8 Hilarious Wedding Pics we found on the Internet!

Weddings are a high-pressure situation, much like celebrities, the bride and the groom are very conscious of the fact that they are being photographed constantly. However, every once in a while we stumble upon these gems…

Hilarious Wedding Photos

“Do I smell a rat ? “

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LOL, let’s finish this quick, our flight to Krypton is waiting…

Hilarious Wedding Pics - The Wedding Planners Diary

I do not even know what’s going on here…

Hilarious Wedding Photos - The Wedding Planners Diary

Hahaha we wonder where she learnt that

Hilarious Wedding Pics - The Wedding Planners Diary

Lol we wonder…we really do…

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We only hope that’s not too cold 😛

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Hilarious Wedding Pics - The Wedding Planners Diary

If you cant eat half of the laddoo in a bite, it does not count !

These are obviously just for fun and not intended to be mean. We hope you laughed as much as we did 🙂

 

 

10 Fun Foods to add a healthy twist to your Wedding Menu!

Weddings are a union of two people and their families and food is a vital part. So much so, that guests look forward to what is on the menu.

With the advent of social media, guests today are extremely well-informed and health conscious and are more receptive towards a healthy and fun twist to the wedding menu, besides the conventional hearty soul food usually served at Indian Weddings.

Here are our Favourites:

1: Baked Pani Puri Shots to bring the zing!

Baked Pani Puri Shots

2: Gluten Free Mini Pizzas that melt in your mouth.

gluten free pizzas

Image Credit: Pinterest

3. Tender Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

chicken satay with peanut sauce

Image Credit: Google

4.Grilled Fish with Chilly Rosemary Lime Butter

grilled fish with chilly rosemary lime butter

Image Credit: http://www.chillipeppermadness.com

5.Fresh and Hot Palak Tofu

Delicious Palak Tofu

Image Credit: pickyeaterblog.com

6.Soft Baked Stuffed Kulchas

Hot Stuffed Veggie Kulchas

Image Credit: scdn.archanaskitchen.com

7.Chickpea and Vegetable Curry with Quinoa

yummy chickpea and vegetable curry with quinoa

Image Credit: http://www.staticflickr.com

8.Lo Syn Thai Prawn Curry with Rice

Low Fat Prawn Thai Curry

Image Credit: http://www.slimmingeats.com

9. Zesty Lemon Tofu Cheesecake

Tasty Lemon Tofu Cheesecake

Image Credit: ichef.bbci.co.uk

10. Baked Gulab Jamun

Hot and Sweet Baked Gulab Jamun

Image Credit: foodgawker.com

Weddings are special, the food makes them even more special 🙂 Adding a healthy and tasty twist to your wedding menu can appeal to all guests alike and make it even more memorable! 🙂

About the Author: Barkha Athania is a vastly experienced and high profile wedding planner based in Mumbai. Her creations and designs are inspired by a variety of diverse cultures, enabling her to provide her clients with an array of options

Band, Baaja, Talkies! 7 Best Bollywood Wedding Movies of Our Generation

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We did a piece a while back on the best Hollywood movies you can watch for pointers on your wedding preparations. Well, it would be blasphemy, then, to not mention the industry that is know for its larger-than-life, festive, colourful theatre. Bollywood family entertainers are the very essence of what an Indian celebration is all about. We’ve compiled a list of some top Bollywood entertainers by stalwarts in this genre, so jot down your notes and get ready for some valuable wedding lessons:

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When it comes to wedding movies, no one does it better than Sooraj Bharjatiya. The colour, magnitude and fun associated with Indian weddings was first brought to the fore by this godfather of Indian family cinema. The movie focuses primarily on the various ceremonies in Indian weddings and the rituals and traditions that go with it. The pops of colour, the grand sets and sparkling star cast are an absolute feast on the eyes. This one is an absolute must watch!

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Hum Saath Saath Hain

This one is another blockbuster starring Salman Khan from the house of Rajshri. This movie, in addition to glorious weddings, highlights the trials and challenges faced by a joint family in modern day India. This movie truly celebrates the concept of a big fat Indian wedding.

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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DDLJ was a super hit when it first released in 1995, but soon surpassed expectations to become a cult following, a part of every household in India. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol immortalise the love story of Simran and Raj, and how their love gets caught up in the midst of preparations for Simran’s full-blown Punjabi wedding. Every character in the movie is tailor-made to fit the plot and works beautifully to bring conclusion to this glorious love affair. This movie is a classic family entertainer if there ever was one.

