Yes, you read it right! Sarees are perfect as outfits for summer weddings as they allow a lot of ventilation and are light-weight provided you stay away from heavily embellished ones. Choose a silk saree for that royal look.
You may also go for a chiffon saree that has elegant embellishment just at the borders and the pallu for that classic look. Pair it with diamond jewellery for a statement of class.
You may also go for a handloom silk saree and pair them up with chunky silver jewellery to create a bohemian look which is an ‘in’-thing nowadays.
You have many options in sarees as you can go for Banarasi silk Saree or opt for Kanjivaram saree but you as a guest in Indian wedding you need to make sure that you are not wearing too heavy jewelry as that would over power the saree elegance.
Also, if you are high on budget and wants to make a statement as a guest in Indian wedding then go for the designer sarees. They are on a higher price range but worth the cost of you are planning to impress. Checkout more about Manish Malhotra Saree and Sabyasachi wedding saare.
For western attending an Indian wedding you could never go wrong with a Saare, as it’s not only Indian tradition wear but also looks graceful and elegant for any wedding function.
Lehenga – Skirt & blouse paired with Dupatta
If you love fusion fashion, then dressing up for a wedding invitation is exactly your cup of tea. Flared maxi skirts that have some traditional elements like zari weaves or embroidery are lightweight, allow air to pass and at the same time are perfect for occasions. Pair the skirt with a blouse or crop top that again has some desi element.
You can also give a bohemian twist to this look by choosing a pair of lehenga skirt and blouse that have mirror work or tribal motifs. Skip the necklace and wear suitable but large earrings with this look.
Get yourself tailored a light lehenga and pair it will a plain blouse. Instead of a dupatta put on a sheer cape with embellishments only at the borders.
Such a sheer cape has no extra weight yet it will make you look extremely elegant and different. This outfit will also save you from the hassle of carrying a dupatta around.
You can opt for Banarasi lehenga since it’s traditional yet trendy at the same time!
Draped Lehenga: Another way of looking gorgeous in a lehenga on the occasion of a summer wedding is wearing a draped lehenga. A draped lehenga is one which is not in the conventional flowing skirt shape.
You can always go for a high end designer lehenga like Sabyasachi lehenga or Manish Malhotra lehengas or even shyamal Bhumika lehenga but it would cost you a lot of money as that would be a must reasonable option with amazing quality and complete customization.
A draped lehenga is either pleated or fold in such a way that it becomes compact yet gives the look of fancy attire.
It goes without saying that draped lehengas are easy to carry and they generally come in lightweight fabrics as it is difficult to drape and sew together heavy or embellished fabrics. You can easily invest in a draped lehenga this summer wedding season to create a statement look.
Salwar kameez or Punjabi suit or Patiala Suit
The salwar kurta is perhaps the most comfortable desi attire. But to avoid looking too plain in a salwar suit at a wedding, give it a special twist with some heavy embroidery with dupatta. If the suit is heavy, do with a lighter dupatta and vice verse.
Instead, opt for a dhoti-style bottom or a Patiala or a sharara. These bottoms will instantly make the look fancier. Choose a fabric like raw silk or tussar for your attire to feel comfortable while looking completely out-of-the-box.
You may or may not use a dupatta with this look as the main focus of this look is the bottom-wear.
You can close your eyes and purchase an ethnic gown to dress up for a summer wedding invitation. Like we said earlier, fusion clothing is what will save us this summer wedding season. Such gowns are easily available online and at stores.
However, choose the fabric wisely. Silk and chiffon are great for such gowns but avoid something that is embellished all over or has brocade or velvet on it. Gowns are one-piece outfits that are easy to move about in. Go for an elegant hairdo, some classy stone or pearl jewellery and an embellished clutch. You are sure to turn heads at the wedding function!!
Floor length Anarkali dress
If you want to wear a gown yet have more ethnic elements in the look, the floor-length Anarkali dress is best for you.
An Anarkali floor length dress will save you the trouble of carrying around a flared gown as Anarkali dresses have a wide A-line cut but are not overly flared. The Anarkali dress will also have embellishments only on the yoke and the border.
Thus it will not be very heavy. Pair such a dress with jarao jewellery to flaunt that royal demeanour