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Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

This one is for all the stressed out, sleep deprived and one step closer to ‘lets-call-this-whole-thing-off-and-elope’ brides and grooms. Wedding planning is hard enough without having to deal with the constant barrage of dated and utterly done to death ideas being thrown at you by family members, married friends, well-wishers and worse of all wedding vendors. While the others might be trying to be helpful in a mildly annoying sort of way, it’s the wedding vendors who are more than happy to stick you with their one-size-fits-all solutions that will have you screaming into pillows at the end of the day. Not to say that all wedding vendors are unimaginative copy pasters of ideas but there are a fair few of them out there and chances are that you have encountered at least one such specimen in your wedding planning adventures.

Colourful Wedding Decoration | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

If you happen to be stuck with someone who just doesn’t get your need for personalisation or are just looking for inspiration to infuse some uber fun and cool elements into your Indian wedding decorations then the fabulously talented duo at Big Fat Wedding Posters have the perfect solution for all your Indian wedding décor woes.

Big Fat Wedding Posters was ideated when the owners with their 30 plus years of experience in the web and graphic design as well as illustrating industries received special requests from couples who wanted the true Bollywood touch to their wedding with posters inspired by movies like DilwaleDulhaniya Le Jayenge, Jab We Met etc. While the idea of creating Bollywood posters for Indian weddings isn’t exactly new, it’s the novel approach taken by these Indian wedding poster makers that sets them apart. Each poster created by them features the bride and groom in their actual wedding finery from the clothes down to the jewellery, it also includes their wedding colours, wedding dates and involves family and friends as directors, producers, cinematographers etc. However if you thought that these posters would only work as wedding invites or as a small element to add to a much larger décor then here are some truly inspired ideas to incorporate the Indian wedding posters theme throughout your wedding or for one specific venue.

1. Let your venue be your blank canvas to show off your wedding posters

It’s very very easy to get sucked into the more is more philosophy for wedding décor especially when everything is expected to be bigger, brighter and bolder at Indian weddings. However take stock of the fact that if you fell in love with your wedding venue or destination wedding location when you saw it for the first time in all its natural glory then it doesn’t need much dressing up save the bare minimum.

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venue | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

Keep it simple to allow your guests to experience the beauty of your wedding venue without any flashy distractions. Contrast the soft minimalist pink décor with dreamy blue Saawariya theme posters peppered here and there to add a fairy-tale like ambiance to your nuptials.

Saawariya Poster | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

2. Colourful doesn’t have to be gaudy

If you’ve been through a few thousand decorator albums filled with red, green, yellow and gold monstrosities leaping out from every page then it’s completely understandable if you have started having nightmares about hideously colourful Indian wedding décor coming at you with a fiery vengeance. The trick with using colour is to get your combinations just right and keeping in mind that the venue being used is a fairly open space so as not to cause bouts of bright colour induced claustrophobia among your wedding guests.

Colourful Wedding Venue | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

Convert a barren open ground into an Indian mela with lots of pop-arty elements like the Monsoon Wedding posters in a similar colour palette for a seriously cool and kitschy Indian wedding decoration idea.

Monsoon Wedding | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

3. Don’t forget to make your guests smile

It’s often so easy to get completely bewildered with every little detail of wedding planning that the fun is literally sucked out of the festivities for the sake of perfect execution. At times when it all seems way too much and you think the world will spontaneously combust if that cue music for your entry song is late by two seconds, take a deep breath and think about your countless family vacations. The best memories from back then will almost always be about the missed flights, bad hotels, and horrendous food that had everyone burst out laughing at yet another mess up.

Chennai Express | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

Inject some frivolity and humour into the proceedings through your wedding venue decorations like the Chennai Express Indian wedding poster that encourages everyone to get on board with the blissfully happy couple on their onward journey of life.

Our Love Story | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

While other thoughtful gestures like flat chappals so the ladies can light up the dance floor in comfort, chalkboards summarising your love story, reminders to keep calm and giant blinking lights that spell love will ensure that your wedding is filled with happy memories for all who graced the occasion.

