How do I pick that perfect lehenga? What are the hottest colours of the season? What kind of makeup and hairstyle should I select? What are some tips that I must know before getting ready?
If all these questions are running through your head before the wedding, here are some tips and secrets that were revealed for the brides at Bridal Styling session at the Vogue Wedding Show 2016. While this isn't a comprehensive list, here are a few bridal styles that have been trending in the recent years:
Vintage brides would love to add an old world charm to their functions. You can romance with new silhouettes and neutral palettes such as mint greens, baby blues, beiges and soft pinks. These colours are perfect for a sangeet function. Try a wavy hairdo to go with that vintage feel.
Match your look with the grandeur and opulence of the palace. Opt for heavy lehengas and layered jewellery. This is your time to go OTT (Over The Top!). Combination of red and gold is a classic for palace brides.
If you're getting married by the sea, your look should be easy, fun and quirky. Make sure whatever you wear is hassle-free and comfortable. You can opt for a simple jacket with your lehenga and go without dupatta, so that you're are at ease with your outfit. Finish the look with a classy braid.
The best thing a modern bride can do is wear an amazing outfit that can also be deconstructed and re-used after the wedding day. You could pair your heavy lehenga with a simple choli or an off shoulder blouse for the next wedding in your family. Or pair your heavy blouse with a plain lehenga and dupatta.
So, when you have decided the kind of bride you are going to be, let us make you familiar with the newest trends:
The Vogue styling team has their finger on the pulse of wedding fashion, and here's what they recommend:
→ For cocktail: Take red away from the wedding day, and move it to the cocktail! Marsala red is super hot right now.
→ For mehendi and sangeet: Shift away from navy blues and emerald greens. Pick outfits that are fun and colourful and bring out the best in you!
→ For wedding: Go monotone. Go metallic. It's time to step away from red for the wedding and embrace the gold. Gold on gold is what Vogue recommends!
→ Move away from the usual maang tikkas and go for for full fledged head gears such as matha pathi and jhumars.
→ Brides with long hair can also use gold pins on braids.
→ Layering your necklaces is also a good option as it creates a bride-worthy look, that you can then deconstruct and re-use as smaller necklaces later on.
→ Brides, buy your outfits before your fiancé. This will make sure he complements your look.
→ Don’t wear stilettos on your wedding functions. Instead, wear flats or wedges because you will have to walk a lot and it shows on your face when you’re uncomfortable.
→ All of us customise the wedding lehenga, therefore, it's a great idea to get a pouch stitched inside your lehenga for handy cosmetics such as ear buds and a lipstick.
→ Give your best friend bigger items such as your perfume and hairbrush.
→ Don't be afraid to experiment with colours. If you are wearing a light shade outfit, incorporate bright colours in your mojris.
Vanraj Zaveri adorning a piece of jewellery on his safa
→ Men can wear jewellery too! The simplest way to do it is by adding a traditional brooch on your safa. You can also add jewellery buttons.
Polki Buttons from Sunita Shekhawat
Photo by: bridelanindia