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Bigger and Better

Bigger and Better

The last three years have been all about intimate and minimalist weddings that we totally fell in love with. However, the pomp and glory of a full-blown celebration is something that we have all missed. This year, the wedding industry is seeing a resurgence of trends that are sure to be a part of your celebration. From decor to ensembles, couples want everything that screams bigger and better.
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1.Big Statement Florals 

Although we absolutely adore the dainty floral centre pieces that have adorned our guest tables and floral installations around the venue, this year, a couple want floral pieces that will really stand out and look magnificent. A splash of colour like hues of red, orange, purple, pink, yellow, and blue to add depth and vibrancy to your decor will make it appear more contemporary than retro!

2. Big and Bold Colour Scheme

This year, couples are choosing to go bold with colour choices and schemes. Not just small bursts of colour here and there, but major colour blocking in terms of decor, food, and clothes will be seen this year. Though the classics will forever remain a safe and easy choice, vibrant colour palettes like dusty blue and orange, cinnamon rose, emerald, hot pink, gold, etc. are some you can experiment with this season.

3. Over-the-top Farewells

Sparkler send-offs were all the rage, but now people are realising the dangers of using a sparkler when you’re having a good time. Since send-offs are a huge part of any wedding, couples have moved on from sparklers to pillar candles, streamers, colourful balloons, petals, and even bubbles. Not only are they safe to use, but just think of the amazing photographs you will have post-wedding.

4. Let them eat cake!

Although naked cakes and not-cake cakes are fresh, modern, and contemporary, nothing beats a good old-fashioned wedding cake. Decadent buttercream with a spongy cake is honestly something that we all look forward to. This year, over-the-top cakes are back in style among couples. Customising and personalising it to suit couples’ needs is taking over this season.

5. Shimmer/Shine and Big Floral 

This season, brides are looking to sparkle up their gowns. Shimmer is high on the list of things that brides want this year. A glitter net layer is for anyone who is looking to shake things up and go for a bold and stunning look.Another trend that is making headlines this season is big floral lace patterns, which are perfect if you want to make a bold statement. Big floral laces on gowns look tasteful and scream vintage.


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Bigger and Better

Bigger and Better

Every aspect of buying your wedding gown is exciting. Be it trying on a gown for the first time or finally saying yes to “the one.” Amidst all this, one major stage of this process is your fittings and alterations. This will have to be the most important stage of getting your wedding gown. To ensure a hassle-free fitting, trial, and alteration process, it is essential that brides have all the information they need to make an informed decision. There are a few important questions that needs to be discussed with bridals consultants before saying yes.

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1. How many fittings are needed? How long will the alterations take?

Be sure to ask your consultant about the timeline for alterations and trials. This allows you and your bridal house to plan your schedules. If gown resizing is all that is needed, alterations shouldn’t take more than two hours. Try to get alterations and fittings done on the same day. This avoids the hassle of visiting the bridal boutique multiple times. 

2. Extra costs, if any

Sometimes, gowns may need a little extra detailing in the form of lace patches or stonework. Check with your bridal consultant to see if these extras are included in the gown price or if they must be purchased separately. This will avoid confusion in the future and help rearrange your gown budget a little to accommodate the extra costs.


3. What to wear to fittings

Fittings are one of the most important stages because they determine how you will appear on your wedding day. Therefore, to ace your fitting, wear things that you intend to wear for your wedding. from jewelry to shoes and shapewear. This will give you and your consultant an idea of the kind of alterations that need to be done to your gown. 

4. Will my gown be prepped and steamed before delivery?

The last thing you want is to walk down the aisle in a wrinkled gown. This has to be one of the easiest questions to ask, but quite easy to forget. Ideally, your gowns will go through a thorough steaming and preparation process before delivery. In the event you do notice a few wrinkles, make sure to take a steamer along to the venue to steam out those last-minute wrinkles.

5. Pre- and post-wedding support

Your wedding gown needs extra love and care before and after the wedding. Make sure to ask your bridal consultants for tips that will help your gown last a lifetime. At least 3–4 days before the wedding, make sure to let your gown air out and get back in shape. Make sure to steam it to remove the creases. Post-wedding, make sure to get rid of any stains immediately using trusted dry cleaners. After that, make sure to stuff the gown with acid-free tissue and store it in the plastic bag provided by the bridal boutique.


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The Veil Story

The Veil Story

You have chosen the perfect gown that accentuates your silhouette and portrays your personality. Now, it is time to choose one major part that will complete your entire wedding day look —your veil. Your veil is the biggest factor that will add a mystical elegance to your big day. But with all the various factors that you may have to consider before deciding on a veil, it can be frustrating.These can include your dress, location, veil length, and much more.

