Wedding App! What’s that?

As the world gets more tech savvy, why shouldn’t your wedding as well? In the last few years, wedding websites have become all the rage, with introductions about the bride & groom, programmes, etc. But wouldn’t it be great to have something more interactive and current, all in the palm of your hand?  Enter the wedding app!

Wedding apps can be customized for Android,iOS and Windows Phone, integrated with your wedding website, and have possibilities of multiple useful features.  They especially make sense with everyone traveling and a multitude of coordination to be done with the guests involving transportation and timelines. Here we list some of the exciting features you can incorporate in your wedding app.

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Meet the Guests!

Send out invites asking your guests to download the wedding app and sign into the guest book. Your app can build a fun directory with quirky information about each guest, enabling everyone to get to know each other in advance, plan the pre-wedding bachelor / bachelorette, tell funny tales and instances about the bride and groom and let the wedding fun begin months in advance!

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Keep things organized via the Instant Messenger and RSVP page

The guests can use the app to RSVP and inform you about their travel plans. They can also message you through the app, to be constantly in touch about any changes. Apps can offer customizations to form groups in the messenger module, enabling guests to interact with each other and plan things out via the app.

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Gift Registry via the Wedding App

Why get burdened with a zillion gifts you’ll end up never using or giving away? Create your gift registry online, using e-commerce sites and link them back to your app, allowing your guests to spend their money intelligently and getting you a gift you’ll actually use and appreciate! It’s a win-win for everyone.

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Countdown to the D-Day

Your wedding app can integrate with your phone’s calendar and store the event into people’s schedule. What’s more, the app can display a countdown to the big day, building excitement with animation and trivia. You can also have reminders springing up before the different functions planned, ensuring people are up-to-date and on time. 

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Turn your wedding into a vacation!

Let’s face it, while your wedding is definitely the most important day in your life, it can sometimes turn into a bit of a drag for your guests. So why not turn it into a fun sightseeing trip for everyone? Let your app report the expected weather for the day, the history of your venue, amazing places to visit nearby. Add information about travel, local transport, interesting trivia and maybe even form a group for guests with similar interests to plan a small excursion between events? Feeding in your detailed programme with timings into the app will enable guests to plan their day, and manage some fun on the side! No more lost wandering aunties who missed the bus because they thought you said 6pm instead of 4pm… It’s all there on the app, with built in reminders!

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You know the excitement of watching a cricket match live, and then realizing you’re on the screen for everyone as well? Recreate the hype at your wedding by having your videographer upload a live stream onto the app, available for all your guests to see! Moreover, it enables all your invitees to view every aspect of the wedding, even if they were unable to attend. 

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It takes months of asking and begging all friends and family to send you all the pics they took at your wedding, and even then you almost never manage to get all! Have no fear, your wedding app is here! Create a live photo sharing environment, with everyone on the app being able to share any pics they take directly from their phone to all other guests, and most importantly, you! You can build in fun photo props into the app for guests to modify their pictures and create virtual photo booths and photo strips. And why not link it to your social media page for direct uploads?

The possibilities of development on your wedding app are endless. While there are customizable designs and templates available which are relatively easy and quick to build, one can always build completely new models and customized modules as per their requirements. Contact your wedding planner to help you build an app that your guests will be talking about and trying to copy for years to come!

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DIY hacks to add that extra fun to your Wedding Mehendi and keep it budget friendly!

Mehndi ceremonies are one of the most significant customs in Indian weddings. After all, it is the day when the brides, bridesmaids, girlfriends and other women in the family come together and apply mehndi all the while having fun and making merry.

As the function is a close-knit and personal affair, it is only fitting to add that creative touch with these DIY Ideas.

DIY Chandeliers: Flower and feather chandeliers

Mason Jar Hangings

Chinese Umbrellas suspended as ceiling decor

Pinwheel Table Centerpieces

Bangle Bar

Mehendi Themed Cakes and Cookies

Mehendi Themed Candles

Just that little extra to make your Mehendi function that much more special! 🙂

 

 

5 Drinking games for the unconventional bridal shower!

Planning a crazy bridal shower for someone you love, but can’t figure what games to have? Well look no further, we snooped around to figure what others are doing to help you plan the perfect bridal shower for your sweet!

