Zodiac Events Official- A Wedding Entertainment Company Beyond just Choreography!

Is it that time of the year when you are finally doing one of the most daunting tasks of your life – wedding planning?

If yes, then this blog is for you!

Indian weddings are defined by the outfits, the decor, the food, and of course, the fun people have at the wedding. With every sangeet and cocktail night becoming more LIT (as the millennials say) than the other, I am sure you must be on the search for someone who can make your function as rocking as ever and give your guests a night full of entertainment and fun! And that’s why I am here to help. I have got to you one of the best wedding entertainment companies, to solve all your worries and get you rid of the leg-work.

Founded 10 years ago by a group of three friends, Zodiac Events has grown by leaps and bounds and become one of the leading wedding entertainment companies. Three young and dynamic individuals, Amit Solanki, Rashee Johri, and Rohit Sonagra, hailing from completely different backgrounds, founded this company owing to their sheer passion and love for dancing and choreography thereby taking their entertainment company beyond just the basic dance steps.

Although they started off as wedding choreographers, today their sole focus is not just dancing but overall entertainment. Rashee Johri says and I quote, “We aim to make any event look like a ticketed show, where we want to hold the attention of the audience by engaging them with concept videos, live acts and making the show as personalized as possible.” From the very first day till the present date, Zodiac Events Official has aimed at arranging for the best wedding entertainment events, where people can have fun and have experiences that they can cherish for a lifetime.

What makes Zodiac Events Official different from others is that they take a special interest in curating every event in its own special way. For starters, they spend the first few days getting to know the family and trying to understand the pulse of the household. Depending on this they base their dance styles, song selection, etc. This is followed by brainstorming sessions, designing unique concepts, and then finally giving it their all; making the event a massive hit!

Our funda is simple – put in 100% in each and every event so that we can fetch another 4 events from there and the chain goes on. One successful event is our visiting card for everything that we do. Zodiac is a dream we saw while in college and we watch it blooming every time we see a happy client’s smiling face. We aim to give our best – be it with our choreography, our concepts, our anchoring, or other special elements and give them nothing short of 100% entertainment!

So, if you are scouting for someone who can plan the perfect event for your wedding, sangeet, or any other function, you know whom to opt for!

Couture Designer Anushree Reddy Launches Decadent Luxury Wedding Decor

Classic and Chic.

If you are a millennial who loves the combination of the two, I am pretty sure you must have stumbled upon coutures and designs by ace designer, Anushree Reddy. Known for her eponymous line of clothing, the outfits by her are fresh, young, ansd wearable. With subtle prints, use of sensational hues, and unconventional embellishments, her outfits have always wowed us all! 

After a decade of creating ensembles for brides and grooms, this designer has now set foot into the world of luxury decor. What sets this decor apart from others is its use of thoughtful floral settings, majestic elements, and attention to detail. 

The decor lays a special emphasis on exotic blooms, rustic elements and a Boho-chic touch. It is elegant and the use of softer hues makes it perfect for a minimal summer wedding. Here is a glimpse into some of the dreamy decor ideas by Anushree Reddy, that is sure to be loved by every millennial:

Well, that is about it for now! Stay tuned for more on this new decor range!

7 Beautiful Seating Arrangements for your Wedding Guests

Seating arrangements occupy a large space in a wedding venue and guests do spend a lot of time sitting, either while witnessing the couples take pheras or waiting to go up to them and congratulate them during the reception. This way it becomes imperative to make sure that these arrangements are not only beautiful and in tandem with the theme, but also super-comfortable.

Ditching the uncomfortable and run-of-the-mill chairs, here are some seating arrangement ideas that are truly gorgeous:

1.I am in love with this open-air seating arrangement- it is refreshing with subtle hues and an apt spot for the guests to relax. 

Image source: Wedding Nama
Decor by: Altair Decor

2. This outdoor seating for the guests was a mix of stools wrapped in gold and red fabrics and understated mattresses with ochre-hued cushions. 

