<span>Attending an Indian Wedding:</span> <br><span>All That You Need to Know Before You Go</span>
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Attending an Indian Wedding:
All That You Need to Know Before You Go

Invited to an Indian wedding? Congratulations! You're in for an unforgettable experience. Indian weddings are renowned for their grandeur, vibrant celebrations, and deep-rooted traditions. But as a non-Indian wedding guest, you might be wondering what to expect. With 4-6 events, and each with its own dress code, it can seem overwhelming. Relax, take a deep breath, and let’s get you ready.

India is a diverse country with various cultures, languages, and traditions, and weddings are a reflection of this diversity. Depending on the region, community, and family, wedding customs can vary significantly. It's important to be open and respectful of the cultural differences you may encounter. As multicultural weddings become increasingly prevalent, there is a growing trend of blending traditions from different cultures. This harmonious amalgamation reflects the diverse backgrounds and shared values of the couples and their families. Additionally, some couples opt to adapt the ceremonies to align with the values they were raised with while growing up in the United States. Despite the diversity in rituals and cultures, one thing is common for all Indian weddings- you will always feel welcomed.

Indian weddings often span several days, with multiple events and ceremonies. These may include the Mehendi, Sangeet, Haldi, Baraat, wedding ceremony, and reception. This is the moment when extended family comes together, reconnects, and shares joyous moments together. It’s like one big reunion. Oh and don’t forget to indulge your taste buds on the sumptuous spread of dishes. Indian weddings are all about mouth watering food!

Indian weddings are a visual feast, with attendees dressed in a spectrum of vibrant colors. Don't be shy about embracing bold colors. Avoid wearing black or white for the wedding ceremony, as it’s associated with mourning in some parts of India. For women, a saree, lehenga or sharara is a classic choice, while men can opt for a kurta-pajama or sherwani. Traditional attire adds to the experience and shows respect for the customs.  

While it's encouraged to participate and enjoy the festivities, remember to be respectful. Cover your shoulders during religious ceremonies, remove your shoes when required, and be mindful of cultural sensitivities.

Most importantly, embrace the experience. So dust off your dancing shoes, dawn the latest Indian fashion, and get ready to make lasting memories. Let us know if we can help you with choosing your Indian wedding guest outfit. At Marigold, we take pride in our concierge service, helping individuals express their unique personal style and discover pieces that make them feel truly exceptional.