Modern Indian Wedding Invites perfect for Fusion Weddings

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Modern Indian Wedding Invitations have moved away from deep colors, volumes of detail and metallic embellishments

The customizable wedding invitations featured here are modern, classy and available in the trending colors for 2017 and 2018 weddings. They have a perfect balance of detail, color and simplicity. Perfect for Indian English fusion weddings, they combine the best of both worlds.

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How to create an Indian English Fusion Wedding

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Plan a stylish fusion wedding with these top tips for Indian English weddings

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A fusion of two cultures isn't about holding two different ceremonies with clearly defined differences between the cultural celebrations and ceremony. A true fusion is a single ceremony, celebration which ‘fuses' both cultures together. How to create this Indian English wedding fusion seamlessly is featured here with tips about bridal wear, music, food and more.

English To Indian Fusion Bridal Looks

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The modern Indian Wedding embraces Western themes – making a fusion easier

Your Indian English wedding will dispense with the Kancheevaram saree, bare bejewelled feet and groom on a white steed. These will be replaced with designer bridal wear, strappy heeled shoes, limousines and stylish modern touches that have a more Western influence. The beauty of the Indian wedding though will be weaved throughout and will maintain a  dominant presence with careful styling.

Let's take a look at ideas for Indian English fusion wedding dresses

For a wedding dress to be fused with Indian and English bride influences, it needs to be mermaid shape or a simple drop line dress. The dress should have delicate details, lace, crystal embellishments and be everso slightly ‘bling'! Vintage wedding dresses featuring lots of lace and simple untailored shapes are great for creating fusion looks. Add a traditional wedding saree as a veil and the look is complete.

First up is a lacy mermaid style dress which features red floral lace design. I've featured this dress in the moodboard above to give you an idea as to how this dress can be fused with Indian bridal wear traditions. This is a great Indian English fusion wedding dress as it incorporates the English fashion shape (mermaid) with the traditional red color of Indian bridal wear.

Charming Tulle & Satin Scoop Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress

Description:Charming Tulle &; Satin Scoop ;Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress Fabric: tulle &; Satin Details: The charming wedding dress is decorated with beaded lace applique .featuring scoop neckline and natural waistline in mermaid silhouette.

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Next up is this stunning Vintage style loose fitting wedding dress. This is elegant modest and beautiful.

Elegant Tulle & Chiffon Bateau Neckline Natural Waistline Sheath Wedding Dress With Beaded Lace Appliques

Description:Elegant Tulle &; Chiffon Bateau Neckline Natural Waistline Sheath Wedding Dress With Beaded Lace Appliques Fabric :tulle &; chiffon Details :The bodice is made of tulle embellished with delicate beaded lace appliques and the skirt is made of chiffon. The

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Lastly but not least we have some white and off white mermaid style dresses which feature beautiful detail.

To add more Indian influence a stunning wedding Saree veil can be added along with traditional Indian jewellery as worn on the hair and face and wrists. keeping the neckline clear will allow the attention to be drawn to the brides elaborate wedding makeup. Henna designs can also be worked into this look.

Glamorous Organza Bateau Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Beaded Lace Appliques

Description:This is a stunning mermaid wedding dress. The outer layer is made of organza and the lining is made of satin. This ;mermaid ;wedding dress ;boasts a grandiose stretch of beaded lace appliques that start richly from the cap sleeves and ;disappear dramatica

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Alluring Tulle & Satin Spaghetti Straps Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress

Description:Alluring Tulle &; Satin Spaghetti Straps Neckline Natural Waistline ;Mermaid Wedding Dress Fabric: Tulle &; Satin Details: This modern wedding dress is made of tulle outside and satin inside.featuring spaghetti straps neckline and natural waistline.It is

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Elegant Tulle Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery & Rhinestones

Description:Elegant Tulle Sweetheart Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery &; Rhinestones Fabric: tulle Details: The definition of pure romance is found in this mermaid wedding dress. featuring embroidered with beads and rhinestones. and accented with a swee

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Marvelous Tulle Jewel Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress with Lace Appliques

Description:Marvelous Tulle Jewel Neckline Mermaid Wedding Dress with Lace Appliques Fabric: Tulle Details: The marvelous wedding dress is made of tulle. Exquisite lace appliques and beadings are gently placed throughout the ;jewel neckline and natural waist bodice t

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Stunning Tulle V-neck Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques

Description:Stunning Tulle V-neck Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lace Appliques Fabric: Tulle Detials:This sophisticated bridal dress is breathtaking. The outer layer of this wedding dress is made of tulle and the lining is made of satin. Exquisite lace

Price: $472.21

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Elegant Tulle High Collar Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery & Rhinestones

Description:Elegant Tulle High Collar ;Neckline Natural Waistline Mermaid Wedding Dress With Embroidery &; Rhinestones Fabric :tulle Details :The outer layer of this wedding dress is made of tulle and the lining is made of satin. The ;dress is decorated with exquisite.

