Simran and I planned the entire wedding together with the help of family and friends. The planning took roughly around one year and us plenty of resources including The Crimson Bride, Pinterest, Pinkvilla, and Instagram.
I didn’t have any overall wedding vision, but rather small visions for every event. The experience was really stressful as it can be quite tough to meet your own expectations. There was a strong DIY element when it came to preparing for our pre-wedding functions as we did everything ourselves. This included creating a concept for each event, sourcing decorations accordingly, getting the Jagos made traditionally, couriering items from Sydney and India; and every other small detail you could think of.
I wish we had a little more time. We ran out of time to do some of the things we intended to do, but that could also mean that we should have managed our time better.
- Research. This is really a great way to figure out exactly what you want, even if that means coming up with plenty of ideas and filtering through them.
- Reach out. Email multiple vendors so you have options.
- Have caterers for your events. For the Mayian, my family made most of the food for guests. That was extremely stressful and if I had the opportunity to change anything it would be to have caterers for every event no matter how big or small. It takes the stress off family members and in that way they can relax and enjoy themselves.
- Follow up. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get all your wedding outfits made and ready. Keep in touch with them and keep reminding them of when they should be ready.