Bridal Vanity Kit Checklist

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We all love shopping but shopping specially for cosmetics and other make-up essentials is the most delightful experience for a bride. You are the best judge of your skin type, so make sure you yourself shop for your bridal vanity kit essentials. You are the star of this auspicious occasion, so don’t let your incomplete kit spoil your big day. Go through this savior checklist we have for you and you won’t miss anything at all.

 

Face:

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  • Primer: For that beautifully clear and radiant skin, go for a good quality primer which is rich in vitamins so that even after wearing layers of make-up, your skin can breathe properly.
  • Foundation: Look for a foundation that matches your skin color. Too much lighter shade can make you look disastrous on stage and in pictures.
  • Concealer: Mostly people don’t need a concealer after applying primer and foundation but you should always keep it in your kit to get away with those dark blemishes.
  • Face Powder: If the wedding is in summers then face powder is a must to save you from melting make-up. It will fix your make-up and help you get a shine free matte finish.
  • Blush: As per your skin tone, pick up pinkish or peachy shade of blush to add definition to your cheekbones. Go for matte blush if your skin is oily and shimmery for normal to dry skin type.
  • Moisturizer: To keep your skin hydrated.
  • Sunscreen: To save yourself from tanning.
  • Face Wipes: For staying fresh all the time.
  • Sindoor and Bindi: Since now you will be a newlywed, this is something you need to carry all the time.
  • Rose Water: For moisture and freshness.

Eyes:

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  • Eye-shadow: Its better you keep a palette of eyeshadow that has many colors from light to darker ones, so that you don’t have to panic even if the one you thought will go well with your dress actually did not create the same magic.
  • Kajal Pencil: Black is the evergreen color for eye make-up as it goes well with every eye color, but you can always have blue or green color for a chic look.
  • Eyeliner: Liner can be liquid based, gel based or like a sketch pen, go for the one which you are comfortable using.
  • Eyelash Curler: If you are not very comfortable using false eyelashes then you must keep an eyelash curler to perfectly spread them out and to make your eyes look bigger.
  • Mascara: Go for a good quality waterproof mascara to make your lashes look darker and thicker.

Lips:

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  • Lipstick: A right shade of lipstick can transform your look completely. Shades like cherry red, magenta and coral are must haves in your kit.
  • Lip Balm: For prepping up the lips.

Hair:

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  • Shampoo: Keep a mild shampoo to save yourself from bad hair day.
  • Conditioner: For adding moisture and lusture to hair.
  • Hair Brush & Rollers: To style your hair and add volume to it.
  • Bobby pins: To secure the frizzy flicks.
  • U-pins: For the perfect neat bun.
  • Clutcher: For a normal hairdo.

 

Nail :

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  • Nail Paint: You must keep at least two three nice colors like maroon, magenta or the one that matches the color of your dress.
  • Nail Paint Remover: To make it easy for you to change the nail color according to dress.

 

Miscellaneous :

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  • Small Mirror: Everything you keep in your vanity is of no use if you forget to keep this thing.
  • Hand Sanitizer: To clean your hands before using any product on face.
  • Perfume/ Deo: Because smelling fresh is as important as feeling fresh.
  • Make-Up Brushes: Keep a set of make-up brushes for face and lips both.
  • Kajal Sharpner: For perfectly defined eyes.
  • Safety Pins: Keep a bunch of it.
  • Make-Up Remover/Cleanser: It’s a must have.
  • Cotton Balls: It’s a strict no no to leave home without them.
  • Sanitary Napkins: You don’t always remember the date so it’s better to keep them all the time.

This list will surely save you from all the last minute hassles while getting ready and assure you of looking stunning as a bride.

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Purple It Up !

We at The Wedding Co usually get a lot of quirky requests from to-be-weds regarding the detailing at their wedding. Obviously, everything from the wedding theme to the giveaways are customized to suit the couple’s taste. However, we’ve noticed one particular colour trend that has ruled the roost in the wedding world for a while now, and that is *drum roll* : the colour PURPLE!

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Ever so often we have blushing brides contact us with requests for a completely purple-themed, royalist wedding that’ll make the wedding party’s eyes go wide with wonder. Purple, traditionally associated with nobility, is available in dozens of shades and can be paired with virtually any colour under the sun, if done well. Besides, it’s a good shade for day and evening weddings alike.

Here are some purple trends to watch out for this 2015:

Invitations:

If you’re planning a purple-themed wedding, let your wedding invitation set the mood for it. You can opt for a simple white invitation with a purple ribbon or pattern. Alternatively, you can pick a combination of purple and gold for a regal-looking invite. For a modern appearance, try a cream card printed with a bold plum embellishments to give your audience a prelude to your purple, festival.

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Flowers:

Orchids are an exotic, dramatic choice for the D-day. There are also loads of other purple flowers to choose from, such as calla lilies, dahlias, and asters, that you can use in the wedding centerpieces, mandap decorations, and bridal bouquets. Purple flowers often need lighter elements to bring out their richness, so include some white or cream flowers, silver decorations, or some daring pops of unconventional tones to reinvent your wedding decor.

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Purple tones go great with wooden or earthy tones, stone backgrounds, church backdrops, and possibly anything you can dream up. It won’t matter whether you’re tying the knot in a maharaja’s palace, among the ruins of an old fort, in a rustic church, or at the beach, purple pairs well with any pattern and for any style of wedding. Adorn the church pews with it, use in on the mandap pillars, or make it the dress code for the cocktail reception; this colour will not disappoint.

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There is so much room to go crazy with purple, and you’ll still end up looking like you’re royalty on your wedding day. The shade has a little something for the traditional and contemporary alike. And, because it’s not a conventional choice, a well-executed purple colour scheme can be truly memorable. Furthermore, there are literally hundreds of shades of purple to meet every bride’s taste, and the colour flatters almost any skin tone. Purple symbolizes dignity, tolerance and togetherness, in addition to royalty and spirituality. So if this colour is your weakness, incorporate it into your wedding and dazzle your audiences with the imperial touch. It’ll definitely be one to remember!

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Revamping the Trend at Every Bend!

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Wedding trends are an ever-changing phenomenon. What was trending in 2013 was probably obsolete by 2014 and is blasphemous this 2015. The only constant trend of the century has been to reinvent what already exists.

Here’s what’s in store this year:

Themes and colours

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This year wedding themes and colours schemes get even bolder than last year; the palette primarily constitutes muted tones paired with vibrant colours. You can couple luscious red with sober taupe, pair vivacious orange with mouth-watering mint, or combine royal purple with sterling silver to adorn your wedding day. And that’s just the beginning of the list; there are a host of other quirky ideas you can choose from.

Un-Hotel Wedding Venues

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This season to-be-weds are looking to make a statement by picking the wackiest location for their special event and give the wedding party a true experience to remember. The benefit of an offbeat, unique wedding venue is that you won’t need to fuss over the decor too much as the natural state of the location is bound to be striking. Palaces, historical monuments/ruins, boats, botanical gardens and film cities make for stunning, unlikely wedding venues that’ll surely remain in the memory of your audiences for years to come.

Stunning Entries

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Gone is the age of horses and horse-drawn carriages. New-age grooms are discovering innovative ways to make stunning, awe-inspiring entries to make a solid statement of style on the D-day. Vintage cars, decorated bicycles, custom bikes and helicopters are some popular means of transport among these modern-days knights. Well, all that seems to be missing is a 50-foot tower and fire-breathing dragon to get to the bride!

After Parties

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A few years ago, it was all about the cocktail parties and sangeets. However, wedding couples these days have taken the celebrations up a notch, with post-reception parties being the flavour of the season. After parties are a great idea to break away from the formality of the wedding reception and provides opportunity for easy interaction between the wedding guests and the newly weds. They’re also a great opportunity for the bride and groom to get to know their partner’s family. Besides, these parties need not be extravagant, so they’re easy on the pocket. Opt for something low key like karaoke and drinks, relax at a lounge, go bowling or to a videogame arcade or just unwind with a house party. Post-wedding trends are the best thing since cupcakes!

Wedding Media

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Media has played a significant role in weddings for the longest time, but social media and other new elements have completely revamped the look and feel of weddings and made this a multi-billion industry. Wedding pairs are increasingly opting for pre-wedding photo shoots, wedding films, wedsites, wedding mobile apps and Twitter hashtags to spread their bliss. However, though the trend has been to make the wedding famous through social networking, several couples are opting for unplugged weddings so their guests can truly be present in mind and spirit to enjoy the festivities on their wedding day.

Ultimately, trends are what appeal to a mass of people, which is why they gain popularity. They’re encouraged and appreciated, but never an obligation and can most certainly be reinvented. Don’t shy away from doing something completely out of the box and wowing your wedding party. Start your own trend!

