On The Other Side: Gift Ideas For Wedding Guests

A wedding is an exciting time. Even as a guest, you get to enjoy the greatest day of a couple’s lives. And, this is a special thing indeed. Of course, a lot of people struggle with weddings. Knowing what to wear and how to act is hard enough. But, on top of this, you have to think of a suitable gift for the happy couple. In most cases, people will put out a list of things they would like. It doesn’t always hurt to stray from this list, especially if you can think of something they may have missed. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the different situations newlyweds could be in, and how you can find a gift to match. So, now, you just have to get out there and find the best example.

When getting married, people often make other key life choices. And, for the majority of people, becoming parents follows soon after getting married. In this sort of situation, people have a lot of new things they have to buy. And, you can help them out by taking some of the load. Prams, cribs, clothing, and toys are all very expensive together. But, buying one or two options could be enough to make a real difference. When doing this, it can be best to gender neutral items. This will avoid any complications if they baby turns out to be different to your expectations.

For some, having kids may still be in the future. But, there could still be a big change coming in their life. Often, people will move in together soon after they get married. Like having a child, moving to a new house comes with a time of great spending. So, helping them out with this could also be a great idea. Kitchen items are some of the best options to go for. These won’t be chosen for their looks. But, rather, you will choose them for their functions. This will avoid clashing with the styles they choose for themselves. A microwave or nice plate set could be perfect.

Some won’t have anything big on their horizon. Instead, they may have already moved in with one another and started their family. And, in this case, you will need to think of something else. Most people like to eat. Food is a traditional gift amongst many cultures. But, to get something like this right, you have to be prepared to do some research. Finding out which foods someone likes the most will take talking to their other friends and relatives. For example, talking to someone’s brother may help you to learn that they love cheese. In this case, you could look at some luxury cheese hampers for them. This sort of gift is quick and easy but will appear to be incredibly thoughtful. This is the sort of gift which can always be used. Everyone has a little something they love.

Choosing a gift for a newly married couple can be hard. But, with the right time and energy, you can find the perfect option for your friends. A lot of people simply buy something from the list. But, this is unimaginative and bland. Instead, you should be going for something which they will remember.

Wedding Season Is Here! Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again when everyone decides to get hitched. After all, it’s the best weather during this season. And brides to be want glorious weather so they can get beautiful photos on their big day! Not only this but they want great weather so that guests can enjoy the day. And now that wedding season is upon us, it’s time to get ready to see your beloved friends and family members get hitched. It takes much more planning than just picking out an outfit on the big day! After all, you want to ensure you stand out from the crowd when it comes to the pictures. And you need to ensure you have a great gift which will wow the newlyweds. Therefore, you need to ensure you start putting your planning head on at least a couple of weeks before the weddings arrive. In fact, here are some ways you can ensure you are ready for wedding season!

Take a look at trends for wedding guest outfits

It’s always tricky picking out an outfit to wear as a wedding guest. After all, you want to stand out against other guests attending the wedding. You don’t want to fall into the shadows when it comes to your outfit. And you don’t want to make a fashion mistake. After all, you might be surprised how many people look back with horror at the outfit they wore to their friend or family member’s wedding. They either chose something in a color which just didn’t suit them, or they pick something which was too inappropriate for the big day. Therefore, to help you pick out a good wedding guest outfit, the first thing you should do is look at the current trends. After all, it can help you ensure you pick something on-trend for the big day. As you can see on http://www.elle.com/fashion/, floaty dresses with a floral print are definitely on trend this season. In fact, the longer, the better to ensure you look fabulous at your friend or family member’s big day. Also, another popular trend for wedding guest outfits this year is off the shoulder dresses. They are perfect for helping you to show off your beautiful arms and teamed up with a gorgeous necklace, you will certainly look the part. Also, summer dresses are not the only option if you want to be bang on trend. Suits for women are also popular and will make a breathtaking choice at a wedding! You can even go short sleeved to ensure you stay cool at the weddings this season!

