Post # 1
For those of you planning a hindu ceremony/ fusion ceremony…. what are you thinking about doing for your bridesmaid dresses? I like the idea of having them wear lenghas, but none of them are indian and I want them to be comfortable. Would it look weird/odd to have traditional american bridesmaids dresses?
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Only one of my bridemaids is Indian (I’m not Indian either) and I’ll be having each wear a lengha or sari (prestitched sari will make it easier for them to walk).
But they will be changing into gowns of their choosing for the reception. I might also wear a white wedding dress or nice gown for the reception to do the bouquet and garter toss as we’re having a fusin wedding.
I think its best to discuss with them what they feel comfortable wearing. My friends all love Bollywood and were excited at the opportunity to dress up – so am I! hehe
Post # 4
For our fusion wedding, the bridesmaids are all wearing matching red and gold saris for the ceremony. For the reception I am changing into a white wedding dress, so I am having them all wear black knee-length dresses of their choosing, and got them all purple/gold shawls to make them all seem more cohesive and to make it go with our peacock colored reception theme more. They are wearing the same gold jewelry (my bm gift to them) for the ceremony and reception too.
Post # 5
All my bridesmaids are wearing saris. It was much easier gettings saris than lenghas.
Post # 6
yeah – I am doing a similar thing as you all. I wanted to do lenghas like this, but it got too difficult:
So, my bridesmaids are wearing saris for the ceremony and then I am changing into a dress (hubby into a tux) and since our reception is black tie, all the girls are wearing floor length black gowns of their choice or a black saris. I have to allow a sari because I have one super traditional bridesmaid. What do you guys think of that? Or should I say no?
Post # 7
Aarti, those lenghas are very pretty! What color sari are your bridesmaids wearing for the ceremony?
I assumed that my FI would want to change into a black tux for the reception but he said no! His reasoning is that he wears suits to work and that he never gets to wear sherwanis! Maybe I can convince him to wear the tux because I think he’ll look so suave!
I’m also giving my bridesmaids the choice of wearing a lengha/saree for the reception or change into full length gown. Only one of my bridesmaid is Indian but the others are very excited about wearing Indian clothes which is why I gave them a choice for the reception. I find it difficult to tell my friends what they should or shouldn’t wear – I just want them to be comfortable and have fun.