Bridal Files: The Youngsters and Before!

by mehak on July 13, 2012

in Bridal Blog, Bridal files countdown

Drama at the Airport

Lets start from the top shall we, it all started rather badly as we arrived at Delhi airport to catch our flight to Hyderabad. First of, the bride in question (aka me!) booked the wrong tickets for my grandma and her sister. So yes, their tickets were wrongly booked for 20th May instead of 20th June and i swear, had i not been the bride my mom would have wrung my neck. Then, once we arranged for their flights at a later date, we realised we were 60 kgs over the specified baggage claim. Shock. Horror. Gasp. 60 kgs multiplied by 200 rs penalty per kg=12000 Rs !!! (I could buy a new anarkali in that much!!!)

After begging, pleading, making the most doe-eyed, innocent bride to be like faces to the indigo crew, he waved off about 20 of those 60 kgs , but you can do the math, we still payed through our nose for baggage. You know, in DDLJ, they never showed all this when Simrann left London for India to get married. Im sure she would have been overlimit too!!! Hufff. Nonsense

Anyway, fast forwarding a little bit- we arrived in Hyderabad to gorgeous , glorious weather. It was cool, and pleasant and just  perfect- kind of like Delhi in October !!! The next couple of days we had some tiny poojas and things like that but the first big function was the youngsters.For all of us,  Hyderabad was one big party, we had booked service apartments so everyone- from family to friends  felt at home and every apartment had a private ‘after party’ after each function. Crazy fun with about 60-70 people staying in one place!!!! It was SO fun.

Pray, what is this youngsters you ask.  Basically its an excuse for the bride and grooms friends to get together and drink themselves silly without parental supervision. ANd that’s exactly what happened. While i was off alcohol throughout the wedding (don’t want to deal with puffiness and hangovers thank you very much), my cousins and friends ensured that there was never a dull moment.I honestly dont know what i did at the youngsters, i danced A LOT tto everything from Punjabi to Guetta, there was a little couple dance thing organised at the end for me and the boy and they played a reallly nice slow  track but it went on for 4 whole minutes and i think the boy fell asleep on my shoulder. My dress was a size too big for me, so i just kept pulling it up like atleast a 100 times in the whole night!!!! Thats kind of what i remember, and not because i had anything to drink (i drank only water), but because the whole night just passed in adrenaline and daze.

What did the elders do while the youngsters partied? There was a karaoke party/dinner organised for the oldies (SOrry oldies- i know you dont consider yourself oldies), so they made merry while singing on the microphone!


Dress: Forever New

Chunky Gold Necklace: Forever New

Gold Clutch: Jimmy Choo (Wedding Gift from Cousin)


Body Shop Extra Virgin Foundation

Black Winged Liner: Loreal Pen Liner (Fav Liner for Winged Linerss!)

Mac Speak Louder Lipstick

Mac Dollymix Blush

Benefit Highlighter

No the boy isnt there in any of the above snaps, he was too busy playing host to pose with me!

How i stole my youngsters jacket (Not shown here)

So here is the thing. I wanted a sequinned jacket with my white dress because earlier we were going to go meet some elders before the party started, so i thought i should have something to cover up. I saw the PERFECT sequinned jacket at Promod. Except it was never in stock- so i went there literally every second day, put my name in 5 times  to reserve and honestly irritated the store manager so much that he hid every time i went in the store. Finally one day as i was crossing the store i saw the SA holding the jacket with the reservation tag- but the tag said NEHA and there was a different phone number!!! What the?? I have been following up on that jacket since 2 months and its reserved for someone elssseee!!!! I walked up to the SA and said “But..But… i reserved that Jacket!!!! ” I told the SA. She looked at me and smiled'”Oh you must be NEHA then , i was just calling you!”. My mind did a quick retake “Umm..yeah im Neha “i said (In my head i was mentally apologising to Neha).  Before the actual neha came around, i quickly paid for it and dashed out of the store!!! Yes girls. I defied  the cardinal rule of shopping. I stole from another girl- but i  was just so desperate for it, and i couldn’t find anything else and it was my wedding and i just needed it ~!!!! Neha if you are reading this girl, im sorry !!!!!


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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Jyoti July 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Whoa! Everybody in that collage looks like having an amazing time.! Loved loved loved that dress on u Mehak. :) I so hope Neha accepts ur apology ;) :P


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

Thanks Jyoti!!


Mitra July 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Mehak, welcome to my city !!


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

Hehe thanks Mitra i had a blast thr!


Crazy Indian Bride July 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Ok you are a bride! ( were-a-bride :P ) so no its not called stealing , if ‘neha’ knew the story she would have totally given it to you.

