WEDDING. These seven letters are the rainbow of every girl’s life. She dreams and fantasizes her prince charming half her life. But the D-DAY isn’t just about the the two love birds, they are just whipped cream on the cake. A wedding is much more than the rituals or the venue or the number of guests. Let’s dig up the layers of the real wedding cake!
It all begins and ends with.. THE DRESS!
If old-school royalty, opulence and drama, lavish fairy tales all describe you, your outfit should tell your story and where you come from. Translation: Luxe materials, rich colours, heavy embroidery and all-round grandeur.
Your designer soulmate: Sabyasachi
Family values and bonds, earthy tones, celebrations and festivities and “namastey aunty ji” is a must; is that you?
Something modest is your style, something that has been worn in the family before. Translation: Silks, gold-printed borders, longer blouse lengths and ethnic motifs.
Your designer soulmate: Ritu Kumar
If you like sustainability, walks in the park, eco-consciousness, happiness, then you’re probably looking for something clean, non-fussy and portrays your lifestyle beautifully. Translation: Sleek silhouettes, sustainable fabrics, solid colours and easy cuts.
Your designer soulmate: Sanjay Garg.
Let marriage be in the air! ~ Decor
- Paper accessories and origami art are hot right now. A theme of paper and origami with a fuschia and navy colour palette, hall decorated with handmade paper buntings, origami cranes (which the bride will love), and table center pieces interspersed with candles and sequins.
- City life-inspired themes are also big. Opt for a theme inspired by Rajasthan. Silver charpoys, clay animals and custom printed tents being core. From the fragrance to wall décor, everything following a strict theme.
- Minimalist is the new traditional, with most of the couples going for sober tones, wanting to stay away from the traditional reds and golds and opting for a peach, white, and dull gold theme with certain elements like fish bowls with fairy lights and bells.
Well, what if the book is judged by its cover? ~ The Card
- Watercolour invites have a very fluid look and feel. This trend is big and here to stay.
- Runway-inspired trends that translate into lifestyle are in. Indian textiles like dhibori, ikat and tie-and-dye are being incorporated into invites notices.
- The romance and delicacy of florals is sweeping the wedding invite industry. It ranges from dainty prints to full blooms with lots of peonies, roses and hibiscus.
- Script fonts and typography filled invites narrating the couple’s story are giving a different identity and feel to weddings.
But nowadays you have an angel to do all the work for you: The Wedding Planner
These are miscellaneous things which you need to take care of with a wedding planner, go ahead and discuss with them!
- Your family Draw out a family tree, add photographs and share this with your planner. It’s a huge help to both the planner and the photographer. You don’t want us to miss out on the bride’s favourite aunt or forget to call close cousins to a morning ceremony. Small details like the percentage of youngsters to seniors help set the mood of the wedding.
- Date and time are the most crucial aspect and influence almost every other decision that needs to be made.
- The budget is the most important thing to share with your planner. Most families feel shy about sharing budgets. Sharing this will only help them make better recommendations.
- Your priorities that you absolutely won’t compromise on! Pick five things that you definitely want so that your planner can go the extra mile for you.
- Guest list! Although this is dependent on the final RSVPs, it’s always necessary to have a minimum and maximum number of guests.
And now, with all the power vested in me, I pronounce you, wedding-wise!