Are you frustrated by the lack of resources available for the modern South Asian American bride? As a bride-to-be, I certainly was. As I poured over western bridal magazines, I start to lust for a quality South Asian equivalent. My quest led me down a rabbit hole of random desi clothing sites and noneducational desi portals, but when I came out, I had a few gems in my cyber pocket.
Marigolds & Mithai
From dupatta setting perfection to amazing giveaways, the content on Marigolds and Mithai pulls together everything beautiful about desi weddings with a modern touch. If you are looking for the traditional gold and red wedding theme, look elsewhere, because the ladies behind the site have a fresh take on desi weddings.
The Sari-Clad Brid
There are so many traditions to remember during a desi wedding. Sari-Clad bride does an excellent job of summing up many of the events and traditions from parts of India and Bangladesh. They are also a great resource for snooping around real weddings!
South Asian Bride Mag
This is a great site to check out bridal fashion! It will cut your bridal outfit browsing time in half, because the minds behind SAB scour the net for the best celebrity fashion and what’s on the pages of Indian Vogue.
Wedding Bee Bloggers
One of our favorite desi bloggers on the well known site, the Wedding Bee, is Mrs. Jasmine. You can take a peak at her “wedding story” and see the details of her preparation. Wedding bee is a great resource for swapping ideas and materials!
The Knot – Indian Weddings
The Knot is the ultimate wedding portal on the web, and lucky for us they tag their content by theme! Browse the pictures tagged with Indian wedding, and you’ll find a few inspiring color palettes and DIY projects. Also, the Knot also has a portal dedicated to Indian weddings with articles about traditions, decor, and all the must haves.
I’ve found that browsing the photo gallery of photographers and wedding planners that do a great deal of South Asian weddings is a great way to find ideas on decor, light, clothing, hair, and all the other touches that make your wedding so special! I’ve listed some of my favorite photo blogs to stalk!
Facebook Fan Pages
Most websites and blogs now have a Facebook presence. Do a search for what ever you bride-to-be heart desires, whether it be mandaps, Indian wedding decor, or desi bridal make up. You are sure come up with fan pages and group pages full of photo inspiration. Check out some of our favorites!