Image Courtesy: Shades Photography by Ashwin M.
Kurtis have found their way in the bridal couture very slowly and cleverly. They are no longer restricted to casual or semi-formal wear. Designers are creating interesting combinations of wedding kurtis to add a little punch to the whole concept of wedding attire. Kurtis with sarees, bridal lehengas, Salwars and skirts...the possibilities are unbelievable.
Millennial brides are going all out experimenting with their outfit and look. So start reading to know about some smart ways to jazz up your bridal appearance using a little bit of creativity on your wedding kurtis. From sassy looking outfits to pastel bridal lehengas to creating a fashion statement with your distinctive colour lehenga - the choices are many and it is completely up to you which way you would want to traverse towards. Wedding kurtis have seen a surge in terms of designs and various combinations that the millennial brides are looking for in today's time.
Therefore, the wedding kurtis that you may choose for your wedding ensemble, might just be the only thing that was missing to make your bridal avatar the best one ever! So, check out these stunning wedding kurtis and slay!
1. Kurti with Patiala Salwar
Always a popular choice among the brides, just throw in a vibrant colour Patiala salwar with a soft colour wedding kurti, and you’re good to go for any pre-wedding occasion. If you’re going for a lighter shade of kurti, opt for a multicoloured dupatta or a Leheriya printed dupatta for some variation.
Ideal occasion: Haldi Ceremony, Sangeet Ceremony, Mehndi Ceremony or any outdoor event.
Accessories to go with: Silver or junk pieces of jewellery, Colourful dupatta, Maang Tikka, lots of bangles and the aviators never hurt the trend.
2. Plain Solid Colour Kurti with Sharara
Look radiant like this bride in yellow with a bright coloured kurti paired with a sharara. If your sharara has heavy work on it, you can go with a subtler looking wedding kurti with it - a solid one with very less work except for maybe in the borders and neckline. The one in the picture above shows heavy prints on the sleeves as well that matches the dupatta and Sharara and it is just one way of doing it right.
Glimmer proudly with your dazzling sharara complimenting by a smart kurti. Also, yellow is the happiest colour in the Pantone that we know off, so don't shy away from bringing our your A game with this happy go lucky colour.
Ideal occasion: Wedding Ceremony, Haldi Ceremony or Roka Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Gota jewellery, huge Maang tikka or Jhumars, floral jewellery.
3. Sleeveless Silk Crop Kurti with Long Silk Skirt
When you’re thinking ethnic with a hint of contemporary and you are the bride who prefers comfort and simplicity over everything else, go for silk skirts and short silk wedding kurtis. Choose vivid colours like magenta, rust, orange, mustard, pink, fuchsia or turquoise to go with the wedding vibe. Select contrasting colours for your skirt and make it starkly different from the kurti. The sheen of the silk will sync the grandeur of the wedding ceremonies even in their simplest designs. Besides, you can always flaunt these wedding kurtis at a friend's wedding and still look like a walking dream. Remember, fashion changes but the style is eternal.
Ideal occasion: Engagement Ceremony, Sangeet Ceremony or Roka Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Light jewellery, medium to big earrings, armlets or bracelets, silk embroidered Potli bag.
4. Plain Kurti with Heavily Embroidered Lehenga
Dial up the style quotient by a notch with this uber classy combination. Ace designers like Rohit Bal have redefined bridal fashion in the most creative ways. Pair up your heavily embroidered maroon or red lehenga with a plain kurti of medium length. Choose a premium quality fabric like raw silk and you can be sure to turn all heads just with your wedding kurti. This is an edgy yet sober fashion using traditional trends and giving it a slight twist.
Ideal occasion: Wedding Ceremony or Engagement Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Maang tikka, earrings, heels that have the gorgeous sheen or stone-studded ones.
5. Heavy Work Kurti with Plain Lehenga
So if you want everyone’s focus on your kurti, so be it! Getting heavy embroidery work on wedding kurtis instead of the lehengas is yet another bridal trend you would want to follow. Thread work, Zardosi, Kundan or mirror work...flaunt your kurti with intricate designs while keeping your lehenga to a low key that has designed borders with minimal work. The Chikankari work can be a great choice of embroidery to make the kurti heavy.
Ideal occasion: Wedding Ceremony, Engagement Ceremony, Reception Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Matching bangles, Maang tikkas and single coloured dupatta.
6. Saree with Kurti
Go sassy if that’s what defines you! Chuck the blouse or Choli completely and sport swanky wedding kurtis with your sarees this time. Break conventional style patterns and go for the roads less travelled. Take tips on some unique designer kurtis for more ideas and don’t be afraid to try them out. If cropped tops had taken over blouses and cholis, it is time the kurtis make way to the trends and make you look gorgeous as ever.
Ideal occasion: Pre-wedding events like Engagement Ceremony, Cocktails or Sangeet Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Contemporary designer jewellery, silver or oxidized earrings.
7. Contrast The Colours
So you want your wedding sharara as well as your wedding kurti both to be fancy and super gorgeous, yet with some twist! You got it! Just go with contrasting colours for your sharara and kurti. You may choose a red, maroon or bright coloured sharara with a contrasting beige, cream or lighter coloured kurti, or vice versa. You have the liberty to choose your accessories matching with either your sharara or kurti whichever is of a lighter shade.
Ideal occasion: Wedding, Reception Ceremony, Engagement Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Matching heavy jewellery with either the sharara or kurti.
8. Matching Kurti with Light Lehenga or Skirt
Image Courtesy: Shades Photography by Ashwin M.
Opting for matching coloured kurti with your lehenga or skirt gives the illusion of a gown or a dress. A blood red kurti with a border paired with the exact same coloured and designed lehenga would be apt for an evening event. Wear this outfit for your pre-wedding photo shoot for a dreamy effect on your album!
Ideal occasion: Pre-wedding shoot, Mehndi Ceremony, Sangeet Ceremony, Engagement Ceremony.
Accessories to go with: Light to no jewellery, big earrings, matching dupatta.
Make sure you try out the wedding kurtis with the chosen outfit (skirt, lehenga or saree) before the actual event. Take help from your bridal designer before you pick your style. It’s important that your wedding outfit speaks volumes about you and your attitude. So, choose your clothes accordingly. Now that you know the myriad opportunities for a kurti on your wedding, exploit! You can even re-use all your wedding kurtis later by changing the combinations. Just go with your instincts and be open to explore the unexplored!
Do you think you would love to use your kurti as a blouse? Let us know if you have more ideas in the comment section below.