Wearing Red to an Indian Wedding

Wearing Red to an Indian Wedding

svb1I attended my first Indian wedding recently and had a beautiful salwar kameez that I wanted to wear. However, it was red, and I wasn’t sure if I could wear red to an Indian wedding since the bride often wears red.Thankfully, I have Indian friends who could advise me. In this case, the wedding was Christian and the American bride planned to wear white. Problem solved. I wore my salwar kameez without qualms and was joined by others in the wearing of red.

However, I wouldn’t recommend wearing red to all Indian weddings. The religious background of the families as well as the bride’s attire should guide your decision. If in doubt, ask questions of those who know more than you OR make the safe choice and choose a different color to wear. After all, you don’t want to offend the wedding couple who has so graciously invited you to this special celebration.