Sharn Khaira, the brains and beauty behind Desi Bride Dreams, is passionate about designing and planning Asian weddings. Her blog features trend reports, engagement tips and coverage of inspiring ceremonies around the world.
Name: Sharn Khaira
Blog: Desi Bride Dreams
Based: Milton Keynes, U.K.
How did you get into bridal blogging? Ever since I can remember, I have loved all things "weddings." When I got engaged back in 2014 there was a real lack of Asian wedding blogs which offered planning and advice. As a bride, I felt overwhelmed with everything, so I took the plunge in July 2014 and set up Desi Bride Dreams. I haven't looked back since.
What do you love most about weddings? I love the fact that every wedding can be unique and different and personable to the couple. I am completely in love with wedding design—I can't think of anything better!
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? I would say timing. Timing is often overlooked and this is the biggest part of any wedding so it's important to get it right from the beginning.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? Be organized! Being stressed is normally a sign of lack of organization, so make sure the wedding planning is done well in advance so you aren't stressing in the final days and weeks.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? Would I be bias if I said my own? I had a lavish New York themed wedding last year which had the feel of "An evening in New York" and it had it all. From beautiful New York inspired decor to a live band!
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Hire a wedding planner or at the very least, a wedding day coordinator. It will save you a whole lot of stress on the big day and it will ensure that you and your family are left to enjoy the wedding day celebrations.