Check them out:

Read His Mind

Before the couple become one, let’s find out how well she knows him! A week or two before the shower, ask the groom twenty revealing questions about himself! Questions can be saucy and/or sickly romantic: “If you could burn one thing in your groom-to-be’s closet, what would it be,” is just one example.

At the shower, ask the bride to guess the answer to each question. Then, play his videotaped response. Each time the bride gets it wrong, the bride takes a shot, the more questions she gets wrong, the more sloshed she gets!

Two Truths and a Lie

This is a great icebreaker for guests who are just getting to know each other. Each guest tells the group three experiences she has had with the bride or groom; two are true, one is a lie.

Guests then guess which one they think is a lie, the person who guesses wrong takes a shot 😀

First Kiss Bridal Shower Game

From butterfly kisses to full-on tongue kissing action, everyone has a great ‘first kiss’ story to tell! Starting with the bride, ask each guest to tell her first kiss story.

At the end, your guests vote on the funniest or most romantic story. A great twist is to have everyone tell two stories: one about their best kiss and another about their worst kiss. Each person takes a shot when they tell their worse story, the bride takes a shot for every great one!

Rib it on!

One of the best games is also a great ice-breaker and involves nothing but a piece of string. As your guests arrive, give them the ball of ribbon and scissors and instruct them to cut off as much as they think they want—and remain quiet when they ask, “Need for what?”

As the night progresses and everyone is nice and drunk — get everyone together and compare the length of each person’s ribbon ( you all know what this represents ladies!), starting with the shortest, each person drinks!

Tighty Whities!

Tighty whities have never looked this good! Ask everyone to write notes to the groom on a pair of men’s underwear. You can choose a theme like “dirty advice” or “sweet best wishes” or leave it up to your guests. Then, make the bride wear the tighty whities for the rest of the party.  As each message is read the person whose message it takes a shot with the bride!

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If you think Indian Wedding outfits are the prettiest, you will be surprised at these Wedding outfits from around the world!

Weddings are such a magical time, the festivity and colours are something we just can not get enough of.

The newlyweds are the centre of attention and their wedding outfits are something everyone appreciates. We obviously love the traditional Indian wedding lehengas and sherwanis.

But ever wondered what traditional wedding outfits from other countries look like?We’ve put together a list of traditional wedding outfits from around the world and they are a feast for the eyes!

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Bulgaria

China

Indonesia

Romania

South Korea

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Japan

Scotland

Turkey

Ghana

Where ever you may be, there is one thing common in all the above photographs, and however cliche I may sound, it is love and it shows on the couple’s faces!

 

These Fun and Quirky Nail Art Ideas are great for a Wedding and otherwise!

When we think weddings, we think trousseau, accessories, makeup, Mehendi, hairstyles but one up and coming trend is also Nail Art!

Creativity comes to the surface with innovative ideas where brides-to-be, guests, and women, in general, are using their fingernails as a canvas to decorate their hands and create beautiful designs to match their personality.

Nail Art ideas are great for a wedding, they can be an add on to your Mehendi function and are great even in general!

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Nail Art Ideas

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Nail Art Ideas

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Instagram user Nirikshya Patra was kind enough to share some pics with us and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Nail Art can be great fun and can compliment your look to match what you choose to wear.

What say you? 🙂

This interactive and unique concept for weddings will blow your mind!

We all love weddings, with innovation at its peak in today’s day and age, happily-weds-to-be, and guests are always expecting to do and experience something unique when they attend a wedding.

Started in 2016,‘The Perfume Bar’ is one such unique concept, where you get to entertain and engage your guests in a way that helps them create their own fragrance!

The concept stems from the idea that the fragrance someone wears is an extension of their personality and it offers a very unique experience when you can customize and make it yourself.

Their scents are designed for everyone and are made with the finest ingredients and blended to perfection with minute attention to detail paid to the elegant packaging of the product which BTW, can be totally customized as per your specifications 🙂

It is set-up as a live counter at any venue: indoors or outdoors and is an amazing activity for guests at a Mehendi function which also doubles up as a counter for wedding favors or at any wedding function. You can also organize a Perfume Party or a workshop where people can get together and try their hand at creating their own fragrance.

