Indian wedding reception, what to wear- sari or Bridal lehenga? This is one question most women ask themselves- regardless of they being a bride or a guest. A wedding lehenga will be one of the most expensive clothing in the wardrobe of any girl. Many women hand over their wedding lehenga to the next in heir to make it an heirloom piece.
A lehenga is a three-piece outfit that consists of midriff-revealing blouse or choli, ankle length skirt and a long dupatta. You can either get the lehenga off the shelf or have it custom made as per your specifications for your wedding or the wedding reception. Usually the brides of India get their bridal lehengas custom-made to blend with her traditional jewels and other clothes in her wedding trousseau.
Lets See Some Bridal Lehenga Designs For Wedding Receptions
Bold pink Bridal Lehenga from Anita Dongre’s Jaipur Brides’ Collection is a timeless blend of style and sophistication.
Though the red color wedding lehenga is the most preferred color even today, colors in the shades of pink, orange, double or triple contrasts color outfit are currently in vogue. The fabrics used in making of Bridal lehanga depend on the color of the outfit and the time of the occasion. Lighter and softer color tones are better off with the likes of georgette, chiffon and net. On the other hand, if you are looking for a darker colors or shades there is a wide variety available in velvet and satin.
Peacock blue lehanga choli, ivory blouse and sea green choli with ivory brocade is a beautiful piece of lehanga to wear for an evening party or wedding reception. The heavily embroidered skirt has a sea green border that is richly embroidered and has studded stones on it. The skirt has a swirl to it, which will gently sway when the bride moves around. The bunch of beads of the girdle subtly brings out the shades of the lehanga. To bring out the richness of the peacock shade you can also wear the same colored bangles or ivory bangles. The blouse has a wide neck. Wear a diamond or an emerald studded necklace and matching earrings will look stunning. If you’re the guest, carry a studded clutch purse of the same color.
The richness of this lehenga lies in the floral design and the rich work of the broad border. This Bridal lehenga is a riot of summer blooms in various colors. The full sleeved net choli blouse of royal purple blends well with this lehenga. Only the sleeves are netted while the bodice of the blouse has oval golden thread work. This simple yet elegant lehenga comes with a worked dupatta. You can add a simple waist chain to make it stand out. A traditional cocktail ring, subtle necklace and chandelier earrings will complete the look. Best worn for a summer evening wedding reception.
The blush pink netted lehenga with an illusion styled blouse will be a showstopper at the weddings and parties. This is a simple sari lehenga that has work on the waist band and the bottom. The hand worked patch work of traditional design which is studded with tiny beads and glass is placed subtly all over in this lehenga skirt. The beauty of this pale pink lehenga is highlighted by purple borders. The gentle flow of the bunch of worked net fabric on the right side makes it different from other lehengas. It’s a designer blouse, which is heavily worked around the neck and near the bust. Pair it with silver danglers and bangles.
Jacqueline Fernandes in golden bridal lehenga at a social gathering. She looks charming in this subtly worked flowing lehanga which self-thread embroidery. The rich work on the waistband and the same color net dupatta stands out. She has matched this lehanga with a diamond and platinum layered necklace with huge green stones in the center and pendant. A single platinum bangle and emerald danglers complete the look. An awesome piece of lehanga for an evening wedding reception.
This is Gaurav Gupta lehenga in orange net. The embroidered blouse along with georgette draped lehenga with net overlay is an awesome piece for the Mehendi celebrations. The golden floral prints are subtly placed. The dupatta is attached to the left shoulder in a Grecian style. Embellish it with silver or gold light weight jewelry. Add a waist chain to complete the look. A wonderful color for an evening wedding party or a sangeet ceremony.
It’s a play of subtle and soft colors that makes this outfit stand out and grab attention. The rich work on the full length blouse is the highlight of this turquoise and coral pink colored lehenga. The net and georgette fabric lends a grace to the wearer. Light weight turquoise studded silver or gold necklace, big traditional hoop earrings and a bunch of simple gold bangles will make this look unforgettable.
Truly a traditional piece of lehenga in shades of subtle orange and beige. The designer orange colored blouse is ellaborate, and so is the dupatta. The heavy skirt with double borders in the hues of orange and pink has traditional embroidery and handwork. Ideal for both daytime and evening receptions or mehendi celebrations; accentuate it with chunky traditional jewelry for a day look and lighter jewels for evening look.)
Stunning Lehenga for bridal receptions. The deep maroonish red skirt with rich embroidery studded with tiny beads and crystals makes this a royal outfit for the bride or the bridesmaid dress. The designer sleeveless blouse which is again heavily-embroidered is matched with worked and brocaded maroon dupatta. If you’re wearing this outfit in the morning embellish it with heavy traditional jewelry – stone studded necklace and jhumkas, gold and maroon bangles to get the traditional ethnic Indian look. For evening reception, keep the jewelry simple and light.
Choose a Bridal Wedding lehenga that suits your body type and skin tone to enhance your look.