Post # 1
so i was curious to know how many function do you have for your wedding and how many dresses, saree or lehenga will you wear 🙂 add pics if you have any 🙂
so i’ll share first
i’ll first have a traditional sri lankan wedding ceremony wearing the traditional saree and 7 necklaces
then we will have a reception – with a time for buddhist prayer – and i’ll wear a white dress
two days later we will have what we call a home coming (meaning the bride coming into her new home) i’m suppose to wear a red outfit but not sure about a dress or a saree
the week after we will have a reception in my mother village, if was thinking about wearing the saree and the necklace my husband will gifted me on the wedding day
then when we’ll be back in Europe, we will have a party for the family that couldn’t attend the wedding in Sri Lanka, i’ll probably wearing a nice simple saree
as you can see i’m not really into lehenga and being born in Europe i love to wear formal dresses
i put photos for traditional outfit i’ll wear for the wedding and also the structure (poruwa) where the ceremony is perform
and my white dress
share yours !
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Post # 5
Ok so here goes, and ofcourse I am going shopping soon to India, so no outfits yet!
Day 1 -Mehndi – I will wear a lengha or maybe a very dressy Shalwar Kameez
Day 2- Pithi – I will wear a simple yellow outfit, so that everyone can rub the pithi all over me, and it might get dirty! I am also suppose to never wear that outfit again, and its considered goodluck if I give that outfit to one of single friends that they’ll get married soon!
Same night I will change for our Sangeet – I will wear a heavy fun Lengha! and ofcourse same goes for him!
Day 3-Nikkah – I will wear a white heavy sari. I might change colors if I wear white to the reception!
Reception (later on that same evening) – HEAVY Pink/Green Lengha or I am still debating if I want to wear my white gown! I bought a gorgeous traditional american white bridal gown, that I was going to wear to our civil ceremony, but that never happened!
Day 4 – Satada – Basically my goodbye from my parents house, so just a regular dressy sari.
Yay! That gets me all excited talking about it!! I can’t wait to see all your pics, I’ll def try to upload some of mine!
Post # 6
yeahhhh finally an answer 😀
i’m sure your reception lengha will look great
when do you plan to go in India and where are you gonna hold all these ceremony?
which white gown did buy? i have a 4279 demetrios that comes with a bolero so the strapless is more modest
Post # 7
I’m having two nights of fun. First night is mehndi. Then wedding ceremony and reception the next night. I will have three outfits.
Post # 8
I’m having four events.
First is a mehndi – a really casual party. It will be at home and I’ll probably wear a salwar that I already own.
Next night is the garba – I bought a bandhani chaniya choli in Ahmedabad for this. As I wanted something very Gujurati for this! (His family is from Gujurat, I’m Maharastrian.)
Next day is the wedding day! for the ceremony I’m wearing a deep maroon banarasi sari with gold zari work. I really loved the look of this simple traditional sari – no beading, just the intricate embrodiery.
For the reception, I’m going more modern. i bought a pale green and red velvet lengha sari. It has heavy rhinestone beading on the front but the fabric is chiffon so it’s very etheral and light. I love it!
Post # 9
We’re having five events total (fusion Indian-American):
Civil ceremony: traditional white American dress
Casual mehendi party: Probably a a short-sleeved salwar or an American tea-length dress so arms and feet are bare (it will be more party than mehendi)
Rehearsal dinner next day: Sari — either purple or turquoise
Ceremony: Sari — either turquoise or red, very simple
Reception: Either white dress again, turquoise sari, or red sari
Still not sure about which to wear to what (clearly) but bottom line is 5 events & 5 outfits!! My dressmaker is an angel 🙂
Post # 10
Haldi (pithi) – Found an old, cute, orange chenia cholie.
Mehndi – Chenia Choli
Sangeet – Chenia Choli
Savachini – Concept Sari
Wedding Ceremony – Mango colored sari (as demanded by a CKP wedding)
Wedding Reception – Panetar (because I like to mess things up since i’m guju and maharastrian)
Darn! I haven’t posted photos online in an organized fashion yet, I will, promise!
Post # 11
OH Hello there! I’m getting married the srilankan way too! I’m european/caucasian and I am a bit freaked out at the grandeur of sri lankan bridal outfits. I’d so love to squish in a traditional white dress too, but I don’t know if it will be possible. Is it against tradition?
How many dresses do you wear for a wedding? In Europe we only use one! Well, I’ll have the traditional ivory coloured saree and necklaces on the buddhist ceremony, and then a red or orange dress for homecoming( is orange acceptable? ). I’d like to wear a dress, but maybe it will be a saree.
Post # 12
Ashika- I’m doing the same! Three outfits – mehndi (something more casual), ceremony (white dress), reception (white dress then heavyish lehenga- red/gold)
I need to lengthen my sleeves for the lehenga, does anyone have advice? I don’t want it to look awful and time is a factor now. Sample photos would be great or tailors in the DC area….
Post # 13
I’m so jealous!! No saris for me. 🙁 I desperatly want to wear something from these designers: http://couturerani.com/
Especially this one: