April 19, 2019 by wedchief
While your wedding day is one of the best days of your life, this day can also turn out to be havoc stress for you, if you’re not prepared.
A big fat Indian Wedding is not so easy to handle if not prepared enough.
They say accessories are like vitamins. On a big day like this, you would love to flaunt your best Indian attire that makes a statement. Hence, here we are to help you follow with the list of must-have accessories for Indian brides, that keeps you glowing and make heads turn too!. Hair Accessories
Starting from the top, you would need hair that will give your hairdo a festive spin. Usually crafted from metal with a gold plating, these Indian wedding accessories are fancier versions of pins and clips that actually serve the practical purpose. Maang Teeka
The maang tikka is one of the most important Indian wedding accessories that is worn on the forehead. The parting in the middle of the hair is called the maang while the round jewel that adorns it is the tikka, earning this bridal accessory the
name ‘maang tikka’. Bindi
After the maang tikka, the next accessory that should be a part of your bridal attire is the bindi. What used to be a humble red dot made with the auspicious sindoor as a part of the bridal makeup is as elaborate as any other piece of jewellery today. Nathni or Nose Ring.
Another accessory that has been a part of the bridal ensemble for centuries is the nath or nose pin. There was a time when every Indian woman would get her nose pierced before the wedding since the nath was an important part of her bridal attire. A delicate gold ring or stud, often with an attached beaded chain that connects the nath to the earring would adorn every bride’s nose. Earings
Enter the most important, versatile and eye catching accessory among all the Indian wedding accessories. Earrings are perhaps the first accessory that most people’s attention turns to, thanks to them directly being in the line of sight. Wedding earrings are traditionally prominent and heavy, made of fine materials like gold, diamond and other precious stones.Neckpiece
A bride’s neckpiece is the focal point of her attire – it has the ability to make or break an ensemble.
Preferably, a day event like the wedding would call for Indian wedding accessories in yellow gold that will stand out against the outfit and look great in daylight. Wear a choker if your wedding blouse or choli does not have too many embellishments and has a neckline broad enough for the choker to shine through. Bangles and Armlets.
Arm bands or baaju bands as they are called, are said to ward off the evil eye when worn, making them an all the more integral part of the bride’s Solah Shringar.
After the arm bands come the bangles that adorn your wrists. Bangles are an integral part of the bridal ensemble, so much that many brides continue to wear a dozen bangles to signify their new marital status.Waist Band
Indian wedding traditions outline the waistband among the mainstays in the bridal outfit. The waistband is not just an ornamental accessory but also serves the practical purpose of holding your outfit in place, especially if you are wearing a saree. Anklets and Shoes
The delicate chain around the ankles with wispy bells that make an enticing sound when the bride walks, that’s the anklet for you. Also your shoes are to be at point to amaze people around you, also comfortable for you to walk.As we come to the end of the list, we should mention that this is only a broad compilation of some of the prescribed Indian wedding accessories as per traditions. Every part of the country that follows a particular tradition can have a different interpretation of the same or can have totally different accessory prescribed for the bride. In case you come from a region that has other interesting Indian wedding accessories and want to share the story behind their significance, we’d love to hear from you!