When the families plan an Indian wedding, the bride-to-be gets very excited about all the small things related to it. Everyone looks for things to make them perfect and special for both the bride and the groom. They shop for their wedding dresses, gold jewelry designs, and many other things altogether to make their day perfect for each other. But there is one thing that is the most overlooked and that is the gold mangalsutra.
Mangalsutra is the most precious and important ornament in every wedding that is given by the groom’s family to the bride on her special day. The groom ties it to her necklace in front of the whole family while the pandit Ji chants all the important marriage mantras. As it is given by the groom’s family to the bride, they choose it by themselves without consulting her. Now, the bride has to wear the same piece of jewelry for her entire life whether she likes it or not. But imagine if they consult the same with her and ask her to choose under their budget, it makes life simpler for both families. Now, if she has given the choice, the most confusing thing is how to select the perfect mangalsutra so that she can wear it easily.
Here are some tips that will help you in selecting the best one for your special occasion.
- Identify Your Culture
You will find different types of mangalsutras in India depending upon the culture of that state. Therefore, it is better to take advice from your elder ones and in-laws about the cultural requirements. Usually, the mangalsutra is made of black and gold beads stringed in a gold chain with a beautiful pendant depending on the culture. You can select as per your cultural significance.
- Consider Different Designs
The next thing to consider is your mostly worn attire. You should select the design that suits your attire. If you wear traditional clothes like sarees, suits, etc., the most, you should consider the design accordingly, whereas if you wear western dresses like jeans, tops, skirts, dresses, etc., the most, you should choose the design that fits that attire the most. If you want to go in between, then
- Choose the length of the mangalsutra that is neither too long nor too short. Consider the length that you can wear comfortably with all types of clothing.
- Pendant patterns should be chosen wisely. Avoid too traditional ones and select the medium-sized uniquely designed pendant.
- Pick the Perfect Length
Selecting the right length of the mangalsutra is extremely important, especially for the ones who want to wear it daily. The standard size of a chain is 16 inches but many women prefer wearing the long ones of 22 or sometimes 36 inches as well. If you are not sure about the length, ask the jeweler to make the chain adjustable so that you can adjust it according to your requirement.
- Pendant Style
You will find various options in the market, but if you are following your tradition then select the pendant according to it. Nowadays the most trending one is the pendant with a combination of diamonds and gemstones.