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Find The Best Wedding Dress For Your Zodiac Sign

Wedding Dress For Bride

You can’t imagine an Indian wedding without any astrological consultation and connection. Marriage is considered as one of the most auspicious occasion in India. Most of the Indian couples tie the wedding knot after much scrutiny and horoscope matching. You don’t want to go wrong when it comes to wedding. To make your wedding day more special and bring all the positive energies, you can buy a wedding dress in a color related to your zodiac signs. Let’s take a look at different zodiac signs and their perfect bridal dress color according to their sun signs.

Aries: This is the first astrological sing in the zodiac and considered as a fire sign. Aries women are headstrong, energetic and bold. So all gorgeous and bold beauties, your perfect color is red. It shows your confidence, attractiveness and beauty. Red is also the color of prosperity and fertility.

Taurus: All those who are born under this sign are known for their strong will and calm nature. For you the color white, ivory, subtle blue and pink are just perfect to choose your wedding dress. Don’t hesitate to show your naughtiness and classic taste by wearing something elegant in your lucky color.

Gemini: This sun sign represents two different signs of the personality. Those who are born under this sing are very social and fun loving people. Orange, red, pink and green is just apt for your wedding day. To look like a dive on your wedding day go green.

Cancer: This zodiac sing is ruled by the moon and is also associated with fertility. The best colors for the cancerian brides are blue, white and light green.

Leo: You are creative, confident, charming and a born leader if your sun sign is Leo. It is also fire sign. To compliment your fiery nature you can choose a wedding dress in purple, gold and silver colors.

Virgo: The people born under this sun sign are true perfectionists. They are very tender and very careful. All pastel shades are just meant for you. So wear a bridal outfit in soft shades. You can also wear bridal dress in light blue or green color.

Libra: Your unique qualities of being peaceful and tolerance makes you different from others. The colors for you are turquoise, all shades of blue and ivory. These colors will bring love and harmony in your life.

Scorpio: You are passionate, full of energy and assertive. You are extremely emotional and very secretive. Fiery orange is the best color to compliment your personality.

Sagittarius: You are full of enthuthiasm and too optimistic. The people who are born under this zodiac are extrovert and the best color to wear on your wedding day is pink, light purple and yellow.

Capricorn: As far as values of the life are concerned you are very traditional. You are known for self-control and responsible nature. Shades of grey and blue are just perfect choice for your wedding day.

Aquarius: You are intellectual, sensitive and always full of energy. You can wear brown, grey, violets and dark blue color on your wedding day.

Pisces: You are very compassionate and friendly with everyone. You biggest qualities are generosity and helping nature. The color to match your personality is yellow.

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Want To Go For A Flower Wedding? Plan Well

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You can’t imagine a single wedding venue without flower decoration. Do you want to go for some special flower decoration or want to make to flower wedding? A flower wedding is something where you can see flowers everywhere and flower decoration dominates everything in the wedding venue. You can go for a theme flower decoration or you can go for special segmented flower decoration. The right kind of decoration and perfect choice of flowers can create magic on your wedding day. Let’s take a look at how to plan a magical flower decoration for your wedding day.

Talk to different flower decorators: While planning your flower wedding, don’t finalize the one whom you meet first. It is always good to talk to at least four to five different flower decorators and understand their style of working and decorations.

First look at their work: Before saying yes or no to anyone, it is always good to see their work first. There are many decorators who have their websites, they display their decoration images on their websites. Besides, most of the decorators have their album as well. So, go and check their work before making your mind.

Ask for different theme: These flower decorators create different themes and designs for wedding venue as they are expert in that. If you have any ideas you can share your ideas with them and they can show the sample decoration. They create different themes on different concepts mixing their designs with different items and props. So, look at different options and choose the best.

Decide a budget: It is always better to decide a budget to arrange everything within your pocket. You can ask decide a budget and then talk to different decorators to provide you the best services within your pocket. These people are really experts in their work and they offer the best services within the budget.

