Reception Outfit Ideas for Bengali Bride & Groom

Puja Saha asked

Hello Shilpa Ma’am, My marriage is in January, Me and My Fiancé are of same height 5″2′, so as a guy he falls into the short height category and me as a girl, I fall into an average to tall height category. We are having a typical Bengali wedding, so there is not much of scope for any chances in our outfits, he will be wearing Dhoti and kurta and me Banarasi saree. And for reception, I will be wearing Lehanga and his outfit is not yet decided but something in
indo-western like Prince Coat and Fitted Trouser. So If you could guide us with what kind of lehanga should I wear like the border and motives and what should he wear so that we compliment each other and I don’t look taller than him. And also what kind of banarasi saree should I buy and how should I drape it so that I don’t look taller.
And also if you can guide us with colours of our outfit,as I have a dusky complexion and he is fair. Thank you.

Anusha Jain answered

Hello Puja

Congratulations and happy married life in advance. 🙂

Lehenga Trends

For the reception, a lehenga is a good option. If you don’t want the usual lehenga choli option, then go for pre-draped dupatta with lehenga which will set your hands-free from adjusting it. Also, according to our trend analysis, this is one of the best and #1 lehenga trends for 2018-19.

If you want to make the look simple yet fashionable, try peplum choli or high low kurta that can be paired with lehengas. They look unique, elegant and are also easy to carry off.

Earlier, dark colors were known as the wedding colors but designers like Manish Malhotra, Sabyasachi Mukherjee have introduced soft pastels in bridal wear too. Go for colors like petal pink, powder blue, pale peach and light mint-green.

If you’re worried that pastel colors may not look good in photographs, then opt for amber, shades of green and yellow. Since you have a dusky skin tone, warm tones will look the best on you.

If the border of the dupatta is broad, pleat it in such a way that only the border appears and pin it one-sided on the choli. You can also try the U-shaped draping in which the border and the motifs can be seen.

Read more:

– Latest Lehenga Trends Autumn Winter 2018: Lehenga Designs for Girls
– Latest Lehenga Design for 2018 | 11 Wedding & Bridal Lehengas to Try

Reception Outfit Ideas for Groom

For your man, you can go for quilted sherwani that is currently ruling men’s ethnic fashion. Other options include floral printed bandi paired with cigarette trousers and embroidered Nehru jacket paired with salwar.


Sabyasachi Mukherjee

If you are going for an Indo-western styled lehenga, then for the groom opt for embroidered bandhgala, Indian suit or a printed jacket. So that the two of you complement each other.



Rohit Bal


Rohit Gandhi

Also read:

Indian Wear for Men | Complete Guide to Types of Men’s Ethnic Wear
Sherwani Designs & Trends for 2018 | Indian Wedding Dresses for Groom

Banarasi Saree Ideas

Banarasi sarees are perfect for weddings! These sarees come in different budgets and so it important to fix your budget and then get the best one in that range.

Floral designed, zari work with gold and big motifs are a few options to look for when opting for Banarasi saree. Choose one with light work and not so bold color, in which way it can help you look not so tall.
You can bring the tradition factor in the wedding by going by the typical Bengali style draping. If you’re looking to try something innovative, then go for dhoti style or neck wrap style.

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