Dress to Impress –A Complete Guide to Men’s Wedding Outfits
Let’s face it when it comes to the big fat Indian weddings, it’s the stunning brides that take center stage, while the grooms are left looking much subdued in comparison. But not anymore! These past few years have seen dapper ‘Dulhe-Rajas’ expressing their unique personality in their designer wedding outfits, trying to make a mark alongside their beautiful Dulhans. With changing times, grooms have become more conscious about their wedding apparel that highlights their style and individuality.Grooms are no more lagging behind when it comes to being picky, aspiring for designer styles and selecting from the best possible options available from the wide range of men’s wedding wear that would flaunt their powerful personality, when framed besides their beautiful brides.
If you are a groom-to-be who wants to stand in as much spotlight as your stunning bride, let us walk you through the most apt wedding attire you should wear on the various traditions / rituals of your wedding ceremony.
Sagai / Ring ceremony / Engagement:
This first ceremony marks that beginning of the wedding concord where the bride and groom formally exchange engagement rings. It also symbolizes a merger of two families, traditions and cultures. So your attire should depict this fusion of traditions & cultures–Indo-western is a new trend perfect for this ceremony. Any pick from our designer collection assures not only that the groom complements the bride’s outfit but also has the right amount of ethnic elements to keep the look elegant and make a statement.
Mehendi & Sangeet:
Mehendi & Sangeet ceremonies are set a day prior to the main event. For the groom, the best outfit for this occasion would be something light and comfortable, yet stylish, particularly since he has to participate in the sangeet dance. We recommend ethnic wears like Kurtas & Jawahars which appeals universally to any and all; be it tall, short, skinny or buff, every man looks fabulous in a kurta.
Team up your kurta with a dhoti or salwar/churidar and a slick-well tailored bundi (an ethnic waistcoat) and viola, you have the perfect stylish upgrade just right for the occasion.
And finally the day you’ve been waiting for, the day on which every groom aspires to look his best – the wedding day. You want to look and feel like a king on this day and nothing could be better than wearing the very thing that embodies royalty – Indian Sherwanis.
Woven in silk with lavish work of sequin & embroidery, a Sherwani is an Indian equivalent of a black tuxedo or a fine three piece suit that gives a complete royal look. A slim, well-cut (such that it gives you a v shape) Sherwani with intricate embroidery and sequin work makes it a perfect evening wear for a gentleman of any age. It is all about the fit, so it goes without saying that custom tailoring is a must to get that perfect regal look.
It is also important to accessorize sherwanis with the suitable accessories like a turban, mojaris, dupata or stole, kilangi and broaches that add just the right finishing touch to the entire wedding ensemble.
No Indian wedding ends without the post wedding party / reception; a formal welcome gala in the honour of the newlyweds. For the reception party we would recommend a Bandgala Jodhpurisuit which has a well-defined, masculine and body hugging finish that serves well for the occasion. This essential wear of Rajasthan’s aristocrats, makes every Indian man look regal. Now who wouldn’t want to look like a prince at his own wedding reception?
It is also an on-going trend now a days for the bride and groom to mutually coordinate their wedding ensemble to complement each other.
Besides the above,there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure the groom looks dapper in his wedding wear:
Tip 1: It’s all about the right fit:
Too loose: If you are able to grab even a finger-full of fabric around the waist.
Too tight: Fabric stretches across the chest
Tip 2: Comfort as much on the inside as well as outside:
While picking out your outfits from the wide range of men’s designer wears, be sure to get the feel of fabric and the stitching. Make certain that the material doesn’t scratch or chafe making it uncomfortable to be worn for the long wedding ceremony.
It is a refreshing to see that the grooms are finally branching out and trying to make their own style statement. There are many defining qualities that reflect the personality of a man; dressing aptly at your wedding and owning the look is one of them.
Hope the above few ideas help you make the right choices for your wedding attire, which would make you stand out in style. At Gargee, we specialize in men’s customized bespoke tailoring to design those perfect outfits that suit the occasion and bring out your personality on that big day!