Indian wedding is a big fat affair brimming with pomp, bling, colors, noise, and god knows how many relatives. And well when the occasion is so big you need to dress accordingly. Because no matter which wedding you attend your attire is going to be minutely dissected, and a verdict shall be passed on its appropriateness. Also, just because you are not the bride and the groom does not mean you will go unnoticed. So, while you may not want to over shadow the couple tying the holy knot, you sure want to dress well. When it comes to Indian weddings, we don’t have any set code to define guest dresses for weddings.
You can be wearing a sari, lehenga or a sherwani depending on your tastes and gender. But still, many questions arise when it comes to etiquette for the guest’s dresses for weddings. Will lehenga be too over the top? Or an anarkali too simple? How much jewelry is too much? If you have questions like these, you have come to the right place. We have come up with a guide on dresses for weddings. It will help you to select the most suitable dress for the next wedding that you attend.
KISS (Keep it simple silly):
No, you may not kiss the bride. But it is a mantra that you can live or dress with. You might be tempted to unwrap all your finery and show them off at the wedding. But control those urges and don’t preen like a peacock. Try some elegant and classy saree or a lehenga with intricate detailing or even an anarkali. The dresses that you select can be of any material and style as long as it is decent and does not clash with the bride’s outfit. Men can go for a Khadi or silk Kurta, Bandh Gala Jacket or even a toned down sherwani.
But Not that simple:
You might garner a different kind of attention if you show up in your regular office wear. This is an Indian wedding that we are talking about, so make an effort to look the part of it. After all, you don’t want to give the impression that you would rather be someplace else. So avoid daily cotton wears.
Follow the theme:
If there is a theme to the wedding then please follow it. The bride and groom or at least the wedding planner would have taken great pains to decide on the wedding theme. Be a good sport and respect their wishes.
Keep a check on the gold:
You are not Bappi Lahiri and hence cannot get away with those extra kilos of gold. Jewellery is of utmost importance and most talked about artifact at the weddings. Try to match your jewels with your outfit. Necklaces, earrings, bangles or a head piece completes an outfit. Make sure that yours makes a statement in a very understated way.
Hopefully, our guide will help you find the best outfit for next the wedding you attend.
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