Wedding trends of 2016

Birdcages in decor
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Yes, they ware very pretty but we can’t just take it anymore tired of seeing birdcages in almost every element of the decor! Please guys, switch to cane baskets or glass bottles and many other unexplored things.

Genda phool decor for mehendi
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Yes, genda phool looks very Indian and is the best option for the mehendi- but that doesn’t mean that you cover everything with it.guys- you have other options to opt for like mogra or jasmine instead, which looks refreshing now after all the marigold to be honest!

Brides in bright pink
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Guys, we know bright pink was like the ‘it’ hue the past couple of, but now get over it! It’s not a classic colour like red, and maybe it’s time to experiment with some cool new hues like blush pink or grey!

Kundan bridal necklaces
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Almost every second bride is seen in the long hanging kundan necklace look. It’s getting pretty predictable to be honest, and maybe it’s time you give that a rest.

Old wedding quotes
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Please no more ‘Welcome to our beginning’ and ‘Mrs Always Right’ quotes hanging around the wedding decor- it’s just too done to death! Instead come up with something personalised and creative.

Grooms in off whites,
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Grooms are mostly seen with off-whites and creams its high time that there is some serious experimentations done with the groom’s looks go for some other colors or patterns for that matter.

Flower crowns
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High time that the bride thinks of something more creative to wear on her mehndi cause clearly we cannot take the flower crowns anymore.

Goa or Rajasthan destination wedding
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Yes, they are pretty and accessible, but there are so many more places for a destination wedding in India! Give an offbeat location or ‘rarer’ destination wedding locations a shot.

Decor And Theme ideas At Indian Wedding Venues

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To make your wedding a very memorable one, you have got to do something different. Sit and brainstorm the same with your wedding planner, and we are sure you would come up with mind blowing ideas. To make it easier for you, we have decided to pitch in with some of the ideas we have seen around, which you can use as inspiration.

Curly mandaps

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If you are having an outdoor wedding, let the theme be a curly one. There would be plenty of Satin and Silk off-White to Cream sheets draped right above the mandap, in curles and layers- creating an illusion of calm waves over the zone where the main rituals would be held.

Romantic gentle weddings

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To create more romance with the ambiance around, and if you are having an outdoor mandap for the rituals to take place in, play with soft dim lanterns as lighting options.

Neon decor

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Neon decor for the reception lawn or the courtyard comes right in time for Winter weddings. The look is very unique and fantasy like for sure, with waterfall flower arrangements on the circumference of the lawn.

Different Types of Indian Bridal Attires

If you are looking for a concise resource for your Indian bridal outfit inspiration, then you have landed at the right page. We have collated the must-have Indian bridal outfits for different brides and gives you the freshest takes on this season’s favorite Indian bridal outfits.

Read on and stay inspired. You are sure to find that perfect one.

1.Lehenga – Classic Look
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The twirl of the lehengas is magical and Indian weddings are incomplete without it. Available in several colors, cuts, and silhouette, you have numerous choices.
• Long Kurta with Lehenga Choli – The magnificent look of long kurtis with the dazzle of the lehenga skirt, complements each other to create a unique look.
• Crop Top with Lehenga- This season there is nothing hotter than showing off your toned shoulders with droolicious choker style trinkets to go with the crop tops.
• Jackets – Don’t like to show off your skin? Opt for jacket style lehengas with multiple layers for a princess charming look.

2. Saree – Truly Indian Look
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Saree is ever-green. A traditional and classic choice of Indian bridal outfit, you can always depend of the saree to lend the perfect bridal poise.
• Drape style – The drape style of the saree varies with each region and culture. From stunning South IndianSilk sarees to Banarsi Silk sarees and designer saree, the list is just endless.
• Fusion Sarees – For the adventurous bride who likes to experiment, fusion sarees take the best out of both the traditional and western world.

