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1.       libralady
5152 posts
 17 Jan 2006 Tue 11:54 am

I have been invited to attend a Turkish wedding in Istanbul. It will be held in a "ballroom" type room (this is how it was explain to me!) and then the reception will be in a restaurant.

I need some advice on gifts, cards and mode of dress (I am female) Would a dress that shows my arms be appropriate (they are not particularly religious) and a suit for my husband? I could soon wear a shaul over my shoulders to start with.

Grateful for any advice

thanks
LLady

2.       Roxy
209 posts
 17 Jan 2006 Tue 01:39 pm

Quoting libralady:

I have been invited to attend a Turkish wedding in Istanbul. It will be held in a "ballroom" type room (this is how it was explain to me!) and then the reception will be in a restaurant.

I need some advice on gifts, cards and mode of dress (I am female) Would a dress that shows my arms be appropriate (they are not particularly religious) and a suit for my husband? I could soon wear a shaul over my shoulders to start with.

Grateful for any advice

thanks
LLady



In Turkish culture we do not give wedding or any other occasion cards to each other. But I gave my sister a wedding card for her wedding for a change!! And you could do that as well if you wanted to. It is difficult to choose a gift for anyone, quite often guests pin money on to the Bride or Groom. When it comes to the outfit, yes you can wear a sleeveless dress and no you don’t have to put a shawl over your shoulders. And a suit for your husband is OK as well. That’s all I remember about Turkish weddings for now, I think the last wedding I have attended was about 15 years ago!!!!!


3.       damla
129 posts
 17 Jan 2006 Tue 05:33 pm

Quoting libralady:

I have been invited to attend a Turkish wedding in Istanbul. It will be held in a "ballroom" type room (this is how it was explain to me!) and then the reception will be in a restaurant.

I need some advice on gifts, cards and mode of dress (I am female) Would a dress that shows my arms be appropriate (they are not particularly religious) and a suit for my husband? I could soon wear a shaul over my shoulders to start with.

Grateful for any advice

thanks
LLady


you can wear whatever you want,just try to be elegant and for your husband,it is better to wear suit and we generally give little goldens to bride or money(it is traditional)but if you want to buy a gift,it is not a problem too.
I lik our wedding parties.it will be fine i am sure

4.       sht99
0 posts
 17 Jan 2006 Tue 06:20 pm

You can give a gold.
You can buy the gold in Turkey.

5.       libralady
5152 posts
 17 Jan 2006 Tue 07:03 pm

Thanks to you all for your replies. I am really looking forward to going to the wedding in Istanbul in about 6 weeks time. I will try and be elegant!! My dress is a lovely chocolate brown silk with net fabric and some very decorative beading around the midriff.

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