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Bridesmaids’ Diary: Mehendi ceremony

Hey girls!

After my last post on my bridesmaids’ cocktail party outfit from my bestie’s wedding in April, I had been waiting all these months to wear my outfits again, get decked up and clicked in those outfits for the blog. ‘Coz truth be told, during the actual wedding functions in April, I was hella busy with everything and getting outfit pics clicked for the blog went to the back of my mind! 😛

bridesmaids ootd mehendi

Anyhoo, here’s what I wore for the mehendi function, and some tips too 🙂

bridesmaids ootd mehendi party

Now mehendi functions are generally slightly low-key as compared to the other functions, and also very close-knit, with mainly the bridesmaids and close family in attendance. Getting the palms and arms decked with mehendi means there is a probability of your dress getting smeared  with the greens amidst all the dancing and running about. Indian weddings can be a little crazy sometimes.

So for my outfit, I chose to wear a currently-in style of suit- a long straight kurta in black and gold with contrasting palazzo pants. The sleeves ended just above the elbows to allow me to get my forearms decorated with mehendi, and the not-so-heavy kurta along with palazzo pants kept me comfortable for long hours.

Since the neck-line was high and quite full with the floral thread work, I chose to skip any accessories above the neckline, and just went with my everyday solitaire earrings. A small clutch bag to hold my phone and wallet, and a pair of flats completed the whole outfit.

bridesmaids ootd mehendi party

Things you should consider while selecting outfits for Indian wedding mehendi functions:

  • If you are the bridesmaid or a very close relative of the bride/ groom, chances are you will have to do a lot of running around for the bride/ groom and also feed them their food while their hands are getting done. So it is important that you choose an outfit which will keep you comfortable for long hours and allow you room for movement. Chances are, you will only change into your pajamas after at least 6 hours!
  • By all means, avoid wearing full-sleeved outfits.
  • If you too have to get your hands decked up, skip wearing bangles or bracelets altogether, coz eventually you’ll only be hunting for someone who can keep your belongings safe while your mehendi is drying. Not very practical. Go with pretty earrings, or hair accessories instead.
  • Keep your makeup under-stated. Opt for dewy skin and semi-matte lips to keep you hydrated and comfortable.
  • Keep your stock of disposable gloves ready in advance. Super duper important.

bridesmaids ootd mehendi party


Do share how you liked the outfit in the comments below. More posts coming in this series soon 🙂


Outfit: Bought from Chandni Chowk (semi-stitched. Got it stitched from my boutique.)
Bag: Aldo
Flats: Inc.5

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