With the wedding season quickly approaching, there’s much to get done, and while most people can’t wait for the celebrations to start, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re riding the same stressed boat as us with only one thing on your mind: what in the world are you going to wear? She might be your closest college pal, but does that mean you have to blow up three months of hard-earned income on a sangeet lehenga? Most definitely not! We’ve got you our list of ethnic ensembles that are in-vogue, fun as can be and within budget – so take note!

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Cita 9’s hot pink georgette anarkali set with a contrasting lime yellow dupatta is perfect for a sangeet function. Brightly coloured and with a heavily embroidered dupatta that’s got its dose of sparkle – you’ll be comfortable enough to dance the night away while still looking glam.

Price: ₹18,000; for more information log on to www.cita9.com or write to the brand at citanine@gmail.com

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Having your outfit ready is one thing, having the perfect accessories to go with is an entirely different ball game—and one that we’re particularly fond of! You can always go easy on your clothes and instead, amp them up with the right accessories. These gorgeous trinkets from Periwinkle available on Pernia’s PopUp Shop are just the bling you need.

Top Left: 24k gold-plated, matte finish, hand-crafted long earrings with a mother-of-pearl head and green curved zx stones.

Bottom Right: 18k gold-plated, matte finish, hand-crafted long earrings with a mother-of-pearl head and pink zx stones in a geometric shape pattern, set in copper metal.

Price: ₹5,400 each; both items are available on www.perniaspopupshop

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Pristine in pastel – with this jumpsuit, you’ll marry modern elements with traditional artistry resulting in one beautiful ensemble. Plus, its soft and light texture makes for a great option for a morning or afternoon function.

Price: ₹32, 800; Shop for this item at www.perniaspopupshop

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J by Jannat brings to the table a pink chanderi silk anarkali with thread and dabka work on the bodice and sequin detail at the bottom. It comes with a draped net dupatta and a lycra net churidar.

Price: ₹29,500; for more details you can contact the brand at +91 8588900101 or write to them at jbyjannat@gmail.com. You can also shop for this item at www.perniaspopupshop.com

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Another fantastic pick is this baby pink net gown anarkali with a pearl and charkhi gota embroidered bodice and border. It comes with a pink lyrca net churidar and pink net dupatta, which also features a charkhi gota border.

Price: ₹44,000; for more information you can log on to www.surabhiarya.com or shop for this item at perniaspopupshop.com