Yes, weddings can be long, but who doesn’t love getting ready and putting on those gorgeous ethnic ensembles? Women in the most stunning lehengas and men in dapper sherwanis - it’s quite the colourful affair. And with our diverse traditions, all our weddings usually have a minimum of three functions. But if picking outfits is a dilemma, here’s a guide to maintaining a stylishly apt dress code for the season:

The Rocking Roka

A traditional roka ceremony is typically the first step in a wedding, and while it tends to be a big occasion, you don’t have to go all out with your outfit.

For her

Ladies, this time around, control the urge to wear your heaviest anarkalis, because you don’t want to outdo the bride-to-be. Stick to suits that are light and with fewer embellishments.
 

For him

We know that you boys tend to not care about what you’re wearing, but rokas are perfect to bring out those kurtas you thought you’d never wear.
 

Of Sangeets and Cocktails

When it comes to sangeet and cocktails, the sky is your limit. This is the occasion you wear your most colourful ethnic outfits. Go traditional or mix it up with a bit of Indo-western!

For her

Apart from socialising with friends, there will be plenty of dancing. Which is why a Sharara set is your best bet. It’s comfy and the frills make it versatile.
 

For him

When it comes to easy-breezy wedding wear, men have it easy. Ditch the sherwani and instead go Indo-western with a well-fitted navy jacket instead.
 

Haldi-Mehendi Mania

The mehendi ceremony is often for those closer to the bride and groom, and is low-key, which means that you need to go with yet another chic, but simple outfit.

For her

We’d recommend gorgeous suits with palazzos in yellows. It’ll camouflage any accidental haldi accidents, and you will exude a vibrant vibe at the same time.
 

For him

Gentlemen, just because it’s a small event, doesn’t mean you don’t get to have fun. Go simple, but chose patterns over basics.
 

Lights, Pheras… Reception!

This is where the fun begins. When it comes to outfits for both pheras or reception, you go big, or go home.

For her

Nothing beats a saree at a desi wedding. It’s the perfect balance between simple and exquisite. Go bold with some sapphire blues and golds.
 

For him

We’re torn between a handsome kurta-dhoti set and a suave tux. If you’re invited to the pheras and the reception both, you get to wear both! Lucky you!

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