Wedding Trousseau Boxes – The Art of Gift Giving
Present your gift at Asian Weddings in a unique way with these exquisite trousseau collections.
South-Asian weddings are sometimes often referred to as “Big Fat Weddings” owing to the sheer scale of celebrations and the number of events. Months of planning goes into organising the perfect wedding. It is a huge family affair that involves both the bride and the groom’s families. Across various subcontinent regions, the rituals and customs vary, but some traditions and norms are common in all weddings, and one such commonality is the making of a wedding trousseau.
Wedding trousseau boxes are a phenomenon that comes from the French verb trouser, meaning “to tuck up”, which relates to getting ready in the wedding context. In South Asian culture, it used to be deemed essential in the old times for a bride to have a trousseau box with her when married off to her new home. Although it’s not an essential item today, it is still a much-valued feature that reflects fidelity to a rich tradition.
SOUTH-ASIAN WEDDINGS ARE SOMETIMES OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “BIG FAT WEDDINGS” OWING TO THE SHEER SCALE OF CELEBRATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF EVENTS
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In a wedding trousseau box, you can find all the essential items that a newlywed bride may need to start a life at her new home. It can include anything from formal clothes, footwear, makeup and vanity items, accessories, jewellery, beddings, linens etc. Nowadays, wedding trousseau boxes are designed exquisitely, rendering to the wedding’s theme and colour scheme. One can select from options of a blend of indo-western style, platters of trousseau packing in diverse sizes, colours and patterns decorated with flowers, brooches, embroidery and other decorative items such as ribbons, gemstones, pearls etc. Trousseau boxes have extremely traditional roots, both sentimental and practical. Typically, in the South-Asian culture, the wedding trousseau boxes come as a gift at the wedding from the groom’s family or assembled by the bride’s family. Trousseau boxes these days are also used to present gifts to the bride and groom. It’s a beautiful way of gift-giving, and it becomes a memorable possession for the newlyweds.
Gift-Giving with Trousseau Boxes on a Traditional Wedding Ceremony
South-Asian weddings are known for their pomp and show. In South-Asian weddings, gift-giving plays an integral role in the ceremony. Both guests and hosts exchange gifts to express their joy, gratitude and blessings for the newlywed couple. However, while choosing a gift for the couple, you have to keep in mind a few things, like the nature of the wedding event, your personal budget, your relationship with the bride (or groom) etc. After careful consideration, you can proceed with figuring the contents of the wedding trousseau box. However, you also need to be mindful of the presentation. The popular norm is to make a fancy display of this gift so that it is well appreciated. The notion that “it’s not what you say but how you say” tends to hold sway on these occasions. So, for a wedding trousseau, what grips attention at the ceremony is not just the contents of the gift but also its presentation.
FOR A WEDDING TROUSSEAU, WHAT GRIPS ATTENTION AT THE CEREMONY IS NOT JUST THE CONTENTS OF THE GIFT BUT ALSO ITS PRESENTATION
Atiya Choudhury’s Different Styles Of Wedding Trousseau Boxes
To ensure that you mark your presence the right way, we have listed below different styles and designs of trousseau boxes, so you can find the perfect fit to wrap your gift. Atiya Choudhury — a famous Birmingham based brand — offers you a wide variety of designs and styles for wedding trousseau boxes. All our wedding trousseau boxes are designed keeping in mind the traditional South-Asian aesthetic that can be further customised to your needs and wants, making for a perfect wedding gift.
Amalia Bangle Box
This stunning new bangle box is perfect to complete your bridal trousseau collection. This box has been designed to amplify the traditional beauty of south-Asian weddings.
You can get this trousseau box customised in velvet, raw silk or even faux leather with any style of embroidery and embellishments as per your requirements. With a box this size, you can easily store two sets of bangles. This box is also perfect for gift-giving the bride; it is exquisite, classy, thoughtful, and you can always add a personal touch to make it more memorable.
Flamingo And Anaya Wedding Trousseau box
Get this Flamingo Trousseau box to complete your wedding trousseau collection. This box is the perfect exhibition of classic south-Asian artisan work with all its vibrant appeal. This Flamingo style Trousseau box has a floral printed satin silk base, intricately hand-embroidered with subtle gold and multi-coloured sequins. It is lined with luxurious suede. The best thing about this design is that it is spacious. It has three compartments, two bangle sections on each side and the middle section, which can be used for jewellery keeping. You can store all your formal semi-formal jewellery in it easily. The units in this box are conveniently detachable, making the bridal trousseau box a very versatile piece.
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Traditional Jaipur Style Wedding Trousseau Box
This trousseau box is from Atiya’s new trending Jaipur collection that embodies authentic artistry from the region. This Jewellery box is pretty small but spacious enough to hold different pieces of jewellery. The Jaipur jewellery box has an antique brass base, which has been intricately handcrafted with stunning Indian patterns. This is the perfect option for gift giving if you are looking for something small in size yet classy and regal.
Mother of Pearl Jewellery Box
This piece was designed keeping in mind the Indo-western modern aesthetics. It is a reasonably new category, and it is drawing a great deal of traction. It leaves a lasting impression and stands to be an ideal addition to your trousseau collection. It is embedded with the mother of pearl and golden brass wire detailing. This luxury compact size jewellery box is a must-have for all brides to store their bridal jewellery essentials.
Citrus Spice – Maharani Gift Box
The Maharani Gift Box was conceived to celebrate culture, heritage and most of all, the beauty and colours of our south-Asian weddings and festivities. The Maharani Collection is laden with the buoyant and fancy aesthetics of south-Asian wedding festivities. Its design features are elaborate and handpicked for the right colour palette and pattern. Placing gifts in the Maharani gift box is a special way of expressing love to the people for whom you care.
THE MAHARANI GIFT BOX WAS CONCEIVED TO CELEBRATE CULTURE, HERITAGE AND MOST OF ALL, THE BEAUTY AND COLOURS OF OUR SOUTH-ASIAN WEDDINGS AND FESTIVITIES
Taj Mahal Trousseau Box
As the name suggests, this trousseau box collection has intricate embroidery of the Taj Mahal on the box, marking the story of the architectural wonder but also what it represents – everlasting love and the pursuit of happiness. The stunning 17th Century Taj Mahal embroidery pays tribute to the love story of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This is a beautiful way to present your wedding gift to the newlyweds and make a great impression. Like the flamingo box, you will find this box with three separate compartments that can be detached. Depending on your preference or that of the bride, you can get this box in various colours and materials, like raw silk, velvet, or faux leather coverings.
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A trousseau box is a perfect foil to give a gift. When picked with intention, it can express a great amount of sentiment, which matters a lot in South Asian culture. So, get yourself customized trousseau boxes today from Atiya Choudhury and make gift-giving a wholesome experience!