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Safety Precautions to be taken for Lockdown Weddings

Planning a wedding in the midst of COVID-19? Well, don’t get paranoid – Bells and Bows brings to you a list of Do’s and Don’ts while planning an intimate wedding or a pre-wedding gathering.

With the Government’s mandate to limit your guests’ up to 50, an intimate wedding is an answer to all your prayers, but it doesn’t guarantee 100% safety. Therefore try and follow the below-mentioned steps, for a joyful event!

  1. Hire a Wedding Planner:While it goes without saying, but hiring a wedding planner to plan a pandemic wedding is nothing short of a blessing. Amidst all the uncertainty of bookings and re-bookings, your wedding planner will take care of all your wedding needs.
  1. Select a medium-size venue: Gatherings at a small hall, within closed doors is a risky affair. Therefore, select an open-door venue with scope for social distancing. Maintaining interpersonal space in-between will reduce anxiety amongst guests as well as the host.
  1. Thoughtful Catering: While selecting the menu – try to avoid raw foods like sushi, salmon, leafy vegetables and salads. The menu should be thoughtfully decided to accommodate well-cooked meals and should be served via disposable cutlery/crockery. The food should be served with utmost care so as to safeguard the health of all servers as well as the guests.
  1. Ample supply of Masks and Sanitizers: As a host, ensure ample supply of masks and sanitizers for the guests, vendors and the staff. To have an anxiety-less wedding, it’s best to provide all the guests with fresh masks and sanitizers at every nook and corner.
  1. Touchless Photography: Make memories using a selfie booth or go creative with posing – its best to capture pictures by maintaining social distancing norms and ensuring your safety.
  1. Have Fun: Yes, you read that right – a happy mind is a healthy mind, therefore – have a blissful affair and don’t forget to have fun. Your wedding is a memory for a lifetime – so enjoy the show and reach out to us for a fuss-less wedding.

Contact us to know fun and imaginative ways to spend your special day!

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Helpful Tips for a Wedding in the midst of COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times and planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic can be a stressful affair. Well, don’t fret, Bells and Bows brings to you a couple of tips to make your intimate wedding a memorable affair.With the Government’s mandate to limit your guests’ up to 50, an intimate wedding is nothing short of a blessing in disguise.

Hire a Wedding Planner: Hire a wedding planner if you are planning an intimate wedding in the midst of the corona-virus pandemic. From décor to the wedding cake, your wedding planner will take care of all your wedding needs. In the midst of such uncertainty, Bells and Bows ensures a wedding of your dreams.

Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize: I know you must be tired with this term by now, but we can’t stress on it enough. Keep masks, sanitizers, gloves and even a shoe rack for your guests at the entrance. You safety is a priority and your guests ought to understand its importance.

DIY Décor: The internet is buzzing with options for DIY (Do-it-Yourself) décor. From selfie booths to wall hangings, there is a lot that you can experiment with. Keep it simple – you can use your own furniture or reach out to us if you want to rent out furniture – We will guarantee sanitized furniture only (1 Week prior notice).

Matching masks/gloves: An intimate wedding with 50 guests is still a threat to social distancing norms, therefore we suggest getting matching masks/gloves in coordination with your outfit.  Don’t compromise on your safety – it should be a stress-free event for you, as a couple.

Virtual Attendance: We understand you are getting married and you want the world to know, well, what’s a better way to connect than a video call.We can set up a virtual call for your guests to attend, for you to share your happiness with your loved ones.

Be kind to yourself: Last, but not the least, be kind to yourself. This pandemic has been hard on each one of us, it’s your time to be happy, have a stress-free wedding. A wedding should be a memorable affair, don’t spend it with anxiety and apprehension. It’s time to celebrate – so what are you waiting for? Reach out to us now, for a hassle-free wedding.

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Plan Your Wedding in Quarantine

Planning your wedding in quarantine might seem like a task, but don’t fret, Bells and Bows is here at your rescue. We are here to take care of all your wedding needs even if it means delivering décor look-books at your doorstep or delivering cake-testers for you to decide from.

