This pandemic doesn’t seem to be getting over anytime soon. So if you’re planning to get on with life, an intimate wedding is the way to go for sure! And it brings you to the toughie – where to find those perfect budget friendly Bridal Lehengas?
If you’re a bride-to-be looking for budget bridal lehengas, today’s your lucky day! Cos we bring you some of our favourite trending wedding lehengas that’ll work like a charm, without looking OTT…
#1 – Benarasi Bridal Lehengas
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You can choose from benarasi south silks, to benarasi bandhej lehengas and even the traditional banarasi sarees for your big day. And the best part? You can repeat the banarasi saree a billion times in future without feeling overdressed!
While nothing says ‘Indian bride’ better than the rich red and gold combo, you can choose from a wide palette of traditional ethnic hues like bottle greens, mustard yellows, rani pinks or purples for that earthy look!
Want to go pastel? Why not! Get your inspo from this beautiful bride in a refreshing lime green benarasi lehenga.
#2 – Bandhani Bridal Lehengas & Sarees
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If there’s one Indian handicraft that’s ruling the wedding charts, it’s Bandhani or Bandhej, the traditional Rajasthani tie n dye art.
These intricate tie and dye beauties just never go out of style, and you can simply pair a Bandhani dupatta with almost any rich hued wedding lehenga for a regal Indian bride look!
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From celebrity brides to Bollywood divas, almost everyone has flaunted a classic bandhej saree or dupatta at the biggest weddings we’ve seen recently.
#3 – Bloom Away in 3D Floral Lehengas
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And then there are these fairytale level gorgeous 3D floral lehengas that you simply can’t say NO to!
From multi colored flowers on nude fabrics, to pink on pink, the idea is to choose something that looks straight out of heaven!
While you’d normally wear this stunner to your mehndi or Sangeet party, if you’re going for an intimate backyard wedding or an small beachside wedding – why not wear what’s closest to your heart and rock your wedding in your own true colours!
#4 Silk Sarees and Silk Bridal Lehengas
Whether you’re a south Indian bride or a north Indian bride who just loves traditional sarees, silks can never go wrong!
From south sensation Samantha Akkineni to our very own style icon Deepika Padukone, almost every celebrity bride wore a stunning silk saree on their most special days, so why not us!
#5 Go for Gota Work Bridal Lehengas!
Big fat Indian weddings definitely call for OTT gold zardozi work on your bridal lehenga. But what do you choose if you’re going with an intimate wedding?
One of the answers is traditional gota patti work from royal Rajasthan.
Even if it’s been around for ages, the shining gold leaf (aka gota patti) has never really left the wedding fashion scene. So why not invest in a beautiful piece that’s light weight yet looks royal!
#6 Mirror Work Wedding Lehengas
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Want something shimmering and glittering for your intimate Sangeet celebration, but don’t want to spend a ton?
Go for mirror work lehengas that look magical without being heavy weight or over budget!
And the best part? Whether you choose a traditional color lehenga or a pastel one, it’ll still be perfect to repeat on your first Diwali party or a sibling’s wedding post your big day.
#7 Chevron Pattern Lehengas
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Prefer something hatke from florals, pastels and the traditional red gold bridal lehengas?
Then you must see these Chevron pattern lehengas! The simple geometric v designs give a break from the usual bridal lehengas, yet look classic and beautiful!
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You can choose something multi colored or opt for pastels with sequins or pearls, the options are unlimited!
#8 Monotone Wedding Lehengas
What works better for an Indian bride than an all red lehenga on her wedding day! But to be honest, it’s not just red and pinks that rule bridal lehengas anymore…
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From sea foam green to onion pinks, almost any color works as long as you LOVE yourself in it!
If you are ready to experiment, just take some inspiration from these real brides and opt for a monotone lehenga in your favourite hue.
#9 Embroidered Bridal Lehengas
Isn’t embroidery the next best thing after zardozi, really? When you want your wedding lehenga to be exclusive without looking too heavy, there’s a wide range of embroidered lehengas to choose from.
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Why not go for something as classic and sophisticated as a chikan lehenga in a pastel tone!
Or slay the ivory bride look in a lehenga that flaunts pretty floral embroidery.
Weren’t these some of the prettiest wedding lehengas you could just grab for your intimate wedding? So why stop, go ahead and start shopping them now!