By Sharanya Manola Last Updated:
Many brides assume that the more expensive their jewellery, the more stunning they will look on their wedding day. Well, this is not true because a lot of budget-savvy brides prove it otherwise. Most brides have a budget in mind, which means they seek value in every expenditure incurred.
Now, although aiming to shop within the budget and getting value for money can be tricky, it is not impossible. So, have a look at a few ideas to ace budget jewellery shopping.
Your wedding lehenga exhausts most of your budget and the second most expensive buys are jewellery pieces. So, it is best to allocate a budget for the latter. This way, when you go jewellery hunting, you will look for something that falls within the budget.
It is useless to buy ornate jewellery that you cannot wear on any other occasion except your wedding. Instead, buy something versatile that does not lose its style quotient when worn with a variety of outfits, whether Indian or western.
Try buying jewellery that can be mixed-and-matched and worn multiple times, but with a twist. For instance, a necklace from which you can easily wear as maang tikka or even an earring with a maang tikka you may own. Or, find a necklace that can be worn as a bracelet as well. Just keep pestering the shopkeepers to show you those jewellery pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. In this case, even if you overshoot your budget marginally, you would not feel guilty.
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There is nothing that beats emotions associated with a piece of jewellery, which is passed down from generation after generation. Express your desire to your mother that you would like to wear her jewellery. If you want to wear it as it is without any modification, then look for an outfit that matches the heirloom. If you think you want to add a modern touch to it, then get it modified in a way that suits your personality and sense of style. We vouch for the fact that your mother will have moist eyes when she sees you in her priced possessions.
Many brides are of the opinion that spending on jewellery is an utter waste of money because they do not wear it afterwards. So, the best option for such brides is to rent jewellery that complements their wedding outfit. Although this option may not appeal to a lot of brides-to-be, but think about the money you will end up saving! You can use that money to add more outfits to your wedding trousseau!
For those who do not know the difference between the price of gold and its purity, let us help you. 22k or 18k gold will be expensive if you plan to buy a gold set. 14k gold, on the other hand is quite pocket-friendly and provides some good jewellery options as well. You will save quite a good deal of money that you can use to buy something else! But, make sure when you head to buy anything in gold, you have someone experienced tagging along with you.
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So, remember girls, and like we said in the beginning, how gorgeous you look on your wedding is directly proportional to your presence of mind when working on your wedding budget. Act smart or end up wasting money on stuff that you may not wear at all after your wedding!
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