Planning to get married soon and excited as hell for all the festivities to begin, yet nervous about all the planning and shopping extravaganzas that lay ahead? Well, we have you covered here. For any bride, the first thought that crosses her mind as soon as the wedding is decided is what look she would carry on the most exciting and important day of her life, and for all good reason. It is one of the most precious and sentimental outfit of her life. Nothing beats the excitement of getting dressed up on your wedding day. And trust me there would be no bride in this whole wide world who doesn’t wish to look her most beautiful self on that day and be swamped with compliments and flattery.
Having said that, what’s refreshing these days is that brides don’t really adhere to the conventional and traditional bridal looks for their weddings. Even if they are going in for a complete traditional look, they wish to add in a dash of their own personality to the whole look. Everyone wants to stand out and is not mincing while trying out new and unique styles. There is a plethora of colors and styles to choose from and the new day bride is not shying away from experimenting and wearing her own personal style on her sleeve.
In case you are planning to go in for a daytime wedding, which I personally strongly endorse as all the colours and vibrancy of the outfits shine their best in the bright light of the day, even the makeup looks are more fresh, natural and dewy and also gives you a better chance at exploring and experimenting with a unique look for you and your groom. Your images too turn out sunny, bright and all cheerful, making an afternoon wedding is a win-win situation in all respects.
Through our team of researches that keep a keen eye on all that’s trending and even lay forecasts for the upcoming trends that are going to make it big in the coming seasons, we have zeroed down on some of the best bridal looks for a daytime wedding. Choose your favorites and do bookmark them for your special day.
1. Deep fuchsia with intricate embroidery
This look and the lehenga spell class and richness like nothing else. The silhouette is a classic and the embroidery is way too intricate and rich to miss the eye. We particularly love the neckline and also the bringing together of such warm shades of pink to create this mesmerizing look.
2. Floral lightweight lehenga in organza
Nothing beats the charm of an easy flowing light weight floral lehenga for a Summer day wedding. Probably this is the most preferred look to carry in case a summer wedding is what you wish to project as your wedding theme. The colour and the fabric just make you look very feminine and elegant at the same time and not overdone as most brides end up doing.
3. Rich beige lehenga with floral motifs
If class and richness in styles is what you seek, then this is a perfect look for you. Don’t be misguided by the light hue, it is sure to stand out and grab you much more eyeballs and compliments than even a bright red or maroon lehenga can ever do.
4. Deep green lehenga with a modern twist
Its no news that deep rich green or even bottle green as a colour has been making huge waves all around as the most preferred bridal lehenga choice for the women with differentiating tastes. Another discerning saleable point about this lehenga is its wearability. It can be worn on a lot of post marital occasions and would always make a style statement. The white floral dupatta lends another level of freshness to its style. Also, though the makeup should be light with such a look, don’t forget to add a classic and huge piece of vintage jewellery to it to take the whole effect notches higher.
5. Warm and burnt orange hues
This colour needs no introduction, though I still feel it hasn’t been explored as much in the bridal lehenga options. It goes extremely well with the Indian/ Asian skin texture and colour tone and rather enhances it further. Some strong bronzed makeup with black/brown smokey eyes and a neutral lip and you are sure to look like an ethereal goddess. Also, traditional gold jewellery paired with this colour palette looks extremely enriching. You can either wear the colour as the single tone of the entire outfit, else pair it with a contrasting blouse and dupatta. Though for best effect, we would always suggest to wear it as a monotone.
6. Pale or powder blue lehenga
This lehenga is certainly for those who have superlative tastes and an inclination towards finesse and refinement. Styled well and wearing this lehenga could be one of the best sartorial decisions of your life. While buying a lehenga of such an understated colour, make sure you go in for a coveted designer whose craftsmanship is par excellence and is well reflected in his creation; else anything mediocre would not do justice to the eloquence of this colour.
7. Sunny bright yellow lehenga for the sunshine lady
If you are an ambitious woman who has lived life on her terms, knows her choices pretty well and blooms like a sunflower wherever she is planted, this colour is for you. Again, the colour goes really well with the Indian skin tones and also makes it really ideal for a daytime wedding. To add contrast in the whole look, rather than opting for gold jewellery, adorn statement pieces in some striking colors like teal, fuchsia, and sea green or may be coral. Go all out with the playfulness of the colour and make sure to keep the whole look, easy, fun, girly and very summery.
