8 Must-Have Accessories For Your Bridal Trousseau4 min read
A bridal trousseau is a suitcase or decorated box that the bride carries to her new home after marriage. It consists of make-up, jewelry, and accessories, footwear, and outfits. Wedding trousseau is incomplete without accessories to compliment the outfit. Brides are very possessive about their accessories. Be it the family heirlooms or the modern trending modern accessories. Let us go ahead and tell you about all the accessories you should add to your trousseau.
1. Mangtikka or Mathapatthi
This accessory gives the real bridal look to the bride. It is usually adorned with gemstones and diamonds. A multi-colored mang tikka is a must-have so that it suits all your post-wedding event outfits.
Kalire is traditionally made of gold and adorns the wrists of the bride. It is an integral part of the bridal trousseau and holds cultural significance especially in North Indian weddings. The most popular design is the umbrella-shaped hangings with either gold or silver mesh domes.
3. Traditional chudas/Bangles
An Indian bride is incomplete without her chuda set. The north Indian bride wears a gorgeous set of red, white, or ivory Kundan set while South Indian brides do not wear chudas per se, but wear green bangles. The modern bride is opting for colours such as pink and white and rocking it.
4. Potli bag
Looking for a handbag that is traditional yet fashionable at the same time? The potli bag is what you are looking for. A stunning red or green velvet potli bag adorned with embroidered motifs or beads are perfect for a cocktail party and a visit to the temple alike.
For the braid with the luscious long mane, paranda is colourful hair accessories that can be used whenever you braid your hair. Punjabi brides love styling their hair with this. These parandis look great on all kinds of braids and also come with extensions to make your hair look longer.
6. Metal Clutch
As a married couple, you’ll be attending many events and parties together such as family dinners, classy brunches, and tea parties. The bridal trousseau is incomplete without a clutch that goes well with every outfit and each occasion. Metal clutches are in style and they come with beautifully intricate designs done on them, making them classy and trendy
7. Silver jewelry
An underrated gem, silver jewelry, be it bangles, earrings or chains go well with all clothes and occasions. It can be worn with both Indian and western outfits and is perfect when you do not want to look too dressy. Oxidized earrings in intricate designs are so gorgeous and effortless.
8. The essentials
There are a few things that are essential to the trousseau yet we either forget about it or take them for granted. Bobby pins, hair clips, hair bands, and safety pins almost disappear when you need them the most. You will be invited to several parties post your wedding, and you will need these items almost every time. Other items such as a watch, pair of sunglasses, and broaches look great with western outfits.