LOCATION: Once our families decided to do have the wedding in India, I had my heart set on Udaipur. My mother and I envisioned a royal, palace setting. Our venues were spread out across various venues Udaipur, Rajasthan with a few events in Vadodara, Gujarat. The festivities commenced and ended in Vadodara, with a Welcome Party and the Wedding Reception respectively, while all other pre-wedding events and the Wedding Ceremony were spread across three days in Udaipur.
WEDDING PLANNER: The biggest pillar of support throughout the entire wedding planning process was our families in India. Dev and I both live in the U.S. so we worked very closely with our cousins, Shivani and Arpit, for every detail of our wedding. Our uncles, Sanjay and Subhash were also extremely instrumental in executing the planning, seeing as though it was turning out to be such an elaborate affair. With all their hard work at play, we knew that we needed to hire a wedding planner to assist coordinate everything in the days leading up to the wedding, including communication with the other associated wedding professionals, and on the day itself. Ankita Chugh Weddings did an absolutely amazing job all around. Everything was timed and executed so perfectly throughout the three days we were in Udaipur.
WEDDING SHOPPING: All of our wedding shopping was done in Mumbai. My mother’s family is from there, so I was already very familiar with the whereabouts of my favorite designers and jewelry stores in the city.