Now it’s time to buy the outfit

Now you have had a good look at what’s on trend this season for weddings, it’s time to hit the shops to find the perfect outfit. You should aim to go at least a month before the big day, so you have plenty of choice to find the best wedding guest outfit. After all, you might need to try on a few dresses before you find something perfect for the big day. And take a fashion conscious friend or family member with you shopping to help find the perfect outfit. After all, it will be much easier to hunt down an outfit with another person helping you. If you need some extra advice, it might be worth spending time with a personal shopper at your favorite store. After all, they can help guide you to dresses which will not only be perfect for the big day but will also look good on your figure. After all, you want to be comfortable during the long wedding day! And don’t forget to look online for great wedding guest outfits too. After all, you can see the full range a store has if you look on a site. And you might be able to get a discount voucher from a site like CouponSherpa.com if you head online. After all, weddings are expensive enough without having to spend a ton of money on a wedding guest outfit. Therefore, get a coupon and then you can reduce the cost of your beautiful new wedding guest outfit. And once you have bought your outfit, you can then work on helping finding your partner and your kid’s clothes. After all, they can take even longer than you picking out a new outfit!

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Have you sorted out a gift?

Another thing which can take a while when it comes to getting ready for weddings is picking a gift. After all, you want to ensure you find something that the newlyweds will love for their big day. But it can be difficult to find a gift that stands out when there will be dozens of other guests picking similar items. Therefore, you should make sure you think of a unique gift which the bride and groom will love. It might be the case you decide to make something by hand which will be a unique present they can keep forever. For example, you might want to create an ornament they could put in their humble abode. Or you might want to bake them something they can consume after the wedding day. After all, it will show them how much effort you have gone to if you provide them with a creative present. And if you want to buy them a useful gift, don’t just go for another toaster. Ask the bride and groom if there is anything they could do with for their new humble abode. And it will stop you buying another item that the bride and groom already have! Remember to always keep the receipt for whatever gift you choose for the wedding. That way, they can take it back if they don’t like the present.

You need to consider your hair

A lot of people sort out their clothes for the wedding day, but they forget about their hair. But if your hair is not looking fantastic, it can bring down your outfit. In fact, it can take your glamorous outfit down to a shabby look. Therefore, you need to consider what you are planning to do with your hair now wedding season is upon us. It might be the case you might want to book in for a hair appointment a week before the wedding. After all, they will ensure any dead hair is cut away before the big day. And it can ensure you get a cute style before the wedding. Just make sure you don’t go for anything outrageous. After all, you might struggle to get it back to its original state before the wedding day arrives. And if you would rather not go for a cut, you might want to just curl or straighten your hair on the big day. After all, it can ensure your hair looks fabulous, despite the condition of your locks. And whatever you do, make sure you put some hairspray on before you leave the house. After all, as soon as there is a bit of wind, it could send your hair out of control if you have put on no spray. And remember to cover up your hair, you could always go for a fascinator. These can give your whole outfit some instant glam. And it’s great if your hair isn’t looking it’s best on the big day!

What will you do about makeup?

You also need to make sure you work on your beauty before the big day arrives. After all, you will want to pull off a great look on the big day. And makeup can make all the difference when it comes to how you look at the wedding. Therefore, you should work out which makeup you plan to use on the big day. You might want to practice with different looks a week or so before the wedding. After all, you might have a brilliant idea in your head which just doesn’t look right when you get it on your skin. And you don’t want to end up finding this out on the wedding day when you are meant to be leaving for the ceremony! Therefore, try out different looks before the big day so you can find out what will suit your look. Remember it’s best to go quite natural with your makeup at the wedding. After all, you don’t want something that is too OTT compared to everyone else’s look. And if you are a crier at ceremonies, make sure you opt for waterproof makeup. After all, you don’t want to spend ages in the toilet sorting out your makeup due to crying at the ceremony! And if you have space in your bag, put your lipstick and concealer so you can keep applying the makeup throughout the day.

