The ultimate checklist to kickstart your trousseau shopping!
“Will you marry me?” might have been music to your ears, but if we’re being really honest, the four words that’ll really make a difference are, “Let’s go trousseau shopping?”
For the uninitiated, a trousseau -derived from the French word ‘trousse’- means a case full of clothing, linen, and other essentials collected by a bride ahead of her marriage. While you are yet to have your very own “Big Fat Indian Wedding,” you should be well aware that being a bride is not an easy thing. Along with planning the festivities down to the tiniest detail, you also have to worry about what you will need after the wedding is over! Most ladies have a standard checklist of items for their trousseau, but many of them forget the small essentials that can make a world of difference. Here are the 11 items that you simply must have in your trousseau:
Sarees are a major part of every bride’s trousseau. We know you won’t forget to pack your daily wear and honeymoon outfits, but sarees will have to be reminded! You can pick any, right from lightweight chiffons and georgettes to heavy, designer ones. They might come in handy for all the post-wedding rituals and those endless dinner parties.
2. Multi purpose blouses:
If you are packing a saree, you have got to pack the blouses too. In the age of mix-and-match ruling the fashion scene, you can always pick one blouse that will go with a lot of sarees if styled well. This is will also save a lot of time, space and money.
3. Vanity Box:
It’s essential to curate your vanity by including everything you might need at any given point of time. So, make sure you pack the whole range, right from the basics to your party-ready kit in your makeup box.
4. Beauty essentials:
With a vanity case, comes your can’t-do-without beauty essentials - sunscreen, cleanser, toner, moisturizers, essential oils, chapsticks, foot cream, hand and body lotions (you get the drill!). Make sure you say ‘check’ every time you pack them ‘em.
Pack your signature perfume, Period!
Yes, you’re gonna be wearing your kick-ass bridal stilettos at the wedding, but you’ll need your comfy footwear too. Sneakers, slip-ons and flats should go along with your other stunning pairs too when you are off to your honeymoon. So, don’t risk forgetting them or you’ll have a shoe crisis maybe in a totally new country or city!
Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend, but you’ll need your other jewelry BFFs too, while honeymooning, post-wedding ceremonies or for regular use. Statement rings, long earrings, some bracelets and big necklaces - fill up your trinket box with these to amp up any outfit!
8. Lingerie set:
You definitely might own some gorgeous lingerie, we know, but there's something special about a corset, fur and robe combination too! You’ve got to own a lingerie set that's delicate yet sexy at the same time!
9. Fancy beverage:
Tea or coffee, whatever is the beverage of your choice, you might wanna pack it in your bridal trousseau too! Why? Well, it can be your satisfying and destressing beverage you turn to, starting a tradition of your own.
10. Face Mask:
A face mask that you put on and pamper your skin with? Yes, please! The endless wedding functions and wearing of excessive makeup during all of them is going to leave your skin in dire need of some nourishment via a mask!
11. Aromatic Candles:
Never underestimate the power of candles! Right from relieving all your stress to setting the right mood in the room, they can come very handy, especially right after the wedding (you know what we’re talking about, ladies)!
So, get these life-savers and fashionable basics in your trousseau before you step into a new life. It will help save you from the usual chaos that happens during wedding preparations.