I know marriage season gets pretty hectic and if your sister/ brother is a person who wants a fairytale kinda wedding with 10 different occasions, ah don’t even talk about it. I feel ya girls. “We have so much to do and yet very little time. “How am I gonna do this? IT’S JUST 6 MONTHS AWAY! OMG!!!! I’M SOOOO FUCKED UP!”. You didn’t even know you had anxiety before. It kicks in a level you just can’t define. JUST CAN’T. Just like how you can’t define how it feels when your friend offers you biryani(FOR FREE!), the Gucci shoes on 50% sale and oh, also, not to forget, finding a clean washroom on the busy road when you just can’t …. Oh you know what I mean, don’t let me say that. Duh!
Indian Weddings, ftw!!
So, I thought I’ll just make it a tad bit easy for you guys to decide on what you want to wear and decide upon if you want to buy the same outfit ‘cause I know the struggle of leaving home at 9 am in the morning and coming back at 11 pm with empty hands ‘cause all the dresses that you saw weren’t worth it.
In total we had NUMEROUS functions that thinking about it makes me tired even today after a month after the wedding. Yes, this post is coming after a month and Yes, Procrastinating has a name and it’s Kurra. Waking up early in the morning and getting ready is not an easy task. At least to someone who’s not a Morning person.
Without any further do, let’s get into the details.
The list of Main Functions:
- Haldi Ceremony
- Some Telugu traditional function which idk the name of
- Bride Making
- Vratam v1
- Vratam v2
- Engagement: Half Saree
For the Engagement I went with the bright coloured half saree. My mom generally doesn’t go “OMG! I LOVE THIS!! IT WILL LOOK GREAT ON YOU” Quite frequently. But when she does, the entire function hall has to talk about the dress I’m wearing. COOL MOMS. She really liked this outfit and I wasn’t sure about it ‘cause the colours are too bright(Red, Blue, Purple) and I’m not a bright colour person. To be wayyyy honest, I have no idea what the material is. So I’ll just try not to be smart and give you wrong information.
Place: Weavers Emporium, Hyderabad.
Cost: 22,500 INR
Stiching (costs incl. the drape, blouse) : 12,000 INR
I attached the picture of blouse as well incase, you want to see the design and give it to your boutique to stitch it.
2. Haldi Ceremony: Crop top and lehenga
For the Haldi ceremony we are supposed to wear yellow colour outfit. So, I wore a crop top, lehenga and to added a tad bit of traditional look to it, I draped a chunni around . Well, there are mixed compliments about the outfit. Few said it was good and few said the material wasn’t that great and few relatives said the dress looked great when they were talking to me and told it is so bad to my mom( Typical relatives. Can’t help it. Brush it up. ). On a whole, I loved it so, I wouldn’t give two fucks about what people say. I don’t wanna add any details regarding it as the material is kind of a no-no. so here’s a picture for you. In case, you wanna buy it elsewhere.
3. Sangeet: The Princess dress
This just brought smile on my face because it was too much fun!!! In almost eternity, this day I didn’t even touch my mobile. I was totally involved with all the dances and whistling to the rampwalks, cheering. For the sangeet, I wore 4 outfits in total. The main outfit is this gorgeous princess long frock. TOO MANY COMPIMENTS. Not a single negative (pinch me wut) .
3.1. The Princess Frock/dress: This is extremely floor length and had frills to add that royal look. Since, sangeet is a big no-no for traditional outfits, I got a cream colour, not much stone work dress so that it gives the western feel.
Place: Neerus Emporium, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Cost: ~14,000 INR
3.2 The Granny Saree: Wore it for the dance. I went on a huge hunt and ended up finding the treasure in my grand ma’s wardrobe. After, I selected the saree, I got the blouse stitched.
Saree cost: Free for me 😛
Blouse stitching cost: 650 INR
3.3 The Garara: If you don’t know what garara is.. Its ok guys, My moms got it covered. I had no idea what that was but she knows every trend possibly available today. She’s so up-to-date with fashion. So, basically garara is having separate lehenga for each of your leg. So, 2 lehengas, one outfit it is Lmao, I know funny. But fashion. And so many occasions, you are not only supposed to repeat the clothes but are also not supposed to repeat the model. *sigh*
I wore this for a dance again.
Place: Local Shopping complex
cost: 8700 INR
3.4 The denim shirt: I have watched tons of videos on youtube where they pair up a denim shirt with a black skinny jeans and drape a chunni around their waist. So, I thought why not?!
Place: you can pretty much get it anywhere but I got it from MAX.
Cost: 400 INR (I got it on sale)
Image: it’s just a normal denim shirt so i didn’t add any specific picture.
4. Some Traditional Telugu function I don’t know the name of :
I wore a very normal outfit for this as we were to play with turmeric water and I can’t risk buying costly outfit for this. So I went with very affordable pink and blue set.
Place: Central, Forum Sujana Mall, Hyderabad.
Cost: 3500 – 4000 INR
Sorry lol, i had no other picture.
