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How To De-Stress from Wedding Planning

How To De-Stress from Wedding Planning

The prospect of planning your perfect dream wedding is truly very exciting. From choosing your wedding theme, the flowers that will light up your aisle, your gown etc. But when responsibility piles up, that’s when you start feeling the burn. For couple who are planning their wedding single-handedly, some time away is needed and advised. Be it a candle light dinner alone or a weekend getaway, time away is surely beneficial in the long run! 

 

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1. Picnic Date! 

Although the concept of a picnic seems a bit traditional, it is one of the most romantic options. Like the movies we have grown up seeing, picnic really give couples a chance to reconnect and fall in love all over again.  There are plenty of place all over the city that can be the perfect spot for your picnic. 

2. Spa Day Out

A couple’s spa day is the perfect opportunity to rest up before the big day. You can plan to go out or stay in and pamper yourselves with massages, facials, mani-pedi etc. Accompany your spa day with some tasty and healthy food. This day away from wedding planning will give couples some time to themselves from the bustle. 

 

3. Movie Nights!

Movie nights in are ideal for couples who love to catch up with recent flicks. Set the mood with some fairy lights, cozy blankets, fluffy pillows and not to forget – loads of edibles and munchies. If you are one of those couple who love binging this is the perfect date night. 

4. Weekend Getaways…

A mini-holiday is the perfect setting to throw an impromptu bachelor/bachelorette party. Couples can join up with friends and go on a road trip for some much needed time away from wedding planning. This will also give couples a chance to spend some time alone.

5. Hand Over the Reins.

What are friends and family for if not to help you plan your wedding? When you have spent all this time perfectly planning every single detail of your dream wedding, stressing about the simplest detail is common. In such a case, it is not wrong to hand the reins over to trusted friends and families. It is important to trust them enough to help you make your big day perfect.

The Wedding Gown: Start to Finish

The Wedding Gown: Start to Finish

Out of all the things a girl will wear in her life, her wedding gown is the single most important thing. As girls, we have have been planning for this day almost all our lives. Therefore, your wedding gown needs to be elegant, mystical and magical. As important as a gown is to any bride, it is equally important for the bride to know the entire process of selecting a gown for a her big day. 

 

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1.Scheduling Appointments 

This is one of the first things you will be doing when you start planning for your wedding. Check out the various options available around. After deciding on a boutique, contact the boutique atleast 6 months before you’re wedding date. This is crucial as you will need ample time to decide on a style, budget, take in opinions of the entourage etc.

2. Trials & Measurements 

On reaching the boutique, try and give your bridal executive a clear picture of what you want and the look you are going for. Having said this, be open to try on styles and looks that are not part of your original plan. Often, we have seen a lot of brides come in with a set mind and once they try on a different style, they are hooked! Additionally, allow enough time – approximately about 2 hours per appointment to get the entire experience. 

3. Customisation

Post trials, every bride has a choice! A choice to choose a gown of the rack or get a custom designed gown that is one of kind and exquisite. During this stage, your dream gown is being made from scratch. From the neckline to train, material, beads and crystals to the laces will be discussed. At every stage, the bride will be kept in the loop giving her an idea of how the gown will look. 

4. Final Trials

Final trials are often quite stressful both on the bride, her entourage and the bridal boutique. So when you’re coming for the trial, it is advisable to come prepared. Give ample time for your final trials so that all alterations on your gown are done immediately (p.s we take about 2 hours to complete all alterations). Additionally, bring along the footwear you will be wearing on the big day to get an idea of how you will look. 

5. Delivery

Be sure to inform your bridal boutique before hand when you would like to collect your gown and accessories. This will give the boutique enough time to pack it and keep it ready. Ensure to let your boutique know how you want your gown to be packed I.e carry bad, gown cover etc. Additionally, ask for a checklist of things that are packed with your gown. This will ensure that both you and your boutique are on the same page. Picture of the packing process will be shared to avoid any future hassles you might face. 

Skincare tips before the Big Day!

Skincare tips before the Big Day!

When the big day is less than a week away, as bride, you do not want to deal with last minute breakouts or the stress showing up on your skin. Here is what you can do to keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant on your wedding day.