Image source: Naman Verma Photography
Decor by: Atisuto Events

3. Best of both the worlds- This seating arrangement was ideal as it gave the guests an option to choose from chairs at the front or colourful mattresses at the back.

Image source and decor by: With Love Nilma 

4. A cabana-like colourful seating arrangement with drapes, sofas and comfortable poufs for the guests to chill out!

Image source: Axioo Bali and Donnywu

5. How about this unconventional outdoor seating arrangement? It has tyres used as seats by placing cushions on them- creative, eye-catching, and eclectic! Not to miss the table decor!

Image source: Magic Motion Media

6. Super-vibrant and colourful traditional seating arrangement for guests with drapes, printed upholstery and parasols.

Image source: Jodi Clickers 

7. Doesn’t this feel just like home?
This beach-side seating arrangement with comfy sofas, chairs and poufs is absolutely gorgeous!

Image source: Melissa Marshall

All set to get your guests seated?

7 Honeymoon Destinations in India for the Summer of 2020

Winters will bid us adieu before you know it, and all of you getting married in March and April will have to start scouting for suitable summer honeymoon destinations right now. 

While there are a plethora of international destinations to choose from for your summer honeymoon, namely Mauritius, Bali, Thailand, and Singapore; it is best to pick a place within the country if you don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket and if you wish to not be away for long. Moreover, the best part is that these locations are packed with either rich flora, snow-capped mountain ranges or fit for couples who want to try out adventure sports. 

Here are the top 7 destinations for you and your partner to enjoy your honeymoon:

1. Andaman 

Image source: Rajshree

With lagoons of clear turquoise water, glistening gold beaches, this island is known for its history along with its picturesque locations. You could either laze around all day at the beach and watch the mesmerizing sunset, or bring out your adventurous side and try scuba diving. Moreover, it has several spots that speak volumes of colonial history and the island’s architecture is proof. The local cuisine is delectable and the busy markets are also worth a visit. 
Best time of the year: October to May
Ideal stay duration: 5 days 
Things to do: Snorkeling, Visit Bioluminescence Beach, Scuba Diving, Banana Boat ride, swim with elephants in Havelock island, visit the cellular jail, take a trek to Madhuban, explore the limestone caves, go bird watching.

2. Gangtok, Sikkim

Image source: Gangtok Photography

Wreathed in a bed of clouds, Gangtok, a beautiful city in the state of Sikkim is a mountain lover’s delight. What better place to visit than this prismatic beauty, especially on your honeymoon! With natural attractions, this is a go-to place for all those want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. 
Best time of the year: March to June 
Ideal stay duration: 4-5 days 
Things to do: Visit Nathu la Pass, MG road, Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Ganesh Tok, and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

3. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Image source: Pavan Savansa

 Scouting for a summer honeymoon destination in Rajasthan? 

If yes, then this hill station (the only one in Rajasthan) is an ideal pick! The hill station boasts of rich flora, pleasant weather, and a romantic lake.
Best time of the year: April to June
Ideal stay duration: 3 days
Things to do: Visit Dilwara Temple, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Nakki Lake, Guru Shikhar, Arbuda Devi Temple, and Toad Rock.

4. Auli

You need not burn a hole in your pocket if you want the view of snow-capped mountains. By visiting Auli in Uttarakhand, you are sure to not miss spending your honeymoon abroad. Dotted with apple orchards and deodars, there is no dearth of mesmerizing beauty at this location. 
Best time of the year: April to June
Ideal stay duration: 3 days 
Things to do: Skiing, trekking, Visit Chenab lake, Trishul peak, Joshimanth, Auli Ropeway, camping trek. 

5. Wayanad

Apart from the fact that this beautiful location is tucked away amidst dense forests and rich flora, Wayanad boasts of a pretty heart-shaped lake. If you plan to visit this place for your honeymoon, you could take nature walks with your partner, go sightseeing or else pamper yourself with an Ayurvedic massage. 
Best time of the year: October to May
Ideal stay duration: 3 days
Things to do: Visit Banasura Dam, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Falls, Kuruva Dweep, and Pookode Lake. You and your partner could also experience living in a treehouse, which is of course extremely romantic.

6. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Image source: Dreamers Escape 

If it is peace and tranquility that you and your partner are looking for, then Tawang is the best place for you and your partner to unwind. Known best for being the birthplace of Dalai Lama, this spot is also replete with beautiful monasteries and its natural beauty. 
Best time of the year: March to September 
Ideal stay duration: 7 to 10 days
Things to do: Visit Sela Pass, Tawang monastery, Madhuri lake, Nuranang Falls, Tawang War Memorial, Gorichen Peak, and Jaswant Garh. 

7. Puducherry

Image source: Pondicherry Shout Out

With pretty beaches, refreshing vibes, and French-inspired architecture, this White Town is dotted with colonial structures and a delight for anyone who has wanderlust. 

Best time of the year: Any time of the year
Ideal stay duration: 3 days
Things to do: Visit Paradise beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Botanical garden, lighthouse, and Raj Niwas. You could also go scuba diving, spend time with your partner at any cafe and go cycling. 

So, what are you waiting for? Pick a favourite location and start researching NOW! 

Sabyasachi’s Taj Minaudière Clutch Collection is Every Millennial Bride’s Dream!

“Yaar, shaadi mein toh main Sabyasachi hi pehnungi.”

I am sure, most of you must have heard this from your friends or cousins or anyone who is planning to tie the knot. 

Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

These are not just two words. This is not just a name.

A whole lot of dreams and desires are associated with these two words. Sabyasachi Mukherjee is not merely a designer, his name and work are synonymous with the ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. Over the past few years, all of us have witnessed how his outfits, jewellery, and accessories have the ability to make any bride feel nothing short of royalty. 

For all the Sabyasachi fans, there is good news! This couture King has once again waved his wand and left us stupefied with his new range of clutches- The Taj Minaudière.

These clutches have a majestic and elegant feel to them, the ability to instantly add royal vibes to a bride’s outfit, making her look top-notch! 
Here is how you millennial brides can carefully pick an ideal clutch to go perfectly with your ensemble:

1.The hues of the saree have been complemented by the hues of the statement Sabyasachi belt, whereas, the scarlet capsule clutch goes well with the colour of the blouse.

2. If you are planning to go in for something light coloured probably for a day wedding, then this cream coloured box clutch is worth considering!

3. Add bling to your cocktail night ensemble by pairing your outfit with this studded capsule clutch. 

4. Playing with contrasts: Pair your vibrant and pop colour outfits with subtle and elegant clutches from the collection, adding panache to the ensemble.

5. And then there are these ornamented clutches with heavy embroidery and zari work, making them a perfect companion to a bride’s extravagant lehenga or saree. 

P.S. They don’t have the designer’s motif on them.

Images courtesy: Tarun Vishwa

The Taj Minaudière comes in seven types, all having a similar capsule-like structure. These are made with different materials and differ in colour. Every clutch has a gold-plated motif of the enchanting symbol of love- Taj Mahal, on them, along with the designer’s signature motif below it. 

The first look of this range of clutches sealed the fact that these are a must-have accessory for every bride, who wants that extra bit of grace and royal vibe to her wedding ensemble. 

While the pastel-coloured clutches are a wonderful accessory for a day wedding and for other ceremonies like mehendi and haldi, you can opt for the darker, solid colours for evening functions like sangeet and cocktail. 

Here is a glance at the seven clutches that I cannot stop drooling over:

Images courtesy: Qench

All set to flaunt these pieces of perfection on your D-day?

Images sources: Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Sabyasachi Accessories

5 Ayurvedic Products to Add to your Pre-Wedding Beauty Regime

Almost every bride-to-be desires to flaunt flawless skin and hair on her special occasion.  Most millennial brides fret and get sleepless nights over not having long luscious tresses or having a breakout a night before her D-day! 

What if I were to inform you about a not-so-secret brand that has a range of hair, skin, and wellness products that can make your desire turn into reality? Sounds too good to be true? Well, if this is what you are scouting for, Amrutam is the ideal pick for you. 

