Indian weddings are no small affair. They all follow the same pattern, and a lot of the time they’re pretty damn similar. The reception is where the party is at (literally) and everyone looks forward to it, mainly due to the open bar. Everyone gets all dolled up to celebrate the wedding, spend some time catching up with extended family, eat a lot of food, and either reminisce or plan their own wedding.
Once you’ve been to a couple, you start to anticipate the things that can go wrong, and the things that you definitely need to have with you to prevent minor disasters. Here’s my checklist for things that you absolutely must have with you when attending an Indian wedding, along with your standard bag essentials (ladies, mainly for you. Guys, just make sure you spray yourself down with antiperspirant – no one likes getting bear hugged by their sweaty relative at the end of the night!)
This list was compiled by myself, and the upcoming makeup artist Sonia Nikki. Check her out on Instagram – she’s kind of awesome.