Your Guide to Indian Bridal Party Outfits

Bridesmaids are, without a doubt, one of the most important parts of a wedding. There’s no forgetting the dapper groomsmen, either. Nowadays, bridesmaids and groomsmen at Indian weddings have risen in popularity, though the tradition actually dates back to Ancient Roman times. It’s no easy task, being such an important part of these celebrations! That’s why it’s important to be fitted in the best bridesmaid sarees or kurta suits for weddings, and Mann Sey has the perfect ones for every ritual.

First off, *what are some of the traditions bridesmaids and groomsmen participate in?

During those long festivities, the bridesmaids and groomsmen act as a sort of rock for the lovely couple, supporting them throughout the preparation and the actual events. Indian weddings in particular feature many cultural traditions that the bridesmaid and groomsmen help with, such as the Sangeet (when the bride’s family applies henna on her hands and feet) or the Baraat (when the groom enters the wedding on a white horse). Bridesmaids and groomsmen can help organize events by supplying the materials, sending out wedding invitations, and helping the two parties get on with their ceremonies smoothly. To be fashionably dressed is an added bonus.

What are some *Indian bridesmaid outfits to wear to the reception?

Though nobody wants to overshadow the bride on her big day, the bridesmaid can still turn heads. They’re either decked in a beautiful saree, lehenga, or other traditional attire that fits the occasion. The bridesmaid saree is a staple go-to, with intricate patterns, fine cloth, and vibrant colors. The sarees often depend on the ritual or ceremony—for example, the sequin saree is best suited for the Sangeet ceremony. For a more in-depth guide to Indian wedding sarees, you can look here.

Even a bridesmaid lehenga can stun the crowd—these two-piece outfits are rising in popularity, especially due to its trendy cropped tops and billowy skirts. You can’t go to an Indian function without seeing one or two lehengas in the crowd! Mann Sey has a fair selection of stunning options, all of which are easy to put on and made of the finest material.

What are some Indian groomsmen outfits?

Kurtas, kurtas, kurtas—could we ever get enough? They’re usually a perfect fit (especially if you buy from Mann Sey). There’s a reason why it’s almost always been a staple outfit for celebrations. You’ll see quite a few at the wedding, that’s for sure.

Like sarees and lehengas, there are different styles for kurtas, and you can find out more about them here. The color scheme of the wedding is often important. Bright colors, such as yellow and orange, are perfect for an August wedding under the sun. Neutral colors, like beige or cream, are well-suited for indoor weddings during the fall. 

What should non-Indian bridesmaids or groomsmen wear?

If you’re attending an Indian wedding as a bridesmaid or groomsman, but you are not Indian yourself, it’s probably best to dress in the attire everyone else will wear—meaning don’t be afraid to wear those cultural clothes, even if you’ve never worn them before! Mann Sey has plenty of sarees for beginners, in fact, check out our innovative and gorgeous ready-to-wear sarees.

Hopefully this helps! Remember, Mann Sey has you covered for all your upcoming spring and summer weddings. You’ll definitely be beautifully dressed at those wonderful ceremonies—take pride in your appearance and have fun!

Written by Ruhani Chhabra

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