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Here Comes The Brides…maids — tanaRis Tips For Bride/Bridesmaid Etiquette!

Girls – you received the honor of being asked to be a bridesmaid and accepted. Congrats! Now what?

Through the road of the engagement and up to the wedding day, there are lots of amazing moments. But sometimes, girls can be girls and things may not turn out exactly as one may have planned. It is important for women who accept the role as a bridesmaid to understand the responsibilities they are about to undertake. However, it is also important for brides to take  considerations of what they’re asking of their bridesmaids.

Below is a list of some of tanaRi’s best tips for brides & bridesmaids as a guide to take on the road to a happy wedding experience for all!


Be picky when choosing your bridesmaids: it’s easy for one to feel guilted into asking more people than you anticipated (old friends, family of the fiancé…) but may not be a part of your & your future husband’s current lifestyle. Ultimately, you want to pick those that will be a staple in your future life and that you could not imagine your day without.

Let your bridemaid(s) have some creative input/independence: It is only fair that the bride makes the final decisions when it comes to all things for the wedding day – it is for her, after all. But sometimes, it’s nice to have your closest people provide input on some of the details. For example, let them choose their hairstyle and/or accessories for the wedding day – it’s a small request that will make everyone happy when looking at the pictures later on! Another option is to have the bridemaids (only who are interested!) come with you when tasting wines & desserts or looking at floral arrangements. An outsider perspective always helps!

Consider the costs: the cost a bridesmaid incurs for a wedding can be anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000+ (inclusive of all activities.) There will be times that certain things are best for the group, but there are always different ways to attempt to curb costs. This can include recommending cheaper bridesmaids dresses, doing a local bachelorette party or offering to pay for additional bridesmaids activities (ie. treat them to lunch or a mani/pedi day – it will show the bridesmaids your appreciation.)


Smile & be friendly: on the wedding day, it’s all eyes on the bride & bridesmaids. You’ll be spending hours taking photos and meeting new people over the course of the day or night. It’s important to keep an optimistic attitude as it will be a long day (and you want to look your best in the photos!)

Enjoy fun non-wedding activities with the bride-to-be: while their brain will be on wedding overload, she’ll appreciate the initiative to have a nice night out to dinner or a low-key movie hang out with her bridesmaid(s). It will give her mind a brief rest and also reinforce why she chose you as her bridesmaid(s)!

Do your best NOT to complain: as a bridesmaid, it’s easy to stress about all that one may endure financially & emotionally towards the bridal day. However, you did sign up to deal with all that is encompassing of this life-changing event – so keep your negative chat to a minimum!

To everyone – HAVE FUN! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone involved – don’t let the small details get in the way of a beautiful and memorable day! For more advice & tips, contact us at our website!

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[Image 2 via Wedding Window]

[Image 3 via Strictly Weddings]

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Rent your worries away! Check out these 3 sari rental boutique’s & save some cash!

Have nothing to wear to an Indian wedding?  Don’t worry!  These 3 rental services allow you to rent sari’s and Indian outfits for any special occasion at a fraction of the cost!

We’ve all been through the dilemma of looking into our closets and panicking that we never have enough outfits to wear for Indian weddings, which require a minimum of 4 different ensembles.  Borrow It Bindaas, Devi’s Closet, and Sari Closet are 3 online sari boutiques’ that let you rent and return effortlessly!

Check them out! 

Borrow it Bindaas

Borrow it Bindaas is here to help: the premiere worry-free online fashion boutique which caters to the everyday fashionista on a budget.  Each order is custom tailored and they even take care of the dry cleaning! Everything from sarees, lenghas, anarkalis, to stunning jewelry, to men’s wear is found on the easily navigated site. If you are planning a wedding, they even specialize in catering to you and your guests! They carry up to five gorgeous sets of bridesmaids sarees and salwars, rent-able or buy-able for up to eight! If your wedding is located in Southern California, they can even help drape sarees on the day of your wedding.

Devi’s Closet

Devi’s Closet is your one-stop-shop to rent original luxury designers outfits made exclusively for their customers by some of South Asia’s top designers. This means you can rent an affordable outfit or accessories ranging from $15-300+ by Payal Singhal, Anita Dongre, Ritu Kumar, Satya Paul to name a few. This season mixing saree with a salwar is trendy for 2012 bridesmaid outfits. If you’re looking for mix and match sarees, lenghas,  suits, handbags or jewelry for your bridesmaids or even kurtas for your groomsmen, go to the website to explore the most fashionable trends in 2012 wedding wear to standout.  The fashion divas at Devi’s Closet, will even personally dress your wedding party in New York City, the fashion capital of the world.

Sari Closet

Sari Closet, the nation’s first online sari rental boutique, has recently announced the launch of a new bridal line. The new line boasts a variety of bridesmaids saris offered in sets of six. The saris are designed in a way for brides to easily mix and match should they need more than six for their special day. If your wedding is in the bay area and you need someone to drape your bridal party, please feel free to contact a Sari Closet “sarista” for more information.  Along with bridesmaid saris, Sari Closet has teamed up with fashion power house Swati Couture to offer bridal wear for brides. Look for the new line hitting the online boutique soon!

(Photo Courtesy: Borrow It Bindaas, Devi’s Closet, Sari Closet)

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