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What is a Sangeet ceremony? Today we’re tackling this question plus sharing some invitation suggestions and what to wear to one as a guest. Let’s get started!
What is a Sangeet at an Indian wedding?
Sangeet is an Indian wedding tradition that is best known as a musical party. A traditional ceremony involves dancing, singing, and lots of music. For an Indian wedding, it is held as a pre-wedding celebration.
This unique musical event is a union of both families and is a large part of the Indian wedding tradition.
As a rule of thumb, the closest guests — family and friends — will typically do choreographed dances for the couple around 2 minutes each in length. This is a fun dance party and a beautiful way to unite families.
How do you invite guests to a Sangeet ceremony?
As with any pre-wedding party, proper etiquette dictates you will send a formal invitation.
Who is invited to one?
This party used to be for females only, but now the people who go to a Sangeet include both women and men, but typically only those closest to the couple getting married.
If you’re planning one, you’ll include a separate invitation with your wedding invitation as an additional enclosure card.
You can shop traditional Sangeet wedding invitation cards at Minted, where they offer start-to-finish invitation designs. You can even customize your invites here to match your Mehndi Indian wedding invitations for a complete suite.
To inspire the color palette and style, here are some traditional Indian Sangeet invitations to choose from including wording to inspire you.
Sangeet Wedding Invitations
This beautiful design is fit for a royal Sangeet ceremony! By Teju Reval.
What a beautiful invitation card! By Devika Kaskar.
3. Indian Garden
A classic design for an elegant evening! By Ellen Shlegelmich.
5. Gilded Henna
Invite your guests to an “evening of music and dance” with these traditional Henna-inspired invites by Mansi Verna.
Lovely, painting-inspired invitations! By Jessica Corliss.
7. Henna Stamp
These foil-stamped invitations are perfect for a pre-wedding Sangeet night. By Oma N. Ramkhelawan.
I love this style in red and gold! It is very elegant with a pretty pattern in foiled gold. By Devika Keskar.
And last but not least, Arunima is an elegant invitation with rich colors. By Randi Cirelli.
What to Wear to a Sangeet
One of the most-asked questions about this celebration is… what do you wear to a Sangeet? This is particularly frequently asked among guests. If you’re planning one, are some helpful tips to include on your wedding website under Dress Code to help your guests dress their best in traditional fashion.
Sangeet Attire for Guests
Women usually wear a sari or lehenga. A full-length pantsuit or a full-length dress is also a good option, such as a Kurta.
Most guests wear a kurta and churidars (slim-fitting pants). A Sangeet may call for a jacket and trousers, along with a pocket square. The jacket is usually black or navy and is known as a Bdandhgala jacket with dress pants.
If the wedding is Sikh or Hindu, guests typically bring something to cover their heads as a customary tradition.
Love this silk lehenga choli with dupatta set:
Do You Bring a Gift to a Sangeet?
If you are invited to a pre-wedding Sangeet, should you bring a gift?
Yes! It is thoughtful to bring a gift. The celebration is for the closest family and friends, so bring a gift you know the couple will enjoy thoroughly. Unique wedding gifts are always a good idea!
Where to Buy Sangeet Invitations
Now that you know more, it’s time to plan yours! If you’re looking to plan a pre-ceremony Sangeet, shop here for the latest invitation designs you (and your guests!) will adore.
We hope this helps as you prepare for an upcoming celebration! I also hope it answered questions on what is a Sangeet and what to wear as a guest. Have more questions? Just ask! Let us know in the comment box below and we’ll swoop in to help. :)
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Minted.