Friday, July 26, 2013

Wedding Settee backs

Wedding settee back is the decoration for where the couple would be seated during the Wedding Ceremony.Every bridal couple wish to have unique and a beautiful Settee Back Design for their dream wedding day. Array of beauty talks volumes from the decoration of the unique settee that carry the weight and the solemn nature of marriage to hold the newlyweds forever for a lifetime.
This beauty that lacks the right description for its grandeur will portray the solemnity and beauty of your wedding combined. You definitely want to have a great start to your marriage life. You have all you need right here. Fall in love with any of the displayed stages and settees and declare it yours and you shall have it. The design and the decoration of the settee are determined by the bride and groom according to their budget and wedding ideas.
As a wedding décor specialist Vismaya Events & Entertainment can provide a unique and a beautiful Settee Back Design for your Dream Day. Here you can see some of them,

If you want to Rent their Beautiful Settee-Backs for your weddings,receptions or engagements, you can reach them in Sri Lanka:

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Typical Srilankan Tamil Wedding Day

The main wedding day is like a typical Srilankan Tamil wedding and almost closer to the South-Indian Tamil weddings. The Bride wears a bright-red 'koorai' sari with heavily pleated pattern and a blouse embroidered in gold. The veil is put over her head and wrapped around her shoulders in such a way that her face is not hidden. The 'koorai' sari is the most elaborate attire the bride will wear. The Groom wears a traditional pattu vaetti and a white silk shirt with a turban. As a custom, the bride's younger brother will be the mappillai-tholan.He is like an escort for both Bride & Groom in the occasion of the marriage.
Mappilai Tholan escorts the groom to the hall in his wedding attire and is seated throughout the wedding ceremony. The bride is brought in after the “Rakshabhandanam” of the groom. This is when the veil plays its part; the bride and groom are not supposed to see each other during the ceremony until the bride goes in to change her “koorai”, which is handed by the groom himself to her. The ceremony is always held at the girl’s side because the groom comes over to the bride’s place to marry her in front of relatives and friends and ceremoniously takes her away. He sits, passes the “koorai” to her, telling her to tie the sari which he has gifted and when she comes back to the manavarai, he stands, respecting her and giving her the status of a wife, by tying the kodi and Thirumangalyam around her neck. This is when the veil is removed and he sees his glowing bride, now his wife. She then stands, and garlands her husband, in a symbol of respect and he while seated, garlands her to symbolize unity.
Hindu marriage symbolizes not only the wedding bond between a man and a woman, but it also symbolizes mutual love, care, affection, understanding, commitment, sacrifice, companionship, dedication and surrender by both the partners. Each and every ritual associated with the marriage has a meaning. One of such ritual is tying of "mangalyam" The groom ties the "mangalyam" around the bride’s neck with three knots, each knot representing three different aspects – the first knot represents her respect towards her husband; the second knot represents the respect towards his parents and her parents; and the third knot represents the respect to the God. It is not only the yellow thread or the gold chain that has the significance, but also the bond between two hearts and the protection assured by each other. Thaali contain Sivalingam on one side and Soolam with Thiruneeru on other side, but for Amman thali it contains Amman Logo. On either side of the Thaali, there are two coins with Goddess Lakshmi engraved on it, but nowadays old type of English coin is used for it.

Legend says that thaali was actually a tiger tooth that was tied around the bride’s neck by the bridegroom as a gift. The bridegroom himself defeats the tiger without any weapon and brings the tooth to tie in his girl’s neck as a token of bravery and courage, symbolizing that he can protect his wife throughout his lifetime from evils. Mangalyam holds a special place for married women, especially in the Tamil culture. When it is tied around her neck, it promotes her as a wife who looks after the welfare of a family. It is considered as one of the most important ornaments in a married woman’s life, which remains in her neck throughout her lifetime. All married women worship their mangalyam by keeping kumkum (holy red powder) on it and perform “Sumangali Poojai” for the long-life of their husbands. At the end of the evening, a procession escorts the couple to the wedding car and throws flower petals on the couple.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Planning an Easy and Memorable Birthday Party for your Kids

