The Next Generation of Weddings: Trousseau Planners & Personal Bridal Shoppers
There was a time when Weddings were a simple affair of a boy and a girl walking around the fire in front of their family. While that ritual stays the same today, the scale of weddings has taken on full 'Yash Raj' proportions. Combine that large scale event with a limited time crunch, and you have a whole host of professionals to help you with your wedding. While wedding planners have been around for some time, bridal shoppers and trousseau planners are a relatively new phenomenon.
Bridal Shoppers are particularly popular with the NRI brides who visit India , but are also fast gaining popularity with the Indian Brides who want to know the fashion secrets of the city. The Bridal shopper consults with brides over their budgets, understands their tastes and preferences and creates a style profile for them. They then assist them and their family in every kind of wedding shopping- book appointments, accompany them to boutiques and designers which fit their budget and help them discover the secret fashion joints of the city which only a seasoned fashion insider knows about.
Where to get uber stylish jewelled saris, which boutique does the best gota patti work, where can you find absolutely stunning wedding lehengas in one's budget? The Bridal Shopper helps you answer all of these questions and more. Apart from this, bridal shoppers also ensure a hassle free shopping experience by negotiating rates, following up with boutiques and designers, coordinating pickups and deliveries and helping them shop for anything-right from their dream wedding lehenga, to artifical jewellery to bridal clutches to even photographers and mehendi artists!
Trousseau Planners on the other hand, may not accompany you on your shopping trip but they ensure that you have the most different, diversified and 'hatke' trousseau for your budget. Trousseau planners have inside information about every shop selling bridal couture not only in their city, but surrounding ones as well. They sit with you and your family, and chart out function outfits, accessories and trousseau items for all of them. A Bridal trousseau is no longer just about 11 items thrown together- the Trousseau planner ensures that you have the absolute best of Indian bridal couture- right from sequinned pallazos, to floor length anarkalis, from digitally printed swarovski sarees to banarsi silks, from the lace edged pakistani suit, to the embroidered jacket, a modern brides trousseau is incomplete without a little bit of help!
Who should hire a Bridal Shopper/Trousseau Planner?
If you are an NRI visiting India for your shopping, you should definitely hire a Bridal Shopper to help you make the most of your trip and budget
If you are an NRI not visiting India, but still want outfits sourced from India you can hire Bridal Shoppers to do that as well
If you are a bride on a time crunch and want to know the fashion secrets of your city
If you are a bride who wants to ensure that you have the most unique trousseau of them all and need a bit of help planning it