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Alternate Ideas for Indian Weddings

This guest post is written by Amreeta Sagoo from curlyneedle.blogspot.co.uk

For all you quirky wonderful people out there, your wedding day is not only the biggest day of your life but, a day packed full of amazing non traditional rituals. Yes you heard correctly, non-traditional is defiantly a new and upcoming trend and is the way to go in order to create a wedding to remember.

Indian weddings amongst all are known for being big, colourful, and spectacular. So why not inject some fun aspects of yourself into your own wedding, to create the wedding of your dreams.

You only get married once, so why not be different! If you are looking for some inspiration say no more! Here are 15 alternative wedding ideas.

1) Personalised wedding favours

Personalised Wedding Favours

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2) Have a dessert bar

Dessert Bar

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3) Have a photo booth

Photo booth

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4) Throw fresh flowers instead of confetti

Fresh Flowers

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5) Have a memory table including old photographs of family

Old Family Photographs

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6) Have a button bouquet

Button Bouquet

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7) Give out marriage advice cards for guests to fill out

Marriage Advice Cards

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8) Frame your seating plan

Framed Seating Plan

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9) Write facts about yourself

Wedding Fun Facts

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10) Have a kids table

Kids Table

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11) Give out a wedding CD

Wedding CD

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12) Frame your table numbers

Framed Table Numbers

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13) Hang fresh flowers to decorate

Hanging Fresh Flowers

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14) Give out free dancing shoes

Free Dancing Shoes

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15) Have a popcorn stand

Popcorn Stand

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Hope I have provided you with some inspiration. Be sure to check out my blog where I talk about everything under the sun. Next week I’ll be back to talk about alternative guest book ideas.

Indian weddings are slowly but surely seeking inspiration from a wide range of sources and are no longer confined to traditional ideas. It is all about embracing the extraordinary, or even merging traditional with contemporary elements for Indian weddings that will be remembered for years to come! Amidst all the stress of planning Indian weddings, with these alternate wedding ideas, you will be able to have a bit of fun and get in touch with your creative roots to plan an event that is truly spectacular. These memorable ideas for Indian weddings will be remembered not only by your loved ones but also your wedding guests.

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014: Wedding Dresses Inspiration

March was a month of fashion with Lakme Fashion Week 2014 followed by Wills India Fashion Week 2014. These fashion extravaganzas saw many respected names in the fashion industry showcasing their impressive collections. So get some inspiration for your wedding dresses from these experts in the fashion world!

Designer Tarun Tahiliani opened the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014 on a royal note. Tarun’s gold rush royal collection was full of beautiful silhouettes, mughal cameos and temple necklines.

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014 Shilpa Shetty Tarun TahilianiActress Shilpa Shetty with her high glamour walked the ramp in a multi-colored kanjeevaram skirt and well fitted cropped corset blouse in Tarun’s creation.

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Styles

The designer’s collections consisted of ethnic saris with waist belts, dhoti pants, fully embellished, lehenga choli printed jackets, lungi skirts, kaftans with belts and intricate salwar pants which looked great!.

High collared blouses gave a regal and feminine touch to silhouettes. The dori and gota lehengas paired with brocade blouses were also a gorgeous part of his collection.

Embellished blouses, silk drapes, rich Indian heritage sari, jamawar work, corset blouses and the seven-stringed necklace also looked very appealing.

Colours

Rich tones of tapestry with a color palette ranging from a perfect blend of blacks, whites and beige, emerald, topaz kesar and deep blue.

Another talented Indian designer, Poonam Dube showcased his collection of traditional wedding dresses at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014.

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014 Poonam Dube

These dresses indeed showcased the creativity of Poonam Dubey’s designs.

Styles

Short blouses with chunet type lehengas, printed maxi’s and Marathi style sarees.

The dresses were embellished with fancy tassels, trimmed laces and were made of fabrics such as chiffon, cotton, viscose & self print stuffs.

Colours

White, yellow, copper, baby pink, brown, blue & cream.

So there you have it, from Lakme Fashion Week 2014 Bridal Collections to Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2014, you can get plenty of wonderful ideas for your wedding outfits! Remember, you don’t have to follow the trend – use these as inspiration but have your own style!

Summer Wedding Inspiration: Be Practical

Wedding season is just around corner and this will be coinciding with what is supposed to be a very hot summer. But we all know indian attire is not always a practical option for a summer wedding. But there is a way to get around this problem by choosing your outfits wisely for a summer wedding.

Weddings imply a ‘dress to impress’ code and by this we assume the heaviest garments. But let’s not forget that:

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”

….and so, you can still impress whilst being practical!

Light and bright

Ditch the heavy, blingy oufits for contemporary styles, lighter fabrics and fewer embellishments.

For anarkalis and gowns, opt for chic flowy and innovative cuts with no sleeves.  Easy to wear fabrics such as net, chiffon, georgette and cotton should be worn.

For lehengas and sarees, you can use the heat as an excuse to wear something a bit more risqué by showing some flesh with unique cuts. Light fabrics such as net georgette, net with satin lining, satin and crepe are practical summer wedding choices.

So you can be practical and still turn heads by choosing light, bright and innovative options. Here are some inspiring summer wedding looks from Lakmé Fashion Week 2014:

Summer Wedding Styles Karisma Kapoor Lakme Fashion Week

Summer Wedding Inspiration Lakme Fashion Week 2014 Koesch Vik

Summer Wedding Saree Lakme Fashion Week Designer Jyotsna Tiwari

Summer Wedding Lakme Fashion Week Fashion Designer Manish Malhotra

Summer Wedding Designer Jyotsna Tiwari at LFW 2014

Summer Wedding Priyanka Chopra Lakme Fashion Week

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