Vivaha Tales https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine Catch up on the Good Stuff Mon, 03 Dec 2018 05:13:03 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/cropped-vt-site-icon-32x32.png Vivaha Tales https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine 32 32 Shop for your Bridal Lehenga Fabric like a Pro https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/clothing/shop-for-your-bridal-lehenga-fabric-like-a-pro/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/clothing/shop-for-your-bridal-lehenga-fabric-like-a-pro/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:43:30 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216459 Women often get swayed by the flattering silhouettes and elaborate designs while shopping for their wedding trousseau and tend to overlook the fabric they are investing in. Though it is the design and colour of the lehenga that catches the eye first, the fabric it is made of can make a lot of difference to […]

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Women often get swayed by the flattering silhouettes and elaborate designs while shopping for their wedding trousseau and tend to overlook the fabric they are investing in. Though it is the design and colour of the lehenga that catches the eye first, the fabric it is made of can make a lot of difference to your look. If you are not sure how to zero down on the fabric of your bridal lehenga, here are some tips to help you through.

Body type

Skinny women should opt for Banarasi or Jamdani designs that will add some bulk to their frame.
Fabrics like handloom silks, tussar silks, Kota and South cotton are the best options.

Though fabrics like net, lace, georgette, chiffon and velvet complement every body type, they are better suited for plump women as these fabrics tend to cling and render a slim finish.

Women with a pear-shaped body should invest in a flared or A-line lehenga in georgette or chiffon and pair it with a heavily embellished choli to draw the focus to their upper body.

Petite brides should go for a high-waist lehenga in silk or organza with a thin waistband. Choose a monotone outfit to create an illusion of a taller frame.

Season

Summer weddings call for light and breezy fabrics like georgette, net, cotton, and chiffon while winter weddings necessitate the use of heavy weaves and fabrics like velvet, raw silk and brocade.

Velvet and silk render a regal look while georgette, net, and chiffon make you look delicate and sassy.

Women who want a minimalistic look without adding extra bulk to their frame should opt for a net lehenga.

Skin sensitivity

Brides with sensitive skin should be all the more attentive to the fabric of their outfit and invest in organic cotton or silk fabrics. Always feel the fabric on your skin to see if it causes any itching or discomfort.

Embroidery

Fabrics with large motifs and embroidery are ideally suited for petite brides while the ones with fuller frames should go for intricate work.

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Go Floral : Trending Bridal Hair Decoration https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/brides-corner/go-floral-trending-bridal-hair-decoration/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/brides-corner/go-floral-trending-bridal-hair-decoration/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:37:30 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216445 We get it. Weddings can be stressful, and trying to ensure that you (the bride) are the constant centre of attention doesn’t ease the pressure. And while there’s only so much you can do about your dress, hair and make-up, we’re here to show you how a floral touch can do wonders no matter how […]

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We get it. Weddings can be stressful, and trying to ensure that you (the bride) are the constant centre of attention doesn’t ease the pressure. And while there’s only so much you can do about your dress, hair and make-up, we’re here to show you how a floral touch can do wonders no matter how you style your hair.

Ponytails and Loose Hair

Tiara’s are the perfect floral embellishment for those choosing to leave those locks loose or in a ponytail. You could go totally floral or mix it up with buds and leaves for an au naturel feel.

Buns and Updos

Since these are the most traditional go-to style for brides, you can choose to cover the entire bun with flowers (roses are simply perfect for this) or you can just outline it with tiny flowers or buds. A nice twist would be to have a couple of flowers adorning either the top or bottom of the bun, the latter making it look like the bun is resting on a floral bed. If you’re a side bun kinda girl, a touch of flowers would be the perfect accompaniment.

Braids

For those of you with Rapunzel-like tassels, braiding seems like a wise choice. Be it the traditional long (aka South Indian) braid or the ever so captivating fishtail braid, adding flowers, buds or petals to the braid can turn this, already fabulous hairdo, into a magnificent one.

