Wedding Dress: Style 11-15

Wedding Dress Style 11: Goan Christian bride and groom dress

Goan Christian brides wear gowns with veil and tiara. Christians in other parts of India wear a white silk sari with brocade work. Some wear a veil with a wreath, others just cover their heads with a pallu. Light jewelry and simple make up complements the look. They carry a bouquet of white flowers. Christian grooms wear two or three piece suits with either bow tie or regular tie.

Wedding Dress Style 12: Parsi bride and groom dress

The Parsi bride wears a white sari with the pallu to the front and a white blouse. She covers her head with the sari. The sari usually is ornate with gold or silver zari work. The groom wears a flowing robe called dugli with white trousers. He wears either a flat prayer cap called fetah or a tapered one called pagri. He also carries a shawl and wears a red tika on his forehead.

Wedding Dress Style 13: Jain bride and groom dress

Jain brides wear saris in bright colors. They cover their head with the sari pallu. They adorn themselves with gold and diamond jewelry. The groom dresses up in kurta pajama or dhoti kurta. Wearing turbans is not essential though some grooms opt for it. The state/region they come from also influences their attire and jewelry.

Wedding Dress Style 14: Buddhist bride and groom dress

Buddhist brides wear a full length dress made of bhaku or brocade. It is worn with a Chinese silk blouse called hanju. They wear a coat on top with a scarf. They wear jewelry made of semi precious stones like coral, turquoise and pearl. Chunky armlets and bracelets along with head adornments are worn. The Buddhist groom wears an ornate sleeved bhaku that falls just above the ankles gathered at the waist with a sash. It is worn with lajha or waistcoat and a cap.

Wedding Dress Style 15: Sikh bride and groom dress

The Sikh bride wears a heavily embroidered salwar kurta in red or magenta. A dupatta over her head is a must. She wears a tika in the parting of her hair. Some prefer to wear lehenga choli as well. The chunni usually has gota kiran or shimmering edges. The groom wears a kurta pajama or a brocade achkan with a turban. The baraatis or males in the groom’s procession wear pink turbans as a mark of celebration.

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