Feasting, dancing, games, and henna – Indian weddings are some of the biggest cultural occasions held in our country. A combination of different events and rituals, every wedding is celebrated with great gusto and fervor, no matter which part of the country is in question. Be it a Punjabi or a Malyali wedding - you’ll be surprised by the amount of lavishness present in both fashion and food. Moreover, every Indian wedding hosts a multitude of functions, from the humble Haldi ceremony to the dazzling Sangeet and finally, the welcoming of the newlyweds at the Reception.
While women have forever been blessed with numerous wedding outfit designs, men simply resort to the same old tried-and-tested suit or sherwani. To avoid getting lost in the glitzy surroundings, Linen Club’s latest collection offers stunning contemporary wedding and celebratory fabrics for men, to help them truly stand out in the crowd. Let’s take a look:
The Haldi Ceremony Attire
Every Indian wedding kicks off with a Haldi ceremony, a ritual wherein a concoction of turmeric, sandalwood, oil, and water is rubbed on the bride as well as groom’s body. This age-old tradition personifies the purification of the wedding couple’s souls before they enter a new phase of life.
Since it’s a casual event, there’s no need to dress luxuriously. In fact, avoid any pristine outfits. Go for a yellow short Linen kurta and either team it with churidars, or pencil pants and a waist coat if you really want to raise some eyebrows. Weddings are all about colours, so solid whites are a big N-O.
One for the Ring Ceremony
The Ring Ceremony, often set a day post-Haldi, symbolizes the merger of the two families, their traditions, beliefs, and cultures. It’s the day the bride and the groom exchange rings and mark the beginning of their new journey. Such a royal event which depicts the fusion of traditions and cultures, demands the finest, most ornate clothing you can find.
A Bandi Jacket with a plain Linen shirt and matching trousers or balloon pants can do the magic for you. If you think it’s too basic, add a couple of matching accessories, like a broach or cufflinks. Even a few decorative flowers in your jacket’s boutonniere. You’re all set to steal the show, Monsieur!
Here Comes the Wedding Night
Sequins with woven embroidery on a Linen sherwani have their own charm. It gives a complete royal look – an ideal attire for the main wedding day. But, a sherwani is all about the fit, feel, and look. So, it goes without saying that opting for a customized sherwani allows you to breathe easy. Complement it with a combination of subtle accessories like a mojari, stole, turban/saafa, broach or a single string pearl neck-piece, as they add just the right finishing touch to your wedding ensemble. If you’re planning to let your hair loose as a part of the Baraat, it’s best to zero upon an outfit that leaves room for you to dance and move around freely. Yet again, Linen steals the show.
The Reception Ensemble
This post-wedding ceremony acts like a formal welcoming event, honouring the newlyweds. For the Reception Party, a Chinese collar linen shirt with a quirky printed jacket and matching trousers can serve the purpose well. This essential western-adorned look makes every Indian man look princely and handsome.
Indian weddings offer ample opportunities for men to explore linen to dress up in hundreds of ways for both groom and attendee. But, it’s all about choosing the right fabric, design, and complementing accessories to add taste to your overall look and make you stand out. At Linen Club, we present an entire range of Linen fabrics for weddings, so you can truly make your presence felt, even at the most lavish wedding parties.
For more inspiration, check out Farhan in the latest Linen Club TVC, as he showcases how the breathable and comfortable fabric is truly #MadeForTheDifferent – and #MadeForWeddings.
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