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Day & Night: 5 Indian Wedding Reception Dresses For the Bride's Look Book

Confused about what to wear on your reception night? Check out these stunning Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride for some inspiration. Whether it's a day event or a night one, we've got everything covered for you! Watch and take cues!

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You totally rocked your engagement night in that gorgeous Indo-western saree. So did you on your Haldi, Mehndi, Sangeet and wedding events sporting different kinds of outfits for different time of the day! Now, it's the last big event of your whole wedding celebration and you have to wear something super special! So here we are, with some breathtaking images of Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride for you.

Take a look at the pictures, read and know about all the necessary elements to keep in mind while choosing your reception outfit for both day and night events.


1. Muted yellow lehenga choli

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The muted yellow Anita Dongre lehenga catches the sunlight on its gold foil print and splays it all around in a warm festive glow. Pair up your lehenga with a strappy choli. So if you're looking for Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride that would add brightness, merriment and gaiety to your day event, this could be your dress!

Jewellery & Accessories: Large golden Chandbali earrings and a golden bracelet should be just perfect. Carry a pale mint green net dupatta as a back shrug to display the heavy work on your dress.

2. Icy ivory lehenga

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When in doubt, go with the whites! An elegant ivory lehenga and a sleeveless choli with silver work all over it would add oodles of grace to your reception function. This is one of those Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride that can never go wrong on a summer day event. The subtle yet gorgeous silver and golden thread-work simply takes the charm factor up a notch!

Jewellery & Accessories: You can ditch the dupatta completely or carry it as a shrug. Large golden earrings with pearl beads and golden bracelet or bangles would complete the look. You can also wear a light Maang Tikka if you want.

3. Forest green lehenga

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The beautifully intricate designs hand-embroidered on rich silks, with exquisite handcrafted Gota Patti on a forest green lehenga Choli- your search for Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride might just end here! The sheer richness of the lehenga work would brighten up your reception day event with its aura!

Jewellery & Accessories: A net dupatta in cyan with embroidered borders, green choker necklace with a stone pendant at the centre and thick gold bangles. You can carry a dull golden clutch too.

4. Breezy blue silk lehenga

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Zardosi embroidery on a breezy blue banarasi silk lehenga with pink flowers- isn't that a dreamy outfit you've been looking for? The baroque embroidery and the refreshing colours make it one of the most desirable Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride on a summer day.

Jewellery & Accessories: Pale pink dupatta draped on one side, Kundan necklace and earrings complete the look.

5. Pink chiffon saree

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How can you ever go wrong with a pink chiffon saree with silver embroidery? Dial up the grace in your Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride with this all-time favourite outfit. Pair it up with a white or ivory blouse with a boat neck and you're all sorted.

Jewellery & Accessories: Rustic gold stud or tear-drop earrings with pearl beads and pink & white flowers on a bun hairstyle.


1. Bold gold saree

Tarun Tahiliani

Drape a metallic jersey gold concept saree a with a jewelled print bodice highlighted with diamonds, crystals and studs. If you're looking for Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride that would make a statement, this is your thing!

Jewellery & Accessories: A bottle green clutch and an elaborate golden Maang tikka would be apt for this contemporary bold look on your reception night.

2. Green raw silk lehenga

Kaveri Couture

Want some glamorous Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride? Take inspo from this spectacular lehenga in raw silk with sequin, stone, dabka, thread and dori work on it. Since it's a night event, you can go with a raw silk fabric which would further galm up your overall look.

Jewellery & Accessories: Kundan necklace, Jhumka earrings, gold bangles and golden Matha Patti- go all the way and add a few red roses to your bun!

3. Navy blue velvet lehenga

Kaveri Couture

This gorgeous navy blue velvet lehenga choli by Kaveri couture will turn heads wherever you go! The awe-inspiring details of Khicha, Dabka sequence and Nalki work simply gives you the ultimate choice for Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride.

Jewellery & Accessories: Because of its heavy embroidery, you can ditch the necklace and just go with large Chandbalis and a Kundan Maang Tikka.

4. Magenta Magic

Kaveri Couture

If you're looking for some traditional Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride, go with a bright magenta lehenga Choli with heavy embroidery on the blouse. The vivid colour and the elaborate work is the highlight of the whole outfit.

Jewellery & Accessories: Kundan or Polki necklace with pink stones, matching gold and pink earrings and a subtle Maang Tikka would just perfect your look!

5. Midnight Blue evening gown

Image courtesy: Aharin Couture

This divine looking evening gown in midnight blue is your answer to contemporary Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride. The chicness, the royal elegance and the super stylish vibes- that's precisely what define this glamorous reception outfit.

Jewellery & Accessories: Blue clutch, hoop earrings and a diamond bracelet.

Traditional lehenga or a saree, Indo-western outfits or western dresses-there is an ocean of choices for you to pick from! The best thing about choosing Indian wedding reception dresses for the bride is the sheer diversity of outfit options. Select what defines you and your personality in the best possible way. Take help from your stylist for jewellery and accessory tips. Once you've picked your dress, look for different hairstyles that would go with it. Reception is the last big event at your wedding. Make fashion choices that would become the talk of the town for ages!

What do you prefer- traditional, Indo-western or western outfits on a reception event? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!