Hi guys! It's been a while, I know. But I'm feeling inspired to get back at blogging, and what's more fun to blog (er-rant) about, than decorator reviews?! So here goes, my long overdue review of Sara Baig Designs. First Impressions Brides, remember that moment in your wedding planning process where you were just about… Continue reading The Decorators: Chapter 4 – Sara Baig Designs
The Decorators: Chapter 3 – Shruti of Far East Wedding Decor
Hi Guys! Long time! I'm back at it, and I have here my third review in my series on...dun dun dun, The Decorators. I've often said that OF ALL the Pakistani/Indian/SouthAsian/Desi wedding vendors out there - the decorator was the hardest to find! (Read: there's a gap in the market people, and if you even have… Continue reading The Decorators: Chapter 3 – Shruti of Far East Wedding Decor
The Decorators, Chapter 2: Naphisha, The Perfect Setting.
First Impressions I first met Naphisha at the Suhaag Wedding Show in 2012. I remember two things from our very brief interaction: 1. she had a British accent, and 2. she came across as really professional. I then contacted The Perfect Setting in July of 2012 – that’s right, over a year before my big day(S). Brides… Continue reading The Decorators, Chapter 2: Naphisha, The Perfect Setting.
Drum-roll please . . . The Decorators. (Chapter 1 – Raj, Dream Party Decor).
Finding a decorator. Man. Where to start? By far, finding a decorator was THE MOST exhausting part of the whole wedding planning process. If there's a hole in the desi wedding market, it's definitely with decorators. (I attribute this mainly to the lack of customer service and professionalism in this vendor category, but more on that… Continue reading Drum-roll please . . . The Decorators. (Chapter 1 – Raj, Dream Party Decor).
MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Money Saving Tip: Centrepieces!
Hey Guys! I thought those who are planning their wedding will appreciate this little tip, because who doesn't like saving money?! First things first, know that centrepieces, especially if they are fresh flowers, are typically quite expensive. That said, it's your wedding day and fresh flowers go so far in creating that beautiful ambience! A… Continue reading MyBigFatPakistaniWedding Money Saving Tip: Centrepieces!
Incorporating Wedding into Home Decor
So if you been following my blog you know that post-wedding I've been non-stop decorating mine and SMs first apartment (so fun to do btw!) and so it couldn't be more perfect when my boss gave us this as a house-warming gift: Remember my wedding invitations, which I took forever obsessing over and perfecting? Well,… Continue reading Incorporating Wedding into Home Decor
Wedding Day 1: The Mehndi! (Teaser!)
Hello hello!! So I'm writing this mehndi post as I'm waiting for my beef stew to cook - lol, clearly I'm married now ha! Where to even begin with the mehndi? Perhaps with: magical, because that's exactly how it felt. By far, it was my favorite event, I had so much fun and it was… Continue reading Wedding Day 1: The Mehndi! (Teaser!)
Getting Ready for the Mayoun!
Hi Guys! So it's been a pretty hectic few days; I'm blogging this as I get my hair coloured! My mayoun is on Tuesday and so were trying to get ready for that and then the rest of the wedding days to follow, of course! So the mayoun (typically the kick-start of Pakistani wedding festivities,… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Mayoun!
MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations
Hello hello! So, I'm now in the home stretch of this wedding planning business (feels surreal!) and this past weekend was also full of preparations! After we finally got our marriage license on Friday (see previous post!), my mom and I hit up Gerrard Street Little India Bazaar to go shopping for supplies we needed… Continue reading MORE Weekend Wedding Preparations
Weekend Wedding Preparations
Hello hello! In Canada (or maybe its just Ontario..I should really know this lol) we had a long weekend, which I spent having my bachelorette party (yay! I have the best friends ever!) and with my mom and sister getting things ready for all of the wedding events! As you know (or would have learned… Continue reading Weekend Wedding Preparations