I hope you can help me, as I am completely naive here. My fiancé is from Bangalore, I am Christian American, and pretty naive regarding his wedding ceremony traditions and clothing. We're having a Hindu ceremony, and I'm supposed to go dress shopping with his mother when I meet her for the first time in 2 weeks (we're traveling to Bangalore). He tells me it's their tradition for his mother to buy me my wedding sari, but how am I supposed to know a budget or what is rude to spend? I've never met her, so I'm really uncomfortable about this whole thing. Also, After reading through some posts, it seems there are both Saris and Lenghas (sorry if spelled wrong!) that some woman wear? Can someone explain the difference? Also, I have friends and family who said they would also like to wear something traditional to support us at our Hindu ceremony. My fiance has volunteered that we'll buy clothes for everyone (about 8-10 women and 5 men) when we're in India. I have no idea if I need measurements from people, what measurements are needed, and what are different, appropriate styles of dress for guest to wear. My mom and sister are both very conservative and self conscious about their bodies, so I can't get them anything where their back or belly would show. I would also really like to avoid that as well. Can someone please give me a basic overview of how they would accomplish this!? I'm feeling like an idiot, and running out of time, and my fiancé really isn't being helpful. As an FYI- we live in Germany and the wedding is in the US, approximately 6 weeks after our visit to India- so I'm worried about the timing of shipping if we need to have things tailored. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!!