The significance of marriage is immense, especially in India. The wedding day has always been an important event, not just for the couple but for the entire family.

The significance of marriage is immense, especially in India. The wedding day has always been an important event, not just for the couple but for the entire family. And shopping for jewellery begins long before the wedding and continues till the eleventh hour. Indian weddings are a huge affair with jewellery being the most important part of it, especially for the bride.

Here are some factors you must take care of when you go on to buy the Jewellery:

1. Decide the Budget first and foremost

There should not be any budget constraint at the last moment. There should always be a scope to add or lessen the money you put into buying the jewellery. The occasions you plan to have and the amount of number of jewelleries you would be buying should always be under the budget of your plan. This keeps you away from any last moment rush.

2. Put comfort first

The jewellery is there to make you look your best. It should be worn with pride and give an aura of grandeur. This is achieved when you are comfortable to carry it. The level of comfort is decided according to the manufacturing of the jewellery and the types of metals used. The better the jewellery, the greater it is for your comfort.

3. Go for the long term

The motive of buying the jewellery must be clear as to whether it is for short term or long term. Many a time the jewellery is kept for generations ahead. It should be kept in mind that the jewellery you buy must be designed so that it can be sustained for long.

4. Choose your jewellery then your attire

Often there are many contrasts in the outfit of a bride or groom. This happens because of a lack of planning. The shopping for jewellery must always be the first thing and then the colours of the outfits should be decided according to it. There is no scope of mismatch on the day of your wedding. Always consult people around for your overall shopping. Namely your mother, wedding planner and your make-up artist. They are the ones who will have a holistic vision with you.

5. Keep the occasion in mind

In the Indian traditional wedding, the occasions are multi-fold including sangeet, Mehendi, engagement Ceremony, tilak/sagan Ceremony, Haldi Ceremony, Roka Ceremony. With so many events around, one must be aware that not every occasion requires heavy jewellery. For e.g. in the event such as Roka, one can go for minimal jewellery and for the event such as Mehendi or Haldi one can opt to skip it.

6. Keep the trends of jewellery in mind

The trends in the jewellery fashion keep on changing. It is the influencers such as celebrities and the jewellers themselves who keep on bringing the new collections. Generally, the designs which are luxurious in the appeal are showcased as a priority in the wedding season. As discussed above, the occasion, skin tone et al, everything matters.

7. Check your family heritage

There is a strong possibility that you may find some adornments in your family heritage, your mother’s or grandmother’s. Either you can choose to wear the same ones or take inspiration from them and get new ones made.

8. Authenticity

The amount of effort a jeweller puts in to create the jewellery is what makes them stand apart from others. You should always look out for the most genuine and authentic jewellers having hallmark over all their embellishments which depicts that they are quality tested. Conclusively, there is a need where you plan your day well, from the timing to the attire, from the attendee's list to your own grand entrance. The list may never end, but this day should be worth remembering and you deserve to look your best on that day.