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April 27, 2012

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Dear Members,  


Welcome to another edition of BindiWeddings.

I can't believe my wedding is only two months away and there's still so much to do. We all know desi weddings are complex and complicated (but many would agree this is exactly what makes them fun and unique!) It's times like this where I wish I had a wedding planner. Better yet, a HINDU wedding planner. How brilliant is that?  Handing over some of my responsibilities to a capable professional would surely lighten my load however, it'd also put another dent in my pocket. What would you do?

Every soon-to-be bride and groom just wants their day to be special and I'm pretty sure with or without certain elements, the mere idea of two people who love each other uniting in marriage, is more than enough to make one's BIG DAY extraordinary. You know what else might make your wedding cool? A live-tweet of the ceremony!

Until next time... 


Peace and Love,  


Ashna Singh
Content Editor
Bindi Weddings
Uniquely Yours | Distinctively South Asian

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It's that FUN time of the year again when we are all in the mood to party! Yes, summer is approaching & we all need to survive the heat with hotness! Dhaagay will be launching and exhibiting a LAWN COLLECTION that is difficult to resist at the prices never imagined before!

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Dhaagay by Madiha will also be showcasing the bridal collection that no one can resist at amazing affordable prices!

When: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, Mississauga
Time: 12pm to 6pm

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Hindu Wedding Planners Thrive in the United States
Hindu Wedding Planners thrive in the United StatesWhen I got married almost 10 years ago, it was my parents and I who orchestrated the week-long affair, a "medium-sized" Indian affair spread over various venues in Manhattan and New Jersey, involving more than 450 guests from as a far away as Hong Kong, New Delhi and Germany.

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How to live-tweet a desi wedding
Twitter has enabled news to be transmitted within mere seconds. Now, ordinary people are able to take part in the way information travels and even add their opinion to it. Recently, many have started using this platform to describe an event with a constant flow of tweets. This practice is known as "live-tweeting."

The phenomenon of live-tweeting was popularised during the Arab Spring. Since then, we have seen many an incident being live-tweeted. Whether it is the Osama bin Laden operation, Whitney Houston's funeral, or even an abortion, live-tweeting is the new fad.

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