For long, the color red has often been termed as mandatory for Indian brides on their wedding, similar to white for Christian brides. However, today brides are seen moving away from the traditional colors and making some utterly unconventional choices.


When we talk of inspiration for fashion and style, every girl would love to follow her favorite Bollywood diva. Undoubtedly, our Bollywood stars have given us serious fashion goals when they flaunted some non-red colors on their big day.

1. Kareena Kapoor Khan

The stunning beauty when tied the knot with chhote nawab, Saif Ali Khan of the Pataudi family chose to repeat her mother-in-law’s ravishing golden bridal lehenga which was restored by Ritu Kumar and Manish Malhotra added some works of embroidery on it.


2. Soha Ali Khan

It seems like breaking the trend is in the blood of the Pataudis. Following the footsteps of her mother, Sharmila Tagore, and bhabhi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Soha Ali Khan too ditched red and happily embraced an off-white saree with orange dupatta. In her jewelry, the maang tikka and passa proved to be eye catchers.


3. Dia Mirza

The former Miss Pacific chose anything but red for all her wedding ceremonies. For her big day, the diva chose a gorgeous beige and turquoise sharara by Ritu Kumar.


4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

With no arguments, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most beautiful women and the diva chose to wear a golden yellow saree for her wedding to junior Bachchan. According to sources, Aishwarya never had the thought of wearing red, instead, she wanted to try something different. Thus, her choice of golden yellow saree made her look no less than a goddess.


5. Gul Panag

Gul Panag chose an onion pink lehenga with intricate golden embroidery for her wedding, designed by  J J Valaya. She complimented her lehenga with stunning traditional jewelry.


6. Konkona Sen Sharma

The Bengali beauty tied the knot with actor Ranvir Shorey in February 2010. The actress served to be another example of defying the red color when she chose to ditch red and choose a golden cream saree with traditional pieces of jewelry which once belonged to her grandmother.


7. Karisma Kapoor

As we all know, the Kapoor sisters will definitely win the match in giving us pure fashion goals. The elder sister, Karisma Kapoor had a non-red bridal lehenga too. She opted for an intricately embroidered pink lehenga which made her clearly stand out from her contemporaries. Matched with her lehenga, she wore traditional chooda and kalire. Undoubtedly, Karisma carried the whole look effortlessly and gracefully. 

8. Anushka Sharma

The wedding of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli is often called the wedding of the decade. Not a single mobile phone was devoid of the breaking news of their wedding. The glamour and uniqueness of the whole event definitely swayed everyone. For her bridal lehenga, Anushka broke the tradition and chose pastel pink. “Anushka wore a pale lehenga with renaissance embroidery in vintage English colors embellished with silver-gold metal thread, pearls, and beads”- as quoted by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee when asked about Anushka’s bridal lehenga.


9. Amrita Puri

The Aisha famed actress got hitched to beau, Imrun Sethi in Bangkok. The actress chose an ornate off-white and gold lehenga for her wedding designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Apart from her lehenga, her diamond choker and gold kalire attracted everyone’s attention.


10. Asin Thottumkal

Asin has two wedding ceremonies- one Hindu and the other Christian. For her Hindu wedding ceremony, the actress chose a golden Sabyasachi lehenga, teamed with diamond jewelry and a gorgeous maang tikka. Asin slew the world in her bridal avatar.


12. Neha Dhupia

The actress surprised as well as shocked her fans when the news of her and actor Angad Bedi’s wedding came out. The couple had initially maintained complete secrecy on their wedding. The gorgeous bride chose to stay simple yet elegant in a pastel pink lehenga and diamond jewelry. 

Published by Joseph Nicholls