The Maang Tikka
Having disappeared from the matrimonial scene for a few years, the stunning maang tikkahas made a major comeback and how. As a rule of thumb, ladies with broad foreheads can opt for a heavy maang tikka whilst those with narrow foreheads should stick to a simple, single-stranded piece. It is always a good idea to buy your maang tikka as part of your bridal jewellery set to ensure that the style is consistent with the rest of your baubles. If you are feeling bold, the classic matha patti is equally dazzling.
The statement earrings with the minakari work or kundan work on them can go well with sarees and salwar kameez but you can take a leap in experimentation and team them up with Jodhpur designs with a bright skirt to achieve that perfect bohemian look. Excellent examples of Kundan craftsmanship, these jhumkas also go well along the traditional bridal wear. If you want to add a statement piece to your attire for a cocktail do, statement earrings are your best friend.
I love statement rings which you can colour match with each outfit, Statement Rings are a bit hit in the wedding circuit for quite some time and take my word for it, they are not going anywhere. This trend is here to stay whether you invest in mega bucks to buy this or not is not really important but dont forget to have a few in your trousseau box.
A perfect accessory for any woman, anklets and bracelets in Kundan can be a vibrant add-on to an Indian attire as well as a Western one. Worn with sarees, they do add a tinge of grace to the traditional attire but with a Western casual outfit they offer a pleasant contrast and fuse well. I have started to wear the delicate ones in silver more with western outfits these days and keeping those bejewelled ones in kundan or diamond for special dressing up days.
What is a wedding ensemble without arms full of choodiyan? No matter where you hail from, bangles are an indispensible part of every bride’s look. Traditionally worn in shades of green, red and white, the modern day bride prefers to match her bangles to the rest of her outfit. Today, bangles come in all sorts of designs and materials so there is bound to be something for every kind of bride.
The Nose Ring
The traditional bridal nose ring, also known as the nath, has come back with a bang. I love the large, dramatic pieces with a long chain that is attached to the brides hair, but simple nose rings can look equally stunning, especially if the rest of your jewellery is rather heavy. If you do not have your nose pierced but really want to wear a nose ring on your big day, please do not run out and get your sniffer pierced. Look around with a careful eye and you will find a wide range of clip-on options that are classy and comfortable. What more does a girl need?