10 Indigenous Wedding Footwear Brands for Every Bridal Style & Budget

Indian Bridal Footwear Labels

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world,” said Marilyn Monroe once. Well, we truly trust her judgment when it comes to bridal shoe shopping! So here we are, bringing to the table our darling Homegrown Footwear Labels for that much-awaited Cinderella moment! 

Everybody knows what comes next when you have already said yes to your bridal dress – It’s shoes! Though bridal footwear doesn’t make much of an appearance with those show-stopper lehengas and statement jewelry pieces stealing all the limelight, they are a quintessential part of every bridal trousseau. Truth be told, those bridal outfits sure are heavy and you will need a pair of comfy shoes to carry it in style without breaking a sweat, won’t you?

When it comes to picking wedding footwear, brides generally gravitate towards renowned brands. But with weddings taking the hyperlocal route and people showcasing love for all things Indian, why should bridal footwear be on the pedestal? Indian Footwear Labels that we have compiled for you today will sweep you off your feet with their peppy collections. With so many pre-wedding ceremonies lined up – Sangeet, Mehendi, Haldi, and whatnot, Brides-to-be will need more than a few pairs to complement your outfit of the day!  So, whether you prefer heels with a little more personality and flair, timeless traditional juttis, or have a soft corner for comfy bridal sneakers, there is a bridal shoe waiting to be slipped on. 

Are you ready to take the world in your stride as you walk down the aisle? We sure are, with our roundup of Indigenous Wedding Footwear Brands for every bridal style and budget! 

1. Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika 

If you are shopping for a statement pair of shoes with a quirky style and a pop of colors, Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika is anything but traditional or your run-of-the-mill bridal style. Born in 2010 in the city of Dreams Mumbai, it lends a flair of unexpected and unconventional craftsmanship to your bridal trousseau! For brides craving a one-of-a-kind and truly memorable bridal look for their big day, one of the Best Bridal footwear brands for high-end luxe shoes – Papa Don’t Preach Bridal Footwear collection should be on top of your list! 

2. Fizzy Goblet 

For a free-spirited bride looking for something fresh and fun to slip on your feet on your big day, explore away the bridal footwear collection of Fizzy Goblet. Synonymous with comfort and style, their collection of bridal shoes brings a modern twist to otherwise traditional designs. From perky heels to elegant juttis to comfy sneakers, designer Laksheeta Govil’s team at Fizzy Goblet brings the best of both worlds to your feet! 

3. Aparajita Toor 

Need a little something for your feet that perfectly complements your glamorous makeover for the wedding? The bridal footwear collections by Aparajita Toor is the way to go! Imbued with vibrant hues and boasting of high-quality craftmanship, we won’t be surprised if you end up filling your wardrobe with their footwear collection. With bridal shoes so ravishing and fresh out of the mill, who can blame you! 

4. Needle Dust 

Looking at Needle Dust’s shimmering jutti collection, I was reminded of this quote by Roger Vivier, “To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give reality to one’s dream.” And truly their jutti designs are nothing short of a fairytale you want on your big day! Their oh-so comfy juttis and ethnic footwear designs are all you need to complete the bridal look you have been eyeing for! 

5. Veruschka Label By Payal Kothari 

People often say nothing is perfect, but after catching one glimpse of the Bridal footwear line-up on Veruschka, I beg to differ. Handcrafted to perfection with seasoned artisans putting in their magic, every pair is designed to add that extra oomph to your bridal ensemble. Fashionable and functional, who knew those pretty bridal heels can be both! 

6. Fuchsia by Aashka Mehta 

100% leather-free and vegan, the bespoke bridal footwear collection by Fuchsia is the need of the hour! Put your best foot forward on the most important day of your life with the help of Team Fuchsia, who can help customize your shoes to perfection! From blingy mojaris to suave kolhapuris to jaw-dropping block heels, add a dash of elegance with their designer collection of Indian Footwear for brides. 

7. KKarma Accessories 

Made to stand out, the bridal footwear Collection by KKarma Accessories is every inch glamorous as you will be on your big day! From slingback pumps to traditional juttis, every pair is tastefully designed to meet the aspirations of millennial brides on every front, whether it’s style, comfort, or versatility.  To be honest, we are already obsessed with their bridal footwear collection!

8. Pastels & Pops

True to its name, Pastels and Pops is a refreshing take on the Indian handicraft of shoemaking! The brainchild of The Chhabra sisters, Akanksha, and Aarti, took flight in 2015 and surprised everyone with their vibrant and purely magical jutti collection for both men and women! Their bridal shoes are so dreamy and colorful, we almost forget that we aren’t the one who is shoe shopping today. If you rush to their website now, you may even be able to grab a few pairs on sale for the festive season ahead! 

9. The Cai Store 

Sometimes finding the perfect pair is more daunting than finding the perfect partner. We all have been there, haven’t we? So why not bring your dream footwear to life with the help of The Cai Store! Add an extra glam factor to your bridal look with their trendy heels, hot pumps, or unconventional flat designs. You will surely have a Carrie Bradshaw moment swooning over their collection of offbeat and extremely versatile Indian Footwear for brides-to-be. 

10. Mochi 

The renowned footwear brand needs no introduction! Incubated in 2000, Mochi has lived up to the expectations of many brides by bringing style and comfort together, without making you pull the strings of your wallet much. Whether you are in the market for trendy pumps, peppy heels, comfy sneakers, or flattering flats, you will find a pair for every mood, occasion, and style! 

