Are you attending an Indian Wedding for the first time? If yes, then you must be looking for information to help you. This guide will help you by providing all the necessary details with do’s and don’t at Indian wedding.
As a newcomer, you will be amazed to see the pomp and extravagance at an Indian wedding. In case, you have previously attended any Indian wedding, you surely loved it.
What to wear
India is a country divided into 28 states. There are 9 religions and more than 1600 spoken languages. Hence, you can choose from a variety of attires. However, it doesn’t mean you have to wear the attire according to their state or religion. Women can always wear any elegant saree in the wedding and men can wear kurtas. It will be perfect for any Indian wedding.
Saree can surely make you look beautiful and stunning. However, most women are unable to drape it perfectly. Hence, you should take help from Indian women. You can also find perfect guidance from YouTube channels.
Never wear white or black saree in an Indian wedding. You can always experiment with other colors.
Never wear too many jewelry or too heavy saree/lehenga unless you are the bride or her mother/mother-in-law.
You can stick with western style dress. However, you should never wear a revealing dress in an Indian wedding. Avoid backless, shoulderless, low-cut tops, no short skirts and such type of dress.
You should shop at least 2 attires (sarees/kurtas) to attend any Indian wedding because the event never performed in a single day.
Anarkali is a safe option for women. You can buy Anarkali to get the ethnic look without any need of matching blouses. Anarkalis are long tops with a flow like a feel. Wear Anarkali with matching leggings and a kerchief (called odhani in India).
Anarkalis are easy to wear and carry with grace. It comes in numerous styles and colors. You should purchase earrings of matching the color. You don’t have to wear any necklace if you are neither married nor bride. Buy heels/sandals. You need to apply make up the way you do it. You can leave your hair open or try out various hairstyles. Now, you are ready to rock any Indian wedding.
You can buy a dapper kurta pajama. Take help from any Indian friend for shopping.
Never wear pure white or black kurta pajamas. Try any other color.
You can wear a western suit or shirt with jeans.
Hope you enjoyed reading. We will cover Indian wedding ceremonies and traditions in our next article. Stay tuned to know more!