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Beauty

All you guys getting married to your dream girl or dream bahu chosen by your parents, get ready, this one for you. Now you know your bride is always going to look better than you, and she’s going to be doing a lot to look her best for her wedding day and for you to. Here are some tips that you can follow to look your best!

Make an impression with your hairstyle.

This one goes without saying, but the right haircut here makes all the difference. Hair styles come and go but wedding pictures last forever. Now don’t go too crazy, we don’t mean go and pick a hairstyle just because it’s trendy, go for one that looks good for your face. Now this doesn’t mean you do this one day before the big day. Visit a professional barber, see what he says what he suggests, find the right look. And on the day of your wedding or a day before, schedule an appointment and have them style your hair for you!

Keep your beard clean.

For all you guys that rock a beard, remember to keep it moisturised, comb it everyday and keep it hydrated. You don’t want your beard looking dry and unhealthy. Remember to get your beard made a day before the wedding, keep that neck clean, and for those who keep more of a stubble ask your barber to make it cleaner, make sure your beard length is even.

Keep your skin healthy.

It’s not just your hair that you should take care of, it’s also your skin after all when it’s time for those portraits you want to make sure you don’t have a pimple to ruin what would otherwise be a picture that’s perfect. Get into the habit of moisturising your face. Heck, treat yourself, go in for facial, get rid of those blackheads. Some men may not be comfortable with the idea but give it a shot. Trust us, in fact you might even enjoy it.

Wide smiles

That’s right, you want to remember this day with fond memories, and for that you need to smile in your pictures, after all you’ll be on a stage for hours taking pictures with your guests. Schedule an appointment with your dentist, ask him to brighten those pearls for you. That way you’ll be confident smiling with your teeth.  Miswaak or Colgate just isn’t enough.

Don’t forget your hands!

If you’re comfortable going in for a manicure, DO IT, but for all those who are not, it’s simple just keep your nails clean. Cut your nails make sure you look presentable. You don’t want your bride to feel your claws digging into her when you’re holding hands. Now do you want food particles to get stuck underneath. We repeat, just make sure they’re clean.

Too Hairy?

Now there’s nothing wrong with being hairy, it’s very masculine and we know you’re super proud to show how much testosterone is pumping inside of you you BUT! Maybe not everyone likes that. Nothing wrong with hairy arms or hair legs, or a hairy chest, but not everyone likes a hairy back. Maybe trim it, or wax it if possible, not everyone would, but if you love her you just might take up this option. BTW, we did a survey, apparently women are cool with hair, just not on the back. Oh well.

 

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The foundation to a flawless wedding day beauty look? Perfect skin. 

For every bride, her wedding day is of course a huge deal. After all, you know that you are going to be the centre of attention. For most brides-to-be, one of the biggest concerns is getting the perfect makeup and getting the perfect look on your most important day, but trust me, if your skin isn’t clean and healthy no amount of expensive foundation can make blotchy, tired skin look good.

Here are a few tips that will help you get that glowing skin before wedding.

Cleanse your Skin

The first and the most important thing to do is to go to bed with a clean face. It starts with the basics and the foundation to great skin is cleansed skin. In the mornings, use a good cleanser that is suited for your skin type followed by a good moisturiser, also, exfoliate your skin at least thrice a week.

Diet

Every bride wants to look and feel best on her big day, that doesn’t mean you should go crazy with the pre-wedding diet and weight loss, instead, just focus on developing healthy eating habits without going insane. Just Avoid processed food, limit or eliminate foods with added sugar and give up refined and starchy carbohydrates like white bread or white rice.

Exercise

When you sweat, you allow your body to flush out all the impurities. If you don’t have an exercise plan in place, don’t worry. Just try to get some physical activity every day. This might include a brisk walk, a short jog, or a home strength training workout.

Detox Juices

Love them, hate them, or fear them but detox juices can help you hit the reset button. 

Most vegetables and fruits contain fibre and other essential nutrients that help flush out the toxins that affect your overall skin and hair health.