OMG! really you booked the flight a month in advance, sorry but cant stop laughing at that one…atleast it will be a story to tell forever, love these unexpected memories that spring up on weddings *hugs*

There should defiantly be a ‘Bridal Package’ or something for travelling brides to wave off any excess baggage!

Really cute dress, your youngsters sounds like so much fun!

PS : Love the 1st pic of the post, totally like a glam-bride


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:32 am

I know right- bridal package, they should give some pampering and all on the flight too


Crazy Indian Bride July 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

totally agree!


Divya Sharma July 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I am sure Neha didn’t need this jacket as much as you did ! :p So even if she’s reading this, hopefully she wouldn’t mind :)


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

I hope sooo!


Frances July 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

You…stole another girl’s jacket? You brigand! You highwayman! You light-fingered strumpet! Seriously though, well done. Don’t no one come between a girl and her sequinned jacket, she will cut you but good.

You look really great in these pictures: fab hair and makeup, and you look so happy and excited.

Can’t wait for future episodes of the bridal files, and a thousand good wishes to you and the Boy on the start of your lives together!


Frances July 13, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I giggled out loud at the ticket fiasco. I might have one (two, really) stories to top that.

My cousin’s wedding had to be pushed forward by a full month because the hotel booked the ballroom for the 30th of April instead of the 30th of May. The couple was only notified of the error halfway through April. Then, three days before the wedding, the bride’s saree blouse was stolen when she got mugged.

Also, my sister’s husband left their wedding rings behind in another country, and they had to use fake look-alike bands bought from a Claire’s Accessories-type shop for the ceremony.


Peachesandblush July 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

OMG !!!! Wrong hall booking and saree blkouse stolen…what the !!!
Hahahahahah Claires Accesorries typoe rings….you have been to some seriously crazy weddings!


Dolon July 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Lovely pics.. looking forward to more of these posts :)


swaths July 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

your jacket experience is like a chapter out of the shopaholic series! lol!
you had one exciting start i would say! ;) :)whoa!
and you look great as always. :)


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

Thank you!!!


Neha July 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Wellll I am not that Neha!! But let us have a look at that heroic jacket… :P


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

Haha than k god yr not or i would have lost a reader !!!!! Yes yes, shall upload a pic its tucked away in a zillion suitcases now.


Rima July 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Amazing tym you had and it clearly shows in the pics.The dress looks so sekc bride..:)
girl..if neha gets to read this..she will surely neva mind..and must be laughing at the whole thing.


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

I hope she laughs and doesnt get mad!


Rima July 15, 2012 at 12:07 am

naa…she wont…who can get mad at such a gorgeous bride… :)


Jan July 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Man , I wish it would have been like that scene were Monica and Rachael wrestle a girl to buy her bridal gown in an outlet sale..Thank god you didn’t have to take anybody down ;-) You look really pretty girl!


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

Haha im glad i didnt have to wrestle though if she had turned up saying im neha…that would have been a different story.


Ansh July 14, 2012 at 12:19 am

haha that was one crazy start.i too like to quote bollywood in real life situations! cant wait for more


mehak July 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

More coming!!!


Karishma July 14, 2012 at 1:57 am

I may be lazy at putting up blog posts and commenting, but i always keep on checking your blog for new posts. Seems like you had a great time Mehak :D


Swati R July 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

lols such a lovely hilarious experience.. tell us more details soon… :D


Swati R July 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

andd by the way… Jimmy Chooooooooo :D


Kritika July 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

Jimmy Choo ! Chunky Gold Necklace ! Drool Drool !!
And haha at the DDLJ reference, Bollywood blurring our perception of reality since we were 5 :P


Aditi Pednekar July 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

My most awaited post is here!! =) Weddings arent complete without such stories. And yeah, you look perfect!!


NWG July 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

Lovely photos :-) And it was a delight reading this post. Congratulations, once again.


Bharti July 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

omg you are so pretty! Love the white dress from forever new that you are wearing and you are looking great in all the photos. And omg so funny abt u pretending to be neha! What a fun story to tell friends and family abt the jacket. I bet jacket is more worth it now ^_^. Thank You for sharing these lovely photos with us ^_^.


Aparajita July 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

Wow…you sure had a very crazy start to your trip….but as they say all’s well that ends well…
your dress looks amazing…
n the collage shows how much fun you had…


gargi July 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

You still look pretty!
Good luck!!!


meera July 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

Gorgeous Mehak..ur a glam doll !!!!!


Himani July 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi Mehak, Cong for ur wedding.i just wanted to ask you i didnt know the correct method of applying the foundation or to set them either by brush or wet sponge it luks so artificial wen i apply the Body Shop Extra Virgin Foundation.pls help.


Peachesandblush July 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Hi Himani, i apply it with a brush and then i also just blend it with fingers…i love the foundaion actually, it gives me a really nice coverage…but i have the liquid one…nmybe you have a diff version-like the compact one??


