One of the most exciting aspects of wedding preparation is the opportunity to design the wedding of your dreams. COVID has changed the way weddings are held, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a great wedding, even if you’ll have to scale it back somewhat in some cases. An intimate house wedding doesn’t have to be all about do-it-yourself projects. These days, vendors are renovating homes to make them look fantastic! Small and private weddings can be wonderful and stunningly beautiful. So, if this is the type of wedding you’re thinking about having right now, we’ve got some great advice for you!

Create a vision board for a systematic understanding of everything

Create a vision board of how you want each event to look — colors, bridal lehengas types, décor – everything. You’ll be able to budget ahead of time and have a reference point to display when choosing vendors or planning events yourself!

If you have the right vendors, everything is going to be perfect!

People usually just call the vendors and book them over the phone (or sometimes not even that!). If you want to add your own personal touch to this intimate wedding, do your research on your vendors, meet them virtually, ask them to do a recce of the space at their home, communicate your plans to them, and only hire them when you are confident that they can carry them out within your vision and budget.

Find your bridal attires online

It’s easy to buy designer bridal gowns online because of many trusted designers existing such as DollyJ, Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani, and many more.

Designers are going over backward these days to give brides their ideal gowns from the comfort of their own homes, and you can do it all without leaving your house! Check out the WMG Bridal Gallery for incredible gowns, discounts, and the opportunity to speak with the designers directly!

Set your budget

If you desire a modest intimate wedding to save money, while others want a grandiose wedding with a small number of guests, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Understand your budget and divide it into percentages — for example, how much do you want to spend on the venue vs. the alcohol, etc. This will assist you in selecting vendors and determining what can be removed.

Involve your loved ones in the family

The whole point of having a small, private wedding is to spend more time with your loved ones, so why not incorporate that into the planning process as well? Inquire of friends and relatives for recommendations, planning advice, and personal experiences, as well as assistance with coordination. Quick note: only invite people who you believe will complement your wedding style and who will not be insulted if you reject their suggestions. That is not something you want to deal with throughout your planning months!

Personalise things as much as you can

You can truly personalise a modest intimate wedding! So why not personalise every aspect of your wedding? You can include a personalised letter with your wedding invitations, or place a little greeting on each of your food tables for all of your guests. These small gestures will help to make your wedding one to remember.

Breakdown the planning within your family members

That is to say, immediate family. They are normally the ones scurrying around, taking care of guests, and are usually very agitated. With an intimate wedding, you may spend more time with your guests – incorporate them in your shots, or go a step further and book a proper family portrait session before the wedding chaos begins!

About DollyJ

Our outfits at Dolly J represent a lifestyle that reflects today’s India, an unabashed combination of traditional and modern bridal lehengas and gowns. While moving forward into a more courageous world, we believe in maintaining faithfully to the traditions that have built this history. We reimagine classic crafts in a modern context, making them accessible to women of all ages and sizes.

To us, it’s not just about the garment, but also about the story behind it – from utilising sustainable fabrics to sharing our tailors’ and karigars’ experiences. We hope you enjoy not only the beauty of our pieces but also the stories that inspired them. Our objective is to honor the legacy that gives our garments their uniqueness and authenticity.

We honor the rich textile legacy that has persisted in India for generations by using Parsi embroidery and thread-work. We operate with complete honesty regarding our processes and employees, and we strive to honor the various traditions that distinguish them. By hand stitching each item, our karigars add their own unique charm, their stories echoing in the fabric’s weaves.

We are committed to a more sustainable environment, and all of our bridal gowns and lehengas are made from organic and natural materials, which are then weaved into bridal designer sarees. Fashion, we feel, must exist in harmony with both the past and the future.


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