When I started my career as a wedding photographer in the early 1990s, there were no baby shower drapes.
That changed after the baby boomers retired.
My wife and I were planning to have a baby at the time.
The baby was a boy, and I was worried that I would lose the wedding dress.
But then, at my parents’ wedding, a few weeks later, the baby took off his shirt and wore a baby shower gown.
The wedding dress was perfect for my bride, and the reception was even better.
And so the wedding gown was the one we would have to wear.
And now, it’s out of style.
The dress, once a fixture of the weddings I’d planned for couples in their 30s, is often considered to be a throwback to the 1950s.
But in India, where I am based, the wedding dresses that we use for weddings today are still in production, even if they’re less formal than the ones of 50 years ago.
The trend has been to revive the dresses in a more casual way, with new designs and materials, says Shashank Agrawal, a fashion photographer based in Bengaluru.
And that has helped boost the prices of the dress.
In 2010, Agrawan’s wedding dress cost about ₹1,000.
Today, it costs about ₪1,200.
“Now, I am getting the dresses out of production for about ⅓ the price,” Agrawa says.
He says that as more women work, the dress’s price is going up.
“I’m seeing that wedding dresses are becoming more expensive.
I’m thinking, how can I make this a little more affordable?”
I’ve got a wife and a son.
My wedding dress is not cheap.
My son is only three years old.
What should I buy to keep him from crying at the altar?
Agrawals wife, Shashanika, has a simple solution: a simple and elegant floral design.
Shashani says her husband has started to cry at the wedding.
He likes it, though, when he is dressed in it.
And when he’s dressed in something else, he says, it becomes too warm.
But there are some other challenges.
The design has to look right for the wedding, but there are also things like the colour, the placement of the flowers, and how to create a floral pattern that doesn’t clash with the white gown.
When you do these things, you end up making your wedding dress look like a flower, which is not ideal for a baby’s baby shower.
The designers of baby showers, Agramesh Kapoor and Anil Kumar, are working on a baby showers that look a little bit more casual, and are being released later this year.
The first baby shower in India is called “Ladu,” which is Hindi for “the little boy.”
The designer says the name was chosen to highlight the idea that there are children around us.
“We’ve been able to create something that doesn.t feel like a traditional baby shower,” he says.