July Wedding Updates – Less than 100 days left to the wedding!

I realised I haven’t given you an update on my wedding in quite some time! I’ve been trying hard to gather information relevant to fellow brides and myself, but this blog started off as a place to write about how my wedding planning was progressing – so today’s post is going to be all about that! (those of you who follow me on twitter might already know parts of this, or as much as I could summarise in 140 characters!)

#1 Meeting with photographer that involved sitting on a road divider

The fiancé and I met a photographer recently who we both loved. Phew! He’s a candid photographer, is based out of Delhi and we have the option of asking him to bring along a candid videographer who is, although still out of budget, atleast somewhere in the vicinity of our original budget. I promise to give more details, but only once he has been booked for sure. And the story about the road divider goes something like this – once the meeting was over, the photographer asked us if he could click a few pictures of us outdoors. We obliged, and what followed was a 5 minute photo session of the fiancé and I posing against a thin bark of tree, holding hands…followed by us sitting on a road divider, holding hands. Can’t wait to see those photos! 🙂

#2 Wedding Lehenga – Order Placed & Fingers Crossed

The order for my wedding lehenga was placed quite a few weeks back. I have not said much about it because it’s in the process of being made, and I’ll tell you how much I love it only once it’s in front of my eyes looking as pretty in flesh and blood (ok, more like…in silk and thread) as I have imagined. It comes to me by 10th August so till then, hold your horses!

#3 Remember how I wanted a maximum of 8 saris in my trousseau?

I started off on 30 June with the purchase of my first sari for the trousseau. 18 days later, my trousseau shopping for saris is more or less complete! I am now the proud owner of 14 saris – some bought, some gifted, some stolen from mother’s cupboard! I don’t even know what I will do with so many! Married readers, please tell me I will be using them extensively over the course of my married life! Just 1 is pending (you can see it here on my pinterest page). Other than that, saris for small functions at home (such as haldi, etc) are pending. I went out today with the fiancé’s family and mine to pick out the Reception sari. And guess what? I actually found it in under 3 hours! Now, while that may not sound like an achievement to all, those who know me will surely appreciate the enormity of it. I take days, sometimes weeks, to find the right outfit for any relatively big occassion. My reception is a massive occassion! The best thing about the sari is that everyone loved it – both sets of parents, sisters and of course – Mr. Husband to be. One more big function outfit – DONE!

#4 Slowly but Surely Filling up My Trousseau

Other trousseau items that have been purchased include lots of suits ka kapda (that need to get stitched, soon!), a pair of jeans (Levis), some footwear (Accessorize & Shoppers Stop), a golden clutch for parties (Accessorise), and other such knick knacks.

#5 MNBB (My Nose But Better) Update

I’ve visited my dermatologist for my blackheads, and he’s given me an ointment to apply for the next month or so. Will keep you posted on whether it worked or not.

#6 My Experiments with…Makeup

Started buying a few makeup items, and experimenting with some (stolen) products from my mother and sister’s dressing tables 🙂 Have discovered an alternative sunscreen and foundation that also works for me. Have a new favorite lip balm. Ok, I could go on. But this needs a whole other post (and trust me, a whole post I shall do)!

#7 Why isn’t The Wedding Workout Tracker page updated?

It’s NOT because I’m slacking off. I’ve joined yoga classes and have been extremely regular with them (not an option really, since the instructor comes knocking on my door 3 times a week!). Body is feeling great, touch wood! But I’m still waiting for the washboard abs to grace me with their presence. I need to start adding NTC workouts on my days off from yoga. Oh, and I know how to do surya namaskars, and they truly are harder than they look!

Now, for what’s pending -booking a mehendi artist, engagement rings, Sangeet lehenga, invitation cards, honeymoon bookings, visas, getting all the suit ka kapdas stitched and getting falls put on saris, getting blouses stitched, blah blah blah. You got it, quite a bit is pending! But I can also look at the glass half full – that half of the wedding prep is done. With less than a 100 days to go, I am SO excited, I can hardly wait!

16 thoughts

  1. whoa, just 100 days!!! you can start the countdown infact 😀 btw, would love to know about the ointment and the whole beauty update (sunscreen)!!! and, yeah, suryanamaskars are damn difficult when done and they do need a lot of stamina!!


  2. So exciting!! I too am having a blast just planning my wedding.. The most fun i have had in years! Am off to my first wedding exhibition today.. I hv 5months to go for my wedding.. As of now i am concentrating on getting myself fit and working on my skin.. Work in progress there! Venues are done,so is the photog.. Trousseau sarees are done.. Jewelry has been made.. Bas! All the best!!


  3. #1 Are you going for candid photography only? or do you have a normal photographer as well??

    #2 Where are you getting your lehenga from?

    #3 For the saree thats pending:

    If you don’t find the exact same thing then get plain fabric from Nehru place blue one looks like silk Georgette and orange is 40gm silk, and You will get that kind of kundan border at Lajpat Nagar. Any good tailor will be able to stich it just take the picture along. ( If you dont get the same color then ask for dyable fabric and you can get it dyed from any drycleaners )

    #5 let me know if the dermatologist works for you!!

    #7 People have been recommending me Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, whoever I have talked to says it works. I am doing power yoga but feel the need to add something.


    1. Sorry for the lateee response!
      #1 Candid+normal
      #2 Wedding lehenga is from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal at Chandni Chowk
      #3 thanks for the suggestion! let’s hope though that i dont have to diy a saree!
      #5 The ointment is basically a very mild exfoliator…need another month to see results, so will let u know then!
      #7 How is the 30 day shred working out for u?


  4. The 100 day mark is coming up for me as well – it’s an awesome feeling isn’t it?? 😀 Looks like you’re all set and the to-do list is getting crossed off slowly 🙂

    Would you mind sharing who your photographer is? We need to book someone and I would love a reference!!! Also looking forward to seeing your wedding lehenga!!

    Crazy Indian Bride: Thank you for the tip.

    You guys are the best!


  5. So nice to know you got your photographer and lehenga!! I am done with the lehenga, will get it in 15-20 days – me too super excited!! 😉

    Me too buying a lot of make up online. After reading ‘the crazy indian brides’ post on Kajal, I just logged in to buy the Kajal but then bought so many other things!! Does this happen to you too?


  6. TDB, please do a post on where to buy suits (stitched or fabric) in Delhi. I’m really confused about this one thing. also how many should one consider for the trousseau?


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