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As the last grand ceremony of your wedding celebration, your reception ceremony deserves all the possible attention. And that's why you need the perfect outfit for this day. 

Your reception dress can transform your entire look. And while the beauty of a gorgeous designer outfit never fails, it is important to think of buying something that is not only stylish but also comfortable. From extravagant couture to budget-friendly designer wear, there are plenty of trendy options out there that can become your future wedding reception dress. Whether you're a minimal bride or a bride that loves an OTT sense of fashion, your reception outfit should reflect who you are. 

Whether you're throwing a casual backyard ceremony or a glamorous black-tie event, we've combed through countless styles and researched gorgeous outfits from designers to suit every style, wedding aesthetic, and budget! Don't settle for anything but the best outfit and steal the limelight on your special day.

Scroll down and check out 41+ wedding reception dress ideas that you're going to love!

Best Wedding Reception Dress Ideas

1. Ivory & Gold Embroidered Lehenga 

An ivory and gold lehenga should be on top of your list. Made with a raw silk and tissue base, this gorgeous lehenga is laden with gotapatti embroidery. Shimmer and voluminous, this lehenga is a keeper!

MRP: Rs 188,000 | BUY HERE

2. Golden Hand Embroidered Saree Set

If crepe and silk are your choice of saree material, then this creme-coloured saree with gold hand embroidery from Pink Peacock Couture is a good fit. The minimal shimmer from the embroidery on this seamless nine yards is perfect for an intimate reception ceremony. Plus, you get to look elegant from every angle!

MRP: Rs 51,800 | BUY HERE

3. Pink Embroidered Anarkali Set

If you're thinking about comfort and style, then a pink Anarkali in cotton silk base should be on your list as part of your wedding reception dress. Decorated blue and peach Resham embroidery and lace detailing along the borders, it's a design by designer Ajiesh Oberoi and looks amazing with matching pants and an organza dupatta. 

MRP: Rs 26,000 | BUY HERE

4. Blush Pink Draped Saree 

This blush pink saree in crepe base is an effortless outfit perfect for your reception. It comes with an attached net drape along with a satin organza embroidered blouse. The winning element? It's flowing, long, draped sleeves covered in lines of sequins and perfect as a wedding reception dress. 

MRP: Rs 29,400 | BUY HERE

5. Navy Blue Layered Lehenga

Nothing beats the regality of a stunning navy blue lehenga. Ideal for an evening function, this double-tiered lehenga in a velvet base comes with a rose gold hand embroidery, a matching minimal blouse and a copper tissue dupatta that works in contrast with the entire outfit. 

MRP: Rs 53,550 | BUY HERE

6. Blush Pink Chiffon Frilled Saree

Wanna keep your wedding reception dress simple yet fun? Well, a frilled saree in baby pink will take you miles. Made in a chiffon base with frills and frowns from top to bottom, this saree looks best with its sequinned halter neck blouse and the gorgeous gota pattie detail on the border. 

MRP: Rs 36,999 | BUY HERE

7. Midnight Blue Hand Embroidered Lehenga

From the house of Vvani by Vani Vats, this midnight blue lehenga in velvet with rose gold hand embroidery and dotted sequins work is a dream to look at (and hopefully wear!). When paired with a lightweight net dupatta, this ensemble will help you slay!

MRP: Rs 120,000 | BUY HERE

8. Grey Organza Gown With Elaborate Drapes

Who doesn't love an OTT gown? From the house of Kalki fashion, this fern grey organza gown is layered with a fancy bodice and elaborate drapes on the shoulders. The pleated fabric gives it an elegant vibe, adorned with hand embroidered cut dana in geometric motifs. 

MRP: Rs 49,140 | BUY HERE

9. Red & Purple Raw Silk Embroidered Lehenga

This raw silk lehenga is laden with intricate embroidery in a design by the ever-so-loved Jayanti Reddy. The winning point of this dual-coloured lehenga is not just the embroidery but also the amazing deep-neck blouse and the organza dupatta. 

MRP: Rs 3,89,300 | BUY HERE

10. Mint Printed & Embroidered Lehenga 

Designer Tarun Tahiliani never disappoints! Made with kasab satin in a whimsical mint green hue, this lehenga is imbibed with lace and diamond embroidery, paired with a foil jersey blouse and a tulle cape. 

MRP: Rs 99,900 | BUY HERE

11. Navy Blue Embroidered Cape Set

Take a break from your regular outfits with this outfit from Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan. Featuring a navy blue tulle cape gilded with petals, applique, bugle beads metallic yarn, and sequins hand embroidery. The cape itself is such a dreamy and heavy element that the rest of the outfit doesn't need to be too much work. 

