So you are engaged and although you are in the clouds of happiness, this period can be the most stressful time in a girl’s/guy’s life!
Gone are the days when weddings were generic. These days, couples, regardless of budget are more interested in being unique.
Custom favours, a gol-gappa (pani puri) vendor, cute cake toppers and personal touches wherever they can be squeezed in! So where do you go to find the newest coolest, unique trends in South Asian weddings?? Well although there are a few… I hit up the Kismet Wedding Show this year!
They are one of the largest South Asian wedding expo in the Greater Toronto Area. I have been attending for years now and I think these shows are essential in every bride’s arsenal of research.
Although I have been to other bridal shows in the past, I think that Kismet is a relatively good size. There are just enough vendors that you don’t leave feeling overwhelmed.
Many of my favorites vendors attended this years show like:
• Shirley Wu, and her team at Beauty Concept who are the best south Asian bridal makeup artist in the business!
• The Grand Victorian people, great venue
• Just Temptations, was there, like every year giving out samples of amazing cake ( don’t worry I had a piece for you too… )
Some new vendors I had not seen before were:
• Soap Box, photo guest book people… Really cute idea!
• GPS Decors, I don’t know that this was their first year, but this was the first year I noticed them that’s always a good sign!
This year’s fashion show was better than I have ever seen, the outfits are actually wearable… In previous years there were outfits my dad would not be able to look at … And that’s not good if they are marketing them to be worn at your wedding . I loved the clothes from Naz Fashion Bug and Raja Fashions the most they had some beautiful pieces and very trendy color combinations. Although I did not see them at the second show (that’s the only one I saw) I loved CTC West’s booth!
Now comes the part where I’m sad…
I missed a lot of my faves! I love Bombay Trendz! They are listed in the magazine but they weren’t at the show this year, so that made me sad…
Which makes me realize that it’s a double edged sword. Some vendors get so much exposure from this show that they don’t need to return year after year… So it’s often a good idea to ask your wedding planner for recommendations because they probably have a whole binder full of vendors you should be checking out!
All in all, this year’s show was quite good and although some of my faves were missing, it’s a really great starting point for any bride planning
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