chair
Hide whoopee cushions underneath the newly weds’ chairs at their reception. Ask the unsuspecting guests to sit on those chairs and pose. The awkwardly funny noises the chairs will make will ensure a riot of laughter whenever anyone sits on them!

2 Baraat talli hai!
Pick up the best impromptu actors among your friends and relatives to lead the baraat. These baraatis play dead drunk when they arrive at the wedding venue. While the dazed ladkiwallas wonder how to react, the cutest guy breaks into no no no maine pee nahi hai, improvised with hiccups.

3 Enter the cops!
Enact this scene that’s straight out of retro Bollywood potboilers. Have the groom’s best friends dress up as cops. As the pheras are about to begin, grim-faced cops march up to the groom and pull him aside. Amid all the chaos, they make the couple wear a jewelled handcuff.

4 PS: dulhe ka yaar loves you!
This is for the groom’s best friend. Just before the pheras, walk right to the centre of the mandap, and on the top of your voice, declare your love-at-first-sight for the shocked bride. Read out a mushy love poem, or carry your photoshopped picture with the bride to validate your claim.

5 US waali aunty
Ask your uber stylish aunt to pose as a US based choreographer. During the sangeet, US waali aunty asks all guests to unlearn everything that the choreographer has taught them. They are forced to follow her unbelievably corny/cheesy moves, table dance included!

Concept & styling: Shara Ashraf
Outfits: Anita Dongre
Models: Andy Von Eich and snigdha ahuja
Photo: Raajessh Kashyap/HT
Location: The lalit, New Delhi
Jewellery: Apala by Sumit

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