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Indian English Fusion Wedding Invitations

Modern Indian Wedding Invitations have moved away from deep colors, volumes of detail and metallic embellishments

The customizable wedding invitations featured here are modern, classy and available in the trending colors for 2017 and 2018 weddings. They have a perfect balance of detail, color and simplicity. Perfect for Indian English fusion weddings, they combine the best of both worlds.

Amazon has a wonderful range of Laser Cut invitations which are modern and exude quality and elegance.



Indian make-up fused with English will give a slightly lighter look than traditional Indian bride make-up. The exotic look however remains with smokey eyes and black eye liner.Indian English Fusion Wedding MakeUp

For brides on a tight budget the fact that costume jewellery is now popular and accepted as an alternative to heavy gold and diamonds is great news. Also English brides have been taking from Indian bridal culture by wearing the matha patti hair accessories previously only seen in indian culture. This too makes a fusion of Indian and English much easier to pull-off. As an Indian bride you can retain the headwear glamor that is traditional in your culture.

Indian English Fusion Wedding Food

Check out the moodboards for ideas of how to incorporate Indian food, design into Western culture food and design for weddings. The effect is quite stunning. I'd include food from both cultures, buffet style to ensure all the guests Indian and English are catered for. A sit down meal for an Indian English fusion wedding isn't as practical and will take a lot more planning! As long as your guests have allocated seating the meal will be just as stylish and classy as any other sit down meal.

For decorations, metallic gold and silver are very popular for 2017 and 2018 wedding and they perfectly add that touch of glamor required for an Indian fusion wedding.

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The good news here is that modern Indian weddings generally have moved on from the Nadaswaram or the Dholak and are instead using professional DJ's to host their event. This is great because the music aspect of the fusion takes little work as its common practice now for both cultures to enjoy a class DJ. Remixed Indian English music is a great balance, or just choose music selections you both enjoy from either culture.

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Modern Indian Wedding Trends 2017 2018

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Find out what the modern Indian Wedding Trends are for 2017

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Discover what is new for Indian Weddings to ensure yo have the classiest wedding you can afford! Featured here are some recent articles on current 2017 and 2018 Indian wedding trends regarding bridal wear and jewellery and invitations. Page down for some inspiration moodboards wedding supplies and keep an eye out for Amazon's Best Sellers!

Indian Bridal Trends 2016, 2017-2018

By Amy Anderson Lee

Red and Gold Indian Wedding Theme 2017

2016 was a year of innovation and experimentation for Indian brides. The new-age bride is breaking the typical stereotypes and going for new things. As the wedding season approaches, we scour the runways to give you the best of bridal couture. Get inspired!

Traditional designs, contemporary cuts

New-age brides look for creations that speak of the country's heritage and crafts and at the same time let their personalities shine through. While they choose traditional designs and fabrics like heavy borders of gota patti work or intricate embroidery and chanderi or Benarasi fabric, when it comes to silhouettes, they opt for classy cuts. Unlike in the past, new-age brides are not all covered up. They love to show-off their toned bodies. More and more brides are opting for tailored silhouettes that flatter their bodies and lend an air of sophistication.

The blouse gets a makeover

From sheer to ornate embroidered blouses, the runways saw a lot of experimentation this year. The off-shoulder trend, which was still now a popular street-style, has made its way to the bridal world. The runways also saw an unusual combination – sharp shirts and flowy lehengas. New brides are also sporting Grecian-inspired one-shoulder blouses, and bold and structured long and short jackets, which they team up with saris or lehengas.

Moving away from the OTT bling

Bridal wear has moved away from the bling and bauble of the past and seeing a return to elegance. The new bride wants to relax and have fun, and that is spilling into fashion. They want to be comfortable and prefer light outfits. And to appeal to the modern Indian bride some of the leading designers are bringing “lightness” to their bridal line using cuts, couching and fine threadwork.

Benarasi weave makes a comeback

While sheer saris with lace detailing, lehengas with textured metallic blouses, royalty inspired jackets, anarkalis and gowns are all big this season, we also see some of the leading designers like Sabyasachi and Ritu Kumar creating wonders in Benarasi weave. And the trend has trickled down to their bridal collection. You will see new generation brides opting for colourful Benarasi saris and vintage zardozi lehengas.