Tips:

  • Don’t overdo it. You want to enhance the hairstyle, not turn your head into a garden.
  • Play around with combinations such as a tiara on the head plus tiny buds embedded in your fishtail braid. Again, don’t overdo it.
  • Coming back to combinations, you could also try using petite flowers to complement the jewellery you’re wearing (head and all)
  • Ensure to use fresh flowers. You don’t want to be stinking halfway through the day.
  • If you can’t find fresh flowers, don’t fret. Faux flowers work just as great. And they’re reusable!

With so many options to choose from, brides – it’s time to go floral!

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Top 10 ideas to spice up your nightlife https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/wellness/sex/top-10-ideas-to-spice-up-your-nightlife/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/wellness/sex/top-10-ideas-to-spice-up-your-nightlife/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:49:17 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216420 Try to step out from these boundaries and explore each other better. Here’s some tips to spice up your nightlife

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It might be a while that you have gotten trapped between regular schedules and bindings. Try to step out from these boundaries and explore each other better. Here’s some tips of what you can try:

  1. As your partner about his fantasies: men tend to have a lot of weird fantasies that they do not share until asked. If you ask him the question, he might even come up with the truth and tell you what he wants: sometimes it could be as common as air hostess sex.
  2. Do not judge him: after he has confided, do not judge him at all, and go with the flow. Pretend to be whatever he wants and have a session of amazing role play sex.
  3. Try a new board game: there are dice games available for couples which go into the intricacies of the loser doing something kinky. This is something that you may indulge to. The rest of course will be history.
  4. Try naked poker: play a game of poker and the one who loses each round will strip. Of course you know where this is leading?
  5. Try blindfolds: take blindfolds to bed one day. Cover up his eyes or cover up yours and you’re good to go for one steamy night.
  6. Try from scratch: take a shower together. Then slowly move to the bedroom. That will change things surely.
  7. Try all kinds of surfaces: you’ve done the bed, now shift to other surfaces like kitchen table, kitchen floor, verandah! The choices are uncountable.
  8. Leave each other seducing texts: while at work, leave a sudden seducing text and wait for the other person to respond. This will surely spice things up when you get home.
  9. Try the conventional: prepare the room elaborately, try dim lights, candles and set the mood.
  10. Initiate first: try to initiate the sex for the first time. That will definitely turn him on.

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6 Adorable Things You Should Pack For Your Honeymoon https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/travel-honeymoon/6-adorable-things-you-should-pack-for-your-honeymoon/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/travel-honeymoon/6-adorable-things-you-should-pack-for-your-honeymoon/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:20:03 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216393 Take the cue and pack these goodies for a treasured honeymoon...

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Having bid adieu to all the guests and officially entering the “married” populace, ‘tis time to run away from everyone and get lost in your own new world. But before you lose yourself in the eyes and arms of each other, here is a list of a few oh-so-cute and “just married” things that will up your honeymoon experience and needless to say, attract insane number of likes on your Instagram and Facebook with those pictures you won’t and can’t resist sharing. Take the cue and pack these goodies for a treasured honeymoon…

  1. Complimenting tees and/or sweatshirts – ​Invest in some slogan tees or sweatshirts that have couple messages printed on it. Avoid choosing those cliché messages though…
  2. Customized Mobile phone covers, passport holders and/or luggage tags – ​A little pda looks cute and if it happens by the way of your phone covers or luggage tags, it is just awwdorable.
    Even your passport holders won’t mind a little customization.
  3. Cool, quirky hat & cap combo – ​Go twinning with your sun hat and cap on a beach or simply stroll around the streets with your head gears hanging at the back of your neck. You never know which restaurant or shop is giving discounts to newlyweds. Be spotted!
  4. Cute towels for him & her – ​Whether you take those towels to the beach or to the swimming pool, they will ensure your honeymoon charm stays on even without the above mentioned things by your side.
  5. Matching back packs highlighted with “just married” – ​Get your back packs customised or simply pick a pair with a couple love slogan. It just adds some fun to your mini treks and ensures you get some admiration by the crowd around.
  6. Couple pyjamas – ​Not everything you buy needs to be for the public to wow to; some things should also add to your bedroom fun. Grab some matching pyjamas or shorts for the both of you and have fun clicking those private pyjama times.

