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What to wear to an outdoor Indian wedding

July 28, 2016

So the wedding planning has finally started and step one is to decide on a location. We are still in the process of narrowing down the location for the wedding. Since it is going to be a super small affair with just close family, one option that we are considering is to have an outdoor wedding. Maybe a lovely garden or maybe transform the boy’s terrace into a wedding venue and have a mandap with cushions all around for people to sit down upon.

Now being in India, we mostly have just one season all year round and that is summer. Although we are blessed with a few cooler months, it is still pretty hot throughout the entire year. So when you are opting for an outdoor location with no AC hotel rooms and banquet halls, dressing appropriately is of utmost importance. Add to that, our Indian bridal wear and festive wear is usually on the heavier side. So its important that you pick something that is wedding appropriate and yet is comfortable enough to dance, run around, eat and have a good time in!

Craftsvilla has a wide variety of ethnic wear from casual wear to wedding lehengas. They recently launched their new collection and it is full of pastel lehengas, floral motifs, and stunning anarkalis that are perfect for any festive occasion. If you were invited as a guest to an outdoor wedding, what would you wear? Here are some of my top picks!

Light fabrics

4Always choose light, breathable fabrics if you are going for an outdoor wedding. Whether you are simply a guest or a close friend of the bride, the last thing you want is to be sweating it out in your heavy lehenga and all the jewellery. An outfit in rich cotton or raw silk will be light enough to carry and still look grand and bright for your outdoor function.

Skip the dupatta

2Dupattas can be heavy sometimes. They can also keep getting in the way, slip off, getting caught in things, fly in all directions because of the wind. Do you really need a dupatta to complete your outfit? Not always! Opt for a lovely floral lehenga with a contrast blouse and simply skip the dupatta. When you go for materials like raw silk and cotton mix, you can pretty easily carry off the outfit as it is without any dupatta.

Sleeveless and bright

1There’s something about bright colors that automatically adds a kind of ‘lightness’ to your look. Opt for a stunning long sleeveless kurti over a matching floral skirt. You don’t even have to go heavy on the accessories for this one. And it’s perfect for the entire running around too!

Bring back the gowns

5Whether it is a beach wedding or a destination wedding, a flowy gown with a pair of sandals and a string of pearls is a perfect option. A full-length gown in aqua or blue or sea green will help you put your best fashionable foot forward.


6Another popular option is to opt for fusion outfits like a saree gown or a dhoti pant with kurta. The options really are endless!

So visit Craftsvilla and start shopping! I’ve already started!








1 Comment

  • Reply Omzara August 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Indian weddings are full of colors and ethnic wear clothing. every girl wants to look beautiful and wear something new and stylish. You can see most of the girls are now going for a lehenga without dupatta and the crop top with long skirts. Though the Indo-western fusion is something I won’t recommend.

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