With Diwali being over, the next big festival is the Big Fat Indian Wedding. Come winter and your home will be flooded with invitations for weddings, be it in your town, or outside and with the destination wedding in rage these days, packing your clothes can be a big headache, especially when you have kids in tow. Here are some tips to make your ordeal easier.
Bright, Colorful and Light
While packing for a wedding, don’t forget to pack some ethnic and bright clothes for the little ones to get into the mood of the wedding. A yellow bandhgala for the Haldi or a light jacket over a cotton shirt for the sangeet can be perfect. Opt for light fabric and proper cuts and well fitted clothes. Remember kids are little balls of energy and they will run, play and remain active even after wearing their ethnic clothes.
Comfortable and Cottons
Even though ethnics are mostly about silks and embroidered clothes, pack in some cotton fabrics since they are easy breathable fabric. Cotton is comfortable to wear all round the year and the kids will remain comfortable during or after the wedding rituals. Opt for some regular wear that can be worn even outside the wedding customs. Pack in the cute little waistcoats with shirts and chinos to wear.
Warm and Layered
November is the time, when there is a transition in the season with a sudden drop of temperature. Pack in some light jackets, be it a blazer, a waistcoat or a Jawahar Coat/Nehru jacket to layer them up with normal shirts or Kurta to add some warmth and sophistication to the style statement of your little darling.
Some Extras For Safety
Always carry extra sets of clothes for any occasions as well as for regular wear for ‘just in case’ scenarios. Who knows if your little prankster decides to get under the shower wearing his festive attire?!
An Extra Tip
For your convenience, you can arrange the clothes of your little ones and pack them separately and label them. The last thing you would want to do in a busy wedding day is to sort out the top wear from the bottom wear and decide which one is to be worn on which day of the many days of the Indian wedding.