Indian Bridal and Wedding Wear

by Zeeba on August 7, 2010 · 45 comments

Indian Bridal and Wedding Wear

The Wedding season is here, at least on the television with the various television soaps. I just thought of sharing this article with you all, since I attended a friend’s wedding recently. I enjoyed every ceremony right from the haldi ceremony to the wedding reception. I also thought that I would write in a series of articles dedicated to the bridal wear, for every religion in detail. So here, my first article of the series goes which is dedicated to traditional Indian Hindu Bride.

The Indian wedding’s are all about beautiful clothes, loads of jewelry and celebration. The traditional rasams are simply never ending. Indian Bridal wears are oozing with grandeur and elegance. To begin with, the Haldi ki rasam is the first rasam. Usually the Bride wears a yellow dress for the rasam; a sari is usually not advised for the Haldi rasam.

Indian Bridal and Wedding Wear

Red Color Bridal Saree With Embroidery Work and Red pure georgette embroidery saree

Sarees pics provided by sareez.com

The next rasam in the line is the mehendi. Applying mehendi can be the first step to the Bridal attire. Now a days, Brides like their mehendi right from their arm on the hand and from the knees on the legs. Of course, we don’t get married again and again so making the most out of everything is acceptable. An elegant churidar for the mehendi suffices, since here again the sari is tough to manage with the henna applied over the hands and legs.

Indian Wedding Dress

You can accessorize for these occasions with minimal jewelry, since for the Haldi you cannot wear jewelry and the same goes for mehendi. But you can glamorize these rasams by wearing a “maangteeka” and blinking earrings. The sangeet and other supplementary rasams can be light and informal. You can experiment with a sari for the sangeet.

And now it’s the big day, the wedding day. The wedding day is certainly one of those days where you compete with yourself for looking the best. To begin with, the hair. Most of the brides tend to ignore their hair since the head goes below the ghoongat. Whereas a variety of hair dos can be done for the wedding with or without the ghoongat. The hair bun or jooda is the safest escape for any type of hair, leaving the hair open is simply not for the wedding day.

Pure georgette saree with embroidery and Maroon pure georgette saree with floral butis

Pure georgette saree with embroidery and Maroon pure georgette saree with floral butis

Sarees pics provided by sareez.com

The next in the line is the wedding attire. Thank god we are Indian and have to wear Red on the wedding. Well, most of them wear red even today whilst many are experimenting with different colors too which is not a bad idea. But a red Ghagraa, sari, Lachaa, or churidar are simply sensuous and elegant. The red color completes the Big Fat Indian Wedding.

Saris are supposed to be the most ethnic and traditional wedding attire, but in the contemporary times, the shalu and banarasi are overshadowed by the designer ones. Make sure you get the fittings for your wedding attire done a week before the wedding. And do not wear anything which doesn’t make you feel comfortable.

After the wedding dress, the ghoongat or the veil must be sought after. The veil seems to be disappearing from the Indian weddings, but there are few brides who love the ghoongat to be there, the ghoongat in a way adds the extra oomph and completeness to the whole bride look.

Indian Bridal

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The jewelry for the wedding day. The more you wear, the lesser it is. Starting from the maangtika. Choose a maangtika which compliments the shape of your face. If you have a round faces go for something which is slightly big. Similarly square faced or long faced brides need to be very wise while choosing the maangtika. You can pick one like “Ichcha” of the “Uttran” fame wore. The nathni, is also very important since it an accessory which should accentuate your face and the bridal look. Big round nathnis are very “in”. It’s almost a symbol of an Indian bride. And those who do not have pierced noses need not worry, press over nathnis are available in the market. You can play safe with the nathni, make sure you do not pick a very small one; you can have a big one.

Indian Bridal

The earrings and the neck piece need to compliment each other; you can wear heavy chandeliers and a matching neck piece. You can have a neck tied necklace followed by a slighter longer one and an even longer one. But since gold is given due importance in an Indian wedding you can choose your jewelry according to the attire you are wearing. You can have a “baajubandh” for the arm and a “kamarpatta” for the waist.

indianbride

A lot of bangles are a must for the wedding day. You can accessorize with the “lachcha” and payal. The bridal shoes or sandals are the last accessory to complete the bridal attire. Pick a pair which is comfortable. Do not opt for sandals which very high heeled. Pick a pair with normal heels, not too short, not too high. Spray in a lot of perfume and wear on the tons of “gagraa” to get ready for your big day.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Insiya August 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Nice article. Lovely pictures :inlove:

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sush August 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm

lovely dresses n jewellery too…….. :rotfl:

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zeeba August 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm

thanks insiya… :)

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sonidlo August 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm

So beautiful clothes and jewelry!! By us, in the Czech Republic, women wear mostly white dress… :(
.-= sonidlo´s last blog ..OPI Sand In My Suit =-.

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Gaea August 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

a feast for our eyes! wish i knew half (or qtr) as much 4 yrs back when i got hitched :p
nice write up btw!
.-= Gaea´s last blog ..Pink Bronze Eye MakeUp =-.

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zeeba August 7, 2010 at 8:59 pm

thanks Gaea…. :)

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Poornima Narayan August 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Lovely write up with excellent pics. I share Gaea’s thoughts :-)

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zeeba August 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

thanks Poornima for appreciating my work….

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Cel August 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Such a lovely and interesting article. The pictures are breathtaking, thank you so much :)
.-= Cel´s last blog ..Strawberry Choco Nails and an award =-.

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zeeba August 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

thanks cel……glad u liked it.. :)

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neha August 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

really loved it zeeba!
but too late…i got married :-D

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zeeba August 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

thanks neha…………… i cnt even say “use the tips for the next one” lol…

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Rati August 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

me too :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Winnie August 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

Love the colors; they look fabulous! Now only if all of these were on real women and not size zero models, it would look more realistic :P
P.S.: I love the flawless makeup on all of them!!

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Rehanna January 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

What color churidar can we wear for the mehndi day ?

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zainab jabin July 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

beatifullllllllllllllllllll……………

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hannah March 24, 2012 at 12:02 am

love the beautiful dress :yes: :heart:

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mona September 14, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Hi
does anyone know best bridal makeup artist in siliguri or nearby.. no budget issues.. or someone who can come down to siliguri and do makeup..

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