Asian Wedding Guide
Planning your wedding
  Picking the perfect venue
  Choosing the ring
  Tying the financial knot
  Getting the gifts you want
  Hindu Wedding Ceremony
  Hindu Wedding - 10 Facts
  The Asian Bridal Look Book
  Naveeda Make-up DVD
  Wedding weight loss plan
  Hen Nights Abroad
  Scorching Honeymoons
  Top 10 Honeymoon Spots
£100,000 Asian Bridal Outfit to be unveiled as the most expensive to date
£100,000 Asian Bridal Outfit to be unveiled as the most expensive to date The UK’s most expensive Asian wedding lengha* is to be unveiled on Sunday 8th February at The Asiana Bridal Show in London. Now worth over £3billion a year - the British Asian wedding industry is the second most successful area of entrepreneurship among South Asians living in the UK after the restaurant and catering business. New research by Asiana Wedding Magazine shows that the average Asian couple in the UK spends upwards of £50,000 on a wedding. read more

Indian fashion royalty in the UK at Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2015
Indian fashion royalty in the UK at Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2015.  Singer Kanika Kapoor with Aashni ShahIndian fashion royalty descended on London’s Dorchester hotel, Mayfair on 25th January 2015 to present their latest collections at Aashni + Co Wedding Show, which featured Anamika Khanna, Anushree Reddy, Arpita Mehta, Ashima-Leena, Elisha W, Jaipur Gems, Kotwara by Meera Muzaffar Ali, Manish Malhotra, Monisha Thahryamal, Nikasha, Pallavi Jaikishan, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Sabyasachi, Shehlaa, Sonali Gupta, Tarun Tahiliani and Varun Bahl. read more read more
The Asian Wedding Awards 2014
The Asian Wedding Awards 2014The Asian Wedding industry honored eighteen of their colleagues at the annual Asian Wedding Awards on 8th December 2014 in Manchester. The Asian Wedding Awards are the UK's only ones dedicated to thousands of suppliers to the industry:, from wedding planners, photographers, card makers, to the caterers, venue dressers, filmmakers, hair stylists, make up artists and toastmasters. read more read more
Asiana Bridal Show sets the trends for black bridalwear in 2015
Asiana Bridal Show sets the trends for black bridalwear in 2015.Long gone are the days when Asian bridalwear was all about dressing in a traditional red sari accompanied by a groom dressed in a suit from the high street. The Asiana Bridal Catwalk, which took place on 30th November 2014, showcased many of the designers hailing from the West Midlands including Sati Takhar, Ahsan's and Khushboo's By Chand. One of the biggest trends spotted for 2015 was black. Although a colour not usually associated with the bright hues of Asian weddings, designers created regal ensembles in black and gold. read more read more
Unbridled rivalry pushes Asian Weddings Market to new highs
Unbridled rivalry pushes Asian Weddings market to new highsNew research carried out for the Asian Wedding Experience 2014 estimates that £67 million will be spent in the North West of England by Asian families vying to host the glitziest wedding this year in a market estimated to be worth £300 million and more to the UK. With a average budget of over £40,000, Asian weddings have become big business and have seen a number of new companies springing up to cater for this lucrative market. read more read more
Marriages may be made in heaven, but organising a wedding requires planning to perfection. Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.Marriages might be made in heaven but organising a wedding requires a far more down-to-earth approach. Everyone naturally wants their special day to be memorable for the things that went right - not for shoes that pinched, the caterers that added an extra nought to the numbers or the wedding 'limousine' that looked rather suspiciously like a taxi cab with a bit of ribbon stuck to it. read more read more
Choosing a wedding venue is probably one of the most important decisions you will ever make in life! Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.Whether you want to celebrate your marriage at the top of the London Eye, in a fairytale Scottish castle, at a theme park, or far more simply, and more modestly, in a marquee in your parents' garden, there are some extremely important questions you really need to ask yourself before you come to your final decision. Choosing a venue for your wedding is probably one of the most important decisions that you will ever have to make in life. read more read more
Engagement Ring - just how much should you spend on it? Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.So, you've decided to take the plunge and go for broke by asking the beautiful love of your life to marry you. You've got the romantic occasion planned to perfection, right down to the finest detail, and have spent what seems like the best part of a millennium deciding exactly what to say while down on bended knee, practising to your heart's content in front of the mirror. But have you actually bought the engagement ring? read more read more
Marriage counsellors say that when married life founders, it is invariably due to financial problems. Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.Marriage counsellors say that when married life founders, it is invariably due to financial problems. Bearing that in mind then, married couples would be well advised to take a close look at their finances in the very early stages of the relationship. So exactly what should you be thinking about? Maggie Foster considers the financial implications. read more read more