Moving beyond red

Peacock Blue Green Gold Indian Wedding Theme 2017

Brides are moving beyond red and opening up to non-traditional colours. Many designers showcased their wedding collection this year in creams, Iranian turquoise and deep burgundy. Black is also a popular choice for the sangeet. Pink and orange are also a favourite. Some of the leading designers like Gaurav Gupta are even making bridal wear in fresh, English colours like powder blue and mint green. And Tarun Tahilaini showcased his bridal collection in beige, pink, salmon and ivory. The new generation of brides are lapping them up as they are quite progressive in their outlook and never shy away from experimenting.

It's all about the classics when it comes to jewellery

When it comes to jewellery bling is out and subtlety is in. It's all about timeless classic pieces. Brides are gravitating towards a fuss-free style. Traditional uncut sets, solitaire studs and emerald necklaces are the flavour of the season. The layering and stacking trend is still strong. Brides are opting for a choker, followed by a mid-length diamond necklace, and finally a waist length piece. To cater to the modern bride, some of the leading jewellers are making jewellery in unusual shapes like squares, triangles, and hexagons, too. Polki or a fusion of polki and diamonds is still a big trend, especially for cocktails. For the wedding an emerald ring, a pair of chandelier earrings and titanium bangles are must-haves.

Experimenting with hair accessories

Brides are moving beyond the usual and experimenting with hair accessories like paasas, matha pathis and tikkas.

Check out the biggest bridal trends for the year 2017, that helps you to start thinking of good ideas on your big day. Also find the stunning looks from latest bridal fashion week

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Indian Bridal Jewellery Is The Choice Of Style And Statement

By Julia Mark

Rose and Gold Indian Wedding Ideas 2017 2018

The wedding times are the time when splurging is the least factor to look upon. It is for a lifetime and thus every bride dreams to have it in her own dream way. From tying wedding knot to cutesy decorations, everything really matters in every type of Indian marriage. A line of trend comes and goes and not sure about the period, but when they come back, they come with some or many evolutions. Same factor works on women jewellery. In 60's, Indian women preferred to wear natural designs on necklaces such as leaves, floral, twirls and etc. but modern bride love to experiment with abstract designs. What was the reason behind this and ever changing taste of women in fashion? Fashion is a subjective matter which keeps on changing every season and with every season comes a demand of new style and pattern. In each and every state or region in India, one can explore variety of traditional work patterns, designs and techniques in jewellery crafting. For example, a bride in South India loves to wear heavy necklaces and other jewels, whereas in eastern side, one can find lightweight jewellery formations in the collection.

A bride's love for her traditional jewellery is eternal and you ought to have ample time in your pocket to know the reason, yet to discover. Let's look for some really demanding Indian traditional jewels and types that are brought as essentials of brides'.

Choker Necklace – When comes to her wedding trousseau, she wants everything to be perfect and apt. And how can her shopping said to be complete without a choker necklace? As its name suggests, they are close fitting necklaces and sometimes available with an extension of a chain or locket. Bridal necklaces are heavily worked and befitted with beautiful stones and beads.

Sita Haar – These necklaces are profoundly adorned by South and East Indian brides. Sita haar is the longest necklace kind in the category and reaches upto the pelvic region of the wearer. Modern bride also customise their orders to make them more long and lavish. Emerald, ruby and sapphire are some of the common stones used here in the making.

Maang Tikka – A traditional jewel which is adorned and worn by every Indian bride on her big day. Borli maang tikka is quite in-trend these days and is basically originated in Rajasthan, India. They are quite bold and have bell kind shape. These hair accessories look great when complemented with designer lehengas, wedding sarees or bridal suits.

Traditional Anklet – This type of jewellery is generally made in antique gold or silver. Simple booti work and kundan work make them extra precious.

Especially during wedding occasions, people mostly prefer 22k gold jewellery due to their intense lustre and royal look. Gold jewellery has always been an integral part of Indian bride's jewel couture and serves her beauty to the best. They are delicately handcrafted to give the most trending patterns by using only the finest materials such as Swarovski crystals, luminous pearls, stunning diamonds and other various types of precious and semi-precious stones. Apart from gold pieces, one can also explore and try diamond, kundan, platinum and white gold jewellery. They are quite gorgeous and made for more sophisticated weddings. These mentioned base materials are quite expensive and thus people are seen to go for gold numbers more. If you are visiting any wedding then jewellery set can be a handsome pick for the couple or the bride. Buy artificial women jewellery for the days when the bells are ringing for someone else's. For the busiest brides out there, there are various kinds of web portals which offer quality and trusted online jewellery shopping services with aim to provide the need of every woman at the ease and comfort of their couch.

