When people talk about Punjabi weddings the three things that come to their minds are 1. The food 2. The dance 3. The booze, but when you look at it from a girl’s point of view the one thing that comes to her mind is the clothes. All that bling in the form of lehengas, anarkalis, sarees etc. Well, I’m one of those lucky girls who has about 8 brothers and the only sister for most of them, which makes me an important part of their wedding (I would like to think that) and I make it a point to dress accordingly. Weddings are always exciting to me, all that color the dance the fun with family. And I do believe that Punjabi weddings are the best.
I got to see a lot of different colors this time. The boys opted for colored waist coats and sherwanis, whereas the girls went all bling with their gold. One thing I really liked was how everyone was in different colors, being a summer wedding I was happy to see people leaving the dark red and purple behind.
I got my Sangeet gown from an exhibition. The boutique was from Kolkatta and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I like to try new things, but keep them as light as possible because when it comes to Indian weddings things can get quite heavy. Coincidentally, my wedding lehenga was golden as well, I dint realize it until I had both of them delivered to my place. I was upset because I dint get to play with a lot of colors (my fault) but I did love both of them.
The thing that I hated was how people mistake heavy Indian war with gaudy Indian wear. There were a few who got it all wrong, all I could see was bling and nothing else. There was a lot of gold or silver work which made no sense at all.
I believe in the saying “simplicity at its best”. Where people think wedding equals bling I believe that even a simplest outfit paired up with the right jewelry and makeup can make heads turn your way. So this wedding season opt for colors, but keep it subtle. Gold is always in and looks amazing too, but try not to go over the top with it.