This brand started with the ideology of, “Health is Beauty”, and sticks to this mantra even today. The products at Amrutam are developed by modifying the ancient wisdom in Vedas and Ayurvedic Principles to suit the needs of modern lifestyle. 

With products that comprise of super-effective therapeutic properties, a product by Amrutam is not merely a bottle or jar of handpicked ingredients, it is not just a product, but in fact a secret to health and beauty for every bride-to-be, to cherish and use. 

Keeping this in mind, I bring to you some of the best haircare and skincare products by Amrutam, that you can add to your pre-wedding beauty regime.

Kuntal Care Hair Spa with Hemp

This special edition by Amrutam has the goodness of some super-effective ingredients like Hemp, Brahmi, Shankhpushi and Balchhad, the most important one being Hemp. 

Hemp helps in regulating the sleep cycle. It also adds a natural shine to your hair, something that every to-be-bride yearns for. In addition to these benefits, it aids in strengthening the hair and prevents dandruff, itchiness, and dryness. 

How to use: Take it directly from the bottle into your hands or else pour some into a bowl. Take a small amount and massage your hair with it, leaving it on until the hair dries up. Rinse well. 

Herbal Ubtan

As to-be-brides, many of y’all must be having your moms urging you to apply Ubtan on your face every morning. This Ubtan is just as pure and effective for your bridal glow.

It is made following a Vedic recipe for beautification and protection of the skin, improves your complexion, and protects your skin from acne. 

How to use: Mix some powder into your hand (for normal skin use rosewater or aloe vera, f-or dry skin use cream or milk and for oily skin use a teaspoon of tomato juice.)

Make a wet paste. Apply to damp skin. Rub it all over the face nicely and then rinse. 

Vanyamrutam Body Lotion

Inspired by wild flowers and forest walks, this body lotion is made up of ingredients like Lotus, Chironji, and Devdaru. A wonderful moisturising agent, this is ideal for every bride-to-be. The best part is it helps in increasing skin elasticity, fading brown spots, and bidding those unwanted wrinkles adieu. 

How to use: Apply on slightly damp skin (after a bath and before sleeping). Take a bit of the lotion on your hand, rub your palms and then apply onto your body. 

Kuntal Care Hair Spa

With this Hair Spa you can help revitalize your scalp, prevent hair loss, and make your tresses healthy and luscious. If you want something to prevent greying and stimulate better hair growth, then this is your go-to Hair Spa.

How to use: Take it into your hands or into a bowl and massage it onto your hair for one to two minutes. Leave it on until your hair dries and then rinse well.

Bhringraj Hair Therapy

If you are scouting for a perfect shampoo and conditioner, then this 2 in 1 Ayurvedic formula is an ideal pick! It helps you get rid of dandruff,  prevents hair loss and premature greying.  Just in one wash, you are sure to fall in love with this reliable and super-effective product!

How to use: Make your scalp and hair a bit wet. Then take a small amount of the shampoo/conditioner and gently massage it with your fingers. Then rinse.

All set to look spot on?

One-Stop Shop for Super-Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts

If you’re wondering why I am here to share Valentine gift ideas with you when January has only started, it is because I believe that if you don’t want to encounter a sulking face, sit with a tissue box wiping off your partner’s tears, bear the ‘silent treatment’ for days (sometimes weeks), or face temper tantrums on 14th February, it is best (speaking from personal experience) to plan well in advance!

Also, for all those who are super-confused about what to give their loved ones, it is best to select something from The Maeva Store– an ideal spot for everyone who is scouting or will soon start scouting for an exquisite, pretty, and memorable gift. 

From gorgeous bouquets for the cliche lovers to monogrammed candles for the helpless romantics, The Maeva Store has everything your loved one secretly desires. This Valentine’s Day bid adieu to the chocolates and soft toys, and say YES to Maeva!