Love in Lights | Unique Wedding Venue Decoration

Sources: bigfatweddingposters.com, myweddingplanning.in, wedmegood.com, kateaspen.com, bollywoodshaadis.com, onewed.com.

Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

An Indian grandma passing on her infinite wisdom to her granddaughters most possibly coined the phrase ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’. There is no doubt that Indians love their food but just like the Italians and Greeks it’s because food ties families together. Indian wives, mothers, grandmothers and even some husbands and fathers in nearly every home in India still lovingly cook delicious food that doesn’t just satiate hunger but also exudes warmth and affection.

Indian food’s soul nourishing properties aside, it is a veritable feast for all the senses with its eye-catching colours, unique aromas, interesting textures and distinctive flavours. Even though Indian food prepared anywhere from small household kitchens to fancy Michelin star restaurants is utterly lip smacking, Indian wedding food is just spectacular!

Spread of Indian Food | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

The decadence of Indian wedding food begins with the mind-boggling spread of delicacies laid out for the guests to enjoy at every function. The menus are curated to correspond to the caste, community and religion of the families of the couple and include traditional dishes as well as modern cuisines to suit everyone’s palate. It is extremely common to have all vegetarian food throughout the wedding festivities and while that may seem completely ridiculous to those who love their meat, the delectable vegetarian fare served up at Indian weddings is sure to have them licking their fingers in no time.

North Indian wedding spreads usually feature heavily Mughlai influenced dishes that include a lot preparations of paneer, creamy curries, tandoori meats and buttery naans. Coastal Hindu weddings like Goan and Konkan have mainly crab and fish based curries while South Indian wedding food menus are big on rice dishes like lemon rice and curd rice with a variety of vegetables, lentils and even dosas. Traditional South Indian weddings are often served on long banana leaves without plates and cutlery as guests are expected to eat with their hands.

Irrespective of the kind of Indian wedding or even the scale and grandeur of the celebrations, the wedding food is the highlight of every Indian wedding and there is every chance that wedding guests will leave the affair with their taste buds completely satisfied and their bellies significantly larger after gorging on everything on offer. If you happen to be invited to your first Indian wedding, are in the midst of planning one or are an incorrigible food fiend then read on for a list of some totally scrumptious Indian wedding food that cannot be missed.

1. Chaat Counters

Chaat Counters | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

Chaats are the ideal mid-day hunger pang solutions and starters for those long Indian wedding ceremonies that go on for hours. After the initial excitement of the baraat dancing and the first glimpse of the bride in her finery, chances are you will be ravenous from all the excitement. These deep fried concoctions in different shapes and sizes are served with a combination of sweet and savoury sauces and mixed up in live counters to suit each person’s taste preference of sweet, spicy or tangy. From light and airy Bhel Puris, Sev Puris and Paani Puris to the slightly more filling Dahi Bhalla Chaats and Papdi Chaats there is something for every kind of hunger. These yummy Indian specialties are often the busiest of all the live counters and with very good reason.

2. Butter Chicken / Paneer Butter Masala

Butter Chicken | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

Indian curry fanatics who are not Indian maybe shocked to find out that their beloved Chicken Tikka Masala isn’t really an Indian curry but an anglicized version of the mouth-watering Butter Chicken that is a North Indian wedding food staple. Soft chicken pieces that melt in the mouth are marinated with yogurt and spices then added to a fiery red curry chock full of flavour and Indian herbs.

Paneer Butter Masala | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

This rich and creamy gravy based dish accompanied with naan or rice has put Indian food on the world food map. Vegetarians can devour Paneer Butter Masala that is an equally tasty and not at all inferior substitute for the famous Butter Chicken.

