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Best way to use origami in your wedding décor

Paper Origami Cranes
banquet in rohini
These look so refreshing and cute! Super easy to make and cute to hang, it accounts as one of the best DIY wedding décor

Paper Lanterns
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An innovative idea for your Mehendi decor, these hanging from a tree lend a very foresty vibe, perfect to add colour to an outdoor setting!

Paper Umbrellas
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This paper umbrella photo-booth is so funky and easy to do! It lends a cute backdrop for photos and can be done by yourself with a little help from your friends as well you can also use them to serve alone with mocktails and cocktails

Mix-and-Match Paper Lanterns
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Another quirky way to use origami in the Mehendi decor it is to mix and match a lot of colourful lanterns available in the market.

Paper Mache Backdrop
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This floral wall has been made using paper mache roses for an engagement ceremony. Such a refreshing change from the same old flowery decor! And it really does stand out!

Paper quilling
paper quilling
These paper strings or buntings are so simple yet adorable! Here they have been hung on top of a swing, which makes for such a cute and colourful backdrop! Perfect for a Mehendi or Haldi function!

Paper Flower Balls
paper flower
OMG! Don’t these look amazing? These can be hung on the ceiling for day or night functions, and can be customised to any colour theme… they lend such a dreamy vibe to the decor!

Paper Flowers
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These paper flowers lend a very personal and cozy feel to centrepieces, definitely standing out from the routine floral decorations!

Best places to propose your loved one in 2017

1.Go Underwater
UNDERWATER WEDDING
If your girl enjoys adventure sports, there’s no better way to win her heart than taking her for scuba diving at Lakshadweep or the Andamans. Underwater proposals can be super fun and absolutely unexpected! Just make sure that your loved one is not struggling underwater and is obviously a trained swimmer.

2.On a road trip
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Road trips are romantic and if you can take up the challenge take your loved one to the highest altitude probably in ladakh and pool off your proposal there it will surely leave them into splits . just Make sure that you check the weather before going down on one knee – you don’t want your moment marred by heavy snowfall or landslide!

3.Fin a Log Cabin in Landour
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If you want a spectacular view to set the scene for your romantic gesture but she finds beauty in simplicity you can’t go wrong with Landour! This little town just above Mussoorie will leave her asking for more.

4.Hot air Balloon ride in Jaipur
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Fancy a hot-air balloon is something you should try many resorts offer that all you have to do is to book a hot air balloon ride above the resort for extra brownie points and save the question for when you’re cozied up in the air!

5.Goa
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Goa tops the list of places for romantic proposals. Imagine yourself as you kneel in the sand with the picture-perfect backdrop of an orange-pink sunset and the sound of waves gently lapping the shore in the background.

6.Amidst in the valley of flowers
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Die-hard romantics are known to give a flower or a bunch of flowers to their girl on every occasion to celebrate. Picture yourself asking her to marry you, while surrounded by the most beautiful flowers at the valley of flowers.

7.At the Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi
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You can manage to sneak in without hoards of school kids on excursions, the Nehru Planetarium is absolutely magical. It’s the closest you will come to being close to the stars while still being in Delhi.

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
bride in pink
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
quote for marriage
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,
groom in off white
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
flower crown for bride
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
rajasthan destination wedding
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
Bridal lehenga
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
bridal gown
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
salwaar suit
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
bride on wedding day
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?”
choreography

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
food at banquet hall
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
pre wedding rituals
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
pre wedding shoot
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
haldi ceremony
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
haldi ceremony
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
respecting your elders
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.