7 wedding reception dresses for ultimate elegance

Wedding reception dress is actually the only one with which you have the freedom to experiment. As the reception is a post-wedding celebration that is fun and mostly informal. The bride is at the heart of these celebrations, and the way she looks and carries herself will make for cherished memories for years to come. We know how important a perfect wedding reception dress is, and so we have carefully sifted through several beautiful designs and designers to bring you a list of the most exquisite Indian wedding reception dresses ensuring that you look like a million bucks on your big day.

1. Arza Lehenga: A Wedding Reception Dress By Anita Dongre

Azra Lehenga By Anita Dongre

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A stunning white lehenga and blouse form the Arza Collection by the ace wedding designer Anita Dongre. This is an all white wedding reception dress that is very Indian and ethnic in its style and theme, with exquisite handiwork and beautiful gotta patti mirror stick work all over. This is one of those lehengas that is perfect for a traditional Indian themed reception, and will have the bride looking her loveliest. A wedding reception dress you should definitely consider.

2. The Peplum Wedding Reception Dress By Tanushree LFW

 The Colorful Peplum Lehenga By Tanushree

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A very a colorful peplum bridal lehenga. This is one wedding reception dress that stands out with its fusion design and slow color gradation all through. This lehenga is modern while having a smattering of traditional accents here and there which makes it an interesting and beautiful blend of traditional styles and trending themes of modern design. This lehenga was designed by the famous bridal designer from New Delhi, Tanushree, and was showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week that was held recently. A modern wedding reception dress that you could definitely make yours.

3. Designer Wedding Reception Dress – Deepika Padukone In A Tarun Tahiliani

The Modern Indian Woman - Deepika Padukone In A Tarun Tahiliani

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This creation is a contemporary wedding reception dress for a stylish Indian bride. Who wouldn’t want to look like Deepika Padukone on her big day? Your answer to looking stunning, beautiful and modern lies in this Tarun Tahiliani shoulder satin dress with its random cuts and unique folds. Make heads turn and squarely put the spotlight on yourself; it is your big day after all, so make it large.

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4. The Timeless Indian Wedding Reception Dress By Tarun Tahiliani

The Timeless Indian Bride By Tarun Tahiliani

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Tarun Tahiliani is the master of bridal fashion in India. His dresses are exquisite and his designs have a rare blend of ethnic and modern elements, be it the traditional sequins, karchobii work, kundan designs or the modern translucent materials, laces and fashionable cuts. This sari is the epitome of Tarun’s contemporary Indian design. The boat neck of the illusion bodice complements the translucent milk white sari, and the zari and bead work is fabulously elaborate, making this a truly one-of-a kind Indian bridal dress.

5. The Simple Red Modern Bridal Dress by Tjori

The Simple Red Modern Bridal Dress by Tjori

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A succinctly flowing simple red dress that is a fine example of understated class, this deep red designer dress by Tjori, is modern in every way. With a pretty round neck and half sleeves design, this red dress is something that will make you look very pretty. A kind of gown that will suit a girl who doesn’t want to really stand out, yet wants to be individually stylish. Something that many Indian brides will relate to, a dress that is modern yet something that won’t make your mom or mom in law faint.

6. The Pink Princess Gown By Shantanu And Nikhil

The S&N Bride Modern Pink Sari

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Southern heartthrob Manchu Manoj got married to his long time girlfriend Pranathi Reddy at a lavish ceremony at the Park Hyatt in Hyderabad last month. The wedding was a very traditional affair with the bride and the groom both wearing traditional Telugu wedding attire. But the newlywed bride, Pranathi, surprised everyone at the post-wedding reception – a party that was attended by the who’s who of Indian cinema and politics – by appearing in this pretty pink gown from the S&N Collection which was designed by, as the name suggests, the famous Indian duo of Shantanu and Nikhil. This beautiful gown, with its exquisite handiwork and classic European V-neck makes for a perfect wedding reception dress. One you should definitely consider.

7. The S&N Modern Wedding Reception Dress

The Pink Princess Gown By Shantanu And Nikhil

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Divya Kumar Khosla is a known name in Bollywood. The T-Series khaandhaan girl is a Hindi actress and the producer of the Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal starrer, Roy. The beautiful dress she is wearing is a simple pink sari with a few stylish tweaks that have come to be a characteristic of designers Shantanu and Nikhil. The saree has a unique knot at the pallu, and the blouse is modern chic with floral embroidery. This sari is a part of the hugely successful S&N Bride Collection and proves once again that saris can be very stylish and sexy. An inspiring design deserving of being brought to anyone’s attention.

We hope you liked our collection of top 7 list. Every wedding reception dress listed above has been carefully curated and picked from the choicest of designers in the bridal market today. Share your thoughts on this article by commenting on it as we’d love to hear from you.