Hire a wedding planner: First and foremost hire a wedding planner who will be able to adjust your bookings with photographers, make-up artists, decorators, caterers and more! Given, the uncertainty of the situation, you might worry about booking a venue for having to later cancel – well, Bells and Bows has you covered. From accommodating bookings to coordinating with vendors, B&B ensures you a hassle-free wedding.

Book service- providers: Utilize this time to decide which service provider (photographer, make-up artist, decorator, DJ) you want, with the help of our consultation.  Based on our recommendations, you can deep-dive into their portfolios and we will arrange meetings with the shortlisted bunch. We understand how important it is to select the best of the best, and we will ensure you are not disappointed.

Decide on a theme:Don’t feel trapped in this lockdown, make the most of this time by looking at multiple décor themes for each event you intend to plan. From online look-books to fixing appointments with the best vendors in town, Bells and Bows will ensure utmost satisfaction for you and your loved ones.

Buy gifts and presents:From DIY (Do It Yourself) supplies to wedding gifts and favors, online shopping has come to the rescue. With heavy discounts and a wide variety, you can find DIY items, bridesmaid gifts, party favors and much more to choose from. The internet is swarmed with options and all you have to do is take the best pick.

Invitations and Stationery: Don’t let this time bog you down, there is so much you can choose from. From Save the dates to E-invites and thank-you notes, you can select the most preferred stationery for your wedding. Dedicate this time to select your wedding stationary and instill excitement amongst your guests – by sharing your happiness with them.

You are getting married and want the world to know, don’t let this quarantine dampen your spirits. Your wedding is a memorable event, don’t get swamped with anxiety or uncertainty. Choose this time to make decisions about the wedding and be prepared to have the time of your life!

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Functional Wedding Favors to add X-Factor to your Wedding

Wedding favors are like souvenirs from your travels, it’s a symbol of love and therefore a reflection of you as a host!

Bells and Bows has carefully crafted a list of trendy yet functional wedding favors, tried and tested by our couples that are bound to leave a long-lasting impression on your guests.

Bottle- OpenersBottle- Openers: Well, who doesn’t need an opener? You can add a layer of customization with the couple’s initials or wedding date to adapt it to the occasion. Bottle- openers will never be a waste for any guest and is bound to remind them of you – every time they pop-open a bottle to celebrate ;).

Photo Frames: Photo frames will never be passé because they are a reminder of a memory etched in your brain. The frame will be personalized to capture the pictures featuring that particular guest with the bride/groom/couple. These captivating moments will act as a reminder of your special day for each guest to remember by.

Scented CandlesScented Candles: Scented candles are treasured by guests, long after the wedding. Personalized scented candles as wedding favors will not find its way to the dustbin and definitely has no scope of being expired. These can be customized in size, fragrance, color and can be branded with ‘best wishes’ quotes from the couple.

Shot GlassesShot Glasses/Mugs: While functionally both shot glasses and mugs serve different purposes, you know your guest best. Personalized shot glasses will be a hit amongst the young, alcohol-consuming attendees, whereas customized mugs will be a hit among the comparatively older, tea-drinking guests. So take your pick, only you know what your guests would prefer!

Printed CoastersPrinted Coasters: Photo coasters or personalized coasters with couple’s initials or wedding date would find its way into the guest’s bar-cabinet, leaving a long-lasting impression, much after the wedding. Coasters are a practical and affordable way to thank your guests for being an important part of your wedding.

These functional wedding favors are not just fancy to look at – they are practical yet unique. They will not end up in your guest’s trash box, and will be used long after your wedding – as silent reminders of your special day!

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Planning a Wedding on a Budget?

Here are 5 tips that’ll help!

Mystery is exciting until its mysterious cost. You have figured out the wedding budget and you plan to squeeze in everything within that.

Well, don’t fret!

Bells and Bows has curated a list of ideas for your wedding on a budget.

