wedding day

Why it’s important to have zero regrets before your Wedding day?

Z is for Zero Regrets

We’ve reached the last post in this A-Z journey of weddings.

Hence it feels apt to talk about the most important day of them all i.e. the wedding day!

So as your wedding day approaches, there are butterflies in your stomach, the stress in your head, and you might be too busy getting everything right for the main event.

But do you have any regret? Have you shared that with your partner?

If the answer is no, then I’m super happy for you and you have nothing to worry about.

But if the answer is yes, you might want to read the below points and find out what’s bothering you and why it’s important to share that with your partner before the wedding day itself.

Here are a few pointers that I believe can help you find that stress point.

1. Know what you’re getting into:

Please know what you’re getting into. Marriage is just not an event that you enjoy, click pictures and tata bye-bye. It’s a promise for a life together. Hence know your partner well and go ahead only after you believe it is the right thing to do.

This will help you in not having a surprising look one week post the wedding day!

2. Wedding expectations:

Whether it’s the same religion or an inter-caste wedding, every family or partner prefers having a few rituals or ceremonies.

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Both parties might not agree to this and hence it’s best to ensure wedding expectations are dealt with. Come to a common ground or state if you’re uncomfortable with any ritual. Your partner has the right to know.

3. Budget:

Let’s talk about the main agenda i.e. the budget. Most couples opt for 50-50 now and a few where one party pays for everything.

It’s best to have this discussion and clear everything. If things are left unsaid, these can crop up from time to time post the wedding in form of arguments.

4. Living alone or with family:

Another sensitive topic is living alone or with a family post marriage. Have you discussed it? No? Then it’s high time you do. It’s important to list the pros and cons of doing both. Discuss with your near ones, take their advice, and then make a mutual decision.  

5. Financials:

Practically, this decision will help you both be well planned for your married life. Discussing financials for day-to-day and fixed monthly expenses helps you start saving in advance. This will ensure you are ready to start a life together without any money issues.

6. Transparent:

Be transparent with your partner as much as you can. If you have something that troubles you or if you’re not comfortable, your partner has the right to know. Being transparent will only help you be clear and there’ll be no friction.

What are my thoughts on zero regrets before the wedding day?

Wedding day is quite special and hence having zero regrets before the wedding will ensure that you enjoy it to the fullest. I believe it’s important that you stay as transparent with your partner as possible.

What do you think about this? Do share your views in the comment section below.

P.S – The banners and images used in this Blog are from my best friend Dean and Monisha’s wedding. While I did miss the registered marriage, I eagerly look forward to the reception and meeting them soon!

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best bachelor spinster party

How to Plan the Best Bachelor Spinster Party

Y is Your Last Bachelor Spinster moment

As we have reached the penultimate posts in the series, it feels apt to talk about the last bachelor spinster moment.

Bachelor/spinster parties are a known tradition before the couple tied the knot. I’m sure you will have an idea of wild parties with some of your friends or if you’ve watched the movie “Hangover”.

To ensure, everyone has the best time and no one crosses any boundaries, here are a few tips you can follow to have a kick-ass party.

When to have a bachelor spinster party?

Ideally, it’s never a good idea to have a party too close to the wedding. It’s best if you can plan the party anywhere between 1-3 months before the wedding.

Where to have it?

I highly suggest that you look for a resort, villa, Airbnb, or even a known person’s farmhouse. This helps you have fun minus having to worry about anyone making a fuss.

If there’s no such option, you can always have a party at your place.

Whom to invite for your bachelor spinster party?

Ideally, the groom or bride call their best friends and at max their siblings/cousins. In case you’re planning to call your partner’s father, brother/sister, you must be clear up to when they can stay (depending on the type of games and activities that are planned).

Themes & Dresses:

It’s a trend now to keep theme-based parties. If you have such an idea, plan well in advance and inform your guests so they can make arrangements for the dresses accordingly.

Go to a different place:

It’s not cool to visit the same place that you guys/girls keep visiting. Since this is a special party, go to a new place.

Your last bachelor spinster party

Keep an eye on the groom/bride:

This is the duty of the Best man and maid of honor. Don’t let the groom/bride do anything that they will regret at this party.

It might sound fun and everyone will laugh but you must keep an eye on them and ensure they’re fine and within their boundaries. Everyone else in their party is on their own.

Plan games and have fun:

It’s okay if you want to keep a light dinner and a few drinks. But planning some games can take the party to the next level. Depending on the party guests, plan the games and have fun.

What are my thoughts on the last bachelor spinster party?

Well, it’s your special party. If your friends can plan a kick-ass party for you, I’m sure you’ll have the best time of your life. Don’t do something stupid that you’ll regret.

What about you? Is there a special/funny story you wish to share? Leave a comment below!

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Top 5 Wedding Xpectations for every couple

X is for Wedding Expectations

Getting a good night’s sleep before the wedding day seems like a Myth, don’t you think?

Some have parties that go on until the wee hours while the rest either are busy in last-minute preparations or are freaking out. Hence getting a few good hours of sleep is not possible.

There are many such wedding expectations a couple has before the wedding day.

Here’s a list of 5 such expectations a couple has before their wedding day.

