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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Getting Married - Plan Your Wedding

A cinderella wedding every women wants one but in real life it costs a LOT!….however if you plan in advance you can get quite a discount.  :)

My wedding was on 2nd of December, 2010. I did not get much time to plan my wedding that is why I am writing in case you don't have a wedding planner. The most important thing that need to know when you are going to be a bride is to be happy because that will reflect the most on your face off course you will be excited, a little troubled, worried about everything that is going to happen. Just Chill ax enjoy the day start by being happy and healthy.

Many women think about dieting first thing when they get to know that they are getting married…and that’s a terrible decision!! Loosing to much weight just before the wedding will give you a weak body, stressed out unhappy face with no glow, stretchmarks & hair loss all the things you don’t want just before your wedding. Some women even join weight loss centre three months before the wedding for a 5 kg weight loss which is the worst decision to make! Instead meet a dietitian for a healthy diet program so that your skin glows before the wedding.

"Do NOT focus on weight loss; Focus on having a healthy body and mind… Also make sure that you have loads of water because that will flush out all the toxins in your body and give you glowing skin!"

Guide to be a beautiful bride

     PRE-BRIDAL Treatments - To make yourself glow on your wedding day pre-bridal treatments can be taken. Now you can decide the kind of pre-bridal package you want and the cost that fits your budget. Pre–bridal is not always costly BUT since a wedding happens once in a lifetime it just feels great to pamper yourself!!

I got my pre-bridal done from Suparna Trikha’s Aveda which is located in Nizamuddin East, New Delhi. I have been getting my treatments done from Suparna from the last 10 years and couldn’t have gone to anyone else. Simply because Suparna uses her own home made products from natural sources none of her products have any chemicals, bleach or parabens that would harm the skin; Even the most sensitive skin does not suffer after using her products.

I met Suparna Trikha two month’s before the wedding for consultation where she created a personal diet plan for me. In which she inculcated fruits and food type that we provide glow to my skin! She also recommended the Queen Pre-Bridal Package that would definitely make me feel like one on the D-Day! I had visit Suparna’s Aveda everyday for 2 weeks before the Wedding for the entire Pre-Bridal to be completed.

The  Queen Prebridal Package Included

  • Vatna with Pure Dals and Herbs,
  • Ubtans With Pure Dals and Herbs,
  • 2 Sets of Cleopatra Hand and Feet Manicure & Pedicure done with Pure Milk, Roses and Sugar,
  • Suparna’s Red Hot Heena to give nice red/ auburn tinge to hair,
  • 3 Sets of Almond and Mint facials to tighten the skin and give life to it,
  • 2 Sets of Head Messages with Pure Bringhraj Oil to nourish the hair,
  • 2 Body Messages with Pure Rose oil and Sandalwood oil on different occasions,
  • Eye Message with Pure Milk Crème and Oils to Make Dark circles vanish.

And I also purchased Exotic Bridal Vatna with Pure Gold & Roses, Rose Oil, Almonds,Turmeric & Dals, Soap free bodywashes, Ubtans, Sea Salt, Rose oils, Face Scrub and Rose gel. After having the pre-bridal treatments done on me ..Wow, I felt like a Queen!... My skin never felt that soft & exotic before!!

If you wish you get your pre-bridal fixed with Suparna Trikha you can contact her at the following address: Suparna’s Aveda B-24, Nizzamudin East,New Dehi-110013, Tel: 24355804, 24358051. Suparna’s Aveda is dedicated to towards women who want to look beautiful the natural way! 

Suparna's 24kt Gold Vatna for Bride's is a Miracle!!

"Though it might sound a little expensive at first but I would suggest to you go ahead and Indulge. I used this Vatna on my wedding and the entire house became fragrant, such is the power of Suparna's Vatna. You don't need to use any moisturizer or perfume after applying this on your body and your skin will remain silky soft throughout the day - Surabhi"

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Smile and the World Smiles With You

Yup, Its true a good smile will win everybody's heart. Me and My Fiance visited the dentist two months before the wedding for Teeth Polishing session so that our smiles look gorgeous on the D-DAY! Our dentist also recommended that we can also go for a teeth polishing session a week before the wedding in case we want super white teeth however we were okay with a one session then itself!! :)

My Dentist: Alchemist 

Make Up - Artist (Wedding)

Make sure that your Makeup Artist is really good at her work because bad makeup can make you look terrible. I have personally noticed beautiful dusky women painted white on their wedding day! 

Whoa!….please make sure  that your makeup  artist applies a foundation that matches your skin texture and colour. Make sure that she uses high end cosmetics as your makeup needs to stay throughout the night and if it is not of good quality then you need get ready for serious makeup meltdown and horrible pictures as cameras and lights will be always focusing on you and it will be pretty embarrassing in  front of the guests. Try to use Mac Pro longwear foundations or Kroylan.

