|My Bridesmaid Diary| What I Wore To My Sister’s Wedding!
Brides have to keep all things traditional especially in a typical Punjabi family but this doesn’t apply to the sister-of-the-bride. She can wear whatever she wants, try the latest trends and be the star of the night (after the bride, Obviously). My sister got married in January and I still remember all the fun details, shopping dates and endless conversation we had while prepping for her big day.
But it was my outfit details that took, my most of the time and attention as I wanted to keep my look traditional yet modern. I put together 3 different looks for the wedding and pre-wedding functions. As wedding trends keep on changing every year, I made sure my ensemble stays in trend and I don’t spend a lot of money on things I am only going to wear once.
So, scroll down as I decode all my looks from my sister’s dream wedding!
I am very picky when it comes to selecting a traditional attire. I cannot wear heavy blingy outfits. So, I went with my mom to a random shop in Rajouri Garden (the heart of Delhi) and spotted this beautiful pretty pink lehenga with ruffle detailing all over the skirt. It was love at first sight and that’s how I ended up buying this whimsical lehenga that’s not too traditional and also fits with my bill (INR.4,000).
I paired the look with a statement maang tikka, danglers, and bangles which instantly elevated my look. Smokey glitter eyes with pink lips and curly hair finished off my look. Tadda, I was ready to steal the spotlight at the engagement.
For most of us mehendi night is one of the closed-Ghar-ka-function and we forget that it’s an important day to get clicked with your entire family. So, I was sure I need to keep my look simple yet stunning for the night. I opted for an ethnic pink top which I bought from Jaipur (Central Mall) and paired it with a culotte palazzos. The whole outfit costed me somewhere around INR 1,500.
For the wedding, I picked a golden lehenga with pink thread work all over it from Chandni Chowk in just 15 minutes (it cost me around INR 13,000). Initially, I didn’t like the lehenga, but I knew I can make it work. So, I totally customized the lehenga blouse, it had a very heavy neck which I wasn’t a fan of. I got the neck removed and asked my boutique person to create one shoulder padded blouse out of the remaining fabric, but since one shoulder blouse might have raised too many eyes, all for the wrong reason. I came up with the idea of adding a single strap with studs that gave an illusion of a chain. And it worked!
I kept the jewellery minimal with dainty maang tikka, choker neckpiece, and matching earrings. I opted for a messy side bun that made me look chic and complimented my entire look.
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