How to choose the wedding lehenga
Indian weddings are lavish affairs! The first engagement ritual, known as ‘rishta pakka hona,’ ‘roka,’ ‘sagai,’ and so on in various communities, to the final wedding reception party, the bride-to-be must maintain a presentable appearance at all times. Her wedding attire is usually a combination of such societal norms and the bride’s desires for her “dream lehenga” for the most important day of her life. When it comes to wedding shopping, such boundaries and desires can leave you perplexed and with a frown on your brow instead of a natural blush on your cheeks.
To make things easier for all of you, beautiful brides-to-be, we have some fantastic tips to help you choose the best bridal lehenga and be the best on your wedding day.
Preference for oneself over social pressures
An adage goes, “Too many cooks spoil the dish.” This is also true when it comes to selecting your bridal lehenga! Amid all the confusion about your wedding attire, you may be tempted to seek advice from recently married friends, elders, shopaholics around you, and a slew of other people.
While taking a few suggestions may provide you with some good leads, broadening your circle of advisors will not. On the contrary, you may end up purchasing something far less than what you originally desired! So your best bet is to listen to your own heart and mind. When your bridal lehenga matches your style, you will feel more comfortable wearing it and, as a result, you will look more beautiful!
Look into popular colors
This task has become easier as the digital world has grown! You don’t have to walk around the market and enter multiple stores to find out what’s hot these days. A few hours of surfing will provide you with incredible insights into the latest bridal lehengas trends.
Understand your skin and body type
While the color palette of your outfit may be a mix of trends and personal preferences, the silhouette details of your dress, such as the shape of the lehenga and blouse style, should be finalized solely based on your skin and body type. Avoid fabrics that can irritate your skin if you have sensitive skin. Choose details that flatter your figure for the lehenga and blouse styles. If you have flab around your midsection, choose a longer blouse; if you have visible collar bones, choose a blouse with cold or off-shoulder sleeves. There are numerous lehenga and blouse variations available these days, so take advantage of all of your options!
Look for necessary add-ons
While the lehenga and blouse may be flawless, the dupatta that comes with the set is frequently light. As a bride, you may require a well-adorned dupatta to cover your head during the wedding rituals. So you can either buy a readymade designer dupatta that matches your outfit or have one made to order.
Other accessories required for complete bridal attire include jewelry, footwear, and a clutch/potli bag. Plan your accessories ahead of time to avoid a last-minute rush, and yes, stilettos are not appropriate for the wedding ceremony!
Dress appropriately for the occasion
This is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing your wedding lehenga. When you wear a garment for a 10 minute trial in an air-conditioned boutique, it can become a total comfort disaster when you wear it for hours during your wedding. If the rituals are to be performed outside, you must be especially cautious about the fabric and amount of embellishment on your lehenga set. For such occasions, a lightweight georgette lehenga or a silk lehenga with a velvet border can serve as elegant wedding wear options.
Trials and fittings
When you have your wedding gown in hand, it is always a good idea to try on the entire ensemble before storing it in the closet to be worn on the big day. If you purchased the lehenga months before your wedding, it is critical to try it on again 1–2 weeks before the due date so that if your size has changed, the garment can get altered in time for your big day.
Getting the best deals
While a wedding is ideally a one-time event, given the grandiose vibes surrounding Indian weddings, you may be tempted or compelled to spend a significant amount of money on your wedding lehenga. But, girl, it’s always a good idea to be a wise shopper! Look around malls at the start of the sale period; there is a better chance of finding excellent options at significantly reduced prices.
Buying your bridal lehenga online is also a great way to save money if you live abroad or India. We have outstanding deals from many brands which offer video shopping services to their clients, allowing you to see the garment in real-time and discuss any customizations if necessary.
So, dear bride-to-be, as you prepare to select your attire for the most important day of your life, make sure to follow all of the above guidelines and be the most beautiful and happy bride!