Happy honeymoon-ing!

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6 Ways to maintain Sexual Wellness | Bridal Guide https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/brides-corner/6-ways-to-maintain-sexual-wellness-bridal-guide/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/brides-corner/6-ways-to-maintain-sexual-wellness-bridal-guide/#respond Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:12:25 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216412 If it’s the beginning of one’s sexual pursuits, there needs to be a basic thread of hygiene that needs to be maintained.

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There are a lot of things that the bride needs to take care of especially that she is getting married. Being married means to engage in intimate love making, and it is obvious that there will be a lot of physical changes. If it’s the beginning of one’s sexual pursuits, there needs to be a basic thread of hygiene that needs to be maintained. Given below are the specifications of what should be done and what shouldn’t:

  1. Drink a lot of water: water hydrates your system and keeps your body healthy. This might seem like an ordinary tip, but water can make your skin glow, can regulate your blood flow, and can even control your menses.
  2. Eat a lot of curd: your vagina has a flora of bacteria, and to maintain that well, you need a lot of curd. These bacteria will protect you from other harmful infections.
  3. Keep your genitals clean: waxing your genitals is a good idea. Keep the area well cleaned at all times. Use a mild wash, something that has a pH close to 3-4. Your vagina is acidic, and you should not rub strong soaps into it.
  4. Exercise: do your squats and pilates well, just to keep your muscles flexible. Sex is nothing but very hard labour and workout, and if you are not flexible you might land up pulling a muscle or two. Start working out to be in shape and also to keep up your stamina.
  5. Inner wears: stop encouraging cheap lace, as it causes infection. Use cotton for your genitals always. Breathable materials are always preferred since there will be low risk of infection.
  6. Never use hair removal creams for your intimates: Hair removal creams will pigment your intimates, and there might be an allergy. Never opt for them, especially in the intimate areas.

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2018’s Top Wedding-related Questions on Google https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/lifestyle/2018s-top-wedding-related-questions-on-google/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/lifestyle/2018s-top-wedding-related-questions-on-google/#respond Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:09:48 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216396 If you too are planning to get hitched soon, you’ll be able to relate to this rundown of the most googled questions related to wedding.

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The term wedding brings with it a whole lot of questions and doubts, some of which you can ask your family and friends while some need a thorough research, especially if it’s a first wedding in the family. If you too are planning to get hitched soon, you’ll be able to relate to this rundown of the most googled questions related to wedding.

What to write in a wedding card?

Irrespective of the umpteen wedding cards we’ve seen in our life, most of us are clueless when it comes to deciding the text for our wedding invitation. Needless to say, this is one of the top questions people ask Google.

How much does a wedding cost?

The first and the most crucial part of a wedding is budgeting, and the amount varies with location. A decent Indian wedding with the three common functions roughly costs 20-50 lakh while a destination wedding may cost higher.

How much does a designer lehenga cost?

With the social media competition surging and couples becoming more conscious of their looks, selecting the wedding ensemble, especially for the bride, takes the lead. Inevitably, researching for a designer lehenga consumes maximum time and before the search begins, an idea of its cost would definitely help in deciding further. While a wedding lehenga from less popular designers may fall in the range of 20-40k, the creations from more established ones may cost you up to 20 lakh.

Which are the latest wedding songs?

While the list keeps updating with new songs adding to the genre, there are some numbers which are timeless. For the trending ones, you can check out music apps for trending charts and make a playlist for your ‘sangeet’.

How to plan a destination wedding?

The latest fad among youngsters is destination wedding and the trend is catching up real quick. However, planning one requires an extensive research and budgeting as it can fall heavy on the pockets. We recommend hiring a wedding planner if you want to stay away from all those stress
acne. Alternatively, start with listing down the number of guests and preferred location before proceeding with the other elements.

