The coronavirus pandemic, which has hit globally, has affected all the spheres of everyone’s life. Even in the wedding scenario, plenty of couples have decided to delay their weddings. Those who are continuing with the ceremony as planned have also been forced to plan intimate weddings, with fewer guests. Big Indian Weddings won’t be big anymore, at least till the pandemic plans to persist. Though the weddings will be a smaller and intimate affair, as they are the most important occasion in the couple’s and their family’s lives to build beautiful memories, the bridal ensemble can’t be compromised with.
Talking about Indian weddings in North America, the silhouettes and fabrics should be sensibly chosen to handle the coming winter season. Gone are the days when wearing tulles, nets and exquisite chantilly laced fabrics were worn despite freezing winters. Now the bride prefers to go the sensible way to dress elegantly, gracefully, and distinctively, yet keeping in mind the comfort during the winter wedding ceremony.
Velvets and Silks
Velvets and silks add an instant touch of royalty to the bridal attire, whether it’s a saree or lehenga. These are two plush fabrics that notably will keep the bride warm and comfortable throughout the ceremony, but give her a regal look as well. Enhanced with the flamboyant embroideries of zardozi, Swarovski crystals, sequins, etc., the attire would steal the heart of your sweetheart and would leave the guests awestruck. Mixing the two fabrics in the garment isn’t a bad idea as well. The bride can choose a velvet lehenga and team it up with a brocade blouse or take a silk sari with a velvet pallu.
Dare to go Florals
Today’s bride doesn’t shy away from trying something different. Gone are the days when there were limited options for bridal attires. Now the brides can dare to try floral prints in silks, brocades, velvets, or organzas, highlighted with heavy intricate embroideries to surprise and leave a lasting impact on the onlookers.
Pastels are no more the color of summers. Brides can try various shades of pastels, preferably pinks and peaches, if she wants to look subtle yet royal. She has even incorporated two or three shades of pastels. Choosing pastels doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to a flamboyant outfit. If heavily embellished with the right kind of hand embroidery of thread work,, zardozi, cut-dana, etc., the bride is surely gonna steal the hearts.
Try Different Silhouettes
Longer blouses, blouses with capes, sarees or lehengas with jackets, peplum tops with lehengas or front slit Anarkali with sarees or lehengas. The list is endless. Shift from the expected cuts, drapes, and silhouettes and amaze everyone by making a different style statement. Thinking out of the box is the way to go. You can give your personal quirky touch to the attire as well. Be the bride who carries her unique taste yet looking traditional and a royalty.
Shawl is a Must
The shawl is a drape that is usually neglected by the bride during the winter weddings. Don’t forget to ask your designer to design a beautiful heavily embroidered shawl for you to match your wedding ensemble. The choice of fabric can be silk, pashmina, or velvet. The color can be taken in contrast with the dupatta. Brice can carry a shawl on her shoulder or as a drape on her hands from behind. There are varied ways to drape or carry it which your stylist can suggest.
So, our gorgeous brides, be ready to shine and sparkle on your wedding day, leave everyone wonderstruck and steal the heart of your beloved, with the help of these tips, stride with confidence and rock the ceremony. After all, it’s your big, big day!!!
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