A Complete Wedding Trousseau Checklist for Soon-to-be Brides
Updated: Sep 15
Wedding! A small word that sums up so many traditions, emotions and lots and lots of love. It is truly a very personal experience no matter how grand it is. A new journey, a new life awaiting you.
For a bride, Wedding Shopping is undoubtedly one of the most important tasks. Lots of excitement, nervousness and dilemma. To save you from making these tough decisions here is our complete checklist of wedding trousseau essentials.
The first step is to choose right apparels. For your new beginnings you might want to make big changes to your wardrobe. While most of things might certainly work after marriage, you will need some good ethnic and indian fusion wears for the upcoming small rituals and big functions. Let's look at some light, medium and heavy outfits that will need in your trousseau.
LIGHT (Rs 8,000 - Rs 15,000)
Being a newlywed you will need some light kurtas and suit sets for your small rituals, ceremonies and get togethers.For such occasions you need something that is easy to wear and comfortable.
Brands- The NEH store & Mulmul
MEDIUM (Rs 25,000 - Rs 50,000)
With new family comes new cousins and new friends and lots and lots of functions to attend to. For such occasions you will need some fusion wear crop tops, skirts or dhoti pants sets or a heavy suit set.
Brands- Charu & Vasundhara and K&A by Karishma and Ashita
HEAVY (Rs 60,000 - 90,000)
Some authentic traditional pieces are a must for bridal trousseau. Traditional lehengas and sarees are essentials for a bride. You can wear these pieces to your sisters wedding, your brother-in-laws wedding or even to your best friend's wedding.
Brands- Abhinav Mishra and Sabyasachi
With your new apparel choices you will need some footwear that you can pair them with. It is good to have a few different styles and options to choose from. Keep a good balance of styles and colors from flats to stilettos and muted tones to bright peppy ones. A good pair of footwear can elevate both, your Indian and western outfits.
FLATS ( Rs 2,000 - Rs 4,000)
You cannot wear wedges or heels all the time, afterall comfort is everything. So a good pair of comfy flats are a must have. You can pair them with casual outfits and some light Indian wears as well.
Brands- The Cai Store and Steve Madden
ETHNIC FOOTWEARS (Rs 3,000 - Rs 6,000)
With so many Indian and fusion wear outfits you will need some ethnic juttis or flats with a little heel to pair. Opt for some pastels and some bright ones so that so they gel well with your new and versatile wardrobe.
Brands - Coral Haze and Pastels & Pop
HEELS (Rs 7,000 - Rs 10,000)
How can we forget heels right? A good pair of heels adds a flare of poise and charm to a new bride’s wardrobe. Heels does not mean that you have to get only stilettos. Get a mix of platform heels, wedges and stilettos so that you can wear what is comfortable for a particular event or function.
Brands - Oceedee and Heel & Buckle London
Buying fine jewellery for wedding is a common ritual but you cannot wear fine jewellery all the time. Though traditional baubles look great on every occasion but carrying them can be irksome for a newly wed bride . In that case, artificial jewellery plays a major role. It is good to have a balance of classic and statement jewellery pieces in your trousseau.
CASUAL (Rs 3,000 - Rs 6,000)
Some classic minimal pieces are quintessential when it comes to jewellery. Pieces that you can wear to work, casual brunches and small pujas at home. Such versatile pieces are quick and easy to style and you don't have to put in a lot of thought to it. Buying classic earstuds, pendants and stackable chokers is a good option.
Brand - Esme Crystals
PARTYWEAR (Rs 5,000 - Rs 10,000)
Celebrations don't end after marriage. You will have lots of functions and get togethers to attend after your wedding and of course parties, with your old friends and new friends. For such events you need something statement, something that personifies who you are, something that can make heads turn. A good pair of danglers, statement rings and bracelets are just perfect for those days.
Brand - Esme Crystals
WEDDING JEWELLERY (Rs 10,000 - Rs 16,000)
Having some ethnic designs in trousseau is equally important. You can use these pieces for future weddings and ceremonies in your family. Gone are the days when your trousseau jewellery was meant to stay in your vaults. You can have some good statement pieces which you can wear again and again and style them in multiple ways. We suggest getting ethnic chokers and earrings for such grand functions.
Brand - Esme Crystals
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Wedding trousseau planning is a stressful task that needs avid decision making. Hope our curation helps you in a little smoothening of the process. Don't forget to shop what resonates with you as a women. Each and every item in a trousseau carries a lot of memory so shop what you love and what makes you feel beautiful.