New Delhi: How she's going to look on her wedding day is what every girl fantasises from a very young age. She thinks of the colours, patterns, designs, embroidery, flares and weaves a beautiful wedding dress in her dreams. As the wedding season is just round the corner, time has come for many to turn their fantasy into reality. Here is a list that tells all you brides-to-be about the latest trends, colours, designs and jewellery to make you look like an angel.

Exquisite dresses for brides

Well, red is always considered to be the perfect colour for bride but not anymore. Designers Riimple and Mayyur Girotra said, "Experimenting with laces on stuff like georgette, net, crepe and chiffons is in trend this year. The colour palette includes loads of magentas, pinks, mehndi greens, orange, golden and maroon."

She further said, "Zardozi work with antique stones, khimkhab (cloth), long sherwanis and anarkalis all put in together will make the bride look beautiful. The brides should focus on edgy cuts, blending colours and adding a touch of bling to give a complete look rather than over the top or cluttered."

Those who are not satisfied with the kind of look explained above, there are a lot other designs.  Hena Malhotra, design head of Chhabra 555 recommended, "The chandelier net look in sarees and brocade in suits." She also said that in colours one should go for mustard yellows and fuchia pinks.

This season, shades of nude colours are in. Other than these strong contrasts like beige and purple, beige and green, beige and red are quite in. Also bright colours like burgundy, wine, orange are used extensively.

For grooms

Even though bride steals the show with her charm, the groom too has each and every right to look handsome on the most important day of his life. Other than sherwani there are many other options for the grooms. Designer Pam Mehta says, "Weddings these days are also theme centric and involve the bride and groom's outfits to be planned accordingly. For pre-wedding functions like for mehndi the groom could go in for a bandh gala short jacket or a classic kurta with a jamawar stole, for cocktail a classic suit with fun tie would look trendy and for the wedding a heavily embroidered sherwani can do the magic."

Deciding the wedding dress

There are certain things that bride and groom must keep in mind before zeroing down on the dress. Designer Jaya Rathore suggested, "The bride has to stand for a long time so she should wear light lehnga with comfortable pair of heels. Also comfort and confidence are the main things for a bride."

Other things to be kept in mind are:

* Occasion: It will define the kind of outfit
* Season: It will define colours, embroideries and overall work
* Brides body type: Tall brides could go for a-line lehanga to a fish cut lehanga. On the other hand, brides with less height may go for straight cuts.
* Complexion: Bride with dark tones must go in for nudes and those who have fair complexion could experiment with deeper and brighter colours.
Designer Amit Talwar says, "Bride should go for the colours that suit her skin tone and the cut that fits her body well."

Adorning yourself

Once the dress is decided, it is time for a bride to look forward to the jewellery to complete her look. Also heavy jewellery with heavy lehenga is passé. A bride needs to carefully mix and match the dress and jewellery.
Sulish Verma, one of the directors of Vikas Chain and Jewellery said, "For a royal look, brides prefer to go for old, classic and evergreen jalidar motifs. Polki and Uncut diamonds are in trend these days. Also a bride should select the jewellery keeping in mind the design and colour of the outfit."

Other forms of jewellery in trend are the famous South Indian style of temple jewellery.

(Courtesy: City Plus)