Marriage is the happiest moment of a girl’s life. And more so for a girl in a Bollywood film. Even if it’s not a typical Bollywood masala flick, it remains incomplete without a wedding scene. And the darling of the occasion remains the alluring bride. Bright makeup, sparkling jewellery and designer dresses – we see the silver screen glow each time these actresses walk down the aisle. We take a look at the hottest brides, Bollywood isshtyle.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jodhaa Akbar


She played the royal Rajput queen married to a Mughal (Emperor Akbar, to be precise). And she looked every inch a Rajasthani bride in the aad or the central neckpiece to a traditional pallu style veil. Aishwarya’s less and simple makeup in contrast to heavy jewellery was a hit among girls.

Rani Mukerji in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna


This is the classic red bridal look, which is commonly seen in Indian scenarios. Wearing this embroidered red lehenga, Rani Mukerji’s bridal act bewitched the audience.

Kajol in My Name Is Khan


As a second-time bride who is also a mother, Kajol’s look was not over-the-top. Draped in a bright red saree with gold borders and detailing in colour, she had minimal makeup and jewellery. Kajol looked like a modern bride.

Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express


Wearing the traditional golden-red Kanjeevaram silk saree along with the cummerbund, maang tikaa and coin necklaces, Deepika Padukone looked a ravishing south Indian bride.

Katrina Kaif in Singh Is Kinng


In the movie Singh Is King, Katrina Kaif truly resembled an Indian Barbie. She sported a pink-turquoise lehenga with matching heavy jewellery. She looked contemporary and graceful.

Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! 


Moving away from the reds and oranges, Madhuri lit up the screen when she appeared in this yellow golden dress and of course, also because of her dazzling smile. Maang tikaa, huge nose ring and flowers in her hair look amazing.

Priyanka Chopra in Kaminey


She is so far the boldest and simplest bride we have ever seen on the big screen. Playing a Maharashtrian bride, she wore the traditional green nine-yard saree.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Chokher Bali


Beautifully donning the get-up of a Bengali bride in Chokher Bali, Aishwarya looked gorgeous in this red-maroon saree with detailed forehead design and bindi.

Kareena Kapoor in 3 Idiots


Wearing a heavy brown orange Anarkali dress with pearl golden jewellery, Kareena Kapoor looked one royal dulhan.

Karisma Kapoor in Zubeidaa


The traditional bridal trousseau colour could not have looked better on any other actor than Karisma Kapoor. Portraying a girl madly in love in Zubaieda, Karisma looks like an innocent bride in this ethnic get-up.

Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar


Keeping the makeup minimal and wearing the traditional Kashmiri dress with exquisite jewellery, Nargis Fakhri epitomised Kashmiri brides.

Preity Zinta in Veer-Zaara


Wearing the shades of plum and green in this satin dress, Preity Zinta looks elegant. The nath is very eye-catching on this minimal makeup look.

We think these divas looked their best as the most beautiful brides on screen. You can take a cue from them too to look your best on your big day!

Photos: Publicity Stills | Imaging: Jyoti Desale