In Canada, there is a saying: “it’s either winter, or construction.” While that is very true, so is this: in Canada, it’s either winter, or shaadi season.
Over the next eleven days, I have eight wedding events to attend. Nine including the event that I attended last week. Which of course leads directly to the: “what do I wear!?” dilemma!
I’m coming up to my three year wedding anniversary in August (how time flies!) and I still feel like I have some joras (outfits) from my wedding trousseau (aka jahez + bari) that I’ve only worn once or twice, or not at all. I’m definitely not one of those only-wear-an-outfit- once kinda girls, rather; I’m more of the ‘passay pura karni hai!’ mindset haha. (Translation: get your money’s worth!). That said, planning for all of these consecutive wedding events has been quite the challenge (also, because I’m still working on losing all of that post-shaadi weight, of which there were 40, yes, 40 lbs gained in total. I know, I know. I’ve lost half, but wow, has it ever been a struggle – that’s a whole other post.)
Anyway, this is what I wore recently to a friend’s mayoun (the traditional pre-wedding event), it was an outfit that my MIL brought back from Duabi or Pakistan last year. I felt like it was festive, but not too much, which by the way, I think is a thing – that girls in North America get way more dressed up for shaadi events than girls in Pakistan (Agree or disagree?) Don’t get me wrong, I like (tasteful) bling, but time and place, people!
How do you guys manage all of the outfits needed in shaadi season? And what are your go to places to shop, especially online?
P.S. I used the Miracurl to curl my hair – this is one device that is totally worth the $!
Kurta – A shop in Dubai
Leggings – Nisha Linen / Nisha – Gerrard Street
Sandals – Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore
Choorian (Bangles)– Liberty, Lahore