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Here are some personal recommendations to get you started, both new and old, that I am surprised aren’t used more often. Some work better for specific events (Mehndi/Sangeet vs. Baraat vs. Valima), but it’s all about mixing and matching what you like to how you want to feel.
For the Bride:
“Ab Mujhe Koi” from the film Ishqiya (2010).
“Pehli Baar Mohabbat” from the film Kaminey (2009).
“Dil Gira Dafatan” from the film Delhi 6 (2009).
“Tu Bole, Main Boloon” from the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008).
“Tu Bin Bataye” from the film Rang De Basanti (2006).
“O Rey Chori” from the film Lagaan (2001).
“Dheeme Dheeme” from the film Zubeida (2001).
For the Groom (Sadly, there’s just not as much choice out there for the men):
“Wedding Qawwali” from the stage musical Bombay Dreams (2002).
“Dulhe Ka Sehra” from the film Dhadkan (2000).
Don’t abandon the classics and hits, just add to them. Also, I say edit the songs to whatever length you like, cutting out the parts you don’t need and maybe even looping certain parts you love. Go ahead, walk to your own personal soundtrack.