I've been to one wedding in the US in my life and dozens of weddings in Israel. I know that weddings in the US tend to be more formal, with more events and issues surrounding the wedding. Weddings in Israel usually don't have bridesmaids, showers, etc (though it's starting to catch on, it's still rare). people wear nice/casual, nice or very nice/fancy clothing but no gowns, tuxedos, etc.
anyway, we have a family wedding coming up - the first grandchild in our family - and everyone is very happy. SIL sent me an email with some details and added "colors are PurpleCat for female family walking down the aisle and OrangeDog for bridesmaids"
It didn't say that *we* (the aunts and uncles of the bride) are walking down the aisle. it didn't say anything else.
so my questions:
1. do relatives (aunts and uncles and cousins of the bride) usually walk down the aisle?
2. does it sound like we are expected to walk down the aisle, or is this just a "head's up" on what *not* to wear? yes to wear?
2. does my SIL get to dictate the color of our clothing?
obviously the color isn't purplecat but it is a color that I wouldn't normally wear, plus it's a color that isn't really *that* available in party clothing. plus, whatever i wear will have to be very modest (so not sleeveless, not too short, not to open neckline, no sheer sleeves...) so it's going to be a challenge anyway to find something that i like, can afford, fits me, and will be modest enough (or easily adaptable), AND will be PurpleCat color...