Welcome to Wedding Wednesday 3. Today’s post will be about jewels, jewels and jewels. Yeah, one can’t deny that jewels are an important accessory to the bride in a wedding. Unfortunately, many Indian brides seem to concentrate less on the jewels and more on the other stuffs. I have witnessed various weddings where in the wedding jewelry is not finalized until the very last moment or worse the bride tends to wear something too jazzy and unsophisticated.
If you are a bride from states like Kerala or other places where in the bride should definitely be sporting all the gold jewelry then it is fine. You can’t do much about it. However in such a case;
When you are supposed to wear heavy real gold ornaments, you should buy saris in dark colors like green, purple, navy blue. Refrain from light colors or gold shades. They may make you look overloaded with glitters.
If you are a modern bride who is allowed to wear anything you want and everything you want then read further. I have classified jewelry to adorn you based on the outfit you desire.
Different Jewelry for Different Outfits (P.C: Pinterest)
- Bridal Gown: If you are having a Christian wedding then you should look simple and graceful. Choose an off-shoulder or tube dress and adorn your neck with a simple diamond or pearl neckpiece. Top it up with similar studs or small danglers. Keep the jewelry minimal.
- South Indian Silk Sari: Typical South Indian bride? Have no option other than sporting a kancheepuram silk sari? Well don’t worry. We have the right jewelry for you. Go for heavy temple or bharathanatyam jewelry with nethichutti (maang tikka), heavy 3 layer neck piece, kaasu maalai, bangles, vanki, jhimkis (jhumkas), and et.al. Make sure everything is of same variety for instance pearl or white stone or red stone. Adhere to single type such as if you are using pearl nethi chutti confine only to pearls.
- North-Indian Sari: Not interested in zari-worked silk saris? Go for georgettes, chiffons, brocade silks or even Bengali or banaras saris. In this case, pure gold or gold colored and silver colored jewelry is a huge NO. It will make you look jazzy and funky. Go with the powerful Kundan Jewelry. Kundans especially ivory colored ones are in the trend. For both the sari types go for 2 or 3 layer neck pieces.
- Lehangas or Fancy Chudis: Lovely and Suave North Indian Bride? You have lots to try. You can go with kundan jewelry in colors matching to your lehanga (not the color of choli). Optionally go for Jodha Akbar collections and since you are sporting a lehanga try full neck covering single neck piece.
Whatever may be the dresses you wear there is the perfect jewelry which will add elegance and aura to it.
Jewelry can make or break your look on the D-Day. So Beware!
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Cheers n Luv,