PLANNING AN INDIAN WEDDING – The 7vachan way!
So you have met your soul mate, got engaged and are now setting a date for your wedding – Congratulations! The families are happy, friends are thrilled. Suggestions and advice have started pouring in from all directions – everyone is excited!
You & your soon to be life partner have spent hours thinking and talking about your dream wedding and now it is time to put the plans in action! And this is where the dreaded ‘to–do list’ appears bringing along stress & confusion.
Whether you are planning a traditional wedding or the much in vogue ‘multi-cultural’ wedding, the process of putting together an Indian wedding with its many customs and large family celebrations is no easy task!
But don’t worry, with a following basics in place all can be conquered.
A lavish Bollywood extravaganza or an intimate family occasion? 5 days of festivities or a 2 day extravaganza? Decide on the scale of the wedding and an appropriate budget. List down the various celebratory functions you would like to include, along with guest lists. These factors will influence every other choice you will make.
7vachan Way: Once you have your wedding wish list and budget in place, contact us for advise on allocation of moneys for the various requirements.
FIND YOUR SPECIAL PLACE
Do you like misty hills or sunny beaches, or do sand dunes hold a special place in your heart? Destination weddings are quite the trend nowadays and no longer restricted by budgets… in India, all is possible!
Any city offers a host of venue choices, pick one that suits your theme and of course budget. And don’t get bogged down if your budget doesn’t allow you a 5 star location, you will be surprised at how ‘special’ some of these budget options can be.
7vachan Way: Tell us your choice of city and share your requirements with us; we will do the research for you and share all relevant venues (available & within budget), in just 3 working days! We also promise the best rates at all venues through our associations, Big Savings Guaranteed!
SAVE THE DATE
It’s time to share the good news! Inform everyone on your guest list about your D-day so that they can block it off in their calendars. You won’t want that special school friend or your cousin from Canada to miss your wedding just cause they didn’t know about it soon enough.
Follow this with a Wedding Card – the formal invite to all family & friends. There are many options available, pick one that flatters your wedding theme.
7vachan Way: Not sure of what you want? Or don’t know where to get the right options? We can help! We have a large network of wedding card designers and printers, across cities.
DECIDE THE LOOK
Theme. Decor. Colour. Don’t try this at home. Get professional help. But do have a reference of your ideal look and the budget before you start talking to vendors.
7vachan Way:We know it’s a task to get this set of vendors in place, given how disorganised the wedding industry is. But through our network we can find & share the most relevant vendors for your requirement. If you like their profile, we also negotiate with them and close the deal on your behalf!
The most important aspect of the big fat Indian wedding – FOOD. People always remember the food. Always! So plan your menu with care. And remember quality always trumps quantity!
7vachan Way: The choice of food is important, but to find a caterer who lives up to his expertise even more so. With 7Vachan by your side, you have no reason to sweat – we have already done the hard-work for you! Just tell us what you want and be flooded with choices!
You are the star couple. Everyone’s eyes are on you. And you want to look your very best! Find a designer who can help you put your dream design on paper or better still draw up something spectacularly different, just for you. This takes time. And many trials to get the perfect fit.
7vachan Way: Our connections with designers as well as wedding stores and knowledge of their creations, gives us the confidence to point you in the right direction. It gets better, we arrange for the visits so that you get individual attention. And did we mention the cashback?
Or maybe diamonds, sapphires, rubies & emeralds. Sigh!
Your wedding jewellery is a big investment. It will be with you for years to come. So make a careful and researched choice. Though gold still rules, white gold and platinum studded with various gemstones are also possibilities. Don’t be shy from visiting various jewellers, till you find what you are looking for. And remember to take your mother along.
7vachan Way: With our network of jewellers and special offers, you get your choice of jewellery & with the money saved, maybe even that one extra pair of earrings. As we say ‘money saved is diamonds earned!’
The wedding day will end, but the memories will live with you forever. And what better way to save them all but with photographs. Gone are the days when the neighbourhood studio did the standard wedding albums. Today the to-be-wed couple has a host of choices. Watch out for our next post for more on this subject.
7vachan Way: Finding a photographer – candid or art or photojournalist – that suits your requirements is like finding a needle in a haystack. Availability, costs, technique, so many deciding factors! 7vachan to the rescue once again, give us your date, budget and preference – we will do the hunting for you. And we promise the best rates.
Indian weddings are always BIG and take months to PLAN. With so much to do everyone can use a helping hand, especially those living in a different city or in some cases different countries.
7vachan is sensitive to the needs of working professionals & NRIs who have to plan their weddings from a different city, depending on others to make arrangements. Our services will ensure that you will get what you desire, without spending weeks researching on the net or the guilt of making other family members run around.
7vachan Way: Register with us. Plan from anywhere. Save time, effort & money!