The organising was a task for everyone in our family, as they say, when you get married you marry your partner’s family too!
It’s safe for everyone to say that the bride definitely stresses more about everything than the groom. However, Hashu did his fair share of haggling! There was so much to organise, it would have been impossible without our families and we can’t thank Hashu’s big sister, Bina enough for how much effort she put into organising the important stuff like caterers, decorators and transport.
Nadia: My cousins were angelic in helping me make Hashu’s taals – which are the gift baskets we exchange. They took hours to shop for and even longer to put together. Every taal had a theme to it. I categorised them as religious, entertainment, clothes, toiletries, designer labels, aftershaves as well as hampers for his entire family. It was such a creative process learning how to fold and style clothes like they would be presented in a shop display. I also picked up a few new skills, like making floral gem ring plates and making flower bracelets for my bridesmaids!
Choosing a design for our wedding cake took weeks of back-and-forth suggestions between myself and my future sister-in-law, don’t even get me started on finding the perfect dress! There weren’t any modest, light blue ball gown dresses available on the internet and so Bina suggested that we go shopping to try some dresses. Thankfully, I fell in love with my dress at first sight.
I felt like an absolute princess in my wedding gown! Can you believe that it was 40kg? It took two people to carry it upstairs for me, in a body bag and all! The weight of the dress just made the outfit seem all the more majestic.
I got my bridal jewellery from Chohan’s, on Ladypool Road – gifted by my wonderful husband in one of my taals of course! I also wore the gold necklace and earrings that my husband had given me as another wedding gift. I think the nose ring definitely added the most difference to the overall look. That and the incredible work that my make-up artist did for me.”