Wedding Planning 101: How To Get Your Dream Lehenga in Your Budget

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If you’re a bride to be, you’ve probably been through this (or are just about to) –

Walk into the 15,291st store because you still haven’t found the perfect lehenga. Browse the racks uninterestedly (you’re exhausted for God’s sake!) when suddenly – it’s as if your fortunes have turned, and the heaven’s above are shining down on you (cue: spotlight on the lehenga as you take it in your hands) – could this be IT? The right colours, the right design. Oh. em. gee. It’s beyond perfect! You quickly ruffle through the layers of can-can and 24-kalis to find the price tag.


You’re left gawking. You dump that piece of garbage of a lehenga (case of sour grapes?) and walk out of the store. Never to return…


Let’s rewind that last bit, shall we?

You’re left gawking. BUT, but, but. You’re a TDB reader. And if this lehenga is not WAY over your budget (let’s say, it’s INR 20 to 30,000 over what you wanted to spend), you know how to afford it because you’ve read this post! After a quick chat for customising the lehenga, you pay the advance and in a few weeks time – you own your dream wedding lehenga! *high five!*


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Guest Post: How To Save Big On Your Wedding Trousseau

Abhilasha Mehta is the fabulous blogger behind Looking Good Feeling Fab, and I love her sense of style! It’s a little different, classy. And her take on Indian wear is what I like the most!

Abhilasha has taken her experience with Indian wear and Indian weddings – and put together a really great guest post for TDB readers. Her ideas on how to save money while creating your wedding day look are fresh, and some are very practical and easy to implement. Take it away, Abhi!

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Every Indian bride wants that perfect “band baaja baraat” style designer Indian wedding of her dreams. The Sabyasachi bridal lehenga, the Jimmy Choos and designer TBZ jewels to match.

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Wedding Wardrobe: Sahiba

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I first saw pictures of Sahiba & Jitin’s wedding on Photo Tantra’s Facebook page, and couldn’t help but fall in love with the bride! From her natural looking makeup, to classy jewellery and beautiful wedding outfit – she makes for a perfect inspiration for brides to be. I wanted to feature her on my blog and so I got in touch with Photo Tantra and eventually, the bride herself! Sahiba was really sweet and shared plenty of details about her wedding to help out fellow brides. Have a look!

First up – a breakdown of Sahiba’s wedding outfits! Continue reading “Wedding Wardrobe: Sahiba”

Wedding Planning 101: You Will Land Far From Where You Began

indian wedding planning 101 #1On 3rd March, 2012, I wrote a post on the beginnings of planning my own wedding. I spoke about a variety of things that were already done from the to-do list, and what else I needed to do immediately. I read this post today, and I couldn’t help but laugh at how sure I was about what I wanted, and what I was going to do. Little did I know, things turn out so different from what you imagine at the beginning of wedding planning. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! Continue reading “Wedding Planning 101: You Will Land Far From Where You Began”

Guide to Surviving the Indian Summer Wedding – by The Unreal Bride

Originally posted on The Unreal Bride:
Via What we refer to as the ‘wedding season’ in India has just stretched on and onnn this year with brave brides and grooms setting dates not only through spring but well into summer. Since summer weddings are pretty unusual in this part of the world, when I received… Continue reading Guide to Surviving the Indian Summer Wedding – by The Unreal Bride