While wedding shopping can be an exciting experience, unplanned splurges can more often than not leave you with intense shopper's regret. And, that is something you would definitely want to avoid with your D-day outfit.
"When it comes to wedding shopping, the bridal lehenga is one of the most critical considerations. Make it a priority because this ensemble will help you look your best on the big day. As a result, it must be flawless from any angle. It complements your personality, skin tone, body shape, and other factors to improve your overall wedding appearance. We frequently choose a lehenga based on how we feel about it rather than doing any analysis. Later on, it becomes a problem at the last possible moment," Karishma Choudhary, founder of Banthan Banno, a one-stop bridal destination.
Having seen her share of bridal breakdowns during wedding shopping, here are her suggestions to help brides-to-be pick out a wedding outfit they will love and cherish:
"When considering how to choose a wedding lehenga, embroidery and colour are the first things that come to mind. Although most brides choose red, there are so many other lovely colours to choose from that you can become confused. Try them out and see which one brings out the best of you. If you already have a colour in your mind it makes the job much easier."
"This is the most simple, but most important step toward a flawless bridal lehenga. It will not look flattering if it does not fit properly. Aside from the fit of the blouse, make sure the length of the skirt is adjusted to your height. Leaving it until the last minute is not a good idea."
"Do not finalise your lehenga without first inspecting the dupatta, as it has a significant impact on your wedding photos. Since your dupatta and blouse are the most visible parts of your outfit in most photos, it's crucial to pay close attention to this detail. It should have a lovely border and a lining."
"If you are unsure about the style, colour, or overall appearance of your wedding lehenga, you can conduct some online research to obtain some helpful tips and details on selecting the right lehenga. You can find a variety of glamorous designs and models, or you can subscribe to an online wedding wear store's newsletter to stay up to date on the latest trends and fashions in wedding attire. During a pandemic, it's best to be healthy and purchase something online rather than risk infecting yourself by going to the store."
"The bride who has found the perfect dress, shoes, accessories, and veil also wants the perfect lingerie to complete her look. It's important to know your body type in order to find the best match. When you wear foundation garments for 8 to 9 hours a day, comfort is a crucial consideration for your lingerie."
"Bridal lehengas come in a variety of price range. With too many options, you may get confused and go over budget, so set a certain amount and look for a good choice within it. Check out the profiles of lehenga stores online and compare prices to get the best value for your money."
"Before purchasing your wedding lehenga, do think about the weather conditions. If you're getting married in the summer, lightweight fabrics such as crepe, chiffon, and georgette in lighter hues, fewer embellishments and pretty prints are recommended. If you're getting married in the winter, you can go for heavy fabric, heavy embellishments, and a full-sleeved blouse."
"Lehengas for brides can be very heavy, and if they aren't tailored according to your body shape, they can be quite uncomfortable and inconvenient. There is a beautiful lehenga for every bride, whether she has a pear-shaped, apple-shaped, or hourglass body. Your lehenga should be altered to suit your curves, not the other way around."
"Knowing the latest bridal lehenga trends and styles is obviously important, but blindly following them just because they're "in" is not. Your goal should be to look stylish while being completely comfortable. It's fine to wear even the most simple of lehengas as long as you do so with grace and ease."
"It is important for brides who have already purchased their wedding jewellery to coordinate their outfit with it. You'll be in a great place to determine whether you want to go with a similar outfit or make a striking contrast because you'll already know the colour of your jewellery pieces."