This one is for all the dapper wedding shenanigans- the groom’s well-wishers, partners in craziness, cry-time shoulders, and secret-keepers! The new decade has kicked-in, and the millennial Indian man has stepped into a new era that has broken all predefined norms of traditional wedding wear. And if you happen to be planning your wardrobe for a friend’s or sibling’s nuptials especially if it is at an extravagant destination wedding, we have some cool advises for you. It’s the era of apparel experiments, which, we bet, you’ll love to get into- especially when your dearest man is all set to walk the aisle.
Ideas for Groomsmen Attire
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Being a part of the Dulha’s innermost circle is exciting; you get to be into the craziest pre-wedding moments- and not to forget- the unforgettable Bachelor’s party! Amidst all the party high and wedding errands (including travel) at a new place which you might want to explore, you must keep your Engagement Ceremony, Cocktail party, Sangeet, Haldi, Baraat, Wed-lock, and Reception outfits planned well in advance. Thankfully, there are plenty of choices in Indian ethnic wear for men, for you to take over the crowd with a lasting impression. And above all, your squad will be second under the spotlight after the groom himself- so you might as well take the wedding attire selection process with a little more self-commitment!
Choosing the right Indian outfits for your best friend’s wedding
Whether you’re sartorially enlightened or just clueless about what to wear for the myriad of events happening while your dearest buddy ties the knot, we have your wardrobe sorted with some cool choices.
The Classic Look
Nothing beats the ever-so-fabulous appeal of a cream silk sherwani with tone-on-tone embroidery, a maroon crystal-studded Jodhpuri suit, and white silk kurta layered with a brocade jacket. Taking the classic route to festive dressing is safe-play, a look that you can marvelously carry off for any of the semi-formal rituals, and even for the main wedding ceremony. A beach-side nuptial ceremony or a pool-side formal party is a perfect occasion to carry this look.
The Adventurous Look
The color-pop guy, the quirky lad, the outstanding ‘dost’- all goes well with colorful surroundings like an Indian palace turned into a wedding venue! As an innovative fashion-pro, you may just want to idolize Ranveer Singh and set unique dressing standards with a bright-toned kurta with printed trouser, or an off-beat Bandhgala. You can safely experiment for the dance-lit sangeet ceremony or the wedding baraat. Pairing a silk kurta with an oversized dhoti is also an easy way to keep your attire bold, and well, don’t forget to add the most catchy pair of sunglasses to your wedding look!
The Casual Look
Although festivities surrounding Indian weddings have an element of vibrancy, there are occasions where you’d love an underplayed wardrobe. The Tilak ceremony and the Haldi are times when you can take it easy and stand beside your friend in a comfy cotton kurta bottom coordinate or a kurta paired with your favorite pair of denim pants. You can go low-key with the palette and stick to neutrals, but do follow a color code if there is one!
The Modern Look
An indo-western suit with contemporary prints or a sophisticated neckline goes well for a gala dinner party- the wedding reception. It would be wise to opt for darker palettes, like grays, deep blues, or the ever-appealing black, with fabrics like heavy silks and velvet.
Wearing the same palette of wedding outfits, or detail-to-detail the same merchandise is a picture-perfect way of making your friend’s wedding a memorable one. Twinning has become a trend for Indian weddings, for bridesmaids and groomsmen, so while the scenario dictates sharing your looks with the other boys in your gang, you might as well try out something exclusive, like a designer sherwani with an asymmetrical hemline paired with a men’s A-line skirt and churidar- which is a raging silhouette for fashion-graduated men.
Planning our outfits well in advance is advisable, for you may want to spend some extra time with your buddy before he steps into a new commitment for a lifetime. You can browse through our trendy Groomsmen collection here or book an appointment for video shopping to customize your wedding wardrobe.