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thedelhibride Asks… should Matha Patti & Nath not be worn by wedding guests?

21 Dec thedelhibride Asks... Is it ok for guests to wear matha patti and nath to a wedding

thedelhibride asks when wedding guests wear bridal jewellery is it appropriate

Recently, someone asked me a question on Twitter –

“Is it appropriate for guests to wear a matha patti or a nath to a wedding?”

– @floralspice

I replied saying, “I don’t think so, unless it’s part of your culture. Although, a really small nath on the bride or groom’s closest family members seems alright. Or the matha patti on the bride/groom’s own sister or bhabhi. But she should hold back on other accessories then. Most “appropriate” jewellery on guests (over & above what is normally worn) would include maang tikka, haath phool, arm bands”

What do you think? I’ve seen more and more women wear jewellery that one would typically associate with the bride.

Do you think it’s appropriate for guests to wear bridal accessories?

More questions answered by thedelhibride Asks.

Featured image courtesy: Morvi Images (one of my favourite wedding photographers!)

UPDATE! I asked this question to my fellow bloggers and wedding industry peeps on Twitter, and on Instagram as well. Here’s what they had to say!

Roli (RGVLove & CrazyIndianWedding): If the guest is going to wear mattapati or nath, then keep everything else minimal. Don’t try to upstage the bride!

Tejasvini Chander (Makeup Artist): Matha patti- yes! Nath- no!

Dimpy Kapur (Delhi Style Blog): I think anything tasteful is appropriate, and yes, they can 🙂

Aditi (Marathi Weddings): Depends, because Maharashtrian Nath is usually worn by all in weddings. But a heavy Matha patti to someone else’s wedding is big NO for me!

Devika Narain Mathur (Wedding Designer): Guests should be allowed to wear whatever they please. I personally love a wedding where everyone is beautifully dressed.

Devina Malhotra (Guilty Bytes): I don’t think so! All of this is for the bride to adorn. The guests should stick to earrings & maang tikas, unless it’s a custom.

Shreya Kalra (For The Love Of Fashion & Other Things): I honestly think it’s okay so long as it is balancing out the rest of the look. Over the top jewellery just makes the guest look silly in the end.

Abhilasha (Looking Good Feeling Fab): The excess should be balanced out with a minimal look. You’ll find a mangtikka look here. Let me know what you think!

@aulakh_kitty: I don’t think so…it’s a bridal thing…

@rupalmalik: She can wear matha patti

@madhvik14: If they can pull it off, why not? As long as the rest of their jewelry is lighter.

@v3dantjain: Normally, it’s not advisable. But if they want to, then the rest of the outfit has to be very minimalistic.

@swatiladia: Not both definitely. Mathapatti with nothing in the neck.

@rim243: One or the other, but not both together.

@anishadawar: Mathapatti.

@urvashisalaria: Yes yes yes!

@parneetbhasin: Only matha patti.

Wow, that’s a lot of different opinions!

What do you think?

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thedelhibride asks…Husbands Fasting on Karva Chauth, and MORE!

30 Oct

Does your husband fast with you on Karva Chauth, or Teej, or whichever spouse-related fast you keep?

This is just one of the many questions I’ve been curious about.

I tried my hand at eye makeup for the first time ever! Can you see the pink eyeshadow?

Honestly, I wouldn’t care either way because I don’t actually believe in keeping fasts. I still keep both – Karva Chauth and Teej – but I treat them as festivals to be celebrated with the family. I think I would freak out if I started believing that the fast has any actual power on the health of my husband. Imagine if I get sick on a future Teej or KC! I wouldn’t care about my health, I’d just keep the fast anyway and, well…that would be stupid. I’d rather focus on making sure we eat clean, healthy food all year round and exercise regularly. And get plenty of sleep every night. And stay in a happy, positive state of mind on most days. Yup, definitely a way better and more assured way of making sure my husband stays well.

So, what’s the deal with your husband?

  1. Does he keep the fast with you?
    1. If he does, is he excused from giving you a gift on Karva Chauth?
    2. If he doesn’t, does he have to get you a gift?
  2. I’m also curious about how all the working girls manage the evening puja. Do all of you leave your offices early to rush back home for the puja? Are your managers really ok with it? What about those of you who are entrepreneurs?
  3. Do you get really dressed up on every KC? Or was it just the first?
  4. And finally, what gift have you given your mother-in-law on KC?

I’m just so curious what everyone else is upto! I barely know anyone who keeps these fasts, and would really love to know how you celebrate.

Waiting to hear from you!

thedelhibride Asks… Bachelorette Party Ideas

4 Oct

TDB Asks Bachelorette Party Ideas

One of my best friends, my “chuddy buddy” from school, is getting married in less than 2 months! Time is running out, and I haven’t had time to plan her bachelorette party yet *biting nails at a rapid pace* I know, I’m a terrible best friend! Continue reading

thedelhibride Asks… Best Places to Shop at Hauz Khas Village

13 Feb

I had written a series of posts about my favourite Hauz Khas Village stores back in 2012 –

  1. Aumbre
  2. Ogaan
  3. Ole Couture

I re-visited my favourites in 2013, and in what’s turning out to be an annual tradition, I’m heading there AGAIN tomorrow for Indian wear shopping! For the 2014 edition.

