Gone are the days when exchanging vows in a temple or wedding hall was the norm. Today, couples don’t shy away from travelling thousands of miles to celebrate their D-Day in exotic locales. Though this sounds like super fun, if you are a guest at a destination wedding, you will perhaps know how difficult it is to zero in on the right look that perfectly matches the wedding venue. No worries. We are here to sort out four looks for four different locations to help you top the best-dressed guest list at any destination wedding.
A Royal Affair
Prepare for a Big Fat Indian Wedding if the destination is a city like Udaipur, Jaipur, or Hyderabad. Regal-themed weddings are very popular in India, and you can absolutely rock one by looking every inch a royal. Take out your heavy sarees or anarkalis in colours such as purple, maroon, and similar bright hues. Wear traditional jewellery like Kundan and Polki sets. You can also wear pearls as they go well with Indian attire. Complete your look with a pair of stilettos and an elegant bracelet watch with gemstones and crystal details and get ready for the shutterbugs!
Beach weddings in Goa or the Andamans call for outfits with a dash of colour in free-flowing fabrics. Opt for sheer sarees in chiffon and georgette, and if the dress code is not Indian, you can experiment with maxi dresses and free-flowing clothing in soft fabrics as well. Choose pastel shades or if you want some colour, go for tropical hues like blue, tangerine, or sea green. Have fun with bangles and earrings in bright colours to pop up your look but make sure you don’t go overboard with jewellery. A layered necklace or stacked up multi-coloured bracelets would look great with any outfit. High heels are a big no-no. Instead, go for flip flops or sandals. Top off your look with a semi-formal timepiece with a thin leather or metal bracelet.
Head over Hills
If your friend is getting hitched in the hills, it’s time to get high on fashion. The climate in hill stations like Shimla and Mussoorie is temperate and gives you the opportunity to experiment with bold colours. Pick a lehenga or an anarkali with full sleeves in dark colours like wine red, plum, midnight green, or Prussian blue for the warm yet stylish look. If you are wearing a saree, team it with a jacket neck blouse. Statement necklaces or earrings would look particularly great with your attire. You can wear stilettos but why not give Khussa shoes a try? Finally, wear a delicate watch with crystal and stones detailing to make your ensemble stand out.
Opt for a modern yet traditional look when attending a wedding in God’s Own Country. The climate in coastal Kerela is usually humid, and hence it’s always better to opt for light fabric. Wear a South Indian saree and if it is heavy, pair it a simple blouse with embroidered short sleeves. Go for gold jewellery in traditional design, but avoid chunky pieces as heavy-duty jewellery will weigh you down in the heat. You can also choose fusion pieces like asymmetric or stranded necklaces. Wear heels with your attire and don’t forget to adorn your wrists with a thin and elegant watch with crystal accents to add a sparkle to your entire look.
Destination weddings promise lots of fun, memories, and a great time with family & friends. Make this beautiful occasion extra special by throwing on the best ensemble that befits the location and enjoy being the cynosure of all eyes.