1. Hair, make-up, dressing on point:

Nobody wants to look like a regular guest during their wedding. Hence you focus on hair, make-up, and dressing. There’s a lot of expectation a couple has so they can look at their best.

2. No hassle during ceremony/reception:

Another expectation deals with the wedding ceremony and reception. The couple expects everything to go as smoothly planned as possible.

If any last-minute cancellations, lighting issues, etc happens, it can affect how your reception ends. So no last-minute jitters, okay?

3. Food is good:

Yes, how can we forget the food? Most of your guests will like your wedding if the food is amazing. Hence any hiccup in the food department can cause you unimaginable stress. Let’s hope for the best on that day!

4. First Dance / Fumbling during speech:

Catholic weddings have the first dance. A few others might have a speech by the couple thanking everyone who came for the wedding.

Fumbling during the speech or missing steps and looking like a fool in the first dance is a nightmare for any couple. Let’s practice a lot and ensure that doesn’t happen.

wedding expectations

5. Photos:

Lastly, the main event is incomplete minus the photos. If you have more pictures with your mouth wide open while eating, then you’ve got a problem.

Couples have the highest expectations for getting memorable pictures. Hence invest your time in finding the right photographer for your wedding, okay!

What are my thoughts on the wedding expectations?

I’ve just listed down 5 but there are many more expectations a couple has. It can be a stressful experience but in the end, everything turns out alright and you enjoy your wedding day.

What are your thoughts on wedding expectations? Is there any point you wish to add? Leave a comment and let me know.

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Wedding planner in India

Here’s how you can choose the best wedding planner in India

W is for Wedding Planner

Most couples wish for their wedding to be memorable. Wouldn’t it be nice if weddings would be like how they show in the movies?

It would but they skip the most important part i.e. the planning that goes into creating the best wedding experience.

People who are married know the stress and tension that one gets during the wedding planning stages. If you can manage it then good for you! Those who don’t want that stress often look for wedding planners.

But wait, how can I get the best wedding planner in India?

Yes, I know there are tons of planners out there, and choosing one can be a difficult decision to make. Hence to make it easy, here’s a set of 5 questions that you can ponder upon.

Answering them will make it easy for you to make that decision and have that dream wedding!

1. Portfolio + Experience:

Like interviews, you can first check the portfolio and experience of the wedding planner. This helps you shortlist quite a few planners. You can also check the websites of these planners to shortlist. Like always, research is the key.

2. Location:

If the wedding planner knows the location of your ceremony/reception, then it gets better for you. As they have already worked here earlier, you can check their portfolio for this location and understand their style.

Wedding planner in India

3. Vendors:

I recently heard from a wedding planner in Mumbai that most wedding planners have a set of vendors (caterers, music, flowers, etc) that they prefer to work with. Find out who these vendors are and research if they will be a good fit for your wedding.

4. Friendly + Patient:

If the planner you are discussing with isn’t easy to connect with and not friendly, there are high chances of having arguments and disagreements. Hence it’s safe to go ahead with planners who are friendly, and understand what you need without losing their patience.

5. Introspect:

Ask yourselves these questions:

  • Does the planner understand our vision?
  • Will they work as per our budget?
  • Are they okay with being recommended to other vendors or planner want his/her vendors only?
  • Did we connect well?

What are my thoughts on the best wedding planner in India?

Multiple planners consider being the best wedding planner in India. But in the end, if you can answer these questions and get positive vibes, it can work out well for you.

What do you think? Is choosing a wedding planner in India an easy task?

P.S – The banners and images used in this Blog are from my friend Niti and Niket’s wedding. Hands down, it’s one of the best planned and beautiful weddings I’ve attended in the past couple of years.

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wedding vows

Top 4 Tips for writing heartfelt wedding vows

W is for wedding vows

In any catholic wedding, we have vows that the couple makes to each other. Some even go ahead and add them during the reception with their personalized set of vows that they proclaim in front of their audience.

If you wish to do the same, you can follow this step to step guide.

1. Who is he/she to you – You can start the vows by mentioning who your partner is to you. Are they your best friend, your partner in crime, or your practical guru who keeps you grounded?

This can be one of the best ways to start your wedding vows and also helps your audience know your partner better.

2. What do you love about your partner – Now this is where you can plan to tell a story, things that made you realize that your partner is “The One.”

The story can be short and you can list down a few instances that made you realize how you both are meant to be.

wedding vows

This makes your vows more intimate than ever.

3. What all are you promising? – Yes, you’re promising to live a life together but here’s where you can add romance and fun like, “I promise that as your wife, I will not keep score, even though I am totally winning”.

Yes, vows don’t need to just be plain old and boring. Make it fun, make it quirky, and romantic too. Poke fun but only till a certain limit as you don’t want to fight on the very first day of your married life.

4. Rough times and the future – Talking about good times is what everyone does. You can add a vow mentioning how you’ll stick together no matter how rough life gets.

It’s in these moments that this vow makes sense – In sickness and in health, for better or worse. You can then end your vows by making one last promise to love each other for eternity until death do us part!

What are my thoughts on wedding vows?

Wedding vows are very important. If you wish to make your ceremony an intimate affair, take time to plan your vows. You can then share them with your partner on the wedding day.

What do you think about wedding vows? Would you prefer creating your own vows?

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