I hope you’re having a fab week! One of the most important things for a bride is what she’ll be wearing on her wedding day. Traditionally, a red lengha is the most commonly worn to the morning ceremony. However, more and more brides are opting for different colours and different designs. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide what you feel is best for you!
Pros of wearing red
- Colours hold an important position in Indian culture; each hue and shade signifies some aspect of your life. The colour red is often associated with love and passion
- Red is often worn by Indian women, as the colour enhances beauty and skin complexion. The red is usually seen to look striking against brown skin tones
- The colour red is deeply rooted into Indian culture, therefore wearing red on your wedding day sticks to tradition from many years ago
Pros of wearing different colours
- Red might not be the colour for you and many designers now offer suits, saree’s and lengha’s in a variety of colours. This means you can play around with colours, choose what suits you best and search for an outfit in the perfect colour for you!
- Wearing a bold colour will definitely set you apart from the crowd, so you’ll always be remembered for how you looked even after your big day
- Even after your wedding day, you can wear your outfit many times over! Wedding dresses are often worn once and left in the cupboard, by wearing a different colour you can choose to wear your lengha/saree/suit to other functions without clashing with a bride who might wear red!
Cons of wearing red
- More people now wear red to weddings as it is a colour that sometimes cannot be avoided! This can potentially take the attention away from the bright, bold red colour of just the bride
- As red is often traditionally worn, outfits that are predominantly red are usually very expensive
Cons of wearing different colours
- Wearing a different colour strays from the heart of Indian culture and tradition that had been carried for a long period of time
- Wearing a different colour might create conflict between you and your loved ones who wish for you to wear red on your wedding day, this might especially be the older generations in your family
Hope this helped brides, have fun choosing!