Fabulous Sikh Wedding Dresses and Accessories


Sikh weddings are known as “Anand Karaj” which means a ceremony of bliss. The brides wear a traditional outfit known as a sari. If you’ve ever attended an Indian wedding, then you will notice that all the brides and guests wear colorful clothing because it symbolizes happiness and luck. It is essential for the bride to wear vibrant colors like red, orange, and purple and to avoid colors like black or white (the color white represents death in Indian culture). What the bride wears at the ceremony will always differ from what she wears at the reception. Unlike the ceremony, the reception does not have to be entirely exclusively Sikh themed–many couples have opted to Westernize their receptions. Like the receptions, brides have been known to wear more Western-inspired dresses and to use the color white in their reception theme.

Here are some traditional Sikh or Indian bridal attire and accessories to give you an idea of just how colorful and fabulous Sikh weddings are!

Clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4

Clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4


 We hope you get a chance to attend a Sikh wedding in the future so you can experience how another culture celebrates the union of two individuals.



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