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Top 10 Must Have Saree Collections for Every Bride https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/clothing/top-10-must-have-saree-collection-for-every-bride/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/clothing/top-10-must-have-saree-collection-for-every-bride/#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:33:50 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216415 It’s the wedding season, and you will soon be tied to your loved one. Here’s the must have saree collections that you should have:

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It’s the wedding season, and you will soon be tied to your loved one. It is the time to experiment on clothes, makeup and jewelry. It might be the case that so far you haven’t tried on a single piece of saree, but you should really start with experimenting now. Here’s the must have saree collections that you should have:

  1. Paithani from Maharashtra: is a variety of sari, they are woven by hand. Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India. Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a Peacock design.
  2. Taant from Bengal: the light weight saree with exquisite prints make it a must have. You could buy it in the traditional red and white range.
  3. Kasavu from Kerala: the white saree with the golden border is one of the signature ones that every bride should sport. Not only is it trendy, but also will be great for any formal occasion.
  4. Kanjeevaram: this is the queen of all sarees. Elegance is draped in this six yard piece of cloth. Choose an electrifying blue or green and surprise your husband.
  5. Bomkai from Odisha: this is handwoven and hence is delicate, the patterns make it a must buy.
  6. Bandhani from Gujarat: this is a must because of the light prints, the boutique work and the gorgeous outcome.
  7. Muga silk from Assam: Assam silk is soft, subtle and elegant. The golden threads create magic on the saree making it a must buy.
  8. Banarasi from Varanasi: this is a gorgeous one, with zari and golden threads, and it comes in rich colours and appearances. This is one that every bride must treasure, because this truly is the epitome of beauty.
  9. Chanderi from Madhya Pradesh: this is the royal saree yet comes in absolute light weight range. From magenta to blue, Chanderi is one rare saree that is chic, elegant and beautiful.
  10. Leheriya from Rajasthan: this is the see through light weight saree that comes in varieties of colour. These sarees are worth dying for.

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Plan your Dream Honeymoon in Jumeirah Vittaveli https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/travel-honeymoon/plan-your-dream-honeymoon-in-jumeirah-vittavveli/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/travel-honeymoon/plan-your-dream-honeymoon-in-jumeirah-vittavveli/#respond Fri, 26 Oct 2018 02:10:42 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216403 If you are looking to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of life with your spouse without missing on the luxuries of life, then read along to uncover what this heaven on earth has to offer for honeymooners.

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Embark on the new phase of your life with a celebratory experience at Jumeirah Vittaveli, a gorgeous five-star resort adorning the beautiful island of Maldives. This little slice of paradise boasts luxury, superior wellness and leisure facilities besides a world-class dining experience. If you are looking to spend some time away from the hustle-bustle of life with your spouse without missing on the luxuries of life, then read along to uncover what this heaven on earth has to offer for honeymooners.

Ideal for destination wedding cum honeymoon

Blending the beauty and serenity of a beachside location with the classy facilities of a luxury hotel, Jumeirah Vittaveli makes for a perfect setting for a destination wedding and/or honeymoon.

Idyllic setting

Stunning white sandy beaches, clear waters, and pristine blue spaces keep you glued while you explore the romantic side of each other. You can choose to stay in the Private Ocean Retreat which is accessible only by a boat shuttle and indulge in the infinity pool or its sunken indoor bath with your beloved. The striking interiors oozing luxury will pull you inside while the picture-perfect view of the ocean outside drags you outside. You can opt for a Beach villa or a Beach suite, whatever fascinates you more.

Try out their water sports

For those with an adventurous streak, the resort has a plethora of water activities to choose from. Jet skiing, canoeing, parasailing, windsurfing are some of the best attractions but it’s the Semi-Submarine Adventure that is worth trying.

