Weddings

Working for Weddingwire.in allowed to delve into a mix of lifestyle content – from fashion and makeup to decor and trends, legal applications and human stories – all centred around the grand celebration of every bright-eyed individual’s life.

Here is a collection of articles which I wrote specifically to trends in the Weddings space at this organisation. I invite you to go through the published pieces either on their main portal (links below) or click on the attached PDF versions of these pieces.

Creative Wedding Food Trends for 2019

Devika Narain and Company

Need a bit of insight and some special sense of trend to make your wedding banquet a feast to remember. Here are some of the latest creative food ideas for 2019, which you can add to your wedding buffet and have your guests recall your wedding with equal parts love, taste and charm!

In the land of colour-coordinated weddings, garden variety and orchid fantasies and perfectly placed wedding themes, if there is one thing your guests would forever recall (both fondly and otherwise) is how your feast tasted on their palettes. If you’re planning a wedding that’s one for the books, you cannot afford to let go of this detail and ask your wedding caterer to simply take care of it.

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7 Wedding Stories From 2019 You Need to Catch Now!

Knotting Bells

What makes us such a sucker for wedding stories? It’s a mix of all the emotions that we feel when we read about them, hear about them or even catch them on repeat in our news feed. As the year hits a half-year mark and goes beyond, we count all the wedding stories from 2019 that we are bound to remember.

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PDF version: 7 Wedding Stories From 2019 You Need to Catch Now!

 

4 Retro Theme Party Strands That Lead To A Stellar Sangeet Party

Naach Gaana Vyaah

Organising a retro theme party and wish to work it into perfection. Then don’t fret. We’ve come up with the all-authentic checklist for just this case.

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10 Mehndi Party To-Dos To Easily Set The Stage For Your Festivities

Girl in Pink Photography, Kurla, Mumbai

Holding a Mehndi party? I’m jealous already. While the Mehndi ceremony has been a fun aside during pre-wedding rituals since forever, organising it as a party is a much sweeter ball game. Here’s a checklist for everything you need to make your day a grand success.

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PDF version: 10 Mehndi Party To-Dos To Easily Set The Stage For Your Festivities

#JustMarried? Update Your Wedding Status Online With The Definitive Dos And Don’ts

Israni Photography

The pheras are over and it’s time to take to the rooftops and announce your new wedding status to the world. Here’s how you do it without turning into an annoying spammer.

Congratulations! You’re married. It’s time now to let everyone know about your moment of joy and excitement for the road ahead. Here’s a guide on how to declare your wedding status, where to do it (and where to avoid) alongside the do’s and don’ts involved with the exercise (you don’t want to be branded as a spammer when all you want is to share your delight. Scroll, note and do the needful.

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7 Different Poses You Can Ace By Yourself For Your Bridal Close-Up Shots

Ram Bherwani weddings

Move over fancy! Here’s how you can work and perfect seven unique different poses for your bridal close-up shots without props, acrobatic balancing, holding your breath in and climbing into a bathtub. How? By working these 7 elements of your face.

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Why The Kashi Yatra ceremony Still Makes Sense For Millennial Grooms In India

Focuz Studios

Imagine grooms having a chance to escape matrimony a day before the marriage ceremony? Here’s exploring an odd, yet fun pre-wedding ceremony that’s part of a South Indian wedding – the Kashi Yatra.

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The Magical Mehndi Ceremony Explainer – What’s Done, How And Why!

Ambi Multimedia

‘Mehndi hai rachne wali, haathon par gehri laali…

Kahe sakhiyan, ab kaliyan, haathon par khilne wali hai’

There is no better way to elaborate the significance of these delicate henna designs which blossom on the palms and feet of a bride-to-be. A traditional aspect of the ancient Solah Shringaar, the Mehndi is an inalienable part of an Indian bride’s wedding look. And so’s the ritual around it. We pay homage here to the Mehndi ceremony, explaining what it’s all about and how you would find it in every cultural sub-set in India.

