#MyWeddingChronicles – Chapter 1: How to begin the wedding planning

In: Wedding Chronicles, Weddings

Last year, as most of you might know, on 12 Aug’2015, I got engaged. It was a small ceremony with friends and family while we got hooked. We didn’t get much time to arrange things but still we managed a cute affair.

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Come 2016 and everybody in the family started fixing our ‘D-day’. After running around the pandits- the auspicious date is fixed now.

Though I cant stop blushing about it, I took it upon me to plan out each and every thing to minute details.

So, before I start sharing with you all my shopping routines, trousseau must-haves and how to choose your photographer and makeup artist, I’d like to share the experience of ‘HOW TO BEGIN THE WEDDING PLANNING’ – the first steps, the most important points and few personal tips!

‘SAVE THE DATE’

Before you start planning your own wedding, make sure your close family and friends should ‘SAVE THE DATE’. Get a nice design, print it out and personal courier it to everybody (don’t email it). I got mine made from a graphic designer friend and a simple classy design is what you should opt for. This ‘Save the Date’ not only is important for your friends to bookmark but also, gives you the much required kick for planning the wedding in full throttle.

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WEDDING DIARY

Pick up a cute looking diary or journal and start penning down every penny detail in that. From venue details, trousseau list, types of clothes, honeymoon options etc. Basically this should be your go-to-diary whenever you need anything to refer.

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WEDDING APP

We are the 21st century brides and our wedding planning is just a click away. There is no dearth of apps in the Indian wedding market but my few favourites are –

WedMeGood- This is my go-to-app for everything and a huge inspiration while planning

Euphoriq- Create your very own website, and a guestbook. You can even do basic event management; this is valid for three months.

Wedding Countdown- That’s my favourite- wedding countdown not in combinations of months, days and hours but also in heartbeats and kisses!

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TROUSSEAU CLOTHES PLANNING

While most of the brides make a lot of efforts in researching their ‘D day’ outfits,  it is equally important to plan trousseau clothes as well. Whether its 21, 31, or 42 outfits from both groom and the bride side, each outfit has its own importance. Let me tell how I am planning it-

  • Create a list of ‘kinds of outfits’ you want. Here’s my sample list- Sarees (traditional, cocktail, border pallu, drape saree and satya paul print) suits (heavy and light anarkali, heavy and light straight suit, gotta patti etc), a good pair of jeans, western dresses you’ve always been eyeing for. Will do a complete blogpost on this next  🙂
  • Then create a list of ‘must visit designers’.  While all these years, we have been bookmarking many designers but when it comes to wedding shopping, we end up visiting mostly popular markets and few well known designers. I would recommend create a list of good 15-20 designers in your city and make sure you visit them at least once

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RESEARCH RESEARCH and MORE RESEARCH

Research is the key! With the increasing prevalence of Pinterest wedding boards (and stories about women who love them) research around wedding decor, wedding clothes, jewelry… sky is the limit.

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TBL tip- Pick small wedding checklist goals and research around it for at least a week and go out exploring & buying post that.

Hope you like the post and comment below if you want me to cover any aspect of wedding planning

Stay tuned for chapter 2 of #WeddingChronicles

XOXO

TBL

 



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