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I know white clothes mean morning and usually Indian brides wear red. I'd like to wear a sari but my wedding is not a traditional Indian/Hindu so I don't want to wear the traditional red/gold combo. But I don't want to wear a colour and have all my relatives laughing because I'm proclaiming myself to be a whore!

Any help you can provide would be fab, I've tried google but turned up nowt
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Ask your relatives for tips I think the significance varies slightly between regions and traditional castes, all I know is to avoid black!
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(Original post by iTalya)
I know white clothes mean morning and usually Indian brides wear red. I'd like to wear a sari but my wedding is not a traditional Indian/Hindu so I don't want to wear the traditional red/gold combo. But I don't want to wear a colour and have all my relatives laughing because I'm proclaiming myself to be a whore!

Any help you can provide would be fab, I've tried google but turned up nowt

awww how sweet your getting married! Congrats!

In the tradition yes ofcourse colour would mean something, but nowadays its all about whats in the trend , and whats hip and whats not.
I dont think you should bother what your relatives are going to laugh about, after all its your special day, who gives a damn?
I would suggest electric blues, turquoises, if you read the Asian Bride, or Asian Women magazine you would see a variety of elegant, sexy saris that would suit your body shape, your style etc.
Asiana has some fab saris, personally dont get the full cover up saris, go for the one sided shoulder thing thats really in, with a bit of flesh showing here and there, it doesnt look slutty but looks quite elegant.
http://www.asianwomanmag.com/
http://www.asianamag.com/

May I also suggest fish tail style indian dresses?
They look so sexy for a wedding

Good luck, please do post pictures of you looking stunning
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i would advise blue, purple, maybe not black and not yellow
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oh I also wanted to suggest some of these designers ...

http://www.hsystudio.com/#
http://visagepk.com/iss44/fashion_1.html
http://www.tazeenhasan.com/

If I can think of more I will definately add more in, just browse the links and you will see a variety !
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Ooh thanks for the designer suggestions. Not 100% sure I'll go with sari in the end (got 3 years to decide!) but thanks for all the help

(Equally welcome anyone who does know the meanings!)
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^^ i just clicked ur profile . . ur only 19 and ur already getting married
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My suggestion would be to go with white/off white/cream/ivory

and if your not too sure about a sari what about a lengha?......it's kind of like a two piece dress and they often come with trails now as well......alot of indian shops now cater to a fusion style wedding lengha in western bridal colours, so you can still have the indian look but without the red

(just remembered, my sister actually wore a pastel shade of gold for her wedding......and from what ive seen in indian shops lately gold is very in this summer)
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these are from utsavsarees.org

and the ones before are from rckc.co.uk
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I don't know if I want a dress that shows off my belly... I am not fat but I would be scared that when I sat down I would end up with a muffin top!

I will look into white/ivory.. I think they would look nice with silver decorations (and all my wedding jewellery would be platinum/white gold with diamonds)

I love brain storming, even so far before the big day!
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Oooh I love saris! Shame I haven't got any though.:s: Does anyone have any suggestions where to get some bright colour floaty ones from, in the London region or from online with a UK branch perhaps? I've looked on the internet too but to no avail.:s: You don't have to be/look traditional in order to wear them and look reszpectable do you? Because I'm not...
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Southall Broadway...........Green Street

Lengha's don't always have a short top, there are so many different styles to choose from! I know quite a few brides who have also wore baby pink in the past

For other ideas you could also check out bollywood movies lol theres actually a website called dmi india who sell bollywood outfits as seen in the movies
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I already have a baby pink Salwar Kameez but I don't think I'd like baby pink as my wedding dress.. I liked the earlier suggestion of an ivory sari.. then it's not white but still incorporates an English traditional colour (my fiance is british)

He's going to wear an indian style suit though, I think they look ace (Can anyone enlighten me as to what these are called too?)

EDIT: I found it.. A sherwani.
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(Original post by iTalya)
I already have a baby pink Salwar Kameez but I don't think I'd like baby pink as my wedding dress.. I liked the earlier suggestion of an ivory sari.. then it's not white but still incorporates an English traditional colour (my fiance is british)

He's going to wear an indian style suit though, I think they look ace (Can anyone enlighten me as to what these are called too?)

EDIT: I found it.. A sherwani.
Thats sounds so cool! there are loads of sherwani shops in birmingham now and they even sell the matching shoes lol my cousin bro is getting married next week and he is wearing a turquise one, when he first told us we found it quite strange but apparently turquise is really in this summer for sherwani's
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Turquoise!? Not for him.. maybe black or navy blue. I have a pic of my dad in one and I might take that into the shop and ask if they can reproduce it.
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To anyone that has saris or more knowledge than me on them , how much did you pay for your saris? Because I've seen some nice ones that can be custom tailored too, but they cost about 150 pounds and upwards, with some around 450 and 800 pounds...

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Depends on where you've bought them! Usually I never spend more than £30-£40? Although I spent £70 on my last sari because it was gorgeous, loadsa handwork, so beautiful!

Personally I think those prices sound rip offs, but I usually bargain ALOT. These shops can spot someone who doesn't know much about saris from a mile off and try and take more money than its worth
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Depends on where you've bought them! Usually I never spend more than £30-£40? Although I spent £70 on my last sari because it was gorgeous, loadsa handwork, so beautiful!

Personally I think those prices sound rip offs, but I usually bargain ALOT. These shops can spot someone who doesn't know much about saris from a mile off and try and take more money than its worth
Where did you get your saris from then? Because I'm trying to find some.
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