By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
There’s a reason why Indian weddings are widely acknowledged as one of the most creative & entertaining weddings around the globe. The entertainment credits go to those floor-breaking dances and the creativity credits go to those lavish dresses and accessories. Marriage is, of course, one of the most significant moments of a person’s life. But, obviously holds an extra-special place in the hearts of girls. The reason can be understood by the famous saying, “A girl looks most beautiful on her wedding day.” From charming dresses to embellishing accessories, a girl wears everything that makes her stand apart from the crowd on her wedding day. Well, that’s the least she can ask for. In recent years, with all those photography shoots before, during, and after the wedding. A lot of focus has been inclined towards the accessories and dresses of brides.
One of the most attractive accessories that brides wear is undoubtedly the 'Choodas'. Different states have a separate set of bridal choodas. But, it is something that every girl in the country wants to have. Traditionally, a chooda consists of red and white bangles but it also depends on the colour of a brides’ wedding outfit. However, you’ll be surprised to know that, there’s a thing like chooda covers in the markets out there for all the brides-to-be. Yes! And the best part about them is that you can customise them according to your will, either put the name of your hubby on them or put something about you on it. We have already seen a lot of girls putting the date when they fell in love with their soon-to-be hubby on the covers. So, there’s enough room for you make your chooda covers completely out of this world.
In recent years, many Bollywood actresses like Bipasha Basu Singh Grover, Sonam K Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, and many more have perfected this chooda tradition. These and many more celebrities have flaunted their choodas a lot of times through their social media handles. And, we all know that in India, people do follow every movement of their beloved celebrities with sheer commitment. Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor are the two names who have given #choodagoals to every girl out there in the country. That is the reason why chooda covers didn’t need to do a lot of efforts in making their place in the hearts of brides-to-be. Recommended Read: Collection Of Beautiful 'Chooda' Designs For Princess Bridal Look On Wedding Day
Well, if you don’t know much about the chooda ceremony, then this is a gift from the Punjabi weddings to all of us. In Punjabi weddings, the maternal uncle of the bride gives a set of bangles to the bride-to-be. But, the bride isn’t allowed to see choodas before the wedding, as it is considered inauspicious. That is the reason why it is covered with white handkerchiefs. The bride wears this auspicious chooda for some months after her wedding to celebrate her new journey in life. Weddings are no less than an event in India. However, there’s no denying the fact that it is hitting new heights of some creatively astonishing trends. Chooda covers aren’t all about being cool, as it makes way for the departure of those white handkerchiefs that used to be like stains on a brides’ wedding look. So, without a further due, let’s have a look at some of the trending chooda covers designs making headlines out there.
There’s always something special about traditional designs, as they bring the best mix of culture and style together. This traditional chooda cover is perfect for any bride out there. Also, the bride can store her chooda in these covers after those initial magical months of her new life. Take A Look: 10 Things Indian Brides Who Wear Chooda Go Through After Their Wedding
This mehroon and golden chooda cover are remarkably mild in design. But, the highlight is obviously the customised text written over it. Having text like this written on the cover is what will make soon-to-be hubby a man with a happy face. In the end, all these small efforts and mentions do matter, because these tiny efforts are what makes a relationship mighty.
It’s hard to imagine a person who hasn’t written initials on a foggy window, last page of their school book, on their wrist, or on the back mirror of a car in the dust. Every person who has ever been in love with their crush or partner has done this childish yet fascinating thing in their lives once. So, what's better than writing those initials on your chooda cover than pages. No wonder it is going to bring tears in the eyes of every groom out there, with that voice coming from his heart, “we made it”. Also Read: The Reasons Why 'Chooda' And 'Kalire' Hold Auspicious Importance For A Punjabi Bride
On one side, where boys are bad in remembering dates, girls are like an excel sheet with all the details of their every single meeting and happening in their database intact. However, the marriage date is the only date which a man will not be able to skip, even if he wants to. Just kidding! Some men do forget their marriage dates too. Jokes apart, the day of your marriage is the day that is going to define your life and lead it to a whole new adventure. So, there’s no better way than putting that special date on your wedding chooda covers. For instance, take a look at this red velvet chooda cover.
