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Important Must-Haves for the Wedding Day.

If you are planning a big wedding ceremony very shortly, then as a wedding couple you must plan for it very carefully. While you may have hired the best wedding planner company in Delhi India then also you must do these little things to ensure that everything goes as smoothly and keep your stress level manageable.

The budget

This is one of the big problems that most wedding management companies in India find when they are engaging with their clients. Many young couples who have become engaged start their planning process by meeting the vendors without doing much research. The couple should have a realistic wedding budget and if the cost is shared within the family, then they should first figure out how much each member will contribute before they start planning for several guests, what food to serve, the venue is to select, and so on.

The guest lists

Before you buy even a single item, you must know how many guests you have invited. As money is limited, you don’t want to splurge on something and then watch it go waste. You should also try to trim the guest list to ensure that the cost of your wedding ceremony stays within your wedding budget.

The weather plans

You must have a backup plan to fall back on in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. For example, if you want to have an outdoor wedding ceremony, then you must talk with the total management that in case the weather on that day worsens, then they should rent out their indoor halls.

Professional vendors

Always try to hire the services of those vendors who have huge experience in supplying to various wedding ceremonies. If you are serving hard liquor at your wedding, then you should enquire whether the vendors have the proper license to do it as well as whether they have liability insurance so that in case of an accident they are reimbursed.

Contract with all vendors

You must sign a legal contract with all vendors in which what they have to do and how much it would cost and at what their services are required are mentioned.

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A Beautiful Wedding in Kerala.

As more and more young people are leaving their hometown and going to other cities and even countries in search of better job opportunities, the number of mixed marriages has also grown simultaneously. Recently, I attended one such marriage ceremony of my niece. We are from the state of West Bengal and the groom was from Gujrat. Both the parents of the groom and the bride decided that they should organise a beautiful destination wedding in the peaceful and heavenly backwaters of Kerala.

As the wedding parties were from different states in India and the marriage was going to be taking place in the third state, we decided to hire the services of one of the best exotic destination wedding planners in India so that everything goes ahead without any problem. Both of the families (the bride and the groom) sat down and compared few wedding management companies in India based on their prices and market reputation and then choose one that gave the best bang for our bucks. After we hired the services of the wedding planner, we were free to enjoy the buying of new clothes, pieces of jewelry, and other items and left the heavy lifting that wedding planning requires on the shoulder of the professionals.

The wedding planner took care of everything that includes booking the wedding venue at a beautiful hotel in Kerala, booking some hotels rooms, and also arranging our plane tickets. All these took a huge amount of planning and research and we were happy that people who have experience in this field were in charge of the show to organise an amazing destination wedding in Kerala.

As the wedding planner has huge experience in organising destination weddings in different states of India they have wide contacts with a range of wedding designers, photographers, and other such service providers. They even suggested the name of few such experts who could give us the service we wanted and at the price we were offering for it. The entire event was spread across four days and the wedding planner and his team were with us every step of the way to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. The wedding planning team hired a wedding photographer, florist, decorators, caterers, and others so we don’t have to take any responsibility and everything rolled off smoothly.

To keep the wedding party entertained, the wedding planner also organized a sightseeing trip to various tourist locations of Kerala so that we get the maximum out of the time we spent in this beautiful state.

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Select the right dress for your bridesmaid.

If you belong to the well-heeled section of our society where resources are in plenty, and you are looking for one of the top destination wedding locations in the world then you will be spoilt for choice. While looking for the right location or selecting the best wedding planner list in India are major decisions that you have to take while organising huge ceremonies, there are some small things on which you should also give proper focus. One of these is how to add a touch of modernity to the marriage ceremony. One of them is the concept of a bridesmaid accompanying the bride during the ceremony. While this is a western concept, but we Indians love to include all those things which are fun and allow us to add something unique to our wedding ceremony.

While it is an amazing concept to choose bridesmaids for the marriage ceremony, the problem arises while selecting outfits that would go well with the attire of the bride. If you want to choose the outfit of the bridesmaid on your own then it can be a bit challenging if all the bridesmaid that you are selected to do not live near you. You have to not only select the right fabric and colours but also schedule the timing of the bridesmaid so that they can give their fittings so that the outfit that finally arrives would add a new element to the overall marriage ceremony atmosphere.

In this article, we have shared with you a few tips on how to dress for your bridesmaid.

1). Traditionally, all the bridesmaids used to wear the same outfit, but this condition is no longer followed so rigidly. The reason behind it are many, for example, people have different body structures, ages, and style sense. Therefore, the same style of dress may not suit each one of them. Therefore, you can try different types of dresses, but try to keep the colour of the dresses the same.

