Things to keep in mind before shopping for your bridal lehenga

Think about the fabric and colour first!

There are two kinds of people in the world—the first who have had their bridal outfit (all the way down to the last thread) planned out since they were 5, and the other who wait and decide spontaneously. No matter which category you belong to, there is no disputing the fact that picking your bridal outfit is no easy feat. And considering it’s probably the most expensive outfit most of us will invest in for one of the most special days of our life, there is an added pressure to get it perfectly right. 

If you’re at this stage of your wedding planning, don’t worry we got you covered. Think of this as your handbook for picking the bridal lehenga of your dreams. 

Know your budget  

We understand that it is difficult to talk about numbers, especially when it comes to a wedding. However, before you start shopping, the first thing you need to do is figure out who will be paying for your bridal outfit. Will you purchase or will it come from your partner? Once you have that sorted out, sit and crunch the numbers and come to an acceptable amount you’re willing to spend on your bridal lehenga. Also, remember to leave little in your budget as a buffer and select a hard stop number. You might want to do some research and talk to some friends or family members who might’ve just gotten married to get a realistic idea. Doing this in advance will save you a lot of time, stress, and heartache later.  

Choose the colour scheme you want to wear 

Before you begin shopping for what can safely be called one of the most important outfits of your life, have a colour scheme in mind. This will allow you to make a swift decision without being pulled into three thousand different directions. Do you want to follow the trends and be an ivory bride, go the traditional red route or split the difference and be a pretty in pastel bride? This would be a good stage to spend all your free time on Pinterest to get some inspiration. 

However, don’t blindly follow trends. Pick something that complements your skin tone and body type, and something you can repurpose. That is the most crucial thing. 

Pay attention to the fabric   

This is something your mother or grandmother is sure to tell you. Even though your wedding is one of the happiest days of your life, it is also one of the most exhausting. Don’t pick a bridal lehenga that will add to your discomfort. If you’re having a summer wedding, pick an outfit made from fabrics like chiffon or georgette. If it’s a monsoon wedding you can pick heavier fabrics like silk. This way you’ll look stunning while being comfortable.  

Start shopping early  

This is not an aspect of wedding planning you want to procrastinate. Start shopping at least four months before your big day. This way, you have ample time to look around, weigh your options, and do a few trials and alterations. Not to mention, the earlier you finalise your bridal outfit, the sooner you can move on to jewellery.