3. Biryani

Biryani | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

Another world renowned Indian dish and Indian wedding food menu favourite is the Biryani. The rice dish is prepared in a variety of ways in different parts of India. Biryanis can be made with a combination of meats, vegetables, dried fruits, nuts and spices. Some also include raisins for some sweetness that cuts through the rich and spicy taste.

 

4. Jalebi and Rabdi

Although these can be had at any time of the year from any sweet shop, the lovely thing about serving Jalebi and Rabdi at an Indian wedding is the ability to have them made freshly and watch the process.

Jalebi Being Made | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

A sweet-maker pours the sweet jalebi mixture in boiling hot oil in circular shapes through a piping bag and as the batter takes on a lovely golden yellow colour it is then injected or mixed with sugar syrup. Perfectly cooked warm jalebis that are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside served with cold rabdi top the list of every Indian wedding food menu wish list. Plus the sweet maker churning out those gorgeous jalebis doubles up as entertainment for the guests while they wait patiently for their sweet treats.

Jalebi | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

5. Gola

Colourful Gola | Mouth-Watering Indian Wedding Food

The Indian ice-lolly or snow cone dunked in numerous flavoured syrups and served in cups or on stickswould make a charming addition to any Indian wedding food menu for destination weddings by the beach or in hot weather. Not to mention the oh-so-colourful display of all the different coloured and flavoured syrups that will add a whimsical touch to the décor.

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Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding (Part 1)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, been stranded at sea or are a hermit, you must be fully aware that beautiful locations for weddings are the flavour du jour as Asian wedding venues for the glam loving, hash tagging, social media obsessed generation that is tying the knot these days.

Gone are the days of having a simple wedding with close family and friends in your parent’s back garden. Now its all about getting that Instagram worthy selfie with your crew at a truly outstanding and unique destination.

Cool quotients aside with so many romantic destination wedding locations on offer and fantastic deals on travel thanks to a variety of budget airlines, there is absolutely no reason why the world truly can’t be your oyster when it comes to picking a wedding location.

Beautiful Destination Wedding Locations in India

Chances are that you and your to-be are equally matched up socially and we don’t mean that boring list of criteria your parents made you run through before giving you their blessings. We mean that you both probably belong to the same jet setting, fun loving and excited clan of people who are a key ingredient to the recipe for a mind-blowing destination wedding. While that is nothing short of brilliant it also means that if you found your match a little later than your friends, they have probably already ticked the most likely destination wedding locations off the list for you.

If you happen to have already read a few million Asian wedding venue articles that feature the same destinations over and over then you will thank your Google stars that this little article popped open on your browser. What follows is a list of beautiful wedding locations that are likely to impress those with a flair for wanting to do something bold and unexpected.

1. Shimla

The WildFlower Resort in Shimla | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding (Part 1)

Set amidst pine clad hills, lush greenery and jaw dropping landscapes, Shimla is a fairly new gem on the map of locations for destination weddings in India. It provides an idyllic escape from the sweltering heat of the metros during those unforgiving Indian summers and the added advantage of having your wedding and forthcoming anniversaries outside of the crazy ‘wedding season’ from November to February. The fact that your guests will love you for giving them the perfect holiday during summer break will be the cherry on top of the serene Himalayan cake. There are a plethora of properties that are adept at handling Asian weddings in Shimla but for a spectacular extravaganza dripping with luxury from start to end nothing beats the fairy tale gorgeousness of The Wildflower Resort.

The Wildflower Resort in Shimla | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding (Part 1)

2. Hyderadabad

Falaknuma Palace Hotel in Hyderabad | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

Move over Udaipur and Jaipur, there is a new royal wedding destination in the running for the top spot and this one hails from the Nizams. Hyderabad has all the trappings of a modern Indian city but the completely ancient Falaknuma Palace Hotel cements its place on this list. If you want the exuberance and lavishness of a royal palace with every modern amenity then it doesn’t get better than the Falaknuma Palace. Your wedding will give your guests a glimpse of history and a taste of Nizam life plus every contemporary luxury at their disposal. And for those who break into cold sweats at the thought of standing and greeting an endless line of people at their reception, the world’s largest dining table at the 101 Dining Hall can quickly take care of that little hassle.