Compare and negotiate the price: Comparison of price is always good to save some money. If you want to save some more money always compare the quotes of different vendors not only the price, but the kind of services they are offering.  Always negotiate with the vendor to get some more discounts on the quoted prices.

Less is not always enough: Most of the time we believe that less is always more, but when it comes to decoration and flowers more always appear less. So, think before finalizing your decoration theme, how many flowers you require and what will be the theme.

Consider the flower colors: Flowers are available in different colors and sizes. It is good if you decide a color theme or you want mix bunches of flowers or you want some internal flowers on specific areas like stage, mandap or some other sections of the wedding venue. You want single color theme or multicolor theme. Decide your color theme first before you finalize your decoration.

Consider the season: Always consider the seasonality. It is a big thing when you go for a flower decoration for your wedding venue. There are some flowers which come only in specific season or months and there are some flowers which are available throughout the year. So, if you are asking for some off season flowers, so it will increase the cost of decoration.

Nose Ring Is Not Just An Ornament, But More A Cultural Affair

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The bride is the show stopper of every marriage and as a bride it is your right to look stunning. As a bride you put a lot of efforts in buying your wedding dress and you want everything not less than best. You buy all necessary and matching jewelry for your wedding outfit and nose ring is one of them. In India, nose ring is very important ornament and considered auspicious in various religions and states. Different states have different type of nose rings. These nose rings not only varies in their sizes, but even in their shapes as well. You can’t imagine a bride without a nose-ring or nose-pin. It is an integral part of bridal jewelry. Let’s take a look at different types of bridal nose-ring and their importance in Indian culture.

Punjabi Nath: This type of Punjabi nath is very much popular among the Punjabi brides. These types of nath designs have mainly large or medium size hoops with no charms along with it. It has a long chain combined with hoop, connecting the hoop with the hairs. These types of naths are very popular and heavier version of nathani.

Laung: It is small clove shaped nose pin, which is popular in north India. You can easily see a north Indian bride wearing laung in her marriage. Besides, you can see many married and unmarried ladies wearing laung in various wedding functions and festivals. Laung is another popular form of nose ring which is popular among north Indian ladies.

Fan shaped ring: The fan shaped nose ring is popular among the Uttranchal and Himachal brides. These fan shaped nose rings are available in different shapes and sizes with lots of stones, pearls and even diamond studded. No bridal make-up is complete without these naths. A would-be-bride can’t attend the wedding ceremony in Himachal and Uttranchal without wearing a nose-ring. The bigger the nose ring the more financially well-off the family of the bride.

Spoked nose ring: It is much popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The brides of these two states wear spoked nose-rings. The spoked nose ring is circular shaped with continues series of spokes running along the periphery. Most of such nose rings are designed much bigger, which generally falls on the lips or cover the mouth.

Mukuttis: Mukuttis are generally worn by the brides of Konkan and Goa. These are light weighted and round shaped small nose rings. However, the brides or Kerala and Karnataka also wear these Mukuttis with a twist. They wear it on both the nostrils. It is very beautiful and elegant piece of ornament.

Things You Can’t Ignore While Buying Wedding Lehenga

Wedding Lehenga for Bride

Choose your fabric well: While shopping for your lehenga most of us consider on the work, embroidery and stones, but we forget to focus on the fabric of the lehenga. Always, pay attention to the fabric. If you buy your lehenga in thick and heavy fabric, it will further increase the weight of your lehenga. So, it is always better to choose a light weight fabric like silk, georgette or chiffon.

Weather at the time of wedding: Always consider the weather in your mind while shopping your wedding lehenga. If you are going to tie the knot in summer, then buying the lehenga in heavy fabric will increase your restlessness. Seasonality and weather are two important factors to keep in mind while buying your wedding lehenga.