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A lot of people buy new shoes for wedding season. But they often make an error of not trying them on before the big day. But this can lead them to feel uncomfortable when walking around at the wedding. And it might lead to blisters aplenty by the end of the day. Therefore, make sure you get some practice in before the wedding. Wearing them in will ensure they are much more comfortable on the big day!

UK Locations For Indian Weddings

Everyone loves a wedding, right? Free food, free drink, and a touch of celebration thrown in! What more can you ask for? But something that can put a fly in the ointment for a lot of wedding guests is a destination wedding. Especially if it is one which they have to travel a long way to get to like the UK. But there are a lot of gorgeous places to tie the knot in the British Isles in the traditional Indian manner, as you will discover as you read on. So it’s definitely a serious contender for your marriage ceremony. It can even work in your favour if you have lots of family and friends over there.

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Getting married in England is a popular choice among young couples these days. There are plenty of venues designed for the traditional Indian wedding there too, so you can invite friend and family from home and the local community.

When looking for you venue consider things like how easy it will be for everyone to get to the venue from their home and hotels. As well as if there is some outside space that the kids can play in when everything gets a bit too much, and they become board.

Some particularly great venues in England that will seat the large number associated with Indian wedding include The Amex Stadium in Sussex that sets up to 450 guests. Or why not try The Auction House in Bedfordshire, where you can seat a massive 650 guests?

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Ireland

But if a wedding in England is too mainstream for you, why not try a location in another part of the UK? Ireland that green and pleasant land is a very popular area for weddings in general. But you may be doubtful that they are up to speed on the special requests that need to be made for an Indian style wedding?

Of course, they may not host these types of the wedding as regularly as others, but there are some venues that are wonderfully accommodating when it come to this. For example, you can see the evidence of a very fruitful and beautiful Indian wedding at Lough Erne, Enniskillen by clicking the link.

Wales

Another popular location in which to search for your venue in The UK is Wales. Again outside of the main cities such as Cardiff, you may struggle to find a venue that holds enough people for your big day. But if you long to have your celebration on the rolling green hills as is not lost.

In fact, many places such as this South Wales wedding venue can accommodate over 300 people with the addition of a marquee tent. Something that is a lovely feature in a summer wedding, giving it that informal festival type vibe.

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Lastly, depending on the location your relatives and friends you may want to consider wedding venue location in Scotland. This small country on the very Northern Tip of the UK is known for its stunning, slightly barren landscapes which would make for particulate dramatic photos.

There are also plenty of old castles too which provide the perfect backdrop to some royal style celebrations and can often fit in a large number of guests due to them containing banquet halls and ballrooms. See http://markpacura.co.uk/ for a good example of this.

 

 

 

For Those About To Pop The Question…

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…we salute you! Every woman has a few moments in their life that they will remember forever, and the day we get engaged is one of them. While we’ve all dreamt about our perfect wedding day, the moment we get engaged is the key event that sets the wheels in motion, so it’s important to not mess it up! This is for all those who are thinking about saying those four simple words, what to do, what not to do, and why it’s never a good idea to do it in front of a huge crowd…

The Best Time…

You’ll know when it’s the best time. You know her well enough that you will be able to navigate through a stressful period in life, or do you? Be sure to cater to her tastes. If she is coy and reserved, it’s unlikely she’ll appreciate being asked in front of 16,000 people at a ball game. Likewise, popping the question in front of family and friends can be a bit too clichéd for many people. A nice, quiet walk along the beach is an understated option, and besides, if she wants to share it with the world, social media is merely a click away.

The Ring…

This can be a massive struggle for a lot of people. You need the ring to match their personality, so if she is a classical and demure type of person, you should go for something understated and elegant. While you have your choice of diamond engagement rings to choose from, you can always go for something personalized, and the best way to really find out is to look at the jewelry your bride to be has. Are they showy, or are they mainly plain bands? As a rule, the ring should cost around three months’ salary, so make of that what you will. But, if you are one of the lucky ones, the ring has already been picked out for you, and numerous hints have been dropped!

Congratulations! Now What?

