Hi ladies! (I'm assuming it's mostly ladies reading this!?) How goes your wedding/post wedding/just-need-to-get-in-shape fitness routines?! I'm in week 3 of my renewed fitness motivation, after I found out I gained 10lbs and 2 inches everywhere since the honeymoon (you can read more on that here! ) and I'm happy to say I think I've… Continue reading MyBigFatPakistaniWeddingWeightLossChallenge Update!
Yes, I'm going there (your welcome, lol). But seriously, I was so confused about this before my wedding: what the hell are you supposed to wear underneath your shaadi jora?! (Wedding dress). Trust me it's not like I didn't google it, I did! What I was confused about was whether you were supposed to wear… Continue reading What Desi Brides Don’t Talk About: Wedding Lingerie
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Hi Everyone! In my opinion, there is nothing like an inquisitive outside point of view to make you think about the things that you have grown up to understand as traditions. Throughout my wedding planning, that's what I had in my boss, who was eagerly curious about each and every piece of my BFPW. And… Continue reading Gifting Traditions in Desi Wedding Culture
Both brides-to-be and newlyweds will be able to appreciate this: wanting to lose weight. But wait, you may say, didn’t you recently lose the weight before your wedding? (Yes, yes I did). But, then I got married. And ate. Lots. And replaced working out with cuddling on the couch. And so now, I, like other… Continue reading MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Weight Loss Challenge
Hi Everyone, Some of you were interested in knowing how to best prepare for your wedding shopping trip back home, wherever that may be! Well, this is what I did before I went to Lahore in March 2013, hope it's helpful to you too! -Safa 1. Make a List This may sound simple… Continue reading What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)
Hello hello! My fellow Canadians: um, why did our parents come here? Lol, It's sooo cold! So allow me to take you back to Lahore, where it is wonderful and warm (well, at least it was when I was there last March!) I've talked about the label Chinyere by Bareeze before, in fact; I rated… Continue reading Ready-to-Wear, Chinyere!
Hi Everyone, And here it is...the post which concludes the main days of my big fat Pakistani wedding: the valima! The valima is the reception hosted by the groom's side following the wedding; it is truly a welcoming of the newly married couple (making their debut entrance together) and celebration of the families that have… Continue reading Wedding Day 3: The Valima! (Reception)
Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂 Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family… Continue reading Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari