The much in love Bride and the Groom whispered to each other on their Wedding Day,
“From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home.”
As much as weddings are a public affair in Indian traditions and the coming together of the two families, in essence it is still the sacred union of two individuals who have their souls bonded to each other. It is an infallible commitment between those two hearts in love, to stand by each other through thick and thin. In our job as Trousseau Shoppers and Wedding stylists, our main focus is certainly our brides, but we also don’t miss any opportunity to make the groom feel equally special and attended to. They are no two different entities anymore, hence, it becomes even more imperative that they complement each other well. And of course, there is no denying that the Wedding day is their special day. They are the focal point of attention for everyone. All eyes are on both of them and everyone is viewing them as a couple much made for each other. That is why, we make sure to work equally hard on both our bride and the groom and make their pair look perfect as a whole.
As compared to a few years ago, grooms these days are as much spoilt for choice as their brides when it comes to options pertaining to their wedding look. There are a lot of designers who are catering to only groom’s wear. Men actually have a vast choice of garments to choose from. Rohit Bal, Abraham Thakore, Shantanu and Nikhil, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh are a few of the designers who are making some exceptionally stunning outfits for grooms to carry on their wedding day. The outfit is important, but so are the accessories that you choose to further accentuate the whole look. Just the outfit sans any accessory fails to create any personalized impact. They say that the outfit highlights your style, but it’s the accessory that truly reflects your personality.
If you are a soon-to-be-groom and have yet not decided on your wedding day look, these accessory ideas might just help you to put together the entire look in your head more concretely. Else, for an exclusively professional and expert service, feel free to write into us. We shall be glad to style your entire wedding and curate the most extraordinary looks for all your wedding functions.
1. Pocket Square/ bow or tie /cuff links/ Tie pins
A lot of men out there are more at ease carrying a tuxedo or a formal suit on their wedding day rather than a traditional Indian outfit. Rightly so, if you feel that a western wear does more justice to your demeanor and your personality shines out better that way. A stylish statement pocket wear can elevate that regular suit into a style statement. Try to match it with your socks, though we would never suggest you to go too loud or experimental with the choice of your socks for your wedding day. You would not want all the attention of the guests to be pointed that way. If you feel, ties are too formal an accessory to carry on your wedding day, a bow tie is a good option. There is no man out there, who doesn’t look sophisticated and a man worth his salt in a bow tie. Same goes for the cufflinks. Invest in an expensive pair. They do make all the difference. And not just the wedding day, they will serve well to accentuate all your western looks even post that.
Pocket Sqaure and bow for a groom on his Wedding Day
Tie and Bow Tie for the Groom on his Wedding Day
2. Stole or Shawl
If you are planning to adorn an Indian or even a contemporary outfit on your wedding day, pairing it with a statement stole or shawl maybe a good idea. It almost lends an instant regal touch to the whole look. But be very selective while making a choice. If the choice isn’t very classy or doesn’t really enhance the overall look, it can actually come across as a forced accessory and might even break the whole look. This accessory is actually an ideal choice for a winter wedding and would also serve to keep you warm. Velvet works really well for a winter look. For a summer wedding, be a little mindful of the fabric of the stole or shawl that you chose.
Stole and Shawls for the Groom
3. A nice Wrist Watch
Nothing misses the eye when it comes to accessories. For a groom, a statement watch is a must. Be it Indian wear, western or contemporary, a robust watch never fails to create a mark and add to the impact of the overall look. Just be mindful of not going overboard with the colour. Keep it classic and something that very well reflects your fine taste.
5. Jewellery/ Long Neckpiece/ Buttons on your achkan
Long layered neckpieces in semi-precious stones or kundans are a raging trend these days for men. Paired with a chic silhouette of contemporary or fusion wear, they do make the groom really stand out. For the urban dapper men out there, who are totally in sync with their metro sexuality, pieces of ornaments and some minimal jewellery really reflects their confidence in owning up and carrying every look with panache. Just be cautious of your taste in the jewellery that you pick, because once again, it can either make or break your complete look. If you have an ear pierced, don’t be shy to flaunt that diamond stud. Also, the buttons of your achkan contribute to the whole suave look much more than you actually think. Pay attention to the richness of the buttons on your achkan and make sure they are stylish enough to grab eyeballs.
Groom Ranveer Singh wearing layered Stone Chains on his Wedding Day
5. Turban for the Groom
It could be worn both for religious purposes and otherwise. If you are planning to get married in a Sikh ceremony, then this becomes mandatory. Make sure your turban is tied flawlessly well and looks crisp and sharp. The colour of the turban should not obnoxiously stand out from the whole look. Wear a bright colour, only if your outfit is also in a bright colour. Steer clear of anything loud if your attire is black or neutral. You can also accessorize it with a statement brooch or a bejewelled feather. You can also put in a pearl or stone studded chain on it on one of the sides.
Accessories for a groom on his wedding day
6. Sunshades for a Daytime Wedding
A wedding in winters or a wedding in an open lawn in the daytime, most certainly calls in for Sunglasses. And they do definitely make a very chic style statement. Don’t wear anything too loud or garish. Ideally, stick to blacks and browns and the perfect shape that suits and accentuates your face cut. You can also try a glamorous luxurious frame from a high-end lifestyle brand, something like Dior, Dolce & Gabbana or Louis Vuitton. Don’t opt for anything mediocre or that doesn’t scream luxury and style. Your wedding day is your best day to flaunt and look your best. No guilt pangs if you desire to look your best on one of the most celebrated days of your life.
7. A bunch of flowers
A small tiny bunch of flowers pinned on the left side of the chest looks pretty both on Indian as well as western wear. It looks equally graceful on a tuxedo as it does on an achkan. Rather than red roses, try to carry white, light pink or lavender colored flowers. Wedding day is all about love, romance, and celebrations and flowers very aptly reflect these emotions.
8. Shoes of the Groom
We all know the significance of the groom’s shoes in Indian weddings. Well, it’s a well celebrated ritual. The sister-in-law or the sister of the bride steals those shoes and hides them and doesn’t return them, till she gets the cash, or gifts that she asks for. It’s a fun ritual and the groom has to abide by the demands if he wants his shoes back and get on with the wedding ceremonies. On another note, shoes do play a pivotal role in completing the whole look of the groom. Make sure that the shoes look dapper and sophisticated as the rest of the outfit. A few celebrity grooms these days have been spotted sporting sneakers on their wedding day with their traditional attire. This does make for a practical choice and a trend setting move, but ideally, we would like to see our groom clients in something more suited and befitting the occasion.
A bride and the groom should complement each other well on their wedding day. For some outfit ideas, you might like to give this blog post a read , ‘Ways for a bride and groom to coordinate their Wedding Day Outfits’