Outfit Ideas for the BRIDE to wear at her HALDI CEREMONY
Though Weddings in India are all about delectable food, family gatherings, banter and opulent settings, yet the real essence still remains the traditions and age old rituals that mark each of the ceremony. It is not just the Wedding and the exchange of vows between the Groom and the Bride, there is an entire week long pre wedding functions that precede it. The Haldi ceremony that usually takes place on the morning of the wedding day is a fun filled closed knit ceremony with all the family members in attendance.
These days both the families of the Groom and the Bride have started arranging for this celebration together. It only amplifies the enjoyment, warmth and fun of the celebrations multifold and brings both the families even closer. Applying Haldi to both the Groom and the Bride and bestowing them with all the blessings for a prosperous and healthy married life ahead, is what marks the heart of the Haldi ceremony. Since it is a day time event, the sartorial choices should also be planned accordingly. Our team of Trousseau Shoppers and Wedding stylists has curated an entire look book of the stunning designer outfits that you can wear on your Haldi ceremony. Do not take this pre wedding function lightly. It is a big event these days and the couples and their families tend to have the most unabashed and unfiltered fun during their Haldi.
Well, this is the first pick for most of the brides and we can argue there. Indian outfits in yellow colour do make for a perfect wear for that occasion. The yellow of the outfit complements and graces the yellow of the haldi perfectly well and highlights the piousness of the holy ritual. However, we do suggest adding an element in another colour to break the monotony. It can either the blouse of the saree, or the lehenga. Brides can also opt for some baby’s breath flowers or genda phool or any other floral jewellery. If you have made up your mind on wearing yellow on this day, do make sure to atleast stand out with a unique choice. Don’t opt for anything too basic or commonplace. Also read : ‘6 BRIDAL LEHENGA designers brides should not miss for their INTIMATE WEDDING’.
2. The very vibrant Multi Colored Lehenga
This is the pick of modern contemporary bride. Keep the silhouette easy, free flowing and indo western. Lehenga with a small blouse and a breezy free flowing skirt looks very feminine and graceful. We are particularly in love with these colourful lehengas from designer. They would make any bride ooze glamour and at the same time look like a princess all about to get ready for her Prince Charming.
Image Courtesy – Designer Akanksha Gajria
3. Minimal lehenga in a strong Bright Colour
If yellow is not your colour and you want to really dress up big for your Haldi ceremony, opt for these lehengas. Choose a colour that suits your skin tone the best. Research well through all the light weight stylish lehengas available across brands. Try not to pick something too heavy or with too much of embroidery or embellishments. The idea is to wear something that resonates well with the theme of this ceremony. You can save your heavy lehengas for the other celebrations. You can also go for something that is more skin revealing and yet looks very elegant. With haldi all over you, it would just make it all look more fun and vibrant. Also read : ‘TOP 6 BRIDAL LEHENGA COLORS for 2020 Brides’.
Image Courtesy – Designer VVani Vats, Designer Akanksha Gajria and Designer Arpita Mehta
4. Kaftans for the new-age no-fuss bride
For brides who are not inclined to dressing up too heavily for their Haldi ceremony, a Kaftan makes for an incredibly good option. It is free flowing and allows for easy movement. Also, you could enjoy all the ceremony without feeling the burden of carrying a lehenga. As such, Kaftans are rather big for every occasion and event these days, and there is no way wearing one would not come across as making a style statement. Play around with some colourful floral jewellery options and you would make for a very pretty bride.
Whatever you wear, keep your makeup and hair really simple. Save all the glitter and the highlighters for your main wedding in the evening.