As you are all set to embrace the beautiful new phase of your life, we are sure you are carefully going through every little detail when it comes to planning for even the ceremonies that precede the wedding day. But very often, with many girls, it is the outfit and the look for themehendi ceremony that ends up taking a backseat. This can be because the ceremony might take place in their houses, and might not be a huge function.
However, no matter how small the mehendi function is, and even if it is held in your home with family and friends, it is still a very special day for you, and the moments will all be captured in photographs! You will be the cynosure of all eyes, and you would want to look your best every single moment! So, we have some super stylish tips that will make you look stunning on your mehendi ceremony.
Go bright with the colours
If you are a true Bollywood fan, there is no dearth of actresses to take inspiration from! Be it reel lifemehendi ceremonies or real, there is an abundance of styles you can choose from. Like the stark opposites of Kajol’s leaf green outfit in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge or Karisma Kapoor’s subtle off white look in Zubeidaa, or real life brides like Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan, Esha or Ahana Deol.
Going by these trends, the best colours to choose would be orange, yellow, green or a combination of different shades of these colours. These bright colours would definitely make you stand out in the pictures.
If you are not a big fan of very bright colours, you can choose beige, baby pink, very light yellow or turquoise too. Just make sure that you choose colours that complement each other. In fact, a nice combination of colours on either the border, or for the dupatta, can uplift the whole look.
Choose your outfit carefully
The first thing to keep in mind while deciding on the outfit is the comfort, of course, without forgetting the style factor. Anarkalis or salwar kameez or kurtas are the most preferred options. These are the best alternatives to the sarees, lehengas or ghagras, if you plan to go traditional all the way. You can play with the embroidery as much as you wish to, but stick to the neckline, so you don’t have to worry about the heavy work being stained with the mehendi.
However, if you are open to going modern with your look, you can choose a comfortable pair of shorts, knee-length pants or a knee-length skirt. These, you can team with a nice embroidered jacket or top. We are sure you will steal the limelight with your one-of-a-kind style statement! Take a cue from the bride in the image above.
Don’t compromise on the jewellery!
Whether the function is being held in your home or at some other venue, make sure you don’t compromise on the kind of jewellery you wish to wear. Also, let it be in sync with your outfit, which is very important. If you wish to go bold and loud, you can choose a heavy kundan set or jewellery studded with coloured gemstones. Don’t be afraid to try out your mom’s heavy gold set if you wish to! But, if you want to go subtle, wear a stunning statement piece that will instantly uplift your look.
Antique jewellery would go great if your look is slightly subdued than the usual bride-to-be. Another trend that you can follow is that of floral jewellery. Celeb brides like Aamna Sharif, Aishwarya Rai, Esha and Ahana Deol were seen flaunting real flower jewellery on their mehendi ceremonies.
While choosing your makeup, do keep in mind that you will have to sit still for a really long time as the mehendi artist applies mehendi on your arms and feet. Even after they are done, you will have to stay still until it dries. So, touching up your makeup can be almost impossible, unless someone helps you with it. Choosing waterproof, long-lasting makeup would be the best bet here. Apart from that, make sure your makeup colours are in sync with your outfit. You can play with the colours as much as you want to, just avoid going overboard.
When it comes to hair, a neatly tied bun or braid would make it more comfortable for you to sit for hours. But, if you wish to leave your hair open, you can just pin-up the front section, so it does not keep bothering you on the face.
Your mehendi pictures will speak volumes about your joy and excitement about the wedding, so make sure you keep these simple tips in mind to look like a ravishing bride!