 Embroidery and work on lehenga: Buying a perfect lehenga is a tricky affair and most of us choose the lehenga based on the embroidery and work done on the lehenga. But, while going with the fancy work, we forget to consider the comfort level. The more heavy work, the more heavier your lehenga will be. So, try to buy something with perfect mix of good work with comfort.

Weight of the lehenga: Most of us want to buy a nice designer lehenga. While choosing the best one, we forget to consider the weight part. If you lehenga will be too heavy you will not feel comfortable in it. Most of the time, you will be busy in managing your lehenga. So, make your decision accordingly that you want to buy the heavier one or comfortable one.

Go for lesser work on your blouse/choli: Don’t go for heavy work on your blouse or choli of your lehenga. Rather go for some nice fabric with minimum work on your blouse. If your blouse or choli will be too heavy with embroidery or gotta zari work it will make you uncomfortable to carry/wear it for longer time as it might cause irritation and itching as well. So, to feel and breathe easy, it is recommended to choose a choli or blouse with lesser work.

Type of dupatta: Dupatta plays an important role in your overall bridal look. A beautiful and nicely crafted lehenga plays an important role. Most of brides go for heavy buns and hairdo, so a heavy dupatta could increase your burden and can give you headache. So, if your original dupatta is too heavy with a lot of embroidery and heavy zari gotta, you can go for second dupatta and drape both differently.

8 Unique Indian Wedding Customs Which You Will Find Nowhere!

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Wedding is considered as one of the most important ceremony of one’s life and for family also. Across the world people follow different rituals and customs during wedding according to their religion and community. But, there are some strange and unique

  1. Usage of tomatoes to welcome Baraatis:  In a small town, which is known as Sarsaul, there natives follow a very strange way to welcome the baraatis. They don’t welcome the baraatis with flowers or garlands, rather they hurled tomatoes to welcome Baraatis. They have strange believe that a relationship that begins on an unhappy note always turns into a good and loving relation.
  2. Goodies for river Ganga: In Bengali marriage they have a very unique ritual in which the aunts of the bride set a special plate of aarti, which includes different types of goodies and sweets. They offer all these goodies and sweets to the holy river Ganga. They have a belief that by doing so the river Ganga will be happy and she will shower blessings on their daughter.
  3. Groom pretending to opt for Sanyaasam: This could be one of the most unique customs in any wedding. In Tamil Brahmin wedding, the moment groom enters into the Mandap, he has to pretend and show to have a mind change and he does not want to get marry, rather he wants to opt for ‘Sanyaasam’. In this situation, the father of the bride encourages and convinces him to choose ‘Grahastham’ and marry his daughter. This strange tradition is known as ‘Kasi Yaatrai’.
  4. Earthen pot balancing by bride: This is very different ritual from others as the newly wedded bride. The new bride is given a huge earthen pot to keep on her head by her mother-in-law. Other females of the family add more pots to test the endurance and balancing skills of the bride. This ritual is conducted to test the skills of the bride to maintain the balance in the family.
  5. Flags in wedding: Have you heard about any wedding with flags? Kumauni wedding has this unique ritual of usage of flags in wedding. A white flag, which is known as ‘Nishan’ leads that baraat and represents the bridegroom. The last man in the procession holds a red flag that represents the bride.
  6. Silk shawl to separate bride & groom: Marathi people use a silk shawl that is known as Antrapat to separate the bride and groom. It is only removed when the pandit starts chanting the mangal mantras. After that bride and groom can see each-other.
  7. Ghara gharoli: This Ghara gharoli ritual is extremely sacred among all the Punjabi’s. The bride’s sibling is supposed to fill a pitcher with water from a nearby temple. The bride takes bath in the same water after that only she wears her wedding dress.
  8. Madhuparka: It is very important ceremony in Gujarati wedding. In this wedding ritual of Madhuparkat ceremony, when bride’s parents welcome the groom. They wash his feet and offer Panchamrut, a liquid made of milk, honey, yogurt, sugar and ghee. After completing the ceremony then he enters the mandap.

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