Post # 1
I’m going to an Indian wedding next week. It’s a Sikh wedding but outdoors not in a temple. I asked the groom about dress code and he said “semi-formal or Indian”. Later, after I purchased a dress, he added “no red”. I’d describe my dress as orange. Can anyone confirm if its okay? Its a bit longer on me than this model, and I’m dressing it up with gold jewelry.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Red is reserved for the bride so wearing somehting red would be like wearing something white to a Western wedding. I would say the dress is red and a no go. Sorry.
Post # 4
I personally think it would suit just fine, although I’m not sure how adament he is about the “no red” – was it like…a firm, nothing near red? perhaps you should describe it more as a Burnt Orange, so he knows its red -“ish”?
Style wise, I think it’s great!
Post # 5
I would wear something different. I feel like it’s like wearing off-white to a wedding. It’s not quite red, but it’s close enough.
Post # 6
These questions are always hard because we can only see the pic as it appears on our own monitor.
If the maufacturer labels the color “Cinnabar”, I would be confident that it is a burnt orange or cinnamon color, not red.
Post # 8
nope, it’s a reddish color.
Post # 9
I would find a different dress. This one is too close to red and I think its a little casual for ‘semi-formal’. Indian weddings are pretty formal, I would play it safe with a cocktail dress.
Post # 10
If we describe many whites as “off-white”, but still deem them unwearable on bride-wears-white weddings; I would call this dress “off-red”, and choose not to wear it out of respect.
Post # 11
I personally think the color is okay, but I’d try to dress it up as much as possible. Indian women get decked out at weddings and you might feel underdressed if you keep it simple.
Obviously you want to respect your friend’s wishes, but I think it’s strange that he asked you not to wear red. I’ve been to plenty of Indian weddings where women wear red and pink saris. At my cousin’s wedding in India (I’m half Indian), I wore a red sari that my two cousins helped me pick out. Maybe text your friend a picture of that dress to be on the safe side?
Post # 12
I’d say it’s too close to red, and is maybe too casual for a wedding.
Post # 13
It looks a little casual to me? as well as being too close to red, I’d fid somethig different.
Post # 14
Echoing some other responses, it’s not semi-formal and it’s reddish so I’d say keep looking.
Post # 15
Too red and too casual to me! I’ve been to a Sikh wedding before – you will need to dress it up a little! The ladies go all out. There’s gold or silver embroidery on their clothing, and a LOT of jewelry. Also – make sure you have easily removable shoes, and a sheer scarf or shawl.
I know you said it was outdoors, however the wedding I attended was at the temple and we had to remove our shoes and cover our hair to enter. Plus we sat on the floor – not chairs! Just another thought for dress. I don’t know what is specific to the temple and what could be carried over to an outdoor wedding – but it can’t hurt to keep it in mind!
Post # 16
Hey thanks to everyone for the help. I’m not worried about being too casual because it fits quite differently than on the model, and I have a jeweled belt and shoes, and jewelry. However, considering the analogy of off-white to white, I’ll look for something else to wear.
Also, unfortunately I can’t easily ask more questions to the groom. It was difficult to get this much info from him, the invitation came with none, and we don’t know him very well. I’ve never met the bride. Its a fairly large wedding and we’re invited because we’re in town at the same time for another friend’s wedding. I haven’t had much time to plan this. Thanks again.