Wedding Jewellery is a very important part
of the overall look for the bride. An Indian
Bride is adorned with jewellery from head to
toe on the wedding day. Here are some
essentials to keep in mind while selecting the
If it is a daytime wedding, then it is advisable
to wear light wedding jewellery as too much
jewellery can make a bride look garish and
gaudy. You can wear heavy kundan sets for
night weddings when the glare of the sun is
replaced by the charming moonlight. You
could also opt for lighter and simpler jewellery
for pre-wedding ceremonies and heavy sets
with elaborate detailing and intricate designs
for the main wedding.
In case of theme weddings, where everything
including the wedding dress and decor is
coordinated according to a particular
theme, wearing traditional heavy jewellery
can be awkward. For instance, beach
weddings do not need heavy jewellery and
simple diamond studs around the neck and in
the ears are a good choice. In case of summer
weddings, brides can wear pearls matching
their wedding dress.
Wedding jewellery must be coordinated with
the wedding dress. Whether you choose a
kundan set or a heavy gold set, it must look
good when worn with the wedding dress.
Traditional gold jewellery is best suited for
brides who wear silk sarees for their
It is perfectly fine to wear simple, elegant
designs that enhance your personality on the
wedding day. Light jewellery is fine as long as
it is well coordinated and looks beautiful
with the wedding dress.
According to the latest trends, a bride should
prefer diamond jewellery to gold, and even if
gold is used, a platinum finish looks much
better. You can also opt for designer or
customised jewelleryin platinum or
diamond, depending on the budget.
The traditional complete look includes a
heavy and ornate necklace
set, bangles, finger rings, bracelets, earrings
(jhumki), tikka, hath panja, armlet (baaju
bandh), nose ring
(nath), mangalsutra, anklets, toe
rings, waistband (kamar
bandh), kaleere, jewelled
brooches, etc, typically in gold.
In traditional Indian weddings,family
heirlooms are passed on to the bride at the
time of the wedding. The bride needs to be
prepared in advance to coordinate the family
heirlooms with the rest of her wedding attire.