Shopping for bridal attire is a thrilling experience, especially when it comes to Indian wedding. Everyone from friend to the sisters, mother to relatives, all has their valuable input to give. Here, we are going to disclose some fun facts about wedding attire.
Almost 80 percent of the Indian brides like to wear traditional attire on the big day. The preferred attire is Saree or Lehenga.
Most Indian would-be-brides shop for bridal Lehenga/Saree two to six months in advance. The search for the outfit for marriage, engagement and Sangeet starts as soon as the wedding date and venue is fixed.
Today’s brides are tech savvy, almost 60 percent of the brides search for latest trends in bridal outfits on the net. The source of inspiration is exclusive bridal collection showcased by famous designers; bridal trousseau adorned by celebrities on their big day and trousseau adorned by leading actress of movies and daily soaps.
The trend of online bridal shopping is slowly catching up with Indian brides. Although compared to the western countries, the percentage is nominal. In countries like America, almost 38 percent brides shop online at various designer outlets and exclusive online bridal store for the wedding gown.
The budget allocated wedding attire even in a lavish Indian wedding is between 5 to 9 percent.
When it comes to selection of color of the wedding attire, most of the brides like to go with red tone as it considered auspicious. Well, there are modern brides who love to break the conventions and go for shades like Pista green, hot pink, magenta, sky blue, etc.
The cost of wedding attire depends on the quality of fabric and embellishments. Heavier the attire more is going to be the price. You can get wedding trousseau for bride starting from 7,500 rupees to lacs. The designer wedding Lehenga may cost you anywhere between 2.5 to 10 lacs. The brides who cannot afford the expensive designer wedding trousseau have the options to go for the replica of the designer Lehenga that costs anywhere between 50,000 to 80,000 INR.
Almost 80 percent of Indian brides buy at least four attires, first is Saree/Lehenga for engagement, second expensive saree for Mehendi & Sangeet; third bridal saree for wedding; and finally a fourth one for reception.
Almost 84 % percent of the brides like to go for gold jewelry. 71 percent of the brides spend a whopping amount on cosmetic products and beauty regimes. It includes make-up, skin lightening procedures and hair care.
Almost 25 percent modern brides love to have a theme wedding, but they don’t prefer bridesmaid wearing matching Lehenga or Saree.
The bridal trousseau is usually a one-time wear for Indian brides. The attire contains heavy work. Hence, it is difficult to wear them regularly. Here, brides don’t pass wedding outfit to the next generation whereas in Western countries almost 49 percent of wedding dress is passed to kids and grandkids.