Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I can't believe its 2016! 2016 Brides: are you freaking out yet?! *Breath* Lol. So! This post is the first of my FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) because lately, this is one that I seem to get often: "Should I hire different photographers for different days?" I can totally appreciate how so… Continue reading FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?
Ladies. I've discovered a designer, and I think I'm in love. His name is Faraz Manan. He's based out of Lahore, and has recently expanded to Dubai as well. I didn't know about him when I did the shopping trip in 2013, but if I did, I definitely would have paid him a visit! These are… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection
As we know, weddings can be a production. Especially those of the Big Fat Pakistani (Indian/Desi/Asian) variety. Likely, you either have, or will be, spending thousands of dollars/pounds/rupees on some special, but also very fleeting, days. That's why I think it's an absolute no-brainer to be able to weave in some aspect of giving / social cause into… Continue reading Using Your Wedding For Social Impact
Having a wedding website was SUCH a smart way to help guests (especially if you have lots coming from abroad) navigate all of the multiple days and locations of your BFPW. It's also a fun/interactive way to ask for song suggestions, let guests know who your main peeps are (we included pics and bios of all of… Continue reading #WeddingWebsite
I'm guessing that if you grew up in Pakistan, or even in a very Pakistani community in Canada/the UK/the US, then you're probably pretty well versed in the bazillion rasams (cultural customs) that happen at a Pakistani wedding. But in my recent circuit of wedding attendance, I've realized that that's not always the case. Maybe… Continue reading Pakistani Wedding Rasams 101
Hello! So, is it just me, or do you guys also think that the ‘joota chupai’ rasm has just gotten a bit crazy in recent years? For those not familiar (none of my bridesmaids were!) I explained the joota chupai like this: it’s a playful tradition where the bride's sisters and girlfriends ‘steal’ the groom’s shoe, and get him to… Continue reading The Joota Chupai
1. Weddings are expensive. Like crazy expensive. The word wedding is the industy's cue to up their price points! How do you combat this? A budget is a good place to start. Listing every single expense that you can think of for the wedding, and the estimated cost beside it in an excel sheet, will… Continue reading Real Talk: 3 Things I Learned From Planning MyBigFatPakistaniWedding
I've been meaning to blog about this for a while. After all, it is, next to ice cream, the thing that makes me the happiest in life. That is: cake. (Cue: Rihanna). And for me, finding my wedding cake artist - Fine Cakes by Zehra - was the easiest, best vendor meeting a girl planning her… Continue reading The (Delicious) Story of My Cake
Pakistani weddings are great. This is fact. More than the couple, Pakistani weddings are about family, warmth, joy, and jovial celebrations. But there's a truly ugly side to desi weddings that I think needs to be addressed. And that is: the inevitable comparisons that guests make about the events thrown by the girls side (shaadi)… Continue reading The Ugly Side of Desi Weddings
Ladies (And Gents?!) Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I knowwww; it’s been forever! In the last couple of months that I’ve been MIA I have: moved apartments; been job-searching; planning our vacay to Europe and trying to lose all of that post-dawat weight (be warned brides, be warned!) But, I’m back! This blog has – and still is -… Continue reading All My Single Ladies!