 
Here’s to hoping that your search for the perfect statement pair comes to end with one of these best Bridal Footwear Brands – Truly Indian by heart and designed for all our Desi girls! All we can say is, whichever shoe you decide to put on your feet, just make sure that they are comfortable and it represents your sense of style. Need inspiration for bridal gold necklace designs or bridal lehengas, we have got you covered!

10 Fashion-Forward Brides Who Ditched Lehenga for Unconventional Bridal Outfits

Unconventional Brides

Who says Lehenga is the only option for an Indian Bride? Well, when no two weddings are the same and neither are the brides, then we see no reason why their bridal outfits should be the same! Every once in a while, there comes a bride full of surprises, and who doesn’t love a good surprise? 

From making a statement with unconventional lehenga colors, choosing offbeat bridal jewelry sets over traditional ones, to ditching the heels for comfy bridal sneakers, we see the modern brides taking the roads less traveled. But this year, we found some daring real brides who took the internet by storm with their interesting bridal outfit choices and How! From pantsuit to sharara to floor-length Anarkalis, we can’t wait to share how glamorous these real brides looked in their unconventional bridal avatar!  

We have rounded up our favorite real brides who said ‘I Do’ to the most unconventional and non-traditional bridal ensembles for their big day. If you have been looking up for signs to be bold and unique on your wedding day, this is it! Scroll away for inspiration. 

1. Looking like a princess, this Sabyasachi Bride stole the show with a dusty golden floor-length gown and we, for one, didn’t even miss the lehenga for a second! 
 

Outfit by Sabyasachi

2. This bride took ‘dress like a boss’ to whole another level when she left lehenga on the altar and chose a pantsuit for her big day! 

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3. Our celebrity bride Shibani Dandekar donned this gorgeous offbeat number by Monica Shah that we are still crushing over! 

Image Source: Sam & Ekta

4. The silver-white fringed-up saree delivers on the promise to turn heads on your wedding day.  

5. Nothing makes a woman look more beautiful than a saree draped elegantly, giving definition to your silhouette. Looking at this bride, we say it’s true! 

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6. Who knew Kurta & Cigarette pants are all you need for a show-stopper bridal look on your big day! That veil though has our hearts wrapped around in its regal charm. 
 

Image Source: Shay Photography

7. Why didn’t anyone think of Floor-length Anarkali for bridal attire before? All the dazzle of a lehenga minus a million people needed to help you put it on! 

8. This Sharara Gharara set creates all the magic you need for a show-stopper look on your big day! 

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9. Paired with statement bridal jewellery, this bride adorned a silver-white playful lehenga that looked nothing short of a poetry in motion! 

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10. This bride wooed our hearts with this customized lehenga skirt with key highlights of their love story embroidered all over! We are in love with the way this couple got all matchy-matchy for their big day! 

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Our blog may have come to an end, but this is only the beginning of modern brides breaking the stereotypes. And why not, it’s your big day after all! Need inspiration for offbeat jewellery trends, check out our blogs today!

30 Bridal Gold Necklace Designs to Check Out Before Buying Your Wedding Jewellery!

Bridal Gold Jewellery

If you are on the lookout for wedding jewellery for brides, especially a bridal necklace, then scroll down to see some of the latest necklace designs spotted on real brides and celebs.

We all know how much value gold jewellery holds in Indian weddings. And since a necklace is the most important piece of bridal jewellery, we have compiled a list of 30 gold necklace designs for you to take inspiration before making or buying your wedding jewellery!

1. A gold matte necklace that’s chic and contemporary

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If you are not the one to wear shiny yellow gold jewellery, then this matte gold necklace is just the right choice for you!

2. A pendant necklace that’s oh-so-elegant

Simple and lightweight, this gold pendant necklace looks like a complete stunner, especially if you are planning to wear a heavy bridal lehenga or silk saree for your wedding!

3. Minimal gold necklace with precious stones

A lot of brides these days are opting for lightweight and minimal gold pieces as their wedding jewellery. It also makes sense, as you can easily wear these necklaces or earrings to other occasions after your wedding. These necklace designs are just like that. They are simple, minimal and perfect to wear with all kinds of outfits from silk sarees to anarkali suits.

4. Traditional gold necklace for the old-school bride

Intricate, yet stunning, these gold necklaces are ideal for the bride who likes to keep it simple and stick to traditional styles.

5. Layering multiple gold necklaces like a total boss!

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For the bride who wants to go all out with her wedding jewellery, this is just the perfect inspiration for you! Totally love how this gorgeous bride has layered different gold necklaces with each other without overdoing it. Also, isn’t it amazing how she has worn matte gold necklaces and shiny yellow ones together?!

6. Pairing two gold necklaces to make a beautiful bridal jewellery set

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Just look at this stunning bong bride who is slaying her traditional Bengali look with two gold necklaces of different lengths and gold jhumki earrings!

7. A statement choker necklace that is some major #bridaljewellerygoals

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This gold necklace takes wedding jewellery for brides to a whole new level. This choker necklace worn with a pair of matching earrings are perfect to form a bridal jewellery set and complete your bridal ensemble.

8. Spiked gold necklace paired with another necklace studded with emeralds

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How radiant does the bride look in this minimal ivory and gold saree paired with two gold necklaces of the same length! And the gold jhumkis, uff!

