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This pre-wedding party during an Indian wedding is one during which everyone comes together to sing, dance and celebrate the upcoming union. Although there are usually performances at other events as well, this is usually the biggest night of performances. You may see the bride or groom's family members and friends singing, dancing and performing skits.
People tend to wear brighter colors to sangeets. You will see a wide array of occasion wear, from sarees to lehengas to anarkalis and more.
If you're on the groom's side, you may also participate in a baraat before the ceremony. During the baraat, the groom is led to the marriage venue in a dancing procession of family, friends and other members of his side. Keep the baraat in mind as you plan your outfit, if you’ll be a part of it.
If the ceremony occurs in a temple or other religious place, you’ll be expected to remove your shoes, sit on the floor and cover your head with a dupatta, or scarf. The main ceremony usually lasts about an hour and a half to two hours.
To get a sense of what type of outfit would be most appropriate, you should ask a member of the wedding party where the ceremony will be taking place. Though the ceremony has become more flexible than it used to be — especially with brides opting for outfits in a variety of colors — it’s always safer to stay avoid wearing blacks, whites and reds. Definitely plan on getting dressed up, but don’t plan on going too blingy.
The reception takes place later in the day, after the ceremony. Expect lots of food, lots of dancing and lots of speeches.
Since there is usually a sizable enough gap between the ceremony and reception, many people tend to go change into another set of clothes.
Many people dress up the most for the reception. Sometimes they dress up even more for the sangeet, but it all depends. Expect some people wearing deeper tones and darker colors. Once again, you will see people in a wide array of outfits, but our customers tend to choose lenghas most often for the receptions they attend.
From Diwali, the Festival of Lights, to pumas to all the other special occasions in our lives, here are semi-formal pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down.
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