With hefty discounts and large array of jewellery, you can buy precious and artificial jewellery online for women or for yourself. So, pamper your beauty with these magical pieces and flaunt your level best among the peers.

IndiaRush, a leading online company for women jewellery, offers a wide collection of online artificial jewellery. This site has a user-friendly interface, where you can make online shopping of women & girls designer jewellery and offer speedy delivery all over India.

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Indian Wedding Planning Checklist – A Guide How to Prepare for Your Indian Wedding Planning

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Prepare for your Indian Wedding with this useful guide and these great resources. Everything you need is here.

By Ajith Nair

Proposal Done. What Next?

Indian SareeThe wedding proposition has happened. Or perhaps your matchmaking has now been sorted. Both you as well as your significant other have made a unified commitment to undertake the subsequent major part of life together. What is going to be your following thing to do? Preparing the wedding party naturally. And that's how the Indian Wedding Planning Checklist will be useful, and be your main companion in making sure an awesome fiesta wedding event is put-together.

Yes, the wedding is going to be the initial key assignment that you together with your partner is going to embark on, be it with or possibly without the aid of your friends and relations. The marriage location should be booked. The wedding event caterer must be determined. Bridal professional photographers might have to be pre-booked many months before the day of the wedding. Wedding and reception banqueting furniture, and also coverings will have to be hired. And list continues on and on…

The mere volume of things to get ready for a wedding party could make you nervous or unpleasant and lead you to feelings that you might lose some influence over the state of your big day. Even before you commence, chances are you already visualize the unthinkable, and worry the embarrassment that could develop from a poorly arranged function.

Worry not, because the Indian Wedding Planning Checklist below will help you out with all of the wedding party arrangements. The set of wedding planning elements below was assembled chronologically to make certain adequate time is allotted for every function item. This means you ought to have plenty of time for sourcing good ideas, getting in touch with your wedding service providers, in depth conversation with the service vendors and lastly confirming your vendor choices.

Indian Wedding Planning Checklist

More than 1 year

  1. Decide on a personal date to get married
  2. Employ an expert wedding coordinator
  3. Determine the amount of attendees, venue and time of day for the marriage event
  4. Come to an agreement on the wedding finance and expenses and how the costs are going to be split between both bride and groom's families
  5. Discuss about the schedule of events that would take place on your wedding day
  6. Systematically monitor the wedding expenses and track who paid for each of the expense item
  7. Organize an invitee list which includes family and friends from both sides of the family
  8. Think about inevitable factors which may affect your wedding event (e.g. climate conditions, national elections, etc.)
  9. Book your marriage ceremony site
  10. Reserve marriage reception site
  11. Book your bridal ceremony & reception photographers
  12. Book your bridal ceremony & reception videographers
  13. Choose the wedding concept and colour scheme
  14. Update your passport & visa for your honeymoon

6 to 12 months

  1. Book the wedding priest, wedding qadi, wedding minister etc.
  2. Book your marriage event musicians
  3. Book your marriage event florists and decorators
  4. Book your marriage event caterer
  5. Book your marriage event entertainment
  6. Choose who are your bridesmaids and best men
  7. Choose who will be the emcee of your event

4 to 6 months

  1. Book hiring materials required for your marriage ceremony
  2. Book your cosmetic stylist, hair dresser and mehendi artist
  3. Book your wedding suite
  4. Complete attendance list and get the wedding invitation postal addresses
  5. Choose and buy wedding card invitations; remember to include map location of the wedding event venue
  6. Draft and send electronic invitations
  7. Compile an index of people to assist you on the wedding day( guest ushers, gift attendant, wedding & reception coordinator, food catering coordinator etc.) and their tasks
  8. Start preparing for the honeymoon

2 to 4 months

  1. Book your special wedding cake
  2. Book your wedding car, as well as decor for the wedding car and bridal party entourage
  3. Buy or rent wedding costumes
  4. Buy or rent wedding costume for parents, best men & bridesmaids
  5. Buy thank you gifts for wedding assistants and guests
  6. Prepare things to do for the guests who are from outstation
  7. Make a visit to the dentist to cleanse or whiten your teeth

6 to 8 weeks

  1. Post marriage invitation cards and email electronic invitations
  2. Monitor invitations sent out and responses received, and send thank you notes for guests who provided presents
  3. Buy or rent bride's accessories
  4. Buy the bride's shoes
  5. Buy the bridal jewellery (thali, matrimonial rings, etc.)
  6. Organize safety escort for bridal entourage which wear weighty jewellery
  7. Complete catering arrangements with the caterer
  8. Organize pre-wedding and bridal portrait photography to be taken