However, you don’t have to worry, as we have got you covered. This blog will give you a few tips to consider while selecting your veil.

1. Your Dress

Your wedding gown plays a huge role in the type of veil you end up selecting. Examine your gown carefully, paying special attention to the lace, beading, or stone work. Be sure to include some small element that is part of your gown on the veil as well. As suggested by experts, if you have a gown that is heavy on lace, appliqué, or embellishments, your safest bet is to select a veil that is minimal to let your gown shine bright. On the other hand, if you have a gown that is minimalistic in nature, a pearl-studded veil or an embellished veil is the way to go. If you have special elements that you would like to show off in your gown, choose a veil that doesn’t interfere with these elements.

2. Location

While selecting a veil, you must be practical as well. Consider the location of your wedding. In the event you have an outdoor wedding, you will have to think about sand, dirt, and wind. Therefore, a long, cathedral-length veil is not advisable. Additionally, look at the weather too. If you live in a humid climate, you should consider purchasing a veil that does not stick to your skin and is made of a light material.


3. Veil Colour 

The colour of the veil you choose also plays a huge role. Usually, the most common colours for veils are ivory, champagne, and pure white. Be sure to choose a veil that complements your skin tone as well as your gown colour. Additionally, be sure to check the veil in different lights, i.e., natural sunlight as well as artificial lighting. This will give you an idea of how the veil will come across on the big day. 

4. Length of the Veil  

Veils are available in a variety of lengths these days. Some of the most popular are cathedral, chapel, elbow, knee, etc.-length veils. There are various factors that may influence your decision on the length of the veil. Firstly, if you have a train, you need to ensure that the length of your veil is longer than the train and doesn’t clash. If you have an elaborate train, you can also go for something that is at fingertip or elbow level. This will show off your show-stopper train. 

5. Your Hairstyle

Your hairstyle also plays a huge role when deciding on a veil. Depending on the hairstyle you choose with your hairstylist, you may want a veil that shows off your up-do. If you have a French twist or Chignon, you want to put it on display. For such a hairstyle, you need to choose a veil that can be placed under your bun. Additionally, look at the weight of the veil as well. You will need a hairstyle that will be able to bear the weight of the veil as well as the tiara if you’re wearing one. 



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Minimalist Wedding

Minimalist Wedding

For generations, we have played around with the idea that a big, fat wedding is the only way for a couple to enjoy their wedding day. But COVID has made us think differently. COVID has normalised small, intimate, downsized, and budget weddings. After years of trying to pull off an extravagant event, planning for something small and within a stipulated budget can get intimidating. A low-budget wedding does not have to mean foregoing wedding-related dreams.All it means is that you get to be creative and smart with all the minute details of your big day. But with a few tips from us, it is sure to be a walk in the park.
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1. Draft a Wedding Budget Plan  

One of the most important things to remember before planning your wedding is to prepare a budget and follow it religiously. With a well-allocated budget, you will be able to plan for every minute detail you want to include in your wedding. This will also ensure that you don’t overspend on the smaller aspects of the wedding. Making smart decisions at this stage of wedding planning will ensure a well-planned and enjoyable wedding.

2. Choose a Gown Package 

When you visit a boutique to look for gowns, inquire if they have package discounts. This essentially means that bridal boutiques may give you a discount when you buy your gown and accessories from them. It is hassle-free as you won’t have to go hunting for accessories like a veil, tiara, bouquets, etc. With all of them available under one roof, the amount of time spent bridal shopping is cut in half, and in return, you get to invest a little bit of your gown budget into other aspects of your wedding.


3. Cake from a Home Baker 

Your cake is one of the most important decisions you will make at your wedding. But it will also be the one factor that will burn a hole in your pocket. While it may be quite fancy to get a huge three-tiered, fondant-lined, and sugar-flower cake from a well-known place, it is not economical. Rather, choose a home baker that you know and have sampled cakes from. This will not only bring down the cost but also ensure quality for the money spent.

4. Say no to an Open Bar 

When planning an intimate and low-cost wedding, an open bar is a no-no.Avoid a full bar menu and restrict it to two cocktails and wine. A bit of research and some insight will help you choose wine brands that are good and inexpensive. A signature cocktail highlighting the couple’s characters is a great way to make the entire experience more intimate.

5. Ditch the DJ or band and have a personalised playlist

Choose a personalised playlist that includes top hits and favourite songs that the couple enjoys listening to.This ensures that you will have fun dancing to music that you enjoy while also being easy on your wedding budget. Additionally, you can also ask guests to send you their favourite songs that can be played at the reception.