Falaknuma Palace Hotel in Hyderabad | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

Psst….Bollywood fans – This palace also happens to be the wedding venue for Salman Khan’s baby sister Arpita Khan’s lavish star studded affair.

Falaknuma Palace Hotel in Hyderabad | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

3. Havelock Islands, Andaman & Nicobar

Havelock Island | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

Dreaming of a beach wedding with pristine waters and soft white sand that isn’t in Goa? Consider Havelock Islands in Andaman and Nicobar instead.
Havelock Island | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

There is no dearth of indulgent resorts and spas with their own private beaches that can whip up some marital bliss inducing magic for your big day right by the water. Adventure sports junkies will revel in the opportunity to go scuba diving and snorkelling in the calm blue waters – now THAT’S something you can’t do in Goa! If you want something completely out of the box then jump in with your wedding finery and take those underwater photos that you always wanted but didn’t know when and how. Your clothes might be ruined but you were never going to wear those again anyway (no matter what you told yourself before buying them) and there is every guarantee of total Facebook and Instagram domination when you upload them.

Havelock Island | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

4. Aamby Valley City, Lonavala

Completely cut off from anywhere else Aamby Valley City with its plush surroundings and moderate to cool temperatures is only a stones throw away from Mumbai. Its isolation from neighbouring Lonavala and Pavna are by design because there really is no reason for guests to leave this city within a city.

Aamby Valley City | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding Aamby Valley city offers its own artificial lake, jungle safari, Swiss chalets and a number of other indoor and outdoor wedding venues that allow you to customize the feel and vibe of each wedding festivity.

Aamby Valley City, Lonavala | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

5. Chikamanglur

No, we aren’t just making up places at this point because we are out of ideas. Chikamanglur may sound like something you would name your pet puppy at 4 but it is in fact the birthplace of coffee. It is about 250 km from Bangalore and reachable by car.

Chikamanglur | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

This unconventional and exotic Asian wedding location boasts several massive estates that can accommodate upto 2000 people for that larger than life celebration of your dreams. Throw in some fun activities like coffee picking for the caffeine addicts and a visit to UNESCO sites Belur and Halebidu for the history buffs and you have yourself a big fat Asian wedding for one and all.

The Serai in Chikamanglur | Beautiful Locations for a Big Fat Asian Wedding

The Serai in Chikamanglur is a luxury resort built on a coffee estate that offers lots of different splendid accommodation options and a breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony.

Keep your eyes peeled for part 2!

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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

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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.

How to Relax on Your Indian Wedding Day

Weddings are an extremely stressful occasion for the bride and groom. Since you have been envisioning this day for quite some time, when it finally comes around you want to make sure that everything goes perfectly. While it’s not always easy for that to happen, you have to understand that there are some ways you can simply relax and have fun on your Indian wedding day. So after all the wedding stress is done and over with, you can place your Indian wedding clothes aside and indulge in these oh so relaxing activities!

Go to the Spa

A day at the spa is every bride’s secret treat. You get to be completely pampered, rested and waited on. When you know the kind of hectic day you have in front of you, the best thing to do is to just relax and let the spa people soothe away your worries. Going to the spa always gives a relaxed glow to the face and you will definitely enjoy that.

Delegate

You cannot be in two places at once so get a handy team of bridesmaids who know your choices and your tastes and delegate your tasks to them. Since they do most of the heavy work, you can still keep an eye on how things are turning out. This way, you don’t have to be flustered about anything and give an opinion about how something should be done.

Remember to Smile

On the day of the wedding, you may find yourself feeling tense and anxious. What if something goes wrong? What if someone doesn’t show up? What if you trip and fall? Well, the best answer to all these questions is that if something happens, you have to let it happen. Stressing over it won’t make it go away so the best option is to sit back, smile, relax, and just enjoy your special wedding day.

