Wedding and clothes go simultaneously. Indeed, the first thought that comes to mind, whenever we are invited to a wedding is what are we going to wear. So, imagine the planning and preparation that would how would you be involved for your own wedding trousseau. After all, an Indian wedding is all about showcasing your best sarees, designer lehengas and elegant sherwanis. Shopping for the wedding trousseau requires a lot of time and planning.
We will assist you in your purchase of your dream-wedding trousseau. We will take you for shopping in some of the best stores around the city that provides exotic Indian and western dresses. We would also arrange for beautiful packaging of the entire wedding trousseau as well as the other gift items that would be given to the various relatives. While assisting you in the shopping for you wedding clothes and other items such as jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items, we would keep in mind the budget and ensure that it is not crossed at any point of time. Arrangement for wedding accessories such as safaas for the groom and chooris for the bride will be taken care of by my team.
One of the most important parts of a bridal trousseau comprises of the jewelry. Traditionally, yellow gold jewelry, in the form of necklaces, earrings, chains, rings, bangles, anklets, toe rings, armlet and waistbands, was given to the bride. However, these days, people opt for white gold, platinum and diamond jewelry as well. Those who have a low budget prefer giving silver jewelry to their daughter.
In terms of bridal clothes, saris surely top the list. The actual type of sari, like Bandhani, Banarasi, Brocade, Kanjeevaram, Kota Silk, Mysore Silk or Paithani, will depend upon the region to which the bride belongs. However, one thing is for sure, the saris will have heavy work done on them, in the form of thread embroidery, zari work, zardozi work, etc, and will be in bright colors.
In some of the regions of India, especially in the north, salwar kameez also forms a part of the bridal trousseau. Just like saris, they also have heavy work done on them, which might include gold/silver thread embroidery, zari work, zardozi work or the use of sequins, crystals, lace, etc. The suits will be in bright colors and even the dupatta/chunni will be adorned with work.
An Indian bride, as a part of her trousseau, will also be carrying lots of shoes and sandals with her. Apart from sandals in the usual colors, like white, black, cream, brown, silver and golden, the ones particularly matching her saris or salwar kameez will also be included. In fact, some of the brides carry a separate suitcase, which consists of just their shoes.
One of the most important accessories for a woman, handbags form a part of the Indian bridal trousseau as well. Their number as well as quality will depend upon the budget of the bride’s parents. While some of them give bags in the universal color, like white, black, brown, silver and golden, other might buy a separate bag for each of the outfits in the trousseau.
Cosmetics form yet another important part of the bridal trousseau in India, just like other countries of the world. The cosmetic kit will comprise of the usual items, like moisturizers, lipsticks, nail paints, eye-shadows, mascara, eye-liners, lip-pencils, blush-on, foundation, creams, and so on. Along with that, in many of the cases, there will be yet another important item – bindi.
It is believed that a bride will have to set up her new home, after getting married. This is why; linen has always formed a part of the Indian bridal trousseau. It will include items like bed sheets, bed covers, blankets, quilts, curtains, table covers, mats, pillow covers, etc. Apart from that, bath linen (towels) will also form a part of the trousseau.
Amongst the other items that are included in an Indian wedding trousseau include toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc), night wear, lingerie, watch, etc. The basic idea behind including all these items is to make sure that the bride does not have to ask anybody in her new home, for something, at least in the initial days after her marriage.