Brides-to-be, Are You Making These Mistakes?


estEvery girl dreams of being a quintessential bride at her wedding. As she steps in at the venue, all eyes roll towards her scanning her from head to toe. Aunties start their gossip about the bride with their expert analysis. “I like the bride’s ensemble,” “Lucky girl she is,” “Look at the hairdo, it looks like a birdcage.” Amongst all these comments you are struggling with the dupatta and the heavy lehenga or fading makeup. So if you plan to shine like a queen on your D-day then here is list of mistakes to steer clear of.

Don’t forget the essentials. We forget the essentials and pick everything we like. Shop smart and only for things you will need that are important rather than the ones you loved on the mannequin.
Learn time management. We often start shopping for our lehenga in advance but take a lot of time finding the one we want. So the designer or boutique is left with lesser time than required. Keep in mind that most stores will ask for minimum three months and if you have purchased a lehenga with intricate detailing they may need more.
Too much is too bad. When it comes to makeup, we generally don’t pay attention to minute details. Just choosing the right makeup artist is not enough. Telling her what you want and how you want it is equally important. Highlight your key feature and keep the rest minimal. Take a trial session for sure.
bridalsuitsbandbaajaabrideseason4Team up well. Balance out your look. Heavy attire teamed with heavy jewellery and jarring makeup can spoil the whole look. Make sure you tone it down. If the ensemble is embellished and heavy go low on the jewellery.
Avoid heavy buns. Don’t get too many extensions. It will increase the weight of your bun and thus by the end of the function you will have a cramped neck. Also, go for a lighter dupatta as once pinned with the bun, it can be very tough to manage.
Choose the right date for waxing. Never wax on the day of the wedding – or even two days in advance. We know you dread having hair on your honeymoon but you don’t want skin marks, open pores. So get waxing done four days in advance and carry a trimmer, wax strips or epilator.
 Don’t shed the extra kilos. After you have given your measurements and bought all your clothes your constant effort to loose weight starts. But you need to do all this before you give measurements and later just focus on maintaining it.
Make a trousseau budget. While your family may set a budget for the festivities, you need to set one for your trousseau as well. Without a budget we generally overdo it. We buy everything extra without thinking. So make sure you have a budget and follow it to stop excessive expenditure.
Ignoring the weather. You must dress according to the weather on your wedding day. Velvet is the worst choice for summers just like net is not the ideal pick for winters.
Image courtesy: Band Baaja Bride, NDTV Goodtimes and Tarun Tahiliani

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