TechTravelAndLife

To travel, is to live.

Author: admin (Page 1 of 2)

Wedding websites, e-invites, checklist & other tools simplifying Indian weddings

Technology has taken over the world, and its power to simplify life is not something that can be disputed anymore. And now it is taking over the Big Fat Indian Wedding by storm, with services such as wedding websites, wedding invitations, gift registry, checklist, budget planner, guests apps and more becoming increasingly popular among millennial couples. Wedding Wishlist brings you some of the coolest online tools and services to use for your wedding that will help save both money and time!

 

  1. Wedding Website

This has become the fastest growing trend for Indian couples, and with good reason. A customised wedding website is a great way for couples to share their story and function details with guests. This is particularly important for Indian weddings, as the huge guest lists mean that more than half the guests don’t know the couples personally. With a wedding website, the couple can share the story of how they met and add photographs, which helps guests feel more connected to the occasion. It also acts as an in-depth invite with function details and RSVP functionality, saving the family endless calls to check on who’s coming. Further, it allows guests to leave fun messages for the couple in their guestbook, which the couple can cherish for years after. And the icing on this big, huge cake is that this entire service is free and customizable.

 

  1. Wedding Invitations

While the trend of e-invitations is not new, it has now come off age. From the super traditional to super fancy, all kinds of weddings have one thing in common—an e-invitation. They’re practical, they’re creative, they’re good for the environment and there is an endless variety to choose from. Video invitations capture the love story in a way that catches the interest of the guest and gives them the necessary information about the dates, venues, and functions. Alternatively, one can go for a classic e-invite that goes with the theme and colours of the wedding celebration. They can be in the form of a Save the Date card, or a multi-page invitation.

 

  1. Wedding Gift Registry

This online trend really took of in the latter half of 2018 when Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra created one for their wedding. It is a way to make wedding gifting more meaningful and manageable for both the couple and their guests. A wedding gift registry allows the couple to create a list of the gifts they want for their wedding and share with guests. Guests can buy or contribute to any gift in this list. The idea is that it saves the guests the guesswork and running around, and it ensures the couple loves and uses every item they receive. Since all the gifts are delivered directly to the couple, it’s practical and waste-free for them and stress-free and hands-free for the guests.

 

  1. Indian Wedding Checklist

Wedding planning can be exhausting and complex. There is always a never-ending list of tasks and it can be impossible to keep track of them all. Wedding Wishlist’s checklist for Indian couples is the perfect tool to help you go through this journey without missing out on any task. It is the first checklist designed keeping Indian weddings in mind and keeps you on top of every relevant detail, from your mehendi artists and dhol walahs to the pooja ingredients! The best part is that you can also customise this to add your own tasks and reminders and remove the ones you don’t need. You can sort it by time to the wedding, functions or priorities, making it your perfect companion till the big day!

 

  1. Budget Planner

Another signature aspect of Indian weddings is the alarmingly huge amounts of money spent and the complex matrix of who spends what. With the budget planner tools, managing and tracking finances as well as keeping a close watch on the budget becomes a reality. This intuitive tool tells the couple what ideas spends should be across different areas, helps them keep track of outstanding payments and becomes a place for the couple to save all their invoices. It also allows the couple to add mutiple people who would be spending on the wedding and split the expenses between them!

 

To get all these tools and more for free, sign up to www.WeddingWishlist.com now!

 

Reasons to Tie the Knot in Chandigarh

If the wedding bells have begun ringing for you already, then there’s a lot to plan and look forward to. One of the decisions integral to your wedding plans is the destination of the ceremony and its preparations. More often than not, a destination wedding is the dream for many looking to enter into matrimony with their future partner. So, how about Chandigarh?

GUEST POST

Set near the foothills of the Shivalik range, the city of Chandigarh is a city that captures the imagination with its stunning urban planning and architecture that resulted from the blueprints of legendary French architect Le Corbusier. Since Chandigarh’s general hospitality and facilities make it one of the best places to live in India, it is no surprise that the city is also counted amongst the best wedding destinations in the country. And with an assortment of renowned hotels catering to lavish wedding arrangements,if you have the right Chandigarh hotel booking in place, then your dream wedding is sure to reach a grand conclusion.