9. Traditional Rajputana gold necklace that’s a statement in itself

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This Rajput-style gold necklace looks every bit royal. If you want to stick to just one bridal necklace, but want it to be the attention-grabber, this design is the way to go!

10. Heavy pendant necklace designs that look totally gorgeous!

If you want to wear a pendant necklace, but want something heavy and intricate, these necklace designs are absolute perfection. They will look even better if you match these pendant necklaces with similar earrings, mathapatti, nath and haath phool to make it into a complete bridal jewellery set.

11. A contemporary matte gold bridal jewellery set that’s one of a kind!

If quirky and modern necklace designs are your choice for wedding jewellery, then this gorgeous piece is something you can draw major inspiration from!

12. An all-gold bridal jewellery set that’s making the bride’s skin glow!

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While this bridal necklace gives a heavy look, it is pretty comfortable and lightweight to wear. And the leaf motif it has looks absolutely stunning! Try to pair such a gold necklace with chandbali earrings and a large statement ring to complete you bridal look!

13. Traditional South Indian gold jewellery that’s not temple jewellery!

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If temple jewellery is not your style, here are some amazing gold necklace designs that traditionally belong to the different states of South India. And the way all the brides have layered their different styles of necklaces is just WOW! Their jewellery ensemble includes everything from the mango mala, to the gold laxmi haar! #MajorCrushing

14. A choker necklace with long temple haar is totally giving this bride some royal vibes

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An intricately designed gold choker necklace paired with a long temple necklace is perfect to wear with all kinds of bridal sarees or designer lehengas! And this bride, by pairing her wedding necklace with statement gold earrings, mathapatti and gold bridal nath has just taken her look to a whole other level.

15. A matching bridal jewellery set in gold and colourful gemstones

If you wish to wear the complete bridal jewellery set, but don’t want to go overboard, then a matching gold jewellery set like this one is perfect to wear on your wedding day.

16. A contemporary necklace design at its best!

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This gold necklace right here is for the fun and experimenting bride who wants to try something hatke for her wedding. The modern design of this necklace with geometric motifs is nothing less than a work of art!

17. If royalty had a look, it would be this stunning gold necklace

A truly statement-making piece, this gold necklace draws inspiration from the Rajputana-style and makes it even more grander than its original self. Just wear this beautiful necklace with a deep cut choli and embroidered lehenga to look like a surreal queen! If you want to jazz it up a bit, then a passa or maang tikka will do the work. Skip the earring with this one!

18. Gold necklace gets a modern makeover

If you are all up for wearing heavy gold necklaces that shine brighter than the sun, then this necklace design is all the wedding jewellery inspiration you need! Totally digging at this bride’s all-gold look!

19. Ace the minimal jewellery look!

Image Source: The Cheesecake Project

If minimalism is your second name, then this beautiful bride here can be the inspiration for your wedding jewellery. The layered gold necklace along with a heavy and long gold chain completes her look. Her minimal maang tikka and jhumki earrings are super-cute too!

20. Slaying the Maharashtrian look with traditional gold necklace designs!

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If you are planning to wear a Paithani for your wedding, this kind of bridal jewellery will look stunning with it. These two brides here have worn their necklaces in layers of various lengths. These traditional necklaces include vajratik, mohanmaal, Kolhapuri saaz and thushi that help complete the entire necklace set.

21. Major #bridaljewelleryinspo for Maximalist Bride

Image Source: Hitched & Clicked

A collar necklace paired with multi-layered rani haarnecklace and matching earrings is all you need in your bridal jewellery set. Oh, and this kind of wedding jewellery looks great with bright kanjivaram silk sarees too!

22. A beautiful gold jewellery set in antique finish

This necklace design is for those who prefer not to wear gold in its bright yellow and shiny form. This bridal necklace has a gorgeous antique finish and is studded with small gemstones to give it a royal look!

23. Intricate gold choker necklace with a multi-layered long necklace

Keeping the look simple yet traditional, this bride has chosen to wear a beautifully intricate choker necklace with a long multi-layer beaded necklace as her wedding jewellery. The matching earrings and maang tikka are just like a cherry on the cake!

24. Beaded Beauty

Keeping the beads theme common in her wedding jewellery, this bride looks radiant in a small pendant necklace, which she has chosen to pair with a longer multi-layer beaded necklace. The temple mathapatti, gold nose pin and large umbrella jhumkis just bring together her entire bridal look!

25. A statement floral gold necklace with an offbeat design

The beauty of this necklace lies in its minimal design. It takes the done-to-death floral theme in jewellery to whole other level by giving it a contemporary touch.

26. The beauty of this matte gold bridal necklace is just WOW!

Simple and traditional, this gold necklace is just the perfect bridal necklace if you are looking to wear a traditional design on your wedding day, but don’t want it to be bright and shiny. The matte finish and muted yellow tone of this bridal necklace is a complete winner!

27. A stunning Jodha Akbar style bridal gold necklace

Okay, maybe not as huge and grand as the bridal jewellery worn by Jodha, but this gold necklace sure gives the same vibes! Totally love how the bride has gone all out and teamed her wedding necklace with earrings, maang tikka, paasa, haath phool and a nath!

28. Slaying a bridal look like none other with Temple Jewellery!

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29. Tribal-inspired gold necklaces

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This tribal-style bridal gold necklace is for all those edgy and feisty brides who want anything but ordinary on their wedding day. The earthy tones of these necklaces make them a great option to pair with bright and popping silk sarees.

