Well, when it comes to Indian weddings, North India comes to rule the charts in terms of its cultural influences, ceremonies, and traditions. With a heavy overdose of North-Indian Punjabi opulence, this has led to rubbing off on festivities which ring in from trademark wedding trousseaus like Lehenga to Imported Booze. Thus, it’s really heartening when some non-conformists brides decide to go swim against the tide and pick something other than a Lehenga for their wedding Day. More and more brides are seeming to opt for trousseaus which not only spell out comfort but luxury in its folds. You’ll notice that these ideas are sure to amp up your wedding quotient.
Here at Asiana, we give you 5 such options which you could go for other than your Lehenga
Saree– Well draping this 6 yards of beauty, accentuating your every curve, nook and corner is what this beautiful garment does to you. Saree has come a long way from being this simple ghoonghat saree to variations in Lehenga and Skirt saree. Also, perhaps it’s the only garment in India which is worn in almost every state with their own renditions. Saree also is compulsory in certain marriage rituals like in Malayali wedding or in Marathi wedding. Thus, it makes absolute sense for you to don this beauty on your most special day. Try the sheer, floral chiffon and velvet sarees as these motifs and patterns are in rage these days.
Shalwar-Kameez– The humble shalwar-kameez is perhaps the most comfortable garment on the face of the Earth. Its comfortable and thus is widely used in the many Sikh weddings. Again you have many regional influences like Punjabi suits and Peshawari shalwars and Afghani shalwars. Many Muslim brides too get decked up in ornately embroidered crystal motif Shalwar-Kameez for their big day. This combo has cultural influences of Pan Asia with its strong roots in India, Paki, tan and Bangladesh.
Ball Gowns or Puffy Princess Dresses– Well with the advent of globalization, India has become much more receptive to newer cultural influences: wedding vows wedding speeches, pre-wedding films are just one of the few new wedding mix which India has gotten accustomed to. Though, the trend to don such gowns has mostly been seen on reception there are other brides as well who wear princess gowns on their Wedding Day.
Sharara & Gharara– The shararas made their way into mainstream Bollywood ever since Kareena’s Bole chudiyaan Days. Though a traditional ensemble of a Typical Muslim wedding, both Ghararas and Sharararas have found resonance in a much wider audience with girls experiment with contemporary traditional motifs on Ghararas and Shararas alike.
Avant-Garde– In case you do not fit the bill for any of the above famous wedding alternatives then it’s time you up your game and go for Hybrid crosses between a skirt pantsuit or a Pants Lehenga. There are some designers who cater to the peculiar taste buds of women with a greater appetite for boldness and shock value and hence come out with more edgier designs.