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Take A Look On How To Be The Perfect South Indian Bride

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 12 min read

If you are planning to have a South Indian bridal look on your big day, then these tips and tricks will keep you up your sleeve to look like the South Indian bride of your dreams. From designer wedding sarees and lehengas to wedding jewellery we have curated each and everything for you. 

Let's glide in! 


Best Wedding Saree For A South Indian Bride


Soothing Pink

If you love the color pink, this is one combination you ought to wear as your wedding saree. The self-design border in golden and the golden blouse is a smart addition to the overall look of a South Indian Bride. The subtle pink color borrows the sheen from the gold finish, this time for the body of the saree instead of pallu is sheer elegance. This is one of those ideal wedding saree that will extremely look beautiful on an South Indian Bride. 



South Side Solitude

A beautiful combination of two subtle shades of green and light orange to arrive at an exquisite wedding saree is a brilliant idea for a South Indian Bride. Polka has been an eternal design and charms any ensemble especially on the ruffled blouse. Plus, a saree with a distinctive blend of such bright shades, is not something you see every day. This wedding saree would definitely set you apart from the crowd and make you look like the perfect South Indian Bride.




Kerela Wedding Saree

Another beautiful piece of Bridal Saree, you just can't ignore this. The stunning combination of pink and golden with the mirror work has done wonders to the entire look to make look like the perfect South Indian Bride. Accessorize it well and you're good to go as this Kerela Wedding Saree in itself is a beauty. Don't forget to wear an edgy pair of heels with this offbeat wedding saree.



Green Beauty 

Green lehenga is never the first thing that comes to your mind when you are trying to decide a color for your wedding dress. But, it probably will when you look at this bridal lehenga made out of the not-so-obvious blend of colors and designs which would make you look the most special South Indian Bride on your wedding day.


Hot Pink 

Coral, burnt orange, and hot pink are colors that are now ruling the wedding clothesline, just like every other segment of fashion. This pink lehenga is rich, balanced, and is perfectly designed for the South Indian Bride. Just tie your hair into a bun and put that bindi to make the perfect appearance for your wedding day. This designer lehenga for the wedding would be an ideal choice if you're not into wearing the typical red bridal lehenga.


Wedding Jewelry A South Indian Bride Must Have 


Aadh Necklace

This style of necklace starts with a choker which is typically a block of gold with Meenakari work at the back looks great on a South Indian Bride. Aadh necklace ends with strings of triangles which gives a very traditional look which you can see on South Indian brides. This type of necklace covers almost the whole neckline area which makes is so good looking in nature.




This traditional wedding jewelry adds an extra charm to the entire look of a South Indian Bride. Accessorize better with this beautiful nose ring to for a complete makeover. Not everybody is comfortable wearing one but if you want to go for extra glam do that this accessory to your bridal look. You don't need to have your nose pieced because you can find naths which could be pressed on to the nostril from either side are very common and look equally beautiful. You'll definitely have this piece in your jewellery set for the wedding. 




Payals are the beautiful, stunning jewellery meant to be worn on the feet. It comes in a pair and is worn on both the ankles. These payals are mostly crafted in silver metal, and they particularly have a lot of traditional designs and delicate patterns. Some of them may also have small metallic bells which rub against each other to emit a melodious sound when the South Indian bride moves, lending her an aura of an enigma and making her look elegant.




Earrings transform the look from the casual to the formal in an instant. No wonder,  not only South Indian Brides but every bride in general often have a huge collection of earrings in different sizes and shapes. A very typical traditional  Indian design that every bride must have is the ‘Jhumka’, but you can have versatile plain bands or studs. These days even the chandelier earrings are very popular. For a bride, mostly earrings are in precious metals and in intricate designs and patterns. They can also be bought as a set along with a matching neckpiece.




Baaju band or Armlet is worn a little above the elbow and is a fine piece of jewellery coming in various designs and shapes. In ancient India, this was worn by men as well. A South Indian bride may choose to wear this. However, this is more a fashion accessory than a must to be worn by a bride, but it is worn by nowadays as the wedding jewellery. 




Worn on the waist, this wedding jewellery has elaborated patterns which are made using the coins and beads which can or cannot be in precious metals. Kamarband is that wedding jewellery that lends a very delicate grace to the South Indian Brides, and it can be worn with either with the wedding sari or the wedding lehenga.




Trust These Bridal Make-up Artists


1. Guneet Virdi

A professional celebrity makeup artist who set up a fabulous studio in Meherchand market to establish her career as one of the top bridal makeup artists in town. She gives her best at what she does by making all her brides look flawless from every aspect. She studied the art of makeup from London College Of Makeup along with a certification from Dermalogica in skincare.


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2. Anjie Gogna

A certified, celebrity makeup artist who has excelled in the art of high definition, traditional and airbrush makeup techniques - you can surely trust this one for your big day. She has worked as a freelance makeup artist for over 6 years now and also been a part of varied range of makeup and beauty assignments which includes working for top-notch brands like L'oreal, Guerlain, Nike, P&G and many more. One scroll down through her Instagram feed which definitely make you admire her skills!


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3. Parul Duggal

We're in love with Parul Duggal's work on these beautiful brides as she makes them look flawless on their big days. She is a certified makeup artist from Chandigarh whose has a long way to go as we're already amazed by her skills. You've got to check her Instagram feed to know how she has redefined the art of makeup by her on-point skills.


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4. Mausam Gandhi

We love Mausam's work on this beautiful bride, making her look completely stunning - Not just that bridal makeup but her top-notch makeup skills are perfect to doll you up for any occasion be it a party or a shoot. She has also worked with the top fashion blogger of Mumbai - Santoshi Shetty for a number of shoots and we just can't deny how perfect she is at what she does. Follow her for some real time inspiration or if you're looking for a MUA who will bring out the better version of yourself.


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5. Nidhi Thukral

Nidhi is a certified by an International makeup expert - Samer Khouzami, we just can't deny that training is resulting in miracles now. We're totally in love with the looks that she has created and made brides look as flawless as ever. Her studio is based out of Punjabi Bagh in Delhi which was set up in 2011 - you'll be amazed by her talent has she ensures that you look the best be it any occasion. Her quality services will definitely leave you satisfied.nidhi-thukral-top-bridal-makeup-artists-india_image

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Best Markets To Shop Wedding Essentials From:


1. Wedding Shopping In Mumbai


Santa Cruz Market is also famous for wedding shopping - find the best of trending bridal sarees, traditional suits and a lot more at reasonable prices. You'll also find replicas of designer sarees worn by famous celebrities and we bet you'll fall in love with them at a blink of an eye. Not just readymade clothing but you can also buy fancy fabrics and accessories from this one-stop market. The timings of the Santa Cruz Market is from 10:0am to 9:00



You'll be spoilt for choices when you'll reach Zaveri Bazaar as it's the places dominated by jewellery vendors all around. It's the hub for all kind of pieces of jewellery you have on your wishlist - Name it and they'll have it. You'll find sales on the best of gold jewellery here, be it artificial or real. This bazaar has got it's bling game on point with fancy finger rings and necklaces to catch your



This amazing market offers a great variety of wedding wear which includes fabrics, bridal sarees, indo-western lehengas, and accessories too. It's also possible to bargain at this market as it offers a huge variety of traditional salwar kameez and wedding sarees as well. You'll find small standalone fabric stores and fancy boutiques to shop from. This market is located in Dadar - East and is open daily from 10:00am to


2. Wedding Shopping in Delhi


Do you have a wedding coming up in the family? Don't worry Chandni Chowk will definitely sort out all your worries as they've got the best showrooms to buy stunning wedding wear. Buy the best of bridal sarees at the cheapest prices only at Chandni Chowk - you'll find the most stunning indo-western lehengas, wedding sarees, suits &  wedding gowns at unbelievable rates at this wholesale market in Delhi.That's not all as this market also has the best street food and other shops which sell cheap camera accessories, home products, accessories and what not. The Kinari bazar is mostly famous for all the crazy wedding shopping you can do. Zari and Zardozi trimmings and tinsel, fabrics, borders, laces, and so many more things can be found here. Apart from that, you can also find fancy party wear and go on a crazy shopping spree while you are here. 




If you're looking for pre-wedding outfits, wedding gifts, suits for the groom then Lajpat Nagar is just the right wholesale market to find the best bridal sarees in town. You'll find stunning outfits for all wedding - functions from engagement to Mehendi till the big day. You'll find several shops to rend bridal jewelry as well so have a look around each corner to get the best out of this market. One of the most famous shops in Lajpat Nagar to shop for Indian wedding sarees is Malhotra's where you'll get a good collection to choose from.




Your on-point shopping hubs for designer sarees, suits and lehengas. If your budget exceeds the pocket-friendly range then South Extension has wonderfully crafted wedding wear waiting to be picked up by you. Delhi markets have it all from wedding wear for every function to accessories, from edgy bridal heels to wedding essentials for function, from decorative house items to wedding gifts. Hence we have listed down the best of them for you. Nalli Sarees and Perfection are two famous stores that are there in South Extension which are famous for wedding sarees.




If you haven't shopped at Sarojini Nagar Market then you're definitely doing your shopping wrong. "Babu Market" which is on the outskirts of Sarojini Nagar Market is a shopping hub for saree lovers especially the people looking for wedding sarees or bridal sarees. Sarojini comes across as one of the best shopping hubs in Delhi selling stunning junk jewellery at every corner inside the market. Imagine buying the stunning pair of necklaces and earrings as cheap as Rs.30 - sounds like a treat right?



3. Wedding Shopping In Bangalore


Your one-stop shopping hub for wedding sarees as they've got it all from Vijaylakshmi Silks & Sarees, Designer Deepika Govind's Outlet and so many different other brands to fulfill your dream shopping checklist. Do visit MG1 mall as they have great stores to wrap up your wedding shopping. Discover beautiful designer wedding lehengas, bridal sarees and salwar kameez for all occasions.




Another top shopping hub for wedding saree in Bangalore would be Indiranagar as they have several designer stores. You'll also find Ritu Kumar's store here which offer beautiful wedding outfits which are a perfect match for your big day. Head to flyrobe Bangalore store if you wanna rent wedding wear which definitely seems like a great idea as not everybody wears their wedding outfits again due to heavy work.




Wanna buy a designer gown? Head to Zaina for the best collection. Jayanagar market specialises in offering the best of fabrics and readymade clothing perfect for wedding saree. You'll be falling in love with the beautiful collection of the wedding sarees, and also wedding lehengas. 



Suggested Reads:

16 Perfect Indian Bridal Gowns To Steal The Show On Your Big Day

Move Beyond The Red-Offbeat Bridal Lehengas For Your Big Day

21 Best Party Wear Sarees To Slay At Any Fancy Occasion




Q: Which are the best markets in Delhi for Wedding Lehengas?

A: Lajpat Nagar Market & Chandni Chowk


Q: Do we get jewelry sets for rent in Delhi-NCR?

A: Yes, One can rent bridal jewelry sets from Lajpat Nagar Market and Chandni Chowk


Q: Who are the best designers in India for wedding wear?

A: Shantanu & Nikhil, Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

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