About the Author

Raj Thandhi

Raj is the Editorial Director at Plan Shaadi Media, a fashion and lifestyle blogger, and a hopeless romantic. A traditionalist at heart she loves weddings with a vintage vibe, and a touch of Bollywood glamour. Her favourite colour on brides is pink, and her favourite Indian designer is Tarun Tahiliani. Dream wedding locale; Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan, or under the Eiffel Tower in Paris – she’s a girly girl through and through. Enjoy more posts by Raj below.
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  • DIY Favours: Henna Inspired Votive Candles Oct 17, 2014

    Want to give your wedding guests a unique and special favour to remember your big day? Try your hand at these DIY henna inspired candle holders.
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  • Unique Non-Alcoholic Beverages for Your Wedding Reception Nov 04, 2014

    Expecting guests at your reception that don't drink? How about serving one of these unique mocktails rather than the same old soft drinks.
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  • DIY Ladoo Bites Oct 30, 2014

    Why serve the same old ladoo when you can dress them up as ladoo bites. These cute cocktail style treats are sure to be a hit with your guests.
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  • Do Gift Registries Work at Indian Weddings? Sep 12, 2014

    Considering a gift registry for your wedding, will it work? Our editor shares her thoughts on gift registries at Indian weddings.
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  • 4 Ways to Make Your Wedding Special for Guests Sep 08, 2014

    Looking for some simple ideas that will make your guests feel welcome and appreciated at your wedding? We've got you covered!
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  • Manish Malhotra Winter Festive Collection Aug 25, 2014

    Manish Malhotra showed his Festive Collection for 2014 recently and it was an instant hit!
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  • 10 Items to Include in Your Modern Wedding Trousseau Aug 20, 2014

    A modern trousseau doesn't have to be made up of saris and gold bangles, we think a DKNY wrap dress or Burberry trench would make a good pick!
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  • Perfecting the Photo Booth Experience Aug 11, 2014

    Hiring a photo booth for your wedding? How can you make sure that all your guests enjoy the photo booth experience, and you end up with a variety of memorable moments captured at the end of the night?
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  • Managing all Your Money Envelopes With an App? Jul 24, 2014

    Getting married brings many new roles, relationships, and responsibilities; one of those is gifting. We've found the perfect app to help you manage this new responsibility.
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  • Seating Charts at an Indian Wedding? Jul 21, 2014

    Considering a formal seating chart at your wedding? Be sure to have the conversation with your parents before you start planning!
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  • DIY: Glitter Stripe Vases Jul 11, 2014

    A quick and easy centrepiece idea using only three supplies!
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  • Youngsters Party: The Latest Wedding Trend Jun 30, 2014

    Have you heard of a Youngsters Party? We expect this to become a must-have pre-wedding event.
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  • DIY: Decorative Favor Boxes for a Sangeet Jun 27, 2014

    DIY favour boxes perfect for a Sangeet or Henna party. Filled with a container of sindoor, they make an auspicious start to wedding festivities!
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  • DIY: Glittered Champagne Flutes Jun 13, 2014

    Looking for a way to add some sparkle to one of your pre-wedding parties or post-wedding brunch... How about serving mango juice (or mimosas) in some glittered champagne flutes?
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  • DIY Colorful Coasters - The Perfect Wedding Favor Jun 06, 2014

    Looking for a unique wedding favor that matches your decor theme and has a personal touch. Try these DIY coasters.
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  • DIY Bollywood Quote Frame - The Perfect Bridal Shower Gift May 27, 2014

    Looking for a unique and personal gift idea for the next Indian wedding you attend. We've got you covered with our DIY Bollywood Quote Frame.
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  • The Honeymoon Makeup Bag May 20, 2014

    Your honeymoon is a time to relax and unwind; to soak up the sun, don't forget about your skin though. We've rounded up some must haves for your honeymoon makeup bag.
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  • Jai Mala Ceremony Explained Mar 10, 2014

