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    Eastern Wedding

    We have been invited to an Eastern Wedding-our neighbors are from India. As anyone ever been to this type of wedding? I just am trying to figure out what to wear to the ceremony and luncheon and then later that night to the reception. Everything takes place at a wedding venue.






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    How exciting. I have not attended an Indian wedding but a friend did. I recall her saying it was quite an elaborate celebration. If I remember correctly it was over the course of a few days. She went with wearing a traditional Indian garment, kind of like a sarong. I came across this website which may be helpful? https://www.theknot.com/content/what...indian-wedding

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    We went to the beach ceremony and reception here in Aruba many years ago at the Sonesta and it was elaborate and interesting.
    The reception was in the ballroom of the casino. I wore a black sleeveless dress and sandals. Paul wore a dress shirt tie and slacks.
    He removed the tie and it went in my purse 5 min into the ceremony when he saw no other guests with a tie. The bride was in an elaborate beaded gown and she had henna tattoos on her hands. It was a one and done for us. Too hot !!
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    I forgot about the henna tattoos! They lasted for weeks after she got home.

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    We've been to two Indian weddings. In both cases, the bride and her mother helped us with what to wear. The first one was traditional and it was a complete hoot! The second one, the family was in traditional garb and the rest of us were in semi formal wedding attire. Generally, it's a multi-day affair so bring your spare liver.
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    Thanks! I did find that site, but still wasn't sure. I do know it is over a few days. We are invited to the Eastern Wedding, luncheon and evening reception which is a few hours from here. He is marrying non Indian girl and they are also having a Western Wedding before the reception, which I don't think we are invited. They are also having two events a few days before. One is at his parent's home-a religious service of some type at the house and a reception later that day at a hall which we are not invited to-I think it is more a of religious thing. However; if it is in the backyard, I'm sure I will see and hear it.






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    We went to one once. It was our next door neighbor's daughter. I wore a suit (I was 14 years old). It seemed it lasted for several days.

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    It should be a lot of fun. We were supposed to go to his brother's wedding, but they did something small due to Covid. I'm going to talk to my neighbor and get a better idea of what to wear. The girl he is marrying is Hispanic, so it will be interesting. We will need to spend two nights in a hotel since the ceremony is at 10 am and the reception at 6 pm.






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    I do have a kind of funny experience about a wedding I saw but was not invited to. I was on a solo trip to San Diego. My room was on the 12th floor of the Crowne Plaza. I heard a lot of activity outside and looked out to see a procession moving towards the front door of the hotel. There was a white donkey all decorated and carrying a man wearing a fancy robe while a number of people walked along side. Not too much later I decided to head to the pool on the fourth floor. Now mind you, there were no signs announcing a private event and I walked right into a wedding ceremony in progress. It looked gorgeous, I was embarrassed and a little annoyed that there was nothing posted!!!!

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    So the wedding is Friday. I ordered a choli lehenga from a place in India that my neighbor recommended. We did a video call and I picked out a fushia one. We did measurements via video call and it was altered and shipped. I got it a few weeks ago. My neighbor came over and showed me how to wear it properly. She also said the evening reception is an American reception and I can wear what I want, and the choli lehenga would just be for the Eastern wedding and luncheon. She also invited us to come over last night for the henna on the my hands, but we had already committed to bring the cars to National Night Out. On Monday, they set up a huge tent with tables and chairs in their backyard and have had people there constantly-local and out of town family and friends. They also have more tables and chairs in their garage. When we came home last night a little after nine, the lights were on in the tent and cars lined the streets(they are a corner house). They should be starting sometime of ceremony at the house about now. I hope it is inside because our generator goes on for 5 minutes at 10 am every Wednesday morning and it sounds like a lawn mower. We don't know how to change it. I am going to do some peeking out of the window to see what is happening, but have to head out soon to pick up a new computer(yeah, I could have had it shipped, but by picking it up in Delaware I save almost $200 in taxes-well worth the hours drive). Tomorrow night we go up to the hotel where we will spend two nights after having dinner with Stu's cousin and her family and I get some baby holding time in. I'll post pictures over the weekend. Thanks for all your help.






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