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be easily clipped on to your scalp without damaging it! Ask your Makeup/Hair artist to make it available for you. I wore high bun with a long braid decorated with flowers on my wedding day. In case you would like to purchase your own then they are available in Nizzamuddin East Market at the Diva Divine Store, New Delhi.


Clip In Hair:  Gives Amazing Bounce, Volume and length to Hair;  Cost : 20,000 INR

Clip N Go Hair Extensions:   Cost: 5000 INR

Clip in Hair Extensions

Wicked Colour Extensions

Hair Extensions Braided:

My Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: Sarita Sharma from Studio 7

Make -Up Artist (Wedding Reception)

Your Makeup Artist should be versatile and should know how to change Looks/Hair according to your Outfit, Party Theme and Your Complexion. If the makeup artist is a true professional she/he will have range of cosmetics ranging from Mac, Inglot, Bobbi brown, Kryolan, Urban decay etc!

I was wearing coloured hair extensions to create an illusion of long beautiful hair. Hair extensions can be easily clipped on to your scalp without damaging it! 

Acrylic nails

Last much longer and withstand all kinds of temperature they won’t break or chip easily! Acrylic nails is really good option if you have weak, brittle, hard to grow nails! You can get these done at a Nail Art Parlour. You need get a filling done every month according to the growth of your nails! Maximum wear time 6 Months.

Nail Art

Nail Art can be done on both Natural and Acrylic nails for the day to match your outfit! Which can be Glitter, Crystals, Swarovski & patterns. You can also try Konad Nail Art which is a very easy "Do it yourself at home kit." In case you don't have time to go to a Nail Art Parlour. Konad Nail Sets come in different types like  French, Stone, Professional, Stamping, Christmas, Mini.

Here are some nail art designs 

 How To Use Konad Nail Art System

Nail Strips and 3D Nail Stickers:

Easy as A, B & C....
You can Apply Sally Hansen Nail Strips on your nails like a regular sticker and 3D Nail Stickers can applied after applying a base coat.


The Punjabi Bride By Tanishq

My Bridal Set was from Tanishq and Choora from Frontier Raas, New Delhi.

Purchase Yours At:
If you have already bought gold or polka jewellery for your wedding then that is a safe bet as it will go with almost types of bridal outfits!  In case you are planning to wear artificial jewellery make sure that it matches with your bridal outfit otherwise it will look out of place. Silver polished jewellery with an outfit with golden embroidery is a bridal disaster! check out all jewellery rentals or semi precious jewellery retail outlets.

Jewellery on Rent 

In case you don't want to invest. in gold than it's better to rent your jewellery

  •  - You can rent and buy jewellery.
  • Omsons -  Rent and buy, E-11, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi -24.
  • Aabushan - Rent and buy, Shop no-17, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi.

You can also try Art karat , BG's South Ex, Kushal's Fashion Jewellery and Chunmun Store at G.K. M-Block Market for silver based Bridal jewellery.


The Mehendi ceremony is very important in Indian weddings. Make sure that the mehendi artist is well known for his/her work and see some of their work before you decide which mehendi wala will apply bridal mehendi for you!

Fresh Floral Jewellery

Looks extremely beautiful on a bride on her mehendi/sangeet/haldi day.....The picture says it all.....

PS: These are some of the Designs that I manufactured from 2012 to 2014, after that I have stopped manufacturing Floral Jewellery for Brides. 

Floral Jewellery adds beauty and charm to brides, sometimes even more than Gold and Diamond. Due to other work commitments, I do not design them anymore .. 

  • FNP TahilianiG-61, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, New Delhi - 11001Contact: 9999999166, 9999999177, 011-41838492, 41838494
  • FNP Tahiliani - Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurgaon, Haryana,  Contact +91-9999999166,177

Bridal Footwear

Your Bridal Footwear is also a important part of your bridal wear. Try not to go for pencil heels as platforms give you better balance with all that heavy jewellery and bridal lehenga. Try to contrast or complement your bridal wear with your footwear.

My bridal footwear were purchased from Agra they had zardosi, dabka and stone wotk on them. I choose platforms so that they would give me more support while walking on the wedding day.

Your Bridal Wear

Your wedding outfit is one of the most important decision of the wedding! keep 4 things in mind Budget, Wedding Theme, Colour and Your Complexion & Body type.

Budget Purchasing your Wedding Lehenga, Saree, Ghaghra, or Suit can be a expensive. Make sure you inform the designer or  shop assistant about the range in which you wish to purchase.

Theme Always remember the theme of your wedding. What kind of wedding are you having is it Traditional, Beach, Bollywood, South Indian, Christian, Bunt, Baniya and buy your outfit accordingly.

Colour & Your Complexion  That’s where most of the brides go wrong make sure that you buy the colour that flatters your complexion  the most.

