How to make your first Diwali special after your wedding

Celebrating the festival of lights for the first time with your in-laws and your husband is all together momentous. You may feel a little homesick celebrating Diwali for the first time away from your parents but we assure you, every bit of it’s going to be worthwhile ! This article is for all those newly-wed brides who have eagerly been waiting to celebrate their first Diwali post-marriage. How to make strong relationship bond with your in-laws So here’s a list of a couple of things that you could do to make your Diwali even more dazzling and everything you need to know to soak in the festivity and enjoy Diwali in a truly grand style with your husband and in-laws. Let’s begin with an essential to-do list –

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Go shopping with your new mommy-in-law

From dussehra itself the frantic spree of shopping, spring cleaning, redecorating commences. Give your new home and new closet a revamp session with your new mommy by your side dis Diwali !

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Throw a diwali party

It’s diwali and it’s your first and it’s definitely a great time to celebrate. Cook some nice food for your guests and organise a cards party ! Have a bash and make your first Diwali memorable.

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Rangoli- a must have

Rangoli is believed to bring in peace, prosperity and serently within the household. Design a Rangoli together as a family and let the colours of rangoli spread merriment, bliss and glee. Rangoli can be a hectic task if done alone. So, help your in-laws in making a beautiful Rangoli. You can also divide tasks among people and make more than one Rangoli. Once it’s done, help your family decorate it with diyas (earthen lamps) and flower petals.

Exchange gifts and wishes with the new family

It’s Diwali and you naturally ought  to do a lot of shopping for yourself. But, this time you also need to create a  shopping list- a list of gifts to buy for your in-laws and new extended family members.Seek your husband’s guidance as he can tell you about their likes and dislikes.  Present your new family with gifts such as sweets, chocolates, clothes or decor items.

Once the shopping is done, get the surprise gifts beautifully wrapped and hidden in a safe place. This can also be an exercise that can help you know the family better and at the same time you can seek their blessings !

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Cook them a nice meal

Let’s rephrase this old saying that goes like “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Post marriage, the way to your in-laws’ hearts is also through their stomach. Now is the brush up on your culinary skills. Diwali can be the perfect occassion to let your husband and in-laws discover the new chef in town. Cook a three-course grand festive meal. Incorporate special recipes and enjoy a grand festive meal. You will surely earn a lot of brownie points from your mother-in-law !

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Let’s there be lights 

After all, Diwali or Deepavali is “the festival of lights”. So, deck up the entire house with diyas, candles, LED chains, chandeliers and every lightening arrangements you can think of. Once again, make teams and showcase your amazing resource allocation skills. Arrange everything before the sun goes down, so that the entire house lights up once it’s dark. How To Choose the Best Mandap Decorations!

Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography
Photo: Hitesh Shivani Photography

Perform the puja for the first time as a married couple

Performing the Diwali puja is always auspicious and doing it as a married couple for the first time is even more meaningful and memorable. Make proper arrangements for this Puja and ensure that you don’t miss out on any ritual.


Can you imagine a Diwali sans firecrackers ? Of course, not ! So, stock up on latest firecrackers but keep things eco-friendly  as far as possible. You can also please little kids in the family by gifting them the best firecrackers. Do be mindful of pets and elderly when selecting crackers.

As this is going to be your first Diwali with your family, nervousness along with excitement are invisible. But, you-so how about turning it into your strength ? And that means making your in-laws a part of everything you do this festive season !

“A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.

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