Choosing what to wear for a wedding can be a challenging process. But it can be made even more difficult when the wedding celebrations differ from what you are used to. When you’re invited to your first Indian wedding, you naturally want to be respectful of their traditions and customs. But as you’ve never been to one before, you may not know what attire is considered appropriate. The last thing you want is to embarrass yourself and the newlyweds on their big day. So what should you wear to an Indian wedding? Read on to find out.
Bright colors are encouraged
Indian weddings are known for being colorful, and wedding guests are often encouraged to continue this vibrancy. So when choosing possible wedding guest outfits, remember, the brighter, the better. Look for bright shades of pink, orange, green and blue as you start your search for an outfit. If you want to create a glamorous look, also consider metallics such as gold and silver. Always make sure that your skin tone suits the color your choose before you buy to ensure you look your best.
Try to avoid wearing red, as traditionally this is the color worn by Indian brides on their wedding day. You should also overlook white and black as these are associated with mourning and funerals.
Respectful of Traditions
Ask the newlyweds in advance if they would like you to wear a saree to their wedding ceremony. If they say yes, you then have a clearer idea of what you should be wearing. Sarees come in a variety of beautiful styles which you can find online or in store. If you only’ have a small budget to work with, you can look for online promotional events such as the Voonik saree sale. There is also the option of renting if you don’t think you will wear the saree in future. It can also be beneficial to look for tutorial videos that show you how to wear the saree correctly.
If you aren’t required to wear a saree, you should still respect Indian customs. Choose outfits that make you feel amazing but also cover your shoulders. Avoid anything too low-cut or short too.
Wear easily removable shoes
Shoes are an integral aspect of your wedding guest outfit, especially during an Indian wedding. During the ceremony and rituals, you will often be required to remove your shoes. This is a sign of respect when entering a holy place. Try to choose a pair of shoes that complement your outfit but are also easy to take off when needed. But don’t feel you have to choose a small heel or a simple color either. Colorful and embellished high heeled shoes are favored by Indian women attending weddings. So this gives you the perfect excuse to buy something bright and fun.
You should know have a better understanding of what you should be wearing to the Indian wedding you’ve been invited too. But if you’re still in doubt, talk to the bride and groom before the big day. They are bound to be happy to give you advice and teach you more about their customs.