    A lot of time and effort goes into planning the perfect outfit for a dulhan, but that doesn't mean that bridesmaids, moms, and other wedding guests go unnoticed. Let's be honest, much of the fun of an Indian wedding is seeing who wears what, and passing Project Runway style commentary on all the different looks!
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  • Masaba Gupta: Sari Style for Weddings Apr 10, 2014

    A lot of time and effort goes into planning the perfect outfit for a dulhan, but that doesn't mean that bridesmaids, moms, and other wedding guests go unnoticed. Let's be honest, much of the fun of an Indian wedding is seeing who wears what, and passing Project Runway style commentary on all the different looks!
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  • Is There An Alternative To Ladoos With Wedding Cards? Mar 06, 2014

    With wedding season in full bloom right now, my kitchen counter is quickly becoming a place to stockpile ladoos. While I enjoy a fresh ladoo like most people, my family can never make it through a box of 12 before they lose their allure. Also, we have a lot of weddings to attend this year, which means more ladoo then we can handle are coming our way.
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  • How To Choose An Engagement Ring Jan 06, 2014

    Choosing an engagement ring can be stressful for both the bride and groom. It's one of the most important purchases you'll ever make; a symbol of your love, a sign of commitment, and the only piece of jewellery that gets inspected by every friend and family member! Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas...
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  • Trends In Indian Wedding Food Nov 26, 2013

    If there is one thing Indians like to talk about more than what people wore at weddings, it’s the food! What was served, how much was served, and was it hot? Don’t disappoint your guests at the buffet table; try incorporating one of these trends into your wedding feast.
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  • Seasons Of Love Wedding Gala Nov 17, 2013

    On November 3rd we had the pleasure of participating in the Seasons of Love Wedding Gala in Surrey, BC. We were thrilled to meet so many young couples in love and chat with you about your wedding planning questions and concerns. There was one common theme – there is so much to plan and manage, how can we get it all done!
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  • Centrepieces – Inspiration For Something Special Oct 25, 2013

    In the past few years, decorations at Indian weddings have become true showstoppers. Every wedding we attend seems to outdo the last. Sadly one area is often neglected – the centrepieces. While the bride and groom sit in canopies that are draped with crystals, many times guests are left to stare at the classic standby; a floating candle.
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  • Natasha Boutique – Indian Craftsmanship In A Contemporary Style Oct 22, 2013

    There is no doubt that clothing plays a huge role in Indian weddings. From engagement, to sangeet and maiyan, to the big day – clothes make the bride (and the groom!) When it’s time to start picking outfits for your wedding you want to go to a store that carries a wide range of options, and enjoys working with brides.
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  • The Rainbow Wedding Oct 09, 2013

    It’s a bold statement, and not for everyone, but executed well the ‘rainbow wedding’ can be a stunning effect. I’m particularly drawn to the idea of a rainbow theme for Indian weddings because the guests are going to wear so many stunning colours anyway – why not make it look intentional.
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  • Celebrate Your Wedding At Atlantis In The Bahamas Oct 07, 2013

    We’ve talked about destination weddings (link to previous post) before and there is no doubt that they are a popular choice these days, but what if you want a destination wedding like no other? We were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Altantis Resort in the Bahamas offers a special planning service for Indian weddings; and it’s called Pyaar Atlantis no less!
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  • Designer Inspiration: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla Sep 24, 2013

    Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla run one of India’s leading couture fashion houses’, and have been on the cutting edge of fashion since a chance meeting brought this duo together in 1986. They have a flair for bold and extravagant pieces that are heavily embroidered but still maintain a level of elegance, and that same time they produce simple statement looks season after season.
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  • Getting in Shape for the Big Day Sep 03, 2013

    The day to be in the perfect shape, as the opportunity to begin a new life comes only once. The same day, when you would want to show off and look the best. A perfect combination of exercise and healthy eating is the best answer. Getting in shape equally applies for both bride and groom.
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