3.Gown – Sophisticated Look
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Designed to turn heads, the Desi variant of the western bridal gowns is now creating huge waves in the fashion industry. Up the glamour quotient with the sophisticated and classy look of Indian bridal gowns.
• Princess Look – For an elegant princess look who has always dreamt a fairy tale wedding, bridal gown is the best choice.
• Cuts & Silhouette – Spectacular subdued cuts set in different silhouettes, the bridal gown, is dramatic and glamorous.

4.Anarkali- Elegant Look
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This yesteryear’s fashion is making a comeback and taking centre stage at all Indian bridal fashion shows. The Anarkali is a stylish bridal ensemble that is apt for pre-wedding occasions like Sangeet or Mehendi.
• All in the Flair – The flair of the Anarkali is perfect for adding appeal to your Indian bridal outfit.
• Floor-length Anarkali- Go a step further with floor length Anarkalis that act as a great canvas for modern styles and cuts.

5.Salwar Kameez- Traditional Comfortable Look
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Your pre-wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties give you the perfect occasion to change your look. The modern salwar kameez is the perfect Indian bridal attire.
• Straight Cut Salwar with Palazzo – Stay comfortable and create a fashion forward look with this style.
• Ornate Salwar Suits – It all in the details – choose extensively embroidered and embellished salwars that will make you look ravishing.
• Explore different cuts – One-shouldered salwar suit, high-low cuts and more; there are several options that you can explore to create a unique look.

GIFTS FOR YOUR GROOM

1.DECORATE the bedroom wall
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This is a time when you can reminisce the days gone by to the time that is now, your wedding. Unique and nice, this would be quite a surprise for him. A wedding Mr. And Mrs. Wall frame plaque with pictures from then and now in it would make him all mushy.

2.A personalised note
Like in most cultures, you wouldn’t be allowed to see him and vice-versa before you enter the marriage hall. This is when you can surprise him with a sweet gift; a watch with a note telling him the time and the date where you shall be one with him The thought is more than enough and the feeling in the note would say it all. Send it through your friends over to him, and he would be eager more so to meet you soon.

3.Wedding toast flutes
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There would be many toasts to raise, and these days Indian weddings too have adopted the toasting regime at some weddings. What you could do to make this extra special is to customise wedding toast flutes and long stemmed wine glasses to make the ritual extra special.

4.Send him a happy print
Emulate a print chronicle and write a column or a story of the happy times you have spent with him. Make it like a newsflash worthy to read and reminisce about the story; throw in your sense of humor and add a little punch to the write-up. Get it printed with imagery.

5.Serve him a shot
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Believe us when we say, grooms too have cold feet and panicky feelings at their own weddings, which is why you need to calm him down. What about a shot for the evening; a mini bottle of Bacchus would do him good and keep him smiling. Just one mini bottle that is and the groom would be in good spirits all evening and through the night. Send this to him through a friend an hour before the wedding, provided he isn’t already a shot or two down with his friends.

6.A token for your future
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Life is an adventure, and marriage is one saga undertaken by two. Make this moment a special one for him by showing him what adventures lie ahead. He can carry this on him everyday, since it wouldn’t be too blingy.

7.Keys for the love
Get a lock and key customised on romantic touches and notes, and send him the keys. Let him keep guessing what this would be for. In private time, ask him to unlock your love, in your own ways creative and imaginative.

8.A lucky silver horseshoe

A horseshoe in many cultures is considered to be a lucky wedding charm. Make it a lucky one for him and you, by presenting him one as an accessory or maybe for him to carry around or to hang on his study table.

12 things couples Getting Married Are Tired Of Hearing

1.How are you feeling? Are you excited?


Yes of course Aunty, its My wedding I am likely to be very excited. I am starting my new life all from 0, but I don’t like the fact that you are more excited than I am.

2.How’s the guy? What is his profession? and salary?

Ahem. Ahem. I am marrying a guy. Of course he is good that is why I have agreed to marry him. And yes of course I would like to keep the salary of my would be hubby to myself. Thank You Namastey.

