It’s official: Wedding season is here.
Spam, spam, and more spam. And we’re not talking about those “suggested posts” or “cats vs. cucumber” videos (which are actually fun). Threatening to be as lethal as Candy Crush requests, it is the orchestrated (and sometimes hilariously photoshopped) couple shots and save-the-date invites that’s become a pain!
Saying “I do” has always been a public display of love, then why exactly are 20-30 somethings cringing in horror now? Well times are a changing, and not everyone’s life goal looks like cake toppers. But hey, that doesn’t give you reason to push your “marriages are a sham” ideologies over anyone, including Hazel and Yuvi (btw who saw that coming?). So, suck it up, be the friend-in-need and do try to look your best; just don’t steal the limelight! At least try not to. Psst… aunties are always on the lookout for their next made-for-each-other couple. Anyone or ANYTHING above 21, watch out!
Rain or shine, Krabi or Kanyakumari, consider dressing for comfort first, you never know when you’ll be the friend who saves the day. And remember sahelis, joota chupai means serious business (that’s the moolah!). With functions that last more days then Britney’s marriage, budget and planning (in style) are crucial. Sarees and lehengas are always a gorgeous option, but with the rains threatening every sunshine-filled moment, you’d rather opt for comfort right? Don’t slip on those jeans just yet! Instead think about the angrakas, anarkalis and high low hemline kurtas waiting to be worn. Ethnic, stylish and easy to wear, these sets are beautifully curated and ready for you to slip into. Or you can wear a fusion dress- again effortless and high on style.
For the groom’s best-buds, besides showing off your charming personality that’ll win over every auntyji-in-the-house, you’d probably be doing all the heavy-lifting. From getting him on that ghoda to doubling up as a butler, these will ensure some ghee-loaded-ladoo points from the aunties (and their daughters if you are lucky). So, while looking dapper is in both our interests, remember to dress for the responsibilities too. For the mehndi, sangeet and wedding, traditional is the best way to go – kurta, churidar or dhoti. Style it up for the mehndi and get a printed kurta, while keeping it simple yet debonair for the wedding . Go contemporary and get yourself a smart bandhgala for the reception that will layer up well on your formal shirts and trousers.
Now that you’ve got your sartorial woes sorted, let loose and say ‘I do’ to witnessing some wedding fun.
Image credit: Desimartini