Wednesday, July 25, 2012

YOOOOOBHANGRA!!!!!!!!!! BOLLYWOOD meets Yoga Asana

Get your BHANGRA ON! with your bridal party, friends, and family on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Bamboomoves Studio in Forest Hills, Queens- NY Perfect way to treat yourself and connect with your body in this exotic dance lesson.

Bhangra the latest hottest trend and oldest tradition in Indian dancing that is being performed in joyous occasions such as weddings. Bhangra is a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region in Southeast Asia. While Bhangra began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became a part of such diverse occasions as weddings and New Year celebrations. Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae.
Combining two of India's oldest traditions, join us for yoga asana to BOLLYWOOD hits and BHANGRA dancing that will be taught by Yogini Instructor Neelu Gulri from Sattvic Living

What to wear: Comfortable yoga attire

What we provide: BOLLYWOOD led asana class & BHANGRA instruction

Background on Bhangra: Around the 14th or 15th Century, Punjabi wheat farmers danced and sang songs about village life to help pass the time while working in the fields. With time, these became part of harvest celebrations at Bhaisakhi (April 13) festivals, as the sight of their crops growing invigorated the farmers. From here the dance quickly moved through all divisions of class and education, eventually becoming a part of weddings, New Year parties, and other important occasions.

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Time: 4pm-6pm
Cost: $35
See you on the mat and the dance floor!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inside Scoop on Relationship Coaching- How to define a healthy a marriage?

All the details that go into a wedding such as the venue, flowers, dress and more, we tend to forget about the relationship aspect. It’s not always about the “day”; it’s really about the marriage.

As a wedding planner, I witness couple’s behaviors when they make decisions on their budget, guestlist, menu- it can be a joyous moment or a stressful unhappy moment. Often two questions arise as I witness a couples’ moments, what are the ingredients to define a healthy marriage? What does it take to be in a happy relationship?
Here is couple of tips-
-Enter the marriage 100% committed-without the divorce option
-Disagreements are normal; they don’t mean the end of a relationship
-Focus on what binds you, not what separates you
-Take time out when there are arguments or fights
-Examine your intent
-Plan a date night =)

In addition, it’s always great to receive advice from a relationship coach. Jackie Janiec is a relationship coach for women in New York City. Jackie believes that happiness lies within and to truly love and know ourselves before we can embrace a relationship and/or enter into a marriage. She believes that in any relationship, we need to forgive, breath, and let go. “We have the opportunity to rewrite our story, which is the story of love” as Jackie continues.

There will be an opportunity on Thursday, July 26 to meet and hear Jackie’s point of view about relationship.

Time: July 26, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: SCC Center
Organized By: Nicole Letelier
Event Description:
Relationship Coaching Workshop

Thursday, July 26th
6:30 - 9:30pm
SCC Center 35 W. 31st Street, 10th Floor

There are no fairy-tale relationships, but there are many, many ways to live happily ever after! If you're looking for the kind of heart-pounding, joy-filled romance that seems to happen for other women and not for you, then this is your workshop. No rules, no games--just a clear, directed path to being happier right now.

Created and co-hosted by She Creates Change community member since 2009, Jackie Janiec.

Read more about Jackie by clicking HERE

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to stay organized and on top of your wedding plans in your inbox?

There may be a bombardment of emails in your inbox regarding wedding plans from your venues, vendors, and more. You may just want to toss your smartphone at the end of a hectic workday between personal, work and wedding emails.

You want make sure you and your fiancé receive all emails pertaining to your wedding plans in your personal email address, but at times you mistakenly delete one or two important messages.

How about creating a personal wedding email address? For example: . You can create a wedding email address for your wedding inquiries only- give this email address to your venue, vendors and bridal party, so they can use this email address. Your emails can be nicely organized in your smartphone as well.

Friday, July 6, 2012

8 common mistakes to avoid in wedding planning- Why should you hire MBB for your event?

Our My Bridal Budget Team strives to make your day memorable and enjoyable. Most couples say “oh I don’t need a day of coordinator or a planner- I can do it! Or “I can have my friend, cousin, auntie coordinate it”! - But it’s not the same because they wouldn’t know the ins and outs of planning a wedding flawlessly.

On your big day you need to unwind, relax, and not worry about any detail or any vendors approaching you about the smallest details because it interrupts your joy.
We guide you to make affordable and smart decisions on your wedding day that is valuable.

Here are some tips that we advise our brides to avoid obvious mistakes:

1) Always meet with your DJ to hear your final selections of your songs. Never discuss final walk through via phone- it’s always good to meet in person. There can be several versions of your first dance song so you don’t want to be surprised if it’s a wrong selection.

2) Planning a wedding on a budget is key, but making sure you have an upbeat, professional and reliable entertainment is important. Hire a DJ and an Emcee upon selecting your desired package. Do not hire a one-man show. You need an Emcee that is going to coordinate with the crowd and a DJ that can only focus on the music from their technical savvy systems. We have great DJ vendors for you to fall in love with so stop your search because hiring a day of coordinator or a planner from your team; we will only refer you to the best in the industry.

3) If you are not hiring a DJ, instead you are creating a playlist on your IPOD- make sure you have dance music such as, upbeat music for all your guests to dance. If you create dance set that is mainly slow tunes, guests will depart after dinner.

4) Always work on your seating chart a month in advance before your wedding- which means setting an early RSVP date to avoid delay. The seating chart can seem as an easy task, but it can be difficult task because it requires to make sure the chemistry is enjoyable at the table such as if guests can get along and that will talk with each other (even though they may not know each other). Also a seating chart is helpful for buffet dinners to avoid crowded buffet lines. It’s all about structure and elegance!

5) Always request a final mock trial of your centerpiece and bouquet from your florist. You don’t want to be surprised if your florist brings you the wrong florals that you didn’t ask for , most importantly you don’t want to overpay your florist and notice that’s not the exact the arrangement you requested.

6) Always request a final proof of your invitation before you send out your invitations, there can be a wrong date, incorrect spelling of your venue, wrong color of your invitation, and, wrong font. It doesn’t matter if it’s a reputable invitation company or printing company-costly mistakes can occur if you do not double check your invitations

7) Just because you have a park nearby-don’t assume you can take wedding photos at your leisure for an hour. Most parks in NYC require a photo permit to use their property for photography sessions, therefore a photography timeline is essential to coordinate at what time you need to use the park. My Bridal Budget team creates a photography timeline for their clients to coordinate the essential details with our photographers, limos, and bridal party to avoid any confusion on your big day.

8) We all love DIY (Do it yourself) projects, but it would be hectic to do your own centerpieces, favors, bouquets by yourself- why not hire a day of coordinator to oversee all those details. My Bridal Budget team will take care of all the details you have planned and put it into action instead of relying these duties on yourself, your family your bridal party. We want our clients, clients’ families, bridal parties to live, laugh and love on the big day!