Says Apeksheet Pednekar from The Wedding Co.,”We worked with the Perfume Bar for a Mehendi function at JW Marriott, Mumbai. It was on a beautiful summer evening and guests were left amazed at how easy and creative the idea was, I personally received at least 3 more inquiries!”

The person to reach for the above goodness is Hussain and the number you can reach him on +91-9820044787.

We definitely like the idea, what do you think?

How To Choose Bridal Jewellery That Flatters Your Face And Skin

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*This blog has been re-blogged from http://www.bollywoodshaadis.com and written by Ms.Vriti Malik.

Jewellery is undoubtedly the most important part of a bride’s look on her wedding day. It is also the trickiest to choose, keeping in mind not just the current trends and personal taste, but also one’s face shape and skin tone. Yes, the bridal jewellery must be bought with complete attention to such details that you might ignore otherwise. To pick out the perfect bridal jewellery for your D-day, allow us to be your guide, and help you through your journey of buying the perfect wedding sets.

Understand Your Face Shape

It is important to understand your face shape, before you begin with your jewellery shopping. We are going to tell you about neckpieces and earrings styles that will flatter your face shape because maang tikkas are comparatively simpler to choose. To select a perfect one, keep your forehead in consideration. If you have a broad forehead, then safely go for a heavier maang tikka with a matha patti. If you have a small forehead, pick out a small tikka, and go for a small crystal bindi along with it.

Round-shaped face

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Right kind of jewellery will help you to offset the roundness of your face. Pick a long necklace that extends below the neckline, along with chandelier earrings. Lay your hands on earrings in different shapes and cuts, like square or oval. Teardrop earrings would look best on you.

Better Avoid: Steer clear of round-shaped earrings, and even round cut diamonds or gemstones.

Oval-shaped face

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Neither round nor long, this face shape is one where lots of versatility can be explored. You can flaunt long and short necklaces with equal aplomb. Play around with different styles of earrings, especially big hoops and danglers. While going for danglers, pick the ones that are angular in shape.

Better Avoid: Extra-long earrings are the only unsafe bet for you.

Rectangular-shaped face

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Complement the length of your face with contrasting jewellery style. Choker-style necklace will look perfect on you, combined with short or round earrings. Even button earrings are a great choice. Basically, go for earrings that are soft and round.

Better Avoid: Do not ever go for hard angles like rectangular and square earrings.

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Since your chin area is narrower, go for shorter necklaces and chokers that lend a bit of roundness to your face. Danglers and teardrop earrings will give an elongated look to your face, and also ensure that the jawline does not look too sharp. Long cylindrical and triangular danglers are the ones you should be looking for.

Better Avoid: Stay away from small earrings and studs.

Understand Your Skin Tone

Skin tone does not only refer to being fair or dark. What we are talking about here is whether you are a warm-toned or a cool-toned person! Depending on this, the jewellery style that would suit you, will obviously differ.

Cool tone

If your veins appear bluish in colour, and your skin has a rosy undertone, then you are cool-toned person.

Diamonds are truly your best friends. Apart from that, choose metals, like platinum, white gold, silver, and Cubic Zirconis (CZ). They will look stunning on you.

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When you wish to adorn a gemstone, look no further than white pearls, blue sapphires, ravishing rubies, exquisite amethysts, and striking deep emeralds. Also, do not shy away from embracing bright colours like pink, red, and purple that will make you look vivacious.

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Warm tone

If your veins are greenish in appearance, and your skin has a golden sheen to it, then you have a warm skin tone.

Embrace yellow gold, kundan, or copper on your special day.

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Talking of precious and semi-precious stones, go for colours like brown, yellow, orange, coral, turquoise, and olive. Golden pearls will also look great on you.

