The wedding season is just around the corner, and how! With brides tearing their hair and visiting the gym at the same time, along with the groom busy at his end trying to make his wedding day perfect, all parties involved are in complete mayhem. However, in the midst of all this chaos, we bring to you the deets on all the wedding season trends that you should not miss, especially if you’re the bridesmaid!
This wedding season, go for the perfect lehenga
One of the most important things to do while choosing a lehenga is to understand one’s body type. This way, one can figure out which kind of lehenga would suit the best. For example, someone with a short torso should prefer going for a mid waist or low waist lehenga. Women with heavy arms should ideally go for lehengas that have sleeves to hide the arm fat. Sheer sleeves can also be a viable option here. For a slim body type, a low waist lehenga with elbow sleeves or even full sleeves is highly recommended.
Women with big busts and shoulders should look at open neck styles which complement their body type. Brides that have big hips or belly fat can choose to drape their dupattas in a way that these parts get covered, and go for additional trends like blouse sleeves and low necks to take away any undue attention from their hips or belly.
The next thing to look out for is comfort. Since the bride would be wearing that outfit for a minimum of 2-3 hours, it is essential that she feels comfortable in whatever she’s wearing. The most comfortable fabrics that a bride should go for are taffeta, raw silks, satin silks, etc. most brides tend to stay away from all forms of cotton fabrics for such functions. Apart from that, the color of the lehenga should suit the bride’s complexion.
The wedding theme, whether it is traditional or contemporary would determine the style of lehenga. Traditional lehengas are usually in red and gold, while a lot of new brides are considering saree gowns.
Dominant trends for this wedding season
For this wedding season, the most popular trends have been capes and dhoti skirts. Most modern brides are keen to experiment and do not want to go for traditional lehengas. Raw silk is the most favored fabric since it is comfortable and trendy, instead of the flimsy options like chiffons.
Recommendations for the bride-to-be
First and foremost, the bride has to decide for herself what she wants to wear, without getting influenced by friends or family members. As for a personal recommendation, I would ideally like to go for lehengas in jewel tones like ruby reds for the daytime and colors like emerald greens and sapphire blues for the evening, since they make for a really fashionable and sophisticated look. Also, accessorizing with flowers instead of ornate jewelry is extremely in vogue this season.
Enchanting hairstyles to steal the show this wedding season
The thought going on inside everyone’s mind at a wedding: how should I wear my hair? Hairstyles are a common dilemma because most of us spend too much energy on our clothes and accessories to bother about our hair. But we remember our stylish mane in the end, and more often than not, end up in a simplistic hairstyle instead of the wooing styles that are taking the world by storm.
Hairstyle for the Sangeet/Mehendi functions
Soft, fluid and natural hairstyles are trending this season, as opposed to tight buns, with tons of pins and hairspray. Flowers and floral jewelry are used as accessories to give a fresh and youthful look. Traditional accessories like the Rajasthani bodla ( an ornament like the maangtika), jhoomars ( flat hair ornaments used on one side of the parting) and the traditional mangtikas are making a comeback too, like Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. As for color, wedding guests prefer extensions to getting their hair colored. A convenient option.
Hairstyles for the wedding/ reception
For the wedding function, brides usually go for a low bun or traditional braids with temple jewelry. However, when it comes to the reception, brides and their friends and family go for more glamorous and red carpet looks like high buns, softer curls and top knots, hairstyles that accentuate the neckline and make the jewelry more visible and give off a dramatic effect.
Brides should not go for a hairstyle consultation too early or too late. The ideal time to go for a consultation would be when her clothes and accessories have been decided. Three months before the wedding date, a bride should start researching the look she wants for her big day. Meet a hairstylist about 6 weeks before the wedding date so that a hair care regimen and hairstyle trials can be started.
Finding an Elegant theme this Wedding Season
Weddings are the only occasion where the more money you spend, the better. And people do not think twice about spending their cash on things like chariots and horses since the emotions matter more than the expenses.
Therefore, having a wedding theme is just an extension of the lengths brides and grooms will go to in order to make their day perfect, in every sense of the term. Hence, we bring to you all the details about the enticing and mesmerizing wedding themes of this season.
Popular themes of the year
This year, the most popular themes have been the Moroccan theme, vintage themes and the classic temple-style mandap that never really goes out of style. Most couples in the recent times have started to go for more minimalistic and intimate, eco-friendly themes instead of something loud and lavish. They usually want something that is more reflective of their tastes, for the most special day of their lives.
In the past, wedding planners have done weddings where the use of lighting played a crucial role in the decorations and arrangements. So, to add a personal touch, they used soft lighting everywhere, like Edison bulbs and vintage and modern chandeliers to give off a classic but sophisticated appeal to the entire décor with soft candle lights, etc.
Deciding on a theme
When getting into a discussion about planning a wedding, the first and foremost thing to do is to sit with the couple and list down their requirements, what they really like and want or what they do not want for their special day. This season, we have seen the age of personalization been taken to a whole new level, where the couples want wedding planners to make everything from scratch: the mandap, photobooths, wedding invitations, etc.
For example, singer Benny Dayal opted for a traditional Kerala wedding, so everything was done up in gold and white – right from the costumes, to the makeup and the decorations, the mandap, etc., just to keep the essence of the cultural background.
So, a word of caution to all the couples out there looking to get married: get your shopping started as soon as possible, and decide on your venues, themes and other essentials in haste. And how to do so? Simple, just go through this carefully planned and detailed guide provided to you by us! Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!