It’s not easy to customize your chooda covers all by your own. Finding the right chooda cover designs is sometimes way harder than finding true love. The reason for this is the fact that we have to take the colour, pattern, and fabric of wedding outfit into consideration while customising chooda covers. Some of the widely appreciated chooda cover designs include a criss-cross cover. With the freedom of tuning them with almost every outfit, it’s a pattern doing greatly well out there for brides-to-be. Don't Miss: This Sabyasachi Bride Wore A Unique Chooda With Timeless Red Lehenga At Her UK Wedding
No bride wants to follow the footsteps of other brides, like the hunger of creating something new is always there in huge numbers. In recent years, we have seen a lot of brides ditching the lehenga tradition on their wedding day and instead opting for bridal gowns and something else. The same goes with the chooda cover designs, as brides-to-be are coming up with new fusions every day. The fusion of floral jewellery with floral chooda covers is what making every brides-to-be’s heart out on the floor. There’s no doubt that floral jewellery is an art that requires special treatment. However, if pulled perfectly, it can lock horns with any bridal look out there. Suggested Read: 22 Bollywood And Television Brides Flaunting Their 'Chooda' In Style
Indian motifs are traditional, as they include representatives of fruits, flowers, animals, and birds. In the wedding genre, the most widely used motifs are of parrots and the reason behind this is the fact that it symbolises courtship, passion, and love. The artwork is used to tell the love story of Lord Krishna and his eternal love for Radha. Chooda covers with parrot motifs are extremely popular in India. Their history with weddings is a long one, as people used to wear wedding dresses with parrot motifs on it.
Blending your name with your partner is an exercise that every couple does once in their lifetime. If it finds some meaning and is appropriate enough to be called up in school. Then, the couples finalise it as the name of their first child long before their wedding. These little childish things are the ones that we will go on to remember when we grew old. The trend has entered into the chooda covers’ department too, as many brides-to-be are coming with the request of putting that blending name on top of their chooda covers with their wedding date or the date when they had met for the first time. Recommended Read: 9 Different Colours Of Bangles For Indian Brides To Justify The Ethnicity Of The States
‘Sada Saubhagyavati Bhava’ is a Sanskrit phrase that means, ‘May you always be lucky and happy as a married woman.’ There’s no better way than having this beautiful blessing phrase written on your chooda covers. The phrase was also written in the chooda covers worn by Bollywood celebrity, Deepika Padukone during her wedding. The inspiration was taken instantly by a lot of brides-to-be in India. Since then the trend is just getting better and more creative.
Being simple and classy at the same time is an art, which needs to be perfect. Not everyone can handle this, as being traditional and classy at the same time is extremely hard. But, all thanks goes to the creativity of mixing a tassel style latkan with gold booties on top of a cotton silk base is what stunning simplicity is all about. If you want to keep that traditional look concrete in your bridal fashion then mixing it with these latkans and booties is the best pick for you. Also Read: This Bride Opts For White Bridal Chooda With Sabyasachi Bridal Lehenga, Proves White Is The New Red
Undoubtedly, every Indian girl has imagined having her hands in those bridal choodas on them once in her life. On one side, choodas reminds a bride about the start of her brand new venture and on the other hand, it also reflects on the unbearable reality that she has finally left the home, where she used to be a child. Marriage is no wonder a mixture of emotions, traditions, responsibilities, promises, and dresses. Choodas don’t only depict the relationship status of a girl, as it also tells you about the eternal and biggest sacrifice that women do, “leaving the house whose walls are painted with the smoothness of their childhood to step into a house where she’ll embrace her wrinkles.” Last but not least, we would like to know which patterns or designs dazzled you the most? Tell us in the comments section below.