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PDF version: The Magical Mehndi Ceremony Explainer – What’s Done, How And Why!

7 Aadhar Name Change FAQs Most Brides Have Before Applying For A Change In This Document

Madam Planners

With marriage, come legalities. These legalities include paperwork to ensure that you’re linked together in the eyes of the law as man and wife. Though changing your name may be a choice that you’ve decided to make, it makes sense to do it on the record with one of the most important documents that you possess as an Indian citizen – your Aadhar card. In this piece, we explore the common FAQs people have when they explore an Aadhar name change.

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The All-Essential Wedding Planning Checklist To Cover Each And Everything You Need To Do

True Nature Photography

So, you’ve said yes and are truly, maddeningly, gigglingly out of your mind. There are butterflies in your stomach, flutters in your heart and the onslaught of something akin to a headache as you consider what all needs to be done before the two of you finally get on top of that stage, exchange garlands and actually say ‘I Do’. Well, hold your horse right there – we bring you style, structure and clarity with the essential wedding planning checklist that will keep everything in control for you.

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PDF Version: The All-Essential Wedding Planning Checklist To Cover Each And Everything You Need To Do

11 Effective Wedding Shopping Hacks To Smoothly Select The Outfit of Your Dreams

SN Dhiman Photography

When getting ready for your wedding, the toughest thing to do would be the set of wedding shopping trips you would need to take across the city. It would be for your outfit, trousseau, makeup kit and a large number of gifts for everyone involved. There’s also a long list of bridal accessories you would need to complete each of your signature looks.

To help you navigate through it all, here is a list of easy-to-practice wedding shopping hacks to get the most of your grand Indian wedding experience – at a fraction of the total price.

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The 1-2 Step Guide On How To Apply For Marriage Certificate Online in India

The Third Eye Photography

A wedding becomes a wedding when it’s sanctified – in the eyes of the bride and groom, their loved ones, the society at large and even the rules of the land. In this piece, we explore how you can close the last aspect to solemnising your vows together by answering ‘How to apply for a marriage certificate online’.

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PDF version: The 1-2 Step Guide On How To Apply For Marriage Certificate Online in India

Wedding Packing Ideas For Spectacular Return Gifts And Favours

Gracious Wrappers

Glittery, yet beautiful – that’s how all should be for your big day, including the wedding gifts you would present to your new family. Aren’t gifts the best part of every gathering? We get to shower each other with the love and appreciation we carry in our hearts. Social gatherings like the wedding are meant to be a place of reunion for many and this is the right time to bring out the boxes of wrapped surprises and present it to your near and dear ones.

It is not a one way road to gifts, and it works both ways, where you receive gifts for being the centre of all celebrations on your big day as you take the big leap and it is also your responsibility to do the same for your loved ones and make it a vice versa or a round trip.

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The Right Marriage Muhurat by Date of Birth For Your Wedding

Shutter Diaries

Marriage is one of the most sacred things in one’s life. When it comes to planning such an auspicious action, it is obviously important to lock down on the right, auspicious date to ensure that the heavens themselves smoothen the road ahead for you. In this article, we explore how to work this date and time, also called the marriage Mahurut by date of birth methods and choose one for yourself.

For those who believe in an auspicious marriage Muhurat, you may choose to shortlist one by either your date of birth, names or horoscopes.

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Planning an Epic Sangeet Night? Here’s a List of Everything You Need to Look at Before Organising One

Focal Frame by Chan

The Sangeet is the official party for an Indian wedding. A celebration with friends, music and a whole of dance. The bride-to-be decides to show a little swag, the groom and his boys show a little panache. And then, there’s the family – the mums, dads, aunties and uncles.

Whether you’re at a Delhi wedding, or day wedding, a destination wedding or one in Mumbai or Bangalore, we know that this one day is just for us, away from the hectic schedule of the other wedding preparations. A sangeet ceremony is all about which side of the family wins – the groom’s side or the bride’s. That is literally all there is to a sangeet night, well mostly!

