In the wedding lexicon, there’s nothing more refreshing than a bride who treads the path less taken with her choices. A blue bridal lehenga instead of the ubiquitous red option for the pheras, a not-so-standard silhouette for the sangeet, a pantsuit for the reception instead of the traditional sari—the experimental bride is undeterred by cultural norms or current trends when it comes to her bridal closet. And this extends to the rest of her wedding decisions too—from the decor to the menu, she dares to be different every step of the way.
If you consider fads sacrilegious because uniqueness is sacrosanct to you, scroll through our list of innovative wedding ideas, broken down by every category you may need inspiration for. Take wardrobe cues from celebrity brides with Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Deepika Padukone, and round everything up with an unconventional wedding theme and an equally engaging menu. Scroll ahead for all the details.
The experimental bride’s wedding look
Who says wedding ensembles need to be limited to only a certain set of colours? White, black, pink, purple, lemon yellow, salmon—if it makes you feel like the bride, it’s a wedding dress. This is also the axiom most fashion designers swear by, which is why you’ll spot unexplored bridal hues, styles and silhouettes becoming a regular feature in designer collections every season nowadays. Whether they’ve switched up florals with fantastical creatures or crafted corsets in place of a blouse for a sari, couturiers have made one thing clear with the recent showcases—bridal codes have clearly changed in India.