“If it’s a traditional Hindu ceremony, then women can typically wear sarees or a pantsuit outfit. The reception tends to be a bit more lenient because you’re there to celebrate and you want to be comfortable. Being comfortable is the most important thing at these weddings because it’s easier to move around.”
What color should you not wear to an Indian wedding?
Just like you wouldn’t wear white to a Western Wedding, at an Indian Wedding, you should avoid wearing the colors black and white. These colors can be seen as disrespectful since they are common colors when attending a funeral. Also, it’s polite to avoid wearing shades of red because the bride typically wears red.
What should a female guest wear to an Indian wedding reception?
As a guest to an Indian wedding, you are encouraged to wear bright and colorful clothes. Vibrant blue, mint green, orange, and bright pink are good choices of colors. The only color you should avoid is red, since the bride would be wearing red in one of the main events.
How much do you give at an Indian wedding?
The amount of the cash gift varies and is personal to each guest. Whereas you might think of nice round numbers like $50, $70, or $100, in Indian culture we never give a gift ending in 0. The amounts usually end with a “1” such as $51 or $101.
Can you wear black to a mehndi?
If you’re getting mehndi, Chitwood and Marsh both have some fashion tips: “Wear short sleeves so your hands are exposed,” Chitwood says. “Make sure you’re comfortable because you’ll have to sit for a long period of time.” And leave the earth tones at home. “Don’t wear your favorite little black dress!” Marsh says.
Can I wear a kurta to a wedding?
The rule of thumb when attending a traditional Indian wedding ceremony as a guest is to dress anything but formal or casual. Traditional Indian weddings are indeed gala affairs where the outfits need to suit the occasion. For this reason, wearing simple cotton suits and kurtas is not an option.