Here’s why:

  1. Exquisite banqueting spaces

A perfect wedding starts with a perfect venue, and Chandigarh has plethora of them. For the best wedding celebration, we would recommend a 5-star hotel such as The LaLiT Chandigarh which lays claim to over 21000 sq. ft. of banqueting space, the biggest lobby in the city, spectacular suites for your guests, and world class fine dining facilities. It is also located particularly close to the airport which makes arrival and departure of friends and family a breeze. Another great option could be Fort Ramgarh.

 

  1. Perfect for wedding shopping

Shopping fever is at an all-time high when a wedding is on the horizon. Well, Chandigarh is one of the most modern cities in India which means you will never fail to discover venues and destinations for all your wedding-related shopping needs. The buzzing markets of Sector 17 Plaza, Elante Mall and the Shashtri Market are all you need.

 

  1. No traffic woes whatsoever

Since a wedding planning requires a lot of running around, accessibility and transit times should never be an issue. This is where Chandigarh’s well-planned wide lanes, roundabouts and smooth traffic ensure that your wedding preparations never face a major delay.

 

  1. Organise an enthralling pre-wedding party

Throwing a pre-wedding bash has become quite popular amongst the younger generation. The good news is that Chandigarh is a heaven for party-holics and organising a great sortie for your friends and family before stepping up on the ‘mandap’ and tying the knot of a lifetime. We recommend hosting the bash at Kitty Su at The LaLiT Chandigarh which has a fair few accolades to its name, most notably Times Nightlife Award for ‘Best Night Club’ in 2016 and 2017!

 

  1. Great salon options

To help you look at your ethereal best on your D-Day, Chandigarh’s plush salons are always at your service. You can book appointments with ease and have yourself done up at your stay or you can always opt for an in-house salon at your property such as the premium salon at The LaLiT Chandigarh’s premises.

 

  1. Take a break from the preparations with amazing spas

Wedding preparations can take a toll on the mind. So, why not relax from time to time at a great spa before returning to the wedding planning with more enthusiasm? You can try out Rejuve – The Spa which is the biggest of its kind in the entire city. Its Ayurvedic, herbal, natural and aroma therapies can help you and your guests unwind and make the most of their wedding stay!

 

  1. Lavish and authentic Punjabi cuisine

Last but not the least, Chandigarh lays claim to the most delectable and authentic versions of the Punjabi cuisine that is ubiquitous across traditional Indian weddings, especially in the north. As a capital of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh has a culture that truly relishes gastronomy. So, you can rest assured that you will have some of the country’s best chefs from nationwide popular restaurants such as Baluchi preparing the menu for your dream wedding!

Marriage is one of the most exciting moments in one’s lifetime as it represents the cementing of a life-long relationship. And it’s not just the wedding but the entire preparation in itself that provides a great opportunity for family and friends to come together and revel in traditions and celebrations that the occasion demands. With many gorgeous wedding venues in Chandigarh, such as The LaLiT Chandigarh, tying the knot in the city promises to be a beautiful experience etched in the memory forever.

 

A Simple Test to Save Your Baby’s Delicate Skin

The preparations to welcome a baby start way ahead of its birth. With the whole family indulging in top baby brands to get the best daily use products for the newborn, the ignorance is often at its peak. From skin care products to diapers and baby wipes, established names in the baby-care industry leverage the blind faith of the market and people tend to buy their products without taking into consideration the listed ingredients. But, the harsh reality is that most of these products comprise a list of chemicals that serve to be extremely harmful to your baby.

One such product used daily for the supposed care of an infant is “baby wipes”. These might be doing more harm than good to your baby’s ultra-sensitive skin. With modernization in the lifestyle, wet wipes have replaced the traditional practice of using cotton and water for cleansing during a nappy change and are handier and easier to use. It saves time and is deemed to be more hygienic. However, if your little one still gets those red, itchy rashes on the bum even after all the care; the baby wipes are to be blamed. Believe it or not, most baby wipes contain ‘polyester’ – a water repelling material made of plastic. The use of polyester instead of organic or natural fabric cuts the manufacturing costs thereby increasing the profit margins of these well-established brands. However, it greatly impacts your baby’s skin and leads to allergies and rashes.

How to determine the presence of polyester in wet wipes?

 

Wondering how to protect your baby from the unintentional exposure to unpleasant chemicals? Here’s an easy DIY flame test you can conduct on the baby wipes to see if they are safe to use. All you require is a baby wipe, a candle, and a matchbox.

The Procedure for Flame Test-

-Light the candle using a matchstick.

