Weddings are just pure magic, aren’t they? The joy of celebrating the union of two people is so exhilarating. But even with all the pomp and splendour surrounding a wedding, everyone’s eyes are almost always glued to the beautiful bride. It’s her day to shine; that gorgeous ensemble, flawless make up and dazzling jewellery. She turns into a real life princess for a day. Generally, you’d want to play it safe with your bridal get up. You’d stick to what generations in your family have been following – the type of saree, the kind of jewellery, the traditional ceremony and more. But if you think you’re ready to be a next level bride, check out these trends that could spice up your look. White – the new Red A lot of brides are ditching the traditional reds, pinks and goldens. Instead, white is trending as the new colour of the bride. White with gold and white with silver are the new winning combinations to look out for. It looks simple, elegant and utterly regal. We’d love to see how the older generation is taking this news.

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  Saucy Mehendi Ah mehendi, the customary henna designs we set on our arms and feet. The mehendi lady comes with a huge book, you flip through it religiously to find a design that appeals to you. Do they all look the same- the boring paisleys, the Ram and Sita, the infinite flowers and curvy lines? Some brides across the Indian sub continent are breaking all rules and opting for the sauciest Mehendi designs from The Kamasutra! Let’s all salute them for their bridal guts, shall we?

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  Make Up More like Make-Down actually. Brides today are moving away from the pancake makeup (finally!). No more double layers of foundation, bright maroon lipstick with maroon eye shadow and maroon rouge – all so that their makeup matches their lehenga – you know we aren’t exaggerating, we’ve all seen it. The modern Indian bride is slowly, happily treading the path of the simple, natural look on their wedding day. 243

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  Dress Up We have the engagement, the mehendi, the sangeet, the wedding, the reception, some have even more ceremonies. It gets really tiring to lug around a heavy lehenga or constantly take care of your saree on each occasion. Our modern brides have figured out a simple solution. We wear dresses all the time otherwise, and are so comfy in them, so why not go western on our wedding ceremonies! The fashion industry is practically begging brides to go for westernized gowns and dresses. Have you seen what’s available in the market? The designs will sweep you off your feet, before your Prince Charming does.

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