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What to wear for Haldi Ceremony?

Haldi is a traditional pre-wedding ceremony in Indian culture where turmeric paste is applied to the bride and groom's body to purify and cleanse them before the wedding. It's a more intimate and casual event compared to the wedding, but it's still important to dress appropriately. As a general rule of thumb, it is important to wear outfits in pastel shades of Yellow as it relates to the symbolic color of Haldi (turmeric). 

For Women:
Women can opt for a simple yet elegant outfit for the haldi ceremony. A light-colored cotton or silk kurta with leggings or a skirt is a great choice. You can also add a colorful dupatta to your outfit to give it a more festive look. Avoid wearing heavy jewelry or makeup as the haldi paste can easily stick to them. Instead, go for minimal jewelry and a natural look.

For Men:
For men, a simple cotton or linen kurta with churidar pants or jeans is a good choice. You can also wear a Nehru jacket or a colorful stole to add some style. Avoid wearing anything too formal or heavy, as the haldi paste can easily ruin your clothes.

Accessories:While haldi paste can stick to your accessories too and may leave color, you can wear simple earrings or bangles, but avoid wearing anything too heavy or elaborate.

A simple pair of juttis or sandals can complete your look for both men and women.

Hair and Makeup:
It's best to keep your hair and makeup simple and natural for the haldi ceremony. The turmeric paste can easily stick to your hair and makeup, so it's best to avoid wearing anything too heavy. A simple braid or ponytail with minimal makeup can give you a fresh and natural look for the event.

In conclusion, Haldi is an important pre-wedding ceremony in Indian culture, and it's important to dress appropriately for the occasion. Women can wear a simple and elegant outfit with minimal jewelry and natural makeup, while men can opt for a simple kurta with a Nehru jacket or a colorful stole. Keeping your accessories to a minimum and your hair and makeup simple can complete your look for the haldi ceremony. Above all, enjoy the festive event and celebrate the upcoming wedding with joy and happiness.

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