A wedding reception or a cocktail night, whatever you may call it, it is the last, most special event of your wedding celebrations. Everyone’s a lot more relaxed and you as the bride, get to experiment with your outfit choices, with a sparkling toast in hand while you ring in your newfound married status! So without further ado, presenting to you 9 real brides who are all the inspiration you need for your reception outfit.
1. Draped Delight
Isn’t this outfit just what dreams are made of! Palki Malhotra, VP, Plixxo chose to unleash her inner diva in a stunning golden pre-draped palazzo saree from Qubik for her glitzy cocktail night. Check out more pictures from here royal fort wedding.
Designer Nishka Lulla looked like a true fashionista in a powder pink tulle gown designed by her mom Neeta Lulla. Nishka wore the outfit for her pre-wedding brunch and it was a perfect pick for when you want something subtle yet sophisticated.
A voluminous Manish Malhotra gown, this is one outfit that is sure to make heads turn! The intricate flower embroidery and the gorgeous burgundy shade make it the perfect outfit for a night of celebrations.
Whether you want to exude a vintage aesthetic or better still, just want a gown that merges contemporary with classic, a beautiful gown like this one would be ideal. The stunning Gaurav Gupta number has a fish cut hemline, which would definitely flatter most Indian brides.
After those heavily embellished outfits you’ve worn all through the shaadi functions, the reception is where you can opt for lesser work and simpler outfits. The bride chose a pastel pink lehenga that spells elegance without being too over the top.
Take a cue from the beautiful bride, who chose a gorgeous blush toned lehenga to twirl happily with her beau. The minimalistic zari embroidery coupled with the matching diamond jewellery make it quite a stunning cocktail ensemble. Also, the passa is such a stunner!
Who said you can’t wear a traditional lehenga to your cocktail party? Here’s a bride who looked absolutely royal in her ink blue Raw Mango lehenga. The outfit beautifully blended traditional printwork with a modern colour palette and we’re in awe of her minimal jewellery and fresh makeup look.
A Sabyasachi bride, she sure does look ethereal in her steel grey lehenga. For your reception, switch your pinks, reds and greens with a dreamy colour like this one. We love how the belt adds a modern touch to an otherwise traditional lehenga.
9. Fringe Benefits
One look and this outfit is sure to give you some serious #BridalGownEnvy. Bride Nisha Tolani looked every bit of a stunner at her reception in this fringed Marchesa gown styled by Manisha Kundnani. The burgundy gown is not just a showstopper, but you actually don’t need any accessories with an outfit like this!