Monsoon is the ideal season for a quick Lonavala getaway and crunchy fried pakoras. What it is not ideal for is an outdoor wedding! And while you may decide not to step out in this weather, when a wedding invitation from your mother’s second cousin’s daughter props up, you have no choice but to RSVP with a ‘yes’. But hoping for the weather to be good on the wedding day is not going to save your favorite lehenga from being ruined with muck. We bring you a monsoon wedding guide, which will save you from the worst of the rains, while keeping your wedding game on fleek!
Ditch the Traditional Wear
Lehengas are not your best friends for a monsoon wedding. Wear a dress instead with matching sandals. Avoid whites. Opt for a simple neckpiece and bracelet instead of heavy jewelry.
Show Some Leg
If traditional wear is a must, opt for short below-the-knee lehengas. Patterns work well in the rain as they hide water spots better than solid colors. Avoid fabrics that stay wet for a long time.
If you like to don saris for weddings, go for shorter hems to save them from the grass and muck. These innovative sari styles should give you some inspiration.
Shop for some Fancy Gum Boots
If you are wearing a dress, pair it up with gum boots. Don’t go for your dull office pair, but buy some new floral patterns that complement your dress.
Protect Your Outfit
If it is raining too heavily, do not leave your rainwear at home. Get a transparent raincoat that shows off your dress and protects you from the rain. You can also opt for an umbrella that matches your outfit.
Style Your Hair like a Greek Goddess
Do not let your hair down. Toss it up in a bun or style it around a head band or wreath. Add flowers for a more ‘wedding’ effect. Set your style with some hairspray.
If you have long hair, braid it and twist the braids together in a bun. Here are some simple steps for styling long hair.
Go Easy on the Make-Up
Your make-up has to be waterproof. A thin coat of tinted moisturizer works better than foundation. Avoid colored eyeshadow. Instead use waterproof eyeliner or a matte pencil to outline your lids.
Follow these tips and be the style queen at the next wedding you get invited to!