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Some More Handy Tips:

  • If you do not wish to attract attention to your broad shoulders, avoid wearing brooches or an armband.
  • For any particular look, pick jewellery in one colour. Do not pick a red bracelet with blue earrings. It will end up looking tacky.
  • If your outfit is too sparkly, then go for subtle jewellery.
  • Do not let a piece of jewellery converge with another accessory or clothing. For instance, a necklace should not cover your studded waist belt, but rather end a few inches above it.
Stunning Hairdos for the "I Do"

Stunning Hairdos for the “I Do”

If you’re the bride, then whether you like it or not, you will command most of the attention on your wedding day. Every satin bow, every frill, every stroke of eye liner will probably be intensely analyzed. That’s why, it’s important that the little details are taken care of along with the big ones. The hairstyle you wear on your D-Day, though seemingly a small task, is a very big detail that can make or break your wedding look. So to make your life easier, here are some hairstyle trends from 2014!

The Chignon

A chignon is the most classic and safe hairstyle for the bride. If you’re looking for a no-fuss, low maintenance hairstyle that is elegant, yet easygoing, then these beautiful buns are the hairdo for you. And the best part? You can wear the chignon in at least 10 different ways, so there’s a huge variety you can choose from. Some favourites are the bouffant bun, the side swept chignon, the loosely curled chignon, and the braided chignon. Spice up these dazzling buns with beautiful accessories, and you’ll have all the armour you need to stun your wedding party.

The Braid

These enchanted locks are suitable for any outfit, in any setup, and for any occasion. One of the oldest ways to do hair, this style was considered a look for the plain Jane. However, modern-day fashionistas have rediscovered these modest tangles and revived their importance in high style. There are endless choices of braids available, such as the fishtail, the French braid, the five-strand braid, and the full crown braid. The hottest trend of 2014 is the ‘Katniss Braid’, made famous by Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Just pick one of these beautiful knots, and you’re bound to steal the show!

The Bouffant

If you’re looking for that elegant, retro, Audrey Hepburn look on your wedding day, then the bouffant is the hairstyle for you. This gorgeous do, made famous in the 60s (by dazzling women such as the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy), has made it’s way back on the ramps of international fashion weeks. Go with the classic, the poof, the ballerina, or the side bouffant, and transform yourself into a goddess to steal your groom’s heart all over again.

Long, Loose, Luxurious

If you’re considering something more natural, flowing, and bohemian to complete your wedding look, then let your hair down and pick a stunning open hairstyle to show off that irresistible mane. Tresses, classic curls, Hollywood waves, the half-up bun, the demi-bouffant, the waterfall braid – the options are endless! Elevate one of these dazzling dos with beautiful accessories and watch the wedding party swoon at your entry.

The Crop / Bob Cut

For all the divas out there who have a little bit of Victoria Beckham in them (if you were a teenager in the 90s, you’ll know what I’m talking about), the crop or bob cut is the ideal deal for you. These iconic mops are so stylish, they rarely need accessories to support them. However, you can surely enhance your look with a minimal accessory such as a flower or pretty hairband. One thing’s certain though; no matter how you wear this look, you’re going to have a red carpet rolled out for you!

It’s natural that most brides ignore their wedding hairdo until the wedding day is in the looming, what with the million things they need to get done. But the bride’s hairdo is the next most important thing after the wedding dress. Take the time to select a sizzling look for yourself, something you know you can pull off and be comfortable and confident in, and all the other elements that make up your bridal look will fall into place. Have a great wedding!

The D-Day Beckons: Groom Trends this 2014

The D-Day Beckons: Groom Trends this 2014

Grooms don’t have it easy with the style choices they have to make for their wedding day. There’s always that extremely fine line between chic and overdone. This is even more true because there’s a sure-fire guarantee that your better half will look like a million bucks. So to make sure you look the second best on your wedding day, here are a few ideas trending this 2014.

Colours

Who says jodhpuris and tuxes need to be boring? This wedding season, adorn yourself in daring whites, beiges, or pastels, and get some for your groomsmen too. However, if you’re old-school and still wish to go the conventional way, have a pop of colour in the form of a shocking bowtie or satin scarf on your chest to break the monotony of your black or grey suit. Liven up your outfit with a splash of color, and show your bride that fun side of you that she fell for in the first place.

