Indian weddings are nothing short of a festival. With extensive decorations, colorful outfits, elaborate rituals, blaring music and boisterous dance performances, Indian weddings combine grandeur, tradition, style and magnificence all rolled in a single event. You surely wouldn’t want to miss it, if you ever receive an invitation for one. But so many rituals can leave you baffled for choice on what to wear, while remaining classy and chic. Well, here’s how you can choose a perfect ensemble for each wedding event.

Saree is a classic wedding look which no one can go wrong with. An embellished or a heavy border saree is perfect for a Wedding as it exudes opulence as well as a grace, whereas a light-weight shimmery net or organza sarees can be perfect for a night reception. If needed, one can either underplay or highlight a saree with right accessories to ensure a fitting look for the event depending on the closeness to the host family. A simple gota work lehenga too looks regal for a close family wedding.

You may want to let your hair down during Sangeet, grooving to the beat like no one is watching. Lehengas are just apt for such fun celebrations. Modern lehengas look regal and are easy-to-manage. No need for you to worry about someone accidently stepping on saree and it coming undone during an elaborate dance performance. Plus, lehengas are versatile. You can pick a heavy lehenga for a cousins wedding or a simple printed one for a friend’s sangeet out-of-town.

You definitely do not want to miss the Baarat procession on account of choosing wrong attire. Imagine wearing a saree on such crowded dance floor where everyone is gyrating to the Punjabi tunes and Bollywood hits without a care in the world, and you are forced to mind your saree rather than have fun. A lightweight lehenga or long beaded kurti with pencil pants are smart choice for a lively event like Baarat. If you are still compelled to wear a more traditional look, pep-it-up with a modern Dhoti-saree look for a more practical outfit.

For some rituals like Haldi and Mehendi, that tend to get messy, you need to opt for something smart as well as suitable for the occasion. A colourful embroidered long kurta with palazzo pant presents a striking, chic and yet a practical look.

If you are attending an outstation wedding, a salwar suit can be your go-to wear for getting ready quickly for back-to-back scheduled events. A-line Anarkalis render a remarkably dignified look across ages. The suits can be heavily embellished or even a simple one depending upon your taste and the event. You can also spice up the outfit by choosing a Patiala bottom or colourful Phulkari Dupatta to go along.

Whatever look you opt for, the key for a perfect wedding outfit is choosing one that is practical yet matches the grandness of each occasion.

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