17 Outfit Ideas For Temple Wedding To Ace A Timeless Bridal Look

By Divya Arora .

As much unique and out of the box as it may sound, couples who fancy an intimate & low key soiree swear by an effervescent temple wedding equally. For its heavenly aura, the magic it beholds, and the quaint surrealism it oozes with, a temple wedding is an experience that can move you for life!

While the quintessence of a temple wedding is unmatched, dolling up in a way that complements the vibe only adds to your soiree’s entire aesthetics. While you can obviously slip into Anarkalis, shararas, sarees, and even lehengas, dressing up for your temple wedding is all about choosing lively hues, fabrics that boast of whimsical work, and hints of traditionalism.

And because picking that perfect outfit for your sacred ceremony can get a tad bit difficult, we’ve curated a pool of outfit ideas for a temple wedding to make it easier for you. So if you’re a bride who would love to take her pheras amidst the jingling of bells and the divinity around, this look book is meant for you!

1. Minimally traditional

Perfect for the brides who don’t want to skip on their traditionally red bridal dreams, a simplistically flamboyant lehenga like this makes up for one of the best outfit ideas for a temple wedding. While an embroidered blouse would add to your bridal aura, the minimal skirt and dupatta would keep it subdued.

2. The saree charm

Whether you’re a North Indian bride or a South India bride, you can never ever go wrong with those graceful six yards of elegance. Right from chiffons, georgettes, and organza to rich Kanjeevarams and Banarasi, every single type of fabric would make you look absolutely gorgeous. We bet!! Furthermore, go lighter on your jewellery or all extra, the choice is yours.

Image: Rimi Sen

3. Subtleness of Chikankari

This gorgeous nude pink chikankari Anarkali is one of the latest outfit ideas for a temple wedding and we can’t stress enough about the graceful beauty of this piece. While Tanya wore this for her Gurudwara wedding, this outfit can definitely make it for your temple soiree as well. It’s pristine enough to add an umpteen charm to your wedding aesthetics.

4. Anarkali with a twist

If you want to go a little eclectic on your outfit while keeping up with the traditionalism as well, this outfit is what you should be picking and for reasons more than one. Firstly, the leaf green hue of this piece is super edgy yet classic. Secondly, that belted drape adds a hint of chic that’ll tug at every millennial bride’s heart. And thirdly, while it boasts of a pretty print, its flare too is unbeatable.

5. Heavily embellished suit

What this bride wore for her intimate home wedding makes up for one of the best outfit ideas for a temple wedding too. A finely embellished set done in distinctive pastel hues of green, this outfit is worth the save. Suit yourself with a skirt, a palazzo, or a churidaar and it is only going to look pretty and nothing less.

6. That extra bling

For a rather large scale temple wedding, going extra with your wedding outfit doesn’t need a second thought. The point being, go for it!! A sorbet-hued glimmering outfit would only add umpteens to your bridal glow and you wouldn’t even have to change for the reception following your ceremony. This lehenga would easily keep up with your reception glam equally.

7. Uniquely red

If you want to wear red, remember, you don’t necessarily have to go for an embellished or an embroidered lehenga. A piece like this that boasts of glorious and varied printed motifs and bootis would work wonders for your traditional wedding look. Choosing such an outfit is one of the best ways to wear red for your temple wedding without going all OTT.

Outfit: Anita Dongre

8. For the modern bride

This blush pink floral lehenga with a dual-toned dupatta to add that right dash of color is sure to satiate every modern bride’s lehenga desire that’s a blend of contemporary and traditionalism. While the lehenga skirt replete with dainty florals and a glorious border steals the show, what’s going to bedazzle every eye is the contrasting pop of hue created by the turquoise & lime green dupatta.

9. Shararas for that opulence

Shararas and ghararas are a great option when deciding upon your outfit for a temple wedding. Be it a pastel hued elegance or a lively and vivid hue, be it minimally embellished or a heavily laden one, these sets always look wonderful drenched in their flare and exquisiteness.

Outfit: Matsya

10. Sunshining like a diva

Go spirited in this beauteous mustard hued chic lehenga that’s a gorgeous medley of a pretty skirt, a hand embroidered blouse, and a lightweight scalloped jaal dupatta. It is without a doubt one of the best outfit ideas for a temple wedding and should definitely make it to your outfit inspiration boards.

11. Of striking hues

This marsala lehenga that’s a rather contemporary take on the traditional red lehenga would make for an amazing pick for brides who’d love to go modish. With metallic embellishments and a lightweight dupatta, this outfit has won our hearts.

12. Playful tones & prints

This dual-toned printed lehenga with a ruffled edged dupatta is what you need if you want to go absolutely subtle and offbeat for your temple wedding. It’s super easy-breezy and of course, can also be re-worn as it is, without worrying about having to revamp it.

13. Edgy kurta ensemble

Straight kurtas with fun sleeves and teamed up with palazzos, plain skirts, or trousers would perfectly complement the intimate vibe of your temple wedding. If you would be taking your pheras with only your families and closest friends in attendance, such sets should be your go-to.

Outfits: Anita Dongre

14. Go colorful

Wearing a traditionally colorful blend like this outfit would look splendid lending you a timeless appeal. It’s a perfect balance of minimal and heavy and would make for one pretty and latest outfit idea for a temple wedding.

15. That gown-like appeal

This coral piece has struck a chord with our hearts and we’re absolutely rooting for it. A beautifully embellished floor length piece teamed up with a plain dupatta, you’re surely gonna grab all eyeballs when frolicking about in this.

16. A choli Anarkali

A surreal pastel pink elegance, this choli style Anarkali with churidaars would be a great choice for a super close-knit temple wedding. Replete with booti embellishments, this outfit is what you need if you wish to go strikingly minimal for your ceremony and yet outshine.

Outfit: Astha Narang

17. Floor-length Anarkalis

To pull off a flamboyant yet subdued look for your temple wedding, floor-length Anarkalis are undoubtedly your best bet! Right from the minimally embroidered ones and simplistically printed pieces to heavily embellished ones, nothing speaks fancy like a flared Anarkali. Whether you play with hues or prints, opt for a heavy or a lightweight dupatta, or style them minimally or heavily, they are only going to add to your bridal beauty.

Outfit: Nomi Ansari


Dressing up for your temple wedding isn’t really a tough nut to crack tbh. It’s all about picking your favorite kinda outfit in hues that would resonate with the divine vibes of the sacred place.
Brimming with truckloads of ideas, this outfit guide is sure to fill your inspiration boards with the prettiest of pieces for your temple wedding.

About The Author

Divya Arora

A classic blend of old school and modern glam, I'm always happily making the best of both worlds. Zentangling, reading, and journaling keeps my ingenuity high while hogging food and dozing off often comes naturally to me! Also, chai❤️️ Find me on Insta at @divya.arora14