Friday, 5 April 2013
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and she wants everything including her bridal dress to look just perfect. And her bridal lehenga is something that enhances her beauty and makes her look the epitome of grace and sophistication on her D day. Nowadays, there are a number of lehenga styles available. But what is the difference between a A- line lehenga and a polychromatic one? Confused? Then read on to find out about the different lehenga design trends of today.
A paneled lehenga also known as an A- line lehenga has a fitted cut. It is narrow on the top and slowly tapers off at the end. It clings closely to the body and looks gorgeous on those brides who are tall and have beautiful long legs. This lehenga shifts focus on the lower part of your body and your choli has a simple but exquisite design.
The paneled lehenga looks delightful, especially when you have heavy kundan work on it. But you can also come up with your own refreshing ideas and ask the designer to customize your lehenga according to your taste and choice.
Belle of the village
Villages of India are known to be colorful and bountiful. This lehenga emulates a village dress and tries to capture the essence of an earthy Indian village. This lehenga has a riot of colors along with thick patch pattis, floral motifs and intricate embroidery. These lehengas are really heavy and it is difficult to carry them off. So choose this lehenga only if you think you will be able to handle it. When it comes to fabric, you can choose between soft and comfortable cotton and luxurious silk.
Contrasting colors are in trend. They have taken the design world by storm. The contrasting hues in all the colors of the rainbow or probably a combination of three of four multicolor palettes will add life to your lehenga. The polychromatic lehengas are for those brides who don’t mind wearing something bold and bright and are able to carry them with much aplomb as well. These lehengas will look delightful on you and you can rest assured that your groom won’t be able to take his eyes off you.
Traditional Patch work
Patchwork has been a part of India’s culture since the medieval times and currently, this tradition is seeping in bridal clothes as well. Beautiful beaded patches, sequins, heavy brocade embroidered patches, delicate lace and other intricate designs make this lehenga look magnificent. These lehengas will make you look stunning on your wedding.
Nowadays, a lot of brides opt for a light color palette and couple white with silver or beige with gold for their lehengas. These lehengas look sophisticated yet elegant. They have pretty stone work and delicate embroidery which add a charming touch to the bridal dress. This lehenga is for those people who want to sport a simplistic look for their wedding.
How is your wedding lehenga going to look like? Have you made a choice yet? Are you opting for something really different for your wedding? Do let other brides know your opinions and suggestions by commenting below.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
When planning a wedding, the first - and most important - part is setting a budget. Without an overall budget, it is very difficult to know what you can afford for each aspect of the event. You will probably find that deciding on the budget is the hardest job because you want to have the best and most memorable wedding possible.
Who Pays For The Wedding?
It used to be that the bride's parents paid for the wedding. This is no longer the case in many instances and for several reasons, including the possibility that the parents can't afford it. But, quite often, it is because the couple wants to ensure that they can plan the wedding they want without interference. Four out of five couples these days pay for their own wedding and it helps to know how the budget should be broken down.
Calculating Your Wedding Budget
In creating your budget, you must first determine the overall amount you can spend. The average wedding costs around $19,000, according to current statistics. You must then divide the overall amount into parts and decide what percentage you are willing to spend on items such as wedding clothing, rings, catering and decorating the venue, etc.
There are plenty of free and inexpensive websites that offer wedding budget calculators that are easy to use. All you have to do is input the total budget amount for the wedding, and the calculator will tell you how much you should allocate for each of the components of the wedding.
Making a List
Once you have figured out the dollar amount available for each aspect of the wedding, you can begin to create an itemized list of everything. You will need to put together a list of all the areas of your wedding that are important to you and make sure that you allocate a sensible proportion of the total budget to each.
This is necessary so that you can see if the wedding of your dreams is a realistic expectation given what you can afford to spend. If you come up short, here are some ideas to enable you to trim the expenses:
Reduce the size of the guest list
Forego some of the services
Reduce the size of the wedding party
Forget the extras like limos