These are three easy ways you can relax on your Indian wedding day. Indian weddings are big and loud so you are going to be tired at the end of it. No point in being flustered from the outset.

Don't relax with a glass of wine on your big day | Indian Weddings can be very stressful

Stylish Wedding Tips for Asian Groom

How many times have you heard the mantra, ‘A bride is a bride is a bride’? Actually, the groom’s position of power has been discounted enough without us rubbing salt on their wounds. So, let’s join hands for this worthy cause as we try to turn 2014 into the year of the groom.Here are some simple yet effective wedding tips for Asian grooms:

Colors , Cuts and Styles :

Slim Cuts seem to be terribly in vogue, as they flatter many body types. And with that we mean lapels, ties, turban trains, and anything else that could be slender-ed down. For this, tailor-made suits and made to order traditional Indian attires are your best bet. Although more expensive than the pret-a-porter collections, they promise to make you look like the dreamy knight that you and your bride deserve.

While suits, blazers, tuxedos and jackets for contemporary receptions and sherwanis and kurta-pajamas for traditional events are the most popular apparels, do not be afraid to experiment.

You could delve into options such as a fitted double breasted jacket, a drape jacket, waistcoats and more. For options on the inside you could try an Oxford button down shirt, cutaway collars and wingtip shirts. In traditional forms too you can go bolder with jodhpuri pants, bandhgalas and Rajputani waistcoats.

As far as the color of your apparel is concerned, be sure that it complements the theme and location of your wedding. But more importantly is be sure that it complements the color of what the bride is planning to wear. This goes for all the events out there.


Stylish tip for an asian groom- be color co-ordinated with the brides outfit

We know you will be eyeing the black, navy or slate grey ones on your shopping and fitting sprees, but believe us, the beige, browns and stone colors are making a comeback. They spell relaxed and outdoorsy and definitely deserve a chance! Light grey and tan also go well with most bridal gowns and dresses. Also, if you are more hipsterish than we think you are, then turquoise and lemon are some sure-fire winners!


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Apply the same experimental techniques on traditional garbs and you have wine red Kurtas, white embroidered pathanis and an array of cream, ivory, coral and pistachio color palettes.

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Accessories

Asian men have some interesting picks where accessories are concerned. Free to make western, out and out traditional choices, they can also pick, choose and fuse options.

While cummerbunds, slender neck-ties are obvious options, I think we have come a litte ways ahead of them. Pocket squares are making a huge comeback and bow-ties are in a league of their own. But what has caught our attention are the adorable dimpled neckties that look crispy and well-scrunched.

The heavily traditional accessories seem to be here to stay such as big turbans, pearl strings on your embroidered kurtas, kundan brooches on your turbans. You can also make things interesting by fusing the two. Try adding pocket squares on your waistcoats over kurtas or pin a flower to your top pocket. These will make you look utterly suave and give you the unique groom-like stature!

traditional turban with kundan brooch for the groom : styling wedding tip

While what you wear is of prime importance, it cannot do to ignore the other bits. Asian weddings are known to be long and tiring and involving rituals with fire in an already heated weather. Hence, some hairspray or hair gel should have you looking your presentable best. Apply it in your breaks if need be. While you may face some tough times in the shower later on, having your hair stick to your scalp in wedding photographs would be nothing but a nightmare.

If you cannot do without a watch, then wear one. It also might be a bad idea to wear lenses what with all the fiery rituals, so stick to your spectacles if that makes you comfortable. Trim your nails and make it a point to smell good all the time. While everybody will advertise how you need to rid yourself of your facial fuzz, chances are you look good with some sort of beard design/shape.

Belts, Socks, Shoes

While it is a given that you will not wear a belt on suits and or even just suit trousers, a basic rule to follow is to match your leathers. Black belts go with black shoes and brown belts go with brown shoes. And if you do need to wear a belt with your formal attire and smarter trousers than it will have the be the most basic, the slimmest, plainest one on the store shelf.

shoes style for groom at the wedding

White socks are an absolute no-no and should be reserved for the gym, but should match with your pants and shoes, and preferably be a lighter shade.

