Attending a Wedding? Some Ethnic Wear Ideas

Attending a Wedding? Some Ethnic Wear Ideas
Weddings are larger than life events for everyone. And in India, it is celebrated on a whole new level. So if you are invited to attend the big fat Indian wedding, you are fortunate to have quite an experience. Indian weddings are all about celebrations and loaded with glamour and sparkle. There are three main occasions in any Indian wedding where you get to show off your attire.

Choosing what to wear is quite a task as several questions may boggle your mind, like what to wear? Which color to wear? What accessorize to opt for? and so on. So, here are some amazing dress ideas for a wedding guest.

Quintessential Saree

Quintessential Saree


The saree is undoubtedly one of the most happening dresses to wear at the wedding. This long piece of fabric that is to be draped around the waist. It is worn with a crop top called a blouse. You will be amazed to discover the colours and the variety fabric that are available to choose from. Just leave red for the bride. 

If you are a bit confused about what to pick, you can never go wrong with a saree. Be it for the bride's sister, friend or aunt, it is suitable for everyone and any wedding function you can think of. You can get the blouse tailor made. A little bit of skin on your midriff will be visible, but it looks graceful as mostly it is covered by the draping of saree. 

You are expected to wear vibrant shades to add to the festive mood. Mint green, bright orange, emerald blue or fuchsia pink are some of the cool choices. For a light function like the haldi, mehndi, go for an all-over printed floral chiffon saree and adorn it with some traditional neckpiece. 

And if you plan to wear it on the main reception day, opt for a sequin work saree or go for a trendy designer saree in intense colors with glittering embellishments. Do not hesitate to pick a heavy piece of jewelry with a bindi to flaunt your diva look. 

Quirky Kurta

Quirky Kurta
Women who choose comfort without compromising on style can go with the Punjabi kurta. It is a long-top to be paired with a pair of pants or salwar etc.. There is a variety of lust-worthy kurtas to opt for ceremonies like mehendi or haldi.  

You get a wide range of options to select from long kurta & churidar, Anarkali, Patiala suits, high-low kurta, drape kurta, kurta with side slit, etc., trust me; it is a never-ending list! In the sangeet ceremony, which is a dance-centric function, this attire is sure to grab everyone's attention and there is nothing stopping you from rocking the dance floor. 

Lehenga - An all-time love


A lehenga is the most sought-after dress for all Indian weddings. It gives you a regal touch. It is a two-piece heavily embellished dress that has a cropped top with a floor-skimming length skirt. The fabric can be sequined or heavily embroidered. 

Green, maroon or powder pink, you will be amazed to know that there are many opulent styles with eye catchy gold and silver detailing. A statement necklace, with choker and a couple of bangles, holds a fancy clutch, and you're set to attend the wedding.

For the Sangeet ceremony, choose a bright hues lehenga with an embellished top in sequin, off- shoulder or peplum. Put on an elegant jewel piece that goes well with your lehenga colour scheme and you will set the dance floor on fire!

Sizzling Sharara

Sizzling Sharara

Shararas have entered the glamour world. The bride or groom's sister may choose it to redefine the royalty in Shararas, also sometimes called Gharara. Glam it up on Mehendi is an occasion when henna tattoos are applied on the hands and legs of the bride, relatives, and friends. 

 Palazzo Pants

Palazzo Pants

Go for bright-colored flared palazzo pants with quirky prints for the Mehendi ceremony.. Peplum, off-shoulder, cropped, or the ruffled top could give you a great combination to pair it with your palazzos. Just be careful about henna stains on your outfit! 

Dazzling Evening Gowns

If you want to ditch the saree or a lehenga, no worries. Comfortable yet fashionable, an evening gown is an elite taste to adorn on a wedding. This contemporary clothing style will match your boho spirit. Go for subtle jewelry and an elegant clutch that goes well with the outfit, and you are sorted. Adorn them for the engagement party, cocktail night, or slay it even in the reception.   

Indian Wedding Dresses for Men

Indian Wedding Dresses for Men

Though women enjoy the widest varieties of fashion and style, men today are no back either. Men have ample of options to showcase their style statement as well. Here is the list of wedding attire options for men for Indian wedding ceremonies.

Appealing Sherwani for Desi Style

Sherwani for men

For those who want to go the traditional route, opt for the sherwani. It is a long (knee length) coat-like top. You have to pair it with a churidar (pair of cotton slacks). Men are usually expected to wear sherwani. If you do not feel like buying it, you can consider renting an authentic sherwani.

Printed Jackets - Add Some Quirk!

Printed Jackets

A printed floral jacket would be an apt outfit for a quirky Mehendi ceremony for the men who want to do it simple yet an eye-candy look. 

Pathani Suit - A Stylish Ensemble

Wearing your dapper look in a pathani or afgani suit is just perfect for grabbing a lot of female attention in any occasion of wedding ceremonies. They are incredibly comfortable yet add to your masculine personality.

Slay in Suit

Slay in Suits

Men can go for a formal option and a promising alternative to the traditional outfit for weddings. The suit is a smart selection for the bachelors' party. Wear this groomed English look in the winter weddings of India.

A couple of Other Things to note

  • Do not overdo with the accessories. Know how much is too much.
  • Play with silhouettes, wear your personality, and do not compromise on comfort.
  • Color-coordinated wedding dresses add up to the ambiance of the evening.
  • Avoid wearing red as it is generally considered as the color often worn by the bride.
  • Glamp up with joy and love for celebration.

The bottom line is to have fun with fashion. You have got all the rights to be inventive to nail it in the royal Indian wedding couture. Let us know which one of the lists stole your heart away in the comments section below.

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