5. Mehendi: dress from a saree (?)
The outfit that I wore for mehendi is my favourite ‘cause one, its Burgandee, dark green and it kinda gave me the vibe of Mehendi. Two, the price was sooo worth it. I thought this dress would be perfect. My boutique aunty stitched a Narayana Peta saree into a long dress in the amazing way possible. She added Veena and drum designs to give it a more traditional look.
Place: Boutique people brought the saree themselves.
Cost of saree: 5000 INR
Stitching Cost: 2500 INR
Trust me guys, its sooo worth it.
6. Bride Making:Crop top and Lehenga
For this occasion I wore a crop top, lehenga and a drape. The colour combination(Peach and parrot green) I would definitely not select if I went on shopping. Bright colours makes me wanna puke. No offence.
Place: a Boutique near by my house
Cost: 12,500 INR
No picture sorry 😦
7. THE MARRIAGE: Saree
This is huge guys!! Ok, not drifting off the topic and talking about how lit the marriage was, let me just tell you about the outfit. The person who got married is my cousin but more like my sister. That’s how we are. So, she literally emotional black-mailed me into wearing a saree. She says I’m a grown up (wtf?). So, to make her happy, all our sisters wore sarees. I got this pink colour saree with silver and gold design on that and a pinch 0f green. The reason why I got this is ‘cause all the sarees I’ve searched for, for almost 15 days had either gold (what do you call the design? Embroidery? whatever.) Or a silver design(this sounds sooo fine ). The sales person told me the price and I need to drink a glass of water to process the amount what he just told lol. True. The reason he gave was epic smh. “It’s Kanchi pattu saree available in Hyderabad! What else do you want. Ladies live for this!” I can’t help but whisper what the actual fuck under my breath. Thank god, For once I didn’t embarrass myself. But, it’s too good to leave it there ft. The confessions of a shopaholic.
Place: Sai Kanchi, Hyderabad.
Actual Price: 42,000 INR
I got it for: 38,000 INR (first customer offer. Incase, you are wondering)
blouse stitching cost: 15,000 INR (I attached a picture for you to have a look. Do notice the deers!! ❤ )
8. The Reception: The one with the green ghagra
Holding myself so hard to not blabber off topic but this was LIT AF(the word just got so hackneyed lol) . But boring. You get me? I bought the dress not ‘cause it was just right for the occasion but ‘cause it matched my ornaments. Comment down if you are like me. Hifi in advance!
I bought a green colour extremely heavy Ghagra. I searched almost entire Hyderabad for that one perfect green ghagra.
Place: Neerus Emporium, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Cost: 33,500 INR
I would not totally suggest it. May be you can try in boutiques, old Hyderabad etc where you can get the almost same outfit for a much lesser price with not so good quality (you anyways don’t wear it more than twice, don’t lie) but I was out of time and I had to get it though it wasn’t totally worth it. I would say try to have a range of 20,000 INR for outfits like this.
9. Vratam v1: cut kurti and Drape attached kurti
I wore a cut kurti on a lehenga ‘cause again, It’s in fashion and again, my mom suggested me this. I got it stitched and the lehenga is from my birthday 2 years back. Hashtag affordable fashion.
Price: 6500 INR ( for the Kurti stitching)
I changed my outfit after 2 hours of the function happening ‘cause I had extra outfits and I wanna wear ALL OF THEM!!
So, I wore this attached drape, long kurti
Place: Indya, Forum Sujana Mall, Hyderabad.
Price 3000 INR
10. Vratam v2 (Pujo, atla taddi): long dress
I wore a burgandee long dress for this. My dad, brother said I looked really pretty and that’s it. I WAS DED (what do you breathe Kurra? Drama? Stop it!) . ’Cause my dear brother and dad rarely compliment. High time to even think about what others has to say. I was totally exhausted by this time but I dragged myself out of bed(jk, My mom hit me with a pillow to wake up and my my brother took of the blanket and put fan on the highest speed possible. My dad slowly comes to me and says ‘wake up ra thalli. We’ll get late’ (dads will be dads ❤ ). I can’t help but get up immediately to possibly the sweetest way my dad woke me up.
Place: Mem saheb, Kukatpally, Hyderabad
Price: ~9000 INR (I’m not quite sure about this one so let’s just say this is assumed or my hallucinated price lol)
ARE WE NOT DONE YET ?????????
We are guys, we are! Phew. Finally!!! I was exhausted to get ready after that. I was all frustrated until I can get into the comfiest pyjamas evaaaaa.
This blog post is entirely about girls outfits. My brother had worn some on trend fashion for each occasion, everyone couldn’t help but do the live #10yearchallenge and go “WOAH! Is he even Pandu?” (Yeah, that’s how we call him. It’s his nick name). Do let me know if you want me to do the Boys version to the wedding version as well? the bride version?
Also, Let me know in the comment section below or DM or whatever the way you’d prefer to suggest me if I have to do more of these blogs, affordable fashion, how to wear certain things in 10 different ways and all that stuff ( 😛 ) or should I just write random ramblings?
Come say hi if this blog post helped you at least a smallest of bits to overcome your anxiety of the wedding season or whatever the occasion it is. That would make my day!