2). After you have selected the dress style for your bridesmaid, the next step is to select the right colour. This is very important because the colour should match the skin tone of the bridesmaid as well as it should contrast beautifully with the dress of the bride.

3). If you are not comfortable wearing gowns, then it is quite alright to select beautiful saris for your bridesmaid. Once you have selected the dresses, then you should ask the bridesmaid to give some time to the tailor for the measurement so that the final dress fits perfectly.

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A beautiful wedding in the backwaters of Kerala.

Hardly any other country offers as much diversity in terms of place, culture, religion, language, and food habits as India. Therefore, the best wedding planners in the world have over the years chose India to organise a beautiful wedding ceremony for their clients. India has a large number of top destination wedding locations in the world. It ranges from places that are nestled in the Himalayas and the western ghats, the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, the shimmering desert landscape of Rajasthan, and the vast expanse of suburban mangroves. In this article, we will share with you some important places in Kerala, wherein you can organise a beautiful wedding ceremony that your clients and your guests will remember for a long time to come.

Some important places where you can organise a beautiful wedding ceremony

Kerala is also termed as the god’s own country because it is blessed with beautiful natural scenery, amazing people, and a great culture. Some of the important places where you can organise a beautiful wedding ceremony includes the following.

Houseboat wedding

If you are looking to organise a unique wedding ceremony that your guests will love and enjoy to the fullest, then we suggest that you should organise a houseboat wedding. As you know, Kerala is blessed with beautiful backwater channels, wherein you could find big houseboats that are lavishly decorated and come with all the amenities that you will find in a five-star hotel. You can hire one of these houseboats to organise your marriage ceremony. Either you can book a houseboat for the entire wedding or you can hire in just for one particular ceremony and do the rest in a five-star hotel. All these houseboats are in great demand, therefore we suggest that you should book them in advance to have an amazing experience with your guests. The average cost for renting out one room in these majestic-looking houseboats per night is ₹ 25,000.

Beach wedding

Kerala has a huge coastline that is dotted with beautiful beaches. While there are many big and small hotels that organise a beach wedding, we suggest that if your budget permits, then you should choose the LeelaKovalam five-star hotel that is located on a cliff-top with easy access to a beach. This beautiful hotel overlooks the pristine blue Arabian Sea and it offers you world-class services. The average marriage package that includes various services like providing food and accommodation to 150 to 175 guests is around ₹ 40 lakhs.

The mountains are calling

If you love lush green mountains with breath-taking views all around, then also Kerala offers you a range of choices. Many hill stations in this state organise destination-wedding ceremonies for people who come from all over the globe. One of the places that are very popular with a destination wedding planner is the Spice Tree luxury resort which is situated in Munnar. You can get accommodation in this upscale resort by paying ₹ 15,000 per night for a single room (it is the cheapest one, for bigger rooms you have to pay more).

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Perfect places for organising destination weddings.

Last year was completely wasted due to the Covid virus crisis and people are trying to make it up by visiting beautiful places to enjoy a good holiday with their family members. If you are planning to marry shortly, then we suggest that you should organise this beautiful event in one of the many good places for destination weddings. This will allow you and your guests to enjoy both your marriage ceremony as well as a short holiday in an exotic place. In this article, we have put together a list of great places where you can organise beautiful destination weddings that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you don’t have the time or experience to organise such a huge event and you find the whole challenge quite intimidating then simply look through the list of top wedding planners in India and select one who offers you the best deal.

List of top wedding destinations to choose from

Here we have provided you a list of the top wedding destinations that are very popular with the Indian crowd.

Rajasthan

This place is perfect for someone who wants to organise a lavish royal wedding. Rajasthan is steeped in the rich culture and has a large number of hotels that were converted from erstwhile palaces. You can hire one of them and organise a beautiful wedding ceremony that would be fit for the Kings. Many of these hotels and resorts offer an all-inclusive package that includes accommodation, food, and even a small sightseeing trip for the guests.

Uttrakhand

If you love mountains and want to organise your marriage ceremony in the cool environments of green valleys surrounded by lofty mountains, then Uttrakhand is the best option you have if you live in Delhi. There are a large number of hill stations in the state that include, Nainital, Mussourie, Dehradun, and Jim Corbett, which are ideal for organising destination weddings.

Goa

If you want to go to a place that is near the sea and has a fun and exciting environment, then you cannot go wrong with Goa. This state has beautiful hills, amazing riverside gardens, and pristine beaches. It is the perfect place not only for organising its destination wedding but also for enjoying your honeymoon with your better half.

