Wedding is the most important occassion for any bride! It is on this day that everything is about her; right from the bridal lehanga to her make up. Whilst all the preparations are made for the wedding ceremony and theme of the wedding, least importance is attributed to the entry of the bride. An occasion as important as your wedding day deserves an impactful entry. To help you leave an unforgettable first impression, we have lined-up seven bridal entry ideas that are sure to leave your groom in awe.
Your entry in your wedding should be no less than a dreamy entry. And, phoolon ki chaadar is your answer to an unforgettable princess-y moment. The best part is you can customise everything—from matching the colour of the flowers to the design and decor, to personalising the patterns. For example, this bride, photographed by WeddingNama By Ankita & Akash, matched the blooms with the color of her lehenga. Celebrity stylist Sukriti Grover also looked to this idea at her wedding in Turkey.
For an alfresco wedding or a destination wedding, don’t be afraid to experiment with unique transportation. Let your venue or theme serve as your inspiration, or go with your personality type. If your wedding is being held a golf resort, consider riding in on a buggy. You can make an entry on a boat clad in flowers or a vintage car with your groom. You can also break the norms by riding on a horse with your groom.
If you want to prefer a low-key approach, a walk down the aisle with your bridesmaids should be right up your alley. Even better yet, consider a synchronised march in colour-coordinated outfits. Bride Benaisha Kharas’ entry, when she tied the knot with Anita Dongre’s son Yash earlier in the year, is one to bookmark.
The time-honoured bridal entry option of a doli or palki has got a contemporary makeover. In its 21st century avatar, the tradition palanquin is designed to have ornate chariots or comes clad with flowers. Bride Kripa Mehta rode a traditional doli held up by her brothers, as bridesmaids including Alia Bhatt led the way with diyas in hand.
n some cultures, when a bride makes her way to the wedding venue, her brothers participate in the giving away ceremony. Draw inspiration from this idea and recruit your brothers, cousins or even friends for the entry. Celebrity brides Isha Ambani and Shloka Mehta involved their brothers in theirs, and they were seen leading the brides under a red auspicious dupatta with support sticks. An entry with family by her side was seconded by Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra too.
Why should the baraatis have all the fun? For the bride who wants to have an energetic entry, dance to your chosen song as walk into the ceremony. You can either pre-choreograph it with your mob and the band or let it be completely impromptu. Be sure to pick an upbeat track and don’t be afraid to show off your dancing skills.
Last but not the least, make a solo entry. The millennial bride has flitted out of age-old conventions. She prefers all things personalised, doesn’t shy away from experimentation, and is willing to loosen her purse strings. As she finally comes into her own, it’s only fitting she makes a solo entry. This bride walking into her pheras, against a tunnel of sparklers, makes for an apt example.