Choosing the perfect wedding gift is fraught with confusion and indecision, so help your loved ones choose wisely to ensure you get the wedding gifts you want.Ever had that terrible, sinking feeling when your mind draws a complete blank as you hit the high street, desperately seeking a wedding present for a relative or a friend? No matter how much you know and love them - you just can't think what on earth to get them and the clock is ticking. read more read more
Hindu Wedding CeremonyMarriage in the Hindu religion is the 13th of the 16 ceremonies in a person's life. It is a sacrament and as such is solemnised in accordance with the VEDAS, the holy scriptures of the Hindu religion that date back several thousand years. Although the wedding itself is held on one day, there are a number of ceremonies that are usually held on separate days. read more read more
Mehndi Party. Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester. The DOWRY was designed as a form of financial security for the bride, in the case of her marriage failing. It is usually made up of a certain number of outfits, jewellery and items for the home as well as cash. However, as a result of many 'bride-burnings' in the subcontinent, the traditional dowry has officially been banned in India. read more read more
10 'Modern' Wedding Vows for Women, Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.Have you ever noticed how strange Hindu Wedding vows seem? Take for example "I shall guard your family and home, speaking sweetly to you." Of course I take these to be a literal translation of the mantras - the thinking behind the original text focuses on aspects of food, joy and harmony.....all good stuff. Until the divorce that is! read more read more
10 'Modern' Wedding Vows for Men! Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester. Have you ever noticed how strange Hindu Wedding vows seem? Take for example "take thou this fifth step so that we many obtain many sons" or "let me be the mind and let you be the speech".* Of course I take these to be a literal translation of the mantras - the thinking behind the original text focus on aspects of food, health, wealth, joy, progeny and harmony.....all good stuff. read more read more
Ruby Hammer 'The Asian Bridal Look Book' is a best-selling two-step beauty style guide for looking good on your wedding day. Renowned make-up artist Ruby Hammer, was so impressed with the book that she penned it's foreword, describing it as, "a godsend, not only to brides, but also for all Asian women who need occasion make-up in their lives." read more read more
REDHOTCURRY.COM GUIDE TO THE BEST MEHNDI BOOKS Guide to the Best Mehndi Books. Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester.A comprehensive review of some of the most useful and practical Mehndi books available, ideal for novices and advanced artists alike. This review features: 'The Art of Mehndi' by Sumita Batra, 'Mehndi - The Timeless Art of Henna Painting' by Loretta Roome, 'Mehndi - Body Painting Kit' by Zaynab Mira, 'Henna Body Art' by Mark Smith, 'Mehndi' by Carine Fabius and 'Henna Body Painting' Sabine Kuhne. read more read more
For brides and grooms, getting into shape for the big day is an important part of wedding planning. Image courtesy of Maz of Leicester For some brides-and grooms-to-be, getting in shape for the big day is an all important part of wedding planning. But not only do last-ditch dieting efforts usually fail, new research suggests married people tend to gain more weight over the years than singletons! read more read more
Top Tips for planning a hen night abroad.With the advent of cheap flights - and the growth of the currently Multi-million pound stag and hen party industry - means that Bratislava is fast becoming a more popular destination for a weekend of boozing than traditional favourites like Brighton or Blackpool. In fact, nowadays up to 70 per cent of pre-wedding parties are being held abroad, according to a recent Foreign Office survey. read more read more
Hot tips for scorching honeymoons. Images courtesy of Maz of Leicester. All that hectic running around in preparation for `the big day` is enough to make even the most chilled out, relentlessly relaxed person crave a happy holiday and be keen to get away from it all. So, see your honeymoon not only as the perfect opportunity to get to know your new husband or wife even better, but also as the ideal chance to totally treat yourself and really splash out on something special. read more read more
Venice. Romantic Italy comes in at number 9 in the Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations.Some people know where they want to go honeymoon even before they knew who they were going to marry. The Top Ten favourite honeymoon destinations are in descending order: Mauritius, Seychelles, Barbados, Jamaica, Maldives, Thailand, Antigua, Italy, Saint Lucia & Dubai. read more read more
Liv Tyler in a Givenchy Advert. Her father, Steve Tyler's Aerosmith song 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' topped a national poll for Britain's Top Ten Wedding Songs.An online survey has revealed the UK's top 'first dance' wedding tunes – with 'Don't Wanna Miss a Thing' by Aerosmith at number one. The song was featured in the film 'Armageddon' starring, Aerosmith Lead Singer Steve Tyler's daughter, Liv Tyler (pictured here in a Givenchy Advert). The survey, polled over 1,300 UK DJs to find Britain's Top 10 Wedding songs. read more read more
Renee Zellweger and Kenny  Chesney wed in May 2005, only to split four months later.Do short romances make for lasting marriages? Is love at first sight really for life? We take a look at real life Whirlwind Weddings as well as the Celebs. As far as 'romantic gestures' go, Tom Cruise's proposal to Katie Holmes in Paris in June 2005 ticked all the boxes. They were young, gorgeous, very much in love - and he popped the question at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, but will it last the distance? read more read more
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