MRP: Rs 48,700 | BUY HERE

12. Emerald Green Fish-Cut Gown

Gowns are always a wonderful choice for any bride. This emerald green fish cut gown comes in a net base with sequins embroidery and some off-beat 3D curved bodice that would flatter all kinds of curves. 

MRP: Rs 135,000 | BUY HERE

Also Read: What To Wear When: Reception Gowns Vs Reception Sarees

13. Prussian Blue Embellished Reception Gown

Speaking of gowns, let's talk about this A-line Prussian blue gown in organza by Parul Gandhi. The winning feature of this gown is the off-shoulder detail that is plain in contrast to the heavily embroidered bodice. 

MRP: Rs 47,840 | BUY HERE

14. Grey Embroidered Jacket With Striped Saree

An outfit by Siddartha Tytler never disappoints. Featuring a grey organza jacket with applique work and striped sleeves, this grey saree is further adorned with stripes along the border. This wedding reception dress is elegant and chic in every fashion.

MRP: Rs 58,000 | BUY HERE

15. Navy Blue Tulle & Crepe Gown

A navy blue gown that falls down your body effortlessly and hosts a gorgeous slit along the centre will be a show stealer. Made on a crepe base with bugle beads and feathers, this gown features a slight trail along its back made out of faux feathers that looks stunning. 

MRP: Rs 185,000 | BUY HERE

16. Wine Satin Pleated Saree

Pleated sarees made with Japanese satin are so in vogue these days thanks to their effortless grace. You can pair them with a matching blouse and wear a bunch of OTT afghani jewellery and you're good to go for your reception party!

MRP: Rs 9,000 | BUY HERE

17. Anastasia Black & Nude Tulle Gown

The Anastasia Black and Nude Tulle Corset Gown is the perfect pairing for any bride. Crafted with layers upon layers of black and nude tulle and crepe material along with some mesh fabric, this gown comes with a full, textured flared bottom and a side slit. With the flawless side slit and tailored corset bodice, this off-shoulder gown would look ravishing when paired with some glittery jewels.

MRP: Rs 13,990 | BUY HERE

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18. Peach Sequins Embroidered Saree 

As a new bride, you have to have your fair share of Indianwear outfits ready whether you wear them whenever you need them. Sarees are one of the best kinds to have in your trousseau as they can be re-worn several times. This peach net and tulle saree loaded with sequins and beads embroidery by Seema Gujral is certainly a set worth investing in and is a perfect wedding reception dress for sure. 

MRP: Rs 68,000 | BUY HERE

19. Rosalind Red Satin Corset Gown

Say yes to the dress! A fabulous and luxurious red gown made with rich Armani satin fabric, this body-hugging gown comes with an impeccable tailored corset bodice and bustier detailing along with mesh-lined cutouts with criss-cross detailing meant to follow your curves. A body-skimming mermaid lower body of the gown with a front slit gives this gown's wearer a tantalising look that is hard to ignore!

MRP: Rs 9,990 | BUY HERE

20. Black Hand Embroidered Chanderi Lehenga 

What's more breathtaking than a black lehenga with a wide base? This black chanderi silk lehenga is adorned with Dori, Resham, sequins and pearl embroidery. The embroidery is present on the blouse and the border of the lehenga's skirt, giving it a gorgeous overall look. 

MRP: Rs 59,500 | BUY HERE

21. Dark Red Abstract Print Lehenga

Yes, we love a nice abstract lehenga with a voluminous skirt. Made with organza, shantoon, crepe satin, and net base, with abstract gold prints and embroidery, this red lehenga by Bhumika Sharma is a dream to the eyes of the onlooker. 

MRP: Rs 63,400 | BUY HERE

22. Black Raw Silk Embroidered Lehenga

You know what they say, a good lehenga will always outshine when its blouse is designed to perfection. From the collection of Ridhi Mehra, this black raw silk lehenga with floral embroidery is positively radiant. Plus, the embroidered blouse's plunging neckline is just bewitching for your wedding reception dress!

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 168,000 | BUY HERE

23. Bronze Embroidered Gown

Looking for a wedding reception dress idea that is chic? From the catalogue of Kamaali Couture, this opulent bronze gown in net and satin base comes with a voluminous flare and peplum bodice, featuring sequin embellishments and artsy drapes.

MRP: Rs 68,000 | BUY HERE

24. Jodhpur Tales Midnight Blue Anarkali

Gajra Gang by Nykaa Fashion has come up with some stunning ethnic outfits off late. One such is this midnight blue Anarkali from their Jodhpur Tales Collection. This Anarkali Kurta features a scoop neck and is adorned with multi-coloured Resham embroidery. The set is crafted from a high-quality georgette, this kurta features mirrors and tassels, giving it a stunning appeal. 

