Being Indian myself - I don't like the idea of wearing a suit to the wedding, esp. if you are going to have to remove your shoes. Suits without shoes is an epic fail. I would actually suggest something more casual if you are not going to splurge for the kurta. Your Indian friend may have a kurta he can lend you for the day. I certainly own many more than 1. "Western dress" for the reception is fine.
3/13/10 at 10:33pm