The first thing that comes to mind of any individual, when he or she receives an invitation for a wedding, is the dress that they would be wearing to the function. And if the invitation is for an Indian wedding, it becomes even more important that proper planning and preparation is done for choosing the right outfits to wear to the wedding ceremony, along with the pre wedding ceremonies.
Some of the most basic considerations which one needs to keep in mind when selecting these Indian wedding garments are as follows:
Avoid Black And White
In India, both the colours, black as well as white are not considered to be very auspicious colours, and therefore, wearing these colours to any cultural ritual is not considered good. In fact, both of these colours are associated with death or funerals and therefore, have no place in any wedding or pre wedding functions. Indian weddings are all about culture and tradition and hence, wearing of pure black or white dresses, are frowned upon. Your dress can have dashes of these colours present in it, but the complete dress or the base of the dress should not be of these colours.
Go The Indian Way
You may have the most amazing lace dress present in your wardrobe which may be brand new as well, but wearing the same to an Indian wedding will only make you look out of place at the wedding and the appeal of your dress would be lost completely. One should always opt for a traditional Indian wedding dress for these occasions.
Indian weddings are very formal affair and therefore, casual dressing is not allowed. Men wearing jeans or females wearing casual suits are just not acceptable. Even if you are a distant guest to the party, still you are expected to put on your best dress for the occasion.
One thing that gets most noticed at these weddings, besides clothes is the jewellery that you wear. Your jewellery will not just represent your status, but the way you team it up with your wedding garments will also show how good a fashion sense you have. Besides jewellery, other accessories like bangles, shoes, bindis, etc., also go a long way in giving you that perfect wedding look.
Conservative Approach Is Better
This is no rule, but Indian weddings are extremely traditional in nature, and too much exposure is not widely acceptable in our culture. Therefore, those deep necks, strapless or backless blouses, etc. should be avoided and one should opt for more conservative styles for their wedding clothes.
The Indian traditional clothes are beautiful and have a royal appeal to them. Therefore, when you get the opportunity to dress like a prince or princess at these weddings, you should not compromise in any manner and find the prettiest Indian garment for yourself and attend the wedding with confidence and looking perfect. The above rules or guidelines are pretty common to India and every Indian is aware of them. Therefore, when you attend any Indian wedding, you would find everyone following the above rules, making it appear like there is a dress code for the occasion when everyone is actually simply following the Indian traditions for dressing up for an Indian wedding.