Often, guests are excited about the idea of dressing up in the vibrant colors and beautiful patterns Desi clothes offer. While guests should feel comfortable wearing whatever they want to wear, we recommend that the bride and groom offer guidance on the dress code for each event and where wedding guests might be able to find reasonably priced outfit options without having to travel very far. We've included a list of clothing brands that sell great Indian and Pakistani outfits at the end, but you will also find some of the best shops for South Asian bridal wear on The Desi Bride.
For women, while embroidered sarees are beautiful, they can require assistance on wearing and are not as comfortable, especially for a first-time saree wearer. We recommend going with a lehenga or kurta / Punjabi suit that is easy to put on and comfortable to wear and dance in. While heavy embroidery and can-can can look appealing, the weight of the lehenga can take a toll if you are wearing the outfit for a couple of hours and dancing the night away. For men, pairing a heavy kurta or a light sherwani with jeans or Desi pajamas does the trick. We recommend going with lighter-weight clothes that still look gorgeous.
On the left is a lehenga and on the right is a saree with a sherwani. PC: Pinkvilla
Traditionally, families preferred no white (worn at funerals) or black (historically a “dark” color), but these days, a lot of families and couples are open to all colors. While your wedding guests may not wear black to the wedding reception, it's quite common for the guests to wear black to a modern Indian wedding reception. We recommend letting your guests know whether or not you have a color preference.
You may choose to vary your dress code by season and wedding destination.
Yes! There are multiple companies that rent luxury wedding lehengas, designer sarees, and other outfits. We encourage you to share these brands with your guests especially if they are only going to wear the outfit once. Check out Preserve and LUKH for Indian wedding rentals.
While most large cities have stores you can visit, we also recommend several credible online options as your guests may be coming from all over.
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