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What to wear to a wedding ceremony?

The wedding season is almost here, and finding a perfect wedding attire is not particularly a walk in the park. Whether it’s your sibling who’s getting married or your best bud, consider this article a golden guide that’ll help you look great at an Indian wedding.

 What does the invitation say?  

First things first, know the occasion and then decide what to wear. There’s a huge difference in what you need to wear to the wedding versus pre-wedding events.

 Try out these options to make a major impact at the pre-wedding shenanigans:

1. What to wear to a Mehendi/ Sangeet night?

If you’re attending a mehendi night and the dress code strictly says ‘traditional’, then it’s best to keep it simple in a kurta-pajama.  Choose darker shades over lighter ones as you wouldn’t want to accidentally get those mehendi stains on you. Would you, now?

2. What to wear to a bachelor’s party?

Check whether there’s a theme mentioned in the invite, then dress accordingly. In case it’s just a gang of guys hanging out together, then a pair of formal trousers and a printed shirt would suffice.

3. What to wear to a cocktail party?

A cocktail party is one of the most exciting pre-wedding events. The best attire to wear is a dressy shirt and trousers or a two-piece suit.

Time to get down to business and decode the perfect wedding attire.

This traditionally formal occasion demands you look your best, and in our book, only the following ensembles check the boxes:

  • Western formals – A black or white tuxedo, a three-piece or a two-piece suit.
  • Indian formals – Bandhgala suits, whether short or long. You can leave the Sherwani for the groom unless you’re supposed to wear it as a part of the groom’s entourage.

Wedding Ceremony

 L-R: Tuxedo, Bandhgala Suit, Three-piece Suit

1. Looking sharp in a Tuxedo

You can look like James Bond too, all you need is a perfect tux.

Wedding Ceremony

 #PROTIP: Complete your tux with a bow and not a tie. Thus, a wing-tip collar shirt is what you would need to put this look together.  

#STYLETIP: Team a black tuxedo with a white shirt and a pair of black leather shoes. You can also scale-up your look by adding a white pocket square or one that matches your bow-tie.

 2. A suit is always a safe bet

A well-fitted suit is always a great choice. You can invest in a two-piece or a three-piece suit.  For an evening wedding wear, pick a three-piece suit. If the wedding is by the beach, then keep the weather in mind and wear a light coloured two-piece linen suit.

Wedding Ceremony


  • Match all the leathers. Black shoes go well with a black belt and a black leather watch, same rule applies for browns.
  • It’s best to keep the accessories minimal, but if you must, then go for Pocket Squaresand Ties – Opt for a solid coloured pocket square or a subtle patterned one that matches the tone of your shirt or suit. Same goes for your tie as well.

3. Look regal in a traditional Bandhgala suit

A Bandhgala suit is definitely a style statement and a clever alternative to a regular suit at a wedding.  

Wedding Ceremony

#PROTIP: Wear a mandarin/ band-collar, full-sleeves shirt inside the jacket. Regular collar shirts are not meant to be worn with Bandhgalas.

#STYLETIP: To keep things immaculate, team your Bandhgala jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and loafers or well-tailored trousers and a quirky pocket square.


There you go! Hope your stress levels have reduced by now. Let us know if this article helped you in making the right choices in the comments section below.


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  • Thanks for sharing your view about the dressing on wedding. Everyone have the choice of wedding and depend on personal requirements. Your view are amazing for personal use. I am sure people will follow your tips to select their wedding dresses.

    • Hi Birchi,

      Thank you so much for appreciating :). Do let us know how this article has helped you personally.
      Peter England

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