3.Love Marriage or Arranged?
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What is the fundamental reasoning behind asking this question every time a couple gets married? How are the local aunties even remotely related or should be concerned to know whether at all it was a arranged flick or a love one.

4.How did you guys meet?

Now the poor couple has to sit and tell and tell their story of romance if it was a love marriage and this question is obviously not for people who got into a arranged setup.

5.Did you go for a background check?
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Overly concerned aunties literally look in for and dig in for issues to gossip about and what better than the groom’s background check?

6.Where are you going for the honeymoon?

Definitely not your place Aunty definitely.

7.”Have you guys made out yet?”
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Can you please shut up Aunty, please for mankind’s sake enjoy the food and leave.

9.So you guys talk late till night?

Yes aunty, I guess I can talk to my would be atleast. We are getting married I will soon shift to his place and soon will spend my nights with him in real time.Do you have a problem aunty?

10.Where did you get your dress from?It looks so expensive.


No, Aunty got it from Chandni Chowk a fairly good deal you want one?

11.Got the lingerie?

No, Aunty I thought you will get one for me.

12.You will forget us now.

Yes aunty still trying to remember who are you actually?

Are You An Indian In Abroad? Five Ways to Add an Indian Touch to Your Wedding

Paint it Red
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Red or maroon outfits are considered to the traditional wedding outfits in India, if you think that pure maroon will look quite out of place in a foreign country you can pair a white lengha or saree with an embroidered red dupatta for a finish that will pay homage to the authentic Indian bride in red.

Dual celebrations

For couples confused about how to combine ceremonies and rituals from two different cultures, a double ceremony is the perfect solution Traditional Indian ceremonies are often held in the morning because it’s considered an auspicious time of day; if you’re opting for two ceremonies, consider scheduling one in the morning and one later in the day right before the cocktail hour.

Mehendi

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Even if you’re not wearing a traditional Indian wardrobe, it doesn’t mean you can’t add some Indian tradition to your look. Deeply colored mehendi designs are a stunning standout when contrasted with an elegant white gown.

Get Desi with the Pre-Wedding Parties

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Some live music and dance performances to your rehearsal dinner to turn it into a glamorous sangeet. The party can even turn into a pre-wedding dance class: hire traditional bhangra or garba dancers to entertain everyone.

Food
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We already know the path to anyone’s heart is through their stomach — the same of course applies to your guests! Incorporating some lip-smacking desi dishes to your menu is an easy (and tasty!) way of adding Indian style to your celebration.

What makes Indian weddings authentic?

Pre-wedding rituals
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Pre-wedding rituals are a very important part of Indian weddings. They are considered to be auspicious and promising for the forthcoming wedding, creating excitement and cheer among relatives and close friends.

Haldi ceremony
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The haldi ceremony is an auspicious ritual performed by the family of the bride and the groom before the wedding day. Generally, the bride and groom have separate haldi ceremonies. Family members and of the bride and groom apply the haldi and milk paste on the bride/groom’s skin. This yellow paste is thought to brighten and even the skin tone and is applied on one of the days prior to the wedding ceremony.

Mehendi
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The Mehendi event is a colorful celebration held the night before the wedding, which is traditionally celebrated by the women on the bride’s side of the family but nowadays people prefer doing mehendi ceremonies in banquets and gents are also invited. Guests create a festive atmosphere by dressing in bright colors, singing traditional wedding songs, and dancing to popular music.

Wedding ceremony

A traditional wedding ceremony consists of a series of religious rituals that unite not only the bride and groom, but also their families. In the Indian culture, maintaining close ties with immediate and extended family is crucial. Indian weddings are not only a celebration of union of the bride and groom but also it is a crucial union of both the families, the bride’s and groom’s.

Baraat

Accompanied by his family and friends in a festive procession known as the baraat, the groom arrives at the entrance of the wedding venue on a horse or a car or maybe a carriage it’s a fun and frolic affair where the family members and friends dance on the beats of the band. The bride’s family at the entrance to the wedding venue meets the baraat.

