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Bridal Wear- A Resplendent Journey From Bridal shower to Wedding Reception

The journey of a bride starts from the day her wedding gets fixed. Then onwards, its a series of events and planning sessions to get all the details of the dressing, presenting and celebrating, absolutely right!

It essentially becomes a story of not just how the bride will dress up, but also about how the groom, the bride's relatives and her closest family sync into a total concept so that the occasion is an affair to remember.

Indian weddings area a symbol of not just union of two individuals and families, but also a time to dress up, flaunt fashion and style and present the best look of oneself.

What follows is a journey through the entire process- occasion, styles, clothing and materials.

Ahead we will be discussing the outfit ideas for both- The Bride, The Groom! And also for the friends and family who cover the entire wedding. Stay tuned!


Bridal Shower

· A bridal shower is a gift giving party held for a bride to be in anticipation of her marriage.


· The ceremony demands colours like yellow, blue, green, peach, pink. Deep bright colours can be saved for weddings.

· For men in case the kurta is dull, a woven Nehru jacket in a darker shade in tussar silk, linen, brocade can be worn.

· The jackets can be embroidered and digitally printed too.


· Shararas, Lehenga’s in pink, peach or even fluorescent yellow and green can be worn.

· Colour combinations like these that have a playful feel to them are just what you need for the mehndi ceremony.

· While the bride settles down in a vibrant lehenga choli of any silhouette.


· The sangeet ceremony is a full-blown event, replete with a stage, a choreographer, rehearsed dancing and a DJ who belts out favourite numbers to dance throughout the night.

· The suggested colour palette is vibrant and luxurious colours like violet, magenta, deep bright shades and mid night blue.

· Sequin, gotapatti and zardosi work, embellishment in gold and silver can add a touch of glamour and bling to even subtle colours.

· The bride to be can experiment with the Indo-Western outfits for this occasion.

· Menfolk, the same holds good for you as well. Sherwani’s, bandhgala’s and jodhpuri’s in deep and rich colours are the order for the night.

· The sangeet ceremony is a time to dial up you style game by choosing outfits with embroidery, applique detailing on the yoke, collar and cuff’s.

· Red, mid night blue and gold are the colours that I would suggest for a look that is a class apart.

Cocktail Party

· The party, as the name implies, will entail drinking and mixing with the crowd and is a relaxed affair as opposed to the other wedding ceremonies.

· For the bride, we’d recommend Indian gowns in subtle colours – think sophistication rather than splendour.

· Naturally, pastels, ivory and pinks are wonderful choices, especially if chosen in a rich fabric.

· Gold can also be a colour to consider if you want to lice up to your status of the ‘bride-to-be’, should you have a soft spot for darker tones.

· Men can make the most of this party and be dressed in their suave best.

· Think tuxedos, jackets and smart blazers in black, navy, and grey.

· Bandhgala jackets and sherwanis in vibrant floral colours and printed blazers are an option if you want to make the girls swoon with your unique style.

Wedding Ceremonies

· The bride and the groom are decked in regal splendour while the family and the other guests are not far behind in matching their resplendence.

· Most communities prescribe a colour and a dress code to brides when it comes to Indian wedding clothes for the occasion.

· For ex: Telugu weddings would mostly see the bride in an off-white saree with a rich multi-colour border while Tamil brides are most likely to wear a specific shade of red.

· Up north, brides generally wear lehenga’s in red or pink whereas, in the east, Bengali brides wear banarasi silk sarees in red, pink or off-white.

· In case you don’t have a specific colour code to follow as a bride, you can choose your wedding garment in vibrant colours like red, gold, maroon, orange or pink with embellishment’s in gold or silver.

· The colour palette ought to be vivid and rich, to do justice to the event.

· Lehenga’s and sarees with two or more colours are also a great idea, as long as you pick the right colour combination to suit your skin tone.

· Currently, the colours that are trending in the bridal wear are gold, red, and fuchsia, all of which look lavish when adorned with golden sequin or thread embellishment’s.

· As for the groom, an easy way to zero in on an outfit is to select one in a colour that matches the bride’s dress.

· Another option is to incorporate a few elements in your outfit in the same colour as the bridal wear.

· You could wear a golden sherwani and team it up with a dupatta, pyjamas and turban that matches the bridal outfit even if the bride is wearing pink.


· It is a great opportunity for the bride, fresh out of her nuptials to step out of the “traditional” Indian wedding clothes zone and experiment with fusion outfits or outfits that have a contemporary take on traditional wear like a draped saree.

· The groom can wear a three-piece suit-a black or a navy suit for a dapper look.

· Indian wedding clothes in gold look ravishing in the night and turn out well in photographs too.

· Gold is a colour that suits the Indian complexion, irrespective of whether your skin tone is fair or warm.

· In case you wore gold at the wedding, this is the time for you to wear rich colours like wine, maroon, or try something elegant in lavender.

· Match the pocket square with brides’ outfit for both of you to bring some harmony on stage.

· Men have options ranging from formal suits, blazers to waistcoats, sherwani, bandhgalas or combine with bright coloured jackets.

· Pick them in solids, preferably in a deeper shade to make a sartorial statement.

· Don’t forget to team the right shoes with your outfit and you are all set to sweep the ladies off their feet.

Indian wedding clothes are today being offered in a variety of colours and fabrics, with designers experimenting with a colour palette that is not restricted to traditional colours. As a result, you as a buyer have plenty of options to choose from.

While you are out to buy clothes, remember to keep in mind some of the do’s that we’ve mentioned. Beyond that feel free to pick anything that catches your eye, looks good on you and will suit the occasion.

As long as you flaunt the outfit with confidence, anything will look good on you!

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