I know the places I love the most, but I’m curious to know what’s in your black book. I’ll go have a look at my readers’ top picks – the places YOU love the most! So…

What are your favourite Indian-wear stores in Hauz Khas Village?

thedelhibride Asks… MUA in Lucknow

6 Jan

The first post of 2014, and it’s for a bride to be from the city of Nawabs (and kebabs!) – Lucknow!

Do you know of a good Makeup Artist in Lucknow?

Please leave a comment below if you know of any MUAs based in Lucknow who do a good job – whether it’s been on yourself, or if you’ve seen it on a bride. Will really appreciate the help!

We’ve also put up questions about finding good MUAs in JaipurPuneHyderabadAmritsarChandigarhNagpur & Ludhiana – if you can recommend a few good ones from those cities, please do leave a comment on the respective posts. Thank you! The Delhi/NCR post continues to be one of the most commented on posts (over 200, and counting!) so take a look if you’re a Delhi bride! You just might find your wedding makeup artist in that post!

thedelhibride Asks… Pre-Bridals in Agra

25 Nov

A bride who lives in Agra wants to get her pre-bridal treatments at a trusted and tested salon in Agra.

Do you know of a trusted salon in Agra where a bride can get her pre-bridals done? One you’ve tested, or has been recommended by a friend?

She’s getting married in January, so if you can suggest any place you’ve been to for your standard mani-pedi-facial-bleach-body polish kind of pre-bridal package, do leave a comment below! THANK YOU!

thedelhibride Asks… Karva Chauth Ensemble

16 Oct

This will be my first Karva Chauth with the family (although technically the first one has already happened last year at my honeymoon in Australia). I’m not a Punjabi, so this is the first Karva Chauth of my LIFE! What I mean is, I’ve never even seen one. Except in the movies, of course. And I’m, obviously, totally lost about what to wear.

What do you wear on Karva Chauth?

I’ve heard newlyweds get really decked up on their first karva chauth, and many even wear their wedding lehenga. Should I? Or should I just wear a really heavy sari? I have one net sari with heavy kundan work that I wore to my cousin’s wedding 4 years ago (never wore it after that because it’s really heavy) – it’s actually the exact same sari Anushka Sharma wears in the final scene of Band Baaja Baraat (the movie) where Ranveer Singh’s character finally confesses his love to the girl. Or should I go classic and wear a silk sari (I have plenty lying unused from my trousseau), or wear one of the many anarkalis I own that are not so heavy?

I know, I know. Too many options na? That’s why I need a little bit of help! What did you wear/are planning to wear on your first Karva Chauth with the family? Your wedding lehenga? Or a heavy sari? SOS!!!

Edit: I finally wore my wedding lehenga! Pictures and full story here.

thedelhibride Asks… Gota Patti Lehengas in Delhi/Jaipur

5 Oct

In June, one of our blog readers had asked this question about where one can find gota patti lehengas under INR 35,000 in Delhi & Jaipur. I had put up the question on Facebook, and we got some helpful responses. I’m now adding this to the blog, so that all of you can have easy access to the helpful comments left by fellow readers. If you also have a suggestion, please add it to the thread – either on Facebook or as a comment below this post. Thank you!

PS. Please let me know in case the Facebook link above is not displaying properly for you.

thedelhibride Asks… MUA in Ludhiana

26 Sep

Back with another Makeup Artist recommendations post for you. This time, the query has come in from Ludhiana!

Do you know of a good Makeup Artist in Ludhiana?

The only one I’ve heard of is Harjinder aka Latto (am I spelling it right?) of Lakme Salon. Mehak of Peaches & Blush blog highly recommends her, and I also like the work she’s done on this bride on her wedding day.

Please leave a comment below if you’ve also liked Harjinder’s work, or if you know of any other MUAs based in Ludhiana who do a fab job – whether it’s been on yourself, or if you’ve seen it on a bride. Will really appreciate the help!

We’ve also put up questions about finding good MUAs in JaipurPuneHyderabadAmritsarChandigarh & Nagpur – if you can recommend a few good ones from those cities, please do leave a comment on the respective posts. Thank you! The Delhi/NCR post continues to be one of the most commented on posts (over 160, and counting!) so take a look if you’re a Delhi bride! You just might find your wedding makeup artist in that post!

thedelhibride Asks… MUA in Jaipur

11 Jul

Jaipur is another popular city for couples to get married in, and a few brides from this city are looking for makeup artists to make them look fabulous on their wedding day.

Any suggestions for a good Makeup Artist in Jaipur?

Please leave a comment below if you’re already engaged/married and got your makeup done from a Jaipur-based artist whose work you loved. Or if you’ve seen an MUAs work on a bride and you’d like to recommend him/her.

Edit: Mehak also put up this question on her blog, so check out the post to see if there’s any additional suggestions that might help you.

We’ve also put up questions about finding good MUAs in PuneHyderabadAmritsar, Chandigarh & Nagpur – if you can recommend a few good ones from those cities, please do leave a comment on the respective posts. Thank you! The Delhi/NCR post continues to be one of the most commented on posts, so take a look if you’re a Delhi bride! You just might find your wedding makeup artist in that post!