(Closed) how many parties and how many outfit???

posted 8 years ago in South Asian
Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

How fun!!

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 # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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 πŸ™‚



Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did:

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
4 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
35 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so jealous!! No saris for me. πŸ™ I desperatly want to wear something from these designers: http://couturerani.com/

Especially this one:

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