Post # 1
My brother-in-law is marrying an Indian woman in about four weeks and they’re having a traditional Indian wedding. Last weekend, I was told that they would like all the women to be in saris for the wedding. The wedding is in the Chicago area, so I know the other guests will be able to go to Little India and be fitted for saris. As far as I know, there is no sari shop in the area I live in, and I don’t think I’ll make it to Chicago again before the wedding.
Is there a good online store I could order a sari from? I have no idea what I’m doing. All we were told was not to wear white or red. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Post # 3
@cmbr: Could you ask the bride or someone in her family to choose (and get) one for you? They would probably be pleased to be asked especially since they have invited you to take part in their culture.
Post # 4
@j_jaye: This whole thing has kind of been a shit-show. The same day I found out about this, my husband found out he’d have to rent a tux (was previously told there was no bridal party), but they hadn’t decided on a place to get them from yet. Our niece was told that she was going to be a flower girl. There’s just a lot of miscommunication and poor planning.
I’m pretty sure I’d need to be measured for the top part of the sari, so I’m not sure if I could just send in measurements, or…..I don’t know. Every time I try to ask questions about this stuff, nobody seems to know what’s going on.
Post # 5
Maybe google or yelp can help! Depending on where you live there may be shops nearby you can walk into. I’m not sure if eBay or amazon has any? It would be worth a look!
Post # 6
@cmbr: Definately get measured. I am assuming you would also need someone to show you how to warp the sari properly? I would still contact the bride. She might have a cousin or friend that she could put you in touch with. Let her know it is important to you to get it right and respect her culture.
If they are bad at communication unfortunately I think you will need to take control of the communication for things that involve your FI and yourself.
Post # 7
Do you live near any major metros?
I’m from Boston, and the Goodwills here ALWAYS have saris for sale!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
@cmbr: does the fiance have an extra sari that you could wear, if you’re the same size? I was brought as a date to a wedding before, and one of the other guests offered to track down a sari in my size for me to wear.
Post # 9
Here are a few reputable online sites that you can send in your measurements and you will receive it in a good time frame.
http://www.utsavfashion.com/ ( Best one by far)
I hope that helps!!
Post # 10
This is kind of late but utsav is a good site.
You can rent saris online as well. borrowitbindaas.com