Here are some cutesy, mushy, and beautiful Valentine’s Day gifts that you could bookmark for your loved one to make this occasion even more memorable:

1. Monogram candles for a personal touch

Give your partner a monogram candle with their initial on it, or give them many making up their entire name- the choice is yours! You could also get ones with L,O,V and E, making your Valentine’s Day doubly special.  So, say toodles to those gloomy days and add spark to your relationship with this gift. 

2. Bask in the aromas

Bring a ‘fairytale-like’ feeling to your Valentine’s day by gifting partner this misty rose candle. Let your partner enjoy the dreamiest scents and the best part is they can retain the enticing polka-dotted jar thereafter. 

3. Burst of elegance!

A burst of pastel hues- this gorgeous table centrepiece cannot go unmissed. If your partner is someone who likes bringing life to home spaces, then this gift is an ideal pick. It can instantly beautify your dining room, bedroom or hall.

4. Floral Versatile frame

A range of photo frames by Maeva- these are elegant, floral, and versatile. The colourful flowers are complemented well by textured greens. The modern and stylish design is what makes this photo frame drool-worthy! Your loved one can use this as a photo booth, a photo frame capturing endless memories, and a decor element on your wall! 

5. Handcrafted floral envelopes

Choose from a plethora of handcrafted envelope options- prints, plush flower, etc. Make Valentine’s Day even more special by writing a note or slipping in a voucher into these beautiful envelopes, adding a personal touch.

6. Sleek candle stand

Add elegance with this understated candle holder- fit to flaunt at any festival and can complement your work space and home space. 

7. Petite floral bicycle

Gift your loved one this cutesy bicycle to add colour to any space-especially your work space. It is something memorable, something classy, and something that can remind him/her of you 24×7.

All set to start to add these awesome gifts to your shopping cart?

TOP 5 Beach Wedding Destinations Across the Globe for 2020

There is something ethereal about getting hitched on a beach. The golden-hued sand, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the magnificent view of the infinite sea, and a refreshing vibe, beach weddings are quite sought-after, especially for the millennial couples. 

However, when zeroing in on a beach destination for your wedding, it becomes imperative to take into consideration a variety of factors. For starters, you need to consider the weather and if it is conducive to have a beach wedding as a beach wedding only means most of the functions will take place outdoors. Next, you need to make sure if the hotel or resort you choose can accommodate the number of guests you plan to have at your wedding. Usually, these hotels don’t have a large capacity and it is difficult to find rooms for bigger groups. 

The other things you should be taking into consideration are the kind of food served at these hotels. Hotels found near beaches usually boast of a good variety of seafood, so it becomes essential to find out whether they have a satisfactory variety of food, in case most of your guest list is vegetarian or vegan.

Other than the above points, it is best if your hotel has some shows or dance performances or anything that showcases the culture of that location. 

Taking everything mentioned into consideration, here are 10 best beach wedding destinations around the world that you can consider if you want to have a beach wedding this year:

1.The Palayana, Hua Hin 

For a wedding filled with grace, modernity, and gorgeousness, choose The Palayana at Hua Hin, Thailand. The resort has a team of experts that can offer customised wedding packages, bases on your taste and budget. The highlight of this venue is that it is adjacent to an all-season beach that has five distinctive spots, each spot having a different yet beautiful view. 

The resort has 45 rooms and 19 rooms in villas, and it can be fully rented for a private function. Moreover, it offers planned tours and travels for your guests, making their experience more memorable.

From Indian curries and bread to conventional sushi rolls, the resort has talented chefs who can deliver a lip-smacking spread for you and your guests. Also, if you have Vegetarian or Jain requirements, they can make arrangements for the same, ensuring everyone enjoys a hearty meal at The Palayana.

So, if you are looking for a one-stop solution for all your events- whether it is haldi, mehendi, sangeet/cocktail, wedding or reception, this venue is an ideal pick! 

2. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines

The tranquillity and solitude of this resort is something that will blow your mind away! 

Imagine this- you and your partner taking wedding vows and tying the knot against a breathtaking view- on a cliffside pavilion overlooking the sea or by the beach with the sunset as the backdrop.

Sounds enticing, right? 

