A Bride’s Guide to An Indian Wedding

A Bride’s Guide to An Indian WeddingThere are different social objectives for wedding brides across the world in terms of fashion and putting on a costume, but all societies highlight the beauty of the new bride above all else. She is expected to be the best dressed; the one in the most resplendent clothing and jewelry, the one who is unique above everyone else. In Native Indian lifestyle this concept is known as the ‘sola shringar’ or 16 accessories. These are the 16 putting on a costume, jewelry and design tricks that differentiate a new bride from all the other females and which every new bride has to put on as aspect of her wedding get-up. It includes such things as the ‘shadi ka joda’ or wedding clothing (be it a saree, lehenga choli or salwar kameez) as well as make-up components like kajal, lip stick, bindi, alta (henna body art for the feet) and mehendi (intricate henna body art for the hands and arms).

Most of the other components are wedding jewelry and this is no surprise considering Native Indian marriages are all about the jewelry. An Indian wedding is not the time to go simple and this concept is applicable to no one more than the new bride herself. These are some of the essential items you would find in conventional wedding jewelry sets:


This is a very essential kind of Native Indian wedding jewelry that is used across the country. It is basically a temple decoration which is connected to the locks and ends just below the locks line. There are many local and social modifications of this kind of locks and forehead decoration.


The earrings used as aspect of Native Indian wedding jewelry tend to be huge and decorative. Popular conventional modifications include the Polki ear-rings, created with uncut gemstones, and ear cuffs that increase up until the locks line.

Nose-rings or Nath

These are different from our regular concept of nose-rings, being both bulkier and better looking and in the style of a huge ring rather than a little man. More often than not, they are created using pearl jewelry and silver with a slim sequence linking to the locks or ear decorations.


Indian wedding jewelry usually includes several necklaces and necklaces, created of silver, pearl jewelry, valuable and semi-precious rocks and gems. Kundan and Thewa wedding jewelry places often have huge, multi-layered necklaces with complex filigree designs.


This is huge silver bracelets are used around the upper hands.


This is a circlet of silver, studded with little gems or rocks, which is used around the waistline. It is typically used with a saree or lehenga choli rather than a salwar kameez.


One of the most essential items of Native Indian wedding jewelry is the ‘chura’ which are a set of red, white and silver bracelets used almost all the way until the arms.

Rings/ Panja

Often, instead of heavy jewelry, Native Indian females use the panja as aspect of their wedding jewelry. This brings together a slim bracelet with jewelry through slim linking stores across the hand.


Bejeweled silver anklets, connected to pretty toe-rings, are also a significant aspect of Native Indian wedding jewelry.