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The Wedding Makers

From designer cakes and posh invites to destination weddings closer home, let experts help you put together a stunning wedding in your city.

Picking your wedding wardrobe is possibly one of the toughest decisions you will make in your life. It might help a little to learn what's trending this season.

Kolkata has a soft spot for saris and most Bengali brides remain loyal to the traditional Bengali wedding attire. The contemporary touch comes from interesting blouses and innovative drapes. Intricate traditional embroidery and embellishment is still the top choice.

The colour story extends from soft shades of salmon pink and ivory to deep colours such as turquoise, wine and burgundy.

Tied to Tradition

When it comes to Bengali brides, red still rules the roost. "Red and gold Benarasi saris continue to be the popular choice," says Soumyajit Laha, owner, Priya Gopal Bishoyi a popular shopping address.

This wedding season, Laha says, their bridal collection boasts a few stunning Benarasi saris including a number of half and half pieces in bright colours.

Full bodied bomkai and bright ikat sarees from Odisha are popular picks for bridal trousseau, informs Artaranjan Mohapatra, marketing manager, Boyanika. "We have a few exclusive pieces by national and state award winning weavers," says Mohapatra. There's a range of kurtis and shirts made of handloom fabrics for the groom.

For the men who prefer tailor made attire, Ayub & Sons,

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