Happy Diwali Everyone!

Just wanted to wish everyone a VERY HAPPY DIWALI! We are done with our Dallas Wedding and now on to the next wedding in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! Dallas was great. I wanted to thank Luis, our banquet captain for being so wonderful and just doing everything we asked with a smile on his face. The staff at the Fairmont in …

In Dallas

It has been a crazy few weeks. I am in Dallas this weekend working on a wedding. I was in Birmingham last weekend. At least the economy has not really hurt the wedding business. I am trying to keep up to write more blogs but I guess I am not really a true blogger. We have a few more weddings …

Our Busy Summer

Our team has been busy this summer, and we have had quite a few weddings. We have been from Richmond to Washington D.C. to Upstate, Florida, and several in NYC. I cannot believe Fall is finally here. Here is a look back at some of our weddings: We did this lovely wedding in Utica, New York on Saturday, July 5 …

DOs and DON’Ts of Bridal Registry

I found a great article on wedding registry “DON’Ts” on CNN’s website. It’s straight to the point about the things you should and shouldn’t worry about while registering. There are great tips – from making sure your groom is involved (even if it’s just a little), to what to do if you receive something you don’t want or need. I’ve also put …

Unique Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are an important aspect of your wedding; they are a way of saying thank you to your guests, and with increasing travel costs it is really a great way to show your appreciation. However, it is important to find something all of your guests will enjoy, and also has a special touch. Edible wedding favors are always terrific …

New Color Schemes

With an Indian Wedding, almost all of our clients want to do new color schemes instead of the traditional Indian colors of burgundy and gold or red and gold. For the ceremony, it is ok to go with other colors! We have been telling our brides to take a fresh approach to color. I mean, come on, how many Indian …

A Day at the Spa—the Perfect Stress Reliever!

Weddings can be stressful, and it’s natural to want some rest. It’s also the perfect excuse to spend a day at the spa. Pre-wedding pampering is always a great stress reliever before your wedding day, and it’s an amazing gift to show your appreciation to your bridal party for all their help and dedication throughout the nuptials. I recommend that …

Creative Centerpieces

Centerpieces play a huge part in setting the theme for the reception. Lately my brides have been making very unique choices when it comes to these decorations. I decided to compare some of the ideas that I’ve encountered and give my opinion on what looks good. This centerpiece is one of the larger ones. It makes a powerful statement when …

Bridezilla!

I read this in a magazine when I was on a plane… “My coworker is getting married, and she’s turned into a complete bridezilla. I could write a movie script about the living hell she’s put all of us through. In spite of my total lack of interest in such things, I’ve learned about “hot colors” and theme consultants and …

Trouble For Destination Weddings?

The most exciting weddings to attend are destination weddings. Are destination weddings as fun as fuel becomes more expensive? We will have to learn to cut corners without making your wedding day less special. Recently, some domestic airlines introduced new charges for checking baggage. The first checked bag is $15, second checked bag is $25, and so on. If you …

Our Washington D.C. wedding gets featured in The Washington Post!

On Saturday, June 14th our team went to DC to coordinate the wedding of Swati Raval and Manan Shah at The Ronald Reagan Building and ITC . This was one of the most anticipated events of this year for us. We had been planning this wedding since 2006! I could not believe how the entire day came together. To my …

Wedding in Wisconsin

In late May our whole team traveled to Wisconsin for the cross-cultural wedding of Seema Gandhi and Ryan Grimm. The festivities began with The garba, a night of dancing and celebration before the wedding on May 24 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She looked amazing to say the least in her coral and pearl outfit.  It is by far one of the nicest outfits I …

Great Ideas From Virginia!

Personalization and price are two factors a wedding is planned around. Little details can make the event memorable but expensive. In our recent wedding in Richmond, Virginia we found some great ways to personalize the details without breaking the bank! For Nishma’s centerpieces we cut 50 oranges, submerged them in water and floated a candle on top. It looked great …

Wedding Season 2008 Is In Full Swing

Well, the traveling for wedding season has started. Two weeks ago, our entire team went to Richmond, VA for the wedding of Nishma Patel and Neerav Jadeja. We had been planning that wedding for over 9 months and it was so exciting to see the entire event come together. With a guest list of 700, we took our team of …

Cake Cake Cake

It was a week full of cake tastings with brides last week. It is always so much fun. Gone are the days that brides just walk into a grocery store and order a cake. Cakes are as important to a wedding as the flowers. It really makes a statement and represents the bride and the groom (let’s not forget the …

All My Trips This Month

   I feel like I have been everywhere in the last few weeks. In March, I went to Birmingham, AL to meet Sheetal and her family who are planning an Indian/American Wedding at the Marriott Ross Bridge. This was my first time in Birmingham and all I have to say is, “It is not NYC for sure!”. I was really not knowing …

My favorite venue in Manhattan

I met Ann today for lunch and she is one of our new brides. We don’t like to waste any time when we first sign the couple. During our very first meeting, we went to the venue, met with a potential florist and saw a photographer. How much fun is that in just one afternoon! I am so lucky because …

Our search for good Invitations

   So many of our brides are looking for good places for invitations. Most of us normally opt to go to India for Indian Invitations but you can find invitation places in your town that can give you invitations with an Indian look and feel. One of our brides (Deepika) is looking to do just that. We found her The …

Decor: Linens

D E C O R : L I N E N S We are often asked by our brides to come up with creative ideas to enhance décor. One of the first things we recommend is for them to pay careful attention to their selection of linen. Let’s face it, your guests are going to be sitting at their tables …