The wedding was planned by my family and took approximately one year. I gathered inspiration from Pinterest and The Crimson Bride. Planning the wedding was very time consuming and sometimes stressful, but with so many resources available, it makes the process much easier.
IF I COULD DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY: There are no major changes I would make except for starting to get ready earlier on the wedding day. Our wedding coordinator, Blue Lotus Insights, suggested that 8 AM was a good enough start time, but I took longer than usual as I was only ready an hour after the time I was supposed to be and therefore missed out on taking pictures with my friends and family outside. We had to make up for it by taking pictures in the room instead, which was a great recommendation by our wonderful photographers Lin & Jirsa.
After the wedding, Utkarsh and I also did not get pictures on the mandap with anyone besides immediate family as we needed to do our couple shoot before the sunset. Things seemed a little too rushed, so I would start it all earlier by an hour if I had to do it all over.
- There are so many styles and ideas out there that it is impossible to choose; and of course, every bride wants the best theme, outfit, jewellery or hairstyle, but the truth is – there is more than a single best. Choose something you really like and then become married to that idea. Don’t get confused or tempted to change your mind because that will only make things harder.
- If your decorator doesn’t have something you want, don’t be afraid to look elsewhere or ask another decorator to rent that particular item. I went to two other decorators, SYNX Events and Deepti’s Floral Designs & Mandaps alongside my event decorator, 2Create Designs as well as sourcing many things on my own.