The whole concentration during an Indian wedding is on the bride and the groom. All the preparations are made keeping mind the requirements of the bride, the groom and the guests. Amongst all this, the parents, and especially the mother of the marrying couple get ignored. But this is wrong, since after the couple, it is the parents, for whom this day is a really big and special day. Hence, even the Indian bride’s mother and the mother of the groom need to dress up properly.
Some of the basic tips for these mothers, when dressing up are as follows:
Choose Nice Colours
Most others feel that since they are now graduating to the role of a mother in law, therefore, they can no longer wear bright and vibrant colours and hence they opt for dull colours. But this thinking of theirs is totally wrong. In fact, everyone expects the mothers of the bride and the groom to be dressed in their best possible attire. Therefore, these mothers should look for nice colours which would look good on them. They can also pick latest design saris or lehngas for themselves.
Do Not Wear Similar Clothes As The Bride
One big caution which these mothers and sisters of the bride and the groom need to exercise is that they should take care that their dresses do not look similar to the dress of the bride. For the bride’s mother keeping this factor in mind is simple, but the groom’s mother will need to ask the bride or her mother about the colour and the style of the wedding garments bought for the bride and then accordingly do the shopping for herself. The wedding day is all about the bride and by wearing a dress that is even remotely similar to her dress, you would end up ruining her day. Therefore, take extra precaution to make sure your dress is absolutely different from the bride’s dress.
Wear Conservative Clothes
Make sure that the design and style of the sari or whatever dress you have chosen for the wedding function is conservative in nature. It is always better to go in for the typical Indian dresses, rather than experimenting with modern clothes. These experiments can be done in other smaller wedding functions, but for the main wedding event, a traditional sari or lehnga is the best choice.
Stay Clear Of Blacks And Whites
Just as it is unsuspicious for the bride to wear a pure white or black dress, similar, even the others of the bride and the groom are not permitted to wear these colours. The most preferred colours for the Indian wedding functions are red, orange, pink, green, purple, or any other bright and royal colour.
The rules of conservative and traditional dressing for the mothers may be fast fading in the modern Indian society, but the fact remains that even today, anyone who is planning an authentic Indian wedding, would always go in for these traditional outfits only for all the participants in this event. In fact, the dressing etiquettes for these functions, requires the participants to wear a dress that is in accordance with the Indian traditions and culture.