From indoor function to gorgeous outdoor ones, the hotel has a plethora of wedding packages you can choose from. 

3. Villa Botanica

With acres of lush gardens and a secluded private beach, this resort overlooking the Coral sea is a private wedding venue, offering an unmatched wedding experience. An amalgamation of meticulous planning, five-star drinks and food, and a gorgeous view, this wedding venue guarantees an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!

With a beautiful palm-lined and mosaic-tiled walkway, this venue has the perfect backdrop, making your entrance look even more stunning and unmissable. 

4. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

If you are scouting for a wedding venue, wherein you can get hitched in the lap of luxury, then this spot is apt for you! This hacienda-style hotel is loaded with top-notch amenities and facilities. Pamper your guests by booking their stay at this venue- where rooms have a beautiful view of Guanacaste, luxurious bedding, and 24-hour room service. 

5. Four Seasons, Malaysia

Set within a tropical forest on a private white sand beach this spot is perfect for a couple who is seeking a combination of breathtaking views and a luxurious wedding occasion.

With bespoke flower arrangements, a plethora of delectable and aesthetically appealing dishes to choose from, and customised cakes, Four Seasons offers to you an unmatched experience. 

Get to enjoy your nuptials like a fairytale character, by choosing from a range of options and make your wedding memorable not only, but also for your guests. 

All set to plan your beach destination this year?

Cover images source: Anoop Photography

10 Pretty Punjabi Outfits for your Pehli Lohri

The festival of Lohri is just around the corner, on 13th January to be precise. For all those ladies who already know what Lohri is all about and are geared to celebrate this festival, know how important and full of life this festival can get!

For the rest, Lohri is a popular winter folk festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus, primarily across the northern part of the country. The festival signifies the passing of the winter solstice and is marked by celebrations that include a bonfire and lip-smacking food. 

Apart from all this, it is extremely important for everyone to decide what they are wearing on this momentous occasion, especially the newlywed brides, who are celebrating their first Lohri. 

From Punjabi suits with palazzos to shararas and ghararas to wearing kurtas with Patialas, there is a variety of options you can pick from.  For all the ladies who are a tad bit about what to wear and have no time to experiment, here are some pretty outfits that you can choose from:

1.Firozi Blue Kurta Set

Image source and Outfit by Rimple and Harpreet Narula

This firozi blue chanderi silk kurta set is an ideal pick for brides who want to don something extravagant on their first Lohri. Wrought with zardozi and marodi embroidery, the motifs on this outfit are inspired by vintage Persian carpets and samples of Kashmiri tilla embroidery. The kurta is paired with a matching silk palazzo and a tulle dupatta. 

2.  Burgundy Kurta Set

Image source and Outfit by Anita Dongre 

I am swooning over this Tisya Set from the Winter Velvet collection of ace designer Anita Dongre. The elegant hue, the heavy silver embroidery, and the minimal jewellery make it an outfit you can definitely consider for your Lohri. It is neither too OTT and neither too understated. The best part is since it is a velvet set, you won’t end up feeling too cold either. 

3. Flattering in Florals 

Image source and Outfit by Tarun Tahiliani 

This baby pink blush kurta by Tarun Tahiliani with its ethereal silhouettes is a delight to the eyes! Not to miss the embroidered sheer dupatta and the multi-coloured embroidery along with floral, crystal, and fringe detailing. Wow everyone with this pretty pastel pick!

4. Blue and Beautiful

Image source and Outfit by Abhinav Mishra

This conventional dark blue sharara set replete with silver embroidery work is a stunning choice! The monotone hue, the sheer dupatta and the traditional touch it has make it even a more sought-after outfit.

5. Berry Maroon Anarkali Set 

Image source: Aachho

Adding traditional grace with a hint of modernity. This Lohri you can add spark to your ensemble by donning this gorgeous Berry Maroon Gota Patti Anarkali. 