  • Get your routine in order: Avoid any kind of experiment with new skin care products. Stick to a simple morning routine of cleanser, toner, Vitamin C serum, moisturizer and an SPF-50
  • Your night time routine can get a little intensive with your skin and makeup routine. Stick to a cleanser, toner, hyaluronic acid serum, facial oil and moisturizer.
  • Exfoliate well!: Dead skin is a menace. Therefore it is a must to exfoliate at least thrice weekly. Don’t scrub your face dry, be gentle, and always pat your skin to dry it.
  • Give the stress a rest: Last thing you want is to be stressed on your big day. Stress reflects on the skin in the form of inflammations and can cause conditions like eczema and psoriasis to flare ups. Practice yoga, meditation, or relaxing exercises to calm your mind and body.
  • Switch to green and detox juices: Alcohol dries up the skin whereas green juices hydrate and add glow to the skin. Take your pick. Green, detox juices help in cell renewal, and remove toxins from the body in a natural way.
  • Drink lots water: The simplest and easiest way to hydrate is to drink water. It will keep your skin plumped, lips moist, and eyes shining brighter.
  • Turn to home remedies: The skin care recipes that your mother swears by will come to your rescue in the weeks leading up to the wedding: Use homemade masks every day. If you have oily skin use a combination of clay mud, water and honey. You can use apple cider vinegar in this mask if you are prone to breakouts. For dry skin, a combination of olive oil and egg yolk will do the trick.
  • Eye care from the pantry: Use potato pouch to get rid of the puffiness and dry circles.

Go bananas: A banana and egg white mask works for all skin types and instantly moisturizers and tightens the skin.

Remember to consult your dermatologist if you feel your skin need a change of products or if there are changes in your skin tone and behaviour.

Summer Wedding Gown Trends 2021!

Summer Wedding Gown Trends 2021!

What you wear on your big day is as important as the one standing down the aisle waiting for you. This season, the blazing sun and the heat have to been taken into account while selecting that perfect gown. Your dress has to be a stunner, comfortable, flowy, easy to carry and at the same time chic! And if you’re wedding day is fast approaching and it is happening in the summer and if you’re still scratching your head wondering what you’re going to wear, we have got your covered. Read on for some inspiration.

Shorter Trains

All you will ever want this summer is to be comfortable. And this mean not lugging around a gigantic train on your wedding day. Although a train is classy, romantic and elegant, on particularly hot summer’s day, a bride does not have bear the burden of a train. Instead, opt or shorter, flowy and easy to carry train. You can however draw focus to neck by having a dramatic neckline.

 Do away with a gown itself!

 

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When it comes to wedding, there never have been any rules stipulating what you need wear, how you need to look etc. If gowns are not your thing, why bother with it on your wedding day? Go for a pant suit instead! Pant suits now-a-days are not reserved for a formal setting only. A crisp ivory pantsuit with rhinestone encrusted stilettoes and a fabulous up-do is all you need to make a splash.

Here come the florals!

 

There is something about floral prints that is so very chic when worn during the summer. This season, florals are making a splash on wedding gowns as well. Either in the form of lace applique, embroidery and even rhinestones, florals are a versatile trend that is perfect for a bride that is loves the natural and ethereal vibe.

Wedding Trends 2021!

Wedding Trends 2021!

Weddings are changing everyday and what worked then doesn’t work anymore! Couples want anything that is new, unique and creative! Weddings 2021 have numerous trends that is sure to add a touch of charm and elegance to your wedding.

Here are a few trends that you can check out from our blog!

Say au revoir to a basic color palette!

No matter what happens we will always love white weddings. But what is stopping us from including a touch of berry purple or even a sunny yellow into your theme? This season, weddings have gone topsy-turvy and couples want something unique and out-of-the-box! The summer has brought us a lot of opportunity in terms of colour palettes that are bright and summery. Bold and vibrant colours like yellows, oranges and coral pinks are sure to stand out.

Small-scale weddings

The pandemic threw off all the plans that couples had made to get hitched. Now, after months of waiting…they can finally start their Happily Ever After. With the various restrictions being imposed on couples, this is the chance to have that small and intimate wedding ceremony. Something that you have always dreamed off but never would have had due to your big Indian family! Small wedding ceremony first and then a full-on booming reception!

Destination wedding at home!

All the dreams that couples had of having a destination wedding came crashing down when Covid struck. So here’s what you can do…bring the destination to you! Add décor and statement pieces to your wedding décor that bring out the essence of your favorite wedding destination. Like a tropical floral centre piece or even a menu inspired by the place.