There is a big fat wedding in the family this December and I cant contain my excitement! As in all Indian weddings, this will not be the one-day affair but couple days of celebrations including sangeet, mehndi, tilak and wedding. I have been assigned my favorite job for the wedding shopping with the bride for her trousseau together (wohooo).
I will try to blog as much about the wedding shopping antics and if any of you girls are getting married; and need help – Moda Ninjas are there for you. With less than four months we have a lot to do, from bridal wear to clothes for umpteen ceremonies, shoes, accessories, jewellery, and make-up!!! It suddenly starts getting overwhelming and hence every trousseau shopping needs a plan. The best way to stay calm and enjoy putting it together is to first make the following list –
- List of all the functions and outfits needed.
- Decide a different look for every function and accordingly break it down to outfits ( saree for the wedding, lehenga for sangeet, etc ).
- List colors which work best for you. Try to then list these colors with attire so you don’t repeat the same colors.
- Decide the budget, divide it as per the functions so as to not go overboard on one look.
- Research the trends at fashion weeks/ bridal weeks, malls, exhibitions, designer studios, by-lane markets and whole sale markets.
- Decide on number of sarees and suits for trousseau (trust mom on this) and then break it down by different kinds of work/ designs. You can look at a mix of Gota Patti; badla work; silk saris- temple, Kanjivaram, banarasi; Net and brocade.
Last fortnight, we went to the Trousseau Show at Blue Sea, Worli – an exhibition of sarees, designer suits, shoes and jewellery. Being our first exhibition visit, we were disappointed, we were hoping for new designs and ideas though we still ended up shopping. Here is a peak in our bags ….
Bought this net sari with brocade border, the color is absolutely stunning. Planning to make a contrast brocade blouse mostly in purple and shimmer/ brocade pink petticoat.
There were a lot of jewellery designers in silver and precious stone we picked these two. However Arsya was absolutely brilliant and will go back to her once the bridal outfits are decided.
Sanskriti Creation: Smita Domadia – email@example.com
Arsya: Heena Shah – Arsya.firstname.lastname@example.org
These bling shoes are my favorite and absolute must in the trousseau; it has the right mix of bling and chic. Also these are handmade shoes, by this really talented designer Nupuur Poddaar.
Nupuur’s: Nupuur Poddaar – email@example.com