What to wear to an Indian Sikh Wedding:

Indian Sikh weddings are known for their vibrant colors, rich traditions, and elaborate ceremonies. If you're invited to attend one, it's essential to dress appropriately to show respect to the culture and celebrate the joyous occasion. Here's a comprehensive guide on what women, men, and children should wear for an Indian Sikh wedding:

General Tips

  • Vibrant colors are highly encouraged, embrace red, pink, orange, bluegreen.
  • Avoid wearing black or white as they are associated with mourning in Indian culture.
Outfit Style
  • Dress modestly and avoid outfits with revealing cuts or plunging necklines
  • If wearing a dress, opt for a floor length option with sleeves.
  • It's customary to cover your head and remove your shoes when inside the Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship). Often, the ceremony will provide head coverings. 
  • Pro tip: carry a pair of light-weight socks with you as you will be walking barefoot inside the temple.

    Tips by gender


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    Lehenga Choli: A lehenga choli is a fashionable outfit consisting of a flared skirt (lehenga), a fitted blouse (choli), and a matching dupatta (scarf). Opt for colorful and heavily embellished designs to match the festive ambiance.

    Saree: Sarees are timeless and elegant choices for Indian weddings. Choose silk or georgette fabric sarees with intricate designs and embellishments. Draping styles may vary based on regional customs.

    Anarkali Suit: Anarkali suits feature long, flowing frocks with fitted bodices. Look for ones with ornate embroidery or beadwork for a regal appearance.

    Footwear: Comfortable and stylish footwear like embellished juttis (traditional flat shoes) or elegant heels will complete your look. Keep in mind, you'll be taking shoes off to enter the prayer hall!

    If you're more comfortable or would like to adorn American dress, ensure that your outfit modestly covers the body and refrains from revealing too much skin (think Maxi dress). 


    Group of men attending an Indian wedding

    Kurta Pajama: A simpler yet classic option, the kurta pajama consists of a long tunic paired with loose-fitting trousers. Add a Nehru jacket for a more formal touch.

    Sherwani: A Sherwani is a traditional Indian outfit for men, resembling a long coat. Pair it with churidar pants and a matching dupatta or stole. Opt for rich colors like maroon, gold, or royal blue.

    Turban: Sikh men often wear turbans, a symbol of respect and dignity. If you're not a Sikh, you can choose a traditional Indian cap (safa) or simply style your hair neatly.

    Mojari: Complete your attire with traditional mojaris (embroidered shoes) or formal dress shoes.


    Girls: Young girls can wear a mini-version of traditional Indian outfits like lehenga choli or anarkali suits. Opt for age-appropriate colors and designs with minimal jewelry.

    Boys: Boys can wear miniature versions of sherwanis or kurta pyjamas. Ensure their clothing is comfortable to let them enjoy the festivities.


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