2 to 6 weeks

  1. Finalize marriage ceremony particulars with marriage officiant
  2. Follow-up with invitees who have yet to reply and complete arrangements for guest seating
  3. Compose a comprehensive timeline of the wedding event
  4. Give a copy of the wedding schedule to your wedding vendors
  5. Decide who will usher the bride and groom on the wedding day
  6. Give a checklist of photos you would like captured to your photographer
  7. Give a list of special people or events you want included in the video to your videographer
  8. Give the list of songs you would like played at your wedding event to the deejay
  9. Create the wedding venue direction guide boards, gift collection box and guestbook
  10. Beautify both bride and groom's home

7 days

  1. Ensure your bridal attire fits and make any alterations if necessary
  2. Appoint your wedding car drivers
  3. Review your wedding schedule
  4. Give a copy of the wedding layout to your venue manager and caterer
  5. Confirm the guest count and give to your venue manager and caterer
  6. Let your wedding vendors know of any last minute changes
  7. Confirm honeymoon reservations and prepare for your honeymoon
  8. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the bridal guest list

One day

  1. List down items to be brought on the wedding day and perform a full review of the items on this checklist
  2. Appoint someone you trust to assist you in paying the wedding vendors after the wedding event is completed
  3. Appoint an individual to give back hired items once the event is completed
  4. Appoint an individual to assist in placing wedding location direction guide boards at proper locations
  5. Appoint an individual to manage the wedding caterers and the wedding venue arrangement
  6. Arrange an individual to manage the wedding floor – to coordinate the emcee, DJ, entertainers, site lighting etc.
  7. Give the finalized wedding schedule to all members of your wedding party
  8. Give the finalized wedding schedule to all wedding vendors
  9. Communicate seating arrangements with ushers


  1. Perform a final review of this checklist and ensure to bring all items required for the wedding
  2. Carry and ensure the official wedding rings/thali is brought to the wedding venue
  3. Enjoy the wedding you planned and relax!

Despite the fact that the Indian Wedding Planning Checklist was created according to a minimum 12 months planning cycle, you can employ this check-list for shorter or longer marriage planning periods, with several sensible adjustments of the check-list.


For couples who may have substantially brief planning durations, we suggest whichever of the following alternate options:

1. Develop an extreme “catch-up” strategy on wedding preparation work items for the amounts of time you have lost OR

2. Seek the services of a wedding event coordinator

Should you be lacking time and choose option (2), yet somehow don't wish to spend excessively for appointing a wedding coordinator, establish a selection of tasks that you believe you as well as your partner may take care of personally. You could outsource the leftover tasks to your wedding coordinator, permitting you to be in charge of your wedding budget.

You can find other helpful Indian wedding checklists and Indian wedding preparation advice, suggestions & tips at . Indian Wedding Planning is your dedicated resource for all matters related to Indian weddings. Begin your Indian wedding planning today!

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Royal Blue Silver Royal Indian Peacock Wedding Card

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Satin Favor Bags

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Lucky Golden Elephant Frame

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Lucky Golden Elephant Tealight Holder

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Henna Jewel Lantern

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Henna Jewel Votive Tealight Holders

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311 Henna Ornate Dress Updo Brunette Indian Card

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How to Plan a Vishwakarma Wedding 2016 2017

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Typical Things to Expect In Vishwakarma Weddings

By Jawad Akhta

India is abode to various culture, dialects, sects and religions. From ancient times, we have had been evidence to numerous rituals and customs in sync with our varied culture and traditions. For every region we have their own staple food, dialects, costumes, customs and rituals and for many more ages to come we shall continue in our trend to have variety and diversity throughout the country.

Every state has its own customary trend in terms of food, attire, culture and even among various intrastate dialects and sects – there are varied customary delights which are worth mentioning of and being proud of – for the color of life and vigor they emit.

Though the northern part for the country has always been in the limelight one should be reminded that the southern zone of India is no lesser colorful and vivid with its traditional dresses, food, rituals and customs.

Be it a ritual of the Brahmin Tamils or the Kerala Nairs or the Vishwakarmas – who are equally spread in the three states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala – with their concentration in Kerala quite good in number.

Vishwakarmas in Kerala is considered a community that is very distinctive in terms of its own culture and traditions, right from its cultural divisions to its ceremonial rituals.