MRP: Rs 12,999 | BUY HERE

25. Blue Embroidered Jacket & Pant

Make a breathtaking entry with this bespoke jacket lehenga from Pink Peacock Couture. Featuring a blue-coloured jacket crafted from raw silk and adorned with layered frills and dainty rose gold embroidery, this outfit comes with similar coloured pants made from dupion. The entire ensemble looks sophisticated and the heaviness of the embroidery is perfect for a reception. Pair this with a pair of gold-plated statement earrings, and you're good to go.

MRP: Rs 186,000 | BUY HERE

26. Sky Blue Leilani Lehenga

Reception functions don't mean that you're just meant to wear darker hues. You can let pastels rule the event as well. An example of that is this sky blue silk lehenga with floral print and a blouse with a plunging neckline from the catalogue of Ridhi Mehra. 

Source Ridhi Mehra

MRP: Rs 89,900 | BUY HERE

27. Flamingo Pink Noor Sharara

This tonal, short sharara set is adorned with close, delicate gota motifs on cotton silk with zardosi and gota handwork to highlight the neckline. Complete with a beautiful net dupatta, it exudes grace and class from top to bottom. 

MRP: Rs 32,999 | BUY HERE

28. Sweet Pea Anarkali In Ivory

Kalidar anarkalis are gorgeous. This ivory kalidar Anarkali, enhanced with frills at the edges and complete with sequins details is a product of the ingenious design by Rishi & Vibhuti. You get to twirl charmingly in this outfit that is easy to carry and stunning to look at.

MRP: Rs 20,500 | BUY HERE

29. Black & Ivory Embroidered Anarkali

A design by Masaba Gupta will always be close to our hearts. This black and white Anarkali is embellished at the hem with a wide border while touching the floor with its wide and elegant flair. We love the full sleeves and, of course, the long net dupatta that goes with Anarkali. 

MRP: Rs 49,000 | BUY HERE

30. Black Digital Printed Lehenga 

Digital print lehengas by Rohit Bal are an absolute riot. This lehenga, featuring a black chanderi blouse and heavy voile base comes with digitally printed red flowers that are present on both the blouse and skirt. Loved by brides all over the world, these lehengas are a wonderful choice for almost any wedding function.

MRP: Rs 55,000 | BUY HERE

31. Cherry Berry Lehenga By Masaba

First seen on her hit Netflix show, Masaba Masaba, the cherry berry lehenga may be a bridal wedding lehenga, but it serves the purpose of being a reception lehenga almost equally. With a patchwork scoop neck blouse embellished with sequins & tie-up tassel detail at the back, the lehenga comes with embroidered borders along with kianri insertions and lotus motifs painted on the skirt. 

MRP: Rs 120,000 | BUY HERE

32. Latifa Chanderi Stripes Saree

Be it mehendi, haldi or reception, Payal Singhal's designs are just the perfect choice for any function. When you saunter into the venue in this pink-grey chanderi strip saree, you get to shine in its glory. It comes with a stone colour velvet embroidered choli and colour velvet petticoat. Style it with statement jewellery and embellished footwear to ace the outfit!

MRP: Rs 36,500 | BUY HERE

33. Noor Lemon Yellow Lehenga

This gorgeous lime green lehenga made with soft cotton is embellished with mirrors and silver appliqué. Paired with a fully embroidered sleeveless blouse and organza dupatta, the embroidery combines silver with pretty turquoise and pink threadwork and coloured tassels that give this a young, happy vibe! Our pick for a day-time affair any day.

MRP: Rs 55,999 | BUY HERE

34. Grey Duchess Satin Embroidered Gown

Channel a heavenly vibe with this ensemble. This grey mermaid gown, laden with sequin, pearl and bead embroidery along with a cut dana work bodice is designed in such a way that it gives the bride a dramatic silhouette and highlights the torso with a long bodice. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 26,400 | BUY HERE

35. Multi-Color Organza Embroidered Lehenga 

Another off-beat choice for a reception celebration would be this beautiful multi-colour organza lehenga. Covered in geometric embroidery in multiple colours, this lehenga also features mirror work and a draped sleeve choli, making it quite a stunner for any occasion. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 49,500 | BUY HERE

36. Purple Raw Silk Kalidar Lehenga 

Purple is such a ravishing colour for an evening function. This bright purple raw silk, kalidar lehenga with traditional prints and mirror embroidery looks alluring, especially when paired with a mulberry-hued dupatta and a raw silk blouse with hand-done mirror-work. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 49,995 | BUY HERE

37. Green Silk Draped Skirt Set With Cape

Take a break from regular lehengas and sarees with this forest green draped skirt and a printed cape with zardozi & threadwork embroidery. The set is accompanied by an embroidered waistband and a floral embroidered blouse, giving it a very regal look overall for your wedding reception dress. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 55,800 | BUY HERE

38. Purple Floral Print Lehenga 

If you're looking for a lehenga on a budget, then this purple floral lehenga by Odette should be on your shortlist. Adorned with sequins and zari embroidery, this flowy lehenga would look show-stopping on a bride during her reception!

