As the year draws to a close, and a new one dawns, it is wedding bells all around. They say marriages are made in heaven, but weddings, on the other hand, are very much made on earth. They are all about style, grit, and careful planning. Whether it is shopping for the perfect outfit and bagging the right accessories to pair it with, or finding that worthy gift, a little bit of preparation can make your life a lot easier. Here is how you cover the basics.
Perfect the outfit
No outfit beats the elegance of a saree. Check out boutique brands such as Aavaranaa, and Amethyst for chic sarees with kalamkari and block print designs or opt for a traditional pattu saree with mango, or paisley pattern.
It’s a delicate balancing act to find an outfit that is glamorous, yet doesn’t upstage the bride/groom. So, you could also opt for floor length Anarkalis or a peplum jacket paired with a skirt, for a more contemporary look
Pair with the finest jewellery
Gopalapuram is the storehouse of Indian temple jewellery with big names such as Tanishq, Khazana, Prince, and Jaipur gems leading the scene.
If you are looking for something offbeat, explore the nature themed collections of Ivar, the ultra luxe brand. Studio Tara is another jeweller popular among millennials.
Put together a stylish combo of polkis and pearls and make a statement jewellery piece.
Find a worthy gift
Ditch the photo frame, and fancy crockery, for a surprise trip or an AirBnB gift card. Luggage bags and wine caddies, are appealing yet practical gifts of the season. A portable picnic table or a set of board games is a thoughtful gift which fuels lasting memories.
Get your travel sorted
With opulent wedding halls and convention centres being further and further away from the city, it might be a good idea to have an Ola or Uber rental on call for the duration of the wedding. And consider gathering some goodwill and saving the planet by carpooling with friends.
Bring out the foodie in you
Food is a huge part of any Indian wedding...some even consider it a measure of success! Here’s why it is important for you to know what to expect:
● Every caterer in the city has a specialty, so if you can find out who’s catering, prepare yourself for a taste bud explosion. For example, the paal payasam and potato fry by Pattappa’s is the stuff of dreams.
● Buffets are becoming the norm at many receptions, so you may want to carry a handbag as opposed to a clutch or just your phone, lest you find yourself short of a hand.
The miscellaneous materials
If there’s one thing to take away from weddings, it is memories. And what better way to do that with some polaroids? Pick up a Fujifilm Instax and a reload pack to get some instant memories that you can treasure for life, or share with a friend.
The wedding season is here. Are you ready to bring your best to the party?