Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your entire life…a memory you’re going to cherish forever. So while there’s immense joy in awaiting your happily ever after, there’s also a ton of pressure to ensure it’s nothing short of perfect…especially for the bride-to-be.

It’s not easy being a bride. On top of all the other emotional bittersweets, there’s also the stress of planning an entire wedding and more importantly, shopping for your wedding trousseau. It can be quite overwhelming, believe us!

You can totally relate to this, can’t you? Well, worry not for it’s your lucky day. We’ve got just the thing to help you out…a list of the top 10 essentials you simply must have in your wedding trousseau. Here goes…

A gorgeous lehenga
 

A gorgeous lehenga

Almost every Indian girl dreams of looking like royalty in a gorgeous lehenga on her big day. Today’s brides are spoilt for choice when it comes to styles and even colours of bridal lehengas. We’re a wee bit old school though because although we love our fair share of cuts and frills, to us, true bridal beauty will always shine best in an elaborate traditional bridal lehengas. After all, if there’s ever a good time to go OTT without being judged for it, this is the day!

Eyecatching jewellery
 

Eyecatching jewellery

A bridal trousseau is simply incomplete without the perfect jewellery to add to that stunning outfit. It’s what sets the bride above all the other well-dressed bridesmaids. There are a lot of jewellery options to choose from these days. From gold to polka and diamonds, there are plenty of options for you.

Juttis
 

Juttis

Brides…we know you’re prepared for a semi weight lifting session on your wedding day (given how heavy bridal lehengas and jewellery can be), but your shoes no longer have to be one of the things weighing you down. Juttis can give you that much-needed relief that your feet have been searching for. They’re a blessing in disguise that will not only accompany your outfit beautifully but will also allow you to move comfortably through the day. We, especially, recommend juttis for ceremonies like mehendi and sangeet where you need to move about a lot more and this way you can actually enjoy your wedding celebrations.

Bangles
 

Bangles

Ever seen a bride with bare hands? No, right! A bride is always dressed up from head to toe and bare hands with that would be such an odd sight. So make sure to invest in a few pairs of bangles that match with your outfit. Your wedding is your license to go all out accessorizing…so take advantage and make sure you include bangles in your wedding trousseau!

Bridal nose ring
 

Bridal nose ring

That gorgeously elaborate nose ring is one of the best things about being a traditional Indian bride. We know it’s not the most practical piece of jewellery from an investment perspective because you’ll probably never get a chance to wear it again. But, it’s your wedding day after all and as the bride you owe it to yourself to add this stunning piece of jewellery to your trousseau. We promise, you won’t regret it!

A cocktail gown
 

A cocktail gown

Most Indian weddings these days have a number of ceremonies and at least, one of them is a cocktail party with a western dress code. As the bride, you always have to bring your A-game and outshine all the other ladies present. You need to look elaborate, extravagant yet elegant. Nothing fits this combination than a classic cocktail gown. So make sure your wedding trousseau consists of a gown that flatters your frame.

Stunning danglers
 

Stunning danglers

An elaborate jewellery set is perfect for the actual wedding day, but what about all the other ceremonies? There may be other functions where you want to tone down the bling and take it easy. A perfect pair of danglers is just what you need here, to help you maintain your bridal charm while also allowing you that much-needed break from jewellery overkill.

Leg-strap phone holder
 

Leg-strap phone holder

You have enough things on you to worry about on your wedding day. Your cell phone really doesn’t have to be one of them. And neither do you have room to lug around a clutch on top of everything else. But, given the kind of phone addicts we are, you’ll probably still want your phone every now and then…if not for anything else, maybe just for a selfie. That’s why you simply have to invest in a leg-strap phone holder when it comes to your wedding trousseau. It’s just so convenient and doesn’t require you to rely on anyone to hold your phone. Just strap your phone in once your done using it and you can carry on stress free.

Wedding heels
 

Wedding heels

A lot of brides tend to neglect their wedding footwear under the misconception that it’ll get hidden under their clothing anyway so why bother investing there. Well, although that’s true in most cases, there’s nothing more disappointing than ugly footwear under glamorous clothes should one happen to catch a glimpse. When you’ve spared no expense elsewhere, it’s simply not worth It’s best to invest in something comfy yet stunning.

Wedding-night lingerie
 

Wedding-night lingerie

Brides, you’re well aware that the pressure of being the most beautiful girl in the room stretches far beyond just the wedding ceremonies. Your wedding night is just as special if not more and probably works up five times the nerves than the entire wedding put together. But don’t stress…all you need is your BFF and one day of hard core raiding at the best lingerie stores in town. This is not the time to play it safe or prioritize comfort. Wedding lingerie is all about one thing—looking like the hottest woman on the planet!

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