An Itinerary For The Elaborate Indian Wedding Wardrobe

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A bride is the most important person of a wedding. It is always obvious that every person on your huge guest list has their eyes on the bride. It is often seen that no matter how dashing the groom is or how pretty the bridesmaids are or how supreme the mothers-in-law are, the power of the bride overshadows all. The crowd is always in awe of what the bride is wearing and some also tend to compare them with the best of the brides they have come across in their lives. Therefore, a bride deserves nothing but the best. After all, the efforts that she puts in to get in shape, all the yummy sacrifices she makes and the heavy amount of cash that she shells out deserve to stay in the memories of every onlooker at least for a decade.

Being the best among the best are the bang-on Indian Brides! We bet the brides across the world are super jealous of our beautiful brides. The elaborate list of Rasams offers our brides to utilize their D-Day Body to the fullest. They get ample opportunities to try every trend and rock it till the end. They do not have a wedding dress, they have a Wedding Wardrobe. You can wear each of those outfits in your wedding wardrobe time and again in the wedding rituals of your close associates and relive the memories of your wedding.

We have got you a guide which sorts out all your problems in one go! Here we begin!

Roka

Indian rituals begin from the very moment the two families agree for the wedding. The very first is the ROKA. This function is basically kept to publically announce the wedding and as the name suggests, “To Stop” looking for any more rishtas or life partners from either side. Here the bride is usually presented in a simple and sober form. That does not mean you should not be picking out an outfit for an occasion. There are going to be a huge number of relatives who are going to see you for the very first time. You should go for a long and flowy anarkali with light colors and pair it with minimum jewelry. Maybe something light for your ears and hands. Do not worry about being underdressed, as your in-laws are going to gift you with ornaments as a blessing in this function. Do not forget to keep your makeup and hair minimum and simple.

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Engagement

The next step is the Engagement. Here the couple exchange rings as the sign of getting married. Here the bride has to look fab yet not too glam as we have to save something for the wedding. You can go for Indo-Western. With fusion wear, the bride should keep moderate makeup and jewelry with a classic hairdo.

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Shagun

Around a week before the wedding, the families visit each other with gifts with their important guests known as the Baratis in what is traditionally called the Shagun. Here again, the bride is in the spotlight, as it is here that she will be receiving her bridal essentials and blessings from all. You can look for an elegant and simple outfit such as a Kanjivaram or Banarasi sari with minimum work but the regal quality of the fabric speaks for itself. You can make a simple bun and adorn it with a gajra or a statement flower. Here you can get your assets out, as in you can wear simple neckpiece, bangles and earrings made out of those precious metals and gems. If you wish to save them for your wedding, you can beautifully replace them with a set of pearls.

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Sangeet

The first of the series is the Sangeet. As per our culture, ladies come and sing the local wedding songs with traditional instrumental accompaniments. Through this, a positive vibe of dance and music is generated where the bride’s associates come in to dance. Now, as the trends have changed, this function is kept for a day with the aunties doing their job of singing and a simultaneous or post function with stages, lights and the DJ. It’s a refined and planned version of the Desi sangeet, where the relatives and the wedding couple prepare a performance and present it to the gathering. Here, the bride is performing and showing some of her moves, therefore she should choose her outfit wisely. Go for something comfy and not restricting. Go low on them jewels if you want to let your hair down and have fun to the fullest.

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Mehendi

One of the most pious functions of a wedding is the Mehendi. The henna is creatively applied on the hands and legs of all the women in the wedding. The bride is made to wear something very light an manageable to avoid the mehendi from getting spoiled. The light outfits are usually complemented with floral jewelry.

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Haldi

Haldi is a separate function that is held on the day of the wedding. In this function, the ladies bestow their blessings on the bride by applying haldi on her body. The added skin benefits are a bonus! Wear an easygoing outfit with minimal jewelry. Avoid makeup as it will be smeared by the turmeric paste.

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Wedding

It’s now time for the D-Day! It is almost tradition to go all out to match the pompous and grand vibes of the function with your attire. Heavy jewelry, studded hairdos matter just as much as the showstopper sartorial choice you make for the event. While red and gold are the traditional bridal choices, you do you!

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Reception

The Reception is the post-wedding declaration of the holy union and a whole lot of guests would be here to bless the couple. This event allows more scope for experimentation to exhibit your personal style and look unique and uber-stylish.

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