You have gained enough educational qualifications and also found a job of your choice. You have enough earning and hence, it is the time for you to think for the marriage. If you have also done that then it is necessary that you be aware of Indian wedding dresses for men. It will of great help in preparing shopping check list for yourself and someone close to you.
Following are main attires for men used in wedding rituals:
One of the mostly used Indian wedding dresses Sherwani is a long jacket usually extending below the knees. It has big buttons exposed throughout the length. Its Nehru collar stands up.
The Sherwani is worn with churidar. Churidar is a tight fitting trouser which is loose at hip and thigh area but narrows and is usually tight at the ankles.
The Sherwani and the churidar are of the same colour which may be golden, off-white, cream etc. A scarf of contrast colour (to that of Sherwani) is worn around the neck. The embroidery is added to the Sherwani to make it elegant. A groom in Sherwani is believed to have valour, masculinity and power. The groom feels like a king in wedding photography in Sherwani.
The dhoti is also the traditional attire used as Indian wedding dresses. It is generally four to six feet long. It is usually white in colour but is coloured in yellow (using turmeric or yellow colour) to give a sacred theme while used in marriages. It is made of cotton; but nowadays the dhoti is also available in synthetic clothes.
The dhoti is worn with kurta which may be of different colours liike red, yellow, maroon and may be embroidered when used in marriage rituals.
Started during Mughal period, the jama is a long kurta. It is known by different names in different part of country and is worn with dhoti. It may be of different colours having embroidery also. It is the most traditional wedding cloth worn by the men and is in use since centuries.
The groom wears different types of headgears as part of Indian wedding dresses. Somewhere it is like Gandhi cap, while it is like pagri and turban at the other places. It is known by the name pheta in Marathi. In Rajasthan, it is called safa.
The headgear worn during marriage by the groom is usually red, pink, maroon or golden colour. It is highly decorated with embroidery, peacock feathers, flowers, mirrors etc.
5. Coat suit
The British Raj brought with the western clothing in India and hence the western clothes also became the part of Indian wedding dresses. The coat suit contains a tunic, shirt and pant. The court suit may be of three-piece or two piece. The two piece coat suit consists of one tunic and pant tailored of the same cloth. The three-piece coat suit contains a short undercoat of the same cloth as that of tunic and pant. The colour and cloth the coat suit may be as per the taste of the wearer and climate.