Only the bride gets to wear attire that is high on budget. The rest of the family always stick to themes or budget friendly attires. And being the sister of the bride means you get to wear grand attires provided it does not make you look equal to the bride herself.
To be the bride's sister is an advantage for you as you can add style to the traditional attires that the older generation pester you to wear. Here are some ideas:
A pinch of contemporary
You can have a fusion of contemporary style to your traditional attires. The modern look to age-old cholis is lehengas; you can opt for one if it suits you well. You can also select sharara pants and pair it up with sleek kurtas of bright colours such as yellow, pink or orange. These pants will look like long skirts and are very comfortable to wear.
Traditional saris are for the bride; you being the sister have the liberty of wearing fashionable saris. You can either opt for pre-draped saris or a sari gown. You can also wear a plain sari with a contrasting blouse. If you want to wear net sari, you can complete the look with a full-sleeves blouse.
Do not forget to wear a lehenga that complements your skin tone. Pastel tones with the combination of neon or light coloured embroidery can suit best for the day function. Lehengas vary in their range of designs, so remember to choose wisely lest you end up overshadowing your sister – the bride.
Whatever outfit you pick, don't forget to opt for festive colours. These colours can suit the occasion as well as add colours to the photographs that you pose for.
Many people think that they must bear all the jewels they own on their body for wedding occasions. This is a wrong notion. Wear jewellery that is enough to give you a rich look; be it one diamond neck piece or two gold necklaces. But, don't overdo it. You can opt for huge jhumkas, statement rings, haath phool, maang tikkas, etc. Remember: anything that is sufficient enough to embellish your beauty.
Do not carry your mobile phone in your hand. Being the sister of the bride, you will have a lot of errands to run. It is always best to have a small pouch or clutch that can match your attire. You can store your mobile phone and other makeup stuff in it. You can also store your mobile phone in a small potli and tie it around your waist. If you are short, you can wear heels; else, you can opt for mojaris as it will suit best for wedding occasions, as well as won't trouble you while you run hither thither during the functions.
Finally, don't forget to wear a smile throughout the ceremony!