Your Crowning Glory – Tiara and Hair Accessories

Your Crowning Glory – Tiara and Hair Accessories

You’ve selected your gown, shoes to go with it, and jewellery. The one aspect that really completes your bridal look is your headpiece, be it a tiara or a hair accessory. A tiara is timeless, unique, and has a sense of romance, which is just the kind of vibe you need on your big day. Brides these days are paying close attention to how they look, and when it comes to tiaras, there are many factors to keep in mind while selecting your crowning glory.
We spoke to a leading makeup artist in the city to get some insight on how to select a tiara for your wedding day. Read on to find out more.

1. Based on your Hair-do 

This has to be one of the deciding factors based on which you select a tiara or hair accessory. If you plan to leave your hair down in loose curls, having a huge, bulky tiara sitting on top without any support is not advisable. Rather, choose a light-weight and small tiara that can be easily secured either with bobby pins or an elastic that can be attached to the loops on your tiara. On the other hand, an up-do is perfect for a tiara to sit nestled on top.

2. Your Attire 

The gown that you wear also contributes to at least 50% of the vote when it comes to choosing a tiara. If you have trouble selecting a tiara, all you need to do is look at your gown and pay attention to the finer details. If your gown has pearls, you should wear a tiara with miniature pearls on it, as well as stones and crystals.


3. The Shape of Your Face

The proportions of your face also play a huge role. Makeup artist Lekha Neelakantappa shares, “People with oval faces are the luckiest as any tiara will work for them, like a halo or smaller band.” Meanwhile, people with square faces shouldn’t go with anything large or bulky and should try to keep it delicate. People with round face shapes need to add some height in the form of their tiara.”

4. Tiaras and Bridal Jewellery 

Jewellery and tiaras go hand in hand, but having said that, striking a balance between them is hard. When you use an elaborate tiara, avoid chunky necklaces and earrings. A small stud is all you need to complete your look. On the other hand, when your tiara is minimalistic, drop earrings and a thin bracelet for your hand is perfect.

5. No Tiara?

For anyone who cannot handle the pressure of wearing a tiara, a hair accessory is a must. Lekha adds, “The alternative to a tiara is hair combs, especially for people with long faces or round faces.” Additionally, hair vines with crystal stones, leaves, and flowers exude a very magical and whimsical feel, so be sure to try one on to see if it matches your personality.

Wedding Trends 2022

Wedding Trends 2022

Year after year, the wedding industry has just gotten bolder and brighter. But for the past 2 years, we have seen this industry do a complete 360 degree. We have gone through two years of micro and intimate weddings, a limited guest list and everything in between. Although some of them still stand strong this year as well, there are so many new and exciting trends that have captivated the minds of brides-to-be and grooms-to-be. 


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1. Digital Save-The-Date

Covid has really changed the way we think when it comes to weddings. Couples are not willing to spend on traditional wedding invites that have ruled till now. Save-the-dates create instant communication between the couple and guests they intent to invite. This also reduce the risk of late delivery of invites, getting lost in the mail etc. Save the money you spend on the expensive wedding invites for some other aspect of your wedding. 

2. Food that Weaves Stories 

While last year was all about individual portions of food that were dished out for guests, this year is all about trying to tell the couple’s story. This year calls for telling a story through the food you serve. It can be something that both the bride and groom enjoy indulging in or something that had tried on their first date etc. Incorporating something like this into your big day and adding personal touches really elevates the experience for all your guests. 


3. Hanging Florals  

Floral installation really elevate the venue and when done right using the right flowers and fillers, you can create perfection. This year floral installation have gotten bigger and much more evident. Create a sense of mystic and magic around your venue using hanging floral installation. This will give your guests a much needed escape into the illusion of a hidden-away magical garden. Colour co-ordinate using soft pastels coloured flowers and whites along with forest green fillers to keep on par with the colour trend of this season. 

4. Peachy Pink

This has to be one of the easiest colours to play around this season what with its endless options to choose from. There is linen to centre pieces, ceiling and floor florals installations, bridesmaid dresses etc. Any couple that choose this colour is really spoilt for choice. But it important to say no somewhere cause, it is quite easy to go overboard as well. Add a few splashes of white, green and even a few other shades of pink to break the monotony. 

5. All about Big Bows, High Necklines and Off Shoulder Necklines

Bridal fashion this year has ventured to another level with all the big bows, high necklines, off-shoulder necklines, etc. Falling totally in love with these trends this year is not hard. Oozing out big-time drama, each of these trends is something worth trying out this season. Ensure to keep the rest of the gown a bit understated to accommodate the drama that these trends bring.