Wedding Guide: Indian Groom Wear For Different Ceremonies


Do you think there are not enough options available for men to explore for their different wedding ceremonies? We have a detailed Indian groom style guide to change your mind.

Weddings are special for everyone involved. Indian marriages do not only celebrate a union between two individuals, it celebrates the union between two families. Saying that, choosing the outfit for a wedding is always a crucial task, especially if it’s for the bride and groom. There are so many ceremonies to dress up for, each equally unique and special. While it’s true that the bride gets more attention and priority on her special day, the groom is not less important. Especially the modern Indian groom is given as much importance as the bride when it comes to sharing the spotlight on the wedding ceremonies.

With so many different occasions and different rituals comes a list of do’s and don’t of the occasions. Among many things you need to learn, you also need to know what’s the appropriate attire for a particular occasion. Whether it’s generic Indian wedding outfits for men or contemporary fusion attire, there are tons of options to choose from for Indian grooms. Here is a complete style guide for an Indian groom to look picture-perfect at every ceremony of his wedding.

Bright Yellow for Haldi

This one is easy, it’s literally in the name.

This one is easy, it’s literally in the name. For a Haldi attire, the best option is a kurta with the colour of the event, Yellow! But that doesn’t mean yellow has to be boring. Pair your yellow kurta with colours like white, green, peach, or light pink in accessories or a jacket. Churidar with the kurta is a classic, but you can also take the risk and wear a white dhoti pants. A printed or embellished Nehru jacket can add some extra character to the outfit.

Something Light for Mehendi

Mehendi is probably the most important pre-wedding ceremony

Mehendi is probably the most important pre-wedding ceremony, and our Indian groom needs to wear something comfortable and stylish for this occasion. For this day’s event where you can wear something that is not yellow, we suggest going for some vibrant colours that match the fresh morning celebration mood. Wear a bandhgala jacket to add just a nod to a formal ethnic look. Ditch solid colours, add prints or embellishments, or simple mirrorworks on your kurta or jacket.

Fine Traditional for Engagement

Fine Traditional for Engagement

In the ring ceremony or engagement, every groom needs something that impresses the guests and gives a sneak peek of the wedding ceremony. This is officially the first gathering between the two families and relatives. To make a lasting impression, we suggest going for fine ethnic Indian wear. Try a contemporary Nehru jacket, bandhgalas, or light sherwanis. Add a stylish dupatta or some jewellery or both to stand out.

Glam and Fun for Sangeet

Regal Attire for the Wedding

Here comes the glam, the official night of celebration, where everyone wants to dance their heart out. This is a night where an Indian groom needs to glam himself up and set the stage on fire with his moves. Be the most handsome man this night with something chic and trendy. Wear any trendy designer groom wear in dark colours to match the sangeet night’s glitz. We suggest you go desi with a stylish Patiala kurta, pants and dupatta if you are dancing to Bollywood songs. Don’t forget the comfort as you have to show those moves. 

Regal Attire for the Wedding

 post-wedding formal reception or a cocktail party.

Finally the D-day. No matter how dapper a man might look in a suit, nothing beats the charm of a classic wedding sherwani. Grooms might prefer some other traditional options other than sherwanis, but nothing can make you look like an Indian royalty more than a gorgeous sherwani paired with churidar, a dupatta, and a pagri or turban. Complete this regal look with a pair of jutti, lavish and stylish. And don’t forget to add some layered strands of jewels around your neck, no king is complete without his jewellery!

Western Formal for Reception

Western Formal for Reception

After choosing the outfit for your big day, you’ve officially won the majority of the outfit-selecting battle. Now it’s time to select an outfit for the post-wedding formal reception or a cocktail party. The thing with formal suits and tuxedos is they can easily look similar to what everyone else is wearing. And to stand out from the crowd, we suggest our Indian groom should add something extra to his Western look, like embellishments to add some dazzle, or big bold prints, perhaps floral ones, to add some drama. Finish the look with a pair of loafers, a stylish watch, and a statement brooch. 

Bonus: Casual Fun for Bachelor Party

One less spoken occasion to dress up for is your bachelor party.

One less spoken occasion to dress up for is your bachelor party. Wear something casual and fun for a fun night out with your friends. But don’t make it too dull as it is not just any other day out! Add a velvet blazer over your printed shirt for clubbing. For a day outfit, play with colours, wear something light and stylish to match the mood.

Groomwear has evolved so much, now grooms always have multiple options of outfits from different colours, silhouettes, and styles. Follow our guide and have fun. Because in your wedding ceremonies, you deserve to be the most handsome man in the room!

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