MRP: Rs 4,828 | BUY HERE

39. La Frayere Gown

Designed with scintillating pleated fabric in rose gold, this gown by House of Fett known as the La Frayere Glow is a draped gown that will add stars to your fashion statement. The outfit has a V-neck and a circular neckline along with a flared cowl bottom that hugs the body at the waist while flowing down the hips almost perfectly. Add some luxurious accessories like a statement clutch and a pair of long earrings, and you're good to go!

MRP: Rs 8,550 | BUY HERE

40. Purple Aahana Banarasi Chanderi Anarkali

If you're looking for a stylish wedding reception dress that is something minimal and easy to carry, then this purple Anarkali by Mahima Mahajan is a good pick. With an embellished bodice, cutwork panels and floral woven motifs, the outfit is made with Banarasi chanderi silk. The organza dupatta comes with added tassels, making it ab absolute beauty to behold. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 35,010 | BUY HERE

41. Oyster Organza Gown

Another stunning gown from Kalki Fashion, this oyster organza gown with wide sleeves are made with tissue organza fabric. It hosts a deep V-neckline, and sports multi-colour cut dana, beads and sequins embroidery on the waistline as well as the yoke!

MRP: Rs 43,140 | BUY HERE

42. White Organza Lehenga With Puffed Sleeves

We love a good puffed sleeve outfit. This ivory lehenga features a corset blouse and is adorned with intricate embroidery along with cold shoulder puffed sleeves. It is, without a doubt, an uncomplicated yet voguish outfit worth being in your trousseau. 

Source Aza Fashion

MRP: Rs 50,310 | BUY HERE

Things To Keep In Mind While Choosing Your Wedding Reception Dress

1. Pick Something Practical

Your pick should be practical. The wedding reception dress that you choose should be evergreen, simple and easy to wear or something that you can modify later. So, do not choose one to just hang in your wardrobe permanently! Pick something that can be re-worn on a later occasion without a second thought. 

2. Try To Match The Outfit To Your Theme

If you're planning to host a function with an overall theme, then make sure your outfit matches your theme. Allow it to merge with the theme of the reception as the bride and groom are the ones who complete the story on this special occasion. So, without fail, keep the theme in mind while deciding on your outfit.

3. Try New & Exciting Colours

We often see brides going for colours like gold and silver for their receptions. But there's no rule for that. Try something new or untouched. Pick a floral outfit, or maybe something offbeat in pastels. The options are endless when it comes to wedding reception dress designs. 

4. Comfort Is King

This particular tip speaks for itself. No matter what outfit you're choosing, you have to ensure that your outfit is as comfortable as it is fashionable. Never compromise on the comfort of your outfit since you'll be celebrating, dancing and spending hours in it. If it's not comfy, move on!

5. Always Buy Your Outfits Early

Purchasing your outfits months before the actual celebration is a practical decision. Not only will your outfit cost less, but it will also be easier to get alterations and adjustments done in time. 

6. Getting Extra Opinions Never Hurts

Whenever you're buying an outfit for your reception, make sure you let your bridesmaids or parents tag along. They will give you good advice on what looks hot and what doesn't. But make sure you take someone honest (without being mean).

7. Focus On Fit Not Size

Yes, you must focus on the fit of the outfit and not the size. Don’t purchase your reception dress with the intent that you will lose weight by the time your wedding will happen. Buy your Mehndi, Reception, and wedding dresses that fit you now. Going for smaller-sized dresses, considering your diet plan and exercise regime is never a good idea.


Brides! We agree that the toughest decision to make is when it comes to choosing a reception outfit. Most people know what they want for their wedding, mehendi and haldi. Mostly, brides-to-be struggle with their sangeet and reception outfits, trying to weigh whether they should go for western wear or ethnic wear. However, the fact of the matter is that your reception is going to be the last celebration and you deserve to go all out! No matter what outfit you choose, you should look and feel beautiful in that ensemble no matter what. So, we hope you liked this list of reception dress ideas and where to buy them and wishfully found your dream outfit.


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41+ Best Wedding Reception Dress Ideas & Where To Buy Them From!

by Shivani Singh

41+ Best Wedding Reception Dress Ideas & Where To Buy Them From!