Tips To Curate The Perfect Post-Wedding Bridal Trousseau

Published by - The Wed Post | 14 minute read

You’re getting married to the love of your life, you’re shifting from one house to another, maybe you’re shifting from one city to another or maybe you’re changing continents altogether. While you’re stressing about finding the perfect bridal outfit, coordinating dates with your all-time favourite makeup artist or running from store to store to find that perfect jewellery set, you’ve also got to think about your post-wedding bridal trousseau. This needs to have a few traditional pieces, some chic daily wear outfits, a sensuous wardrobe for your honeymoon, and a few simple outfits for visits to relatives as a new bride. To make this ordeal just a little bit easier, here are some tips to help you curate the perfect post-wedding trousseau with ease.

Something For Everything

A simple Pakistani lawn suit for those endless dinners with relatives, a smart blouson for dinner and drinks with his friends, a few traditional outfits that you can wear for upcoming weddings- ensure that your post-wedding trousseau has an outfit for every possible occasion you might have to grace in the near future.

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Create A Collection Of Ethnic Pieces

Think of sarees, palazzos, kurtis, lehengas, ghararas and maxi skirts. Your post-wedding schedule is going to be full of dates with relatives and family members. From pujas to weddings to birthday parties, this is the time you’ll want to look your traditional best. Ensure your wardrobe is complete will all these stunning pieces and amp it up with a modern touch of funky accessories.

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Saree Is Forever

A saree is a timeless investment. If you take care of it well, you can actually pass down a heirloom saree for generations. Classic brocade sarees for formal functions, chiffon sarees for those summer weddings, silk sarees for winter weddings, lace sarees for upcoming family gatherings, sheer sarees for cocktails- ensure that you have one for each occasion. You don’t even have to buy them all! Borrow some stunning pieces from your mum and your mum-in-law’s wardrobe and you’ll be good to go!

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Now Is the Time To Experiment

From vibrant warms to dusty colds, now is the time to flaunt some colour! Gorgeous fuchsia lehengas, intricate sequin sarees, light pastel coloured lehengas, royal blue suits and mint green sharara sets, you should own a little bit of everything.

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Save A Little Margin

This might not be the tip that you want to read, but this tip is going to be a lifesaver. When you’re getting new outfits stitched for your bridal trousseau, make sure you leave a little margin – just to open up the outfit, in case it is ever required. After all, you are your skinniest self at your wedding. After that, you’re allowed to gain a little, aren’t you?

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Make Your Trousseau Pocket-Friendly

While your bridal trousseau is sure to charge you a bomb, you can actually save quite a large amount when it comes to your post-wedding trousseau. Visit your local boutiques for some stunning pieces. Look for some new talented designers on Instagram and borrow pieces from your mum and sister’s wardrobe. You can also pick outfits that are easy to mix and match. The key is to make the collection as pocket-friendly as possible.

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Don't Go Overboard

Speaking of being well-prepared, we also don’t want you to go overboard. You definitely don’t need 20 new suits as a part of your wedding trousseau. Make a list of what all you want to buy and stick to the list. When you go overboard, you tend to buy things that aren’t all that great on second thought.

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Invest In Your Happiness

Not everything you buy needs to be a big brand. If you’ve been eyeing a particular pair of sunglasses, buy them. If you’ve been looking at this extravagant bag for a while, your bridal trousseau is a good enough reason to buy it. Buy what makes you happy, because using it will make you even happier. Don’t buy things based on trousseau checklists and designer labels.

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You Can Never Go Wrong With Classics

If you’re shopping for your bridal trousseau in advance, by which we mean at least more than six months before your wedding date, keep the upcoming fashion trends in mind. Instead of shopping based on predicted trends, you can stick to buying classics. A gorgeous anarkali, a little black dress, simple dark blue jeans, black stilettos – you can never go wrong with a classic.

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Pick Some Specials

Start preparing on your post-wedding trousseau well in advance and pick up special pieces from different markets. From Jaipur’s famous Leheriya fabrics to a Phulkari dupatta from Amritsar or Maharashtra’s much-loved Paithani saree, let your post-wedding trousseau be vibrant with different pieces sourced from various famous regions of the country.

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Make Use Of Your Wedding Registry

Smart couples have started making smart choices when it comes to receiving wedding gifts. While you wouldn’t want your wedding guests at large to know about which suits and sarees you want to receive as wedding gifts, you can always count upon your friends and cousins to gift you a wardrobe of your choice. Let your girl pals know about the outfits you are looking forward to have in your post-wedding trousseau and spare them the guessing game. Afterall, who wouldn’t want to invest in a gift that the receiver would cherish forever!

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