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Planning a Bollywood Theme Party for the D-Day? Take a Look at How You Can Make It Exceptional

EventStory

Believe that you’re the Sridevi and Shahrukh Khan of your own story? Here’s how you can make this love for Bollywood public during your big-ticket celebration. Enter a Bollywood theme party and how it can be a part of any of your ceremonies.

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Nailing Your Mehndi Wedding Theme: A Lesson From The Experts

Mahima Bhatia Photography

A Mehndi ceremony these days is all about a sunny, fun day with all the women who matter in your life – your mother, grandmother, sister, siblings, soul sisters and brigade of friends. Thinking in terms of Mehndi decoration, you would talk about pop inspirations, vibrant colours and styles, favours and giveaways. And you know what would be better? Combining these elements with your wedding day as well.

Piqued? We bring you an Indian wedding theme idea which will work wonders for you – the one and only Mehndi wedding theme!

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The Jaw-dropping Christian Wedding Dress Worn by Meghan Markle and the Royal Wedding Is a Fairytale for Inspiration

The moment has come! Meghan Markle walked up the steps, took her vows and became the Duchess of Sussex in a beautiful ceremony. And we’re still dreamy-eyed over her choice of the royal wedding dress – the white Givenchy gown, with a 16-foot veil that swept the stairs of the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Wow! While the world celebrated, we thought of picking the bridal fashion cues which we could from it. We hope that these help you during your wedding shopping expedition for your own Christian wedding dress.

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Wedding Announcements Done Right: Lessons from Sonam Kapoor Wedding

(Image Courtesy: Business Recorder)

It’s that time of the year again, when we, as a celeb-obsessed nation get ready to take cues from the next big wedding around the corner – the Sonam Kapoor Anand Ahuja wedding, due on Tuesday, May 8. And as we wait to wonder (and wow) at their choice in gala ceremonies, bridal outfits, wedding dance songs and more, here’s something that may satiate that hunger. We begin by examining their wedding announcements and the why’s behind the timed declarations.

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Make Your Wedding Fun – A Curated List of Unique Ideas

Twogether Studios

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas?

Thinking of how you’re going to have a good time on your D-Day? And ensure that it’s as talked about as all the wedding you’ve been obsessively stalking on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest? It’s possible! We bring you a few ideas to make your wedding fun – think on similar lines and include them in your wedding plan.

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10 Stunning Mandap Decoration Ideas You Need Before Your D-day

Kanan Photos
Blessed be, at the ceremonial Vedi, underneath the stars (or even in the banquet hall where you choose to hold your wedding). The walk down the aisle to the altar where you take your vows with your better half makes the mandap one of the most important arrangements of the wedding.
This is considered as a sacred place where you mark the beginning fo your new life of happiness and togetherness and your fairytale “happily ever after” also begins here. The mandap decoration ideas in the contemporary market are many and all the B-town weddings in the past year that are flaunted in the magazines and social media platforms have raised the bar.

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Planning a Wedding? Bookmark These Do’s and Don’Ts and Guarantee Yourself an Unforgettable Wedding Celebrations

KB Photography

Planning a wedding ceremony? Sweat it now, think it through and we ensure you that it will closely resemble the dream you’re chasing after! The Wedding planning process is a biggie – with scales and coordination which can shame any Delhi or Mumbai exec to another plane. Officewalahs – this is hard work. It has it all – budgeting, financing, lead generation, calls on calls, recce trips, fitting sessions, seating, remembering gifts and guests with deft ease. And still managing to look ten million bucks after it all!

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3 Kinds of Wedding Problems That Can Dampen Your Big Day

The Third Eye Photography

A wedding is an easy task, said nobody. It’s a tough cookie to crumble, with the amount of planning, negotiations and lists to sort to get your day and your events just right. It involves negotiations with all of your vendors, your partner, parents and close relatives. Everything from the wedding budget, the wedding venue, caterers, decorators and even the pandit requires a close eye. And no, we aren’t jinxing it, but these discussions can turn into minor headaches and then, major wedding problems if they are not handled correctly.

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