Being a bridesmaid is an amazing experience. Sharing that special day with your sister or Bff’s is special in its own way. I often get messages from friends and family regarding Ethnic & Indo Western clothing. I absolutely understand the confusion one faces when it comes to occasion based dressing and as the wedding season approaches again it gets even more chaotic.
One of my close sister/ massi recently got married and I went through an array of overwhelming emotions through it all.So we all know it that most important person at any wedding is the one sitting or hanging around the bride…the sister of the bride.From holding down her lehenga, offering refreshment or drinks bride maids are the next center of attraction next to a bride. So this year I happened to be a one lucky bride maid and I knew it I have a loads of work to be done . Being busy in my work I didn’t even has time to go for a shopping for my trousseau. I has a pretty clear picture that I don’t want to go with heavy dressing and jwellery. Afterall I don’t want to end up looking like a bride. As i know how important the D Day is for a bride to be unique and gain all the attraction in her own wedding No cheat sheets here …
I’ve been to multiple weddings and gawked at countless images of striking brides / bridemaids on Pinterest for hours( you can check my Pinterest boards here ) So when I was working on creating a look for this wedding I decided to go the little bridal way just to see how it unfolds.So with less time in hand I decided to go for a DIY of my bridemaid lehenga .Bright colour, comfortably light, fuss free with a medium heavy dupatta, and a medium heavy appeal of it gives you freedom to accessorise. In no time I got the material and gave it to my favorite boutique..I completely swear by them . Its an ideal destination wedding outfit, as its feather light- which makes it travel friendly, easy to run around in & dance in + you can dress it up or down with clever accessorizing..
One thing I did was cleverly investing in my wedding jewelry and clothes .I know these things from wedding are the most cherished and memorable pieces for a lifetime. Not only does it bring back fond memories but also that feeling which cannot be replicated. Hence I picked this pink dupatta from my wedding attire that can be used & re-used like this and a borla(maang tika of a Rajasthani bride) from my mum jewllery. I feels so happy and special to adorn this treasure from mum . Have always kept an eye on her trousseau since long as using this borla for my wedding and now is super special. How happy I was getting addressed as Bindini ,the Rajasthani bride is a sight of pure beauty and elevated elegance.
Instead of going for one big necklace, I opted for a small neckpiece that not only complimented my colourful earings by Krafted with Happiness but it also works ideally for those of us who want to get the most of these pieces by pairing them separately .
Tips to remember while choosing the outfits for your bff’s/ sister wedding:
- Pick colors that look good in pictures. After all its pictures that lasts forever. Decide on that one thing you want to focus on: a lehenga/ sari that speaks for itself, or a piece of jewelry that could be a real head turner.
- Make sure you know what the bride is wearing on D day. Colour coordination is good, but avoid matching it all the way as its her most important day. Don’t take away the attention from her, and choose your outfit wisely.
- You can avoid a dupatta or if you want to carry it like I did , pin it up to the T. There’ll be lot of running around and you don’t want a wardrobe malfunction, do you?
- You are a makeup junkie.. Good. But avoid being a pancake. Let the happiness and excitement shine through. Wear minimal makeup focusing either on your eyes or lips.
All in all, just like any other bride, my sister is all set to walk into her new phase of life with sheer elegance and lots of love.I hope you will love these set of pictures.
Sea Green Lehenga: DIY | Dupatta: Ranas Jaipur
Earings :Krafted with Happiness | Rings : Koovs n Amazon
Maang tikka : From my mothers closet
Photographs by Shashvat Kumar
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