No wedding is complete without a bunch of friends making every moment fun and of course saving the bride and groom from having cold feet. So, for having such a fun wedding, even a bridesmaid’s dress details are super important. After all, your pictures should be just perfect, right? We keep getting a lot of requests for bridesmaid dress ideas given the Indian wedding season is around the corner and to make your bridesmaid dress search simple, I have listed down some tips that you can keep in mind while selecting your Indian bridesmaid dress.
What’s more? I have also added some amazing Indian bridesmaid dresses for you to pin and share with your girls and finalize something that all of you like! Scroll on, and tell me which bridesmaids dress you loved the most!
Tips to choose the perfect bridesmaids dresses
Before starting with the list of options, you need to decide how you are planning to pick a dress. Don’t worry, we know the task is overwhelming, but we are here with some crazy tips for you. We hope that it will help you pick your bridesmaid dress.
1. We know that a bride’s choice is very important as it is her day, however, when it comes to bridesmaid dresses, do consider your bridesmaids’ style while choosing the dress. You might be best of friends and still have styles that are poles apart. If you are not fussy about matching outfits, then give your bridesmaids the freedom to choose what they want, while keeping one element common. You can choose a common color palette, similar print/embroidery, or a similar style of bridesmaids outfit, for eg: Pastel Palette!
Image Source: Dipak Studios
Just as we talked about the pastel palette, look at this picture. Don’t these bridesmaids’ dresses look in sync despite wearing different colors? Do you know why? They stuck to the pastel palette and added a bouquet to show that they belong to the bride tribe! That is the beauty of letting your bridesmaid choose her own dress and still look in sync with you.
Or perhaps, these beauties who chose a lehenga and a saree but still look more synced than ever. So, the choice may be different but following a code is important. After all, you need to slay the look, right?
2. If you don’t want to give the liberty of choosing the dress for your bridesmaid, or if you want all of them to be alike, then choose bridesmaids’ dresses that complement your bridal outfit. Maybe pick a color from your outfit and use it as the color inspiration for your bridesmaids’ outfits!
Notice how the bridesmaids have picked pink from the bride’s skirt and used it in their blouses? That’s the kind of complementing we are talking about! So, you can do this or pick any contrasting color and make your group look just picture-perfect
3. Letting your bridesmaid choose will not require this tip, but if you are choosing it, then consider your bridesmaids’ budgets. Just because you like a bridesmaid dress that is for 10,000, doesn’t mean all of them can afford it. Prior to finalizing an outfit, decide amongst yourselves how much is a decent budget to buy the Indian bridesmaid’s dresses.
4. Pick a bridesmaid dress that can be reused again for some other occasion. Refer to point 1 again. If you pick a sharara because you like it, but the bridesmaids don’t, then they might wear it to your wedding to make you happy. But will they reuse it? Nope! That’s why it is better to pick something that everyone can wear more than once! For this and for all other points, you and your girls need to sit and have a good discussion, so that everyone is heard and everyone is happy with the bride’s pick.
Now, the tips are done and it is time to see some heart-warming inspirations.
Indian Bridesmaids Dresses Inspiration
Lehengas as the new-age Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Bridesmaids’ lehengas are the most sought-after Indian bridesmaid dresses. It goes well with the Indian themes and you can play with so many styles and colors too. You can match it up totally or go crazy experimenting with styles as you wish. Take a hint from these women rocking a great lehenga that you can use to take inspiration and wear for your BFF’s wedding!
These lovely bridesmaids with different lehengas still look as coordinated as ever! Look at the picture, it indeed is beautiful.
Outfit by: Abhishek Gupta
You can even choose a Banarasi lehenga in different colors and keep the top or shirt exactly the same for a synced look! This one surely comes with a twist to the Indian look but still looks gorgeous.
Peplum tops with lehengas are always trendy! Can surely use this as an inspiration for your bridesmaid’s dresses.
Sarees as the Ultimate Bridesmaids Dresses
Sarees in a desi woman’s closet are timeless and also sarees in Indian weddings are a classic choice. Ask your mom and she’ll tell you a tale behind every beautiful saree she owns! If you are going to have a typical desi wedding and want your bridesmaid’s dresses to be sarees, then have a look at these cool bunch of women rocking the 6-yard like a total boss!
Image Source: Wedding Documentary
Is burgundy your wedding outfit’s main color? Or do you want burgundy bridesmaid dresses for your BFFs? Well, take a cue from these beauties and see how they have complemented their bridesmaid sarees with the bride. If burgundy isn’t your cup of tea, then just look at the style of their sarees and how coordinated they look with the bride.
Maroon bridesmaid dresses come very close to burgundy bridesmaid dresses. Maroon is a very desi color and you can literally find hundreds of sarees in this color that your bridesmaids can wear. Isn’t this a great option?
Don’t these ladies look gorgeous in their purple bridesmaid dresses? I totally love how matching bridesmaids’ sarees can take the whole bride tribe’s look to another level.
Image Source: Zamana Lifestyles Photography
Move over red bridal dresses and shout royal at the top of its voice. Make way for red bridesmaids’ dresses that are beautifully matching their sarees!
Gold bridesmaid dresses are a safe and stunning option to wear for your bestie’s wedding. If she is wearing a pattu saree, all the more better if you choose Indian bridesmaid’s dresses in the form of a beautiful golden saree. See how smartly they have worn the same color as the bride but flipped it over to look different from the bride.
Not a fan of matching bridesmaids’ dresses? Pick a color theme like pastels, choose a fabric and create your look around that. Take a cue from these ladies rocking bridesmaids’ sarees in elegant pastel shades in organza!
Pink is the most preferred color for bridesmaids’ dresses, and it definitely looks beautiful on all skin tones. If you too are looking for pink bridesmaid dresses, then consider a simple pink saree with a silver or golden border for all your girls!
Sharara Bridesmaids Dresses
Shararas as bridesmaids’ dresses look royal. If you and your tribe want to look regal, then pick Sharara as your bridesmaid outfit. They have a heavy look, which makes them an appropriate bridesmaid dress for those of you who want to look all dressed and dolled up for your bestie’s big day!
Outfit by: Abhinav Mishra
Opt for pastel coloured bridesmaid shararas
Or go for matching ones to sync like a team!
Anarkali Bridesmaids Dresses
Anarkali Indian Bridesmaids Dresses are the perfect option to wear if you are a bridesmaid. They don’t only look festive, but can be used multiple times for other occasions unlike lehengas and shararas! So, if you are looking for a sustainable option for reusing and flaunting your stunning dress.
If you are looking for bridesmaids’ dresses online, and have finalized on wearing an Anarkali suit, then you can choose to wear something like this baby pink floor-length Anarkali. Shop here!
So ladies, which of these Indian bridesmaid dresses did you like enough to share in your wedding prep WhatsApp group? You can opt for many other dress options, just remember our tips and we hope that you might find something that you and your girls love. Good Luck!