All eyes set on the bride, all praises for her- is what every girl wants. After all marriage is one of the biggest days for any girl. Every girl dreams about it and about how beautiful she would like to look and how elegant she wants her wedding dress to be. Of course, if it is your wedding, you would like everything to go in your favour. You may want to look like a queen or the prettiest lady on earth but for that there are many things that you have to take care. The first issue you will have to resolve is what to wear on your ‘D-Day’. 'Sakhi' brings to you some foresight and tips on how to plan for your wedding couture this season.

Heavy embroidery can strain eyes whereas light colours and fabrics with light embroidery gives a pleasant look. If you still prefer to go for heavy work then opt for bright colourful thread work.

If we talk about colours then silver, bronze, copper, sky blue, pink, orange and pastel shades are more preferable this season. Pastel pink is the colour of the year which is being used by many designers and is also one of the favourites amongst girls these days. (Take a reference from Urmila’s dress in the picture.)

Zardozi and golden work are used only on light colour fabric. In such dresses there is no need of any embroidery.

For rich elements, brocade is also one fabric which is in demand these days. There is no requirement of embroidery on this fabric. Swarovski crystal and beads are also in demand for embroidery.

Traditional gota work is also present in a new form this season. But the most favourite fabric for the season is net which is light to wear.

Donning mother’s saree in marriage 

Thirty six percent women wear their wedding dress only once. As per a survey done by Professor Saroj Bala and Associate Professor Tupti Guha from Pearl Academy of Fashion, forty four percent of girls wear their wedding dress twice or four times, seventeen percent wear it four to seven times, two percent wear it eight to ten times and only one percent girls are keen on wearing their wedding dresses more than ten times. 

Instead of spending a hefty amount on wedding attire, why not take out your mother’s wedding dress and modify it as per your choice? Even youth icon Priyanka Gandhi chose to wear the same ‘Khadi’ saree which Sonia Gandhi and Indira Gandhi wore on their respective wedding days.

Tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty too preferred their mother’s wedding dress. This not only strenghtens the emotions shared by daughter and mother but also showcases Indian tradition.

As per fashion designer JJ Vallaya, “If a girl wants to wear her mother’s saree on her wedding day then she can give a modern touch to the dress with embroidery and sequence work.”

On the other hand, Tarun Tahiliani says, “On the wedding day, the Indian bride wants to look best as all eyes are set on her and the fashion trend followed 25- 30 years back can never give you the same feeling. We can use the old saree as a patch work. This itself is a unique way of utilising your mother’s outfits”.

Courtesy: Sakhi