Get ready to face it- an entirely diverse set of emotions! The chaos brought down by the sweltering heat put together with the thrill of attending a myriad of parties, the summer wedding season has arrived again. As the heat grows to get ruthlessly into your veins, putting that wedding card aside and pretending that you never received it would be an easy way out. And while this behavior may sound absurd, we’ve got better ideas for you.
Summer Wedding Look Ideas
Indian wedding wear gets a new face
Until a few years back, wardrobe indulgence was the way to making an impression. Zardozi embroidered wedding lehenga cholis, heavy silk sarees, elaborately detailed Anarkali suits; looking like an Indian mannequin was a social norm. Thankfully, the scenario has changed for the better- women have opened up to more practical wedding-wear options that can be restyled later for smaller and less formal occasions.
Summer friendly themes and dress codes
Tying the knot while the mercury levels are soaring high? Make sure you have a dress code that’s inviting, having your squad ditch your wedding due to the heat would be the last thing you’d want! Work out the right details for your audience with these cool summer-friendly themes and make your wedding a happening one:
The White Palette
The last decade saw the palette of whites graduating to a sought-after style statement. From celeb parties to contemporary Indian weddings, the white palette is everywhere these days. A white or ivory dress code would make a picturesque scene with subtle interiors. White lilies and orchids as tone-on-tone soothing details- your summer wedding party couldn’t be cooler than this.
If you’re attending such an event, begin with choosing the right shade of white. Pearl and ivory to various tones of cream- pick the one that complements your skin tone. A white floor-length Anarkali suit or a comfortably loose white palazzo suit with a zari designer dupatta or even a white mirror work lehenga choli, you’re free to indulge in majestic silhouettes- it is an Indian wedding after all!
Most of the ladies on this planet would agree with the idea of pink being one of the prettiest colors. So, having a pink dress code for your wedding will undoubtedly raise the excitement levels of your invitees, you need not convince them further! This color code will go well with parties held in a garden, farmhouse, or a resort.
Shades like pastel, dusty pink, blush, rose, fuchsia, rani; you can take the color-blocking route or opt for a blend- like a pink ombre soft silk saree. Style it with a layered pearl necklace, a white clutch bag, brown sunnies, and a pink rose hair accessory- a look that is sure to click with the wedding crowd!
You might instantly start feeling warm on thinking about this hue, but isn’t it the most summery color- the brightest of all! And what could be a better occasion for having people sport different shades of the sun than an outdoor summer wedding function? Traditionally a yellow dress code is followed for the Haldi ceremony, but you can change the rules and have it for any of the wedding festivities- the Mehendi, Ganesh puja, or even the wed-lock.
Yellow pure silk sarees get a big thumbs-up for such occasions and especially for the bridesmaid team- you can accessorize the saree with pink floral jewelry. Women with light skin tones can pick outfits in shades of lemon and pastel yellow while mustard and golden yellow will go well for the ones with dark skin. A yellow tunic or ethnic dress with floral details will go well for a Mehendi party.
Planning to throw a free-spirited wedding bash by the pool-side? Then you might as well have an audience blend in with the aquatic surrounding. Sea blue to sea green- every shade on this scale looks stunning and refreshing- energetic enough to pep up the mood of your invitees despite the scorching sun above.
The aqua theme by itself is quite refreshing, so you’d better match it up with equally spirited silhouettes like a long tunic, dhoti suit, jacket lehenga-choli, or an indo-western salwar suit. Saree-lovers can drape a ruffle saree in shades of aqua to elevate the zestful vibe of the occasion. The men can also take in the refreshing feels of aqua with a sea blue or sea green silk kurta, or an exquisite indo-western men’s suit.
Glorious gold and sophisticated silver- metallic ostentation have always been a part of Indian weddings. Metallic color code can uplift the flamboyance of your wedding! For a golden theme, a golden net gown with tulle details will give you a doll-like look. If you’re not keen on the idea of looking like a fairy, then pick a golden beige saree with zari border, golden net lehenga choli, or a golden silk sharara suit. Options with metallic tones are plenty, and with the color of precious metals, you can never go wrong!
In the same way, you can decide on having a silver code; outfits with shimmer and base tones of grey, lavender, or white- these are perfect for a dazzling night like the ring ceremony.
Other Outfit Themes
With flowers of all colors, shapes, and sizes, you can turn your wedding into a peppy one! The floral theme is one of the safest ones- classic and easy to follow- so there won’t be any grudges from your guests. Most of the women possess floral outfits and if not, floral lehenga cholis, floral sarees, and suits are readily available in the market and online as well.
This age-old art that involves thread embroidery with beads and sequins carries a timeless classic allure. As an outfit theme, it might not work well with a larger audience, but for your immediate family and closest relatives, it is an excellent summer wedding dress code. The bridesmaids can wear lakhnavi detailed indo-western lehenga suits with coordinated colors. Pearl jewelry goes well with such outfits, and the theme also holds plenty of choices, even for the men.
As a wedding attendee- a Bandhani printed saree will be a safe bet. Such outfits can later be restyled for smaller occasions and even for casual wear; being a practical shopper is always a good idea!
The list of themes does not end here; you can work out with different color codes and details to make your wedding celebrations memorable. You know your audience better so explore and pick the best themes to make your summer wedding a delight for all.