Did you know that most Indian brides today are opting to get married in a Lehenga?
In this article we will show you everything you need to pull off that perfect bridal look in a lehenga.
Being an Indian bride is a precarious affair. What I mean is there are many parties, rituals, family members, and general hoops you have to jump through at Indian weddings. These things can take up so much of your time that it can be difficult perfecting your bridal look.
This guide will make your Indian bridal look a breeze!
Some of the more important aspects of the Indian bridal look include your lehenga, the color of your lehenga, your makeup, and your jewelry.
The Bridal Lehenga
One of the most exciting parts of a woman’s wedding is when she finds the perfect outfit. In the case of an Indian wedding, the bride looks for the perfect lehenga. Purchasing a lehenga is actually a very simple process.
There are many Indian fashion stores around the world that sell things like Lehengas, Salwar Kameez and Sarees.
If you don’t happen to have an Indian clothing store nearby, you can also go to a site like Los Mahal.
All you have to do is pick your favorite product, pay for it, and send in your measurements.
There are a few simple rules you should remember when choosing your dream lehenga.
Rule 1: It should be heavy and have lots of detailed embroidery.
When an Indian bride gets married there are many guests. That is why an Indian bride must always wear a heavy and embroidered lehenga. This makes sure that the bride is not outshined by any guests, and that she is the focal point of the event.
Rule 2: It should cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000.
While you may see advertisements of beautiful lehengas online that only cost a $200 to $300. You should know that these products are not going to be as beautiful as they look in the pictures. Many of them are cheap imitations of the products they show you. And most of the time these products are unstitched, which means you will have to wait an additional few weeks for stitching. The stitching cost is usually passed to the customer as well.
That is why it is prudent and realistic to get a lehenga that is at least $1000 and up. This makes sure you are getting a quality piece with real crystals and silk fabrics. This will also help ensure that your bridal look is as amazing as you desire.
Rule 3: Order your lehenga at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance.
A lot of custom lehenga orders come from overseas and this means that shipping times and customs can cause delays. That is why you should always order at least 8 weeks before your event to make sure there is no chance of getting your outfit late for the event.
Bridal Lehenga Color
While it is okay to wear lighter and darker shades, Indian brides tend to favor the traditional red lehenga. This is because red is a very symbolic color in India and for Indian brides.
Red is the color of fire, passion, and love.
An Indian bridal lehenga usually has either gold or silver embroidery. Both these colors give the perfect amount of contrast the red base color of bridal lehengas. Gold and silver are also the colors most often used to match with bridal jewelry.
Indian bridal jewelry is some of the nicest and most beautiful jewelry in the world. Jewelry is also a very crucial element to the bridal look in lehenga. Without Indian bridal jewelry your outfit is bound to look a little naked. This is because jewelry is traditionally worn by almost every Indian bride.
The bridal jewelry is always matched with the embroidery of the bride’s lehenga. Therefore, gold embroidery requires gold jewelry and silver embroidery requires silver jewelry. The jewelry that you wear should also match your bridal lehenga in heaviness and intricacy. This means that if you are a wearing a very detailed and heavily embroidered lehenga, then your jewelry should be just as detailed and heavy.
Your makeup is what is going to bring your lehenga and jewelry together. It is a very important part of your outfit and if it is not done exactly right, it will throw off your outfit. That is why it is always best to hire a professional bridal makeup artist.
A great resource to find local makeup artists is Instagram. This way you also have the ability to see their past work before you decide.
If you are looking for a Bridal Lehenga, be sure to check our Los Mahal.