Indian weddings are excessively elaborate and traditional events. This extravagance is seen in their clothing, ceremonies, food and rituals. The wedding dresses worn both by the bride and the groom have intricate detailing and are prepared with the finest fabrics and utmost care. Whether the weddings are hosted in India or any other part of the world, most of the brides and grooms still prefer wearing their traditional attire. The dresses of the bride and groom are complemented with numerous accessories.
Below are some of the very famous Indian wedding dresses worn by brides and grooms?
1. The Sherwani
The typical traditional dress worn by the groom is called a sherwani. The sherwani is a long jacket which is worn over a kurta (long loose shirt) and a pyjama (trouser). The sherwani is traditionally prepared with high quality fabrics like Jamevar, Jacquard and Achkan. But it is not just the fabric which makes them one of the popular Indian wedding attires; it is also the intricate detailing with gold and silver threads and sometimes artificial gemstones which sets them apart from the other sherwanis worn by other male guests at the wedding.
2. The Wedding Turban
A wedding turban is a famous accessory that is worn with the sherwanis and which helps the overall attire to stand out. It is a head gear that is produced by wrapping a long, twisted yarn of high quality fabric over the head. Usually the famous and traditional wedding turban is any shade of rich red which is worn over a white or off-white sherwani.
3. The Wedding Lehnga
Although you cannot complete the discussion on famous Indian wedding dresses without mentioning the whole attire of the groom, it is actually the dress worn by the brides which make the headlines. The dress of the bride is perhaps the most elaborate on account of work detailing, choice of fabric and sometimes colour in the complete gathering.
The famous Indian bride dresses do vary depending upon the state they belong to, but usually it is of red colour as Indians believe it is going to bring good luck. The Lehnga is perhaps the most popular choice which is a highly flared skirt that drops till ground from the waist. It is narrow at the waist and spreads a great width from the bottom. It is worn with a short shirt and a very long and heavy dupatta with intricate detailing of shimmering elements.
Many other brides wear red saris which are produced from nine yards of red high quality fabric; while others go for ghagra choli. In some parts however, like Lucknow, brides still wear Gharara, which is a two-legged skirt with a lot of flair.