6. Pretty in Patiala

Image source: Sunny Dhiman Photography 

How about donning something super-traditional for this occasion? This turquoise blue embroidered kurta paired with a Patiala salwar and statement jhumkas and a matha patti is all you need. Tie your hair with a paranda for bringing out the ‘Punjabi’ flavour. 

7. Green Chikankari Suit

Image source: Tarun Chawla Photography

If you want something that is a combination of elegance, modernity and prettiness, you take inspiration from this gorgeous green chikankari suit worn by this bride- Sanjana Batra

8. Chic and delightful

Image source and outfit by Abhinav Mishra 

I am drooling over this pretty light and dark pink embroidered kurta, paired with a baby blue sharara and sheer dupatta. It is a refreshing outfit, and a definite pick for brides who want to stick to pastels rather than bright colours.

9. Burgundy Tunic

Image source: Avdi

Keep it simple yet gorgeous with this burgundy tunic, paired with shaded palazzo pants. Not to miss the contrasting baby pink dupatta. Keep your makeup minimal and pair your outfit with a traditional jhumkaas or chaandbali earrings. 

10. Dusty Blue Sharara

Image source: Mulmul by Saumya and Bhavini Modi

A gorgeous dusty blue and gold sharara set, apt for the brides who want to look nothing short of beautiful and chic. Keep your makeup minimal and pair the ensemble either with a classic maangtikka or a pair of earrings. 

All set to add spark to your Lohri year?

8 Things Every Bride must do a Night Before her Wedding

Tomorrow is your wedding. 

The momentous occasion; that one single moment you have been waiting for will finally arrive within a few hours. Feeling jittery? Feeling nervous? Feel like you could have done something more? 

Take a step back! 

Gather your thoughts. Think about the bigger picture. Breathe in and breathe out. After all, you don’t want to ruin your special day only because you are being bogged down by (unnecessary) stressors. 

Keep aside the negatives and think all about why you have been waiting for this day- think about your partner, the outfit you will be flaunting, the gifts you will receive and things that will make you feel happy and excited.

For all those soon-to-be brides out there, here is a short and handy checklist of things you should do a night before your wedding, to ensure that you don’t mess up:

1.Eat Healthy

Do not binge a night before your wedding! Yes, you cannot reach out for that greasy pizza overloaded with cheese or devour an entire chocolate bar or keep munching on chips. Go in for something light like salad or soup or eat comfort food like dal and rice.

2. Sleep Well

Rest well a night before your wedding. This way you will be mentally energised and you will be able to enjoy your function better! Moreover, you don’t want puffy eyes on your special occasion, do you? 

3. Switch off your phone 

Yes, I mean after talking to your hubby-to-be of course 🙂

It is best to disconnect for a while and keep your phone aside. This way you won’t be cutting out on your resting hours by browsing through Instagram posts and going through peoples’ stories. It is best to take some time off from all your possible Wedding groups on Whatsapp- buzzing with a gazillion messages.

4. Do something you like

Put on your favourite music and groove a little or watch a Romcom on Netflix- do whatever makes you laugh or smile or makes you feel at ease and stress-free. 

5. Ask your friends to come over

If you are having a destination wedding, your friends will be staying at the same location. However, if you aren’t having one and you still want your friends to give you company, call them over. This will help relieve you of your stress. 

6. Pack your essentials 

Take a small pouch and put in all your essentials into it. The lipstick that you will be applying for the wedding, your medicine (if you take any), small chocolate, a band-aid, safety pins, etc. Keep it inside a fancy potli bag (if you are carrying one), or else ask your bestie to carry it with her if she is going to be by your side during the ceremony.

7. Don’t try to control everything

With few hours remaining for you to get hitched to your partner, it is best that you ditch overthinking about minute details. Do not try to control each and everything as this can lead to you getting anxious and paranoid. Go with the flow and let things unravel on their own. 

8. Don’t try anything new 

Whether it is applying a new cream as part of your skincare routine or eating something you haven’t had before, do not do any of it! You do not want to be dealing with breakouts or allergies on your D-day! 

Having said all of this, keep calm ladies, prop up your feet and await the exciting occassion you have been looking forward to since forever.