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What to wear:
Women: Because the wedding is in Cancun we are recommending packable, lighter fabrics. Wear your most vibrant outfit! Lehengas, anarkalis, and gowns are great. Black is usually not worn. Don’t worry about showing torso, that is quite standard with Indian clothing. There will be lots of dancing so make sure your outfit is comfortable (hence we don’t recommend saris).
Men: Brightly colored kurta with pants. If you choose to select a standard beige/white kurta that is perfectly fine just throw a stole on it (usually red).
The Baraat + Ceremony + Reception
What to Wear
Women: Wear a Lehenga, Anarkali, or Gown. Do NOT wear red (the bride will be wearing red) or black. If the family is quite traditional, they will also ask you to avoid white as that is typically the color of mourning in India. However, in more modern weddings white/cream and gold is fine to wear especially because the ceremony will be outdoors and it will be warm outside.
Men: We recommend lighter colors as well for this event and either a Kurta or a Sherwani. These will often have a bit more embroidery or gold work on them. Perhaps they have more of a collar or an embellished stole. Again, don’t wear red or black. The groom will likely wear a beige “sherwani” (similar to a kurta) with red and gold highlights. However, that does not need to stop you from wearing beige/red/gold as well as those are the most common colors for kurtas.
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