Monday, 24 November 2014

Wedding Reception - Stage Decoration

Wedding Reception - Stage Decoration

Receiving blessings and wishes from dear and near ones after wedding is one of the most important moments of wedding. The importance is, as you watch the wedding video or wedding photos, the beauty of the stage remains an attractive factor.
If the stage is badly decorated, your photos and videos, which you keep for years to come, become placid and unattractive. With great decoration, your photos and videos are a treat to see time and again.
Forget photos and videos, people coming to wish you good luck will see you in beautiful settings - colourful, and as in full bloom. Well, the decoration remains that way only for a day. However, that happens in an important day of your life.
Flowers, silk drapes, and decorating materials add to the charm. And, it is all about feeling special on the very special day of yours. 
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Saturday, 6 September 2014

HAPPY ONAM


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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Happy Independence Day

video


courtesy
Production House - Chrome Pictures Pvt Ltd, INDIA
Directed by - Amit Sharma
Music recomposed by - Micu Patel
www.chromepictures.in
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Wedding at United States of Thrissur



It is a different thing when you see Kunnankulam DC to Chennai Junction and an obvious disregard to proper grammar. It becomes all the more amusing when you find it is a wedding invitation that reminds you about 'degenerating marriages'.

You can see such an invitation at: https://www.behance.net/gallery/12048107/Wedding-Card-Malayalee-Way

Of course, that invitation was for people who knew the couple closely and not for friends and relatives.


If you know about such variety invitation cards, do share them as comments below. We'd love to hear your crazy ideas.
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Tips to Purchasing Gold for Wedding




Among many other things, Indian weddings are also a celebration of gold jewelry. Fully covering the bride with gold ornaments was a practice specially designed to show off the wealth. Not any more. Less is more.

You can go classy with two-three chains, a few bangles on each hand, a tiny pair of ear-rings and one ring on your finger.

However, for the bride, her wedding day is the best day to wear as much gold as possible – often with several necklaces, hair ornaments, waist band, and bangles up to the elbow.

That is big show of luxury. Keeping a few points in your mind can help you make good choices while purchasing gold.

Big necklaces:- Usually are very thin and can easily lose shape. While the big necklaces appear brilliant on photos, its safekeeping is a difficult affair. Make arrangements with the jeweller to exchange the jewelry after the wedding event. And ask for a good deal so that you can exchange big necklace for same weight of jewelry.

Bangles:- Look for bangles that don't lose shape. Pick strong, heavy and solid ones instead of thin, lightweight and showy.

Buy gold at least one month before the wedding day. And keep it safe in a bank locker. Don't forget to take home at least one working day before the wedding. After wedding, take it to the bank locker as early as possible. In other words, stay safe.

Image courtesy :http://meerut.all.biz/gold-ornaments-g427573#show0

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Friday, 23 May 2014

How to Serve Food Without Making Guests Wait in Queue



Do you hate it when your guests wait for food? I'm with you. I too don't like waiting for food. With this simple system, your guests can get the food – when they want it, and without the waiting.

Keep in mind, this doesn't work for sadya served on banana (plantain) leaf. Here is the plan . . .

Plan Buffet Serving

In addition to normal serving at tables, you can also have a buffet table, from where guests can quickly collect their favorite food items and enjoy the food, while relaxing outside.

There will be a big rush of guests – immediately after the wedding ceremony or when a big batch of guests arrive as a single unit. Bring in that buffet system for such a rush.

You can serve food normally in the regular hall, where the tables are set. When the seating capacity is over, you can direct them to a buffet table.

Your guests can pick a plate, fill their plates with their favorite items and enjoy the meal without waiting for the whole batch of guests finishing their food. Just make sure there are enough chairs outside, where the guests can comfortably enjoy the meal.


This works when food is served on a plate (and not on plantain leaves) and when there are only a few items - main dish and two-three side dishes to serve.
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Monday, 21 April 2014

Kerala Weddings are Changing

Kerala Weddings are Changing

Watch this video as the bride gets a surprise dance gift from the groom and his friends



Your only issue will be with the girl not joining the dance.

This scene was not imaginable in traditional Kerala weddings just a few years ago. Now the youngsters are more confident and are ready to make their wedding an event to remember.


Although it looks like an impromptu dance, the dancers have trained their steps. Well, if you plan to give such a surprise to your friend on his or her wedding day, make sure you go well-trained.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

How to Choose a Wedding Card

Brides, grooms and their families put great effort into picking the right kind of wedding cards. In fact, most of the people think wedding cards do a lot more than just announcing the special occasion.

What are the choices available?

Money is one big factor determining the type of card you choose.

A card with or without an envelop can start as low as Rs. 3.50/-. You can add a little more class and elegance at Rs. 10/- per card. If you want it to be more colorful, you can spend Rs. 20/- to Rs. 30/- per card.