 

While, all these tips will come extremely handy on your wedding day, there’s nothing that will beat good posture and a smile on your face. So stand tall and enjoy the one of the most important days of your life.

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Beauty Tip of the Week: 5 Hair Care Tips From Shahnaz Husain

If you have been making the recommended Homemade Face Mask For a Wedding Glow and Super Skin Juice, you’ve hopefully seen a massive skin improvement. But just like skin care is important for beauty, hair care is equally vital for thick and lustrous hair.

Beauty guru Shahnaz Husain knows what she is talking about when giving advice for skin and hair. So if you find that you are experiencing hair loss, dryness or lack of shine follow these 5 top hair care tips from Shahnaz Husain

Hair Care Tips Shahnaz Hussain

Shahnaz Husain Hair Care Tips

1. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day will not only keep you hydrated but also aid vital parts and functions of the body, including your precious hair!

2. Henna Pack with Lemon, Coffee, Egg, Oil and Curd for hair growth

  • Add 4 tsp lemon juice, 4 tsp coffee powder, 2 raw eggs, 2 tsp oil and some curd to henna or mehendi powder.
  • Mix well, into a paste
  • Use this pack 3 times a month for soft and lustrous hair

3. Coconut oil leaves your hair soft and shiny

  • Heat pure coconut oil and apply it to the scalp and hair at least once a week.
  • Dip a towel in hot water and tie it around the hair like a turban.
  • Leave it on for 5 minutes to help the oil be absorbed better into scalp
  • Leave oil on for a few hours, or overnight for best results
  • Wash it out

4. Finding your hair very dry and full of dandruff? Lemon juice + Coconut oil will work wonders

  • Apply hair with coconut oil and leave overnight.
  • The next day, apply lemon juice on the scalp and wash off after 30 minutes.

5. With all the running around to prepare for your wedding keeping your hair tied and out of your face is necessary but tying your hair too tightly can cause damage and lead to hair breakage – so be sure to tie it loosely!

And I will add a *BONUS TIP* to the vital hair care tips: Get at least 7-8 hours of beauty sleep every night because stress combined with lack of sleep can result in hair loss and damage!

Weddinghour : Wedding Inspiration on Twitter

Social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular, has become a massive part of our daily lives. Even while working, watching tv or on holiday we can’t resist the urge to keep up with the latest happenings – it is an addiction that most of us can’t deny.

So if you are a bride searching for wedding suppliers, Indian wedding outfits and venues there is something out there that allows you to sit back, relax and spend time on your beloved social network whilst gathering inspiration and advice from 1000’s of professional wedding suppliers all over the world!

The Wedding Affair (@weddingaffair) has created #weddinghour on Twitter – an inspirational wedding hour particulary for brides, suppliers and venues all over the world, every Wednesday between 9pm and 10pm.

#weddinghour

This #weddinghour is your opportunity to do research and plan your wedding. It’s an hour of fun and inspiration – don’t be afraid to ask questions!

If you are a wedding supplier or venue this hour is beneficial as it will not only help you gain new followers, but also get your name out there. Use this hour to promote your brand, answer questions and make new friends by retweeting and following other companies – great way to network and build brand name. *TIP* Ask questions to get engagement!

How does it work?

  1. Be on your Twitter account between 9pm and 10pm on Wednesday nights.
  2. Type #weddinghour into the search bar at the top right of Twitter (to see everyone joining in).
  3. Click on ‘All’ Tweets, so you can see everyone who is tweeting #weddinghour rather than just the people you already follow.
  4. Start tweeting your message (not forgetting to include #weddinghour) or simply sit back and follow #weddinghour and see what wedding businesses are tweeting about – ask questions, for advice and gain inspiration!
  5. Enjoy!

See you at 9pm on Wednesday…