Wedding Essentials for the Bride
It’s the most awaited day in the life of a girl! As a bride, she has probably rehearsed her wedding, an umpteen number of times over before actually experiencing it. However, more often than not, for an occasion as special as a woman’s own wedding, even a bride must never forget her essentials. Keeping in mind the importance of the big day, we’ve curated the ultimate wedding essentials guide to keeping the bride stress free.
Here’s a quick read about all the perfect must-haves for every bride:
Perfect attire for every occasion
Every fabulous occasion deserves a stellar outfit to match the mood. With the plethora of ceremonies with the bride at the center, getting your attire right for each one is an absolute must. Make a structured list of the events to attend and pick the perfect outfit to suit each occasion.
Perfect for rituals and holy festivities, investing in a classic sari is surely a smart choice. Tussar, crepe, and pure silk make for the popular picks for traditional occasions. Lighter sarees in georgette and chiffon, embellished with sequins or embroidery are ideal for multiple occasions. Kurtas and churidars are an ideal pick for any occasion, from a casual visit to a traditional ceremony. Opt for a silk kurta embellished with gold beads and mirror work for a ceremony during the day, while a net kurta with resham and sequence works well for an evening look.
A versatile pick for the modern bride would be evening gowns for events like receptions, cocktail parties, and bachelorettes. Net and georgette ghagras paired with long embellished jackets in velvet make for an experimental, yet chic look.
A bride’s look isn’t complete without her jewelry. It’s impossible to step out without the perfect set to match your attire. It is essential to keep in mind, the nuances of your apparel, and to complement it with the right ornaments. Make a note of the pattern, design, texture, and color of your apparel while selecting your jewelry.
A quintessential pearl set, a classic pair of solitaire earrings, gold bangles and a statement ring are a few prerequisites that pair well with almost any ethnic attire, However, if you’re rooting for a traditional look, opt for vintage and periodic jewelry like bold earrings, chokers, bejeweled sets of earrings, bangles, and necklaces. Alternatively, a minimalistic look for the modern bride can be achieved with solitaire or drop earrings, a delicate bracelet, and dainty rings.
However elegant the outfit, it may feel like there is something amiss in the absence of accessories. Other than enhancing and completing your look, accessories like potli bags and clutches also work as a convenient solution to carry your essentials. Ensure constant and immediate access to your makeup while looking super stylish with a clutch. A compact box clutch in a contrasting color adds the much-required attention to a minimalistic outfit; while a stylish potli bag with subtle embellishments pairs well with an elaborate outfit.
It’s also great to stock up on essentials like hairpins, clips, and bands for any urgencies.
Give your feet the attention they deserve. Picking the wrong footwear for your outfit can interfere with the overall look. It is equally important to take time out to select the most apt pair of shoes along with your attire. While selecting the perfect pair, make sure you weigh style and comfort equally.
Ceremonies like the sangeet as well as the cocktail parties involve a lot of dancing for which you’d prefer a stylish yet comfortable option. A comfortable pair of flat sandals that pair well with a number of outfits are a must-have addition to your closet. Kitten heels and peep toes are your best bet for a relaxed yet trendy pick. For the wedding day and reception, substitute your stilettos with wedges or platform heels without compromising on style.
Add the finishing touch to your look with cosmetics. While you leave the mixing and matching to a trained makeup artist, there are a few must-haves that every bride requires for refreshing her look during events. Apart from your basic compacts and foundation, the top essentials in your makeup pouch would be a bold shade of lipstick, kohl or eyeliner, and mascara. A more detailed vanity box would comprise of concealer, primer, foundation, blush and bronzer, eyeshadow palette, and a variety of lipstick shades and nail paints. An elaborate and well-planned trousseau box eases your planning and ensures you have everything to look the part of a beautiful bride.
Follow this simple guide and ace your bridal look effortlessly.