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Wedding decor is the part where you can get creative! It’s only the biggest day of your life so identifying themes and colour schemes is a good place to start. There are loads of wonderful wedding decor companies out there who will help and guide you to design your dream wedding day and reception.
Here’s some super instagrammable wedding decor ideas we’ve found. We’ve also tagged their Instagram accounts.
Chill Out Day
I know with asian weddings comes a week of celebrations and ceremonies but if you can keep the day before your wedding free – then do it! You’re most likely going to be up really early for hair and makeup and if your reception’s on the same day then you know your not sleeping till the AM! Party all week but you might just want to keep the day before free to have a chill out day. A late night will definitely effect the quality of your sleep.
You can be so prepared but sometimes things get forgotten about or a list just comes out of no where! If there’s still little jobs that need doing, make sure you DELEGATE! That’s what family and friends are for and I’m sure they would rather have you feeling calm and relaxed rather than running around doing last minute things. You’ll sleep a lot better knowing you’ve had a relaxed day where you haven’t had to deal with stress whilst knowing everything still got done.
Make sure your wedding outfit has been steamed (obv delegate this to someone responsible), have your jewellery, shoes, bag and everything else laid out so there’s no running around on the wedding day trying to find things.
Food & Drink
Make sure you eat properly and drink plenty of water for that all important glowing skin. Eating good means you’ll have a better sleep!
Watch a movie, go for a walk or just have a lazy day by yourself or with your friends – whatever you prefer for winding down! Take a bath, put on a relaxation YouTube vid. These will all help to clear your mind and help get the best night’s sleep.
Have an early night
Get in bed at a decent time to get your beauty sleep in. You want to be well rested for the most important day of your life!
Candles & Essential Oils
Light some candles to help you relax or put a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow to help you sleep.
By completing all the above steps, you’re more likely to have a great night’s sleep!
Love a bit of pinkspiration! This post helps you decide what hairstyle or makeup might go with your pink outfit. Or what jewellery would look best. It might even give you outfit ideas for your party or wedding. One thing’s for sure… it will definitely be PINK!
The beauty of Asian weddings is how family and friends get together to celebrate a number of pre wedding rituals, ceremonies and celebrations. Every event is full of colour and gorgeous outfits. We’ve chosen some outfits and looks that are perfect for mendhi nights or pre party celebrations.
If you need some inspiration of what to wear on your mendhi night and how to do your hair and makeup, keep scrolling down to see some previous looks we’ve created. Some images are of real Anu Malhi brides.
Traditionally Indian brides wear red on their wedding and whilst it is still the most popular choice, a lot of brides are opting to wear pastel colours instead. We love seeing the beautiful outfits all our brides get dressed up in and a lot of them have been pastel coloured recently.
We’ve rounded up some pastel outfit inspo if you’re thinking to do the same. Some images feature our real Anu Malhi brides.
We love creating looks for our brides on their registry weddings. Whether you’re after something a little subtle or something more glam, we’ve got you covered for your big day!
Here’s some gorgeous registry looks that we’ve created at Anu Malhi.
Some brides can find choosing a hair and makeup artist a tough decision. Other brides know the exact look they want to go for and they’ve even had their eye on a hair and makeup artist for ages!
At Anu Malhi we make sure the bride is happy and comfortable with her completed look. We are happy to do trials where we will firstly discuss the look before trialling it. We won’t leave until we know our brides are 100% happy with everything and we love making them look and feel special for their big day!
Take a look below at some of our gorgeous recent brides
It’s nearly your big day and your bound to be feeling all kinds of emotions and feeling nervous is completely normal too! Everyone’s different – some people feel nervous leading up to their wedding day but can surprise themselves by feeling completely excited and happy on the actual day. If you’re feeling nervous leading up to your wedding and on the day, we’ve made a list of things that can help ease those nerves.
With Indian weddings there are always so many things you need to remember to do or take to wedding ceremonies. Make sure a check list has been made and leave someone in charge of making sure everything on the list is completed.
If there are still the odd jobs left to do (and believe me there will be), rather than taking on the stress yourself simply delegate to others. Family, friends and bridesmaids are all there to help your day be as smooth as possible. The more people to help, the quicker things can get done.
If you are feeling anxious or nervous tell someone – maybe a friend or family member you feel close to. Sometimes hearing advice from someone you trust can help or they’ll know if they need to crack a really rubbish joke in hope for you to forget about the stress and laugh!
Any sort of exercise helps to calm nerves whether you go for a run, swim or even a brisk walk. Anything that increases the heartbeat can have a huge impact to how you feel overall.
Take 10-30 minutes in the day to meditate. You can even listen to a guided YouTube meditation video to help relax. Make sure you won’t be distracted and get yourself comfortable. Meditation can help relax your mind and fight feelings of being overwhelmed.
With Asian weddings especially, seeing your family and friends fuss over you everyday can get a bit much. Sometimes you just want your own space rather than being surrounded by loads of people. In this case tell your parents, siblings or friends to make sure no one disturbs you or comes into your room. This is the perfect time to take a nap, listen to music or even watch a movie.
Make yourself a herbal tea and have this a couple times a day leading to your wedding. Chamomile tea is known to reduce stress and anxiety. Peppermint tea is also good to drink before bed to help calm any nerves.
Essential oils are known to help with stress and anxiety. Lavender essential oil is known as one of the most relaxing oils and has been proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Apply lavender oil to your temples and wrist before going to bed.
Rose essential oil is also good for calming emotions, balancing hormones and helping headaches. Rose is known to strengthen the heart in periods of stress, grief and depression.
So your wedding day is only round the corner and you want to make sure everything is perfect! Whilst you can’t control everything that happens on your big day, it’s always great to have a bride’s survival kit at hand for any emergencies! We’ve created a list of things you need for yours.
20 Things you need for your Bridal Survival Kit
- Hair Pins – It’s always a good idea to keep extra hair pins in case anything falls out of place, especially if you’re having a dupatta on your head for your religious ceremony and removing it for the reception.
- Safety pins – Always needed to keep your dupatta in place or in case of any zip emergency.
- Plasters – Always handy if those killer heels start to cause cuts or blisters.
- Tissues – When the day gets a bit emotional!
- Blotting powder – In case it’s a hot day or you tend to have quite oily skin.
- Lipstick – For a quick top up during the day.
- Straw – So you don’t mess up your lipstick!
- Snacks – It’s a long day and it’s aways good to have something to snack on – that’s not messy!
- Flat/comfy shoes – You don’t want aching feet to ruin your night of partying so make sure you have a comfier pair for later.
- Hair spray
- Cotton buds
- Mini sewing kit
- Mini Perfume
- Nail file
- Compact Mirror
- Gel foot pads
There’s always so much to consider when getting married so we thought we’d help out by giving our brides to be some reception party inspo! We love the hair, makeup, outfits and jewellery in these photos and think they make gorgeous reception party looks!
Let us know what you think of these looks we’ve created!