Fair or Porcelain complexions – Blood Red, Golden, Dark Green, Purples, Dark Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta, Hot Pink, Rust Red, Yellow, Black, Salmon Pink, Navy Blue

Medium or Dusky complexions Golden, Maroon,  Rust Red, Beige, Black, White, Pink, Baby Pink, Orange.

Dark complexions – Maroon, Golden, Browns, Beige, White.

Body Type -  Your body type can add beauty to certain cuts, designs & colours.

Tall & Petite  Buy Bolder & Larger Patterns with Broad Borders. You can also wear multicolored lehenga with materials like Organza, Silk, Tussar silk, Brocade & Satin. 

Medium built & Medium Height – Buy Smaller Patterns and don’t go for Multicoloured Lehengas or Sarees. Try going for one or two colour combination with thin borders. It’s better to opt for A -line or fish cut lehenga's made in Silk, Satin or Brocade.

Thin & Medium Height - Buy smaller patterns and preferably don’t go for multicoured lehengas or sarees. Try going for one or two colour combination with thin borders. You can wear Brocade, Organza, Silk or Satin.

Cost: 70,000 INR/ $1296 U.S. - This is an extremely beautiful heritage - Jaipuri Lehenga a replica of the lehenga's once worn by the Rajput Queens of Rajasthan/Marwar. Traditional embroidery done are gottapatti, dabka, zardosi, sequinces & crystals.

 Warning: The Lehenga weighed 10 Kg's, Only the brave one's shall indulge in such luxury :)))

                              Art of Saree Draping by Dolly Jain at Palki

Wedding Invitations

Discuss with your family and look through all the designs that will suit your wedding invitation.

Try these links you might like something :-


Photographer + Videographer

It is very important to hire a good photographer for your wedding because wedding photographs are the memories that are actually cherished forever. Ask the photographer what kind of equipments does he have and also go through some of his/ her work before hiring one. Your photographer should have ability to capture your moods, expressions and all the events with perfection!

Our Photographer:   Tarun Chawla Photography


Discuss with your groom to be and both the families to decide to venue for your wedding according to your budget and guest list!


Ask your wedding designer all sorts of wedding and decor possibilities and also go through the pictures of their previous events maybe you might like to repeat something. It is very important that the decor meets with the theme of the wedding!

The Wedding Reception

Reception is also a very important event right after the wedding. Make you sure that both of you buy beautiful Apparel for the event as this will the first time you will be making a public appearance as Husband and Wife! My Husband purchased my Lehenga from Frontier Raas and his sherwani from Dewan Sahib. 

The cost: of reception lehenga: 80,000 INR/ $1481 U.S. after discount 50,000 INR/ $925 U.S


The Cake

If you are planning to cut a cake on your Reception make sure that it should not only be beautiful to look at but amazingly tasty at the same time. We ordered our Cake from Le'Marche, Sugar &Spice, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. 

It was a beautiful 10 Kg - 4 Tier, Multi flavoured Cake made of flavours such as Chocolate, Fruits, Black forest and Vanilla. Cost:  2000 INR/per kg.

Honeymoon Destination

After the wedding and reception celebrations are over you can think about relaxing in a exotic resort with your partner. Go through all the possible honeymoon locations that you can go to.Visit the nearest tour and travels office and ask them about exciting honeymoon packages. Make sure the place you want to visit fits your budget, mood and climate. Honeymoon is a very important bonding time between couples the entire concept is designed so that you get extreme privacy and stay away from the crowd. Do not to go on a group tour by xy tour and travels to Europe that is surely going to ruin your honeymoon. Do go on a cruise or a Honeymoon Package!

My Honeymoon Destination:  Exotic Private Pool Villa in Maldives located in The Indian Ocean!


"Now, you know what to do for your wedding...So just get married and don't forget to smile :)"


  1. u look so elegant and graceful. loved ur wedding snaps. :) This is an awesome guide for all brides to be.

    loved going through ur posts too. :)

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  2. Just loved the beautiful tips given by you.....
    But onething want to ask you from where did you got your bridal and reception make-up done..... And from where your mehendi artist from?? And last question from where you brought the crown that you wore on your Reception...I'll really be thankful if you answer 3 questions.

  3. Hello Swati,

    I got my makeup done by Sarita Sharma - Studio 7 Noida. She also travels to your wedding destination to do your Makeup..

    My Mehendi was done by Srinivasan I don't have his number anymore :(

    The Tiara that I am wearing on my reception night is from Swarovski which a limited edition and also a replica of Princess Diana's Tiara worth $380! :)


  4. Thanks a lot for replying....Sorry For bothering again, just last question from where did you arranged the diya girls while entering As a bride at the venue.Where did
    You get yOur Chuda & kalire from?? :-))

  5. Hi Swati....

    The Diya girls were arranged by The event planner. Ask your event planner to do that for you!!

    I purchased my chuda from Frontier Raas & The Kalira's are from BG'S both from South extension, Delhi.


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