This is where life gets really interesting! It’s either time for a long engagement, and a lot of people don’t really see the point in that. Unless you are really struggling with your finances, you may wish to start saving up money before doing any wedding planning, but if you’re able to do it in a short timeframe, it is possible. That special someone in your life will have so many ideas on their perfect wedding day you could very easily sit back and let the plans form themselves! But if you have close family, they will be willing to help in whatever way they can. So you could be very lucky and get a lot of financial help from the in-laws!

If the proposal is perfect, it will make the rest of the preparation so much easier. And while it’s so stressful to get right, the moment she says “yes” will make it all so worthwhile. And you will be the happiest, albeit broke, person in the world.

 

 

Need-To-Know Wedding Planning Tips

So, he’s finally popped the question, you’ve told everyone you know the good news, and the reality of it all is finally setting in. You may have had countless ideas about what you want your dream wedding to look like ever since you were a little girl. Now, you’re finally going to be able to make these daydreams a reality! When planning your big day, there are a number of things you should know, and others that you have to know. If you’re about to get stuck in with the planning, here are some essential tips to bear in mind…

Your Guests Come First

Well, obviously, you come first. However, when you sit down to start planning, your guests are the first thing you should worry about. First and foremost, get a firm handle on the number of guests you’re going to invite. This will make it easier to settle on details such as the wedding invitations and the venue. As a general rule of thumb, you should make sure you have around 25 square feet of space per wedding guest. That might sound like a lot, but remember you need to account for the tables, the catering staff, the band and of course the dancefloor.

Figure Out No-Go Dates

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There’s nothing worse than marking a date on your calendar, beginning to count down the days to your wedding, and then finding out that you’ll need to postpone it. Start investigating a rough time when you’d like to have your wedding, and find out if there are any no-go dates around the same time. Trade conferences, charity walks, and other local events, can all have a dramatic effect on both traffic and the availability of hotel rooms. Rule these out, and you’ll ensure your big day goes as smoothly as possible.

Think About the Weather

To make sure your big day is enjoyable and memorable for all of your guests, you need to start thinking about any potential annoyances that mother nature might throw at you. It’s fairly common for wedding guests to leave early from events held in blistering summer days, and winter receptions with inadequate heating. Bugs such as gnats and mosquitoes will swarm around some areas in certain times of the year, so take precautions against these pests if the wedding or reception is going to be largely outdoors. If a sunset is essential to your perfect ceremony, make sure you check what time you’ll need to say your vows. You don’t want the reception to start too late in the day!

Leverage Plastic

Weddings are among the most expensive private events anyone will have to pay for. However, you can take advantage of the high cost of your big day, by applying for a good rewards credit card. Whether it pays off in air miles or excellent shopping deals, trying to consolidate all of your wedding purchases with the right card will help you acquire countless reward points. These can be an absolute godsend when you two are on your honeymoon!

Have a Meal Plan

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Feeding everyone who’s coming to your wedding is another major expense that you’ll have to account for. Before you sign any contracts with your vendors, just make sure you’re not expected to serve the same meal to them as you’ve got planned for your guests. You don’t want to have to pay for twenty extra lobster tails at short notice! Start looking for affordable, but equally satisfying wedding meals to serve them instead. You’re going to have to call your caterer in advanceand let them know precisely how many vendors are going to need feeding. Don’t forget the people who often slip through the net, such as roadies and photography assistants.

Leave Some Emergency Cash

We know, your big day may be completely wrecking your bank account as it is. Flowers, attire, music and entertainment, food, transport… the list goes on and on! However, if you want to be 110% sure that the event’s going to go off without a single hiccup, you also need to leave yourself an emergency cash cushion. As a general rule, this should be around ten percent of the necessary, non-negotiable expenses. This will be for surprise costs, such as getting extra invitations made up due to mistakes, supplying umbrellas for a rainy day, or even little décor frills. Hopefully, everything will go according to plan, and you won’t need to touch this emergency reserve. Still, it’s better to have this money and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

Set a Kids Policy

When children and weddings mix, it can make a large and complex event even more hard to manage. You have a few options for dealing with this. You can tell everyone that kids are welcome, make it an adults only event, allow immediate family only, or organise some kind of childcare solution for your guests. There are many childcare services that will accommodate for weddings, basing themselves either in the reception area, a function room, or at a family member’s home. Obviously, you don’t want to avoid hurt feelings, so try to avoid letting some guests bring their kids and then disallowing others.

