(Closed) is this an acceptable dress to wear to an indian wedding?

posted 6 years ago in South Asian
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wouldn’t.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

nope, it’s a reddish color.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Blushing bee

I’d say it’s too close to red, and is maybe too casual for a wedding.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It looks a little casual to me? as well as being too close to red, I’d fid somethig different.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Echoing some other responses, it’s not semi-formal and it’s reddish so I’d say keep looking.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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! 

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