You Should Say “I Do” to These 3 Shaadi Websites Before the Shaadi
He went down on his knees. Popped the question. And slipped on the ring. Good for you, girlfriend. But, what next? Planning that big, fat fairytale wedding, of course! And while your man is a great listener, he’s not the best wedding planner. For all he cares, you could take your vows in your PJ’s with your bed hair game on fetch.
But you know better than that. You haven’t been compiling those wedding folios since age 6 for nothing! So drop that boy from your wedding caller list and instead befriend these three websites that are itching to be your bridesmaid. From finding that #perf lehenga, to what wedding favours will have your guests gushing for years to come, to the ideal mandap your fairytale deserves. These guys have you sorted. Time to say “I do”? Hells yea!
Meet Your Bestie: Wed Me Good
While beauty blogger Mehak was planning her stunning wedding to the man of her dreams, she realised that something was amiss. A wedding bible of sorts. Cue in husband Anand and the newly married power couple launched this beautiful wedding portal that specifically caters to Indian brides and wedding enthusiasts. They not only feature real-life weddings that are so fun to browse through during a dull meeting, but have curated a strong list of vendors throughout the country. From hairdressers, make up artists, photographers, jewellery stores, catering to even invitations, this website has your big day covered like a beautiful red mandap. Throw in some marigolds for good measure.
We Love: The easy layout that makes browsing an ultimate pleasure.
Meet Your Bestie: Maharani Weddings
Let’s admit it, regardless of your ferocity, every girl has princess goals for her wedding. And what better way to channel that, than through a website that has the word ‘maharani’ in its title. While they primarily feature Indian weddings hosted throughout the world, it’s the perfect information source for the global bride-to-be. From decorators in Mauritius to ice artists in Virginia to mehendi artists in New Orleans, whatever your geographic location, Maharani Weddings is itching to be your virtual wedding planner.
We Love: Their beautifully put together e-magazines that make for some quality indulgent reading.
Meet Your Bestie: The Delhi Bride
When blogger Shinjini Amitabh Chawla was planning her big day, she realised she had a truckload of wedding wisdom she couldn’t wait to impart. And luckily for us, all those wise tales found their way to her cute wedding blog that she religiously updates every week. With a focus on featuring designers, wedding related events and beauty masterclasses, she occasionally drops in a lengthy post featuring real brides and their big days. It’s a great source to peek into when hunting for that perfect wedding outfit or simply quenching the need to browse through wedding lookbooks of various designers.
Ps: If you need to do an in-depth analysis of the big Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput wedding, then this girl’s exhaustive coverage will have your curiosity satiated.
We Love: Her listicles that range from lehengas under 25K to bridal songs you need to blast on your big day.
(Sholeen Damarwala is a journalist from Mumbai who started out as a News Correspondent with CNN IBN and went on to write for multiple publications like Elle Decor, Strut120.com, Femina and Popxo.com. She is currently the online editor of Grazia.co.in)