Take Things a Step at a Time

Planning your perfect wedding is a massive project, and even though you’re excited for the day itself, all the different aspects of planning can quickly turn it into a long and difficult stress-fest! To keep yourself from pulling your hair out, break down all the work ahead of you into several manageable steps, sorted into a logical schedule. Figure out the tasks you need to complete, and tackle them one by one, preventing it all from snowballing out of control and casting a gloom over the happiest day of your life. Don’t hire any vendors or services before a date is set in stone. Don’t design your cake until you’re certain on the flower arrangements. Don’t choose entertainment before you know how much space you’ll have. Move things along in a logical, manageable order, and you’ll take a lot of potential stress out of the situation!

 

From A to B: Wedding Navigation

When you first take on the role of bridesmaid for your friend, you probably have a very rose-tinted view of how it’s going to be. Images of you and the bride gleefully making wedding favors together, spending hours poring over beautifully dresses and pulling it all together in time for the big day fill your mind – but just how accurate is this vision? Many of us grossly underestimate the responsibilities that being a bridesmaid can entail, and therefore the demands of the role can come as quite a shock! Plus, sometimes you may need to take on jobs that you never even thought about before – after all, there are so many different logistics that play a key role in running the average wedding day. Getting from A to B is one of them, especially if the wedding is not taking place somewhere particularly local. It’s only natural that you will end up getting almost as attached to the wedding as the bride herself, and you want all the important people there to watch the happiest day of your friend’s life. So, if wedding transport is something on your bridesmaid to-do list, you may want to start thinking about what your options are now.

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The bachelorette party

Arguably one of the biggest roles you will take on a bridesmaid is organizing the infamous bachelorette party. These are a rite of passage for many women all over the globe, and, much like bachelor parties, are known for their wild and risque antics. If you want to go the whole hog with this, why not look into Party Bus Rental here? Even the journey can be an excuse for a party, so crack open the bubbly and travel to your venue in style.

Guests on the day

On the actual day of the wedding, you need to be aware that the bride will have a million and one things to think about – and she is also likely to be a huge bag of nerves as well! To take some of the pressure off her, make sure you have everyone’s wedding transport accounted for. She won’t be in a position to worry about who is going in what car, and knowing that you’ve got it all under control can help her to immediately relax. The bridal party may travel in specific cars (such as classic cars), while the other guests may need to get cabs. Just always make sure you have more booked than you need, in the case of any shortcomings.

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In case of an emergency

Sometimes, things happen that are beyond our control, and we need to think quickly on our feet. Even if you booked all the transportation months in advance, you could well end up with one car not turning up, or running exceptionally late – in which case, some of the most important wedding guests might not even make the ceremony. For this reason, you may want to have a backup in the form of your own car. Sure, it’s not very glamorous arriving at the church in one of the bridesmaid’s hatchbacks – but better to do that than to not arrive at all!

Looking for Pre-Wedding Shoot… Meet the Expert…

Going with the trends, pre-wedding shoots have been an in thing since long now, but innovations in the same is something every couple seeks. You don’t want your pre-wedding shoot to be done in a similar manner as of a friend of yours, you would always want something different, something exciting and innovative. This difference and innovation is a job of an expert, a photographer, a studio that takes up the challenge of making your shoot a memorable one.

Let me introduce you to one such company and the guy who owns it, so that you don’t have to boggle your head on who you need to hire for your pre-wedding shoot.


White Frog Productions is a well known name in the field of TV, Films, Wedding Photography and Ads. It is a creative agency which was founded on 2013 by Kunal Khanna. It is located in New Delhi. They are passionate about Cinematography & Photography.

