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23/Sep/2020

Although our country is currently on a lock down, doesn’t mean you stop being excited and put a pause to all your wedding planning.  There is a lot out there right now put in by the media which is making you think whether to postpone your wedding or the need to cancel, and that’s because for many this is a real heart wrenching time. However, we are here to help cheer you up and get you going with a few wedding planning tips!! Here are a few things you can do during this time while maintaining social distancing. Hope this will keep you excited and make you look forward to the big day. You can also consult wedding planners in Chennai to learn more about wedding planning themes.

  • Prepare Guest List

 

The number of guests you have at your wedding affects everything you do while planning, but creating the list can seem like an incredibly difficult task to start. We are here to help! Categorize them to pull your lifetime of friends and family into one guest list.

 

Family List them ALL, down the second cousins you see only at the family reunion.
Close Friends These are the people you see or speak to on a regular basis, or are significant in your life.
Professional Friends Coworkers, clients-turned-friends, mentors, or other people who are significant to your professional life.
Significant Relationships The people who remain significant in your life, and can include friends from childhood, college, sports organizations, or any other group in your life that was meaningful.

  • Quarantine Mood boards

Pinterest is brilliant and crazy all at the same time! It gives so much inspiration for all the things that are possible – from your Wedding decorations themes all the way to your wedding outfit. It has all your party ideas. Do not hesitate to create innumerable mood boards for all the various elements that you are going to need. The most common mistake that people make is having just one board. Start by breaking the boards down for example:

 

  • Invites
  • Save the date
  • Flowers
  • Food & Dessert
  • Photo booth
  • Decorations

Just Keep Pinning!!! 

  • DIY it all

There is so much that can be done just sitting at home, start getting those creative juices flowing and see where it takes you! Considering you have a lot of time in hand, doing DIY will not just save money but loads of fun to sit together with family and make all these décor items. All you need is may be a few glazed papers and you can make paper fans, boats and wheels for those table center pieces adding a personal touch or just collect those old bottles and jars and paint them or stick some lace and tie a ribbon knot Or just clip the photographs on threads and brighten the set up with fairy lights and flowers.….there are numerous DIY décor ideas out there for you to execute while sitting at home which will add a personal touch and can save you some big bucks too.

  • Create a Checklist and timeline

There are going to be so many little bits that you will need for your big day, now’s the time to start that check list of what to order nearer the time. As you will not be so rushed now, you can have a proper look at what you want  because you might have to rush things eventually once the lockdown comes to an end its safe for you to head out for the last set of arrangements.  

STAY HOME STAY SAFE!! We’ve got you covered!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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23/Sep/2020

There are gazillions of articles with instructions on cutting your wedding budget. “Cut your guest list,” they say…uhhh….duhh… where the guest list is usually a 500 person minimum. Unfortunately, the majority of the advice out there does not apply to big-fat-Indian weddings.WDC to the rescue! Yours truly has rounded up 5 very applicable tips on saving on your very wallet heavy:
1. Food
Depending on your families, opt for an all vegetarian menu. Include enough paneer dishes, and most of your meat eating cousins won’t miss the non vegetarian food too much. If an all vegetarian menu isn’t an option, try concentrating most of the non veg options at the cocktail hour instead of in the main course.
2. Wedding Sites
Surprisingly, the nicest wedding sites (museums, public gardens, etc) can be the most affordable. Make sure to consider alternative locations before opting for your closest 5 star hotel.
3. Bouquets
Forgo the bridal bouquets. Not only are they costly, but they look out of place at Indian weddings. A classier and more cost effective option is for the bride to enter with a garland or decorated coconut; and for the bridesmaids to carry diyas.
4. Alcohol
Sigh, Indian weddings and their alcohol. Omitting alcohol at an Indian wedding is often out of the question. However, you do have two options on cutting the alcohol budget: 1) Do not serve alcohol at the Sangeet. It’s not necessary, and often not expected. You don’t want drunk guests dancing around with wooden dandia sticks. 2) Limit the choices or hours of availability, not the amount.  You can get away with eliminating hard alcohol and sticking to champagne, wine, beer and a signature drink. An alternative is to limit the hours on the bar.
5. Centerpiece
Stick to seasonal flowers, and alternate costlier high centerpieces with less expensive low centerpieces.