Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interesting save the date cards

Once you’ve selected your wedding date and your venue, the first thing on your to do list should be to order / send your save the date cards. These are normally sent 6 to 8 months prior to your wedding so that guests are sure to be available to join you on your special day.

You want to keep your save the date simple but fun and something that showcases your personality. See these unique save the dates below..

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stage Decor We Love

The Bride and Groom’s sitting area is the main focal point for any reception. A pretty backdrop will not only add to your décor but it is also multifunctional so you can cover any existing doors or signs you might not want seen. A gorgeous stage set up will also serve as a perfect backdrop for great pictures. See some of these lovely examples. 


Friday, April 25, 2014

Prettier Please

Hair and Makeup can get pretty expensive now a days especially when you have multiple wedding events in one weekend. Enter our new obsession Prettier Please which will come directly to you for hair and makeup services. Exclusive to NYC they will come wherever you are as long as there is an outlet right now. With prices starting at ($50 for a blow out and $120 for hair and makeup this is ideal for bridesmaids and wedding guests. 

Here is how it works...
You log into their website and choose a time and date (they are available daily from 5am-10pm), you pay for your services online and a professional stylist shows up to your place with everything they need, just make sure to wash your hair 20min prior to their arrival. It's as simple as that. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How Best to Change Your Last Name

While you're enjoying newlywed bliss, the last thing you want to worry about is the stack of paperwork you’ll need to file in order to make your name change official. For just $30, I’m A Mrs. name change service will have all of your documents and ID’s matching in no time! You simply register at, select the organizations you’re affiliated with, then print and send!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crème Delicious

Last week our friend Sandya from Crème Delicious stopped by the office to drop off some yummy treats for us. Sandya used to be a Mehendi artist and decided to transition into the pastry world. Now she does beautiful henna inspired cookies, cakes and other tasty desserts. We think her cookies are perfect as favor so a mehendi event!

Monday, April 21, 2014

What to Put in Mexico Welcome Bags

A welcome bag is the first introduction your guests will have to your wedding weekend. It's important to keep it fun, full of goodies and in line with your wedding theme. 

If you are having a destination wedding, this allows you to add a festive flare to not only the bag, but the goodies inside. One of our favorite wedding destinations is Mexico.

There are so many fun things you could do for a Mexico Welcome Bag, here are some of our favorite things:

1.  List of tourist attractions nearby
2. Event Itinerary
3. Welcome letter
4. Water bottle (essential in a hot destination) 
5. Hand fan
6. Sombreros
7. Tortillas chips
8. Flip Flops
9. Fake moustache
10. Spanish phrase book

All of these treats are sure to get your guests ready for a fun wedding weekend

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wedding planner through the eyes of our French intern - Axelle

Before starting my internship with SJS Events I thought that all weddings were about the same thing: love between two people. I rapidly realized that a wedding is not only about love but also about planning one of the most important (and at times, stressful) days in a couple's life.  

Working with Sonal J. Shah for the past two months has made me realize how important and helpful a wedding planner can be. There are so many details which I had never ever thought of. We really do not do weddings in France with so many details. The past two months, I have been amazed at the lighting, the flowers, the organization, all the meetings we have on a weekly basis. Working with 25+ brides, there is never a dull moment at the office. 

Unfortunately, in France, using a wedding planner is not in our custom. This is why most weddings that I have been are not very organized. . That is why I decided to do my internship in the United States. I wanted to see how weddings are organized here as well as see all the behind the scenes of what happens at wedding.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Workout for your wedding… Get in shape for wedding season!

With the warm weather here, who does not want to be working out?  With wedding season approaching there is no better time than the present to get in shape for your wedding. Here are a few great workout regimes to help you get in shape for your wedding.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Our Book In The Press!

It’s been more than three months that our book, “The Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect South Asian Wedding“ has been released. We are sooooo excited about all the chatter!  Check out Indian Express, The Knot and some of our recent reviews.

To order your copy today by visiting our website.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Invitations Designers in NYC

Here are some creative invitation designers in NYC. Check out the links to have more ideas about how to design your invitations. We could spend hours on these websites.

30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

580 Broadway, Suite 902, New York, NY 10012
(212) 665-4846

12 West 57th Street, Suite 403, New York, NY 10019

330 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001
(212) 594-5942

On this website you will found original invitation cards that include small videos.
The prices start at $28.

1441 Broadway, 5th Floor, 
MB 5086, 
New York, NY 10018

(917) 688 - 2488 ext. 500

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Over The Top Wedding Cakes & Cake Makers

A good wedding cake is as much about style as it is the wonderful taste. Look at these gorgeous cakes - they are really pieces of art. Here are some cake makers artist who realized those masterpieces.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oak Tree Road, Places To Shop

Brides are always asking us where to go shopping when it comes to South Asian wedding apparel. If you want to go shopping in New Jersey, here are some boutiques on Oak Tree Road.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hottest Ring Trends

Picking an engagement ring is not the easiest thing to do. There are million of choices, and since you’ll wear this for the rest of your life, you’ll want to make sure it is absolutely perfect for you. In order to help you narrow down your options, here are the hottest ring trends right now. We hope you’ll find the style that fits you perfectly!

Here are some lovely examples of cushion-shaped halo with a round diamond.

You might prefer the vintage-inspired details.

Colored diamonds are another unique option.

For the more simplistic, understated look, 
you can have an eternity band as your engagement ring.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Red and Gold Decor Ideas

We have continued to have several brides ask us about using the colors Red and Gold for their Indian Weddings. It is really making a comeback especially since for the last few years, brides were moving away from these traditional colors. Here are few gorgeous photos to demonstrate.