If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now you would probably already know that I’m crazy about attending wedding exhibitions. Indian wedding exhibitions to be more exact. I’m not getting married or anything but just love all things wedding. You can check out my previous Kismet Wedding Exhibition Pictures post (Canadian exhibition) and the Wedding Asia Exhibition Pictures post (Indian exhibition) before you read this one because those had a lot more pictures.
After attending three exhibitions I am finally able to decide whether I like the ones in India more or Canada and also give a few tips. Keep reading for all that in the end:
Black cakes are quite popular these days, though I don’t like them. I think white cakes with a little bit of silver/gold detailing look elegant.
White cakes don’t always have to be boring and plain. You can throw in a little colour and match them with the rest of the wedding colour theme.
A beautiful white five tier wedding cake with white fondant frill detailing:
I loved this pillow cushion cake and thought it was so unique.
Mini sized cocktail party treats:
They were doing complimentary hair styling and henna there.
Traditional Indian jewellery:
The show had two fashion shows. The outfits were okay. That’s the thing with Canadian exhibitions, the decoration and cakes are amazing but clothes are pretty average. I love the Indian clothes in India.
Most of the clothes booth were for women but there was one (yes only one lol) for men as well.
Coming to my favourite part: Decor!
I loved this circular type of stage decoration (area for the bride and groom to be seated).
The circular stage above had this beautiful pathway attached to it for the couple to make their entrance. I’ve seen a lot of decor with tree branches being done (including centre pieces for tables). It gives a nice touch of nature while still being indoors and looks unique.
Black decor is pretty popular as well. Personally I love colourful decor but I guess black is suitable for night time parties as well. It looks great paired with gold. Have a closer look at the use of pearls to make curtains. Love it!
The dinner table arrangements are so pretty at wedding exhibitions. I love the use multiple plates and glasses for different beverages. I saw golden cutlery at a previous exhibition too (looks better than silver).
This glass tower reminds me of the song Batameez Dil (bollywood movie) from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as they had a similar one there.
The arrangement below is for a hukka party. Something you can have as a bachelors party arrangement or reception. A little crazy for my liking though.
I LOVE table chandeliers! They look so delicate and elegant. I’ve been seeing them a lot lately and think they look prettier than the ones hanging from the ceiling as they are more visible.
A lot of people have arrangements at their wedding where people can take pictures. You know like a pretty background or nice seating arrangement. Keeping a swing is a nice idea for guests to take pictures.
Or maybe even a rickshaw! 🙂
I love when flowers of different colours are mixed and matched to create a bouquet. Orange and magenta go so well together. I also like bouquets with different shades of pink.
Love the shiny silver table cloth below:
The arrangement below by Noble Creations was beautiful. It followed a purple and black theme and had two waterfalls on each side inside a see through box.
The decor below reminded me of the movie Aladdin. It also looked a little Arabian for some reason. I loved the colour combo of purple, magenta and gold.
That’s it for Suhaag 2013! I believe that was the last Indian wedding exhibition of the year (wedding season is over now). I’ll be attending Suhaag and Kismet next year. Before that I am attending IMATS Toronto 2013 (November)! 😀
If I compare Indian and Canadian exhibitions I would say Canadian ones are better. The cakes and decor is amazing. As far as clothes go Indian ones are better. All in all I enjoyed Suhaag and Kismet a lot more than Wedding Asia.
Tips: First and foremost, get the tickets online as they are free. If you get them on the day of the exhibition at the door they can cost $10-$15. I got free entry to all of the exhibitions. Don’t carry too much stuff with you )no heavy purses). It gets really crowded at wedding exhibitions and you also end up collecting a lot of freebies and pamphlets so need extra space in your bag. You can also choose not to carry a bag as they provide you with them when you enter. I mainly went to these exhibitions to have fun but if you’re a bride then do your research and get to know the rates of services and products in the market before attending. They do give discounts at the show but it’s good to know what else is out there.
I also made three Instagram videos while I was at the show. You can follow me : glamdiaries
Have you been to any wedding exhibition lately? How was your experience? Are you going to IMATS Toronto?
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