Unplugged Weddings: Why Some Duos Dare to Disengage

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The biggest  wedding trend of recent years has been to go offline with your wedding. We know it sounds like just another pomp, but consider this. Do you recall a time when wedding guests paid attention to the wedding vows rather than how much battery they had left in their phones? When the official photographer didn’t have to worry about bobbing heads and protruding arms that could potentially ruin a crucial capture of the wedding ceremony? Well, these are few of several reasons why to-be-weds these days are requesting for an unplugged affair.

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An unplugged wedding is when the wedding party requests their families and friends to turn off their camera phones, tablets and other electronic hindrances and truly enjoy the wedding experience, and bless the couple with their heart and not their photography skills. We really understand why brides and grooms are going this route. This gives the hired wedding photographer the chance to capture the wedding as efficiently as possible without missing key shots due to obtrusive guest photographers. Wedding photographers involve a heavy investment, so it’s a real shame when the perfect wedding shot is ruined by a spontaneous flash from a smartphone.

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Besides all this, an unplugged wedding helps maintain a sense of intimacy in the wedding affair. Guests can truly enjoy the revelry and participate in the ceremony without worrying about capturing the perfect portrait through a 5-inch screen. I mean, the official photographer gets paid for the job, so it’s best to let them handle it. It’s alright to let the bride be the first one to Instagram her wedding.

All in all, it boils down to the wedding couple’s personal choice. Some brides and grooms love the attention and the fact that guests are so socially charged and updating about their ceremony in real time. On the other hand, some prefer to pick the unplugged itinerary and have their friends and family be physically and mentally, rather than virtually, present on their joyous occasion. The responsibility you have as a guest is to ensure that your wedding pair have a truly memorable event and no hindrance or undue stress is caused to them due to a conspicuous camera click.

Doing It Your Way!

How many times have you heard your friends talk about their dream wedding and when you are invited to it, it is something quite different. Well, don’t start judging or assuming! There’s more to every wedding than the wedding arrangements. It is the guests. Having guests turn up to a wedding which they don’t know much about changes the tone and mood of the wedding. If you want to avoid that, especially if it is a destination wedding or a wedding where you are expecting many guests from out of town, we’ve got a solution. Opt for a wedding website!

Gaining popularity in recent times, wedding websites not only tend to be informative but they also save you the hassle of printing elaborate wedding booklets when you can opt for simple wedding cards. Here’s a quick peek into what the website can offer guests coming to your wedding.

Know the destination

One of our favorite reason for suggesting a website is the fact that it allows the guest to know more about the destination. Either it gives them more information on the hotel you are putting them up in or suggests hotels they could opt for during the duration of their stay. It enables you to give them information on things they can do in the city during their spare time, facilities they can avail such as salon, spa, makeup artists etc plus other vital information like the kind of climate they can expect, the dress code followed in the city and the dos and don’ts of the city.

Know the couple

As an Indian you will always find yourself surrounded by guests you don’t directly seem to know nor who know much about you but they are there because they are far off relatives or friends of your parents. To make this interesting, it is always a good idea to have a little paragraph telling them a bit about how you and your partner met and images that capture fun moments of your relationship – after all it always helps to put a face to the name.

Know the schedule

Most people tend to forget the wedding cards that are sent to them thus confusing the occasions, the timings or the dress code once they are at the destination. Having a website helps because it is easily accessible and gives guests the information they need instantly. Also, the same information works well for those planning their trip as it enables them to get complete details of what they should be wearing and how to plan their packing.

Know what to expect

Many times destination weddings or weddings in general tend to have an ambiance of constant celebration. Guests tend to group up and together make plans on the time they will meet for the next function, what they should do etc. With a website, they can stay updated on information you wish to share about the day’s happenings. If there is anything special that has been arranged for their entertainment or comfort, it seems more practical to make it known to all versus expecting the word to spread around.

Know what happened

Lastly, who said the website is just for those coming to the wedding. There might be times when a near and dear one can’t make it to your special day and you might not be the only one upset, they might too! Keep them involved by using the website to stream the wedding. Helps keeping all the special ones in your life as a part of the big day.

With websites being such a cost effective medium of communication these days, having one is definitely something a good wedding planner would recommend as part of your wedding preparations. From directing guests to filling in all on the fun, it is your mobile guide to THE DAY!