Puzzled what to wear to an Indian wedding celebration and where to rent or buy from?
Devi’s Closet comes to the rescue with affordable renting options for everything from jewelry, handbags to the beautiful Indian outfits for both men and women. Leave your LBD at home, Indian weddings are bright, colorful and elegant with lively music, and delicious food. Most Indian weddings also have large groups of Non-Indian friends and family attending who are always looking for the perfect outfit solution for every event.
We have compiled a list of our FAQs:
What should I wear to an Indian wedding ceremony?
For women a traditional saree/sari is the way to go with some matching jewelry. Stay away from wearing red and white combinations as the bride typically wears these colors. Men can wear a heavy kurta or sherwani for the wedding ceremony.
What should I wear to the sangeet?
Women can wear a saree, salwar kameez, lengha or an indo western dress with matching jewelry. The sangeet is a music night where there is typically a lot of dancing. We recommend an Indo western dress or Salwar Kameez with matching to jewelry to assure you have a variety of outfits over the 3-4 days. Men can wear a kurta to this function.
What should I wear to an Indian wedding reception?
For women we recommend a salwar kameez, legha or an Indowestern dress with matching jewelry to maximize comfort again during all the dancing you will be doing. There will definitely be lots of people wearing sarees so if you want to go all out traditional it never hurts to wear a saree. For men we recommend a heavy kurta or sherwani.
What should I wear to the pooja or Mandvo?
This is a traditional ceremony where you will be sitting and we recommend women wear a saree with matching jewelry and men wear a kurta.
How do I wear a Saree?
Reference the video below and note Devi’s Closet provides you with a mini-kit with all the essentials. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh9Iz3h4FYo&feature=plcp
One of the most spectacular parts about Indian weddings is to see how much your non-Indian friends and family embrace the culture. They want to dress in the traditional saree or sherwani for the wedding, wear a beautiful indowestern dress or kurta, salwar kameez to the reception, mendhi, garba and sangeet and take tons of pictures to show their friend how beautiful and handsome they look .
Devi’s Closet features sizes extra small to large depending on the designer and each saree rental includes back-up size at no additional cost to ensure fit. Devi’s Closet provides customers with a pre-paid, pre-addressed package to return the outfit and/or accessories along with a $5 insurance fee to protect against damages. The rental price includes dry cleaning and the care of the garment. Don’t forget they even ship the borrowed pieces to hotels and other venues so you don’t have to carry your clothes to your next special event across the country. (Here is a video that will help visualize the process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE38WYfpys0&feature=plcp)