I remember scouring the internet for the choicest of lehengas and salwar suits to wear at my friend’s wedding. I chose the one that ‘looked good’ and was sure that it would in person too. But to my utter horror, it turned out to be a disaster! The seams were off, the colour too didn’t match the images. I vowed never to shop online again, not for anything shaadi-related at least, until recently.
Shopping for a wedding (as a bride) is a different ball game altogether, one that requires equal patience, persistence and a lot of running around. But surprisingly, there are still few things that you can buy online that fall in the low risk category. It could be your bridal bits and bobs or even some quirky wedding decor props. Here are some reliable wedding items, according to me, that definitely have a safety stamp of approval. Oh, and did I tell you that they are all under Rs 4,000?
I know this seems like something you might not even consider, but hey, it’s important and also one of the most popular wedding trends on Instagram. A cake topper with a sweet message, or even a quirky one adds that extra element of cool to the entire cake-cutting ceremony. At Rs 325, it is a very affordable cool element to add to your wedding.
Price: ₹ 325. Buy it here.
Another very important element in both your pre-wedding and shaadi day function. Party props such as face masks and quirky message boards can help set up a memorable photobooth. In fact, I think wedding party props are more selfie friendly and can instantly pep up even your family group shots.
Price: ₹ 750. Buy it here.
An organizer diary in this tech savvy digital age seems like a misfit. But there is something about keeping a planner diary that is just so special. It has a total of 100 pages, with checklists, a budget sheet and a countdown page to keep you sorted. What’s more, it is compact enough to comfortably fit in your tote bag too.
Price: ₹ 535. Buy it here.
What are bridesmaids parties without matching ‘Bridal Squad’ t-shirts? The ‘team bride’ t-shirt trend is here to stay and we think, this black cotton top is a great fit for all those cutesy shoots with your besties.
Price: ₹ 799. Buy it here.
Yes, you read it right! You can now customise and buy sign boards online. I loved this quirky chalkboard style and feel it will look great at an outdoor wedding event.
Price: ₹ 1,200. Buy it here.
You can now glam up those bar sign boards or even welcome your guests with a fun message with these LED lights infused lightboxes. It is battery operated, easy to assemble and comes with 96 letters and symbols for you to customize your message.
Price: ₹ 2,299. Buy it here.
Every bride needs those XL sized bridal trunks that can efficiently handle all her wedding trousseau items. This one by Propshop is a good choice, especially if you want something cool but not too heavy. Psst… It is so big, there will even be some extra space to put in all your books and shoes too.
Price: ₹ 2,500. Buy it here.
Polaroid pictures add a touch of vintage glam to even the most ordinary pictures. This one by Fujifilm comes with an attached selfie mirror and close up lens, and is a great addition to your wedding photobooth.
Price: ₹ 5,999. Buy it here.