Wherever there are 'Big Fat Indian Weddings,' whether they are destination weddings at exotic locations or at home, there is definitely one thing they all have in common: size. Everything is larger than life, so the fashion designers have to be no less. Picking a glamorous Indian bridal wear designer to show off on your wedding day involves an enormous amount of thought. We hope to make it easier for future brides with our pick of the top 5 Indian fashion designers, who we think marry tradition with the latest fashion trends with exquisite taste and expertise.
Reinventing bridal couture each year with elaborate style statements for the modern bride is a challenge only the very best fashion designers can keep up with the demands of new Indian wedding wear. They create some of the highest quality lehengas, sarees and other new wedding dresses.
Get a quick peek at some ethereal creations by some of India's top fashion designers and biggest trendsetters in Indian bridal lehenga designs; from Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar to Sabyasachi, these are a handful of the biggest and most famous names worldwide, thanks to their breathtakingly beautiful bridal couture.
Ritu Kumar is the most awarded fashion designer in India, winning the national Award four times. Chandni, Devdas and Jodha Akbar are Hindi movies that helped Ritu Kumar become a huge trendsetter in bridal wear. She has designed lehengas for Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya and Esha Deol. She is well known for her modern lehenga choli dresses for girls also.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is the most well-known Bengali designer from Kolkata, who is also closely associated with Bollywood blockbuster movies such as Paa, Black and No One Killed Jessica. He is known for his unique silhouette and glittering, yet sober taste in wedding lehengas that make brides simply dazzle draped in out of the ordinary fabrics. He combines sequins and rich embroidery on the skirt with an effortless charm.
Tarun Tahiliani has created some breathtakingly beautiful designs for Indian brides and Bollywood weddings, blending rich Indian tradition with modern European cuts.
Manish Malhotra is one of the most successful Indian fashion designers and he has excelled in bridal wear. Both the Kapoor sisters, Kareena and Karishma wore his bridal wear in their own weddings. He is able to bring out the personality of each bride with a custom "look." He is a big hit with Indian actresses; Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya love to flaunt his lehengas and gowns on the runway.
Shantanu and Nikhil otherwise known as the S & N duo have become all the rage among modern brides. If you love the antique look in bridal wear with hand embroidery fused with contemporary wedding wear, they will not disappoint; check out this baby pink one the duo created for Sania Mizra's Sangeet ceremony.
If you want to shop bridal lehenga or just check out the new bridal lehenga designs, don't forget to look at designers on the Internet as well. Choose from wedding wear specialists, such as Simaaya Fashions online to merge traditional and modern bridal wear for that unique look.