Photography, Planning, Wedding

FAQ: Should I Hire Different Photographers for Different Days of my Wedding?

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?

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Designer, Fashion, Pakistan, Pakistani, South Asian, Wedding

Designer Spotlight: Faraz Manan, A/W 2015 Imperial Collection

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

Favours, Grieving & Wedding Planning, Planning, Wedding

Using Your Wedding For Social Impact

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

Wedding

#WeddingWebsite

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

Rasams, Tradition, Wedding

Pakistani Wedding Rasams 101

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

South Asian, Tradition, Wedding

The Joota Chupai

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

Planning, Wedding

Real Talk: 3 Things I Learned From Planning MyBigFatPakistaniWedding

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