Bollywood, Mehndi, Music & Songs

Music for Your Mehndi

You guys. Yesterday, I came across a crazy-good English-Hindi mashup that needs to be played during your wedding festivities! I present: Balam Pichkari meets How Deep is Your Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPweDwkDw6w I know, mind blown. It's by an artist by the name of Vidya - she's an Indian-born American, and hella talented. This is her YouTube channel - I… Continue reading Music for Your Mehndi

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Marriage, South Asian

Creep Qawwali

Recently my friend sent me this music video (created by Indian dating site Truly Madly) and it's the BEST THING I've ever seen. Ladies (who understand Urdu and Hindi) this oh-so-relatable video is for you! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEC0pKHJKNM

Relationships, Tradition

Babies.

"You should really have kids now." If I had a nickel for every time someone has said this to me in the last two years that I've been married...we could have been reimbursed for the damn wedding itself lol. Brides, don't you just love the fact that when you sent your wedding invitations, you basically also issued an… Continue reading Babies.

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