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The Bridal Lehenga Checklist Every Bride Needs

BY Sakshi Saxena | 05 Dec, 2017

Checklists are gonna be your true BFFs during your wedding- like seriously! You can never make enough of them, and this one is the ultimate checklist you need to make sure your outfits and accessories are on point- not just during the wedding, but starting right from the planning stage! So make a note and sail through the wedding without hassle! 

Outfits

Image via Vinu and Niyatha's Wedding

A week prior

  • Get a lehenga bag to carry your lehenga. If you didn't get one with the outfit, then coat covers can work well too!
  • Test out zippers and hooks in each of your outfits the night before.
  • Always check the blouse neckline by wearing it with the right lingerie and the necklace- bridal blouses are usually stiff and can jump a bit around the cleavage. Get it fitted properly or use double-sided tape to make sure it's a snug fit.
  • If you are wearing a salwar/churidaar or petticoat, make sure to check that the 'nada' is already there.

A Day before

  • Ensure your lehenga is taken out of the box and hung so that any creases can be taken care of . 
  • Pack an emergency sewing kit with needles, thread, small scissors and safety pins just in case. 
  • Ensure you have a picture of the draping style you want on your phone

Wedding day

  • Dont forget to wear a front open top while getting ready
  • Don't forget to fluff your can can. You do this by pulling it upwards so that the ghera is more.
  • Check the tassels and latkans on the outfits- 
  • Carry a small portable handheld garment steamer for taking creases out of dupattas or outfits, especially if you're travelling with them!

Jewellery

Image via Hitched and Clicked★ 5

  • Make sure to get your jewellery polished before-hand, especially if it is heirloom. 
  • Try your bridal jewellery earrings for a couple of hours if they're heavy and see if you're comfortable- if not, then get the chain support thingies which can really be a saviour!
  • If you had your engagement months ago, then get your ring professionally cleaned to make it shine like new in Mehendi or bridal photos. 
  • Wearing a maangtikka or jhoomer? Then decide the hairstyle and parting to go with it before-hand! A lot of brides skip the hair trials, and figuring out things on the D-day can waste a lot of time!
  • Sorting out the jewellery from head to toe for each function and then packing it is a good way to ensure that nothing gets missed out. 
  • Carry clear nail polish for last minute jewellery fixes like loose stones or cover up any issues. 
  • Wearing floral jewellery with real flowers or in your hair? You'll have to store it right- keep it cool and from wilting in a fridge!

Shoes

Image via Claude Loren★ 5

  • Break in your shoes so you don't gets shoe bites on the big day- yes, each pair that you plan on wearing!
  • If your shoes are just fitting and a wee bit tight, use the hairdryer trick! Use some heat on them to expand them.
  • Divide them into boxes with notes stuck on them - Engagement, Mehendi, Sangeet, Wedding and Reception.
  • Get gel insoles for very high heels- you'll thank us later!
  • Carry some comfy options just for backup- like a pair of neutral or gold juttis or kolhapuris so if you don't feel like heels, you can always switch!
  • Another great hack is to tape the third and fourth toes together when wearing high heels- reduces the pain, especially incase of pointy close-toed heels!

ALSO READ: Have You Ticked Off These Things Before You Start Your Wedding Week? Your Checklist!

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