Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Some ideas for gifts and favors on your Wedding Day

·         Ornamental serving trays,
·         Copper, silver, or brass pooja thaali,
·         Indian miniature paintings,
·         Wall hangings,
·         Traditional Indian batik art and craft work,
·         Kashmiri craft,
·         Brass, and copper designed wall plates, Woodcraft,
·         Thanjavur (Tanjore) plates, bowls, napkin rings, jewel boxes. These are made of copper and brass. The motifs are from Hindu mythology, or you could order your own design as well. They are encrusted in silver.
·         Statues or small idols of Ganesh, and Laxmi.
·         A set of diyas. You get all kinds of diyas from pottery to ceramic and most gorgeously painted and embellished.
·         Candles in hand-crafted candle holders. Aroma candles are also available in all shapes, sizes and aromas.
·         Silver coins engraved with Ganesh and Laxmi.
·         Dry fruit box. These are available as readymade gift items. Alternately you can order the kinds of dry fruits you would like included. The container could be made of wicker or beaten silver/foil.
·         Magnets or magnet frames with pictures of the bride and groom.
·         Silk shawls and stoles. These are available in a large variety, and great range of price and colour. Should you decide on this, then you can have different kinds for different sets of guests. 
·         Cotton stoles in different colours with a thin border of zari can be considered. Handloom weaves are gorgeous and are available in different colours, designs and lengths. Use your creativity to make favours with them.
·         Chocolates in personalized wrappers with the wedding monogram or the initials of the bride and the groom. A specially designed hamper containing lots of different stuff.
·         Every State in India is known for its own indigenous craft. Giving something traditional and indigenous to the place of the wedding would be special.
·         All these gifts would have either an engraving of your initials or a card with your photographs on it. If possible, small cards made with handmade paper can be affixed with the names of the person you are giving the gift to.
·         Shagun or favours can be ordered, or bought online too from stores which specialize in them. However, for a traditional wedding, it is the members of the family who personally look into this.  

      Remember this is a personal acknowledgement of the guest/relative/close friend. Consequently a lot of thought has to go into it. Anything done in a hurry or in a slipshod manner is only going to create an inauspicious vibe towards the bride and groom.  It is always a good idea to gift the favors to the outstation guests a few hours before the wedding.  This is so because many guests schedule their departure within hours after the wedding or the reception is concluded.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

How To Hire a Perfect DJ For Your Wedding

Hiring music entertainment can arguably be the most important booking made for your wedding. Guests remember whether or not they had fun at your wedding. What you pay for is what you get is a good rule of thumb.

However, I would like to educate the consumer, future brides and grooms, of how to hire a DJ and things to consider. The following are 9 important factors to consider when hiring a disc jockey BEFORE you sign the contract.

1. Who would be the DJ for your occasion?
Many DJ companies are a multi-system operation. Be sure to have in writing of who your DJ will be at your event. I would recommend meeting your DJ before hiring the company at a neutral place, like a restaurant.

2. How many years experience does your DJ have with your type of function? Anyone can pretend to be a DJ. If you are having a formal event, does your DJ know how to organize a wedding reception or a grand entrance? The DJ should perform the type of show that you want!

3. Does the DJ get everyone involved dancing or do they just play music? You have to ask yourself if you want a DJ that will get everyone dancing?
For example, will the DJ involve guests by playing and conducting motivational dances like the Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, Cha Cha Slide or just play music?

4. Will the DJ be dressed appropriately?
Formal means tuxedo or dress. Semi-formal means dress pants, shirt & tie or slacks and blouse.
Casual means polo shirt or company shirt. Be sure the DJ is dressed appropriately during set-up and takedown of equipment. Some guests do arrive early and stay late.

5. What is the DJ's fee? How much is overtime? Is a tip included in the fee? Will there be an extra charge for lighting-what does the lighting include? How much is travel to your location? Are you ONLY paying for the time the DJ performs?

6. Does the DJ include a contract? Be sure to have all details of your function in writing. The DJ must know the date, place, and time! You must know each other's names and phone numbers including the DAY of the occasion.

7. Is the DJ company professional? This may sound silly, but does the DJ have insurance? Accidents do happen.

8. What kind of equipment does the DJ use? Typically, if a DJ is using a brand of equipment you can buy at your local retail store, then that's what you will get. Excellent brand names include:
JBL, Community, Denon, Gemini, QSC, Crown, etc. Always, and I mean always, ask if the DJ has back-up equipment WITH them for your function. Also, be sure the DJ brings the right amount of sound for the number of guests expected.

9. What music do you play? How many music selections will the DJ have WITH them? Be sure your DJ takes requests before and during your function. Also, give them a guideline of what you want played. However, this is what the DJ is paid to do.

Don't limit the DJ by saying you want all of one kind of music or a list of 100 songs they must play. The best scenario is to play any type of music that gets people dancing and having fun. By the way, it should be understood the DJ does not play any offensive music.

We hope this helps!

Ways to Build Your Communication with Your Partner

Incredible correspondence capacities are vital for a long and energetic marriage. Thankfully, it’s definitely not hard to upgrade correspondence in case you focus on it as a couple. The key step to sound correspondence is managing your goals. As often as possible, lovebrirds expect their companion or wife to be psyche perusers, who know correctly what they are considering. You have to tell people how you feel and what you need and need. Look at these courses on the best way to enhance your correspondence with your accomplice.