Milni (Meeting of the Families)

The bride’s family greets the groom’s family with a welcoming ritual. Relatives of the bride and groom embrace and greet each other with garlands.

Arrival of the Bride

The bride enters the hall and is escorted to the center stage where the throne for the bride and groom is placed by her brothers, sisters and friends under a sheet (chadaar)

Jai Mala

Once the bride approaches the mandap, the bride and groom exchange floral garlands, signifying their acceptance of one another.

Kanyadaan

At this point, the bride’s father pours sacred water in his daughter’s hand and places her hand in the groom’s hand, officially giving away his most precious gift to the groom. The groom’s sister or cousin then ties the end of the groom’s scarf to the bride’s sari with betelnuts, coins and rice, symbolizing unity, prosperity and happiness.

Mangal Phere (Circling the Sacred Fire)
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The bride and groom walk around the sacred fire seven times keeping in mind the four aspirations in life: Dharma,Artha), Karma and Moksha.The bride, representing divine energy, leads the groom in the first three rounds, while the groom leads in the last four rounds, signifying balance and completeness.

Aashirvaad (Blessings for the Married Couple)
Women from both families whisper blessings into the bride’s ear. The couple then bows down to the priest, their parents and elder relatives to receive their final blessings. The guests shower the newlywed couple with flowers and rice to wish them a long and happy marriage.

7 awkward wedding traditions Indian Couples Go

1.Pre Wedding shoots
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Nowadays pre wedding photoshoots are trending, and every couple has to go through the horror of goofy faces. In India most of marriages are arranged Marriages and giving cozy poses and acting to feel the love that does not even exist in the couple before wedding in front of the over exaggerated setup of studios and cameras is nothing but AWKWARD.

2.Haldi ceremony
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Haldi ceremony is indeed a very funny wedding tradition in India, the groom sits half naked in front of tons of women and get a free haldi pack everywhere on his body, especially the face! And the smell of haldi is also no close to rose elixir.

3.Talking about the night
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When super excited aunties tease them about their first night & give advice based purely on personal experience, I am sure neither the groom nor the bride wants to advise on this topic atleast! Also hearing to loose comments like, “Haaye! Haaye! Ruka nahi ja raha hoga ab toh…” and “Ghabrana mat bilkul.”

4.Mehendi
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The girl is made somewhere equivalent to Thakur in Sholay mehndi is applied all over her arms and its in so detail it takes hour to dry up, and the poor women has to request people for everything from feeding her to help her drink some water. She becomes dependent for All the vital tasks which becomes very funny for people to watch.

5.The over-rated aashirwads
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Relatives build a pyramid of gifts on their laps & simultaneously expect them to take aashirwads, the bride is expended to bend and touch feet of every elder and take their blessings while wearing a lehnga which weight three times more than her.

6.The ART OF SMILING
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The couple is supposed to maintain a permanent smile on their whole time. I seriously pity the couples and their jawlines, it would just hurt so badly.They might not be able to do it but are they even given a choice? NO!

7.SWEETDISHES
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And of course! The tonnes of laddoos that they are forced to have after every second. Because, ‘Mooh meetha karna toh banta hai!’, the couple is soo stuffed by the end of the ceremony I don’t think they will ever want to have sweet dishes again atleast till 3 month.

Thanksgiving gifts on your wedding for your loved ones

1. Say it with a postcard
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What you could do is to choose a lovely couple picture from the wedding album, and emboss a thank you note on it. Wrap it up and give the same to the recipients in person. The picture postcard could have the date of the wedding, the couple on it and some cool graphics that make it a mushy and an emotional affair.

2. Wall hangings
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A plate in neutral tones made from pottery or ceramic, with pretty cute hand drawn designs or romantic notes on it can be a good thank you gifting option. This would be best to give the office colleagues that have done so much for you and have helped made this wedding a success..

