Apr 18 2017
Being an Indian bride is no easy task, it comes with a price. Most Indian brides love to look resplendent on their wedding day. The outfits will be usually heavy and so does the traditional ornaments.
As you could deal with heavy necklaces and bangles without much trouble the real problem is to carry the heavy earrings which could be anything from traditional antique 'jhumkas' to the dangling heavy 'chaandabalis'.
That may be one reason most of the brides accessorise their ear further with the supporting chains that are pinned to the hair. It would act as an accessory as well as a source of relief to the searing pain which comes from using heavy earrings.
If you are wearing a heavy earring for your wedding sans these chains make sure that you wear an ear lobe patch to ease the pain that accompanies it. If you could still feel the strain, use a medical numbing cream to ease the pain.
Another advice we have for you is to stick to gold jewellery for your wedding as the costume jewellery could add further damages such as allergy and irritation.
It is not just the earrings that cause troubles to the brides, the traditional 'chooda' ( it is a set of 21 red and white bangles which symbolises that a woman is newly married) which are part of wedding rituals for a North Indian bride also causes trouble.
As there is a tradition that it should be removed only after 40 days of wedding you will have to keep them with yourself day and night. Other than looking a misfit with Western outfits, it would make you toss and turn during the entire night. It won't be easy for you to sleep on your side while keeping your head over your hand.
Another thing, you will have to deal with are the bangle imprints that you will have on your face and the hands. Well, there is not much an easy solution to solve this problem, especially if you are a bride who loves to stick to tradition.
What could be done to solve the problem of constant noise in the night is to cover your hands in soft muslin cloth before you go to bed. It would help to reduce the noise and the bangle imprints on your face.