30. The layered coin choker necklace

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Giving the traditional coin necklace a spin, this beautiful bridal choker necklace by Azva has overlapping coins with intricate engravings and dainty kundan flowers that contrast beautifully with the antique gold finish!

Did these bridal necklace designs give you some ideas for your wedding jewellery?

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10 Whimsical Wedding Hairstyles with Flowers for Every Indian Bride

Your hairdo is an essential aspect of your bridal look. So much so that, it can be a real deal-breaker if not done right! Imagine investing in all those exquisite jewels, expensive couture, and ruining it all with a disappointing bridal hairstyle! To salvage you from this blunder and turn into splendor, we’ve put together this curated list that brings to you bridal hairstyle ideas and options aplenty. From exciting open hairdos to majestic bridal buns with breathtaking floral arrangements, here is our collection of floral bridal hairstyles trending hot this wedding season 2022.

  Whether you are looking for pre-wedding hairdos, bridal hairstyles for the wedding day, or reception looks, you can find all the inspiration you need at your fingertips. Scroll away, girls!

1. Braided Beauty!

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Braids are a big go-to for new brides-to-be and work perfectly well for your pre-wedding festivities. Opt for this fishtail braid bridal hairstyle and flaunt it with a trail of fresh roses for a vintage look! You can even choose from mogra, baby breath, or a combination of your favorite blooms cascaded throughout those plain braids, knotted boho braids, or fishtail braids!

2. A Captivating Crown for the Bridal Queen!

Image Source: Aayushi Patel

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Bridal crowns or bands have been in vogue for a while now and are certainly here to stay! Reason? They can lift up almost any look instantly! Don it with a loose french braid bridal hairstyle or simply let it adorn your curly tresses.

3. Cascading Charmers!

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There are a million ways to do justice to those lovely long tresses. The quintessential way, however, is to curl them up like a cascading waterfall and decorate them with stunning spring buds! Or simply experiment with the floral arrangement like this three-sided curve and mix and match ‘em with the color of your outfit.

4. Classic Rose Bridal Bun

Pay an ode to the classical bridal hairstyle with this rose overload! Leaving room for merging a number of hair accessories in different styles, this one makes for a beautiful bouquet.

5. Garden of Eden!

Image Source: Aayushi Patel

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Make way for this royal bun bridal hairstyle entwined with seasonal flowers for an ethereal look!

6. Chic Braided Bridal Bun

Image Source: Sejal Savaliya

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A shout-out to experimental brides out there! This intricate spiral bridal hairstyle loaded with delicate rosette buns and curls makes for a bold statement. Jazz it up with minimal floral buds and strings to strike the perfect balance!

7. Mesmerizing Mogra Magic

Image Source: Sejal Savaliya

Image Source: Sejal Savaliya

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You can never go wrong with a bunch of lively mogra flowers hugging your hair! Don the classic big bun and embellish it with the beauty of fresh mogras. Mogras with pastel shade apparel makes for a dream team!

8. Vintage Vibes!

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Celebrate the timeless beauty of your being with these royal roses bunched up to perfection!

9. The Elegant Elan!

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Opt for this exuberance donning fine flowers in between the messy bun look! This bridal hairstyle is a hit for your reception and compliments your intricate bridal gown.

10. Suave and Style!

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This one-sided floral arrangement works wonders with fabulously curled-up hair! If you like its intricate yet minimal bridal hairstyle, this one surely makes the cut.

Swooning over these amazing floral hairdos or bridal hairstyles is not enough. We hope you’ve shortlisted your favorites and bookmarked’em all! If you need more inspiration for bridal buns or Indian hairstyles for weddings, scroll away our blog page.

Brides Who Rocked the Most Gorgeous Pastel Lehengas in Their Weddings!

Pastel Lehengas

Image Source: Hitched & Clicked | Outfit by Sabyasachi

When choosing a lehenga for your D-day, the color often becomes the deciding point. With red and maroon lehengas never going out of fashion, why not try out some lovely pastel shades?

You might think pastels are dull and boring and ‘not-so-happening’ to flaunt at your wedding. Drop your apprehensions!

We are busting this myth by bringing you some handpicked photographs of beautiful brides who carried off their pastel lehengas with poise and elegance:

1. A Pastel Dream

Pastel Lehengas

Image Source: Dipak Studios| Outfit by Rimple and Harpreet

This stunning bridal Lehenga is giving us some major Royal vibes! We love how the peacock motifs add a pop of blue to this pastel elegance!

2. Radiant in Ivory

Image Source: House on the Clouds | Designer: Arpita Mehta

Say yes to this Ivory Mirrorwork Lehenga Donned by Arpita Mehta – Minimal and Divine at the same time!

3. Lavender Love

Outfit by Manish Malhotra

A sight to behold, this brides take on pastel lehenga trends is simply breathtaking.

4. Festive Beige

Image Source: Amrit Photography

Well, who knew beige can also look eclectic and elegant beyond the traditional reds!

5. Shimmer and shine

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Lehenga – Self Designed by the bride

This beautiful, slightly shimmery baby pink lehenga with gold embroidery and the gold and green jewellery looks like a match made in heaven!

6. Pretty peach

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Peach and ocre- no one would imagine this combination would go together so well, right? This bride is slaying it in her peach lehenga.

7. Pastel splash!

Image Source: Dipak Studios

Why should one color have all the fun?

