Friends are family that you choose yourself, and that makes your friend’s wedding an occasion close to your heart. With the Covid-19 pandemic giving rise to the new normal of social distancing, the concept of Big Fat Indian Weddings is now, a far-fetched thing. It is the year of small scale celebrations, especially the wedding being limited to be witnessed by a few dear ones. And if your friend has chosen you to be on the limited guest list, it is indeed a moment to rejoice!

Intimate weddings are the order of the day, and while you take every step to keep safe from the viral outbreak with the prettiest masks and effective sanitizers, your wedding wardrobe also needs a little more attention. As a bridesmaid, you need to make an impact while keeping your outfit in tune with the newly toned-down wedding ambiance. Before you go out hunting for wedding outfits and get baffled, scroll down to get some amazing outfit ideas and style tips to get the perfect complementing the intimate Indian wedding scenario- 

Outfit Ideas For Your Friend’s Wedding

1. The Simplicity Mantra

Dark Green Muslin Cotton Sequins Worked Designer Lehenga Choli with Short Jacket

Few people and modest moments- intimate and home weddings happening these days are devoid of the usual wedding opulence. That means you must replace your brocades and heavy lehengas with soft silks, cotton blends, and minimalistic details.

Silver Satin Designer Floor Length Anarkali Gown with Mirror Work

A printed floral lehenga choli in lighter fabrics would do as well as a plain floor-length anarkali suit. Where style and elegance are festive essentials- comfort is also a much-needed component! So it’s best to choose your outfit on the lines of simplicity.

2. Color Codes & Twinning

Yellow Net Flared Embroidered Designer Lehenga Choli with Sequins Work and Pleated Sleeves

Twinning is a quick fix for raising the vibe of the occasion. While, the surroundings are subdued in décor and festive noise, your clique can make the occasion a picturesque one by keeping up with the twinning trend.

Pearl White Silk Plain Saree with Floral Embroidered Border

However given the modest look of the ceremony, we’d suggest you take it easy with the color theme of your bridesmaid look. Ivory, pastels, soft blush, and light metallic hues would work best!

3. Jewels for the occasion


It usually happens that the selection of your dresses takes up most of your time and attention. But a complete style statement calls for paying heed to every detail, especially accessories. 

Let the sparkle of Indian traditional jewelry add scores to your wedding attire. Rich Kundan sets, colorful meenakari jewelry, and diamond-studded ornaments look best with Indian ethnic wear. But well, if it is an intimate wedding- instead of ornamental indulgence it would be best to opt for one of two pieces of jewelry. Even a pair of statement earrings, a maang tika or head-chains would suffice.

4. The Blouse Effect

Maroon Lycra Pre Stitched Fancy Saree with Handworked Patch

Details matter more when the crowd is limited to a handful of guests. Also, with the wedding taking place in a smaller venue, you may want to stick to an easy-breezy ensemble. The classic six-yard, the Indian saree is a go-to choice for such occasions. And all of this brings our attention to the little bodice- the saree blouse that you can revamp for an elevated look at an intimate wedding.

Mauve Lycra Pre Stitched Ruffle Border Fancy Saree with Designer Blouse

Go for an understated drape like a plain chiffon saree and amp it up with a spunky designer blouse, a fail-safe way to stand out as a glamorous bridesmaid! Complete your look with soft curls or a smart hair-do and limit your accessories to heavy danglers and a single piece of hand jewelry. 

5. Smart Hair-dos


Beautiful braids- messy buns- these celebrations are perfect to experiment with your hairstyle and leaving behind the idea of loose strands- especially if your tresses are unmanageably long. Add a flower for giving a vintage feel to your bridesmaid look.

Adjusting to the new normal of celebrations, making appropriate changes to your wedding wardrobe will not only keep up your impressive fashion quotient but also accentuate it. Above all, whether you go for trends or classics- carrying it with confidence is a must!