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A bridal retreat and guided program before the big day

Arushi Sakhuja  
With just a few months to go for the Indian wedding season, brides-to-be are gearing up for D-day. The run-up to the wedding day requires immense physical, mental and emotional endurance amongst many other things. While the hectic schedule can often lead to brides feeling weighed down, brides must prepare themselves before the big day kicks in. To help make the process easier, India’s leading bridal stylist, Ekta Shah is introducing the first-ever bridal retreat, Here Comes The Bride.  
Ekta Shah
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What is it?
Here Comes the Bride is a three-day getaway for brides with a holistic lineup of experiential workshops, styling masterclasses, and personalized guidance. Lead by India’s leading bridal stylist, Ekta Shah, founder of HOUSE OF EEKKTA with a capacity capped at 50 brides, the retreat will take place in Rajasthan, and include brides from different walks of life, cultures, and traditions. Such a retreat not only helps to connect with a variety of people but also ties together the bridal community with a singular chain of thought and unity of the process every bride goes through.
Here Comes The Bride
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Elaborating on her vision behind this one-of-a-kind bridal retreat, Ekta shares, “Here Comes The Bride is a passion project born out of my own experience from when I was embarking on my bridal journey but didn’t have enough resources and guidance to head into this life-changing phase with mindfulness. And so, the idea of building a space where modern brides could come together, learn and celebrate the exhilarating moments leading up to their big day was born. We’ve designed this getaway for brides to express, elevate and empower themselves and one another with the right tools, knowledge, and inspiration to make their wedding dreams a reality. This is an all-inclusive program, finely crafted to help brides embark on a fulfilling bridal journey as well as navigate their newly married life with ease.” 
What does it include?
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First and foremost, it is an unparalleled celebration with a grand bridal shower and bridal party. The retreat includes insightful masterclasses and one-on-one conversations with experts and addresses relevant subjects such as mental health, sexual wellness and legal matters. Additionally, under the guidance of the founder, Ekta, attendees can expect unparalleled expertise and a thoughtfully selected panel of all-women experts, offering a wealth of knowledge on wedding planning, budget management, the latest trends, styling advice, beauty tips, and marriage guidance.  
An essential aspect of this program is to increase awareness and promote normalcy surrounding subjects like sexual and mental wellness and the Indian family law system. This approach helps to-be brides transition into their new phase of life with confidence and self-assurance. All the activities and sessions are designed to channel participants’ creativity, foster meaningful connections, and impart invaluable skills to enhance the wedding planning process and ease the transition into married life. Expert sessions, workshops, and personalized guidance ensure this retreat provides an unforgettable and transformative journey towards their happily ever after. 
Here Comes The Bride
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Contrary to what individuals may have thought, the bridal retreat is less about unwinding down and more about learning coping mechanisms and hacks to help make the run-up to the big day less stressful. Here Comes The Bride is all about guidance to brides navigate through various aspects of married life – a safe space for brides to let their hair down. The ride of your life shouldn’t feel like a rollercoaster. But buckle up, this retreat has all the answers you seek! Highlighting every essential aspect of wedded life, Here Comes The Bride invites you to an escape curated exclusively for you. To know more click here.  
Here Comes The Bride
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When: September 9- 11 
Where: WelcomHotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes, Rajasthan  
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Arushi Sakhuja

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