-Dry up the baby wipe, hold it from a corner and burn it in the flame.

-Observe the results.

 

Variations in results-

If you sense a bad smell like that of plastic burning, it confirms the presence of ‘polyester’ in the fabric used for a wipe. You will also notice the formation of hard black residue or lumps on the burned edges which convey the inferior quality of the fabric and huge amount of polyester used in it. Such chemically formulated wipes are a definite no-no for your munchkin.

On the contrary, if you sense no bad smell or a smell similar to that of burned cloth or paper, it denotes that the wipes are made up of natural fabric and aren’t comprised of polyester. Moreover, there will be soft ash-like material instead of hard lumps. You can rely on such wipes to be safer for your baby.

“A brand that stood out the test”

Although the percentage of polyester varied with each brand, most of the popular baby wipes fail the flame test due to a cheap fabric. However, one brand that came out with flying colors is Mother Sparsh 98% water-based wipes.

When tested, these wipes burn into ashes without exhibiting any foul smell thereby confirming that no these are made up of natural and organic materials. The Mother Sparsh 98% water-based wipes are so gentle on your baby’s skin that they are often claimed to be “as good as cotton and water”.

 

Reasons to use Mother Sparsh baby wipes-

  • The use of 100% natural fabric such as cotton, make this brand highly recommended for a super soft baby skin.
  • It is the best among all the natural baby wipes available on the market as they are water-based sans any harmful chemical formulation, hence no side effects.
  • Unlike other brands, it has a superior quality of fabric that is extremely soft just like a mother’s touch.
  • Mother Sparsh wipes are 100% biodegradable, which makes them not only suitable for babies but also for the environment.

As your baby’s skin is a lot more sensitive than yours, it is essential that all the products are selected carefully. After all, your baby’s health and well-being matter the most, right?

To see how to perform the flame test and identify whether your baby wipe is made of natural/organic materials or not –

Video 1 – Click here

Video 2 – Click here

Video 3 – Click here

Know More about the Brand-  mothersparsh

 

Disclaimer-Google Pics

The Magic of E-Wallets – Amazon Pay & Paytm Offers

GUEST CONTRIBUTION 

Enough time has been spent looking for your wallets in your trousers and later realizing that you have forgotten them at home. The worst part is being stuck in the emergency or looking for help at the oddest hours. However, the situation can be redeemed with solutions you have never thought before. Nowadays, the safest way of keeping your money with you without having to worry about it being stolen by someone else is to use E-wallets. Carry your digital money anywhere and everywhere in whatever amount and feel the safest. Doesn’t matter if you are travelling or attending an event at some far-off place. Your money would be absolutely safe in situation whatsoever. No, we are not daydreaming, but if you are using Amazon Pay or Paytm, you already know what we are talking about. And, on the top of that if by any chance Paytm offers are being utilized by you then you are not only keeping your money secured but also multiplying your money by saving it. Still confused that how to make it safe and easy at the same time? Get all your answers here!

Amazon Pay

Add as much money as you can in your Amazon Pay account in one go and don’t bother adding it in every few days. Use the added balance as your DTH recharge, Mobile recharge, or you can also add money to the gift card. Gift card can be transferred/gifted to your friend or family. There is different amount of gift cards available on the website and you can choose any of them as per your requirement. Using Amazon Pay is extremely convenient as you can directly buy products from Amazon and you wouldn’t have to go through the hassle of punching in the One Time Passwords or the bank passwords while you are at the payment gateway. Secondly. It is very easy to keep a track of your money and purchases through the balance statement which is available in your account with one simple click. Most importantly, if you have bought anything from Amazon and you wish to return it, you can do so without stressing about the refund as it will be added up to your Amazon Pay within 24 hours.

Paytm Offers

Cashbacks, bill payments, purchases and so much more, all with one simple click. Download the Paytm app on your smartphone and make the most out of your money and time. With hundreds of Paytm Offers Overflowing on their website, Paytm has made shopping cost- saving and fun. Otherwise, who had thought that buying tickets or transferring money could be rewarding? Through Paytm, you can buy electronics, men, and women clothes, cars, automobiles, baby’s toys and clothes, home and kitchen appliances, sports, etc. Paytm offers huge cashbacks if you transfer money to any retailer or buy movie tickets through them or even if you recharge your mobile phones, DTH or other bills. Use the Paytm Coupon Codes for more deals on Paytm and make the best out of your apps.

Page 1 of 2