Before our wedding, I always wondered how the bride felt before each wedding event and what the energy of a “shaadi wala ghar” (wedding house) was like. I’ve given you a detailed description about the day of the mayoun – now it’s time to revisit each of the other events.
The day before our Mehendi was extremely fun and felt surreal. My family spent the day talking, eating and preparing for the BIG DAYS – we lined up everything we needed for each day and grouped them accordingly. I also had all my grooming appointments that day – waxing, manicure & pedicure. Once I got home, my mehendi artist came and we started on the mehendi.
The real fun began when all my uncles, aunts and cousins came over. We were getting mehendi done, eating, chit-chatting and dholkying it up. It felt really unreal; I had the biggest grin on my face for most of the night. My mom and sisters would randomly ask me if it had hit me yet and yes, that was the night it really started to hit me. That night was just what I had wanted; laid back, relaxed and full of family and fun. We only stopped partying because our concierge called about complaints from neighbours. Geez.
When I went to bed that night, I remember lying awake in bed feeling happy (Alhamdulilah), giddy and a little nervous. I definitely had butterflies in my stomach but I also couldn’t stop smiling into my pillow. I was one day closer to being a Mrs.
Stay tuned for more Behind The Scenes posts 🙂