Bridesmaids huddlling for a photo session before the Hindu wedding ceremony starts

Combining The Best of Both Cultures In Wedding Traditions

{Bridesmaids & Groomsmen:
an American Wedding Tradition in South Asian Weddings}

Bridesmaids and groomsmen donning matching outfits have become a norm in South Asian weddings in the US, Canada, Australia and other countries. South Asians are incorporating the best of both worlds into the lavish Indian weddings. Getting 10 matching saris and 10 matching kurtas in the USA is basically impossible. There are a handul of stores that will manage the procurement process, but most South Asians make a dedicated wedding trip to India, Sri Lanka et al.

The first generation of Indian-Americans are getting married maintaining traditions is important to them and their families.

#MyIndianAmericanLife is a collaboration with 3 Curious Monkeys on sharing sweet stories that shape the South Asian diaspora in the US.

Cover image: D. Park Photography

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