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The bride has to look fresh and beautiful for all the pre-wedding ceremonies, no matter how large or small the event itself may be. With her busy schedule, it can be difficult to find the time to look for simple outfits for different events separately and then plan the right hairstyle for each look. While some brides go all out with their choices, a few like to keep it classy with fresh colours like white and lavender.

If you also want to keep it light and minimal, you can check out these wedding dresses for bride that you can wear to different pre-wedding events and the hairstyles that look perfect with them!

1. Roka

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The first ceremony after the bride and groom decide to tie the knot is the Roka ceremony. It is an intimate gathering where all the close family members from both the families meet for the first time and get to know each other. The girl wears beautiful but simple wedding dresses for bride for this event. As this is the first official event, keeping it simple is probably smart.

You can choose a light lehenga and pair it with a simple hairstyle like loose curls. You can add more elements to your look by wearing a hair accessory like a hairband. If you have shorter length hair, you can always get a blow-dry and leave it like that.

2. Engagement

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The engagement takes place after the courtship period of the couple ends (once they get to know each other and are ready to commit to their marriage). The engagement usually happens 10-15 days before the wedding. It is the start of all the pre-wedding ceremonies. Brides generally go all out on their engagement ceremonies in terms of outfit, bridal makeup and hairstyle.

If you are looking for wedding dresses for bride and hairstyles to keep your look minimal, you can pick something young and casual. White coloured lehengas with floral print spread across the outfit and hair straightened with no accessories is the most millennial look in our Pictionary!

3. Small pujas

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Right after the engagement, the small pujas and ceremonies begin. You have to look beautiful while keeping it simple. You can never go wrong with wedding dresses for bride like a straight-line suit with a matching dupatta. To give to look more oomph, go with a side partition and soft curls in your hair. This look is also perfect for intimate events like the Kirtans, Chuda ceremony and Jako.

4. Cocktail party

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The most awaited event for all the members of the younger generation is the cocktail party where no adults are present and they are free to do whatever they want! The brides chose to wear something classy and modern. With indo-western outfits being popular, this wide pant set with cape sleeves is the perfect option for someone who prefers simple wedding dresses for bride. Choose a sleek look for your hair. You can pin it behind your ears with a centre partition and show off your earrings.

5. Sangeet

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Sangeet is the event where both the families meet again and finally bond over Bollywood, singing, dancing and the main element, the dance faceoff. No Indian Sangeet is complete without a competition between both the families. You need to be in your most comfortable zone and keep the same outlook in mind while choosing the wedding dresses for bride for the Sangeet. A full lehenga choli in your favourite colour will look beautiful when you dance on the stage. You can experiment with your hair and choose a more fusion look like a French braid or fishtail braid.

6. Mehndi

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The colour green is quite overused when it comes to wedding dresses for bride for the mehndi. For your wedding, try a different colour scheme that will look beautiful with your skin tone. Make sure to keep the sleeves above your elbows so that they are not ruined by your mehndi. You can also wear a midi skirt instead of a full-length one if you are planning to get henna on your legs as well. You can either let your hair loose in their natural style or straighten them for a more polished look.

7. Haldi

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Haldi is one pre-wedding ceremony where it is best to choose wedding dresses for bride that are simple, (this advice applies to not only the bride but also all the other women present). A Haldi ceremony can get messy very easily and you are bound to ruin your outfit especially if you are the bride. All the married women will apply the Haldi paste on your forehead, shoulders, arms and legs.

Choose something very simple and light like a yellow chiffon or cotton saree just like this or a suit with different colour kurti or dupatta and keep your hair in a neat back bun for the ultimate bridal Haldi look.

We hope you found wedding dresses for bride that you like and wear something along these lines for your own pre-wedding events. Also, tell us in the comments below which hairstyle works for you the most!

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