After you’ve floored all with your mesmerizing bridal look on D-day, it’s time for the reception. This is when you get to meet all of your in-laws’ friends, extended family, the neighbours, your hubby’s colleagues… basically a lot of people! And you sure want to look your dazzling best for this function too. And since it’s more like a formal drinks and dinner scene, it’s a good idea to give the traditional lehenga a miss. Haven’t you already worn it at least twice at your other functions?! So ladies, check out these 15 gorgeous reception outfits for the bride that are so stunning and so different… all under Rs 30,000!
1. Give jumpsuits a try
A lot of brides prefer wearing gowns for the reception. But this one is actually a jumpsuit that looks pretty much like a gorgeous dark wine coloured gown. If you’re planning a western look, then this Astha Narang creation with floral sequins is just perfect. Style it with statement earrings and a stylish messy bun.
Price: Rs 29,381. Buy it here.
2. A dressy sharara
First things first, we love that colour! A beautiful navy blue Sukriti & Aakriti sharara set, this one will look fab during the night. And we’re loving the checkered gota-patti work. Team it up with pretty chandbalis or a jhoomer for a classic vintage look.
Price: Rs 29,831. Buy it here.
3. Off-shoulders look SO hot!
A lehenga with a stylish twist, we can’t stop staring at this blush pink off-shoulder cape blouse. Designed by Anushree Agarwal, the subtle colour and the intricate gold embroidery is a definite winner. Let your hair loose in soft curls and look like a princess at your reception.
Price: Rs 26,900. Buy it here.
4. The stylish drape saree
A gorgeous red lycra drape saree, this one is sure to flatter your curves. Besides looking super stylish, it also gives you the freedom to dance the night away without worrying about the pleats or the pallu. And the embellished blouse and sheer neck makes it look even more fabulous. A nice low bun and statement earrings will make you look like such a stunner!
Price: Rs 22,184. Buy it here.
5. Cape sleeves and cut outs
If you love experimenting with your outfits, then how about a bottle green gown with cape sleeves and cut outs at the waist. This outfit by Nidhika Shekhar will not just make you look like super glam but maybe even set a new reception outfit trend for all the brides-to-be!
Price: Rs 22,618. Buy it here.
6. The classic anarkali
A peach-red floor length anarkali is perfect for an understated and elegant look. The red and gold chanderi work gives it an absolute royal look, and the mirror work dupatta sure is super pretty. Pair this Abhinav Mishra creation with stunning chaandbalis and gold bangles.
Price: Rs 30,000. Buy it here.
7. For a vibrant look
A yellow sharara set with gold tissue floral embroidery, this Amrita Thakur outfit is just so pretty! And the blush net dupatta gives it such a delicate look. Absolutely loving the colours! A subtle pink lipstick and dramatic eye makeup will make you stand out.
Price: Rs 27,044 Buy it here.
8. The embellished saree
Look like a star in this purple drape saree with delicate gold chains. It comes with a hand embroidered gold sequins blouse and there is no denying that the outfit is a class apart. A nice low side bun and danglers will complete your look.
Price: Rs 20,046. Buy it here.
9. Gorgeous in a gown
Gowns are a favourite when it comes to wedding receptions. And this red one will definitely leave your guests awestruck. The antique zardosi embroidery and the front cutout gives it a nice Indo Western look.
Price: Rs 25,800. Buy it here.
10. Cape charisma
A sky blue cape lehenga set by Anju Agarwal, this is such a super cute look for the reception! The lovely colour and the fabulous style along with the minimal floral embroidery just make us fall in love with this creation. Let your hair loose and get ready to dance the night away!
Price: Rs 19,710. Buy it here.
11. Saree that stands out
Smokey eye makeup, lots of vintage jewellery and this gorgeous saree by Surendri. Now that’s a look you can’t say no to! And honestly, there’s nothing like a saree to flatter your curves. For an elegant and not too over the top look, this green and white saree is so perfect.
Price: Rs 26,400. Buy it here.
12. Ombre looks so sexy
A dull beige and mint anarkali, this one is not just royal looking but the ombre effect gives it such a stylish look. The bodice features intricate thread and sequin work. Going in for high glam makeup with smokey eyes and a dark lip shade with this ensemble.
Price: Rs 24,540. Buy it here.
13. Slay it with that slit!
For a classy evening look, this wine coloured outfit in silk is just perfect. Intricate zardozi embroidery gives it a regal look and the front slit and matching pants add all the oomph and style. Slip into those high heels and you’re good to go!
Price: Rs 28,140. Buy it here.
14. The gown saree
A salmon peach gown saree, this outfit is just so pretty. Love the drapes, the floral embroidery, the colour, the look… everything! Just perfect for the new bride, don’t you think? Put on those danglers, swipe on a nice peach lipstick and have your hair styled in curls.
Price: Rs 25,950. Buy it here.
15. For the stylish bride
Had enough of the traditional suits and lehengas in last few days? Put on a fresh new look for the reception in this moss green gown with a gold embroidered cape. A pair of dull gold earrings and a statement ring will complete your look.
Price: Rs 24,540. Buy it here.
So ladies, are you ready to shop for your reception outfit?!
Published on Feb 28, 2017