How to Celebrate First Diwali After Marriage

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Diwali is a special festival for many and when it is your first Diwali after marriage,  it becomes even more special. This article is for all those newly-wed brides who have eagerly been waiting to celebrate their first Diwali post-marriage. Here’s everything you need to know to soak in the festivity and enjoy Diwali in a truly grand style with your husband and in-laws.

As this is going to be your first Diwali with your new family, nervousness along with excitement are inevitable. But, you certainly cannot let it get the best of 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! Let’s begin with an essential to-do list –

Gift the in-laws

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 . Once the shopping is done, get the surprise gifts beautifully wrapped and hidden in a safe place.

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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 time to brush up on your culinary skills. Diwali can be the perfect occasion 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!

Rangoli is a must-have

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.

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Let 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 lighting arrangement 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.


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.

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Now you know how to celebrate your first Diwali after marriage in a great grand festive way.

Have a safe and happy Diwali!

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