Surreal dining

Designed to amp up your special occasion, ‘Dine by Design’ is a set-up for two on the beach’s private stretch. A private beach barbeque with a customized culinary experience to tickle your taste buds renders your dining experience divine.

Rejuvenate and relax

A blissful massage in Spa Garden Villas that lasts for a good three hours will help both of you relax while you enjoy each other’s company from a distance.

If reading this has triggered your romantic senses, then imagine what the actual experience can do to you. Book your tickets now and head to this honeymooners’ paradise.

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Sabyasachi and Bandhni Rocks This Wedding https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/sabyasachi-and-bandhni-rocks-this-wedding/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/sabyasachi-and-bandhni-rocks-this-wedding/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:25:15 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216293 Coming from the house of Sabyasachi, this lehenga added oodles of charm to the bride’s look and we just couldn’t stop admiring it.

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Gone are those days when weddings used to be centred around the marriage formalities, guests, and an edible layout. People have now developed a more exquisite taste when it comes to selecting their wedding ensemble and are not hesitant to experiment with their looks.

The pinks and reds have made way for more interesting hues like green and greys and we are going crazy looking at all the modern brides and grooms who are leaving no stone unturned in stealing the show. The latest one to join the bandwagon is this gorgeous bride who rendered us speechless in a divine bandhni lehenga.

Coming from the house of Sabyasachi, this lehenga added oodles of charm to the bride’s look and we just couldn’t stop admiring it. The famed designer that he is, Sabyasachi Mukherjee has never failed to impress us with his out-of-the-world, ingenious designs. This lehenga in green is another example of his superior craftsmanship and creative mind.

Donning a plain green skirt with a broad golden border, this bride looked every inch a princess. She is the season’s first bride to be opting for a dual dupatta, with one dupatta lending her its shimmer while the other one highlighting the look with its eccentric bandhni print in dual hues of red and green.

The minimal makeup look complemented her personality while the matching jewellery ensured an impeccable finish to her wedding get-up. Not very keen on being overlooked, the groom too dressed up in a beige Sabyasachi creation with a printed stole and needless to say, looked quite charming.

Following the trend, the groom’s sisters too chose to make some noise with Sabyasachi designs. The grooms-maids rocked the wedding and pre-wedding functions with different Sabyasachi creations in red, black, and pastel hues. Safe to say, this wedding has given everyone some major wedding-fashion goals!

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Top Lehenga Tips For The Summer Bride https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/top-lehenga-tips-for-the-summer-bride/ https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/fashion/top-lehenga-tips-for-the-summer-bride/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 06:18:44 +0000 https://www.vivahatales.com/magazine/?p=216291 Getting hitched this summer season? So, here we are with some cool lehenga tips for the gorgeous summer bride.

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Getting hitched this summer season? One thing that mostly bothers a bride-to-be is how to carry that heavy lehenga, especially in the hot months with the high temperatures trying to ruin every possible thing. So, here we are with some cool lehenga tips for the gorgeous summer bride.

Let go of the embroidery:

Opt for a lehenga sans the heavy embroidery. A heavily embroidered lehenga makes it difficult for the bride to walk comfortably and traps heat. Instead, you can opt for gota patti lightweight embroidery which looks elegant and is easy to carry around.

Get rid of the can can:

Reduce the layer of can can to avoid heat building up inside the lehenga. Instead, choose a lehenga or a layered designer skirt with a nice flare for that gorgeous bridal look.

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Opt for cool colors:

Summer brides should never choose very dark colors for the big day. You can opt for subtle or coole shades as blue, coral, peach and mint which look elegant in summers. Light hues are the best bet for wedding ceremonies being solemnized during day hours.

Try a pre-stitched dupatta:

Nothing better than having a cape styled net dupatta, pre-stitched with the lehenga. This will ensure you look your elegant best and the lehenga does not look cluttered.

Opt for a simple blouse:

Choose a blouse that is simple, single toned, has a low neckline, and does not have much embroidery work on it.

Above all, opt for a lightweight fabric and you will have the much-needed mobility to move around freely.

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