How to Dress As a Bride's Maid for a Hindu Wedding

Hindu weddings are large, elaborate events. The Bride's Maid must take care to dress special, and be distinguished from the rest. This article is for teenage or older bride's maids.

Steps

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    Take a bath, washing your face, and your hair. Exfoliate if possible. You want to be looking your best for the day. A week or two weeks before the wedding, begin with a skin care regime. Avoid oily, fatty foods, include a weekly facial mask, and exfoliate. Wear moisturizing cream.
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    On the day of the wedding, shave your legs, underarms, etc. You don't want to be feeling itchy. Wear deodorant or perfume.
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    Choose a sari to wear. If you are a teen or older, a sari is the best. Keep in mind that the blouses expose midriffs, if you don't like this, then simply choose a plain black or white top, or a top that matches the color of the sari. Try to buy a ready-made sari for this occasion, it makes things much easier. The pleats will have already been sewn on. Choose a sari of your own size-these can be brought in stores or online, as well as being made by a tailor. Choose an elaborate silk sari. Ideally, it should be full of golden silk designs.
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    Buy elaborate, matching jewelry for the sari. A necklace with a big charm and matching earrings should do. Five to ten Indian bracelets per arm are needed as well.
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    If you are wearing a ready-made sari, then spread out the whole cloth and find the part where there are pleats. If you hold the pleats up, you will realize that if you drape them around yourself, they form a skirt with a tie-up waist. Tie the waist-line according to your own waist, it should be snug.
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    Once you have secured the waist, take the long drape of cloth that lies on the ground. Wrap it around yourself once. Then throw the rest of it over your shoulder. The silk borders should be the uppermost from your breasts, and the part that falls over your shoulder should be the elaborate part.
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    Do the make-up now. Wear a copper-shaded eye-shadow along with eyeliner and mascara. If your skin is fair to medium-tanned, try out foundation lotion on it. If the foundation lotion works, by all means use it. Spread it in your palms and apply evenly to your face and neck. Feel free to apply a little more than you normally would because today is a special day.
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    Wear dark lipstick, or lipstick matching the color of your sari. Also wear a little bit of blush. Spray perfume on your arms, as well as once on the sari.Wear a chouli(Long braid with flowers)if u like.

Tips

  • Wear heels with the sari.
  • Ask someone to help you with the sari if you are unsure.
  • You should put on a bindi and a maang tikka as well.
  • Wear anklets and mehendi.

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