For example, coming to a typical Vishwakarma wedding, there are customs and rituals enriched and dipped in rich traditions and ancient cultural touch. Vishwakarma matrimony is quite different in nature to any other kind of wedding for its own unique rites and rituals.

The typical vishwakarma matrimony starts off with the ceremony of muhuratam, which is attended by the parents of the bride and the groom, important elders of both the families as well as, most importantly – the family priest. It is a ceremony or rather a ritual in which both the families and the priest choose out an auspicious day and time for holding the wedding. Generally keeping in suite with the ancient traditions, the bride and the groom are prohibited to attend this ceremony. The muhuratam is considered the very first of the pre-wedding rituals.

The next in line is the ceremony of the pendlikoothuru which is conducted individually in the homes of the bride and the groom by their respective families. It is an essential part to start the wedding as it involves the bride and the groom to be smeared with turmeric and oil and then taking a holy bath- indicative of the fact that they are sanctified of all evil before taking a plunge towards the sacred union of their lives.

The major part of the rituals generally take place on the wedding day starting with the mangala-snaanam followed by the worshipping ceremonies by both the bride and the groom. After taking an early morning bath, the bride performs a puja and offers her prayers to Goddess Durga whereas the bride-groom offers his prayers to Lord Ganesha, seeking their blessings for a fruitful and happy life ahead.

The vishwakarmas have a beautiful custom of carrying the beautifully decked up bride in a basket to the kalyan-mandap that is the wedding arena. More over the bride and the groom are also forbidden to see of each other until the moment when the wedding solemnized. This entire moment is called the kanya daan ceremony, indicative of the father giving the hand of his loved daughter to the groom and urging the groom to take all responsibilities henceforth.

This is then followed by the tying of the mangalsutra or the holy chain around the bride's neck and the kanya daan akshata when the couple exchanges garlands. The wedding gets solemnized by the encircling of the holy fire by the bride and the groom – this ceremony called the saptapadi marks the end of the necessary rituals, defines the bride and the groom as man and wife. This is a very beautiful ritual, involves all family members and relatives to shower flowers and rice on the encircling couple. After the wedding has been solemnized, the parents of the bride wash the feet of the groom in show of gratitude and affection for the man in their daughter's life.

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Designer Sarees for Indian Women – trending designs

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Designer Sarees: The Most Popular Outfit For Women
By Abhay Digani

The women of Indian origin love designer sarees. This outfit is very popular among the women due to the fact that these offer traditional looks to the wearer. The other reason for the sky touching demand of this attire is that it provides wide flexibility to the wearer. It perfectly matches every occasion. Whether you are going to attend the grand wedding anniversary or just visiting an evening party, this attire offers you amazing looks at every occasion.

The rapidly changing fashion trends have transformed the designing pattern of the designer sarees. Nowadays, the designers are extensively using multiple color combinations. The main reason behind this is that now the women of Indian origin are adopting new fashion trends. They now prefer outfits having attractive color combinations. Every occasion represents different themes, so it is mandatory that the outfit should perfectly represent the festivity of the occasion. In order to attain this goal, the designers are using multiple colors while designing their collections. This helps in satisfying the diverse requirements of the buyers.

The embroidery is considered as an indispensable part of the designer sarees. These are basically the artistic work applied along the borders & neckline of fabric. In these, the designers use decorative items like beads, sequins & stones. These items are used in order to create the motifs that can easily offer amazing appearance to the collection. In addition to these items, the designers also use resham patches & cut piece work so as to make the collection more appealing & stylish.

The drastic changing fashion trends have metamorphosed the designing patterns of the sarees. The designers are striving hard to create their collections in more appealing designs & shades. One of the most popular category that is highly demanded these days is the Bollywood Sarees. These are special collections that are created in the exact designs of the Bollywood. The designers create their collections in the same designs that are worn by the famous actresses. These are specially created collections, developed for the fashionable women who wants the looks of their favorite movie actresses.

Another very popular variety that is highly demanded these days is the designer lehenga sarees. These are inspired from the traditional attire ghagra & choli. The most promising feature of this outfit is its embroidery designs. The designers have used embroidery in decorating these collections, so that these can offer awesome looks to the wearer.

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How to Plan a Nadar Wedding

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Things to Remember While Planning a Nadar Wedding

By Jawad Akhta

While people from the Northern part of India have always been considered the front-runner whenever it comes to big fat, elaborate Indian weddings; southern zone of the country has never been far behind in terms of rich, culturally elaborate weddings. Though natives from South-India have always known to be simple and subtle in their ways and traditions yet their wedding rituals are quite interesting and rich in appeal.

