The excitement, pomp and splendor of weddings in India are complete with Indian Wedding Costumes . In north India, brides wear georgette or net saree which has elaborate embroidery with precious stones, semi precious stones, beads, sequin and zari embroidery. Brides may wear typical sarees or lehenga sarees. The groom wears Kurta Pajama or sherwani which is accompanied with matching slippers, stole and turban. The bridesmaid and the best men wear clothes slightly inferior than the opulent clothes of the bridal couple.
With the economic boom and heavy industrialization of India, bridal designer wear is becoming more common in wedding wear. Elaborate jewelry in gold, silver and platinum is a must in these Indian wedding costumes where precious stones are an added attraction. Since weddings display the financial status of the bridal couple and the occasion is a sort of status symbol, opulence is the keyword in Indian wedding costumes . Bridal designer wear is personalized and unique where the colours and designs are selected after consultation with a good textile designer after detailing the body profile, need and the budget of the bridal couple.
Functions like haldi and mehendi in north India have their equivalent counterparts in south India which are known as nalangu. These wedding rituals that are associated with the wedding are given equal importance while choosing Indian wedding costumes for them. The groom wears dhoti in traditional style in south Indian weddings. Indian Christian women wear white silk saree and veil or white gown and veil while Christian grooms wear tuxedos. Islamic community displays the most elaborate bridal wear of all.