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How to organise a fabulously unique wedding

Every girl dreams of her wedding day. It is that one special day that you want to remember for the rest of your life. And with Bollywood portraying some pretty hefty Indian weddings on screen, the dreams and expectations of every Indian girl rise manifolds! From synchronised dances and grand buffets to cocktail parties, bachelor trips, heavenly décor and the warm feeling of having your loved ones all around you. Who doesn’t dream of all this? But then to turn this dream into your reality, you need to work a little bit. Everything needs to be planned systematically. Right from the lehenga the bride will wear or the sherwani for the groom to the band that will play or the cuisines that will be served. Organize a grand wedding in a special way! Get your perfect clicks from Wedding Nama.

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Invitation

Sounds quite a hectic task. Doesn’t it? Don’t you worry; this quick guide will give you a crystal clear view of how to go about your Grand Wedding plans! Invitations always give the guests a glimpse of the upcoming event. Make sure that you select the right design for the Invite because that will be a symbol of your anticipation and happiness for their presence. An upcoming trend is sending out treasure boxes which contain dry fruits or sweets or chocolates along with separate invitations for each wedding function. You could also personalize it with some photographs! And as the age-old norm says, do try to go and personally invite your close relatives.

Photo: Design Dimensions.

Attire

You deserve the perfect outfit for your special day and you should have the best buy! Clothing is one thing that you need to choose very wisely. Try locating the renowned and trusted stores for wedding collections especially. Or you could plan a small shopping spree with your besties to someplace like New Delhi or Mumbai or other metropolitans that give much more variety for the choice of outfits. Plan for your clothing well in advance, because as the BIG day approaches nearer, you get all jittery and confused.

Photo: Disha Patil.

Food

Make sure you choose the appropriate cuisine and catering service. Make choices based upon your guest list and their preferences. You could also go for different varieties of cuisines for different age groups. While the kids would enjoy some pasta, ice-creams, burgers and other snacks, the adults would find the wedding incomplete without some lip smacking Indian dishes like chole bhature, daal makhani, biryani or gulaab jamun. Also, don’t forget the cake for the reception, preferably an eggless cake ( don’t forget the herbivores!!). An add on bar for some cocktails and mocktails can also be considered.

Photo: Diva Restaurants.

Aesthetics

Coming to the most important facet! Cosmetics and skin care. We all want to glow and look flawless on our wedding day. But the ancient Haldi Rasam might not be sufficient for that stunning look you desire. Start getting some good clean-ups, facials and ubtans a couple of months before the ceremony. Don’t forget to book a reliable salon for Shagun, Sangeet, Wedding and Reception. Do remember to call a Mehendi artist for the bride and the guests!

Photo: Priyanka Arora makeup artist.

Stay and Transport

One of the more hectic jobs would be to make all the stay and transport arrangements for the outstation relatives and guests. Tie up with a cab agency that will take care of the local commute of the guests. Look for some good hotels or guest houses nearby the venue that fit into your budget as well.

Photo: Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort.

Decoration

Hire a professional event manager for this work. There are many agencies like, who’ll be able to take care of the decoration of the venue. Make sure you explain your expectation to them and also give the specifications for small details like the color of lights, curtains, flowers, chair for the bride and groom, etc.

Photo: Momente Wedding Planners.

Some special points to be noted

Book the band for the marriage well within time. As a general rule, try and complete all the booking tasks a couple of months before the ceremony. For the sangeet ceremony, you could contemplate hiring a professional choreographer for some good performances by the much loved chacha-chachi, dada-dadi, friends, etc. Also, if you have a good budget, you could plan on some celebrity performance. Check for the availability of the concerned celebrity well in time. Don’t forget to arrange for their accommodation and transportation.

Photo: Naach.

Finally, before you begin all this, make a checklist and assign these tasks to all the responsible members of the family. Planning a wedding is a team work!

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