Wipe out all preoccupations.

Since there is no spot for preoccupations when trying to give well, you should stop all phones, TVs, et cetera.

Make sense of how to tune in.

One of the best misinformed judgments is that to be a not too bad communicator, you must be a tolerable talker. Truly, you should be listening more than talking. Moreover, listening is more than essentially keeping your ears clean, so the clatter comes through. You have to genuinely pay thought on what the other individual is expressing.

An action that may help you with upgrading your ability to tune in is to allow your life partner or wife to speak to five minutes without obstruction and after that repeat what he or she said. He or she should keep saying data revealed and having you reiterate it until you put everything in order. You can switch places, with the objective that you take the talker’s spot and he or she the repeater.
Consider the other singular’s feelings.

You must place yourself in substitute’s shoes. You are continually getting to be familiar with one another, and you each have various family establishments, experiences, qualities, and wishes that shape who you are. As opposed to getting baffled or perturbed when your buddy doesn’t subsequently address your issues, try to fathom where he or she is starting from.

This is less requesting formed than done. Different prescribes finding an objective outcast to help you with isolating your differences to better see each other’s point of view. Target people are not as a general rule relative. It’s best to consider capable aides, religious pioneers, clinicians, et cetera. In case you have an inclination that you require capable pass on better, make a course of action inside of the not so distant future. It’s like a funnels issue. Do whatever it takes not to hold up until the house is overflowed.

There are lots of articles about marriage and wedding online, you can find a suitable advice. Be resourceful.

Looking Gorgeous at Your Wedding

We understand that you want to look stunning on the day of your wedding. Everything should simply be perfect. A make-up artist and hair stylist can help you along the way, but obviously you do not want to spoil all of their efforts by putting on a pair of clumsy glasses, especially if you want to ensure that your wedding photos are free from glare and flash reflections.

If you suffer from an eye condition, such as astigmatism, farsightedness or nearsightedness, and usually wear glasses, you probably should consider the possibility of changing to contact lenses, at least for your wedding day. Remember though that it is important that you plan for this well ahead of time.

Being organized is essential while planning a wedding. Contact lenses is no exception and it will not only take you some time obtaining the lenses themselves, you will also have to get used to wearing them, something that is a gradual process.

Getting a prescription for your lenses is mandatory so make sure that you include a meeting with an optician in your wedding checklist. Your prescription will have to state at least size, optical power and type of contact lens.

Visiting an optician is not only important in order to get a prescription, with the right size and strength; you will also learn how to handle and care for the lenses. This is a good thing to know as you do not want to struggle with this on your wedding day.

Some guidelines to follow:
  • Insert your lenses before you apply any make-up as you do not want any infections or red eyes.
  • Make sure that you, and your make-up artist, only use quality cosmetics that are hypoallergenic.
  • Try to use powder instead of cream for your eyes as it is much easier to remove if it was to get in contact with the lenses.
  • Make sure that you only use pencils of the highest quality and that it never touches the contacts.
  • Close your eyes while applying powder - you do not want any of that powder getting to your eyes.
  • Remember to close your eyes if you are going to use hairspray. Otherwise your eyes might get red and irritated.
Also, keep a travel kit, with a pair of extra lenses, close to you if anything should happen. It could be somewhat tiring wearing contacts for an entire day, if you are not used to it, so bringing your glasses might also be a good idea. You can put them on after the ceremony or reception, when you are relaxing with your friends

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Getting Married in a Public Place Saves Money

Choosing a wedding venue is usually the first order of business when it comes to planning your wedding. It may also be one of your biggest expenses. Your venue choice may factor into the date, time, and size of your wedding, and some venues will even dictate which vendors you can use. On top of that, venues raise their prices during peak wedding season, which could make it hard for many couples to afford. Luckily there are alternative options, like save money by getting married in a public place.
A public wedding isn’t for everyone, but for couples on a tight budget, it may offer the perfect setting at a very affordable price. Like any venue, public spaces have their pros and cons.
  • Many public spaces feature beautiful landscapes with lots of space
  • Some even have buildings on-site that can be rented for a small fee
  • Cost: Public spaces are often free and require only a reservations. Some charge a small rental fee, usually not exceeding a few thousands
  • Other people – since the venue is a public space, you will have other people in the area, and maybe a few extra “guests” watching your wedding
  • You’ll have to abide by the rules and regulations of the location. Some public spaces will not allow decorations or alcoholic beverages
  • Many public spaces don’t offer a backup location in the event of rain. Plan accordingly with Sigaram Management Servicing in Pondicherry for a perfect Outdoor or Public Weddings.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wedding Decoration at Parvathi Thirumana Nilayam, Pondicherry

Wedding Decoration done on 29th June, 2015 at Parvathi Thirumana Mandapam, Pondicherry

Reception Function : 28th June, 2015 – Evening

Wedding Function : 29th June, 2015 – Morning

Venue: Parvathi Thirumana Mandapam, Pondicherry.


Themed Birthday Party Decoration at Pondicherry

Princess Themed Birthday Party Decoration done on 1st July, 2015  at a Tirumana Mandapam near Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry

Birthday Party: 1st July, 2015 – Evening

Venue: near Chunnmbar Boat House, Pondicherry