The 5 Step Guide to Planning a Modern Wedding – Wedding Style

5 Steps to Planning a Modern Wedding - Wedding Style - The Maharani Diaries

You may agree to disagree, but choosing a wedding style is one of the most fun elements of wedding planning. Today’s modern maharani bride is faced with so many options when it comes to deciding on the style and mood of her wedding. So how do you choose a wedding style?


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The 5 Step Guide to Planning a Modern Wedding – Budget

The 5 Step Guide For Planning A Modern Wedding - Lin & Jirsa Photography - The Maharani Diaries

Planning a wedding can be somewhat of an exciting time in your life, yet so stressful and overwhelming. There are so many options, choices and how do you even try to begin to understand your wedding style? For Indian couples this is particularly important given that our weddings are multi-day affairs comprising of gatherings, rituals and numerous pre-wedding events. In this special 5 part planning series, The Maharani Diaries will guide you through some useful planning tips to help make your wedding planning process run smoothly and help you avoid any unnecessary stress or difficulty.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Competition time brides.. Take The Maharani Diaries Survey to WIN!

Take part in The Maharani Diaries Survey to WIN - The Maharani Diaries

We’re so excited to announce The Maharani Diaries survey.

At The Maharani Diaries, we are all about guiding our maharani brides to be with their wedding planning. After all, wedding planning should never be a struggle right?

If you’re on the fence about your wedding planning, no idea where to start or simply just wondering how to keep sane during the whole process, then worry no more.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Aashni + Co. Wedding Show Returns To London

Tarun Tahiliani at Aashni + Co Wedding Show 2018 - The Maharani Diaries

Poonam Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Rustic Romantic South Asian Wedding Style

Today’s modern Indian bride is stylish, sophisticated and knows what she wants on her wedding day. She is infusing more of her personality into her wedding events and I wanted to translate that across with beautiful rustic design elements in our first styled wedding shoot.


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The Ultimate Bollywood Wedding Playlist – Sangeet

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Kajra Re

Perhaps one of the most popular pre-wedding functions to take place at a north Indian wedding is the Sangeet. The word ‘sangeet’ itself translates to song or music. Typically hosted by the bride’s party, the celebration is hosted for all the women of the family. However, today we are seeing a shift toward more extravagant […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Whimsical Chic Summer Wedding Inspiration

Whimsical Wedding Decor - The Maharani Diaries

With the arrival of the warmer weather, it’s time to dust off the sandals, pop the champagne and shift our focus onto outdoor summer weddings. We’re embracing the sunshine and what better way to celebrate than with bold and bright coloured tones. Here at The Maharani Diaries, we are all about colour and pushing the […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The Ultimate Bollywood Wedding Playlist – Mehndi songs

London Thumakda - The Maharani Diaries

Last week we launched part 1 of our Bollywood wedding song playlist and it was a resounding success! Pleased to inform you that we are now onto our second instalment which is our mehndi songs special. The mehndi function is so much fun for many reasons. Much like a bridal shower, the intimate celebration takes […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Super Sweet Ways To Include Doughnuts In Your Wedding

Donut Wall Backdrop

It’s goodbye cake and hello doughnuts (or donuts)! These super sweet treats are all the rage right now in wedding world. Couples are embracing this trend and serving them in the most delightful ways. Whether it’s on your dessert table, or as a bespoke wedding favour, there are plenty of ways to include these scrumptious […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

The Ultimate Bollywood Wedding Playlist – Engagement songs

  The ‘sagai’ or engagement is not just an important ritual in Indian culture, but it’s also the first of many steps toward marital bliss! Engagement ceremonies, or parties vary depending on how traditional, intimate or elaborate you are planning it to be. In India, it is a formal occasion which marks the bringing together of two families […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

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Top Bridal Lehenga Designer Labels for every Bride

Neeta Lulla Bridal - The Maharani Diaries

As brides, our main sources of inspiration these days are Instagram and Pinterest. This entails spending endless hours, scrolling through pages of gorgeous lehenga designs and yet you’re still just as confused as you were at the beginning!


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.

Aashni + Co presents.. Luxury Prêt Bridal Trunk Show

Meet the Designers: Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl and Sunita Shekhawat Brides to be, don’t miss out on your chance to shop the latest Spring/Summer bridal collections from leading Indian designers this week! Aashni + Co, the UK’s leading, Indian high fashion multi-brand store will be hosting a Spring/Summer 17 bridal and luxury prêt trunk show […]


Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries blog. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pass times and she also enjoys giving up her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.