Bring it on! This bride has her lehenga with shades of yellow, baby pink, light blue, and a bit of light brown too.

8. Purely Pink

Image Source – Sunny Dhiman Photography

Lehenga – Rimple and Harpreet

This bride flaunts a beautiful shade of baby pink lehenga, with gold and silver embroidery.

9. Mint Green Delight

Image source: Dipak Studios

Why nobody thought of mint green lehengas before? We need more of these, please!

10. Pastel perfection

Image source: Instagram/Alia Bhatt

Combining peach red, gold and dark pink is bold and hey! It has turned out to be beautiful as well.

11. 50 Shades of Purple

This bride teams up her purple and gold lehenga with a pair of pink bangles and we are going gaga over this look.

12. Gorgeous in Green

Image source: Moveing Moments | Outfit by House of Risa

Amongst the pink, blue and peaches, this green lehenga is a breath of fresh air and definitely doesn’t fail to impress!

13. Cute and chic

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Lehenga – Dolly J Studio

This bride knows it best! She has adorned an absolutely adorable pink lehenga with colorful floral motifs. It is subtle, and elegant and we can’t stop drooling over it!

14. Adorable in apricot

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This gold and apricot lehenga is traditional, yet refreshing.

15. Blushing in Blues & Pinks

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Lehenga – Rimple and Harpreet

This bride looks nothing short of a princess! This heavily embroidered pastel wedding lehenga is for those brides who love to go all-out on their D-day. You get one day to dress up to your heart’s content, so why not, right?

Convinced you can pull off a pastel lehenga?

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20 Offbeat Mehendi Outfits Which Are Sure to Leave You WOWED!

Offbeat Mehendi Outfits

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What defines a Mehendi ceremony at Indian weddings??

Fun, music, dance, and most importantly an array of vibrant colors, setting the mood for loads of craziness and masti!! While some brides prefer sticking to traditional outfits like lehengas and sarees, some of them are ditching the obvious and going in for something offbeat.

From stitched sarees to shararas and from Punjabi suits to short dresses, you can find oodles of mehendi outfit inspo over the internet. But, you don’t need to worry, because we bring to you nothing but the best and most unconventional outfits flaunted by real brides at their Mehendi ceremony.

Here we are listing jaw-dropping outfits, which are sure to leave you WOWED:

1. The Draped Dhoti Skirt paired with the mirror-work top is giving us major Bridal Mehendi Goals!

Image Source: Dipak Studios

2. Akansha Gajaria designed Yellow Sharara Set is a vision to behold!

Outfit By Akansha Gajaria

3. What do we say! This frozen princess looked like a million bucks in her blue lehenga with a flowy cape – Truly picture perfect. *Love it*

Photographer – Rolling Canvas | Lehenga – JUnne Couture 

4. Such a stunning lehenga! This bride looked just fab on her Mehendi day flaunting a cheerful green lehenga with Cape town all the way! The delicate work on it and the pop of colors make it ideal for an afternoon mehndi function.

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5. This one loves pink and she decided to say it out loud with the choice of her lehenga color and her mehndi decor too. As they say, happy brides are the prettiest, and this one sure looks happy!

Lehenga – Aamika Khanna | Photographer – Ombre by Harsheen Jammu 

6. This Neon Green Flowy Lehenga has our eyes twinkling with joy. We love the custom writing on the Dupatta with oversized Chaandbaalis complementing her entire look.

Lehenga – Aamika Khanna 

6. This one is another stunner in pink, we take it, pink is a popular color of choice this wedding season, or for Mehandi at least. While we love this lehenga skirt too, what’s catching our attention is the pop of yellow and intricate gold embroidery on the lehenga jacket.  

Lehenga – Papa Don’t Preach 

7. She Sure Looks Like An Angel in this Show-stopper outfit! What We love most about this absolutely 100% offbeat Mehendi outfit is the combination of pretty hues and the edgy blouse design!

Image Source: Dipak Studios

8. This ultra glam Lehenga is just perfect for a mehndi party. It’s really hard to take our eyes off that floral crop top and the flare of the lehenga skirt.

Lehenga – Arpita Mehta | Photographer – Sam and Ekta 

9. This Lemon Yellow Kaftan Dress designed by Masaba imbues the playfulness of Mehndi Day – Comfy and Chic!

Outfit by Masaba Gupta

10. *Romantic and whimsical*  A masterpiece by Manish Malhotra, the Fuschia Pink Patchwork Lehenga donned by Alia Bhatt on her Mehendi features embellishment in real gold and silver nakshi and kora flowers, and vintage gold metal sequins from kutch.

Outfit by Manish Malhotra

11. This bride looks like a dream in her pastel floral lehenga. We love how she paired it with a yellow top and that floral jewellery.

Image Source: Dipak Studios

12. A stylish top and dhoti is a fuss-free and comfortable choice for your mehndi function – A perfect fit for a mehendi function.

Outfit – Papa Don’t Preach 

13. This bride is slaaaaying it in her embroidered multicolor lehenga paired with floral jewellery!

Lehenga – Surabhi Chopra Label | Photographer – The Wedding Files 

14. We are loving this bride’s take on her mehndi lehenga with the color red dominating the whole theme of it. *stunning*

Lehenga – Anita Dongre | Photographer – Deepak Vijay Photography 

15. This bride is taking it one step ahead with this chic and refreshing lehenga with pastel colors and a bit of sequin work.

