Stunning Bridal Lehengas & Sarees for your Intimate Wedding!

Stunning Bridal Lehengas & Sarees for your Intimate Wedding!

This pandemic doesn’t seem to be getting over anytime soon. So if you’re planning to get on with life, an intimate wedding is the way to go for sure! And it brings you to the toughie – where to find those perfect budget friendly Bridal Lehengas?

If you’re a bride-to-be looking for budget bridal lehengas, today’s your lucky day! Cos we bring you some of our favourite trending wedding lehengas that’ll work like a charm, without looking OTT…

#1 – Benarasi Bridal Lehengas

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Gorgeous

Picture Courtesy: Juhi Godambe , Outfit: Bageecha Banaras

The good old benarasi lehengas are pure gold when it comes to wearing something classy and timeless to your intimate wedding. 
 
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Benarasi & Bandhani Blend

Picture Courtesy: Siddhartha Daga

You can choose from benarasi south silks, to benarasi bandhej lehengas and even the traditional banarasi sarees for your big day. And the best part? You can repeat the banarasi saree a billion times in future without feeling overdressed!

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Red Beauty

Picture Courtesy: Whitesage Weddings , Outfit: RAW MANGO

While nothing says ‘Indian bride’ better than the rich red and gold combo, you can choose from a wide palette of traditional ethnic hues like bottle greens, mustard yellows, rani pinks or purples for that earthy look!

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Subtle in Green

Picture Courtesy: Mehar Photography , Outfit: Archna Studios

Want to go pastel? Why not! Get your inspo from this beautiful bride in a refreshing lime green benarasi lehenga. 

#2 – Bandhani Bridal Lehengas & Sarees

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Richness of Yellows & Pinks

Outfit by: Siddhartha Daga

If there’s one Indian handicraft that’s ruling the wedding charts, it’s Bandhani or Bandhej, the traditional Rajasthani tie n dye art.

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Classic Bandhej Dupatta

Picture Courtesy: Ombre by Harsheen Jammu , Outfit: Rimple & Harpreet Narula

These intricate tie and dye beauties just never go out of style, and you can simply pair a Bandhani dupatta with almost any rich hued wedding lehenga for a regal Indian bride look!

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Classic

Picture Courtesy: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla 

From celebrity brides to Bollywood divas, almost everyone has flaunted a classic bandhej saree or dupatta at the biggest weddings we’ve seen recently. 

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Embrace the Royal Green Tones

Picture Courtesy: Manish Malhotra World , In Picture: Janhvi Kapoor

#3 – Bloom Away in 3D Floral Lehengas

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Floral Madness

Picture Courtesy: Mili Ghosh Diaries , Outfit: Sabyasachi

Well, there’s the floral lehenga that we can’t get over. Because it’s just sooooooo pretty and blooming and perfect for our big day!
 
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Cupcake Vibes

Picture Courtesy: Shrigurudev Photography , Outfit: Tarun Tahiliani

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And then there are these fairytale level gorgeous 3D floral lehengas that you simply can’t say NO to!

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Dreamy

Picture Courtesy: Ivy Weddings , Outfit: b Z A I by Natasha Arora

From multi colored flowers on nude fabrics, to pink on pink, the idea is to choose something that looks straight out of heaven!

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Garden Feels

Picture Courtesy: Israni Photography & Films , Outfit: Seema Gujral

While you’d normally wear this stunner to your mehndi or Sangeet party, if you’re going for an intimate backyard wedding or an small beachside wedding – why not wear what’s closest to your heart and rock your wedding in your own true colours!

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To Florals n Colours

Picture Courtesy: Israni Photography & Films , Outfit: Akanksha Gajria

#4 Silk Sarees and Silk Bridal Lehengas

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Gorgeous in Green

Picture Courtesy: Wedding Bells Photography , Styled by: Amrutha C R

Whether you’re a south Indian bride or a north Indian bride who just loves traditional sarees, silks can never go wrong!

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Beauty Redefined

Picture Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik , In Picture: Samantha Akkineni , Outfit: Sabyasachi

From south sensation Samantha Akkineni to our very own style icon Deepika Padukone, almost every celebrity bride wore a stunning silk saree on their most special days, so why not us!

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Pure Elegance

Picture Courtesy: Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone, Outfit: The House Of Angadi , Sabyasachi

#5 Go for Gota Work Bridal Lehengas! 

Big fat Indian weddings definitely call for OTT gold zardozi work on your bridal lehenga. But what do you choose if you’re going with an intimate wedding?

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Classic Red Beauty

Picture Courtesy: Jayesh Photography , Outfit: Anita Dongre

One of the answers is traditional gota patti work from royal Rajasthan.

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Such Intricacy

Picture Courtesy: Hormis Antony Tharakan , Outfit: Seema Gujral

Even if it’s been around for ages, the shining gold leaf (aka gota patti) has never really left the wedding fashion scene. So why not invest in a beautiful piece that’s light weight yet looks royal!

#6 Mirror Work Wedding Lehengas

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Shine Bright in Mirrorwork

Picture Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra

Want something shimmering and glittering for your intimate Sangeet celebration, but don’t want to spend a ton? 

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Beat that Golden Glow

Picture Courtesy: Janhvi Kapoor , Outfit: Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Go for mirror work lehengas that look magical without being heavy weight or over budget!

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Pastel Hues

Picture Courtesy: Kat Diaries , Outfit: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor

And the best part? Whether you choose a traditional color lehenga or a pastel one, it’ll still be perfect to repeat on your first Diwali party or a sibling’s wedding post your big day.

#7 Chevron Pattern Lehengas

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Glam Up in Chevrons

Picture Courtesy: Abhinav Mishra

Prefer something hatke from florals, pastels and the traditional red gold bridal lehengas? 

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Vibrant Tones

Picture Courtesy: Made in Mono , Outfit: Sabyasachi

Then you must see these Chevron pattern lehengas! The simple geometric v designs give a break from the usual bridal lehengas, yet look classic and beautiful!

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Pretty Pinks

Picture Courtesy: Shutterdown Photography

You can choose something multi colored or opt for pastels with sequins or pearls, the options are unlimited! 

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Dream in Colours

Picture Courtesy: Technovision , Outfit: Sabyasachi

#8 Monotone Wedding Lehengas

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Stunning in Red

Picture Courtesy: Jay Chugh Photography , Outfit: Sabyasachi

What works better for an Indian bride than an all red lehenga on her wedding day! But to be honest, it’s not just red and pinks that rule bridal lehengas anymore…

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For the Love of Pastels

Picture Courtesy: Zohaib Ali

From sea foam green to onion pinks, almost any color works as long as you LOVE yourself in it!

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Subtle yet Pretty

Picture Courtesy: Mehar Photography, Outfit: Payal Keyal

If you are ready to experiment, just take some inspiration from these real brides and opt for a monotone lehenga in your favourite hue.

#9 Embroidered Bridal Lehengas

Isn’t embroidery the next best thing after zardozi, really? When you want your wedding lehenga to be exclusive without looking too heavy, there’s a wide range of embroidered lehengas to choose from.

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Flaunt the Chikan Beauty

Picture Courtesy: Amish Photography

Why not go for something as classic and sophisticated as a chikan lehenga in a pastel tone!

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Embroidered Glory

Picture Courtesy: Khushal Bhatia , Outfit: Azaaliya

Or slay the ivory bride look in a lehenga that flaunts pretty floral embroidery.

Weren’t these some of the prettiest wedding lehengas you could just grab for your intimate wedding? So why stop, go ahead and start shopping them now! 

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