Indian weddings are colorful, traditional, glittery and exciting affairs. The engagement ceremony, mehendi, sangeet and many other pre-wedding functions make a perfect setting to enjoy the occasion of marriage, and bring in a good dose of music, fun, and happiness. For the perfect wedding, the wedding ensemble for the bride and groom also has to be outstanding. A stylish collection of sherwani for the groom, and a colorful range of wedding lehengas, suits, and sarees for the bride can make the marriage a memorable affair. Bridal accessories like Kundan jewelry sets adorn the bride and make her look like a princess on the special day.
The Sagai or the engagement ceremony is celebrated in almost all the cultures across India, and is a very important pre-marriage function. The engagement ceremony is celebrated in a variety of ways which is majorly attended by the loved ones of the family. The exchange of wedding rings and small ceremonies revolving around the day make the engagement day even more special. A bride is very particular about her wedding lehenga or saree, and is equally excited about the attire which she's going to wear on her engagement day.
Much before the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom's families indulge in shopping, which starts before the engagement day. The real fun, however, begins with the shopping for the bride's and groom's attire. Starting from the sherwani, wedding lehenga, Kundan jewelry sets, the bride and groom require different set of clothing, jewelry and accessories for the engagement and wedding.
So, while making preparations for the d-day, prepare a checklist of what you need to buy before the marriage, classify them into separate categories like jewelry, clothes, apparel, accessories, the wedding day outfit, and engagement attire. Nowadays, not just the bride, but even the groom is very meticulous about his fashion statement. He also shops extensively for his wedding, matching the color palette of his sherwani, juttis and sehra (turban), and gives tough competition to the bride. Many grooms also experiment with the Indo-western suits for an exclusive look. However, one thing for the groom to consider is that the sherwani worn by him should not be too loud in embellishments or color palette, and a similar rule applies for the bride's attire.
Jewelry plays an integral part in every Indian wedding. A piece of suggestion for would-be brides is to find the most affordable and best jewelry designer to shop for jewels, that will match with the engagement and wedding attire. Kundan jewelry sets are one of the best sellers for weddings. The bride can also experiment with a choker necklace in Polki settings for the engagement to give a rich, traditional look to her ensemble.
Nowadays, the groom and bride prefer to color co-ordinate their wedding attire for the marriage and other functions. In such cases, sherwanis and wedding lehengas are available in a wide range of colors, which help them to pick up the perfect garb for weddings. Fashion designers also introduce a lot of new designs and styles for the wedding attire, and offer customization according to the wearer's choice, which leave the modern day brides and grooms spoilt for choice. So, plan ahead for your wedding day, and enjoy the shopping excursions while they last!