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You're engaged! Congratulations! And you want to get married in less than 6 months! Not to worry – you can still pull off the wedding of your dreams. With a little bit of creativity and organization, you can still achieve everything you want for your big day. We are here to share a few tips on how to plan a wedding in six months without going crazy. So, keep reading to get started!

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It’s also a time that you will lean into traditions and connect with your homeland. We recently had the chance to chat with bride, Fille Ruhara, about her recent wedding at The Bowden. Fille shares her experience, and gives African brides an important piece of advice.  You can plan a traditional African wedding in Dallas; one where your friends and family will feel right at home. We have some tips and tricks to help!

Your upcoming wedding is so much more than just a day. It’s a season of celebration, including bridal showers, wedding party get-togethers, wedding after-parties, and more! It can feel overwhelming to plan all of the events surrounding your special day. Some of the things you can do to make the bridal season more enjoyable are simplifying and outsourcing as much as you can, focusing on things of significant importance, and allowing others to help where they can. 

Here are a few wedding-related events to consider which are sure to spice-up your matrimony while creating cohesive, festive memories, all the way from your engagement to your first anniversary and beyond! 

Planning any truly ethnic wedding with authenticity requires working with professionals who understand the rituals and traditions of the culture they are representing. Planning an Indian wedding is no exception. From multi-day celebrations to attire and food, the details should be well thought out and planned well in advance. 

Two of the best steps you can take toward planning an authentic Indian wedding are to choose your venue and wedding planner carefully. Working with a planner and venue experienced and knowledgeable of the different and particular traditions and customs will give you peace of mind and help the process along for a truly perfect day. 

Whether you are planning a wedding for yourself or a loved one or just will be attending an Indian wedding, here are some ways you can prepare. 

Winter has a specific feel, a cozy, wonderland, quiet beauty that is perfect for a wedding. While a summer wedding is a stunning affair, there are numerous reasons that a winter wedding can be the most elegant time of year. 

At The Bowden, we are in love with winter weddings for so many reasons. Our grand indoor spaces bring the outside-in with our floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light, and shimmering chandeliers.  The Bowden's vast ballroom can hold 627 guests and have an in-house catering manager, day of venue coordinator and a day-of bridal attendant to work along-side you with every detail of your perfect day.