Weddings are a big affair in India. The best thing about Indian weddings is that a wedding in one part of the country is starkly different from a wedding in another part of the country. Be it the bridal outfits, the jewellery, customs and traditions, you name it!
Every bride is different too. There is so much that goes into the bride’s ensemble. The outfit, make-up, hair, and shoes- these combinations are endless. However, the most important thing for any bride is her jewelry.
Today, we have Devika Patel, a Kashmiri-Gujarati wedding expert from the Truly Bridal By Kalyan Jewellers brigade, to take us through her culture and tell us how a typical Gujarati bride picks out her wedding jewelry.
A Gujarati bride is decked up in jewelry from head to toe, since investing in jewelry is a big part of simply being a Gujarati. Here are some of the trends that are followed by a typical Gujarati bride:
The fight between gold v/s diamonds. For a Gujarati girl, it’s obviously BOTH! Gold jewelry is evergreen among the Gujaratis- as it matches with every kind of outfit. Gold is also a very good investment for the future.
As the saying goes, ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. WRONG!! The new saying goes something like this, ‘Diamonds are a Gurajarti girl’s best friend’. Gujaratis take their diamonds very seriously… as it is the hub of diamonds and most of them go through the hands of a polisher in Gujarat. Heavy diamond sets can be worn at any occasion – sangeet, cocktail or even wedding reception.
All the bride-to-be girls, there is a lot more to experiment when it comes to jewelry now. Make way for the must have hand jewelry-haath phools, these make sure that your hands do all the talking.
A pair or two of statement earrings. Not that there is ever a time when we girls don’t want to wear jewelry, but in case you are in such a mood, a pair of statements will come in handy. You can wear anything and a pair of statement earrings, and you are good to go.
Payals, which are usually gifted to the bride by her in-laws on her Roka. This is an essential part of the bride’s collection. You can wear it to any of your pre-wedding or your wedding functions and it will add a girly touch to your look.
You can even wear these baubles after your wedding with a twist. Here is how:
Pair your RaaniHaar with a Tunic
Chaandan Haar with an Evening Gown
Payal with Pant Saree
Haath Phool with an Indo-Western outfit
Girls, the options you have today are unlimited, so don’t be scared to experiment.
Hope you find this video helpful, stay tuned for the latest bridal trends. And if you have any questions, you can leave them in the comment section below and we will try and answer them.
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