What to wear to an Indian Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeeShell:  Congrats with your pregnancy, first of all :).

As for the dress to an Indian wedding, I would suggest not to wear black. Indian weddings are usually festive and colorful, so any pop of color should be fine. Simply wearing just black or white may seem out of place. You mentioned the bride is Indian…is she Hindu? Christian? It can also depend on the family as well, but I don’t think it’ll be seen as offensive if you don’t cover your shoulders. As long as you dress appropriately like you would for any other wedding, you should be fine.

As for colors to avoid, usually red is worn by the bride in Hindu/Sikh weddings, but it doesn’t mean you have to avoid it completely. The shade of red she will be wearing will most likely differ from your shade of red.

 

Hope this helps. Have fun at the wedding!

Post # 4
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeeShell:  Sorry, I just realized that you said the wedding was taking place at a temple, so I would strongly recommend you cover your shoulders, either with a shawl or some sort of covering, and perhaps you can take it off for the reception. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeeShell:  Wow, beautiful dress! It looks comfortable and the nude color is awesome as wellLaughing. I think with a shawl it would be perfect. The additional accessories (the bangles) would be sweet touches as well. Also, if you want to add some color, you can maybe get some colorful earrings to wear.

ETA: I also wanted to add that the cobalt color is also very appealing, but stick with what you think is best for you.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeeShell:  Yayy! That’s a very good idea. I would have gotten those dresses too, but I’m not pregnant. Hope you enjoy the wedding/reception. Indian weddings tend to be long, but they are fun!

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