Band Baaja BaaratBand Baaja Baaraat

This one is very close to our hearts because it focuses on the more technical and painstaking side of wedding planning and not just the happy festivities. This story follows the lives of two planners who collaborate to form an event management company that caters to wedding celebrations. However, things get complicated when the two fall in love and this begins to affect their business. The movie is fresh, youthful and entertaining, and focuses on the little details and enormous prep that goes into actually planning a wedding. It also attempts to highlight the things that could go wrong at a wedding and why event planners play an important role, which goes way beyond the physical planning of the events.

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This masterpiece by Nagesh Kukunoor does a humorous take on matchmaking in India and how the prospective match’s eligibility is determined based on their social status in the community. It highlights the social stigmas and mentalities often associated with arranged matches. NRIs are preferred over locals, fair skin over dark skin, tall over short, and so on. The movie is centred around an NRI who is back home in India on a vacation, and how his mother is using all her resources to have him married to a local girl before his vacation ends and he’s back overseas. What we love about this movie is that it doesn’t focus on the typical Punjabi weddings usually portrayed in Indian movies, but on the subtler customs of South India. This one is an absolute cracker, and thoroughly entertaining!

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This one comes from the maker of Bend It Like Beckham (another great wedding movie), which is a modern Indian take on Jane Austen’s cult classic Pride and Prejudice. Gurinder Chadha spins the comic tale of a witty young woman trying to find a suitable husband to a cross-cultural setting that spans 21st century India, London and America. The movie focuses on the disparity between non-residents and locals and how their sets of expectations from a wedding vary greatly. Don’t miss this one for some light-hearted entertainment.

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This amazing piece by Mira Nair is a happy movie that surpasses national boundaries and is a celebration of human behaviour. It is a comedy-drama about how several generations of an Indian family come together to partake in the wedding of their daughter with an NRI. The hilarity and complications that ensue will keep you tickled through the length of the movie. This offbeat wedding extravaganza is a must watch.

I hope you enjoy this list of wedding treats and are able to take away from the essence of what each movie has tried to portray. Until next time!

Saved by the Card: Save That Date!

Saved by the Card: Save That Date!

Have you ever faced that situation where you completely forgot about a bumchum’s birthday party or missed a close friend’s baby shower because you forgot to note the date down in your daily planner or organizer? Join the club. This particular memory lapse with dates due to the busy lives we lead is a problem mankind has faced since the beginning of time (well, at least the century). Your wedding day will probably be the biggest day of your life, and you’ll want the people you love to be a part of it. So to ensure that there are limited no-shows at your wedding, be sure to give your guests proper notice and have them save the date of your big day.

Time it to a T

Save-the-date cards are a fun and casual way of informing your potential wedding guests that your D-day is in the looming and that they should block their calendars for it. However, it’s extremely important that these cards be timed perfectly so they are most effective. Waiting till the last quarter before your wedding to send these love notes would defeat their purpose as you would ideally be sending out your formal wedding invitation by then. On the other hand, sending save-the-date cards out a year (or more) in advance would prove disastrous if you happened to change the date or venue or some other unforeseen issue was to arise. Only consider the year-long reminder if you plan on a destination wedding and your guests will have to make arrangements to fly in.

Leave no man behind

Remember that save-the-date cards are a fun reminder sent for the benefit of your guests, so don’t deprive anyone of these quirky little nudges. Most people have this notion that only out-of-towners or people they’re not really in touch with regularly need save-the-date cards. Well, don’t go by this folk tale if you want to avoid confusion when planning your guest list. Send these prompts out to every single person on the list, including close friends and family, and make sure they have your date highlighted in their planners.

Do it with style

Save-the-date cards are supposed to be creative and fun and unlike the formal wedding invitation you will send out. So let your imagination run wild and come up with an out-of-the-box idea to customize these little containers of joy. You can send out a quirky card, a cool-looking magnet, a cute little box of trinkets (including a His & Hers figurine), a playful make-it-yourself set (such as paper dolls or spinner cards), a creative bookmark, a bag of potpourri, or a humble postcard. Whatever you do, make sure there’s a little bit of you in it.

Word it with care

Just as you’ll put great thought into how the card will look, you’ll want to customize the wording on it too. Whether you go traditional or unconventional, there are a few points you must remember to add. Be sure to have your and your spouse’s name on the card, and mention the date and venue of the wedding (obviously). If you’re having a destination wedding, include an itinerary of the functions and parties; information regarding airfare, hotels and car rentals; hotspots for sightseeing (so your guests can make a trip of it), and other fun knowledge. The more detailed your card is, the bigger the sense of excitement it will generate!

Save-the-date cards are the first official announcement of your wedding, so put your heart into making these snippets of detail a joyous occasion for yourself and all your guests. Most importantly, don’t forget to have a blast!