Friend’s Bridal Update and My Red Anarkali Suit
Indian weddings are crazy. Period. I told you in this post that a very close friend is getting married. Well the time is here..the wedding is tomorrow! I met her a few days back and was quite taken aback. Man she is totally a bridezilla! I had an impression that she was totally cool and quite chilled about being a bride but nooooo she is now a bride-on-a-mission. The other day she had her roka ceremony and when I called her the first thing she had to say was “Anshita everyone was staring at me..bahut weird tha! I could not even talk to my fiance!” Well..ofcourse they will..she is a bride. I told her to get used to it..loads of staring lies ahead!
One of my inner most fears turned out to be true. The in-laws in India can never gift a bride what she wants. You know in our weddings the groom’s side gives the bride a wedding outfit – it can be the bridal lehenga, a saree or gown for the engagement. Plus the in-laws get the bride some post-wedding daily wear suits and other stuff. So now all the stuff her MIL chose for her is tacky. Its silver and blingy…and not the good kind of bling. The bling with lots of big jarkan stones. Well when I asked her what she was gonna do with it..she told me she will get them all exchanged!!
The world was a happy place until she opened the package that her MIL sent for the sagan ceremony. (The sagan is usually hosted by the groom’s family and held a day before the wedding where you gift all sort of stuff to the bride..mostly jewellery. Plus you get the bride a wedding chunni). So the suit she was supposed to wear just 4 days later was majenta!! And added to it was loads of silver work. Plus it was too light for a bride. Boy she was screwed! But given the total bridezilla that she had turned into..she had the house on fire! And the poor groom got it all fixed. But the chunni her in-laws sent for the sagan was the one you use in jagaran and mata ki chowki! The net red dupatta with lots of big golden lace?
So now her MIL suggested she go shopping with her for the chunni and since that day I was with her, she took me along. Being a total kickass sardarni she is, she handled it all…an annoyed MIL with her devrani and the chunni disaster. After hunting some 5-6 shops she finally settled for a pink net dupatta with a fuchsia velvet border. I forgot to click its pic….there was this strange bridal tension in the air which had me gripped.
At this time the heel of my wedges came apart and I had to rush back. Then I quickly went to my boutique to pick up my outfit for the wedding.
Things left to do:
2. Waxing. I will have to DIY that too with my favourite cold wax strips.
3. Threading. By the time you read this post my eyebrows would be done. If not, I would DIY this one too.
4. Get my shoes exchanged. I got sandals with 4 inch heels. Now when I came home and measured it against my old shoes..they were all 4inches!! So now I gotta go back and get something around 5-6. I know…..but no pain no gain. Plus its time I get used to such big heels since I’m quite tiny.
I tried my red anarkali which I got from chandni chowk as I told you in this post. Please excuse my super oily face and that weird expression. I was just so excited to see how it looks on me. And I’m quite happy with what I see in the mirror. FYI I’m quite scared of getting my outfits stitched at boutiques. I go inside these shops starry eyed..order the best looking outfit from the catalogue but the final result is always a different story. Its nowhere near what I had imagined in my head. That happened to me on my cousin’s wedding where I was the bridesmaid. I had to wear two stupid outfits…let’s not even discuss it. So this time I didn’t wanna leave it on anyone (almost all the boutique ladies have said to me in the past – Leave it all on me..trust me). So I got a semi-stitched suit and just asked her to stitch it WITHOUT going “creative”. She still billed me a 1000 bucks…all she had to do was put it together for god’s sake!
If you want to know where exactly is my outfit from then don’t worry..I already have a detailed post planned next week.