A girl, right from the beginning, starts making plans for her wedding day. Be it jewellery or dress, and she plans it all. She’s always reminded that her prince charming will come in a white horse and will take her away, magical, right? Yes, indeed. The groom comes on a horse and takes his beautiful bride away. India is a magical place, and weddings here are a huge affair. People spend crores of rupees to make the moment right. But what makes these weddings special? You guessed it right; it’s none other than the beautiful brides.
Let’s have a look at why these brides are so special.
1.THE HALDI RASM
Haldi, which is known to have numerous benefits to human beings, is also used for beautification. It’s a pre-wedding ritual, which takes place just one day before the wedding day. It leaves the skin of the bride healthy and glowing. It is said that the bride is not allowed to leave home after this ceremony till their wedding muharat.
2.THE MEHANDI CEREMONY
I can bet every girl loves Mehandi art. And when it’s for the bride, its importance grows even more. A bride is imperfect without Mehandi, and it completes her. It is the representation of the bond of matrimony and signifies love and affection between the couple. It adds magnetism to the bride.
I personally love Chura a lot, and it’s a must-have for my wedding too! It is a set of 21 bangles in red and white. This signifies her status of being a newly married woman. Wearing it brings prosperity and fertility to the married couple.
Kalire are tied to the bride by her family and friends and are a symbol of their love. There’s an interesting ritual that happens after the kalire are tied to the bride. The bride makes all her friends stand in a row, and she shakes her hand on their heads; if any part of the kalire falls on the head of any girl, then it is believed that she’ll be married soon. So those who are in a rush to get married, this thing might work. (I want those too).
5.THE BRIDAL LEHENGA
The lehenga or the wedding dress is one of the most important aspects for the bride. These can start from a few thousand to pretty good lakhs. Generally it’s from the groom’s family but some brides choose to buy it herself. A bride looks ravishing in a lehenga.
Who can forget jewellery and especially when it’s a wedding? Bridal jewellery differs from normal jewellery as it is more beautiful and also really heavy. Even if the bride wears just a single piece of diamond around her neck, the whole crowd will follow her because one cannot compare the sparkle she gets after wearing it.
The bride wears it between her eyebrows. It is a symbol of married life. It is essential for a bride, and it adds beauty to her.
Sindoor or vermilion is a red coloured powder that the groom applies. Today, many women do not apply sindoor, but I find it important because the red colour is so charming and looks perfectly beautiful when a woman wears it.
Every Indian bride wears a gajra at her wedding. I don’t know much of a reason for this but I can say it gives a traditional look to the bride and her hair-do. Generally jasmine flowers are used but now a day’s other flowers like rose, orchids can also be used.
Nose ring or nath is a part of Indian tradition which every bride follows. It gives a royal look to the bride and completes her appearance.
11.INDIAN BRIDES ARE VERY STYLISH!
One most simple and classic reason for Indian brides to be beautiful is that they are very stylish and smart. They know how to look beautiful in any attire, be it formal or casual. They perfectly carry a nice one-piece dress with Chura on. They are simply magical.
The bride gets a natural glow on their face during all the ceremony and rituals. And when that glow is mixed with the above few things, viola! A magic spell is created, and the bride is produced. The above list makes an Indian bride completely different from others, and it also makes the bride look graceful.