In case you want the card to be of many layers, elaborate art work, and exquisite colors expect to pay Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/- per card.

Some wedding planners also order two kinds of cards. To send the invitation to hundreds of people, they order cards of Rs. 10/- or less in large numbers. They will also order a few (probably less than 30) cards to archive along with the wedding album.

There was also news of a young man buying bulk of ordinary post cards, writing the invitation in his own handwriting and sending it out to all his friends. It may take a lot of time, but it is the most personalized wedding invitation card you can ever expect.

For inspiration, check the wedding card designs showcased in the following sites:


Valavi & Co
Wedding Card Gallery
Madona Wedding Cards
Seven Promises
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

How to Use Saubhagya Matrimony Site


Saubhagya Matrimony site is here to help men and women find ideal matrimonial alliance. Using this site is safe and easy.

How to Create a Free Profile

Just fill the signup form. Give as much detail as possible. This makes it easier for us to locate your ideal matches faster. Fill as much fields as possible. Potential matches can easily locate you this way. To create a free profile, go to: http://saubhagyamatrimony.com/

Is it Free?

Yes. SaubhagyaMatrimony.com services are free for a limited period.

Who Can Contact Me?

Anyone who finds your profile interesting can contact you. You can also contact profiles that you find interesting.

How can I find a match here?

Create a complete profile by filling as many fields as possible. This will allow you to narrow your searches based on your preferences. When others search for profiles similar to you, they can easily find if you are a good match or not.

Who can register?

Any woman above the age of 18 and man over the age of 21 can create a profile. People below those ages are not allowed to create a matrimonial profile. Parents can also create a profile for their sons and daughters.

When will you start charging for the services?

Soon.


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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Changing Colours of Malayali Weddings



Weddings in Kerala has gone some dramatic changes in the recent past. There are the traditional weddings and there are the new-gen weddings.

In the past it wedding celebrations were just a routine. Now, the youngsters want a blast.

Today, young people have better control over the festivities than those people who got married maybe 10 years ago.

Photo courtesy : Raj Brijiraj( https://www.flickr.com/photos/jinnibaba/ )

Now, people are not afraid of singing, dancing and partying late into the night. In the past, people would go to the wedding for a feast or a tea party and that is all.

And, there are changes in dresses too. If women wore only settu sarees in the past, girls today wear gowns and salwar kameez for their wedding.

In short, youngsters want their weddings to be a blast a celebration of colors and fantasy.

In the past, the friends, neighbors and relatives take over the whole affair of everything from setting up a temporary stage, arranging the food, serving it, and every tension associated with hosting a wedding.

Now, there are well-appointed wedding locations, auditoriums and wedding halls, where the bride and groom can welcome the guests. And, of course there are catering parties to serve delicious food.

Depending on the financial conditions, the wedding can spend anywhere from Rs. 1 Lakh to upwards of 50 lakhs and much more. A single invitation letter can cost anywhere from Rs. 2 to Rs. 250. The wedding saree can cost as low as Rs. 3,000 or as high as Rs.90,000.

Gone are the days wedding albums were photos pasted on thick paper. Now, the digital albums are in vogue.


Depending on where you are, how much you have to spend and what kind of splash you want for your wedding, there are choices as diverse as Kerala itself.
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Top 3 Wedding Destinations in Kerala

The greenish, waterscape filled geography coupled with a pleasant climate makes Kerala a romantic wedding destination.

Make your pick from choice of beaches, backwaters and dew covered hilltops. Here are three destinations you will love to host your wedding, to celebrate your honeymoon and to create memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The three destinations I pick are Munnar, Kumarakom and Kovalam.

Munnar:

Munnar, the most cherished hill station of Kerala welcomes you with the coolest climate of the state. Low temperature, misty outdoors, tons of sightseeing locations, great adventures all await you at Munnar.

Plan your wedding at a hotel or a resort. You can then go for sightseeing the never-ending sprawls of tea plantations, winding roads, and post-card perfect landscapes.

Maybe, you can go to Eravikulam national park to get a glimpse of Nilgiri Tahr, go to the Echo Point, enjoy the water falls, or go pick cardamom at some plantations there. The experiences you can't easily find anywhere else in Kerala.

Kumarakom

Pristine backwaters; tasty food prepared from freshly caught shellfish, shrimp and freshwater fish; and relaxing boat rides are the prime attractions of Kumarakom.

A fully equipped house boat is going to be in your plans of exploring the backwaters. Alongside, you will also get a feeling of rural life, the tastes of Kuttanad, and detachment from the busy life of the city.

Maybe, you will also want to explore the rustic past of Kochi, just two hours away. You will also find some of the finest shopping destinations of the state, including destination Lulu Mall.

Kovalam

If you just can't get enough of beaches, and if you are itching for a beach wedding party, head to Kovalam the most celebrated beach of Kerala. The sandy, rocky and coconut palm covered beaches here will set the tone for a memorable wedding.
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