Oct 4 2018
An Indian wedding is an elaborate function which could last for a couple of days. It includes many pre-wedding functions such as mehndi, sangeet, haldi etc...
As a bride, it is your right to be the centre of all attention, so you need to dress stylishly for all these functions.
Henna has a very important place in Indian weddings, they are considered to have medicinal powers which would help to relax. It is also believed that the darker the shade of mehndi the deep the connection between husband and wife.
You need to look stylish as you eagerly waiting to get your hands dipped in the beautiful colour of henna.
The ceremony usually lasts about three to four hours, so the bride needs to be comfortable in what she is wearing throughout the ceremony. But she also needs to be stylish. So here are some style tips for you to have a memorable mehndi ceremony.
Mehendi is a colourful celebration and you need to add some pop to your celebrations with bright colours. Pick a bright colour that suits you well. Contrasting colours are great to experiment with. Anarkalis, lehenga cholis, sherwanis, kurtas paired with palazzo pants in contrasting colours will look great for the occasion.
Festival colours like red, turquoise, dark blue, pink, shades of orange etc...will look great on this occasion. As you need to put mehndi on your arms and legs it is better to make your dress sleeveless or pick a short sleeved one.
If you wish to add a modern twist to your outfit then opt for a sleeveless maxi dress or a top and short skirt combination in bright colours. If you are not a fan of bright colours then beige, baby pink, light yellow or turquoise are your best picks.
To get the look stylish add properly. You can either wear antique, kundan jewellery with stones to match the colour of the outfit or go for floral jewellery. If you are reluctant to use real flowers as an accessory then pick gota jewellery. You could match it with the colours of your dress.
As you need to keep your hands free to apply the mehndi wear a statement earring and matching necklace. Another great choice will be a large matha pattti or maang tikka. If you are wearing a statement nose ring then wear a small maang tikka, as you need to accessorise perfectly not hide behind the jewellery.
Getting the right makeup done is also an important factor. As the ceremony will take hours pick products that will stay longer. An important thing is to get waterproof products that will not need many touch-ups. Bright colour lipstick that goes well with your skin tone will also give you a diva look.
Style your hair perfectly and make sure that they won't come to your face often as your hands will be all covered with mehndi.