Indian subcontinent is popular for its big fat Indian weddings. Here, weddings are not just about a couple getting married, it is also about the extravagant celebrations of two families coming together and joining in for a union, along with the bride and the groom. A bride needs to look absolutely stunning on her D-day. So no wonder every bride wants to find those perfect bridal lehengas for her wedding. But with so many shops both in the market and in the online world, there are just too many options and it becomes difficult to find one. So here are few tips to help you out:
First of all, start early, at least 2-3 months before your wedding. If you are a bride, you would understand that bridal lehengas are something which will be a lifetime memory. So you would want to find the perfect one and trust me, this quest for the best lehengas takes a lot of time. You would need to find the lehengas which will suit both your tastes and your budget and then you will have to get it fitted or stitched. All this takes time. So start early.
Now fix your budget. When you will go out in the market, looking for the bridal lehengas, you will come across a mind boggling variety of lehengas, each with a different design, cut and price tag. So to narrow down your search market, you should start with eliminating those who are out of your budget. Therefore sit down and decide exactly how much you want to spend on your wedding trousseau. But dont mind if you are on a tight budget. You would be surprised by the lehengas you can find with some basic skills like shopping, bargaining, creative imagination and a good tailor.
Next thing is to decide what fabric you want to wear. Yes, this is even more important than choosing the designs and cuts. Figure out which fabrics suits you well, makes you look like a princess and still lets you feel comfortable. Although looking your best is important, also consider that you will stand and bend many times in the whole day, while following all the rituals. So to make sure you are comfortable and still looking like a diva, go for different lehengas for different occasions. Fabrics like silk, organza, georgette are popular for bridal lehengas.
Now you can come to another important part of your search for those perfect lehengas- the cuts and designs. Some of the popular cuts and designs are lehengas with straight cut, fish cut, A-line cut, flared lehengas and lehengas with panels. There is also a huge variety of what work you want on your lehengas like heavy embroidery, zardozi, gota etc. You should choose the cut which flatters your body. For example, fish tail or mermaid style lehengas look best on brides who have a curvaceous or hourglass figure. Similarly, if you have a peach shape, an A-line lehengas will provide that perfect silhouette. Again, bridal lehengas with lots of panels or with vertical embroidery work make the bride look slim. Now if you are petite, you should avoid heavy embroidery work as it will overwhelm your petite frame and you will appear in all heavy work.