  1. Inner-circle only:

It’s your wedding and you want the world to know!  Well, don’t get too OTT (over the top). Keep it Anushka Virat style and limit the guest-list to your inner-circle only. This way you save on excessive cost, tend to guest needs in a much more personalized manner and have a gala time. You can always rely on digital greetings or social media posts for passing on your regards or spreading the happiness.

  1. Go digital:

Paperback invitations are so boring and passé, go digital with creative templates and quirky fonts. What’s more? You can always personalize these invitations for each viewer and make them feel even more special. Paperless invites can be in the form of videos, GIF’s or musical melodies – it’s time to go unconventional!

  1. Off-season dates:

If it’s a destination wedding in India – pick a hill-station in August- February or a beach in May-October. You could always go for off-season weddings – to save cost on venues and vendors. What’s more? Your “save the date” won’t go waste- because your guests won’t have to juggle between weddings to attend and functions to miss!

  1. Pick it on rent:

From photobooths to wall-hangings, renting is definitely blissful. Select a theme – traditional, modern or colorful and accordingly decorate for functions like haldi, mehendi and dhol night. You end up having the perfect décor for each function, without burning a hole in your pocket!

  1. DIY (do-it-yourself)Giveaways and Hampers:

Decorative baskets, trays or boxes – wholesale markets have it all. Appropriately match the giveaway according to the function – go desi for the sagan, contemporary for the reception and personalize it with small printed cards or stickers! These DIY hampers will definitely leave a mark on your guests without even costing a bomb.

So what are you waiting for? Follow our advice and have the wedding of your dreams (on a budget). You can always thank us later 😉

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Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

Top Wedding Planners in India

Your wedding states to be the precious day of your life. Everyone wants a dreamy wedding one day, from elegant attires to vibrant colorful ceremonies.  But, a wedding marks to be the most wonderful and the most stressful period at the same time. You have to take care of each and every detail like vendors, décor, outfits and many more. One of the best way your wedding can work to the smoothest is to hire a Wedding Planner. Here are some major reasons why hiring a Wedding Planner is worth it:

Wedding Planners to the Rescue

Wedding tasks can eat-up all your schedules. You might have to curb your social gatherings and a full-time job in order to focus. That’s when your wedding planner comes to your rescue. They’ll take every responsibility off your shoulders. From dealing with vendors, handling the décor to budget managing, they’ll work from the beginning to the end.

Save the Expense

A wedding demands whole lot of sum to get spent and that’s where your planner enters into the picture. They make all the efforts required to save your expenses and help you to stick to the budget. They’ll bring great deals and discounts in your way and assist you to save most of your expenditures in the long run.

Creative Minds

The most efficient task of a planner is to turn your dreams into a reality. They come up with such astonishing ideas which you yourself wouldn’t have imagined of. Whether you want a vintage rustic charm or floral garnishing, they take care of every minute detail.

Wedding on Track

A wedding planner works in a finely coordinated manner. They take the stress off your table and showcase their time management skills, by scheduling each and every task. They will always keep you on track by meeting all the deadlines timely.

Communication with Vendors

Think of taking charge of communicating with the vendors and going through plenty of contracts and paperwork.  The thought of it brings so much stress. Fortunately, a wedding planner potentially handles all such tasks and offer additional insights to help you choose the perfect one.

Expertise and Experience

A wedding planner has tons of knowledge and experience. They have connections with caterers, DJs, hair stylists, makeup artists and wedding photographers etc. You don’t need to spend hours surfing on the internet as they will provide you the perfect fit for your particular celebrations. Also, they can negotiate greater deals for you to stay stress-free.

Seize the Day

On your wedding day, just take the pleasure of every moment and relish it to the best. Your wedding planner becomes your life jacket by taking charge of every aspect. In case of any of trouble, you need not to panic, because your planner is there to the rescue. Your only job in your wedding is to soak up every ounce of your memorable day.

In conclusion, you need a helping hand on your wedding as it’s the best day of your life.

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