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12 Trousseau Hacks You Can Learn from Bollywood Brides and Use at Your D-Day

Bollywood celebrities get married a number of times on-screen yet manage to steal hearts with their real-life bridal looks. Let's explore the bridal looks of recent brides and the takeaways!

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Bollywood celebrities get a zillion chances to dress up as brides from various cultures in their on-screen avatars. Yet, they always manage to shine and look divine when they get married in real life. Seeing the trend among a lot of Bollywood brides, it's safe to say that celebrities are just like us. They, too, love dressing up like a Princess on their wedding day and embrace their culture and traditions. Since recently a lot of Bollywood brides of various age groups, cultural backgrounds and personalities got married, we've listed their best bridal looks and what we can learn from them!

1. Deepika Padukone

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

One of the most stunning Bollywood brides ever, Deepika Padukone had two wedding ceremonies and a number of receptions afterwards. For one of her receptions, she chose a Chikankari ivory and gold saree by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. A long veil on the head, oversized pearl earrings and a Jadau necklace made her look heavenly. She kept this look ethnic and classic which was further accentuated by her bronze-toned nude makeup.

Bridal lesson - Pick an ivory-gold combination for your reception.

2. Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra looked ethereal in a beautiful lace creation by Ralph Lauren. The dress, which featured scalloped sleeves and a high-neck collar, was partly sheer but elegant. The 75-foot long tulle veil added drama and stole the show. She completed her look with an elegant updo, berry-pink lips and Chopard diamonds.

Bridal lesson - Pick lace for a sexy but elegant look.

3. Anushka Sharma

Devika Narain and Company

Anushka Sharma's bridal look made many Indian brides go the 'less is more' route. She wore a beautiful, royal blush pink lehenga by Sabyasachi and created a whimsical princess look. She gave traditional heavy and cakey Indian bridal makeup a miss and chose a lightweight, dewy makeup that let her natural beauty shine through. Uncut diamonds, pearls and pale pink spinel jewellery further pulled her look together.

Bridal lesson - Balance hairstyle, makeup, outfit and jewellery for an effortlessly natural look.

4. Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor's red bridal avatar was mesmerising but can we take a moment to appreciate her Mehndi and Sangeet function look? Sonam wore a golden and off-white lehenga with heavy jewellery and minimal make-up. Unlike most brides, she ditched flower jewellery and wore heavy precious jewellery to create an elegant, royal, sexy look.

Bridal lesson - Experiment with outfits on all functions.

5. Neha Dhupia

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Neha's soft pink lehenga by Anita Dongre was absolutely beautiful. It's light, flowy and refreshing. She picked the perfect tone for her daytime Gurudwara wedding. The makeup was very, very soft. The bindi was the only bright element in her bridal look.

Bridal lesson - It's okay to keep it super simple on your wedding day.

6. Shweta Tripathi

Papa Don't Preach

Being a summer bride, Shweta opted for a floral, pastel and summery lehenga. The lehenga was quirky and beautiful and complemented her bridal appeal. She kept her makeup soft and matte in tones of peach. She also loaded her hair with pretty floral accessories. She wore a lot of jewellery but it was very lightweight.

Bridal lesson - How to wear a quirky lehenga like a pro!

7. Ekta Kaul

Knotting Bells

TV actress Ekta Kaul wore a rich maroon velvet lehenga with a light coloured net dupatta. She paired her outfit with royal jewellery and kept everything else minimalist. She created a royal, elegant and classy but minimalist look with ease.

Bridal lesson - Balance and minimalism

8. Rubina Dilaik

Knotting Bells

Rubina looked pretty in the ivory-pastel lehenga that she paired with gorgeous powder blue enamel jewellery. Unlike other Bollywood brides on the list, she preferred glittery and glowy makeup for her day wedding. Didn't she look wonderful?

Bridal lesson - Keep it glowy!

9. Sheena Bajaj

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The youngest bride on this list and probably the most traditional one too! Sheena wore a quintessential red bridal lehenga with gold and green jewellery. Her Chura, Kalire, gold makeup and red lipstick further added to her look.

Bridal lesson - Traditional isn't always boring

10. Dipika Kakar

The Glam Wedding

Dipika wore a stunning pink-coloured sharara for her wedding with Gota Patti work all over. Her loose locks towards one side and light makeup let her natural beauty shine. She wore emerald Kundan necklace, a Maang Tikka, a nose ring, golden Kalire and a Chapka (Passa) to create a traditional Muslim bridal look.

Bridal lesson - Make tradition meet modern, but with elegance.

11. Rochelle Rao

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This pristine, white gown helped Bollywood bride Rochelle channelise her inner princess. The lacy, white gown was dreamy. Rochelle looked supremely royal, especially because of the gown's long, white cape. She didn't need much makeup and kept hair tied in a neat bun. She wore an embellished headband and diamond earrings to add more elegance.

Bridal lesson - How NOT to play it safe.

12. Yuvika Chaudhary

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Yuvika lived her bridal fantasy by wearing a traditional red coloured lehenga with chunky jewellery. Did you know she switched choli for Pheras and opted for a more modest one? She kept her makeup traditional and glowy with muted lips. The drama made her an excellent Bollywood bride, right?

Bridal lesson - Glittering, colour co-ordinated wedding ensembles is a great idea!

India and its varied culture allow everyone to create a stunning and unique bridal look during various wedding functions. Whether you like to keep it traditional or add a hint of modern elements, there is a lot of room for experiment. Take cues from these amazing Bollywood brides and learn to put together a gorgeous bridal look for yourself.

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