Shruti July 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Really loved reading what all happened before the departure (oops.. it might me tough for you all) :p And those pics are awesome, you lukin’ pretty as always, awaiting more pics :D Once again Very Many Congratulations for the marriage :)


Kejal July 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

haha!! I did that at a hotel reservation for new years!! :D stepped up when they called someones name :D
U look lovely in all pics!! cant wait to see the jacket that u “stole” and all ur other functions and ur hte dresses u wore.


Nidhi Pandey July 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

(I also want a cousin who gifts me a Jimmy Choo clutch..Its amazing..)
Wow seems that you people had a really amazing time.. I liked the idea of private parties after the party..:)
Your lippie looks great on you.. Havent seen much of Punjabi Weddings but are all the punju females so damn good looking?


richss July 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Finally this post..i ws waiting eagerly..u r looking awesome..
all d stuff is to die for..
waiting fr more posts..:) :)


shivani July 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Funny stories eh! cant wait for next episode :D


Sweet&Bitter July 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

dear ohhh dear…60 kilos? i had like 20 kilos overweight when i came from delhi and i know how irritating it is to impress those flight members….

and poor dear Neha…i hope she never reads this! and yeah..i hope even the manager at the promod store never reads this. otherwise he will kill that SA who sold u this *ROFL*


beingpretty July 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

Whoa it seems you had so much fun!!! YOU look so good in that dress and show us that jacket! ;)
Missed your fun posts while you were away!! :D


thedelhibride July 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Sooo excited to read this! Looks like it was LOTS of fun! Looking forward to reading ALL your upcoming bridal posts…put up more quickly!!! Reading all of this is making me sooo impatient for my wedding…I want October to come here sooner!


Fahima July 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

Looks like a load of fun! love the clutch!


Bhumika July 16, 2012 at 1:37 am

Haha..U stole the jacket :D But its looks super fun though..and all living together in an apartment sounds awesome :)


Arunima July 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

hey mehak..congrats again on the wedding!!!…u look soooooo pretty ….so jealous of ur gowns an dresses(not in a “nazar-putting” way :P) btw im so inclined to say “how could you steal from another girl??” i would sooo have done the same thing….
i wanted to know something…the lipstick that u have on..mac speak louder you think it will suit a nc45 skintone ?? an if not do you have any other suggestions for shades that are bright without being neon…


mehak July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Totally will suit i tink. Give it a shot, infact the reason i bought it was because another blogger who is around NC 45 recommended it !! This is a nice bright one thats not neon.


M July 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

wow….i’m jealous too ! :P looks like u had SO much fun !


Vaishnavi July 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm

nice dres…cant wait for the next posts in the series!!!


philamazan July 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

omg lol… what a neha story :p
you re d bride you deserved it :p


Gayatri singh September 3, 2012 at 3:36 am

i am just loving your blog!! i am supposed to be super busy with my work (doc!) but i have my own wedding to plan..and its crazy! well, thanks for the super duper blog!


mehak September 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Glad u love it gayatri!


Neha March 20, 2013 at 7:11 pm

OH!! Its You who stole my Jacket and I was soooo wanted that jacket to gift it to my Sister for her Youngsters..!!! You Owe me now!!!
I dont care for the cost of the jacket.. Its valuable limitless.. How are you planning to compensate on that!!!

WELL!! No I am Vrushali Here.. the same girl who had thanked you via email for the Difference your blog made while you were on a Honeymoon Girl!!!

PS: I keep coming back to your Bridal Files! Bestest things to have happened to me via the Internet!


mehak March 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

OMG ! For a minute there i was like WTF ! Are you kidding me ….


Vrushali P March 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Know what!! I am probably one of those minors, who would want to enjoy the best of the both cities (delhi and Mumbai)
I Just love love love the broad shopping options you girls have there.. They define my Style the best.. The BEST..
I might just end up using your Bridal Service for planning my wedding… well.. some 5 years down the line.. And yeah.. One thing is for sure, that you will defintely be on my List for the stuff which you could irrespective of your services being active/inactive.


Mebarak Isabelle December 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Although I’m too young to browse all this bridal stuff ( just 15!), my aunt suggested me to check out your blogs for a wedding I was destined to attend! But I’m awestruck after reading your blogs..!! I’m totally stunned! In fact, I’m one of those girls who really hates getting married! But I must say that your blogs are impeccable!! I’m in love with it!! And your dresses!! Must say!! They’re amazingly flawless..!! Im speechless! Could you suggest me some stores in Mumbai where I can get some real fab dress!!?? I require it for my farewell party..!! I don’t want to spend extravagantly on it because after the farewell, I’m hardly going to wear it (I’m a studious jerk and don’t prefer attending parties!!)


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