It’s a given that small-scale weddings will be given preference as opposed to big fat Indian weddings. And it’s time to make way for the new era of intimate weddings either at home or a destination one with few people. This means that if you are invited for one, you are either family or a close friend of the couple. Either way, you have your fair share of responsibilities to ensure the wedding goes smooth and that you offer your assistance to the couple. While this is an easy task in a small-scale affair, it still requires you to look your best whilst being comfortable.

Whether you are from the bride‘s side or the grooms, what you choose to wear is a direct representation of the side you belong to. The trend of colour coordinating with the bride, or having a specific bridesmaid outfit is still extremely common. However, with small-scale weddings in play, this might mean your outfit will be relatively simpler. The plus side of this is that you can experiment with different Indian outfit styles instead of the traditional lehenga or sarees. Alternatively, you can choose a light outfit that adheres to the ambience of the wedding while being fashionable and fulfilling your duty towards the couple.

To make this easier, we have put together a lookbook of our 5 favourite picks:

1) One-Shoulder Tunic

Festive with a touch of fusion is all you need to fit into a small-scale Indian wedding and look trendy at the same time. Masaba Gupta does wonders with her out of the box designs. For instance, check out the fuschia pink, crushed one-shoulder tunic from her new collection that will serve your purpose. Pair it with the super cute giraffe pop pants, some bright lipstick and statement earrings to stand out! Furthermore, don’t forget to go for some comfortable block heels to lengthen the silhouette of the outfit. This should also keep you comfortable for all your assisting duties!

2) Lehenga

For all those of you who love to be traditional, wear a lehenga but in a younger, modern style. Opt for a simple lehenga but with a design that is eye-catching and would look great minus the dupatta as well. We have got our eyes on this midnight blue skirt by Vvani by Vani Vats which is voluminous yet simple, that is paired with a multi-coloured Sitara blouse. It is the perfect example of minimum but with a touch of vibrance through all the beautiful colours in the studded blouse. Play around with heavy or light jewellery based on the wedding function. Also, consider an up-do to make the outfit stand out further.

3) Sharara

In case you aren’t one for the minimal style and wish to make a statement without overshadowing the bride, a sharara is a stylish yet safe choice for a small-scale wedding. A sharara is a simple style, however, you can stand out by selecting a jazzy design. Think a sharara set decorated with mirror work. Check out the elegant design by Abhinav Mishra where he chooses to embellish only the sharara pants and dupatta border with intricate mirror work. This balances the Kurti which is kept plain. Truly royal as its collection name, this outfit will look magical for a day time wedding function or pheras. Let your hair down, pull out your pretty jhumkas and all eyes will be on you!

4) Saree

A timeless choice of ethnic wear that never gets outdated; a saree always looks ethereal and feminine. For all those bridesmaids, look elegant in this gorgeous blooming blush saree by Vani Vats. Pink is a colour that always manages to give a fresh look. This bright pink blouse and dusty pink organza saree with flowers hand-embroidered on it is the epitome of sheer elegance. It is indeed a treat for the eyes and simplistic beauty in its essence. You cannot wrong with this outfit, especially for a day time wedding function which will do justice to the stunning colours. Keep the accessories and make-up simple to complement the look and avoid drawing attention from the saree.

5) Flared Pants + Bralette

Why go for off the rack styles when you have the freedom to play around? Even though simple, you can still have fun with the outfit you choose to wear for an intimate wedding. A contemporary appeal for an evening function which is modern and offbeat is Bhumika Sharma‘s cream white flared pants and bralette with pink motif prints. This gets amped up with a long jacket in a matching print. Jackets are a great contemporary alternative to the typical dupatta. Additionally, it also saves you the task of draping the dupatta and the hassle of handling it throughout the night. Slip-on your dancing shoes, accessorise with some loud earrings and look fabulously fashionable!

What is your favourite outfit from the selection above? Let us know in the comments below.

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