Putting up a complete bridal look from the outfit, makeup, hair to jewellery is no mean task. Every aspect of the look counts and God forbid, if anything goes a little offbeat or out of place, the whole look can go for a toss. Add to this, the requisite that the vibe of the look should be in resonance with the personality of the bride. It should complement who you are and rather enhance everything about you and bring it to the fore. Once a bride has decided upon her wedding outfit, bridal jewellery should make for the next on the list. The makeup and hair look is selected according to the outfit and the jewellery so that part of the decision-making comes post the former two are selected. A bridal nath looks ethereal and totally adds majestic feels to the whole look. Brides have loved adorning a bridal nath (or nose ring) on their wedding day since years, from the days of maharanis and even before. In the earlier days, wearing a bridal nath on the day of your wedding was considered an expression of your status quotient. But it just took people only a few years to fall in love with this jewellery piece. Now brides from all across ensure to include a stunning bridal nath in their wedding trousseau.
It is also believed that wearing a bridal nath has religious connotations. It brings upon the blessings from Goddess Parvati for the bride and her married life. She blesses the bride with a joyful married life ahead and loads of support, love and affection from her husband.
Bridal Nath Designs – A Type for Each Bride
For all the brides-to-be out there, we bring to you some of the most gorgeous bridal nath designs that you would love flaunting on your wedding day. We suggest you not to skip on a bridal nath in your jewellery. There is a bridal nath design for every bride. Whatever may be your face shape, structure or visage, you would find a nath befitting your face. It does highlight your bridal look and adds that royal glamour to your face.
For our minimalistic brides who like to keep things understated and low-key, the sleek bridal naths look the most elegant. They do not have too many embellishments on the nose ring; just a drop of pearl, diamonds or kundan stones. You may scout for the right size of the ring as per your face. Mostly a big round gold hoop suits most of the face types. It is barely there and yet adds much of the royal vintage feels with just its mere presence. The string is generally a streak with a layer of pearls. Try and avoid any sort of elaborate hangings on the chain. The more sophisticated and refined the bridal nath is the better in this case.
There are these half-moon bridal naths that are making quite a statement these days. Half of the nath is blank while the lower half is heavy with stones, pearls or even diamonds. This serves the dual purpose of not hiding away your lips and face completely and at the same time giving a heavier appearance. This bridal nath design is the latest in this wedding season and we have our thumbs up for this one. Look for a design that matches well with the tonality of your lehenga. If the whole look is more tilted towards being contemporary, look for a modern-day design. If the look is soaked up in traditionalism and typical heavy embroidery, then find a design that complements it well.
Though very heavy naths which were quite a weight to carry were preferred by brides earlier, we would like to advise you against wearing one on your bridal day. Firstly, they are way too heavy to carry. On the day of your life when you want to feel happy, relaxed and enjoy the moments wholeheartedly, you would not want a piece of jewellery to dampen your spirits. It will keep hurting your nose and you would be itching to put it away as soon as you can. We are not used to sporting nath on regular basis, so wearing an obnoxiously heavy one at the wedding feels totally unreal.
Also, they cover so much of your facial space and take away all the attention. Guests want to see the real bride and not a large piece of jewellery hanging over her lips. Even while you speak, it would be very discomforting for you to move your lips with the huge nath hanging over them.
Unless you have come across some really stunning piece that is lightweight and goes very well with your whole look, it is not a great idea to go for a very heavy bridal nath. Keep one aspect of your jewellery as the focus point. These days the trend is to wear a very heavy choler and layer it up with another complementing neckpiece. When the neckpiece and earrings are already heavy, it makes sense to balance them with a lighter version of bridal nath and maang tikka.
A bride has a lot on her mind and there is just so much to shop for the wedding. It can be a baffling task to put everything together to perfection. But still, keep looking and keep scouting for what you have in mind. Just like with everything else in life, hard work put into a wedding preparation does not go waste. It shows away. The market is thronged with regular bridal nath designs but we suggest move past everything unless some piece really awestruck you. Till the time, the design is not totally unique and astounding gorgeous, do not settle. And once you know, this is the bridal nath that would best suit your wedding look the best, do not think twice and add it to your Trousseau.
There is just one piece of caution that each girl should practice when it comes to wearing a bridal nath. Try it on well before your wedding day. Do not just buy it and keep it aside. Ensure that the screws are all right and it fights you well. Keep wearing it for a good 15-20 minutes to see that it doesn’t hurt or itch. If the nath is too heavy or keeps slipping away, use a double tape cleverly to keep it secure.
And lastly, weddings are more about enjoying the big day of your life to the fullest. It is your day and you are spending a huge handful to celebrate the event of your life. Do not let a bridal nath be a cause of stress. If it is irritating you way too much on the wedding day, just put it off. It would not cut your beauty short or take away anything from your fun element. Just laugh your heart out without caring a worry in the world.
‘Nath or no nath, absolutely nothing should come in the way of your sparkling smile.’