Indian weddings comprise of a host of functions and are treated more like an extravaganza than just traditional rituals. Consisting of functions like mehendi’s, cocktail parties and sangeet ceremonies in addition to the main wedding; there are numerous functions to celebrate for the occasion.
Apart from the opulent locations and the decorations chosen for the wedding, the outfits of the family for the wedding is one of the foremost priorities on the list.
For a mother, this is perhaps one of the most important days in her life as well. In India it is common that mothers will shop for their outfits the last but this tradition is slowly changing. Appropriate hairstyling and make up will make mothers look as stunning as their daughters.
Mothers can either go for heavily embellished outfits or the more unembellished ones that still look elegant, as it is still comfortable for them to look gorgeous and enjoy the wedding at the same time.
After the groom, fathers should be the second best dressed at the functions. Outfits that maintain their individuality are perfect for the occasion. Formal western wear like a smart suit or a traditional sherwani both look great.
When it comes to sisters, there is no option but looking the next best to the bride. Sisters don’t always have the same budgets as the bride- to but be there is no reason to not look stunning, although sisters should not go overboard as it still is the bride’s special day! Selecting the right colours, silhouettes and fabrics are crucial. Lightweight outfits are preferred for mehendi and sangeet functions so there is no need to be weighed down from dancing. Outfits should match the age, personality and body type without looking too skinny or heavy when worn. Trendy sarees, edgy and sequined blouses give stylish outfits a conventional touch.
Brothers should always look smart at weddings and let go of the rugged jeans and jacket look. Indo-Western combinations suit them perfectly. Short kurtas paired with Jodhpuri pants and even pathani suits can look perfect for a brother’s handsome look at a wedding.
Finally the best friend who is treated like a family member plays an integral role at the wedding. For girl best friends, gown-styled and lehenga sarees look beautiful and these can also be paired with heavy embellished and embroidered jackets. Tight fitting pants under anarkalis look stunning while for more of the simpler occasions, palazzo pants can be paired with kurtas. Whereas for boy best friends, a tuxedo or a simple pathani suit, kurta or sherwani looks great!
We hope our stylish dressing tips have proved useful however if you are still unsure of what to wear check out our 'Family of the Couple' section on our Outfit Generator page for some tips and lookbooks for every ceremony.