• Louise Remedios

TIPS ON BRIDAL TROUSSEAU SHOPPING DURING WEDDING PLANNING IN GOA


As the days tick on to your destination wedding in Goa, your mind is cluttered with concerns about the perfect bridal trousseau. We know you’ve had your dream dress thought of the minute you knew you’d met ‘the one’. Here are some tips to make sure becoming the vision is as easy as imagining it.

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Make a checklist

When wedding planning in Goa, last-minute additions or changes can get overwhelming. It’s wise to make a checklist well in advance (we mean months here) so you don’t miss out. Think of all the wedding events you are expecting to celebrate - some traditional celebrations last up to a week.


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Your checklist can include the events, their themes (so your outfits match the theme), bridal salon options, accessories, appointments, preferred materials, etc.


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Finalise your budget

Your dream look may have dozens of sparkling diamonds sewn in but it may not work for your budget. So set one at the beginning and stick to it. Remember, it should tie in with the overall budget of your destination wedding in Goa - it might be excessive to spend 50 per cent of those funds on your trousseau. Generally, 10 per cent of the total sum should be your limit - for both spouses.


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Picture Credits - Elley's craft


If there are outfits you’re buying off the rack, remember to factor in alterations as well. And there’s nothing wrong with checking out rentals, second-hand stores or upcycled vintage wear.

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Do your research

Look everywhere! Pinterest is an excellent place, but there’s also Instagram hashtags, wedding websites and old-school bridal magazines. Bring them all together and you might find themes, styles or details that are common to both - perhaps a certain neckline or whether it’s lacy or voluminous. You can also visit bridal stores to find styles suited to your body type.

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Picture Credits - Alisha's Bridal Accessories


Think hard about accessories

Most accessories from your destination wedding in Goa - like jewellery - can be worn repeatedly, so think about wearability when choosing them. You may have a couple of things that are wedding specific - say the date on the underside of your shoe, but an OTT, ultra-expensive tiara that you will never wear again might be pushing it. Look through Instagram profiles to find vendors who suit your style. The Glitter Box offers gorgeous event styling and personalised accessories while adding a breath of freshness to every detail.

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Sizing is confusing, but important

When it comes to your wedding trousseau, sizing and fit is key. For a white wedding dress straight off the rack, don’t be surprised if the size that fits you is not what you normally buy. For Indian wedding outfits such as cholis for lehengas or blouses saris, it’s important to ensure it fits your body type well. Select a good designer or tailor for alterations. Always buy a size up if you’re unsure - even if you plan to lose a couple of inches before the big day. It’s easier to take in than to let out.

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Picture Credits - Rutu Ghavi


Prepare to shop

Schedule appointments with bridal salons and your entourage during your wedding planning in Goa. Remember that your entourage doesn’t have to include all and sundry. Just a few of your closest friends or family members you are comfortable with.

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Eat well before you head out so you don’t get ‘hangry’ and make rash decisions. But also eat sensibly so you are not gassy and bloated during trials. Wear seamless, nude panties and a bra that is similar to what you might choose for your wedding. Sport slip-on shoes and something comfortable - perhaps a t-shirt dress - that’s easy to take on and off for trials. Also remember to carry heels of a similar height that you expect to wear at your destination wedding in Goa.

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Pro-tip: Take advice from bridal stylists. They’ve seen dozens of brides walk through their doors and know what styles flatter which body types best. Be open to changing your dream dress to something that may turn out to be even more spectacular.

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