Quick Answer: What do you wear to Indian mehndi?

The attire for this is Indian but more casual (think Anarkali suits in cotton, linen, or more casual fabrics are great). Also, the mehndi can stain, so we’d encourage wearing something with shorter sleeves. Avoid wearing very loose tops or dresses too, to avoid accidentally getting mehndi on your clothing.

What do guests wear to a mehndi?

If so, wear an outfit with short sleeves so your hands and arm are exposed. A traditional lehenga or saree isn’t required—but if you want to wear one, go for it! Otherwise, any formal outfit with lots of color (and jeweled bangles and accessories) are perfectly appropriate.

What should you not wear to an Indian wedding?

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 money do you give for 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.

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Do you bring a gift to a Mehndi party?

Don’t worry about a gift.

In fact, you’re likely to leave a Mehndi party with a gift yourself. “No gift is needed, as the bride will have favors for you! These may include things like colorful dupattas, perfume bottles, small beaded bags, and, of course, bangles! A staple at most Mehndi parties,” Marsh says.