Stylist Reveal - Quick Styling Tips For Mini Pre And Post Wedding Events!
BY Apoorva Pagar | 12 Jun, 2019
There are endless bridal and groom wear options when it comes to wedding events. From sangeet to mehendi to the wedding, the variety is flabbergasting. But what about those never-ending mini events, poojas, dinner parties and post-wedding lunches that you have to attend? You can’t possible buy more heavy outfits since your wedding shopping is already full of them. So what do you wear? We asked the tops stylists of the country to give us one ultimate styling tip that they would suggest brides and grooms for those mini-events and parties. And here’s what they had to say!
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Dressing up for Indian weddings can be a hard task, with multiple ceremonies in line. For the smaller wedding functions pre and post weddings, like a home puja, dinners or mini functions, a styling tip I'd like to suggest you'll with is that you can choose to go down the indo western route, and have a little fun with all your looks. Instead of playing it safe with a traditional salwar kameez, or overdoing it with heavily embroidered anarkalis, you can opt for stylized crop tops with skirts, dhoti pants, long jacket style kurtas with flared pants, sharara pants, cute co-ords, floor length dresses with capes, made from rich sustainable fabrics, cotton fabrics, chiffons. These can contain textured prints, be in pastel tones such as pink, ice blue, blush, aqua with minimal embellishments and sequins. You can pair it up with some quirky and chunky accessories to add that extra zing. Such looks will be the ideal way of making a statement, making you stand out without trying hard at all, and work perfectly well for the theme of the events.
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The best tip I could possibly give and one which I followed for my own wedding is to invest in ensembles that you can break up and wear later. A lighter lehenga which can be worn as a skirt. A blouse which can be worn as a crop top or a sari blouse! Wedges! Something to invest in. No one will be able to see your stunning Louboutin pumps anyway! Do the pictures with them and then swap your footwear for something comfy and not cumbersome. Also - have atleast one day function! The pictures come out so much better than the ones at night!
For the smaller function and the pre wedding functions - This is the best time to experiment with your silhouette. For instance for my bhaat (Marwadi Function), I had fun with my outfit. I wore a simple hand embroidered Raginee Harlalka red jumpsuit, very comfortable yet stylish, since I wanted more traditional for the wedding. I would suggest add simpler outfits between your functions since we have bigger and heavier outfits coming up after that. This makes you less tired by the wedding day and you can actually have so much fun. Don’t shy away from experimenting with hair and makeup. Keep it light yet experimental or something fun for your smaller functions so that gives you more space to be traditional and elegant as a bride. Please do a final check and try all your outfits a week before the wedding events starts so you are satisfied with calm and without any tension before the big day.
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This one’s for grooms! Do a bundhi (Indian sleeveless waist coat) with trousers , as it’s Indian and also dressed up in an understated way, And pick a fabric of the bundhi that has a texture like khadi, jacquard/ wool fabric (suiting ) rather than being embellished so that you don’t have the extra weight weighing you down!
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Simple suits in brighter Colors like blues, yellows, and greens for pre-wedding poojas with chandbalis or silver jhumkas will elevate the look. For dinners and parties you can go easy on the embroidery and have one statement piece of jewellery like a maangtikka or statement earrings. Or you can opt for a pre-draped saree gown in a statement colour with minimal jewelry