Melbourne bride to be, Shilpa recently had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone her April 2020 wedding due to the Coronavirus. She was all set to tie the knot with her fiancé at the beautiful Quat Quatta reception venue in Melbourne’s South Yarra, when Covid19 hit Australia.

Fortunately, all her wedding suppliers were very helpful and so here she is today talking to us about her experience as well as share her tips for future couples.

The world has literally turned upside down in light of the Coronavirus and it’s having a devastating impact on the wedding industry. But this article is for our brides only. This is a heartfelt and open letter to our wonderful community of South Asian brides who are planning a wedding in 2020 and beyond.

We’ve consulted a few of our industry friends over the past couple of weeks to provide you with the most up to date information about the Coronavirus and the impacts it could have on your weddings. There’s information about contracts, how to postpone or re-schedule, insurance policies and plenty of tips and advice to help you get through this difficult and challenging period.

We all know how stressful Indian or South Asian wedding planning can be and with so much more inspiration out there for brides to be in 2020, the stress and overwhelm could potentially get worse.

Which is why we finally decided that it was time to spread some love during these difficult times and provide you with our free wedding planning checklist printable.

Print it, stick it on your fridge or save it on your mobile. You can do this maharanis!

If you think about the cost of a South Asian wedding these days, it really does vary.

There’s no bigger reality check though, than when you look at your wedding budget and then you’re like.. maybe I can’t have it all?….

We always talk about setting your wedding priorities straight from the beginning and focus on how much you want to put aside for each element of your wedding. So, this week we’re discussing the key things that we think you should splurge on!

Want to avoid making mistakes at your wedding? We asked our audiences for the most common mistakes Indian or South Asian brides make when it comes to planning their wedding.

Before you say “I do,” let’s say “I won’t.”

Let’s make sure that you never commit any of these crimes when planning your wedding functions and events maharanis!

As South Asian brides to be, we have a tonne of tasks on our wedding day checklist. From the sangeet to the haldi and there’s the wedding and reception parties to worry about.

What if we told you though that there are only 9 main points to be mindful of the day before your big day?!

Whether you are engaged or in the middle of planning your dream Indian wedding, it’s time to set those new year’s resolutions and kick off the kickstart those new year wedding goals maharanis! Thankfully, we have a few pointers to guide you in the right direction. From wedding wellness to budgeting, here are our go to tips for the bride to be.

Happy New Year maharanis!

With a new year comes the perfect excuse to look back on the year’s achievements. For myself, it’s honestly been a year for celebration, growth and forming new partnerships.

I want to take this opportunity to feature snippets of our inaugural Sydney event. What a fantastic day it was with plenty of fashion, food, entertainment and laughs to share all around! Enjoy our coverage of Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice.

Happy holidays maharanis!

We hope you have been having a lovely and relaxing summer break. Don’t know about you, but we are already looking forward to a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of us in 2020.

But, before we dive into another year, we want to take ourselves back to earlier this month, when Poonam of The Maharani Diaries got a chance to attend one of our favourite cake vendor’s cake decorating workshop. This was a cake decorating workshop unlike any others. With thanks to Afra of Oh That Be Good, Poonam got to make the cutest reindeer gingerbread and chocolate cake and the results are pretty wow. Check it out!