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, birthday is an occasion for which you wait the whole year. Everyone loves to get good wishes and gifts and birthday is the occasion that provides them to you. However, kids are more exciting to birthday parties in their own way. We all know they like to have fun and excitement and although their modes of excitement may seem so usual to us, but to kids it’s an occasion of celebrations, cakes, gifts and a number of fun activities so make sure to plan it in the best possible way so that they could remember it for years.Planning can be a hard decision and could be hard to decide what to do? Should you organize the party at home or at some unique location?However throwing a birthday party for your child should be fun for all. All you need is a perfect planning, and well-paced party schedule and off course the center of attention the killer birthday cake.
Involving your kids in the arrangements is a good idea, they will love it. You may not know much about what kids like these days so it is a better idea to carefully take opinion from your kids. Make sure you provide them adequate and exciting activities on the occasion. Kids often get bored with things that do not interest them and they might as well involve into other un-wanted activities. So keep them happy and occupied by providing things that are relatively new to them.Whatever theme or idea you choose, make sure to arrange accordingly and appropriately.Planning should be the first step before deriving at any conclusions. Keep your child’s interest in mind and try to find out about their likes and dislikes. This way you will be able to provide them what they will love the most. Birthday parties are sometimes difficult for parents to arrange when they are struggling to support their lives. However, a simple but well managed party could very likely become a success. If the arrangements are done properly and everything is manages accordingly, you will be able to keep things exciting for everyone. Guest list is important to prepare especially when you are low on budgets, arranging consequently will let you save money and still serving the purpose.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Manavarai (The Hindu Wedding Platform)

The Hindu wedding setting is quite unique, and most of the wedding the centre stage called Manavarai (the Hindu Wedding stage).Manavarai, where the bride and groom sites during the rituals. In the marriage ceremony, the bride and groom represent the Goddess Parvathi and the Lord Shiva, so they sit on the Manavarai which is elevated above the guests. The ceremonial area is holy ground; marriage is a step in the spiritual evolution of the human soul and for this ceremony heavenly hosts Shiva, Parvathi, Agni (the sacred fire) and the spirits of the ancestors are invoked as witnesses and sponsors. These Manavarai’s are comes in different shapes and styles but they represent the Hindu culture and traditions.

Here you can see some of the beautiful Manavarais from Vismaya Events & Entertainment.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu Wedding

A wedding is the union of not only the bride and groom but also their families and friends. Hindu wedding traditions are based on the sacred scriptures. The Vedas, which date back at least 4000 years, as well as on the local customs and traditions of the area and community. By this union the couple prepares to fulfil their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social goals of righteousness, acquisition of wealth, fulfilment of desires and the salvation of the Soul. These ceremonies, rites and rituals are symbolic of great underlying truths and thus should not, because of our ignorance or incapacity to understand them, be rejected as meaningless performances. The rituals of the Hindu marriage ceremony highlight the interdependence and the complementary nature of husband and wife relationship. The Maathorupahan or Arthanareeswarar, the half male and half female representation of Shiva and Shakthi, in the Hindu cosmogony emphasizes this ideal of man and women relationship in such union. Here is a video of Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu Wedding ceremony highlights...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Wedding Planner

A wedding planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning and management of a client's wedding. Weddings are significant events in people's lives and as such, couples are often willing to spend considerable sums of money to ensure that their weddings are well-organized. Wedding planners are often used by couples who work long hours and have little spare time available for sourcing and managing wedding venues and wedding suppliers.Professional wedding planners are based worldwide but the industry is largest in the USA, the UK and Western Europe. Various wedding planning courses are available to those who wish to pursue the career. Planners generally charge either a percentage of the total wedding cost or a flat fee.
Planners are also popular with couples planning a destination wedding, where the documentation and paperwork can be complicated. Any country where a wedding is held requires different procedures depending on the nationality of each the bride and the groom. Some countries instead have agreements and the couple can get their No Impediment forms from their local registrar and have it translated by the consulate in the country of the wedding. A local wedding planner can take care of the different procedures.

The services of a wedding planner can include:
Interviewing the couple and the parents to identify their needs.
Budget preparation.
Planning detailed checklist (from about a year in advance to a few days after the wedding).
Attendee list preparation.
Identification of event venues (hotels, wedding manor etc.)
Identifying and hiring of wedding professionals and service providers (caterers, photographers, videographers, beautician, florists, bakers etc.), and preparation and execution of contracts.
Procurement of customized decorations such as a journey map
Coordination of deliveries/services on the wedding day.
Have a back-up plan in the event of a disaster.
Assist and prepare legal documentation and translations - especially for destination weddings.

Many planners also run their own wedding blog to help provide inspiration and creativity.In order to become a successful wedding planner, one must be highly self-motivated since it is their responsibility to build a client list and contact people to make a name in the market as well as beat competition. It is also important to make people comfortable and being able to reassure them that they have put the planning of their life’s biggest day in safe hands.