A desi nuptial cannot really be called a big fat Indian wedding unless it a destination wedding. Whether you’re headed to a scenic beach in South East Asia or the universal favourite Rajasthan, there are some unwritten dress codes for every type of destination. We break it down for you and also discuss a few.
Experimentation is the key
When it comes to a destination bride’s wardrobe, experimentation should be the key. ‘Traditional with a twist’ is in vogue. Balancing Indian traditions with the culture of the place where the wedding is happening is the trick that brides should master. For example, if the wedding is happening in an exotic locale in France, the bride can wear Indian brocade and zardozi with baroque embroidery and French boudoir lace.
Clothing should reflect your personality
There are numerous functions for Indian weddings. For every function, the bride’s clothing should reflect her personality. On her wedding day,the bride can opt for a traditional look and for her reception she can choose for a gorgeous glam tone.
The attire as per functions
Sangeet: A sari gown is a perfect outfit for sangeet since they are easy-to-handle as well as trendy and chic. There is no hassle adjusting the pallu, pleating and draping!
Mehendi: Benarasi lehenga with mirrored or lacework blouse will look ethereal. Colours like aqua blue, tangerine, and mustard yellow are perfect for a Mehendi function.
Cocktail: Cocktail parties are easy, fun and informal. A solid coloured gown with drama or a structured cut out gown with statement jewellery would work well for the occasion.
Wedding: The outfit can be a mix of contemporary and traditional Indian elements. The traditional choli-lehenga’s modern interpretation, accessorised with heritage jewels would be apt.
Reception: A traditional Indian ghaghra gown, with sculpted or embellished bodice with a full skirt would look great.
Be it Phuket, Bali, or Goa, opt for lighter theme for a beach wedding. The brunch by the pool or pheras on the beach are generally the order of the day, so pack accordingly. Opt for fuss-free and free-flowing, silhouettes. Crop tops and dhoti pants, or long jackets with maxi skirts will look perfect! Go for soft makeup, beach waves and flats to feel comfortable.
Dress the part if you are headed for a royal wedding! Opt for all things finery. Choose intricate, ornate lehengas. To stand out in a sea of bright hues play with pastels. You can also wear a sari in a traditional weave like Benarasi or a floor-length anarkali. To compliment the setting, try to add some royal motifs to your ensemble
The look can be chic and slick if you want to nail a city wedding. You can try new trends or play around with contemporary Indian wear. Sari gowns, lehengas, and draped kurtas will look perfect. Always choose a trendy and playful outfit and accessories.
Have an utterly fashionable destination wedding.