Hello, best friends of the bride-to-be! The most awaited wedding a.k.a your best friend's wedding is here and you can already feel the air of excitement building up. From helping your friend plan a picture-perfect wedding to running around doing your bridesmaid duties, there is already so much on your mind. Add to this the task of also choosing a bridesmaid outfit for your best friend's wedding. Considering that there will be a certain amount of spotlight on you, it's only natural to want to look your stylish best. And then, there are the #bridessquadphotos as well.
Before the panic sets in, which is a given, considering most Indian weddings are a lavish affair with a multitude of functions, we're here to help you sail through. If you are not sure what outfit to wear to what function, continue to read on.
For Mehendi, you ideally want to stick to simple silhouettes (think kurtas, gowns, and skirts) since your hands will be too full. But that doesn't mean you can't add a touch of quirk to your outfit by playing with prints, cuts, and colours. After all, it's an intimate get together of sorts where there will be lots of chatter and laughs. Opt for printed skirt sets, off-shoulder and fusion kurtas or dressy Anarkali gowns which will allow you to glide by.
Haldi is usually a day time affair across most communities where the theme is generally vibrant vivid colours. It's highly likely that your best friend, too, will be donning a bright outfit. We suggest you match up with the bride and keep it playful in a sorbet hued embellished sharara set.
3. Sangeet And Cocktail
Sangeet and cocktail night have now become an integral part of the big fat Indian weddings. They are one of the most awaited pre-wedding functions and are filled with peppy dance performances, cheer, and excitement. So, your bridesmaid outfit definitely needs to match the glitz and glamour the occasion demands. Since a lot of brides are keeping it contemporary, you also can keep up with the theme and wear saree gowns or a pre-draped embellished saree.
Unless you're Team Saree, a lehenga is most bridesmaids' outfit of choice for the pheras. From experimenting with prints and embellishments to playing with colours and blouse styles, there are endless ways to rock a lehenga at your BFF's wedding. But if we absolutely had to choose, then, printed floral lehengas and mirror embellished lehengas in ivory and pastel hues have our hearts. They are soothing on the eye and have an underlying romantic aesthetic to them which is exactly what bridesmaid outfit dreams are made up of.
Among all the ceremonies, receptions demand the most grandeur. Since it is the last function on the list, you would want to save your best bridesmaid outfit for it. To look reception ready, we recommend choosing between a timeless silhouette of a saree or a youthful outfit like a lehenga. But to truly standout and make a statement we love the added flair of drama that ruffles lend to sarees and lehengas. Give your lehengas and sarees a millennial twist with statement ruffle blouses, ruffle dupattas, ruffle sarees and ruffle lehengas.