Patterns

If you’re looking to go all out on your style quotient, pick a checked or striped suit for your big day. Again, if you’re practicing restraint, yet wish to opt for something trendy, go with a patterned accessory to spice up your ensemble. Some trending patterns are the glen check, windowpane, herringbone, houndstooth, bird’s eye, checked plaid, and nailhead. Pick one as your theme or do a mix and match of several of these patterns for your groomsmen; either way, you’re bound to steal the show!

The Tailcoat

The trend of the decade has been to get back to older trends, and the tailcoat is back with a vengeance. If you’re planning a truly high end affair, you may as well do it right by looking the part too. Ranging from black and navy to grey, this Victorian classic can be incorporated into a wide range of wedding color schemes too.

The Nehru Jacket

Nothing speaks trendy and classy like the Nehru jacket. Most suit jackets or sportscoats follow the same basic cut principals, but the Nehru jacket, made famous by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, can easily be distinguished because of its dignified mandarin collar. Sport this with matching or oddly paired trousers, and create a style statement along your journey down the aisle or to the mandap. This jacket is also a great pick for cocktail receptions, sangeets, or other light-hearted festivities.

Accessories

If you’re the groom or one from his party, the accessories you pair with your wedding suit will be as important as the suit itself. Let your personality shine through with your own customized accessories to enhance your look. Wear a vibrant-coloured pagdi with your sombre jodhpuri, or have your groomsmen wear a distinguishable accessory such as a beret or bowler hat. Whatever you do, do it with style!

So to all the grooms out there, don’t let your breathtaking brides steal all the thunder. Keep some aside for yourself. Show her that you can match her and equal her in every aspect, that you truly are soulmates. Have a good one!

The Perfect Man

The Perfect Man

Gone are the days when brides got all attention on the wedding day. Today, a groom is as important. Couples are equally examined when it comes to their clothes, accessories and grooming. While most may think that men have very little to do when it comes to dressing, think again! There are little things that every man may over look assuming it is not a big deal but we bet you, it is!

The Knot

The necktie has always been an integral part of every man’s formal dress code. Thus keeping its importance in mind, every groom must realize the attention required towards getting the look right. Getting the length of the tie right is a job half done! Men should ensure the end of the tie reaches their waistband or the buckle of the belt. The next thing they need to work on is the knot of the tie. There are various ways one can knot a tie but we strongly recommend the suggestion and help of your suit designer to pick one that suits you best. Secondly, the art of knotting a tie is not one that comes easy, therefore take time to practice it several times or get a professional to help you loosely knot it. This way all that is left to do on the wedding day is to put it on and tighten the bits. For those who still can’t get it right, there is absolutely no need to hit the panic button. Zipper ties and clip on ones can solve the problem. But remember, nothing looks shabbier than a messy tie.

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Foot Affair

We all know the importance of our feet, especially when it comes to standing long hours or constantly being on the move and your wedding day could be one such day. Besides the need to have extremely comfortable well-fitting shoes, it is important the groom takes time to ensure his shoes are well polished and socks are rightly matched. You never know at which point your socks are visible and the last thing you want is strange colored socks popping out or holes and tears.

Lengths & Widths

Suit trials can be an exhausting and frustrating task for most grooms but we assure you the psychological rewards of a well-fitted suit are far more than anything else. Go through repeated trials to ensure the suit fits right as this will determine your look and confidence level on your big day. Ensure the jacket length measures half the distance between your neck and feet, the sleeve length ends on the top of your wrist bone and your shirt sleeve ends at the base of your palm. Ill-fitting suits on the wedding day are a big no-no!

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Accessorize

There are several different ways every man can accessorize himself on his big day and getting it right is extremely important. We generally recommend staying clear of jewelry like earrings and chains. Leave that to a casual occasion. Cuffs, pocket squares and bow ties are interesting ways to spark up a suit but make sure you get pieces that go well with the suit. Once again, we remind you that getting an accessory is not as important as making sure it is worn right. Therefore make sure cuff links are placed the right side up, bow ties fit well and pocket squares are folded neatly.

Paying attention to little details helps in creating a fantastic overall look. After all, you do want your bride and guests to feel you are ‘The Perfect Man’.

Read more about accessories for the groom –  http://theweddingplannersindia.com/category/everything-else/adorning-the-groom/