Destination Weddings are now the latest trend of the wealthy, with some even hosting extravagant engagement parties in foreign countries. If you’ve been invited to such a wedding, chances are that you have no idea what is and isn’t appropriate to wear. Appropriate wedding wear depends on several factors- the destination, the culture and traditions of the couple, and the number of guests invited. It would also do you good to keep the personal taste of the couple in mind. Here are some pointers-
● Destination vibes If the venue of the wedding is in a quiet chapel on a hill, it would be wise to dress simple but also dress European. Likewise, if the wedding is to be in Udaipur, then you can dress in your most lavish ethnic wear such as lehengas, sarees, and salwar suits. If the wedding venue is small and only a few people are invited, dress as minimalistic and as elegantly as possible. For European or Christian weddings, you can wear formal dresses, or order a blazer and formal ladies' pants online in India.
● Culture and traditions Many weddings held abroad tend to have cross-cultural couples. If that’s the case, dress according to the traditions of the person inviting you to the wedding, be it the bride or groom. If you aren’t too sure about the type of wedding it will be, try to take someone at the wedding party aside and ask them in advance about the expected dress code, even if mentioned on the invitation card. For example, a European wedding would have a formal dress code, which may or may not include fascinators. Find out in advance to make sure you don’t embarrass yourself.
● Size and type of crowd The number of guests invited can give you an idea of how expensive the wedding would be. If it's a grand wedding, you can dress lavishly and experiment with bright colours. If it is a small and intimate wedding, choose sombre and more formal colours. Wedding etiquette is very important, and the last thing you want to do is embarrass or offend the couple or their families on their big day.
● Your relationship with the bride and groom This is perhaps the most important factor. If you are a close friend or relative, you do not risk offending them and you probably have a better idea about how the event is going to be held. You have more freedom to be creative with your choices, and you might even be asked to help other guests during the wedding. Stick to the theme, but don’t dress in outlandish clothes, and certainly don't wear anything that could take the attention away from the bride. Keep these tips in mind, and you will have a stress-free and fun destination wedding experience. Dash and Dot is an excellent online shopping site that is reliable and has a wide variety of clothes for you to choose from.