How To Choose An Indian Wedding Outfit Without Leaving Your Couch
We know the hassle, here’s a step-by-step guide to pick the best Indian wedding outfits online!
Ah, Indian weddings! A week of love, laughter, *liquor* and lots of food. But for many, it can also be a time of anxiety and confusion, especially when choosing the perfect wedding outfit. With so many options and designers available, finding the right style and color combos that complement your body type and skin tone can be overwhelming and time-consuming.
So why not SFH (*shop from home*) in your pajamas? The Indian Wedding Team has done all the leg work so you don’t have to leave your couch to pick a dream outfit, or maybe two!
It's essential to understand your style & comfort and the different events you would dress for during the wedding. Are you comfortable dancing in a heavy lehenga during the Sangeet? Or will you be more comfortable in an embroidered sharara during the wedding Joota-churai ritual? Think about the different fabrics in the market you might want to consider for a specific ceremony. Online shopping sites like Kalki Fashion, Peace Lily and Live The Collective offer a variety of Indian wedding dress options in different fabrics in Canada. Knowing what suits your needs is the first big step toward finding the perfect dress. You shouldn’t feel uncomfortable or out of place!
Thanks to the world wide web, we can now shop for almost anything online, including Indian wedding outfits. The key - Do your research. Look at vendors, boutique, labels and custom tailors. Check out innovative styles, unique designs and trending fabrics so that you stay up-to-date with an evolving market. Keep an eye on what wedding influencers are trying on or what top designers are recommending for the season. Make a list of what you like and what you don't - use pins on Pinterest on styles you’d like to try or save posts from niche designers on Instagram with your friends in a shared folder for some dope wedding inspiration. You know we always have your back when it comes to out-of-the-box wedding ideas - follow industry trends and get inspired on IndianWedding’s Facebook and Instagram handles.
Once you know what you want for each ceremony and you’ve chosen your style, it's time to start shopping (the best part)! Go back to your boards on Pinterest or the lists on your phone and narrow it down to your favorite online retailers, marketplaces, boutiques, or custom tailors, if you want to copy a celebrity or want something unique for the special day. Surf the internet for designers and labels that sell beautiful Indian wedding clothes online and ship fast, along with customizations, like Moorni, House of Kalra, and Mahari. Almost all labels and boutiques now have a vast range of options available in different styles, colors, and fabrics on their websites and social media platforms. You can request an alteration online, send in your measurements and receive your outfit by the end of the week!
One of the benefits of shopping online is the option to customize your outfit. Many online retailers offer customization services where you can choose the fabric, color, and design of your outfit. This is particularly useful if you have a specific designer lehenga for Indian Wedding in mind that you can't find in their collection. It also ensures a perfect fit on the D-day. Check for made-to-order pieces, like this bridal lehenga from Karigur, that fulfills customization requests.
Before a purchase, it's always safe to read reviews from other customers for their purchase of Indian wedding outfits. This will give you an idea of the quality, level of customer service, and shipping time. You can also check out the retailer's social media comment section to see if they have any customer feedback or testimonials.
Indian wedding dresses can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. It's important to set a budget (and stick to it). Online retailers often have sales and discounts, so keep an eye out for those, especially during major Indian festivals, like Diwali and Holi, and the wedding season. You can also check out rental services like Meera Meera Rental Studios in Toronto or Almari 360 that ships across Canada - they offer designer outfits at a fraction of the cost.
*Always take accurate measurements and understand sizing according to your vendor. Use a correct measuring tape and always measure yourself in front of a mirror
*Check for intricate details in the description section of each outfit - like heavy gota work that’d need special dry-cleaning after every use
*While you are at it, you might want to shop for wedding accessories, like Indian jewelry or wedding shoes, so that they match your outfit
*Always plan ahead and order at least 4 weeks before the ceremony, so that if the order goes wrong you have time to fix it
*Always ask for help from friends and family who’ve already placed an order with a specific designer before
Choosing an Indian wedding outfit doesn't have to be stressful. By doing some research and shopping online, you are certain to find exactly what you are looking for without having to leave your home. Although it may not be as exciting (or tiring) as a trip to the mall, at least you won't have to worry about running into someone you know while you're trying on a saree!