Image Source: Dipak Studios

16. We are totally in love with this pastel lehenga paired with minimalistic jewelry!

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17. How about wearing a stunning cape set on your mehendi day?

Lehenga – Aamika Khanna 

18. This bride has set the bar rather high donning this ochre jumpsuit with a twist!  

Image source: Sumit Productions

19. Pick a short, flowy dress like this one if you want to beat the heat at your summer ceremony!

Image source: Ram Bherwani Weddings

20. This bride does complete justice to her mehendi outfit. We love the pink blouse, peach lehenga skirt, and most importantly the uber-cool work on the lehenga.

Image source: Shades

Are y’all ready to slay in your hatke mehendi outfits? Given that your hands will be wet with henna, your ensemble needs to be one that’s not just stunning but comfortable as well. After all, it’s your mehndi ceremony and you should be dancing to that dhol & music like no one is watching!

15 Beautiful Purple Lehengas that will Make You Ditch Your Traditional Red Ones!

Purple Lehenga

Lehenga: Jade by Monica and Karishma 

Red is the synonym for Indian Bridal attire. It is the first choice of any bride when choosing their wedding lehengas.

While there are brides playing safe by wearing a usual red, I came across some who went out of the league and donned beautiful purple lehengas on their wedding day and looked absolutely flawless.

Scroll down to know more:

1. A color that stands for royalty

This bride paired her intricately designed lehenga with a simple yet 3/4th sleeve blouse. Although simple, her blouse looks stunningly elegant.

2. Why wear red when you can add more colors and shades to your Wedding Lehenga!

Image Source: Razz Nischal Photography

Lehenga: Anita Dongre

This bride beautifully paired her red violet lehenga with rani haar.

Also, the maang tikka is exceptionally aesthetic!

3. This bride looks absolutely beautiful in this purple lehenga and minimal jewelry

This pretty bride chose a fantastic purple lehenga with minimal Gotta Patti work and looked stunning.

4. When the bridal blush complements her wedding lehenga

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This beautiful Sabyasachi bride featuring Bangalori silk lehenga and a leheriya dupatta is a sight for sore eyes!

5. This bride is totally adding some bling to her wedding day in this beautiful lavender lehenga

Image Source: Lehenga by D’VASA by Abhi 

Happy brides are the prettiest and her lavender lehenga with intricate embroidery work totally justifies that.

6. This royal purple color would be a perfect charm and elegance for your wedding!

Image Source: Photographs By Ishan

Lehenga: Sulakshana Monga

This bride’s choice for a royal purple lehenga is an aesthetic treat to your eyes. It is simple and elegant yet looks so beautiful.

7. This bride looks regal in this purple and mantle lehenga

Image Source: Sri Gurudev Photography 

Lehenga: Plumtin

Totally digging this bride’s purple lehenga paired with a sheer dupatta. The purple base in the lehenga skirt with beautiful and intricate embroidery on it, is subtle yet so prominent.

8. This bride left us speechless in her Orchid lehenga!

Image Source: Laam 

This bride has chosen a glamorous purple lehenga with zardozi work paired with a simple dupatta.  

9. The forever favorite mauve color is perfect for your D-day

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Lehenga: Vvani by Vani Vats

This bride looks so pretty in her mauve lehenga. It beautifully features mirror work for a change.

10. Purple mode on!

Image Source: Sunil Thakur Photography

This real-life princess wore a beautiful purple lehenga and looked every bit of her royal self!

11. The deepest tone of purple for the beautiful brides for their D-day!

Image source: Sabysachi

Right outta the house of Sabyasachi, this beautiful velvet lehenga paired with a dual dupatta is something to bookmark!

12. This bride in periwinkle lehenga is ruling our hearts!

Image Source: Badal Raja Company 

Lehenga: Papa Don’t Preach

This bride in a purple lehenga skirt paired with a quirky blouse is a total stunner.

13. Why look basic when you can rock the world in eggplant colour.

It’s different, and we love the unusual.

Image Source: Kripa Mehta

Lehenga: K&A by Karishma Ashita

This pretty bride was captured in a beautiful shot wearing a deep purple lehenga with a heavy border.

14. This bride totally amped up her bridal look with this beautiful violet lehenga

Lehenga: Sunaina Khera 

This bride in violet lehenga with heavy sequence work is alluring.

15. This Lilac Beauty has our hearts stolen

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If you’re still debating your sangeet look, this bride’s lilac lehenga may give you some inspiration.

16. And hey! How can we forget Nargis Fakhri rocking this purple lehenga

Purple Lehenga

Lehenga: Jade by Monica and Karishma 

Nargis Fakhri looked exquisitely regal in this purple lehenga that she paired with an intricate choker.

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Which shade of purple are you donning on your d-day?

8 Tips For Acing Your First Bridal Fitting

Bridal fitting

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Congratulations on finally zeroing in on your wedding outfit! Now that you know what you are wearing for your big day, you need to know that your lehenga might not be ready to wear, i.e., you will still need to go for a final round of fitting. While you struggle to contain your excitement, there are a few things you need to consider when going for your bridal fitting.

Before we start, here are a few things that you must carry to your first bridal fitting –

a. Your D-day lingerie

b. Your bridal footwear – be it stilettos, wedges or flats or juttis or the new-age sneakers. Taking your shoes along gives you a fair idea of how you will hold up and manage the weight of the lehenga or if the heels are high enough.

c. Bridal accessories – this is a good time to get a reality check if your jewelry matches or if you need more or less.  

