These Stunning Wedding Reception Outfits Are A Must Have

The big reveal! One of the main functions of elaborate Indian marriages is the wedding reception- the closing meet. Following a series of pre-wedding ceremonies and a well-organized wedding ceremony, the reception party is more of a quiet get-together with few religious rituals. However, the calmness of receptions is being replaced by a full-fledged bash, complete with loud bass music and a well-lit dance floor! Whatever form this function takes, it is primarily intended for socialising, with extended family, friend circles, and other associates invited to congratulate the newlywed couple. The reception crowd is usually large, and for those who want to stand out, it's a call for some creative thinking and extra efforts.

Traditional wedding reception attire 

Whether you're old school or a fan of outlandish outfits, a traditional lehenga choli or an ostentatious silk saree is one of the safest choices for attending a wedding reception. Also suitable for the occasion are majestic silhouettes such as floor-length Anarkali suits and zardozi embellished sharara suits.

The allure of handloom silks, hand-embroidery, and artistic details such as Kalamkari and hand-block prints has attracted a growing number of customers worldwide. So the 'total desi' look, which was considered 'outdated' only a few years ago, is now a fashionable fashion statement. In fact, many foreigners are now seen wearing completely traditional attire to Indian weddings.

You can proudly indulge in the everlasting charm of Indian ethnicity with spirited colour palettes, zari weaves, and the dazzle of stone and mirror work!

If you are the stunning bride-to-be, you can choose a heavy velvet saree or a gold lehenga choli that is meticulously ornamented. If golden isn't your thing, there's always maroon, navy blue, bottle green, and brown to choose from.

Also take ideas from our previous blog on: 9 Latest Lehenga Designs For This Diwali 2022

Accessorizing your Desi appearance

Without heavy ornaments and a detailed hairstyle, a purely Indian wedding look is incomplete. So go ahead and indulge in gold or silver ornaments, rubies, and sapphires! Layered kundan and pearl necklaces are a popular choice for such grand occasions. To match Indian festive dressing standards, keep your accessories as pompous as your attire. 

Contemporary wedding reception attire

For those who like to stand out from the crowd- the individualistic, dramatic, attention seekers, and patrons of modernity- there is a vast pool of contemporary ethnic wear to be explored and sported with distinction! Snazzy dhoti suits, graceful Anarkali gowns, fairy-tale evening gowns, frilly layered saris worn with a sizzling blouse- Indian designers' innovations will leave you speechless.

Whether you are a style-obsessed wedding guest or a modern bride, the wedding reception, as a basic socialising event, allows you to experiment with your wardrobe. You can enter your reception as a bride wearing an elegant one-shoulder gown or a front-slit detailed Indo-western lehenga suit.

Modern clothing styling

Keep it simple- this is a common mantra when it comes to modern dressing. Rose gold danglers, single stone rings, studded choker bands, and delicate hand-harnesses; your accessories should be a cultural mix that isn't overdone! Soft curls or medium waves are a go-to style for such modern outfits, so keep your hairstyle simple.

Time and location

Typically, the reception is held after dusk, under the glare of crystalline lights. Choose darker tones such as brick red, maroon, chocolate brown, bottle green, and midnight blue, or go for opulence by wearing metallic tones!

The venue is an important factor to consider when selecting your reception attire. Choose breathable silhouettes in quick-drying fabrics like georgette and chiffon for outdoor events like open-air functions. Bridesmaids and other guests can even wear a printed cotton lehenga choli to an outdoor summer reception.

Also take ideas from our previous blog on: 7 Happening Looks For Diwali 2022 

The couple's relationship

Dressing up for a family wedding or your bestie's reception is not the same as dressing up for a distant relative, neighbour, or business associate's reception meet. When you're in the core circle of hosts, more eyes will be on you, so a good designer lehenga or a catchy silhouette is a must!

Figure type and level of comfort

We may have mentioned it at the end, but it is the most important factor that should guide your outfit selection. Choose silhouettes and styles that flatter your figure, such as an anarkali suit with a plain dark top and an embellished flare if you have a large bust.

Also take ideas from our previous blog on: 7 Must-have Sarees from India – A love affair with the traditional weaves

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