Many a kinds of weddings are held down south from Andhra Pradesh to Kerala, Karnataka to Tamil Nadu – In the most beautiful ways. Be it a Hindu wedding, a Muslim or a Christian wedding in this part of the country – Weddings have always been worth a festivity.

The Tamil Brahmins or Keralite Vishwakarmas or the Nadar Christians – Weddings in these communities will keep you awestruck with the rich cultural and aesthetic value they emit from their rites and rituals.

In the southernmost part of India, that is the state of Tamil Nadu – There are several communities with a variety of rites and rituals. The Tamil Brahmins, the Tamil Iyers, the Tamil Nadars – These are various communities rich in traditional culture and the same is reflected in their weddings.

When it comes to weddings among Nadars, it is an elaborate affair for the families. A typical Nadar matrimony ceremony includes several kinds of ceremonies with a distinctive meaning and rituals and is hence celebrated with much pomp and show.

After a customary confirmation among families and the boy and the girl for the matrimonial alliance, the wedding is announced by the eldest member or the priest in the family among all relatives, friends and important community members.

The first of the pre-wedding ceremonies is the flower garland wearing ceremony in a typical Nadar wedding. The bride-groom's parents, elders, relatives and friends come down to the house of the bride carrying gifts, new clothes, jewelry and gifts for her. They bring large and beautiful garlands of flowers for the bride and she is decked up in flowered jewelry by the mother of the bride-groom. In case of absence of the mother of the bride-groom, the ritual is covered either by the sister or the sister-in-law of the bride-groom. They are then followed by all other female family members of the bride-groom who take turns in decking up the bride with flowered jewelry. The bride is hence blessed and smeared with vibhuthi or kungumam by all elders present there.

Following this, the eldest members of both the families are made to sit across each other and exchange gifts among both the families in terms of cash, clothes, fruits, flowers and jewelry on the thambulam or the welcome plate; after honoring each other with vibhuthi and flower garlands. Next in suite is the pattu kattuthal ceremony which is honored by the bride-groom's family in the bride's house by blessing the bride with a beautiful new silk saree. The bride is then blessed by the elders in the family who apply vibhuthi or kungumam on her forehead.

The gold-melting ceremony is an interesting ceremony among the Nadars and is necessarily held at the bride-groom's residence. A beautiful traditionally designed thali is made by the bride-groom's family and gifted to the family of the bride-groom. A small piece of gold is put on the thali by the bride's family for gold melting. A goldsmith melts the gold piece and performs a puja and takes along a small part of the melted gold with him. He is escorted out of the house by a woman with a child as she is considered auspicious with her child.

After the gold melting ceremony, there is a puja ceremony held in both the houses of the bride and the groom. A palmyrah stick, smeared with turmeric powder and kungumam with mango leaves tied to it. It is then worshipped with rice kept in a vessel in front of it which is later given off to a woman who measures the rice.

A day or two before the wedding, the families of the bride and the groom perform puja to the Almighty and souls of their ancestors seeking blessings for the wedding and the couple's happy married life.

Among the Nadars, the engagement or the betrothal ceremony is generally held a day prior to the wedding day. This includes the ceremonial exchange of rings and pre-wedding vows between the bride and the bride-groom.

On the day of the marriage, the maternal uncle of the bride-groom and the bride initiate the customs. They individually garland their nephews and niece respectively and offer their blessings to the to-be-wed. The bride is then gifted a saree by the bride-groom's female family members which she wears for the marriage. Hence after a thali is tied around her neck by the bride-groom and after seeking blessings from elders, they apply vibhuthi on each other's forehead and exchange garlands. After the villakku darshan of the couple by the brother of the groom, the couple is offered to consume milk and banana. The rituals finally get over by the oil bathing of the newlywed by the groom's family after which the bride leaves for her husband's house. After offering of prayers, the couple again comes back to the bride's house where the day gets over with a sumptuous feast by the bride's family.

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Brahmin Wedding traditions and hindu invitations

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Unique Traditions Followed In a Brahmin Wedding

By Jawad Akhta

Brahmin weddings in India have always had their fair share of rituals and traditions. Being classified as the ones following every ritual staunchly, Brahmins have a show of rituals that are worth watching as well as performing.

SiteWide Free Shipping - follow rituals that are rich in ancient tradition and culture. They reflect various phases of the evolving rites in India as well. The followers of such rituals are found more in the southern part of the country in states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The Brahmins from Tamil Nadu and Kerala have several rites and rituals that are enjoyable that carry with them essence of the religion. There stands a deep meaning and value behind every Brahmin ritual and hence, it is carried out with purity. No Brahmin marriage is complete without these rituals and you will be amazed as you discover more and more about these rituals.

