Remember Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’? Amidst all the chaos, clutter, skeletons coming out of the closet, the wedding held extreme fond memories for the guests and the moviegoers. It seems that everything was perfect at the end. It was romance and rejuvenation of spirits alright; monsoon can have that effect on you. If you are planning your D-day in the most romantic weather, here are a few pointers to help the monsoon bride.
Rains can be pretty unpredictable; so keep it light during the monsoon. Out with the heavy dresses and bling and keep it minimal. Check out the latest designs on lace, satin, georgette and net and choose a choli with intricate designs. For the lehenga, opt for a lighter ghagra or a lehenga. Before you start on the makeup, pay special attention to your hands and feet. Brides often tend to forget about their feet and hands in the middle of the last minute wedding rush. A regular non-hassle routine like scrubbing your feet and hands with warm water and soft soap or a piece of lemon can do wonders! It is extremely effortless, but gives you that extra shine on your wedding day.
Rain and humidity both act as spoilers for your hair. This is one thing that you really need to be careful about. Start a hair routine at least two or three months prior to the wedding date. Use a mild shampoo and a conditioner for your hair and wash it at least two or three times a week. You can opt for a weekly spa as well which will help to maintain the soft lustre look of the hair.
Instead of going for dark colours, you can choose neon shades such as blue, green, peach or pink. Both suits and sarees in neon colours look good on brides. So, if you are choosing a light lehenga for the main event, you can stick to the neon shades for other functions such as sangeet or mehendi.
It is best not to keep your hair open for the event; you should opt for a messy bun or a neat top knot or a simple braid and adorn it with fresh flowers.