Every nervous jittery bride has a thousand things occupying her mind before the d-day arrives and pre-wedding shopping is one of those pesky thoughts. Trousseau is a French word that gives many an Indian mother nightmares. Because the eternal question remains what should a wedding trousseau comprise of, for your convenience we are jotting down certain things without which a bride’s trousseau would be incomplete.

Make-up magic:
Bridal make-up is the most essential part of any bridal trousseau. Few essentials are necessary for a bride, such as a basic makeup kit with a couple of lipsticks and nail paint shades, tinted moisturiser, lip balm, blush, kajal, mascara and eyeliner. Invest in good brands that will last long and always keep your outfit in mind while you select your make-up. Choose colours that enhance your skin tone and you are good to go.

Accessorize aptly:
Whether it is a classic embellished clutch, traditional jewellery or contemporary junk jewellery, a stunning look seems incomplete without an interesting and an exciting accessory to go with. Your mother may look offended at the artificial jewellery you seem to adore but a nice pair of jhumkas are just what you need to transform a bland outfit. However traditional jewellery has its own charm, whether in gold or the classic pearl it can make you feel and look grand. Also don’t forget to buy footwear that looks trendy and yet is practical to go with most of your outfits. Golden heels and black pumps are the quintessential footwear for just-married girls.

Casual is cool:
As a newlywed, you will have to attend various functions after your wedding. So, keep some casual suits handy that can dress you up in an instant without you having to waste time and energy looking for what to wear. Also, make sure these casual suits look elegant and dressy, but are not too blingy. Invest in a variety of salwar suits or simple anarkalis or lightly embroidered kurtas for all the parties and family dinners that are mandatory after your wedding.

The saree spell:
In the Indian context, sarees top the list of must haves in a bridal trousseau. Luckily an Indian bride is spoilt for choice in terms of the fabric or styles to choose from. Plain chiffons would look nice and striking with heavy embroidery on the border. Wear them for post-wedding dinner parties and you will leave an outstanding impression. Silks are the next promising thing in a bridal trousseau, they look regal and last for a lifetime. Don’t forget to invest in some multi-purpose exquisite gold & silver blouses that can gel with any saree.

Get these life-savers and fashionable basics in your trousseau before you step onto the roller coaster ride called married life and you will be sorted. It will help save you from the usual chaos that happens in wedding preparations and with your bridal trousseau in place you should be all set to create a lasting impression on everyone.

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Dhruv Mehta