To start with is the engagement ceremony, which is not just an exchange of rings. It is the authentic onset of the wedding ceremonies for the family – tying the to-be-bride and the groom in a lifetime bond. The engagement ceremony – known as nishchitartham among Tamils, mangni among North and sakharpuda among West-Indians, aashirwaad among East Indians includes the exchange of gifts, besides the rings. It is the first exchange of pre-wedding vows, blessings and good wishes – among the two families.

The engagement is followed by the wedding day rituals – which start with the first rays of the sun. It includes various rituals that vary from region to region and are different among various communities.

The East Indians have a typical ritual of walking to the river Ganges or the nearest holy river and performing a ceremony to invite the holy river at the wedding and bless the newly wed. In some states, Brahmins plant banana trees in the morning where the final rituals shall be held for the wedding. These rituals are followed by various kinds of necessary pujas, which are exclusive among Indian Brahmins.

Maharashtrian Brahmins, too, have a fair share of rituals in their weddings. There are various sects of Brahmins spread throughout the region and they all have unique variations to their ceremonies, which are enriching in their own right. The sakharpuda or the typical Marathi wedding ceremony, indulges the girl to wear green bangles which are considered auspicious and the couple is blessed with sugar called sakharpuda, signifying the wishes for sweetening their married lives.The ceremony of kelvan is an essential part of the Marathi Brahmin wedding ceremony, when there is a grand feast in both families as well as a puja is performed for the kuldevta or lord of the family followed by another engagement ceremony and the ceremonial wang-nishchay meal.

If you are thinking of getting married into a Brahmin family and want to hold all rituals in the traditional way you can always use the services of any Brahmin matrimony. They have many wedding planners who have a complete know how about the rites and rituals and will help you arrange the most exquisite Brahmin matrimony.

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Indian Wedding Bridal Salwar Kameez Trend 2015

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Trends in Bridal Salwar Kameez

By Hemant Jain

Bridal salwar suits are the traditional choice of Punjabi brides, and can be frequently seen at weddings across north India. In recent years they have transcended these regional boundaries and become popular across India. The main appeal of bridal wear salwar kameez over the other Indian bridal outfits is that they are extremely comfortable and easy to wear. An Indian bride has to be dressed to the nines, and her clothes are expected to be quite heavily embellished and more luxurious looking than any other garment. In this scenario, an easy to wear and comfortable garment like a salwar kameez is a boon. Though the bridal salwar kameez comes with a lot of intricate embroidery and decorations, it remains light and breezy, allowing the bride to look gorgeous and enjoy her special day without getting weighed down by a heavy, complicated outfit.

Moreover, there are many exciting varieties available nowadays, from posh looking designer pieces to the ultra traditional and richly ornamented types. These are some of most loved bridal wear salwar kameez styles:

Punjabi Bridal Suits

The most traditional looking bridal salwar suits are those from Punjab, where this outfit has been worn by brides on their special day for many centuries. These are quite distinctive looking, consisting of a knee length kameez or kurta, loose baggy pants with multiple pleats (often a Patiala) and a long and thick dupatta. These are usually in the classic and auspicious shades of red and gold, though of late multi-colored options are also becoming quite popular. Another distinguishing factor about this type of outfit is that it is usually encrusted with some type of dazzling embroidery and designs, not just on the kameez but also all over the salwar pleats and the dupatta. Intricate zari, stone and appliqu� work is used to create glittering designs all over the salwar. The over-all look is therefore very ornate; at the same time, the loose pants and the well-fitting kameez provide comfort and ease of movement to the bride.

Anarkali Salwar Kameez

Since the anarkali style is the trendiest in ethnic fashion right now, it is obvious why brides would want to flaunt these on their wedding day. Moreover, the anarkali has a flattering and regal looking silhouette that invokes all the grandeur of Mughal courts and royal fashion. Anarkali bridal salwar kameez tend to be very intricately stitched and designed, utilizing soft fabrics like georgette, chiffon and silk that drape the figure beautifully and can easily be dyed and decorated with heavy work.

Floor Length Salwar Kameez

This new trend is all the rage with brides. The look is a lot like an evening gown, since these types of kameez come all the way till the floor, but with an ethnic twist. The preferred fabrics for such garments tend to be heavy and thick, including brocade, organza, and velvet; alternatively, thin silks and georgettes are layered with tissue and net to get the correct drape. This type of bridal salwar kameez looks very classy and elegant, especially when it comes with full sleeves and a high neck.

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