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Parineeti Chopra to Natasha Dalal: 9 Bollywood Brides Inspired Maang Tikka From Their Wedding

What is Indian couture if it does not include jewellery? A maang tikka might be an MVP if you want to look like a traditional bride. These are a must-have piece when it comes to pulling off a bridal lehenga or sari, with wonderfully created cutwork and a combination of precious stones to produce a magnificent piece. A maang tikka may immediately transform your look from drab to fab.

Easy to manage and style, this versatile piece can be seamlessly paired with Indian wear. While traditional big maang tikkas are the most-loved ones, minimal options embellished with diamonds, precious jewels or coloured stone detailing are making their presence felt. Plus, they allow you to experiment with your sartorial pairings with looking OTT. Whether you prefer a minimal version or a scene-stealing masterpiece, there is something for everyone. Let Bollywood’s best-dressed celebrities show you how to slay them in style. 

What is the meaning of Maang Tikka? 

But most essentially the maang tikka signifies the union between the bride and the groom. The tikka is placed at the centre of the forehead. According to Indian culture, the centre of the forehead is believed to be the residing place for the Ajna Chakra- a spot on the woman's forehead which is the seat of preservation.

9 Best Maang Tikkas Worn By Celebrity Brides

1. Parineeti Chopra

As special as it could get, Parineeti’s maang tikka shined bright and everyone wondered what it was. Manish Malhotra reveals it to be a “Russian Emerald maang tikka encrusted in Mozambique Rubies” and we are already gushing over it.

2. Athiya Shetty

Athiya Shetty's wedding look which included relatively minimal bridal jewellery also featured a dainty maang tikka fit for minimal brides.

3. Kiara Advani 

For her Rajasthan Wedding, the actress wore a gem enrusted silver maang tikka to round off her Manish Malhotra outfit.

4. Katrina Kaif 

Katrina's mehendi look from Sabyasachi comprised a vibrant lehenga and jewels to match, including a dazzling statement maang tikka with metallic drops. 

5. Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt chose to wear a maang tikka made of polki and green-hued gemstones for her intimate mehendi ceremony. 

6. Priyanka Chopra

Wedding Look: 

One for maximalist brides, Priyanka Chopra's wedding look consisted of a red Sabyasachi lehenga and jewels from the couturier's line. A statement maang tikka was the prominent part of her bridal look. 

Reception Look:

In contrast, to her wedding look, Priyanka kept her reception look devoid of excessive jewellery opting for a minimal diamond-encrusted maang tikka. 

7. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose to wear a traditional maang tikka to accompany her pastel saree look for one of her wedding-related ceremonies. 

8. Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha made for a beautiful bride as she worked an ornate passa into one of her looks for her wedding ceremony. 

9. Natasha Dalal:

Natasha Dalal paired the striking ensemble with minimal jewellery. A scintillating diamond necklace was paired with a classic emerald pendant and pearl drop emerald encased diamond earrings. The bride donned an exquisite maang tika which perfectly complemented the set. 

Word of Advice for the future brides: 

“First thing I'd like to tell the brides is to be your own bride. Don't consider what your mother, sister, or any other celebrity wore. Look deep within yourself to see what you wish to be on that day. Remember, it makes no difference what colour, shape, or size you are because you will appear like a star on that day. Be open to options until you are certain that this is what you want. Work with your unique taste and style, as well as your budget. You don't have to spend a lot of money. You don't have to spend too much. You can look beautiful by literally being you. Really think ahead and be sustainable. Wear something spectacular and lovely that you can wear again and again. Have a stylist, a close friend, or someone who can assist you with stuff. Make sure you've done your fittings in advance and that you've worn the full ensemble at least once. So you're not worried about it on your wedding day. Make sure your dress is tested on with the jewels, even if it takes two or three fittings."

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