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White Frog Production team believes in hard work and giving best results to the clients. Their corporate clients are :- GROFERS, NIKON, ZENICA CARS, COSCO SPORTS etc. They have done many shoots for fashion like Worlds of Wonder, Diacolor jewels, TACFAB fashions, SahibaTextiles , Rajdeep Ranawat (FASHION DESIGNER) etc. They also shoot for high profile Lounge, Pubs and Bars like CLUB BW, Skooter, Hype, The town house cafe etc. They have an experience of Live Events, television production, filming and they worked for companies like TV Today Group, NDTV, CBS Love, UTV, Network 18, the team has its clear focus in delivering results and products that help to radiate their positive energy across the entire visual-communications space. The experienced team at White Frog Productions thinks with their customer hats on, delivering customized solutions tailored to every client’s need.

White frog productions pre wedding shoots are also getting more innovative day by day. They love to click the best moments of a couple in a natural form. They provide the services in Film, Photography like fashion, weddings, and corporate, commercial and full retouching services. Graphic design, corporate branding, Web design, Motion Graphics Film: pre and post Production, Editing, VFX, Production, Sound Design.

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White frog productions cover every wedding in a unique style and explore new ways to make it different. They always do a lot of research and come up with innovative ideas. They always look forward to capture beautiful moments which the couple can cherish forever and ever.

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Now, there upcoming projects are 10 royal place wedding Photo shoot, high profile corporate events and shooting in 3 countries Bali, Bangladesh & Bangkok in 10 days.

KUNAL KHANNA (Director, White Frog Productions)

Kunal Khanna, Director, White Frog Productions is passionate for his work. He has been a captain of the ship since the inception. A great cinematographer who has short multiple feature films, big label music video and commercials. He loves to work on mountains and his love for bikes and cameras is never ending. He has 8 years of experience in media. Recently he shot Shraddha Kapoor in veet brand shoot in bali, Indonesia. He did a high budgeted Short Sci-Fiction Film named ‘The Irrelevant Field’ with well known artists and technical production for Raftaar’s Music Video – Nasha Wikda. He worked as Producer for UTV Stars, did entertainment shows like, Khan Wars, Chat, Superstar Santa. He worked as Producer for Travel Trendz TV and worked as Producer for Aajtak New Channel for 3 Years. He also did Aerial Shoot at Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai for a Grand Royal Wedding.

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Breaking Stereotypes in Wedding Decor- Colourful is the New Classy..!!

This article from Ankur Garg, the planner at Imperial Event & Wedding Planner, will definitely help those who seek advises and want to know what the latest trends in weddings are. This article in particular talks about the decor element and how the scene is changing from pastels being classy earlier to now colourful decor taking precedence.

Wedding Decors have always been a subject for scrutiny among friends and relatives even flash forward few months of the wedding. Where some couples opt for pastel colors to harmonize their subtle wedding day, there are trendsetters who paint their wedding dreams into reality with as much color as possible.

As a wedding planner, Imperial Event & Wedding Planner has worked on some very beautiful projects that included colors and trust me; they were Classy as never before!

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How did they come up with this?

When at Imperial Event & Wedding Planner, brides-to-be, discuss about theme colors on their wedding day their anticipation level makes them talk about something that is vibrant, opulent and over the top at the same time. They had executed work and planning with pastel theme colors and other combinations before but the brides’ anticipation made them crack the idea of colorfulness. And need not to say, they delivered some very classy work after that!

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Why colorful on the wedding day?

Setups and decors at wedding ceremonies like Haldi, Mehendi and Sangeet are seen color filled most of the times; but not many choose to keep the colorfulness for their D-Day! They doubt class when it comes to colorful because colors are referred to; as a dhinchak quotient in India. Not many know that “Colorfulness has that dynamism of announcing vivacious ambience to the sacred rituals which one or two combo of colors lack to impart”. So, the more colors there are, the more classy and vibrant celebrations follow!!

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So, it’s time to break the stereotypes and paint your dream wedding with potion of colors ‘coz colorful HAS become the new “Classy”.

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