Allright, here comes the post you guys was waiting for! About my wedding.
Wedding preparation; We actually confirmed our wedding date one year before. Then we lost someone in our family, so everything was delayed. So we had only 4-5 months to plan everything. But i think we almost fixed everything the last 1 month or the 2 weeks before the wedding. The thing was, as some of you know my husband is doing a house project, and he was and still too busy with it. So i was almost planning everything alone but my brother in law was the one who helped me a lot in Switzerland. The biggest problem was definitely that, this wedding was in another country. And i was dependent on others to help me! That was a big challenge for me. So i couldn’t do everything that i wished for! Anyway we did the best we could, and i did got a lot of messages that it looked like a dream wedding. Thats BIG! So i can live with it 🙂
(This is almost the same video i have been posted on instagram but only with another cover songs Ramanan did for us. This was the first video he made for us, then my hubby didn’t liked the song. Since he is a dancer he wanted a song with beat, lol. Let me know which is your fav. Do not forget to watch it in HD)
Camera team: As camera team did i choose Redefined Arts. We took them with us to Dubai & India. Okay guys, this trip was one of the most expensive trips for us! Lol. Yes, we did paid the flight tickets and hotels for them and for us as well. When we did landed in India, we get disappointed. We couldn’t use the drone, slider, steady cam, monopod and etc. The police and security guides thought that we was doing a movie. So we did missed a lot of good shots even we did had the most beautiful locations. So the planning was really bad!! We used so much money but couldn’t use the equipments properly. So if you are gonna do pre-wedding shoot in Asian countries, please check the rules and permission first. We made a big mistake there.
Video team: I actually was about to book butterflysquad from Canada, but unfortunately they was already booked!
1 week before the wedding, we didn’t still had booked any video team for our wedding. I was stressed and searching like hell. Then i found Skysemijon. This is what you call last but latest i found the best video team for my wedding. I actually didn’t saw that much of wedding videos on their profile on vimeo.com. But at the last i thought its better to have someone than to not have anyone. The funniest thing was they thought it was a prank. Because they haven’t been traveling a lot sine they are doing a lot of weddings in Montreal and i booked them only like 1 week before! I called him and i explained him everything and i also told him about our struggle in India. I told him you have to bring the drone because we missed it in India. The first thing he did was to go to the shop and buy the most smartest and best drone ever made. I told them actually to relax on saturday, but he said no even if you wanna relax i wanna go out and do some shoots so i can put it and mix it with our highlight video.
The best service ever, and the outcome was really good!! I can’t wait to see the wedding videos in some months 😀
(The wedding highlight video that had been made by the best team SkySemijon)
Makeup – Artist: I have to thank my dear friend Thushi for doing my makeup, hair and dressing. I normally don’t like when someone else touch my face. But she did a suitable makeup for my face! One thing i can tell you, i was so stressed the day before my wedding. I was running here and there. I only slept 45 mins that night. My eyes are normally small, and on my wedding day i didn’t even knew where my eyes was. It was so swollen because i was almost sleepless. I think you also can see that on my wedding pictures and video. That was the most stressful day in my life. My tears was running every second, i almost ruined all of my eye makeup, she was there for me, did the touch up all the time and she didn’t even showed me a sign of irritation. Thats professional! Thank you my dear Thushi for everything!
Shopping: My white dress did i bought in Istanbul. Actually the arms was too small so i did bought a similar net and sew it in between. So before the wedding, don’t eat too much. Or you should go on a diet plan! lol. My korai saree is from Kalyan Silks in Dubai. And my first saree, blouse and korai blouse is from VA Collections in London. They are so helpful and deliver exactly what you wish for! They even ship to other countries so if you see something you like online you can always call or whatsapp them. My reception lenga is from Gujarati dresses, its a similar piece from the designer Faraz Manan. The work is done with real swarovski crystals, zircon, zardasi. And it also have dabka, beads, sequins for added effect. All is hand embroidered! This was a very expensive piece and i didn’t even had the time to take a proper photo with it.
Decorations: Its not so many unique decoration companies in Switzerland. So we choosed one of the best we could find, and we ended up with Sakthi Decorations. They was good and did everything as they promised!
Food: My father in law is really good to cook! They normally do catering for weddings and special occasions. So we did paid some peoples to help us and did almost the most of the preparations the day before! So if you are looking for a catering company for your wedding or any special occasions please contact my father in law 😀
For those who are getting married the next months/years. Here is my advice;
– Do not stress! Try to give assignments to those around you so you can try to relax much as possible as a bride or groom.
– Family members always used to stress in the morning before the bride arrive the hall. Tamil people are always late. Sometimes the bride can’t do the entrance because the guests are late. They are stressing for nothing!
– Photoshooting! They don’t want you to be away for 30-45 mins. Because the guests are waiting to do family photos!
Take your time and do the photos. Those are the only memories you have when your day is over.
– Do a lot of planning and research!
Remember also when you book teams for wedding. I can see that people are paying a lot to get the most famous team. Those who are almost well known in the industry they are spoiling their name with a bad service (not all of them). And upcoming teams are working hard and give the best of what they can. The wedding industry is really hard right now because its too many teams and its a lot of competition. Not only the teams who is working behind the groom and bride but also between wedding couples. Its a well known problem in tamil industry. They always make your wedding better than others.
Wedding is a big dream for each and every one. You should do it as YOU always had wished for.
Since childhood till you have been a adult you always had waited for this day. This day is YOURS! Why do people say that? Because this day is filled with your plans, inspiration, love and ideas. So the advice i can give you guys is to do the wedding as you want.
Please tell your parents to don’t try to compete with others. You should be 100% happy with your day!! You wouldn’t be that if you are living in a small bubble with only competition.
Now i have shared all my wedding experience and advices with you guys. Hope you liked the post! 🙂