Brides stop at nothing to look their best on their big day. From the outfits to the hairstyle, paying attention to minute details, brides do take the spotlight. But hey! Why should girls have all the fun? In today's time, Indian weddings see the grooms as well gear up to set the stage on fire with their minimal and effortless styling game. Donning ethnic attire paired with vintage jewelry, the grooms look nothing less than princes at an Indian wedding. Yes, you read it right, JEWELRY.
Though grooms have fewer options for accessories as compared to brides, they work wonders with them. Here are a few jewelry options for grooms to level up their fashion game on the big day!
Beyond the Bride: Indian Wedding Jewelry for the Groom
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Kalgi/Sarpech: For the Jeweled Turban
A turban, pagdi, or saafa is a traditional headwear that the groom wears during Indian weddings. The turban is not just a piece of cloth wrapped around the head; it symbolizes pride, honor, and respect. And to symbolize this pride, honor, and respect, the groom’s turban is often decorated with a kalgi or serpech.
Serpech simply means screwed on the front. It is a brooch that is longer and broader in size and decorated with kundan or emerald with a finishing touch of a feather. For a more royal look, add a few strands of pearl or a beaded chain to the sarpech. Sitting proudly on the front of the turban, it surely grabs all the attention.
Sehra: The Groom’s Veil
Sehra is yet another cultural headwear item worn by grooms on their wedding day. Traditionally, it is a veil of flowers tied to the turban. As per an Indian wedding tradition, the bride and the groom are not supposed to see each other’s faces during the wedding ceremony.
Back in the day, while brides covered their heads with the pallu of their saree, grooms wore a forehead garland. With time, the flowers in the veil were replaced with chains of pearls or beads. Maintaining the authenticity of the tradition with a touch of trends, sehra surely gives a royal feel!
Necklace: Effortless and Edgy
The most common and widely acclaimed Indian wedding jewelry for men is a necklace. With a wide range of options, a necklace is surely a piece of jewelry that maintains comfort while adding an element of style. A long chain of pearls, beads, kundan, or emeralds suspended around the neck looks regal and fashionable on the traditional Indian wedding outfit, the sherwani.
The necklace effortlessly uplifts the beauty of the outfit. For a more dressy look, one can go for an intricately crafted pendant decorated with diamonds or stones. Choose any color, length, or design; one can never go wrong with the necklace.
Cufflinks and Brooch: Subtle and Sleek
Brooches and cufflinks need no introduction. Effortless, intricate, and minimal, brooches and cufflinks are accessories that go perfectly well with both Indian and western attire. They can accentuate the style and shine of the groom’s outfit like no other.
Available in various styles and designs, brooches and cufflinks are easy to carry and minimal. A metal base, decorated with diamonds or studs or even tassels, gives brooches the ability to add a royal touch to an otherwise simple sherwani. Don't forget to add a finishing touch with a brooch and cufflinks to your look on your big day!
Bracelets: Bold and Chunky
Traditional Indian wedding outfits usually have long sleeves, but grooms cannot (and should not) let go of an opportunity to flaunt their love for hand accessories. A simple gold-link bracelet would do no harm. The duo of cufflinks and bracelets will look simple yet stylish. Enhancing the beauty of the designs of the sherwani, a bracelet would be an excellent choice to achieve an elaborate look!
Donned from head to toe in simple yet elegant jewelry articles, grooms too can make a subtle fashion statement on their big day. Each piece of the groom's jewelry reflects meticulous detail and craftsmanship, honoring the rich heritage of the country. Accentuating the splendor of the wedding outfit, jewelry effortlessly adds a touch of glamor.