Shinjini thedelhibrideHi!

I’m Shinjini Amitabh Chawla,

a 20-something Bride to Be newlywed. I used to be a full-time Consultant in the big bad corporate world, but now I’m a full-time wedding blogger!

I got married in 2012 on a beautiful, crisp October evening in New Delhi. In the months leading up to my wedding, I started this blog as a place to collect all the cool wedding ideas and inspiration I came across. Of course, it also became a place where I chronicled the memories of a lifetime – those of a bride-to-be.

Now I run this wedding blog full-time. It’s frequently updated with all sorts of wedding planning tips, trousseau shopping ideas (where to buy what from), wedding vendor reviews and even ways to get in shape for D-day (I turned into a big health & fitness freak right before my wedding)!

Head over to the Blog Guide to see the best of what this blog has to offer.

I try to cover pretty much everything wedding-related actually. Yes, I’ll even tell you when the next SALE is on (on the Sale Alerts page), or when I come across an awesome wedding venue! Just make sure you’ve liked the Facebook page to stay on top of all the wedding scoop.

Well, carry on then. Start reading up!


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  1. hi there !! my distant cousin bro’s marriage is coming up in around 2 months. i’ve turned 18 recently. n i actually wanna look my best that day ^_^
    i want to wear a lehnga on the wedding day. but i absolutely HATE bling >_< i dont like even a bit of them in my attire. i'm looking for very very light & simple lehnga with a pretty color. i live near delhi. so i'll shop from delhi only. Can u plz suggest me some destinations where i can find 'my thing'. BUT, my budget is not much. bargaining is my thing 😉
    it would be very kind of you if you suggest me some really good markets or shops where they sell cute & simple lehngas wich are not really expensive.
    thenxx in advance ^_^

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  2. I am so glad i chanced upon your blog.. i am due to get married end of the year this blog is like my go to guide for all my queries!! my own wedding planner diary:)


  3. Hey! I am getting married in 6-7 months and while surfing to get some lehenga ideas, I bumped into your your site. I absolutely love the way you write. You describe ‘the delhi bride’s’ thoughts very well! Love it! Can you put up something on make-up, I would really appreciate that since I don’t know where to start and don’t want to go too loud!
    Thanks and keep blogging! 🙂


    1. Hi Chandni! First off, congratulations!!! Wedding planning is going to make your life feel like heaven and hell, all at the same time! 🙂
      While I am no makeup expert, I have written a little bit about my personal experience with makeup here.
      You should also read Mehak’s post.

      Hope this helps!


  4. hey! well I’m not a bride, nor looking to be one anytime soon (hope that doesn’t disqualify me to “comment” on your blog..lol)! But I just have to say, your blog is awesome read! It makes one super excited about getting married! So I’m sure you have a lot of brides telling you that you are of great help…but here’s a thank you from someone who you are pretty much talking into getting married!! Oh and i have to say this..”whatever is meant to be, will always find a way”…is one of my fav quotes!…im sure there’s a story behind that one;) There always is:)


    1. Hi! Firstly, thank you so much for your kind words about the blog 🙂 And I’m aware that part of our blog readers are not brides, and I’m so glad that they enjoy the blog as well!
      Yes, you’re right that those words have a story behind them! They always do 🙂
      Thanks for following, and stay tuned!


  5. Hey..Loved the way u hav penned down ua thots..
    gonna get married at d end of dis year..looking forwrd to ur lovely blogs, vich are actually of grt help..:)


  6. You know what !! we are alike!! our blogs have same theme and i think the same as you do. 😀
    I am a budding lifestyle blogger from Delhi( see same city) and getting married this year end, i just planned about writing my journey to my wedding and bang!! i bumped into your blog. Now i am even more excited and can’t wait to start write up for my wedding in my blog 😀



  7. hey..i am getting married this nov 25th & addicted to this blog i have shared y experience of buying my bridal lenga even the entire wedding trousseau will keep posting.donno how to upload photos in here though..


    1. Hi Neha, can u send me an email? The mail I sent you did not get delivered, so if u can get in touch with me via email we can talk about how u can share your experiences with the blog readers!


  8. hey there 🙂
    im a Persian girl n im gonna marry a cute kind-hearted indian man 🙂 I had no idea abt all of these rituals n multiple celebrations for wedding in india… ur cool weblog n specially ur pix r helping me so much 🙂 I was always imagining myself in white simple bridal dress till now but now my imagination is changed n im seeing myself in a red heavy lehenga… 🙂 I love my indian raja enough to accept it 🙂
    thx again for ur great n helpful weblog 🙂


  9. Hi Shinjini!! I have just discovered your blog few days back and can’t stop reading it!!! It is so useful and the way you tell your wedding story is superb! I am a French bride to be (August) planning a fusion wedding in France, ya the groom is Indian, and your blog is a jewel!! I am sending my sister for some shaadi shopping in Delhi next week we are so glad we found your blog! Thanks!!


  10. hi!! this site is really helpful!! i am getting married in Gorakhpur, UP this year on Dec 1st and I was wondering if there are any good makeup artists around that area (closest big city: Lucknow, India) that anyone would happen to know!!!

    Would really appreciate the help!



  11. Hi! I am doing a story and I would love it if you can give me inputs on the same. Don’t know where else to contact you. Thanks!!!


  12. Hey Shinjini,

    I am getting married in december. I wanted to prepare a makeup kit for myself, but i am really lost when it comes to what all to include in that kit. I am not a big fan of makeup, but would want to have a very detailed kit. Can you please suggest what all to include in the kit? Also, please let me know which brand would be a good pick for which product.



  13. Hi Shinjini … I love love love your blog… I get depressed when there are no posts from you for more than 3 days 🙂 I read the blog during lunch at the work and I just love it… Your writing is so simple and I feel like Ive known you for so long 🙂 I love all the fashion and topics you showcase …keep going gurl!!!


    1. I’m replying after a very long time to your sweet comment, but I needed to say thank you 🙂 For reading the blog, for loving it, for waiting for posts! I have a new schedule up – we’re posting every Wednesday now, along with an additional post or two intermittently.
      And, I have to ask, don’t I? Are you a bride to be?


  14. Havent started reading ur blogs yet except the intro.. .n i feel connected. ..my marriage s scheduled in sept..
    Hope your blogs help me what i m looking for.. ..


  15. Do you provide services as well? Or do you provide the bride’s with contacts of experts in fields like designing and others?


  16. Hey there, I was searching for some Roka outfits as my Roka is after two months. I am way too excited about this. Just love your blog. Must for all the bride-to-be’s and their cousins as well. Loved your blue anarkali :*


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