Your first bridal fitting

1. Wear the same lingerie or shapewear you plan to wear on your  wedding day

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Lingerie or shapewear is important because then you know whether your blouse sits well on a lacy bra, or an underwire bra, or a padded one. Ideally, you can get your blouse made with cups attached.

2. Try your shoes on with your wedding lehenga

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On your big day, your legs are going to do all the heavy work as you will be standing and then sitting for long hours. Surely, you don’t want your lehenga to sweep the floor and you don’t want it to be short either. Also, your shoes need to be comfortable and stable.

You will need your bridal footwear at your first bridal fitting to finalize the length of your wedding lehenga.

3. Don’t wear heavy makeup on your first bridal fitting

This is a tricky one! While it’s a great idea to wear makeup for your bridal fitting so that you may see what look goes best, there can be mishaps, i.e. you could stain your lehenga or dupatta with your lipstick. And sometimes, these stains are permanent. So it’s best to avoid any heavy makeup.

4. Check if your lehenga stays up without latkans

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The dori, latkan, and the hook – these three serve different purposes. The dori should only be used to tighten your lehenga while the hooks help the lehenga stay upright. The latkans should be comfortable and not serve as a hassle. If your lehenga slips down even with the dori, then get it altered.

5. Try the comfort sitting

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When it comes to Indian weddings, the couple is expected to be flexible to bend to receive blessings, or sit on a sofa or maybe the floor depending on rituals. So when you try out your bridal outfit, walk around in it as well as sit to know if you are comfortable.

6. Take numerous photos

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Take photos of yourself in your bridal lehenga, with your accessories on to help piece your wedding look as to where should your latkans be or how to drape your dupatta and the rest.

7. Try the wedding veil/dupatta

Planning to wear a ‘Ghunghat?’

Wear the hair accessories, place the dupatta on your head and see if it is comfortable or heavy. If you feel that the dupatta is weighing your down then try on a lighter option.

8. Do not go for your fitting right before or during your periods

This is important and while you know you will try your best, and not let anything go wrong.

Let’s say this, our bodies bloat while we are PMSing and during periods. If you try on your wedding outfits during your periods, chances are that your size will vary when you are off your periods. Also, not to forget the possibility of staining your wedding outfit.

So, go well-prepared.

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Don’t forget to enjoy this process, try on your outfits, trust your designer, and don’t forget to take your best friend or sister along for the fitting trials.

10 Times Kajol Gave us Major Saree Goals

Known for her impressive performances on the silver screen, Kajol is one of the finest actresses of her age. Just like her filmography, her fashion choices too have been utterly impressive. Moreso her splendid saree collection! After all this actress and sarees go a long way back. Who can forget her timeless sarees in Kuch Kuch Hota Hain or her iconic saree looks in the sensuous number, Sooraj Hua Maddham?! Like in reel life, Kajol’s statement sarees in real life too have been memorable. Hence, we thought, who better than this powerhouse of talent to give you major wedding saree goals this season? 

Get ready to explore a closet full of Kajol’s stunning sarees and we bet, you are not going to be disappointed! Let’s dive straight in then.

1. This beautiful pink saree is perfect for your pre-wedding puja. We love how this stunning actress chose to pair this saree with a well-fitting and vibrant orange blouse which has only further amplified her look!

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2. Look nothing less than a regal beauty on your life’s most momentous day by stepping out in this stellar Ritu Kumar intricately embellished saree! You can choose to take inspiration from Kajol’s way of styling this look. Neat bun with a statement necklace gets a big thumbs up from us for sure.

Image Source Ritu Kumar

3. This blue floral beauty must certainly be a part of your bridal trousseau. Light, fresh and radiant this saree is pure GOALS! Opt for a minimal makeup look. You could also choose to pair your hair bun with stunning flowers to carry this look well. 

Image Source Torani

4. Such is the magic of minimalism that you can shine the brightest even in a gorgeous minimalist saree such as this! If you’re looking for something subtle and pleasant to wear in between your wedding festivities, this saree is an ideal pick. 

Image Source Manish Malhotra

5. Can you even take your eyes off this pretty lace saree? Because we certainly cannot! We are in love with this elegant look. There’s much inspiration to-be brides can take from here. Be it the hair, makeup or accessorization to pair with lace sarees, this look serves as a great guide.

Image Source Anita Dongre

6. This wedding season add a charming chikan saree like this to your collection. Exuding poise, grace and elegance, this saree is your perfect companion for a wonderful wedding soiree. Nail your traditional look with a stunning jewellery set and a perfect bindi 🙂

Image Source Tarun Tahiliani

7. One of our absolute favourites, everything about this look is top-notch! This exquisitely embellished designer saree is perfect to don for your wedding festivities. Besides the cut-sleeve blouse, breathtaking jewellery and perfect hairdo render this look extraordinary!

Image Source  Tarun Tahiliani

8. Redefine sultry and sensuous by stepping out in a smart and sassy creation like this saree! This one is apt for a splendid nuptial get-together or a fun cocktail bash. You can choose to opt for tiny studs or just go accessory free like Kajol.

Image Source Shivan and Naresh

9. This saree is absolutely breathtaking! Be it the thought of design, texture, contrast or fabric, this creation thoroughly stands out. This talented actress has taken this look one notch higher by her overall appearance and confidence.