Drink water

By now you’ve probably heard about the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated for your overall health and wellness. No matter what your skin type is—oily, dry, normal or a combo— it craves water. Hydration is the key! Aside from keeping you healthy and hydrated, extra perks of hydration include energy boosts and skin health as well.

Additional tip’

A desi totka our Dadis and Nanis used for Beautiful Skin…

Basin and Haldi

Whether it was to cure suntan, acne, dry skin or oily skin, Basin and Haldi used to be the face mask our dadis, nanis and moms used. Basin acts as a cleansing agent for the skin and haldi has a moisturising effect. All you need to do is to mix the two and apply it all over your body and keep it for five minutes. Multani mitti can also be used for body glow. 

 

 

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Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows exactly how expensive weddings can be!

Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you’ll ever throw. Currently, the average cost of a wedding is more than when most people buy their first cars, home down payments, and for some, even four years of college can cost less than a one-day wedding!

Figuring out how to plan a wedding step by step can feel pretty daunting at first. From engagement photos, to selecting vendors, to making checklists and choosing your wedding party, there are lots of items that need to be planned out in an orderly fashion up until the magical day. But there’s still always information you walk away with after your event that makes you think, “I wish I’d known that when I was planning our wedding!”

Here’s a list of the basic steps you’ll need to complete to ensure your big day is a success even if you have a tight budget. Of course, there are more tasks you may want to tackle, but we’ve just rounded up the oh-so helpful, must dos wedding planning tips below which can be pocket friendly.

 

Set A Budget And Stick To It!

Determine how much you want to spend, and how much you can spend based on your families’ contributions and your own. Once you’ve got that magic number, stick to it! Maybe your family members are contributing in your wedding, sit with them and check what they are contributing. Once the budget is set, STICK TO IT!

 

The Guest List

The question of how to cut your wedding guest list without stirring up any tension between family or friends still remains one of the hardest jobs ever. Before you start browsing wedding venues, get an idea of how many guests you’ll host. Your budget and the venue size are the main factors that should play into this decision.

  • If you’ve never spoken to them or met them or heard their name before, don’t invite them.
  • If neither of you have spoken to them in three years and they’re not related to you, don’t invite them.
  • If you feel guilty about leaving off the people who invited you to their wedding, don’t. They’ll understand. You have a tight budget.
  • If your Aunt is insisting, to invite her relatives feel free to remove her from the guest list as well.

You have to be realistic about the number of guests to avoid stress later on.

 

List of Priorities

If you overspend on flowers, then you must cut back from something else on your list. Be flexible with yourself, and priorities the big spend items and must-have items first on your budget, knowing that those have to be paid for, as opposed to “wish list” items that can get cut at anytime. Weddings are not for the faint of heart be sure to be quick on your feet when issues arise, and assertively step in to handle juggling balls as they come flying your way. You can always make your partner do that too.

 

Working as a team

Make sure you know who the important voices are as you are planning your wedding apart from your husband to be, maybe your mom, your best friend. Whoever it is, make your list and stick to it but put yourself on top. So many couples try to gather extra information and inspiration from family, friends and even Facebook. You can quickly become overwhelmed by opinions! It’s great to have options but an overwhelming amount of opinions and options(info) can keep you from remembering your own opinions and thoughts (ideas). Don’t listen to your dad’s sisters or your mom’s cousins, your mom is enough to give you the best advice.

 

Communication Is The Key

If you want to minimize stress on your wedding day, be sure to communicate effectively. Set clear all your expectations before hand. Good communication will minimize the chances of your expectations being broken. Sit with your partner, and have a discussion to figure out the five most important aspects of your wedding to avoid any confusion. You can agree with your partner and ask him to get you another diamond ring for being in control as a honeymoon present for later.

You may not be able to eliminate the crazy, but there are ways to minimize it.

Now all you need to do is prepare yourself for potentially awkward conversations by coming up with a polite but firm response that can’t be misinterpreted.

Having the tips ahead of time, will help go a long way when taking the dive into the sometimes overwhelming, but very rewarding process of wedding planning.

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