What I wore to my sister-in-law’s Sangeet, Mehendi, Lagan and other functions!
Hi everyone, today I am going to share the outfits that I wore to the functions before my sister-in-law’s wedding. I had simple traditional attire on my mind for all the functions except for the lagan, wedding and reception functions. This is mainly because I had a lot of duties to fulfill as the “bahu” (Daughter-in-law) of the house. I will be doing a separate post for the wedding outfit and the reception outfit. So without further ado, let’s get started in the reverse order!
There is a custom where the maternal uncle or grandfather of the bride brings gifts for the bride and the family on the day of the wedding. These gifts are received with great pomp and show. It is called “Nankishak” in Punjabi’s while it is called “Bhaat” in Rajputs. I decided to wear a bright yellow asymmetrical kurti for this daytime function.
We were going to run to the beauty parlour for getting ready for the wedding so I kept my makeup and hairstyle simple. We danced a lot on dhol before the function as well! It was amazing!
We went to “Cherish Moments” in Mayapuri for the Lagan function. I decided to wear a saree this day. This was the only occasion when I wore a saree during the wedding. The saree that I wore is 7 years old and I got it from Soch in Bangalore. It was pretty inexpensive but looks so royal (to me). I wanted to try out something new so I went for a bun with “gajra”. I loved the whole look. I got a lot of compliments but the funny thing is that everyone pointed out that they did not see me as a “gajra” kinda girl. I confessed I’m not. Haha!
I got a few photos clicked just for the blog. I did my own makeup for this function. Simple smoky eye, winged liner, glowing skin and a deep lip finished the look. I got my hairdo at the RED (Schwarzkopf) salon in Dwarka. I also got my saree draping done here. I loved how this whole look turned out.
“Running Around the House Outfit”, a day before the wedding
Since there was not major ritual during the day before the wedding, I wore a simple kurti-pajami and paired it with my glitter ballet flats. I was only wearing eyeliner and lipstick during this time.
Mehendi and Sangeet Outfit
I regret choosing a simple kurta-pajami outfit for this function now but it seemed perfect considering we had both at the same time. I had mehendi on one hand when the sangeet started, I danced for 3 hours before getting mehendi on the other hand. The color of the outfit kept me carefree since the color of the mehendi could not have impacted it at all. My hair was also a mess but I had a lot of fun. I did not put on any makeup other than an eyeliner and lipstick since I was going to be dancing and sweating 😉
I danced with both of my sister-in-laws and other guests. We were dead tired by the end of the night but it ended to be the most memorable day for all of us. I got this as a semi-stitched suit from Chhabra 555 (a chain of stores in Delhi). It looks way better than it does in the pics. I just got 3 pics in this outfit, only one turned out worth sharing on the blog.
I have also added one of the looks I sported for my sister-in-law’s “pag-phera”. We went to her in-laws house to bring her home and then hosted a dinner for her new family when they came that night to take her back home. This pajami-suit is also from a nice store in Rajouri garden, but I cannot recall its name at the moment.
The wedding and reception outfit are coming soon as well. Hope you liked these outfits!