Wedding invitations are often the moment when your wedding feels real. The date is set, venue is finalized and events are laid out for you and your guests to enjoy. That’s why picking the perfect invitation can be a labor of love.
Talking about insurance could be the most boring thing one can think of while planning a wedding, however it could just be one of the most important things you do. Marriages today have evolved from being just a ceremony uniting two people in holy matrimony to a large production, where people often end up spending a large chunk if not most of their savings. Wedding insurance is becoming a very common practice and a safety net for many couples in India and around the world.
Insurance companies are cashing in on the country’s increasing affinity toward purchasing insurance and numerous insurers have come out with wedding insurance policies with widespread policies covering everything from damages to your wedding outfit to weather calamities. Policies in India cover many similar ’mishaps’, there are some differences and the diversity is more evident when it comes to the popular coverage options purchased.
A typical wedding insurance policy offers financial protection to the insurer from losses due to unforeseen events that hamper the wedding proceedings or lead to its cancellation. Generally, the policies in India cover losses arising from the postponement and cancellation of the wedding due to causes like natural calamities, injury to the bride or groom or an accident, injury to a family member, riots etc. You can also purchase coverage to insure your wedding venue, valuables or liability arising due to third party property damage or bodily injuries. With the amount of jewellery and cash gifts present in most Indian weddings, protecting your valuables can be a good idea and is one of the more common coverage options requested. One of the most important aspects some insurers offer, especially in a country like India where transportation hassles abound, is the protection against problems arising when either the bride or groom is stuck or delayed due to problematic transportation or road safety issues.
Wedding insurance in India and the United Sates both offer options like protection against losses due to the failure of service by vendors, wedding decorators, wedding photographers etc. there is one area that the U.S. has an advantage – easing your heartbreak. Some insurance providers are actually offering wedding insurance in the case of the bride or groom getting cold feet… no such luck here though; you will have to deal with the emotional turmoil along with the financial burden!
And definitely no luck for getting married to a dog or a tree.
What’s a wedding without Mehendi? And with social media showcasing a new thing every day, we are just about reeling at the creativity. So we got you some of our favourite designs.
Usually the grooms initials are scattered around the Mehendi is a long standing tradition but what if there’s the photos of the groom in Mehendi. Have a look some really brillaint ideas, sketched out in the palm of the brides hands.
The Proposal Story
Baarat at your feet
Two Fireflies One Camera
Amazing intricate work
Jewellery design mehendi
Tell a Royal tale
Kundan Mehendi Artist
Kundan Mehendi Art
The proposal story
What’s common between an Indian wedding and ISRO? Well…as of recently, they both flying high and sending brightly lit flying objects in the sky. We are of course talking about one of the hottest trends in marriage ceremonies today. The Flying Paper Lantern!
Unlike crackers, it’s environment-friendly, no noise pollution either.
What is it:
Well, you buy a bunch of paper lanterns. And on your reception, or maybe after your sangeet is done have your guests come together, light them up and release a whole bunch of these into the night sky. It’s a calm, magical effect when you see dozens of these twinkling in the sky and given the Asian tradition of these taking away your worries, think of it like a spiritual experience after the wedding. We have seen this happen when the feras are happening, or when the jaimala happens.
Rupali and Nirav’s wedding
How to organise it
- Buy a bunch of paper Lanterns from shops like the ones mentioned below
- On the day you want to fly them, make sure there are lighters or match sticks around.
- You can see a youtube instruction video here about how to fly these things.
- Make sure you teach at least 5 members in your family how to fly these who can act as instructors to the rest of your close family on the day
- Fly them on a special moment, but keep in mind that these are illegal to fly within 5 kilometers from any airport and that your venue may not allow them’
- They also come in all sizes, so get the smaller ones as those are easier to manage
- Tell people to make a wish as they release theirs in the sky
What to keep in mind
- Flying lanterns are a fire hazard ! This means, if you have a venue where there are a lot of trees , electrical wires and objects around, don’t fly these- they go to 2000 feet and can make something catch fire easily if not handled well
- As mentioned above, these are illegal to fly near an airport
Weddings are all about taking good pictures these days. For that, creating innovative ways and unique ideas are most important. Enter: Photo booths. They’re fun, dramatic and sometimes, over-the-top but they really make any wedding super-duper fun. But the real part of a photo booth is the way the props are used to create drama.
So here we are with amazing and some really adorable ideas that make a great photo booth . Those that can be easily moulded to fit into any theme. The best part of photo booth are that you don’t really need a professional or a great photographer to capture the spirit or use the Selfie booth.
Pics credits: Dipak Studios Wedding Photography; Avnni & Aneesh’s wedding Shagun & Rakshay’s Wedding Ruby Singh Ria & Gautam’s Wedding Radhika & Jeff’s Wedding Photography by Happy Frames Dot Dusk Photography at Divya & Dhiraj’s Wedding Ria & Gautam’s Wedding Tanvi & Avinash’s wedding Ajeta & Ketan’s wedding Stories by Joseph Radhik Love Dope photography Jeevitha Decorator Decor by SM Weddings and Photograhy by Stories by Joseph Radhik Siddharth Sharma Swarovski display at The Vogue Wedding Show Shoumik De Photography
Pre-wedding shoots have become a very integral part of a wedding. It is not more an accessory to the wedding package. However to get it done right is a challenge.
You remember that scene in our favourite sitcom Friends where Chandler just cannot take a romantic picture without making a face? There is a little bit of awkwardness, and little bit of hesitation and a lot of bashfulness. That’s why you need a basic (romantic) checklist, one that will get you that picture you want on your bedside table with minimal worries.
Before we dive into the shot list, here are some pointers for getting yourself loosened up:
- Carry a bottle of wine to your shoot. Nothing like a little drink to let yourself loose
- Music can help you relax
- Sometimes, keeping reference photos on your phone is the easiest way to get started.
- If the boy is camera shy, have him look at you or talk to you rather than looking at the camera, you do the posing.
- Master the fake laugh- you know the one where you throw your head back with your mouth slightly open. It’s a killer shot- every single time
- Bring your pet. If you are dog lovers then having your pooch around can make you both comfortable and some crazy cute photos.
Here are the list of shots to consider: