Bridal Files (SIL Edition) : 2 Months to Go!

by mehak on October 11, 2013

in Bridal Blog, Bridal files countdown


Incase you are new to P&B, you may want to first read the Bridal Files in Sequence to know what this is  all about:

1. Bridal Files 6 Months to Go

2. Bridal Files 5 Months to Go

3. Bridal Files 4 Months to Go

4.Bridal Files 3 Months to Go

5.Bridal Files 1 Month to Go

6. Bridal Files 5 Days to Go

7. The Youngsters

8.The Mehendi

9.The Engagement 

10.The Wedding

11. One Year on….

12. The Bridal Files (SIl Edition ): 6 Months to go 

13. The Bridal Files (SIL Edition) : 5 Months to go

14. The Bridal Files (SIL Edition) :4 Months to go

The SIL (aka me!) orders her outfit !! Yipeee!

So i have been taking rounds and rounds of exhibitions in Delhi these days just to find SOMETHING i can wear to SOME event. Its all so confusing- my SIL’s wedding is in the morning – so what colors do i wear? Pastels? Will they look heavy? Do i wear a saree in the morning, and an outfit at night in the reception or do i reverse it? The wedding is a smaller should i wear my best outfit then or no? Uff..the trials and tribulations of being a sister in law.

I first went to Bridal Asia 2013 where i liked a Jacket outfit from a unit called Shimmer in Bangalore. It was flowy and long, on a muted beige base with lime green detailing. It was pretty for sure, but i didnt want yet another neon outfit in my closet and i didnt think it was worth paying 34K for !

Then i hunted in Shahpur Jat which is personally one of my favourite places to shop, but no luck in my budget for something very heavy. Then i went to Jalsa (exhibition in Delhi) – which had  a lot of really great options for lighter outfits. The first stall i went to was Toxic from Kolkata- i usually pick up some outfits from here,  because they are quite well priced. I loved this one sharara- a mango color on the top with kundan work embroidery and a hot pink sharara bottom with embroidery with a mint green dupatta. Price: 18000/- ..not bad huh? But i already wore a Sharara on her roka…so NOW WHAT?

Hmm..lets roam around some more. I stopped by some really nice designers from Mumbai, one called Prana or something which had some lovely colors and textures ! But all the outfits i liked were around the 50k mark …

Then i looked at some gotta patti stuff from jaipur. There was a white floral print lehenga with soft pink roses and mint green leaves. This was paired with a pink choli. Price: 25000/- which is not bad again, but honestly the lehenga felt a little too kiddy on me !!! Im not saying i have to dress like an elder Sister in law (i hardly behave like one), but definitely i looked like a 16 year old schoolgirl in that one- too poofy and cartoony !

Then i headed across some other stalls till i found a long black knee length embroidered jacket paired with a wide sharara at the bottom. I didnt even look at it twice initially but i thought – hey let me go try it on anyway! Once i came out, and all the aunties in the room were like ‘ Beta yeh kaha se liya?’  i knew i had to buy it. It was not something i had thought i would buy, but it looked really good on me and it was heavy- the black jacket was embroidered fully with silver wire and zari , with hooks till the navel and then it was open with just a bit of the tummy peeping through. This was paired with a peach sharara, and though i was not a fan of the color combination (i didnt want to pick up black!), the fact that it was under 22k did it for me..

But it is so HARD to buy Indian wear when your mum is not around. I desperately tried to call her, send her a photo but ultimately i just asked this other girl who looked as lost as i was because her mum wasnt around either. I helped her pick out a silk navy anarkali, and she helped me pick out this outfit!

I asked for some customisations- elongate the black jacket to touch the floor, and change the color of the sharara to mint green as well as change the fabric of the sharara from net to silk and make it a skirt instead (basically i changed everything in it). But basically yup, i found one outfit atleast!!!!  Phew !

OOh can you guys help me with colors???? The jacket has silver embroidery on it and as much as i would like t make it in a coral or an orange or a pink, that embroidery looks heavy only on darker colors. Im thinking of either doing an emerald green on the jacket and a mint on the lehenga or keep the jacket black and experiment with the lehenga colors- black and mint green? Navy blue and mint green? Just chuck the mint green?

Mint Green and Black?

A Bachelorette Party for my Bestie!
Remember the girl i went makeup shopping with. We celebrated her Bachelorette recently, and it was one super fun, super crazy night full of ‘Bride to Be Sashes’ , Crowns, Dirty Cupcakes,  and creating a whole lot of ruckus in a close by club!!!!

Here is a pic from the night:

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

VSG October 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Navy blue jacket and pink lehnga?


mehak October 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Yeah, thats a pretty combination but navy blue and pink is so over done now ! Everyone seems to be wearing it !


Apeksha October 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Hey Mehak,
Choose your color keeping jewellery in mind .. I hope it will help to decide on the right color.


mehak October 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Thanks Apeksha thats a good point!


Supria October 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

My family would not let me wear black for family events! Mint green n navy is a good combi, have seen that on a lot of sarees.


mehak October 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Navy and mint is quite pretty actually, it wa smy initial option, but the black and mint was looking really edgy and refreshing ! My family doesnt let me wear black either, but my inlaws family is ok with it ! I think ill wear this on the reception at night.


Tiny October 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I think black and mint green is going to be a great and yet different combo Mehak :) Any pastels will do good to black jacket


mehak October 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Thanks Tiny ! I think so too..its like a modern, western kind of combination that may just work!


Kalyani October 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I would keep the black with silver, but ask them to add detailing in whatever other colour you choose maybe beads or whatever goes with the existing silver, so the embroidery picks that colour up too. And maybe combine it with a nice coral?


mehak October 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Thats a good idea. The black is actually currently paired with coral


Gagan October 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Navy Jacket and mint green or Sea-green lehenga! Since it is a day event, black could be too dark perhaps.

Navy or dull navy-ish or light indigo maybe, the embroidery would come out nicely and you can later carry it off both on day as well as night functions! :)


mehak October 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Yeah i think ill keep the jacket for the night function. Ill do the morning function in a saree


Shivi@COSMOCHICS October 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

silver embroidery looks good on both navy blue and emarald green:)
Navy blue and mint green sounds fun!


mehak October 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Yup! Considering it!


Pooja October 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Though no one did till now, but let me tell you Mehek, You look so PRETTY in that party pic! all fresh and dewy glowy! keep it up girl!



mehak October 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Aww thanks Pooja!


Vidya October 12, 2013 at 11:44 pm

How about a maroon jacket with the pastel skirt? Or aubergine jacket?


Bhagyashree October 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

I was trying to visualise all the color combos you mentioned and I like original one the best, Black and Coral- Classic and Timeless..


Simmy October 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hey Mehak. I really love your blog..totally addicted since I am also a crazy bride to be… Even i am looking for some jacketed stuff for my engagement…Can u mail me pics of your stuff..or suggest which is the best place to hunt?


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