Article by Ann Rose Tharakan
She said, yes, the dates are set, it’s time to start planning the wedding. Choosing the venue is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make. The venue sets the tone for the wedding, it will probably be the big ticket item on your checklist, and most of your decision regarding the wedding will be based on the kind of location you choose for your wedding.
So where do you start? Most couple have a vague idea of the kind of venue they want – outdoors, indoors, farmhouse, lawn, restaurant, hotel… if you don’t there’s no need to panic.
First, before you go venue visiting, draft a budget for the entire wedding with a breakdown of how much you want to spend on each item including the venue. Like we said, the venue will be the single most expensive item on your list, so it is better for you to decide early-on how much you want to spend here rather than having to cut-out your favorite photographer or DJ because you can’t afford them.
Second – decide on the wedding count. You need to estimate how many people will be attending the wedding. Wedding venues come in different sizes and you will want to ensure that the venue you choose can accommodate all your guests.
Third – RESEARCH! Once you’ve got your wedding count and budget down and you’ve decided on kind of venue you want, it’s time to start researching. One of the best ways is to first check images on social media by planners and photographers. This will give you an idea of what they can do with the venue and how the décor will look. You can then get in touch with the venue on their dates and availability.
You want your wedding to be unique and memorable, but it can be a challenge to come up with the perfect backdrop for the festivities. There are a lot of options to choose from, and the possibilities can vary based on a number of factors, like the time of year, your budget and the number of guests and participants you have in mind. These wedding venue ideas represent some romantic, practical and unexpected options. When it comes to your wedding and reception, though, let your personal style be your guide.
Hotels, Restaurant and Resorts –
Whether a small intimate restaurant or a larger one that even has a private room or a lawn available, this venue option may be the perfect choice for you. Larger hotels have the ability to provide you with lots of options from intimate restaurant affairs to gorgeous ballroom events.
Photo credit: Lucky Malhotra
Ruth’s and Nikhil’s special day was as special to us as it was to them. This beautiful wedding in Bangalore will always hold a place in our hearts for many years to come. I remember our very first meeting with Ruth, she is kind and warm with a big fuzzy heart. The wedding had to be special for Ruth as their story was that great. We had to make this day as grand as possible for them. A white church wedding followed by a blush pink ‘all fun’ cocktails followed. The wedding planning process spanned over 5 months and we structured this phase in a manner to allow the family to be completely stress free.
Our wedding planning team handled all the logistics of the wedding from decor, ground coordination, service provider management, checks on all service standards and all the little details that make a great wedding.
Photography by Sudeep Bhattacharya
Make up by Kusum Parvez
Cinematography by Creative Chisel
These are some highlights of the wedding
This ultra gorgeous South Indian – Parsi Wedding was loaded with so much detail and was a power packed 2 day wedding. Running a famous hospitality brand in the india, Vijay’s bench mark of service and delivery standard was something that we aimed to achieved and I am glad that our team was able to meet that. We arranged all the decor details and management of the events for the wedding that was held at The Taj Westend and reception at Shangri-la.
The wedding planning process begun few months back and we worked together on some really fine decor detailing to finally produce a beautiful event.
As a wedding planning and management agency, we understand the importance and the efforts out in by the family to see it through and we can only be grateful to be a part of it.
The wedding colours were red, gold and white. Don’t miss the yumminess of the mandap and the chairs that we adorned with jasmine gajras.
The reception at Shangri-La was designed in peach, blush pink and white.
Photography – George Seemon Photography
Make up – Ralph Daniels
Invites & Stationery – Glitter code
The South VS North is a never ending battle for the first place. Even so that its now taken over weddings. For ages we’ve been hearing the weddings in the north of India are more fun and has all the yummyness. Here is a list of the the awesome things the South has to offer…..
- Fun traditional ceremonies : –
a) Oonjal/Swing Ceremony – This a custom in Tam-Bhram Weddings. The couple are made to sit on the “Oonjal” or swing which is rocked gently. The swing’s oscillating motion is a message to the couple that they must stay strong together during the challenges and joys of life. Relatives and friends sing auspicious songs, blessing the couple. They are offered milk and bananas and the ladies from both the families throw coloured rice balls in four directions to ward off evil spirits. This ritual also signifies support of that family and friends during the couple’s married life.
Delicious, pretty and yummy are the words one can use to describe favours for this event. Use your wackiest creativity for favours for your Mehndi event. How lucky are we as Indians to be able to host such a fun event like the Mehndi or Henna function. Oodles of colours and cute trinklets. We have shortlisted a few of some super cool Mehndi give aways for your wedding. Pay a little attention to souring some of these cuties while planning your wedding and Mehndi.
1) Will never die! Glass bangles
Although what you can do obviously is to use it differently. Try getting your wedding planner (in case you don’t have a planner, you can get a local tailor to do this)