India, and its weddings are lavish, grand and gorgeous with the best of cuisine, colors, flavors and fashion that catches the attention of all fashionistas. It is an overwhelming display of richness and grandeur that is hard to be seen on any other occasion. An Indian wedding is truly an exhibition of style, color, flood and fashion that is simply unique and magical in every aspect. Not just the mouthwatering local delicacies, but the traditional fashion too that brings about that aura and charm which is hard to explain in mere words. Traditionally, bridal fashion is the core and integral part of an average Indian wedding, as it not only comprises of the clothing; but jewelry, shoes and other fashion accessories too. Over here, we’re exclusively going to focus on the designer bridal wear that the girl adorns on her auspicious or red letter day, and a day later on the reception, at the groom’s place. It’s a display of splendor, elegance, royalty and charm which is overtly evident from her wedding dress. This can be in the form of an embroidered bridal saree or a bridal lehenga that definitely brings about a ‘Wow’ appeal among all fashion lovers. In North India it is a designer lehenga choli, whereas in the east and in the south on India, girls only wear a sari for their special day.
Indian Sarees & Bridal Lehengas
These are the two most important wedding attires that are to be seen in probably every Indian wedding, as both the bride as well as the bridesmaid, adorn them to look special. Firstly, to start with a wedding saree, one needs to keep in mind that it should be replete with rich, elaborate, ornate and heavy embroidery patterns on pristine quality fabric that ought to be in bright red or maroon color. Weddings are auspicious occasions and anything close to the shade Red, is considered auspicious. The intricate zari, zardosi, resham and sequin embroidery work enhances the overall appeal of a sari which the bride wears for her special day. The gold/silver zari thread work and embellishments all along the border, as well as on the bodice of the bridal sari, oozes out a grand feel. The average Indian bride looks like a princess in a designer bridal outfit, that is handwoven to perfection by a humble artisan in some remote village of India.
Next comes the bridal lehenga and the Indian choli which is the trademark wedding and reception attire for every north Indian bride, especially in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. A designer wedding lehenga choli is a ‘must’ for every bride in North India as this is the bridal dress that all girls prefers. The more intricate the embroidery patterns, the dearer is the outfit. The use of rich colors like Crimson red, maroon, scarlet and ruby brings about a gorgeous feel to the outfit, and coupled with the ornate zari & zardosi work, it is a masterpiece. So, it is the color, craftsmanship and style that best defines an Indian bridal outfit.