Indian Wedding Survival Kit: Bridesmaid

So you’re going to be a bridesmaid in an Indian wedding. Congratulations! You’ll have so much fun. But, as with any wedding, being a bridesmaid comes with certain responsibilities. Are you ready for them? Here are some ideas for an Indian Wedding Bridesmaid Survival Kit that might help you.

Safety Pins

Indian clothes generally involve a lot of fabric. You’re going to need some safety pins to keep things in place, unless you are some sort of sari-wearing expert.

Sewing Kit

Zippers on most Indian clothes are, in our experience, less than stellar. They are the cheapest, flimsiest zippers you’ve ever seen in your life. In the event of a wardrobe malfunction on the big day, you want to have a sewing kit handy, just in case. Broken zipper? No problem, we’ll sew you into your blouse. Beaded bodice snagged on something and beads now falling everywhere? Stop the bleeding with your sewing kit.

Bobby Pins

Like any wedding, you’ll need a ton of these. Consider buying a few colors to match different hair types of the other women in the bridal party.

Lip Balm

Because a day without moisturized lips is worse than a day in hell.


Makeup Remover Wipes

Hindu wedding ceremonies usually involve application of red and yellow powder to the foreheads of the bride, groom, and potentially some other members of the wedding party. Just in case, you might want makeup remover wipes on hand to wipe away the powder for the bride, so she doesn’t have to re-do all of her makeup for the reception.

Pain Reliever

Especially if there’s an open bar. But even if there isn’t one, because who knows? You might stub your toe.