3. Wines
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Don’t forget the hard work put in by your guy friends. All the physical work and running to and fro.working their way up ensuring every single detail and logistic at the wedding was nothing short of being a perfect one. From the lights to the decor, to running around and managing transport and more, they did it all for you.

4. Aromatic candles for the lovely grandparents
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Without the blessings of our elders, a marriage isn’t a successful one. This is why, our grandparents do their best to be present at the wedding and to provide as much as help as they can. They have been around to help with advise and pitched in to make the wedding a success too.

5. Gift out favour tags to the little ones
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Don’t forget that the little ones too have had a big role to play at your wedding. Their innocent smiles, their laughter and the sheer joy they bring was enough to spruce up the ambience around. Moreover. So thanking them for their time is a must as well, because everyone needs to feel special! You could present them with favour tags!

6. Pendants for the bridesmaids
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Another way to thank your bridesmaids, would be to present them with cute pendants, maybe normal silver pendants or customized pendants with the names of the bridesmaids on it.This could be made from metal and embossed with their names personally. You could also have glass or crystal pendants on silver chains as well. The choices are limitless, and it speaks of a gratitudinal act too.

7. A special tag for dad
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Dad has always been the first man, the first-ever you interacted with in all your life. Your first best friend, every girl wants a husband like her dad. He has managed your life, your emotions and your career too, with all the ups and downs involved. Today as you walked down the mandap, dad made it special by handing you over to the groom. He has worked so hard to make you who you are, and into a lovely person – a special tag is the best way to appreciate his love.

A Complete Checklist On Choosing A Reputed Wedding Planner

Be clear on your requirements
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Ideally You should look for a professional wedding planner who will arrange a full-service wedding to the tee with all cultural and traditional details kept in mind, You may also need them to help you choose the wedding location and the right vendors too, and a coordination head who will report all the progress to you.

Why wedding planner?
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Why hire a wedding planner and add more costs, you ask? There are many reasons as to why like You save big time on your energy, You get to focus on other wedding tasks, You get to focus on yourself and you henceforth, you save a lot of money.

What to keep in mind?
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Before you start talking to wedding planners, sit with your fiance and finalize the following;
1. Your budget
2. The number of guests on the list to be invited
3. The date of the wedding
4. The theme of the wedding
5. Your vision of the wedding

BEFORE WHEN FINALIZING A WEDDING PLANNER?

Firstly, you need wedding planners who are easy to contact and responsive to your needs. If they don’t return your calls promptly or don’t seem organized, look elsewhere, Make sure you speak to a previous client that has been serviced by the planner. Recommendations will help you understand the work pattern of your wedding planner better, Beware of wedding planners who are getting commissions for recommending certain vendors, Make sure that you like the taste and style of your wedding planner– you want your big day to reflect your personality and be ‘you’. If your wedding planner shares your sense of aesthetic, nothing like it! Like any vendor, you’ll want to have a clear contract with your wedding planner that spells out their duties, costs and expenses, and deposits and payment schedules, Make sure your wedding planner has not taken more than 1-2 more weddings other than yours in that particular month and has enough time to plan your wedding. Wedding planners that provide full-services in India also help scout the best location, vendors, and venues for the wedding.

Consider the following points
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1. Have they ever used the same venue before?
2. Contingency plans they provide for incase it is bad weather!
3. Do you have to choose only the vendors they have or can you hire from outside?
4. Who pays the vendors-is it all inclusive of the vendor fees or would you have to pay separate!
5. Who checks on with the quality of services provided by the vendor?
6. What if the vendors don’t turn up on time at the wedding venue on the day of the wedding?
7. What logistical planning can one provide as back-ups on the day of the wedding and after that?
8. While the wedding venue is being decked up, who is going to be supervising!
9. Do you have your own team of wedding photographers?
10. Do you have your own bridal makeup and hair team?