8. Royal blue colour with intricate white threadwork
They call blue – the ‘colour of the royals’ and you sure want to look like one on your wedding day. No bride today wants to stick to the usual reds and browns and though blue is an unconventional choice, yet if the groom and the bride are twining well and are complementing each other well with their outfits, these colours can steal you all the limelight.
9. Gold shimmer and glitzy detailing
This outfit isn’t really light weight but all that effort and sweat carrying it would be more than worth it – very elegant, poised and lady like. It’s an understated colour and looks even more gorgeous when you have everyone else in the party donning red, maroons and pinks. It also gives you a lot of scope for styling in terms of the jewellery, flowers and make up. Try to keep everything subtle with just a dash of colour just either in the hair or the jewellery or you may go completely bronzed or metallic with your make up lending all the glam vibes to your bridal look.
10. Lavender love for the people in love
The undertones of this color hue exude warmth, love, serenity and a sense of security, just everything that your married life ought to add to your life. The lady would surely look pretty with maybe some orchids or lavenders added to her hair, but what will make the colour even stand out is if the groom also dresses up in a strong complementing colour, rather than a complete contrasting shade. It can either be lavender, or an all-white or black look.
11. Lightest hue in the family of oranges
Find a nude colour that no one has ever worn for that summer wedding of yours. There are some shades that add a lot of glamour and divasque feels to a bridal look and this is one of those. Some summery dewy orange makeup and hair let loose in beach waves, the urban modern women in you is sure to shine through this look. Ideal for a destination wedding by the beach side, there is nothing as refreshing for the eyes than the colour palette of this lehenga.
12. Red look with a whole lot of twist
We are actually quite overdone with the traditional red and maroon bridal looks that we have been looking at for ages unknown. There is no real creativity to the whole look, and apologies extended, but most of the brides end up looking more or less similar. Yet, this particular lehenga in red is not for the faint hearted. It has modernity and style beaming through it and the colour palette and the silhouette of the lehenga would scream oodles about the personality of the bride adorning it – minimalist styling and all effort to go into owning up the look with confidence and panache.
13. Pastel ivory for that princess in you
With heavily embroidered thread and stone work on net fabric, no points for guessing that the outfit would make you look straight out of heavens, dawning upon to get united with your soul mate. Ivory is as rich a colour as it can get for a bridal look. Just be sure of the craftsman ship and the intricacy of the work on it. Anything that’s not extraordinaire, would just meddle up with the sophistication of the hue.
14. Shining shimmering silver
With those rays of sun falling on this silver lehenga, you are sure to shine like a diamond during your daytime wedding. Rather than opting for red roses in the hair, try to style it a little differently. You may go in for a diamond chains layering in the neck or maybe just really huge eye grabbing danglers for the years. Don’t undermine the overall glam feels of the look by styling it with any traditional jewellery or make up.
15. All shades of the rainbow in one
Despite bringing so many colours together, this lehenga still doesn’t look too loud or flashy. The overall threadwork is so delicate and feminine; this is yet again one of the ideal picks for a daytime wedding for a bride who really wishes to dress up heavy.
16. The Queen arrives in gold
There is only one way to describe this look – very rich and sheer class. The colour gold is best worn monotone with some really intelligent styling with the color not losing out on its charm and opulence. This lehenga is not just for you but for your generations ahead. Never the one to get out of style, it makes up well for a family heritage to be passed on to future generations.
17. Easy breezy elegant pink
A compilation of any ‘Daytime Bridal lehenga looks’ would be incomplete without including this colour. It’s a very elegant hue and makes those apples of your cheeks already blush and flush out pink. Nude dewy makeup with lots of shimmer and gloss shall be ideal with this look. A bride can look nothing but stunning gorgeous and radiant in this colour hue.
18. Metallics and ruffles
Metallics and ruffles together make for the hottest trend this season. It ain’t for the faint hearted, but no bride today is actually shy in her choices, at least when it comes to picking her wedding outfit. They are not shy to experiment, rather each one wants to make it their big fat, red carpet, extravagant moment when all eyes should be stuck her way and nowhere else. Though the look can be carried into a night wedding as well, but the shimmer of the metallics would best come out when worn in the bright daylight.
This brings us to the end of this compilation from our creative team’s desk. We hope you have bookmarked your favourite looks.