Look stylish at your haldi ceremony



Sep 21 2017     By Asha Parvathy


Turmeric has a prominent presence in every Indian kitchen. Its medicinal and antibacterial properties have given it the special honour. That is why we Indians have included turmeric in our wedding rituals.

 

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Haldi ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual in many parts of India. A paste made of turmeric, sandalwood powder, rose water and other herbs are applied on the face, arms and legs of the bride and the groom. The medicinal value of the paste makes it really great for the complexion.

 

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Earlier, it was a small function held at the bride and groom's houses and only the immediate family members participated in the function. But now, the ceremony itself has become a grand function with lots of music, dancing, fun making and good food.

 

These days they are also celebrated like a mini wedding. It would also create many photo ops for the couple as well as the guests.

 

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So for the grand function, one needs perfect outfits. Many Bollywood movies have cemented the belief that the bride should wear something in yellow for the haldi ceremony.

 

Well, don't ignore the idea. Unlike the other unrealistic ideas you usually find in these movies, there is a reason for picking a yellow dress for the haldi ceremony - stains. Yes, the haldi leaves stain on your dress, so choosing a yellow colour dress will help you to cover it to an extent.

 

So we have picked the colour of the dress - yellow - now the question is what to wear.

 

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It will be appropriate if you wear any ethnic and traditional outfit for a haldi ceremony. As we said earlier, the haldi is applied on face, arms and legs, it is better to avoid a salwar kameez (do you really want to stain your rolled up salwar?)

 

You can wear a saree (please, no heavy embroidery or embellishments) and pair it up with a sleeveless blouse. Try to bring some freshness to the attire by wearing it in a new way. If you are a South Indian bride then try to wear the saree in Bengali style. Accessorise your saree with statement earrings or chunky necklaces (but no bangles). You can also glam up your look with a maang tikka or a stylish kamarband.

 

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Another option is lehenga. Wear a simple lehenga with minimal embellishments for the haldi. Also, make sure that your blouse is sleeveless and the lehenga ends above your ankles. Accessorising is again the important part. Pair it with chunky ornaments.

 

Another option is to wear a crop top and pair it with a long flowy skirt. It will also give a Western twist to your ethnic wear.



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