Bride Beyond Borders Part 3: Three Months to I Do

7 years ago, a young Pakistani girl landed in the UK to pursue a degree in Psychology from Warwick University. Little did she know, she’d meet her Prince Charming in this land where there were so many just like her – people who looked like her, behaved like her, but were from across the border back in Asia. Soma found her Indian Prince in Hasan, and they’re soon to be married. This is the third post in a series on a Pakistani bride marrying an Indian groom, with hopes to settle in India to begin their new life together. After the proposal and her trip to India, find out how she is preparing for her new life in Part 3 of the series: Bride Beyond Borders.

3 Months to the Wedding

6th January, 2016

Trousseau shopping on in full-swing!

7th January

Fitness routine on track for my April wedding!

9th January

Part of my post-wedding trousseau arrives…

…and I sit down to create some wedding lists!

10th January

Even more shopping for clothes, while going crazy filling up endless forms for Indian visas!

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Today has been such a productive, tiring and exciting day. I think till the wedding I need to forget that Sundays are for relaxing. Today we literally had a mini exhibition display at home. These really talented people came over to show us lots of different shadi type clothes. It was so hard to pick and choose. Especially for my mom who is crazy, I repeat, CRAAAAZZZY about clothes. I also learnt a great deal about kapra types. There's apparently something called laakh daana which takes its name from the fact that thousands of little pieces are intricately stuck/stitched onto the piece of cloth. Then there were some beautiful chicken kaari outfits and some with gotay ka kaam. We finally managed to shortlist a few. Again, this is all part of post shadi shenanigans plus a few outfits for mom, bhabhi and other cousins. So much to dooooooooo!!! —– Absolutely irrelevant to this post but an important part of today was filling multiple endless Indian visa applications. For this shadi the ONLY thing I dread is visas for india and the absolute uncertainty till the very end. Just pray and pray some more that we all get the visas, inshAllah. So yeah.. That's my life for today. Need to get some Zzzz now so that I can make some 💪 at tomorrow's exercise class. Alsoo, there's a little something I'll be revealing soon.. Maybe tomorrow or maybe the day after… 😌 #bridebeyondborders #bride #bridetobe #pakistanibloggers #pakistanindia #clothes #white #bling #shiny #meetdesiworld #postshadi #indianbride #desibride #instablog #weddingblog #weddingbloggers #instadiaries

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13th January

Finished applying for Indian visas for me and the family!

17th January

Attending a friend’s Haldi ceremony – so many people I know are getting married in the next few months!

23rd January

Two close friends got married recently. Finally, both weddings done and I can now concentrate on mine!

Up Next: The Final Countdown to the Wedding!

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