Haldi Ceremony Dress ideas for BRIDE'S SISTER AND BRIDESMAIDS
Wow, so your sister is getting married and the entire household must be neck deep in preparations. Haldi ceremony makes for a very important festivity in Indian weddings. Both the bride and the groom’s side celebrate it with great fervor and enthusiasm. Rather, haldi ceremony happens to be one of the prime moments to have fun, frolic and play games with your friends and relatives. It mostly takes place on the morning of the wedding day, when haldi is applied to the about to be wed bride and groom, as a way to shower love and blessings on them. There is lots of dance, good food, banter, drinks and what not. Indian weddings are just synonymous with grand celebrations and a haldi ceremony is just another reason for good times and celebrations. If you are the bride’s sister or the bridesmaid, we share with you some of the most stunning haldi ceremony dress options that would make you look like a total stunner while celebrating.
HALDI CEREMONY DRESS OPTIONS FOR THE BRIDE’S SISTER AND BRIDESMAIDS
Do not take the haldi ceremony lightly. It makes for a strong reason to bring your wedding dressing game to the fore. Being the bride’ sister, all eyes would be on you and do not forget all those Instagram selfies and reels that are going to be clicked. Give the photographers the best of your shots with these sunning Haldi ceremony dress ideas that we present you with:
1. Traditional Lehenga
We absolutely love the traditional Indian Lehengas for any of the functions in an India wedding. While picking a lehenga for the haldi ceremony, go for something minimalist. This function usually takes place in the daytime and you would not want to carry a heavy lehenga and turn out overdressed for the occasion. A bright lehenga with elegant work would get you all the eyeballs while making you look fresh as a daisy. Reserve the heavily embroidered lehengas for the night functions. We love the mirror work lehengas from designer Abhinav Mishra’s latest collection. They are stunningly stylish, yet have a very youthful essence to their appeal. For light weight lehengas, designer Anita Dongre, V Vani Vats, Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika and Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor are some of our favourite picks. There lehengas are a balance mix of traditional with modern and they are sure going to make you look direct from a Bollywood movie song.
Image Courtesy (L to R) – Designers V Vani Vats and Abhinav Mishra
2. Indian Suit
When we say an Indian suit, we do not mean the very typical suit with heavy embroideries and dupatta. Wear a chic Indian suit that is all about elegance, class and grace. Wear some statement jewellery with the suit and you are sure to make heads turn. There is always beauty in uniqueness and being unpredictable. A feminine suit with the right kind of styling would make you look equal parts dressed as well as effortless. Some of our favourite labels for modern Indian suit are Ritu Kumar, Anushkaa Bajaj, Sureena Chowdhri, Sue Mue and Anjul Bhandari.
Image Courtesy (L to R) – Designers V Vani Vats and Anushkaa Bajaj
3. Indo Western Lehenga
If you are wearing a lehenga at the wedding of your sister, the wedding stylist in us would caution you to steer clear of a lehenga for the haldi ceremony. You would not like to keep the silhouette similar. This is when an Indo western lehenga or a lehenga with a modern twist comes into picture. Wear something unexpected with a bright coloured lehenga paired with a corset or a bralette. Let sexy Indian wear take on all new heights. Remember Deepika Padukone in that pink lehenga from ‘Yeh Jawani hai Deewani’ movie, flirting unabashedly with Ranbir Kapoor. You can also get a custom made blouse with the lehenga and flaunt it at the Haldi ceremony. Better still, all the bridesmaids can coordinate their looks and wear similar lehengas. Would make for quite a visual, right? We also love the stylish lehenga collections of designers Mishru, Akanksha Gajria, Bhumika Sharma and Arpita Mehta.
Well, of late kaftans have been hugely popular with the fashionistas and the celebrities alike and there is no reason why you should not flaunt one at your sister’s haldi ceremony. Easy to carry, it will keep you hassle free so that you can focus all your energies on having fun and dancing away to the dhol beats. You can either style it with a belt or just let it loose. One may also try a jumpsuit as the haldi ceremony dress. Jumpsuits allow you the liberty to move around freely and look very contemporary at the same time. We love the kaftan silhouettes from designer Rajdeep Ranawat, Ritu Kumar, Riddhi Mehra, Saakshi and Kinni and Masaba Gupta.
Image Courtesy (L to R) – Designer Rajdeep Ranawat and Arpita Mehta
5. Bright Daytime saree
Sarees are just as eternal as are Indian weddings and no matter which trends come and go, sarees would always make a style statement. Well, if you have not thought about adorning a saree at the haldi ceremony, we urge you to give it a serious thought. It would make you look very feminine and stand out from everyone. Sport an organza or a chiffon saree or anything in a lighter fabric. No typically traditional sarees. Keep it light weight and easy to carry. Our suggestions would be to check out brands like Picchika, Prints by Radhika and Arpita Mehta. If you are someone who faces challenge carrying the saree with poise, a pre draped saree can also make for an excellent option. You can be as carefree as a child with no worry in the world and enjoy your gala time at your sister’s haldi ceremony.
Image Courtesy (L to R) – Picchika
COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR THE HALDI CEREMONY DRESS
As much as the style of the outfit is important, so is the colour that you pick. Since the haldi ceremony is going to be a day time event, we shall dissuade you from wearing anything too dark or strong. Keep the whole vibe very easy flowing and romantic. Yellow certainly makes for the most expected colour to wear. But being the sister’s bride, you can also choose to wear a colour that makes you stand out. With everyone being yellow, especially the bride, why not let her enjoy the glory of this colour on her special day. The bride’s sister and the bridesmaids can choose to wear some other colours as well. For the sister, we would definitely suggest opting for something in pinks, oranges, fuchsias or greens.
Rather, to weave a theme around the looks, the sister and the bridesmaids can also carry all pastel shades. You can figure it out between olive green, marshmallow blue, pastel mustard, burnt orange and so on.
Everyone wearing yellow at the haldi ceremony is passé and looks too predictable and monotonous now. To add an element of variation, try adding shades of lime, beige, off white and browns to it.
HAIR AND MAKEUP STYLING FOR THE HALDI CEREMONY
Our first word on this would be to not go overboard. Keep it as fresh and dewy as possible. Hair may best be left open with light curls and some flowers thrown in. Even a low chignon messy bun should create a refreshing look. Try to avoid hair extensions. The whole styling should not give out a feel of ‘trying-too-hard’. Reserve the ‘trying hard’ part for the night time wedding.
For the makeup, keep it all glowing and dewy. Use bright eye shadows or a bright lip. Lots of highlighter in the day would elevate your look and give it a glamorous appeal without doing too much effort. Play around with the tints and blushes on your cheeks. Advice your makeup stylist to play around with colours and keep the whole look as day time as possible.
We hope these styling ideas really help you with creating a gorgeous look at your sister’s haldi ceremony. It is an important event and do not miss out any chance to dress up your best at all these wedding celebrations.