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Invited to Hindu wedding. What to wear?

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Invited to Hindu wedding. What to wear?

Iv been invited to Hindu wedding and not sure what to wear to temple?

Temple is in the morning and ceremony afternoon.

Temple - can I wear pants and polo shirt? Does it have to dress suit?

When I go inside the temples, people guiding or doni just kind blend it? Never been to Hindu wedding before?

Not sure about what to do at the temple?
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Wear good socks, not the usual ones you have that are worn with holes in them because you must remove footwear before entering the temple.
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Wear a suit. Simple.
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x-batman wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 10:04 am
Wear a suit. Simple.
That would be my suggestion. A nice sherwani doesn't come cheap. And has limited use. I have a closet sitting with three that never see the light of day.

But if you want to go all out, might as well dress like the king

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Wear whatever you are comfortable in. There is no set standard for a Hindu wedding/ceremony. Having said that, wear something tasteful. Even jeans with a decent polo tshirt works. Shorts, however would look bad.
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mr_raider wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 10:52 am
That would be my suggestion. A nice sherwani doesn't come cheap. And has limited use. I have a closet sitting with three that never see the light of day.

But if you want to go all out, might as well dress like the king
LOL I mean like a regular 2 piece suit, with dress shirt, tie, dress pants and blazer

This is coming from me - a Hindu guy lol
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You havent specified how much you are willing to spend or what you have -

1) You have nothing Indian and are not willing to spend on buying - Just wear a formal shirt and trousers. Suit or tie is also ok. Noone will be hard-pressed on what you wear if you are an acquaintance.

2) Willing to spend few $$$ - Buy a "kurta" at any Indian cloth store. A cotton or a khadi kurta is a simple one. A silk embroidery is more suitable for weddings and events. I dont know how much it costs here In Canada as I never bought one here, but consider spending something like $20-50. Wear the kurta on a blue jeans and it will go well. You can also buy the whole set, kurta and pajama (pants), but I must say the pajama will be uncomfortable if you never wore before.

3) Willing to spend more $$$ - Buy a sherwani. Or just go to the store and tell them your budget and they will show all sorts of fancy stuff.

Please dont wear a polo shirt.

In the temple, you just sit at a corner and observe. At some point, everyone will stand up and start clapping to a religious song, clap in their rhythm or pretend to do so. Do not start clapping loudly and out of sync. In short, just try to do what others are doing.
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Mr Bean wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 12:05 pm
You havent specified how much you are willing to spend or what you have -

1) You have nothing Indian and are not willing to spend on buying - Just wear a formal shirt and trousers. Suit or tie is also ok. Noone will be hard-pressed on what you wear if you are an acquaintance.

2) Willing to spend few $$$ - Buy a "kurta" at any Indian cloth store. A cotton or a khadi kurta is a simple one. A silk embroidery is more suitable for weddings and events. I dont know how much it costs here In Canada as I never bought one here, but consider spending something like $20-50. Wear the kurta on a blue jeans and it will go well. You can also buy the whole set, kurta and pajama (pants), but I must say the pajama will be uncomfortable if you never wore before.

3) Willing to spend more $$$ - Buy a sherwani. Or just go to the store and tell them your budget and they will show all sorts of fancy stuff.

Please dont wear a polo shirt.

In the temple, you just sit at a corner and observe. At some point, everyone will stand up and start clapping to a religious song, clap in their rhythm or pretend to do so. Do not start clapping loudly and out of sync. In short, just try to do what others are doing.
That's about right.

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ysl5710 wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 8:26 am
Iv been invited to Hindu wedding and not sure what to wear to temple?

Temple is in the morning and ceremony afternoon.

Temple - can I wear pants and polo shirt? Does it have to dress suit?

When I go inside the temples, people guiding or doni just kind blend it? Never been to Hindu wedding before?

Not sure about what to do at the temple?
A dress shirt and dress pants is sufficient. Make sure no holes in your socks. Save the suit for the reception. Usually there will be lunch after the ceremony as well. Don’t get there early no one will be there lol.
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abc123yyz wrote:
Aug 24th, 2018 1:07 pm
Don’t get there early no one will be there lol.
Valuable advice indeed.
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Amateur.

This is how it's done:

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