The Good Bride – It’s not often that brides (and grooms) and wedding vendors get to rub shoulders in an informal setting. While bridal conventions are still popular, a lot of people tend to get lost in the chaos and emerge as clueless as before. That’s why Wedding Wishlist’s first instalment of ‘the Good Bride’ was such a refreshing change. This intimate gathering ensured that potential brides and wedding professionals had plenty of time and space to chat and share experiences.
Kicking It Off
To get the event started, Rohan Sen, the emcee for the afternoon, took the stage and introduced the speakers with a few fun wedding facts. Did you know that wedding guests in Egypt are encouraged to pinch the bride? Not the friendliest start to your big day!
First up was Vidya Singh, one of the owners of Sumyog, a popular wedding planning company. She talked about wedding planning, the problems faced by most wedding planners, and how to manage your budget for your wedding. An avid fitness enthusiast, Vidya also spoke about the importance of getting into shape for your wedding. A propagator of maintaining your fitness levels, she also emphasised the importance of avoiding crash diets and quick-fix fitness regimes just before the wedding. She believes that everyone should consistently exercise and eat healthy in order to be prepared for their big day.
Next, Kanika Subbiah, the founder of Wedding Wishlist, spoke about the importance of technology to today’s brides. In a world of instant gratification, where purchases can be made with a click of a button, it’s important to make sure that they are the right ones. Wedding Wishlist was conceptualised because Kanika saw an important space in the market for an online wedding registry. The Good Bride, her latest venture, focuses on bringing together vendors and customers in a unique way. An engagement platform rather than a sales platform, the Good Bride is as practical in its own way as Wedding Wishlist.
Lastly, Kanika moderated a small panel featuring Urmila Prakash, a bridal stylist; Amar Ramesh, a well-known candid wedding photographer, and Jhaatin Krishen, owner of Lotus Wedding Cards and Lotus Wedding Planners. Each speaker had the chance to offer their wisdom to the crowd, focusing on their own specialities. It was an enlightening chat, which covered everything from how to capture the magic surrounding the bride and groom on their wedding day to the importance of hiring a bridal stylist.
All in all, it was a good day for potential newlyweds! We’re thrilled at the reception and interest that the Good Bride generated – especially from our social media followers. We can’t wait to do this again, and we hope that more of you will be able to join us then!