Dubai

This place has also become one of the top destination choices for Indian wedding planners. It has a great connectivity option, beautiful hotels, an amazing environment, and Indian food (there is a huge diaspora from the Indian subcontinent). Therefore, if you are looking for an international city or the facilities but at a reasonable price, then this city is the best option for you.

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THE AUSPICIOUS DAY OF MEHNDI AND ITS SIGNIFIANCE.

Mehndi laga ke  rakhna,  Doli saja ke rakhna,

Lene tuje o gori,  Aayenge tere sajnaa….

 

Who doesn’t love Mehndi isn’t it? That dark red colour with lovely designs will certainly add more beauty to your hands.

The Mehndi ceremony that is conducted one or two days before the wedding day, is considered one of the most important and auspicious ceremonies in the pre-wedding celebration. Just imagine that day when the air is filled with the aura of green Mehndi, kids running, girls groups with all of your close relatives applying mehndi and dancing to your favourite old Bollywood songs. Everyone finding their favourite designs many days prior, then there will be professional henna artists who come to apply mehndi to the guests. Everyone sits together in rounds, singing and joking.

Have you ever asked someone why do we practice this ceremony?

Well, as per the tradition, mehndi or henna is considered as a paste that attracts positivity. So deeper the colour of the bride’s mehndi, the happier the bride and groom’s marriage will be. And the different designs symbolize blessings, joy, love and prosperity. It is also a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity as she begins her journey to a new life. You can also apply the first letter of the groom and ask him to find and this is considered as an indication of love.

Scientifically, mehndi is made from a herb, so when it is applied on the hands and feet, it helps to cool the body, keeps the nerves from being tense and also prevents headaches and fever.  It is also used to prevent stress in the bride before the wedding.

Now let’s look at the dress during the ceremony. Since mehndi is done in the day, you can go for more bright colours. Bright green, which matches the idea of mehndi can be a great choice. You can also go for orange, sky blue, peach, pink etc. People often wear salwar or lehenga during this function, but always remember to keep the sleeves short and more exposing so that you can apply henna on all your hands and legs. What about everyone wearing goggles? Sure that will make you look cool!!

The next important aspect to look for is the venue. Since this is mostly done outdoors, you can keep sofas, beds, cushions and all outside. You can decorate with flowers, colour papers and balloons. DIY is something that is trending nowadays. You can hang origami birds, flowers, lamps etc up there. If you have a large tree, then what are you looking at! Decorate that with all those things and you will get the best place to enjoy the henna at perfect comfort and beauty!! Don’t forget to have a small place for the guests to take photos because any function is incomplete without photo sessions.

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SMALL TOUCHES TO ENSURE GUEST COMFORT.

You may probably think that it is your big day and why do you need to focus on other people, but aren’t they the ones for whom you are doing all the arrangements in the first place, so why don’t do it flawlessly! Especially in Indian culture it is said ‘Atithi Devo Bhava!’ means ‘guests are equivalent to God’ so making sure that they are relived and enjoying your wedding may be blissful for you also.

All the guests are important:

You may have invited a lot of people from both sides, some family, some friends, some long lost cousins and extended family, and no matter if you are personally close to them or not they have come to your big day and so they are as important as any other guest. Don’t let them feel that they don’t belong there.

Here are some ideas that can help you provide your guests with a lovely experience throughout your wedding.

HAMPERS AND PERSONALISED GIFTS-

Show them how grateful you are to have them even before and also after the wedding, you can send sweets or chocolates along with an invitation and can give a personal touch by writing a note to the special ones. Also for them to have something to remember the great time they had, hand them a goodie package while they leave the venue. Provide them with snacks and daily essentials like moisturizer, sunscreen, or sanitizers to greet them when they arrive!

MAKE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GAME STRONG –

Keep posting pictures and don’t forget to mention your squad. Make a hashtag and update all the guests with the day-to-day preps and let them get excited about your big day coming. You can also send them an email about the ceremonial schedules, share GPS locations of your venue, and don’t let them miss anything.

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION –

Try and accommodate all the guests at the same place, this way guests will get to mingle with each other and if the venue itself has an accommodation facility then it’s perfect. This way you don’t have to worry about the time to time transportation. Pick up and drop from stations or airports will be the cherry on the cake and your guests would appreciate your thoughtful gesture!

AMBIENCE AND SITTING – make sure there are adequate seating arrangements made. There should be a proportionate number of tables and chairs, plenty of leg space for them to move around and get comfortable. Now décor may seem to you as one of the aspects that just have to look good but it should also feel good, the bright colors and tacky stuff may also bring solace if used appropriately.

