Manifa's Story

MANIFA'S STORY: PICKING OUR CAKE VENDOR

Hey Harsanik readers, it's Manifa again and I'm back with another wedding update. You can catch up on my wedding planning adventures on my blog series: Manifa's Story. I have been waiting and waiting to book this vendor for almost a year and a half and I am FINALLY able to confirm that Emin and I have booked a cake vendor! I'm pretty sure everyone dreams of going cake tasting. I mean it's FREE CAKE that you get to try multiple flavors of until you find the perfect flavor! It was this sweet lovers dream!

Before we even started the fun part of finding our cake I did what I always do; went to the Harsanik directory and searched for Cake & Dessert vendors. I looked at the most reviewed vendors and started making my contact list. I will say that I was a little shocked that many of the vendors wouldn't book for my wedding date a year and a half in advanced, therefore my list sat in my binder for about a year before I could actually go cake tasting! Finally, the day arrived where I could grab Emin and go taste some cakes. 

Manifa's Story - Picking Our Cake Vendor

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MANIFA'S STORY: CHOOSING OUR VIDEOGRAPHER

Hello fellow brides and wedding planners. It has been a while. Emin and I put a short hold on our wedding planning, but we are back on track!

Throughout this wedding planning journey, as many of you know, Emin and I have found it extremely difficult to book vendors. We talk to as many people that we can. We do a lot of research, but there were two vendors who were very easy to book. The first being our Videographer! 

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MANIFA'S STORY: ARMENIAN TRADITION AT BRIDE'S HOUSE

Hello readers! I’m going to dive right in with this blog. 

One of the struggles Emin and I have had is breaking certain Armenian wedding traditions. For example, our choice to not get married in a church or with a Ter Hayr. Another issue we came across was doing the Bride’s house celebration vs. doing a more Americanized first look. The one thing I don’t like about Armenian weddings is the fact that the bride and groom don’t really get a moment to take it all in with each other. There are people who are constantly there. Whether it is the photo and video team or family members; the bride and groom don’t get a minute alone the entire day. I really wanted to do a first look, away from family so that Emin and I could have a special moment with each other without prying eyes. My mom on the other hand wants to give away her daughter from her own house. So, our struggle began. Do we go the traditional route and make my mom happy? Do we do things our own way? I was on the fence about this one. My mom was already upset that she didn’t get to see her daughter walk down the aisle of a church or have a priest marry her. It would break her heart if we took away this happiness from her as well. After talking to Emin, we decided to participate in the Bride’s house Armenian tradition

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MANIFA'S STORY: OUR TRIP TO ARMENIA

Our Bride Story Blogger Manifa shares her personal experience of traveling to Armenia for the very first time. While at first she was not a fan of Armenia, the beautiful sights, the delicious food, and the relaxed attitude of the people helped change her mind about the beautiful country of Armenia. She tells us all about her trip as well as tips for traveling to Armenia. Grab some popcorn and settle in; this is a blog you don't want to miss!

Manifa's Story: Our Trip to Armenia

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MANIFA'S STORY: THE GROOM'S PERSPECTIVE

Here it is. The moment you have all been waiting for. Drum roll. Trumpets. Saxophone. The red carpet. Wedding planning from the groom’s point of view! Without further ado, I present to you Emin...

Hello everyone! My name is Emin and I am Manifa’s fiancé. Writing is not exactly my forte per-say, but hopefully I can provide good insight on a man’s perspective when it comes to wedding planning.

I can start off by saying, I don’t know where to start. What topic? What event? When and where? I honestly didn’t know that so much goes into wedding planning. It all seemed as though a wedding would consist of one big scheme. Lo and behold there are a million and five things to consider, plan, and execute.

Manifa's Story: The Groom's Perspective

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