Image Source Manish Malhotra

10. Now nail a beautiful geometric print saree like this stunning star! We love the experimentation with pairing a floral eclectic blouse and that gorgeous pair of earrings.

Image Source Punit Balana

So ladies, we hope you found much inspiration in Kajol’s creative saree collection. Remember to bookmark this list and keep it handy!

Wedding Day Emergency Kit: An Important Checklist for Millennial Brides

wedding day emergency kit

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The day of the wedding is one of the most crucial days of a person’s life. Despite spending months on the Wedding day management, there are multiple unforeseen situations that can cause panic and spoil the vibe. If you happen to talk to a new bride, she would tell you how a wedding day emergency kit can save the day.

Most of the brides (and the bridesmaids-in-charge) swear by the mantra of ‘Always be prepared’ in case disaster strikes. Even though the kit doesn’t guarantee that it can fix every single problem, it can most certainly make your experience seamless. This is an essential wedding day management task that shouldn’t be forgotten.

Be it small beauty blunders or fashion mishaps, keep a wedding day emergency kit handy for glitch-free wedding day management. Throw these 15 necessary but often forgotten items in a bag or a makeup box and have them handy throughout the wedding.

1. Breath Mints

A common problem for brides who often forget to eat during the festivities, bad breath is something that is inevitable. Keep breath mints or a mini mouthwash in your makeup box or purse so that you can keep smiling and chatting stress-free.
P.S. It comes in handy for the bride who loves one too many drinks.

2. Extra Earring Backs

No matter how flawless your wedding day management is, heavy earrings or jewelry mishaps can instantly cause panic. Stash a couple of extra earring backs in your kit to make sure that your jewelry stays put. A big wedding-day-management disaster averted!

Image Source: I Alam Photography

3. Eye drops

Lack of sleep and bright lights can make your eyes dry and puffy. Don’t let them ruin your beauty prep! Make sure you add some gentle eye drops to your wedding checklist.
(Please note: if the bride wears contact lenses, make sure she brings an extra pair, contact solution.)

4. Small Sewing Kit

Even though most hotels provide a vanity kit, it is always a good idea to purchase your own and keep it handy. A mini sewing kit should include safety pins and a pair of small scissors too. You never know when you will catch a snag in your wedding dress. It can make your wedding day management easier than you can imagine.

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5. Q-tips
Eyeliner mistakes happen all the time. Q-tips can be life saviors in fixing those small spots without messing up the makeup. Add these to your wedding checklist to avoid small panic situations and make your wedding day management a smooth-sailing experience.

6. Baby Powder

Be it an oily scalp, shoe bite, or a sweaty face, there’s little that baby powder cannot fix. It is also gentle on the skin so rest assured that it won’t trigger allergies or cause skin irritation. Make sure you don’t forget to add this to your wedding checklist for shopping. 

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7. Sanitary Napkins

This uninvited guest is a bride’s worst nightmare. Even the best wedding day management cannot prevent this, but a solid wedding checklist can make you prepared for it. Add a couple of these to your makeup box. Even if you think you won’t need them, someone else might. You might be able to save someone else’s day too. So don’t you forget this one in your wedding checklist!

8. Glue drops

Be it broken footwear or a broken nail, feviQuick glue drops are a lifesaver that can help you not just on your big day but also during the wedding day management. Although, no matter how hard you try, it won’t be able to fix your broken sleep cycle.

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9. Tweezers

From stray hairs to splinters, these nimble helpers can make the problem at hand seem easier and make your wedding day management easier. Make sure you throw in a pair in your makeup box.

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10. Essential Medicine

Make sure you throw in all the essential medicines like antacids, painkillers, allergy medication, and hangover pills in your emergency bridal kit. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Add these to your wedding checklist to buy these well before D-day.

11. Mini First Aid Kit

Be it small cuts and scrapes or shoe burns, Band-Aids, antiseptic, ice packs, and burn cream—can make the bride’s life easier on her D-day. Make sure you buy these well in advance so that it doesn’t hamper your wedding day management.

12. Snack Bars

Nobody wants to encounter a hangry bride or her growling stomach! Keep a snack bar handy that is a quick and mess-free snack that will not spill or stain anyone’s dress. You might think it isn’t essential but make sure you add snack bars everywhere, even in the makeup box. It can make the wedding day management easier both for the bride and the bridesmaid.

Image Source: Tom Halliday Photography 

13. White Chalk

It might seem like an unlikely choice, but white chalk can dry out an oil stain or cover stains on white surfaces. You can usually cover the stain with chalk in a pinch and save your wedding day management from falling apart.

14. Deodorant

Be it the nerves or the heat, if you are the bride, you might panic easily, and sweating is your body’s natural reaction. Add this to your makeup box and your wedding checklist because a fragrant bride is a happy bride.

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15. Wet Wipes

Be it quickly cleaning the dust from footwear or removing makeup or just freshening up, wet wipes are a must-add item to the makeup box or the emergency kit. Make sure you stock them up to save you any last-minute fashion mishaps during wedding day management.

This was our take on what you should include in your wedding day emergency kit and avoid all the triggers that may have turned beloved brides into bride-zilla in the past. Apart from this, if you have booked your dream wedding venue and other wedding-related services through Weddingz.com, you can expect a flawless affair with ‘Guarantee of a Great Event’. If you want to add more elements to this bridal survival kit, you are welcome to drop in your comments!