The warmth and closeness that intimate weddings contain are mesmerising. While intimate weddings were a choice made by the couples until February 2020, the post-COVID-19 period will see an undue rise in the number of intimate weddings owing to the government rules and regulations. The pandemic that led to the lockdown throughout the country has affected the trends in the wedding industry in several ways - one being the types of small weddings that are happening now.
The experts are now guiding the couples on how to host a post-pandemic wedding while abiding by the safety requirements laid down by the authorities. Many couples have postponed their wedding and send out their Change The Date cards until the situation starts looking promising, while the others took their leap of faith and celebrated their love even in these testing times. The stories of the lockdown Weddings in The Times of Corona are not only enthralling but inspirational and might even be the future of weddings.
While the new normal in the wedding industry shifts to intimate weddings, the cap of approximately 50 guests attending a wedding has made many couples choose an intimate wedding by default too. Couples have picked day weddings and have even downsized their guest lists to ensure that the curve is flattened.
The decor trends, wedding planning process, ways to hire different types of vendors, etc have changed drastically. From visiting the venue to picking a virtual tour, couples and their families have been very sporting and positive about the changes. Even the bridal outfits for intimate weddings are different from the outfits that the brides would otherwise pick for a big fat Indian wedding.
As intimate weddings gain momentum and become popular among the millennial couples, we have curated a list of outfits for all the wardrobe inspiration you need for your intimate wedding. Read to know more!
The Saree With a Veil
The Fuschia pink Kanjeevaram saree worn by Bollywood's favourite stylist - Eshaa Amiin, was an heirloom saree that was gifted to her by her mother along with the Temple Jewellery that complements her look so well. Apart from the conventional look, Eshaa flaunted a beautiful pink dupatta from Raw Mango over her head as the veil. Intimate weddings might just be the right occasion to show off those heirloom pieces.
The Simple Green Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Jayanti Reddy Label
Whoever said green was off-limits as bridal wear clearly did not see how regal the colour can be! While brides experiment with pastel lehengas, white lehengas and even golden lehengas for their wedding look, this emerald green lehenga by Jayanti Reddy captures the free-spirited energy and confidence of today’s modern bride. Offset by the ivory scalloped-edge dupatta, this ensemble is feisty in some moods and soothing in others!
The Lightweight Floral Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi
The idea behind intimate weddings is to be comfortable and loved. This hand-painted pure Indian handwoven silk lehenga that flaunts the floral print is just perfect for intimate weddings. It is lightweight and at the same time an absolutely stunning piece that fits the purpose so beautifully!
The Mint Green & Peach Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Jayanti Reddy Label
Miheeka Bajaj recently decked up for the pre-wedding festivities with Rana Daggubati before they tie the knot in August. This mint green and peach lehenga by Jayanti Reddy Label is a catch for summer weddings owing to the subtle palette and design. The minimalist bridal look is perfect for an intimate wedding.
The Marble White Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Anju Modi
This classy marble white lehenga with Banarasi weave embroidered blouse paired with matching Gota embroidered lehenga on Chanderi silk fabric and Mukaish net dupatta is a serene and simple pick for an intimate wedding. The subtlety of the colour and the embroidery with the traditional sheen of Chanderi makes this lehenga by Anju Modu fit for an intimate wedding wardrobe.
The Pastel Pink Saree
Image Courtesy: Sabyasachi
This beautiful pink saree by Sabyasachi that flaunts an intricately embroidered borders with stunning work in golden thread is breathtaking. When paired with a contrast blouse in green, this saree makes for beautiful intimate wedding wear.
The Handwoven Golden Saree
Image Courtesy: Korvai
This saree by Korvai is known as OURO - the molten gold saree. Handwoven by their masters in over 40 days this absolutely gorgeous saree is a catch! What makes this saree a timeless beauty is it's distinctive design and perfection in every detail. Absolutely lightweight in nature, for the brides who love golden, this saree is a HOOT!
The Peach Tulle Gown
Image Courtesy: Sonaakshi Raaj
The peach gown by Sonaakshi Raaj is also a beautiful attire that the brides can pick for their intimate wedding. The heavy embroidery in this mermaid-style gown with the chain detailing on the shoulders make this gown a perfect concoction of charming yet somewhat minimal.
The Off-shoulder Pink Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Natasha Dalal Label
Another beauty from the house of Natasha Dalal, this pink lehenga with an off-shoulder blouse is a brilliant ensemble to wear on your intimate wedding. The colour of this outfit is subtle yet the intricate embroidery makes it just perfect to be an occasionwear. This elegant and light classic lehenga is sure to steal the show!
Mustard Bandhani Print Ghrarara Set
Image Courtesy: Punit Balana
The mustard coloured peplum kurta with bandhani print paired with a matching gharara flaunts a heavy marodi neck design and marodi border dupatta too. For the brides who want to steer clear of traditional colours at their indtimate wedding yet keep it vibrant and happening, this set is just perfect.
Silver Net Saree
Image Courtesy: Suta
This amazingly beautiful saree in silver and white in a netted zari is like magic coming alive. This saree with its subtle sheen makes for a perfect intimate wedding outfit choice for an intimate Indian Christian wedding.
Tussar Banarasi Pleated Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Studio 149
Intimate wedding and temple weddings have become quite the trend and this Banarasi pleated lehenga from Studio149 would fit just perfect for these beautiful weddings.
White Tulle Gown
Image Courtesy: Niharika Kamani
This white off-shoulder gown with full flared sleeves is an enriched ethereal special-occasion piece from the house of Niharika Kamani and it is richly laden with exquisite hand embroideries. This gown too will be a perfect Christian wedding gown for an intimate ceremony.
Grey Net Saree
Image Courtesy: Teekay
The gorgeous net saree in grey by Teekay flaunts exquisite hand embroidery and can be your ideal pick for an intimate day wedding ceremony.
Printed Chanderi Silk Saree
Image Courtesy: The Loom
Replete with rich kalamkari motifs, this wonderful Chanderi saree has exquisite handpainted work all over the body making it as regal as it gets. Be it a backyard wedding or a ceremony in your living room, this saree is going to make an alluring statement to remember.
White & Blue Lehenga
Image Courtesy: Torani
This white lehenga by Torani features beautiful chintz prints on soft Chanderi. The delicate floral print in the sombre blue colour is a subtle pick that will make you look spellbinding on your intimate wedding.
Intimate weddings are some of the most elegant celebrations and if you are wondering how to go about it, you can take assistance from the experts on how to host an intimate wedding. There are various indoor games that can be included in your intimate wedding ceremonies too along with the rituals. The local vendors are up and running with their services and you can get in touch with them to prep for the wedding.
Get in touch with the professional wedding planners on board with us to plan a flawless intimate wedding of your own. Did you find your dream intimate wedding outfit yet? Let us know in the comments below!