Indian weddings are characterized by a myriad of ceremonies, rituals, functions, customs and traditions that are endless and different for various groups, sects, religion and ethnicity of individuals. In North India too, Indian weddings are characterized by two distinct ceremonies or customs; one being the Mehndi ceremony and the other one is the Sangeet function at home. In both these occasions, it is the bridesmaid and the family members who actively participate along with the bride, making the ambiance even more colorful, musical and joyous. Here, one can witness the best of traditional Indian fashion designs that are on full display in the form of bridesmaid lehenga cholis, salwar kameez, Anarkali suits and kurtis that are perfect for any and every occasion. The bridesmaids are all in their best of wardrobe collection that look stunning in design, color and craftsmanship. The intricate embroidery work on the fabric which comprises of zari, sequin and zardosi, makes one such traditional bridesmaid attire, look even more gorgeous and lustrous in appeal.
Mehendi and Sangeet Fashion
Traditional Indian fashion seems to take a center stage at one such ritualistic wedding ceremony, as everyone seems to outdo and outgun each other by the way of their exquisite dressing style. Since Indian weddings are purely family gathering, the desire to look unique and best from the rest is always high among all the bridesmaid and friends alike. The Mehndi ceremony which takes place before the wedding, is actually the wearing of Mehendi on the hands, which symbolizes that the bride is all set to wed. It involves singing of local folk songs, and it is the beautiful bridesmaid in the best of traditional fashion clothing, that catches the attention of all, especially the men folk. The most preferred wear during a Mehendi function is a lehenga choli, whereas some girls prefer designer kurtis, and some fashionable ones prefer wearing Indo Western gowns to be in the limelight.
The Sangeet ceremony too, is another important ritual where the family of the bride and her friends sit together in a room or in the courtyard of a house, singing happy songs of wedding, to welcome a new chapter in the life of the bride. Here too, the bridesmaid looks stunning in their wardrobe collection that involves some of the most beautiful traditional wear or ethnic wear that perfectly matches the occasion. The rich colors, intricate hand embroidery and the pristine quality fabric material used in the creation of one such designer attire, definitely creates a head turning effect. One can also view some designer sarees as some elderly women prefer wearing Indian sarees that look classic for one such ceremony. You need to witness both these customary rituals to get a fair idea of the clothing designs and style that are prevalent in the traditional Indian fashion scene. Both these bridal rituals are an overt display of colors and fabric that instantly catches the attention of all fashion lovers.