MANAGE THE TIMELINE – The smart planning will be not to line up ceremony after ceremony without having breaks in between. Give yourself and your guests some time. Also, try not to start any of the ceremonies very late, be punctual about it. It will save time and you and your guest will enjoy everything without any hurry.

FOOD AND DRINKS– Keep on checking that your guests are fed and well hydrated. To accommodate everyone it is best to create a menu with various options. And if any of your guests have any special requirements because of their dietary restrictions, try to fulfill that. Serve drinks and sodas in between.

KEEP THE THING GOING – If you have a little longer gap between two ceremonies, don’t let your guests get bored, tell your photographer to click their pictures during the extra time, play songs, engage them with something, a selfie booth or a picture-perfect spot will also do!

GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT –Setting a play area for kids will help the mommies unwind, loosen up and have some fun of their own. If possible, you can place a big projector screen in a garden or somewhere for guests to chill and have fun. A planned surprise flash mob for all the shy uncles and aunties will bring the best out of them. Play fun games and keep them busy.

DRESSCODE setting a dress code for a function, for example, wear orange or green for mehndi or pastel outfits for Sangeet, will set up a whole mood in the ceremony and your guests won’t feel left out. These little things would make them feel special.

THEIR ROLE IN THE WEDDING – don’t let them forget that they are welcome, give your guests some kind of responsibility or a chance to help you. This way they would know that they also play a part in all the niceties going and that they are important. Insist them in dancing, singing and take part in the activities.

SALON AT HOME FOR THE LADIES –Who doesn’t like getting ready! Provide your female guests with makeup and hairstyling experts, who may help them look gorgeous. You can also arrange a spa and facial routine for your girl gang!

After making every possible attempt to give them comfort, don’t forget to ask them if they still need anything or if something is bothering them. And just remember, it’s the little things that matter the most!

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YOUR PERFECT WEDDING ATTIRE.

Having the wedding of your dreams starts with two things – finding your partner for life, and the perfect attire for your special day. Choosing a wedding dress is an event of a lifetime, your dress sets the tone of your wedding day and is a reflection of your personality and style but when it comes to wedding planning, there’s nothing quite as panic-inducing as being unable to find the perfect wedding dress. With endless options to choose from, the most overwhelming part of choosing a dress is narrowing down the style that best suits you. With so many dresses to choose from, it might take longer for you to find “The One.”

When shopping for your wedding dress, start early and set a budget. You can look for some of these tips before choosing the dress.

 

  • FIND STYLES YOU LIKE browse styles you like, look in magazines, Pinterest, internet and save some of the styles you like.

 

  • MAKE APPOINTMENTS Look for the wedding stylists around you and make timely appointments early so that you can have an ample amount of time to do the changes and fittings. Try the wedding dress and ask your friends and family for recommendations! Also, make sure you catch up with hair-stylist and makeup artist as well with the dress.

 

  • THINK YOUR SHAPE Know your body shape and pay close attention to how the dress fits your body type and whether it’s accentuating your best features and de-emphasizing your insecurities. Some of you may have lost kgs to fit into your dream dress but then again look if it suits you well or not. Well, nobody would ever want to be in a loose dress on the big day!

 

  • KNOW YOUR BUDGET Wedding dress is the most expensive clothing item you will ever buy. Make sure you visit each boutique telling them your budget. This way you’ll only try on dresses that you can afford to fall in love with. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of alterations, too.

 

  • ACCESSORY CHECK If you already have decided on the accessories, make sure you look for the dresses that match with it or vice versa.

 

  • COLOUR MAKES THE DIFFERENCE – Whether its red, golden or cream, every wedding lehenga has its own speciality and uniqueness but then it’s only you who knows which colour suits you the most. Look out for the colour that makes the outfit look better when you are wearing it!

 

  • BE YOU Remember, your dress needs to portray who you are. If you think that red lehenga and curls would suit you, go for it. Nobody has the right to stop you from being you on your big day. Just be true to yourself!

 

  • THE COUPLE MATCH Your wedding day and dress should be about you as a couple. Make sure you both have that same colour combination with your attire.

 

  • TRUST YOUR JUDGEMENT Once you’ve found your dream wedding dress, you’ll know. Don’t rush the decision, take your time and don’t give in to pressure from other people, however well-intentioned. If it feels right to you and makes you feel the very best version of yourself, your job is done.

Don’t be discouraged if you do not find your dream dress in the first store. While some brides say “Yes!” to the very first dress they try on, others feel the need to try on more. You’ll know it when you find it!

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