You know how I’m always saying – we don’t take care of our guests enough? Yes, the same people you’ve already organised hotel rooms, logistics and food for? Yeah, sorry to burst the bubble, but that’s not enough.
You have to do more than just pay for their food, you know. When someone’s a guest at your wedding, it’s your responsibility as a host to make sure you’re giving them the best experience possible. Or at the very least, make it as smooth a journey as possible on the days they’re with you.
This is especially true for friends who fly down from all over the country and the world to attend your wedding. “Outstation guests” is what we call them 🙂
How I Got The Idea
3 years ago, I had a couple of friends flying to Delhi from Mumbai to attend my wedding. Some of them were Catholic, and some thought Delhi wedding = bling bling bling only. I realised they were clueless about what to wear to my North Indian Hindu wedding, and so I quickly made a personalised Little Wedding Fashion Guide for them so they didn’t feel out of place. It included all the different functions, time of day, dress code, what people usually wore on that particular function, the “Bling Factor” and any important things to keep in mind. Continue reading “The What To Wear To MY Wedding Guide Every Bride Needs To Share With Her Wedding Guests!”
We’re at the tail end of Summer here in Delhi (or so I hope!) and I can’t wait for the monsoons to get here. Oh, the rains are coming – I know! I saw it, those insane flooded road pictures of Mumbai making their way all over Twitter this morning. Keeping aside all the infrastructure problems they highlight, it made me jealous of everyone who gets to enjoy the rains in Mumbai today.
But since we’re still suffocating in 40+ degree temperatures in Delhi, I thought I’ll finally put together a list of summer wedding ideas I’ve had. Everyone’s done this list on the Internet, but I wanted to do a very specific kind of list – of what to do to make your guests comfortable at your summer wedding.
Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Making Guests Comfortable at Your Summer Wedding”
Deciding what to wear on your best friend’s Sangeet is not as easy as it should be. Or, is it – and we just make it complicated?
Either way, you know you don’t want to out-do the bride, but you also don’t want to look like the lost daughter of that Aunty who the bride last met in 1993 and has turned up only because her mom guilted her into it with that dreadful line we’re all akin to falling for “Beta, you never come with us anywhere.”
Basically, you want to lie somewhere in between the “Who does she think she is? The bride?!” and the “Didn’t anyone tell her she was attending a Wedding?!” Continue reading “My Best Friend’s Wedding: Sangeet Outfit Secret Board Revealed!”
If you haven’t yet, read the first two posts from this series – Prologue & Chapter 1 – before you get started with this post.
Panic is slowly, but surely, making it’s way into my mind. I have bits and pieces figured out, but not a single look is a 100% done. This is what I’ve figured out till now –
DECIDED! 🙂 All the way from the outfit, the earrings and the exact bangles I’m going to have on.
Footwear is the only part of the look that’s still a big fat questions mark. I need to buy pretty jootis. Continue reading “My Best Friend’s Wedding: 18 Days To Go & I Still Don’t Know What I’m Wearing”
Whenever I attend a wedding, I’m always looking at what other wedding guests are wearing. Why? Because I need ideas! Yes, I’m newly-ish married so I have tons of Indian wear in my cupboard. But like I said in my last post, it’s a confusing world out there for wedding guests. What should we wear … Continue reading New section on the blog: Wedding Guest Style
I’ve been married for almost a year and a half now. And this is what happens every time I open my cupboard to choose a sari to wear to a wedding –
I browse through all the saris I own, and reject 90% of them because “it’s chamki” “too plain” “already worn it to the last 6 weddings” or “everyone’s going to be wearing this”.
Sometimes, when I’ve attended too many weddings in a row, I reject ALL the saris in my cupboard, because it gets seriously repetitive – the same style, the same embroidery, the same fabrics. Now I’m not the kind of person who likes to make serious fashion statements at a wedding, so I usually stick to very “typical” kind of saris. The most I do is Continue reading “Make A Fashion Statement at the Next Wedding You Attend”
Chandni Singh. The most sought-after makeup artist in Delhi. The baap, no wait, Queen of Wedding Makeup. The one who brides want so badly that they will change their wedding date if she’s already booked on theirs (true story! Well, partially!)
How did lil ol’ me land up on her much-fought-for hot seat? Continue reading “Vendor Review: MUA Chandni Singh”
Edit: I just got to know Shruti no longer works at Monsoon Salon. She’s now freelancing as a makeup artist, and you can get in touch with her at +91-8800578358
I first met Shruti when I had accompanied a bride to be for her makeup trial at Monsoon Salon. Monsoon was (and still is) giving free trials for wedding makeup, and I had suggested we give it a try and see if it’s right for the bride. We met Shruti at Monsoon’s South Ex salon, and my first impression of her was Continue reading “Vendor Review: MUA Shruti Sharma of Monsoon Salon”
I showed you a breakdown of all my wedding outfits recently – from the pre-wedding shoot to the reception. Now I present to you…what the sisters wore! Continue reading “Wedding Wardrobe: My Sisters”