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Amazing wedding trousseau ideas for the modern bride!

Amazing wedding trousseau ideas for the modern bride!

Trousseau, a French word with a beautiful meaning, is an important part of a bride’s wedding preparations. For some of us, our mothers have been collecting and keeping aside stuff to send with us. Traditionally, a wedding trousseau would contain silverware, linen, towels, pillows, china, clothes, jewellery etc. Given the time and space we’re in, there is always a lot of limitations in term of how much we can carry! Here is the modern version of what a wedding trousseau should have, for every Indian bride!

1. Fancy Lingerie!

1 things to buy for your trousseau This, of course, tops our wedding trousseau list! As a bride, you want to dress up gorgeous inside out. It’s also that one thing you can go a bit risque on! Some seriously lacy bras, satin panties along with some cotton t-shirt bras and full coverage underwear. You need an ample amount of these, so you’re always looking immaculate!

2. Sarees with Multi-purpose Blouses!

Sarees still form a major part of every bride’s trousseau. Carry a variety of sarees, from light-printed georgettes to heavily embroidered ones. You’ll need them on different occasions. While designing your saree blouses, make sure you pack a few that will go well with different sarees too. This will just save you time, money and space!

3. Makeup Stuff!

3 things to buy for your trousseau Stock up on your favourite makeup items, from lipsticks to eyeshadows. It’s always better to make a vanity box with everything in it. From party wear makeup to everyday essentials, pack them all. Don’t forget to carry a variety of perfumes with your bridal trousseau too! You want to look and smell good!

4. Pretty Heels!

Grab some comfortable and pretty heels as part of your wedding trousseau, both ethnic and Western. You’ll need a bunch of these considering all the new family and friends you’ll have to meet. Having a few quintessential heels is always a good idea. Think of nude peep-toes, some blingy stilettos, black pumps, shiny wedges, slip-ons and more. We can never have enough!

5. Bath and Bed Linen!

5 things to buy for your trousseau A bit old school, but this wedding trousseau is something special! From soft towels to pristine white bed sheets and embroidered covers, there is a lot you can carry with you to decorate your room and create an atmosphere that is warm and cosy and to your liking! 

6. Sparkly Clutches!

...and some subtle ones too! Evening clutches to match those ornate outfits, be it your Western dresses, ethnic ensembles or even your wedding trousseau, these are almost necessary. Carry a mix of box clutches, potlis and purses. These are besides the handbags that you’ll need too! banneryellow_500px

7. Nightwear

7 things to buy for your trousseau Indulge in delicate negligees and chemises as bridal trousseau, to make the first few months of your marriage more exciting. But don’t forget to carry some comfortable cotton night suits and nighties. Some shorts and basic shirts will work too!

8. Ethnic Wear!

Pack a lot of classy kurtis, salwar suit sets, rich anarkalis, ethnic skirts and short kurtis. Even though you might not wear these very often, if you find some pretty options, do pick them since the chances to find something you like later when you need them might be rare.

9. Fun Jewellery!

9 things to buy for your trousseau Besides, all of the traditional jewels that you’ll be carrying, don’t forget to pick some funky contemporary jewellery too to match your wedding trousseau. You’ll need them for your Indo-western and Western outfits! Statement rings, long earrings, some bracelets and big necklaces - fill up your trinket box with these to amp up any outfit!

10. Ethnic Flats

We’re thinking kolhapuris, stone-studded slip ons, juttis etc along with those thong sandals that you can also wear with your jeans as well. You’ll have a lot of different occasions from pujas to family dinners where you’ll want to slip into comfortable flats. Having a variety is always the best option for this wedding trousseau

11. Fitted Dresses & Tops!

11 things to buy for your trousseau Buy some elegant dresses and stylish tops as part of your wedding trousseau. They never go out out of style. Shop for these during sales and when there is a discount on them so you can get more in the same price and feel good about it too! Images: Shutterstock HAVE A STORY IDEA FOR POPxo? If you want to hear about it, we can write about it! Just tell us your idea here! MUST-READ: 8 Super Pretty Clutches For The Bride’s Trousseau! MUST-READ: #BrideStyle: 11 Awesome Things To Sneak Into Your Trousseau!
Published on May 19, 2016
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