Tying the knot soon and going to be a north Indian bride? Here are some must-have accessories that you should include in your bridal kit. These pieces are quintessentially north Indian and enhance the charm of the bride. Here are some bridal accessories that you should wear on your wedding day.
A maang teeka is a beautiful accessory that enhances your complete look. It is worn in the centre of your forehead with the string tucked in your hair with pins. Maang teekas come in elaborate designs and depending on your face shape, you can pick one for your wedding. From a tiny pearl drop to chunky ones with stones, this accessory draws the attention to your face and looks regal. Not just the bride, even others wear maang teekas these days as a style statement but if you are a north-Indian bride, ensure that you get one for your wedding. You can choose to conceal the strong with your hair or let it be seen if you are opting for a centre partition. These days, matha patti is another accessory that brides wear if they want a more elaborate look. This one has more than one string with a dangling design in the centre. (ALSO SEE This bride embroidered her love story on her lehenga)
Nath or a nose ring is another accessory that is quintessentially north Indian. The bride can choose to wear a nose pin as well but a nose ring looks more traditional and bridal. The size of the ring can be as big as a bangle or just a small hoop. You even have nose rings studded with stones and pearls and with a string attached that is pinned up in your hair. And don’t worry if you do not have a nose piercing as you can still wear a ring that can be worn without having to get your nose pierced. Nath is one of those accessories that usually is only worn by the bride so don’t miss out on this on your special day.
Chooda is another accessory that is only worn by the bride on her special day and many continue to wear it later as well as a sign of being married. Wearing a chooda is a north Indian ritual and it comes as a set of different sized bangles that are worn by the bride. The traditional colors are red and white but you have different colors as well these days. From customized ones where the names of the bride and groom are written on the chooda, to heavy gem-studded ones, you can pick one according to your taste. The number of bangles also vary so if you do not want to wear a lot of them, you can opt for a smaller chooda as well. (ALSO SEE Punjabi bridal makeup and hairdo)
Toe rings, a symbol that a woman is married, is another accessory that you can include in your bridal kit. Since you will be bare feet for most part of the wedding rituals, you can make your feet look pretty by donning these rings. Toe rings are usually worn on the second toe and come in various designs. From simple bands to ones with designs and stones, you have various options to choose from. The best thing about toe rings is that you can modify the size according to your toe size as they come with adjustable bands. (ALSO SEE Indian bridal makeup and beauty tips)
Another accessory that you can wear around your feet is payal which is worn around the ankles and the attached ghoongru makes sound as you walk. When you apply mehendi on your feet and then wear payal and toe rings, they just add to the charm and increase their appearance manifold. Payal also come in different designs and you can in fact match it with your lehenga or the rest of your bridal jewellery.
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