Let’s get ready to bust the biggest wedding myth there ever is: “Weddings are a Girl Thing!” Aren’t we forgetting something? Ah yes. The man who ties the knot! While we’re busy around the bride as she basks in limelight, the groom’s needs often go unnoticed, which is a pity, for he has quite a few!
Gentlemen, it’s your day, too. You’re expected to look and feel better than your best. So prepare to bite the bullet and man up for a pre-wedding regime, the likes of which you haven’t seen or experienced before!
Taarini presents the 5 wedding essentials for every groom:
Your hands are going to do a lot of the work at a wedding, especially if it’s a traditional Indian wedding. Our rituals involve a lot of sprinkling, holding, grasping and folding. So, needless to say, your nails are going to catch the cameraman’s attention more often than not. The last thing you want is for a candid shot of, well, nails that look like they’ve had a rough day at the salt mines! So, men, it’s time to hit the salon for a well-timed manicure.
The way we see it, this is a win-win. You look good and you enjoy the feel of it! Facial today, fantastic tomorrow. Nothing says “well-groomed” like a groom with skin as smooth as alabaster. Besides, the bride will appreciate it too, and on the wedding day, that’s a bit of a plus!
Just take our word for it: massages work wonders. They’ll warm up your cold feet a day before the wedding, and calm those nerves. A jittery man does not a photogenic groom make, after all. Who says only the bride is entitled to a glow? Grooms, book yourself a spa session, because you’re going to need it.
Nobody said getting married was a walk in the park. (We make it look easy, but that’s besides that point!) It’s actually a walk on the treadmill. Think a little ahead for a moment. If you truly want to be Mr Handsome on your wedding day, a great way to do that is to hit the gym. Squat, lift, crunch, repeat. Getting in shape will also work wonders for your glow we talked about before!
Leave the experiments for another day. Your wedding is not the best time to see how you might look with a Mohawk. Or with green highlights. Spring for an upscale trim. The bride will love, the cameras will too. If you want, try it out a month before your wedding so you have time to see how it looks, grow it back and repeat it a week before your wedding day.
So you see? The ‘getting ready’ part is one of the best and most fun aspects of getting married. (Apart from getting married itself!) Keep in mind that the groom deserves special treatment in the days leading up to the wedding, too. Beauty regimens are not for the ladies, after all!
Gone are the days when all a groom needed on his wedding day was a dhoti and a shirt, or a sherwani. There’s a new world order, a paradigm shift. The fashion world has transformed the way grooms dress on their big day and keep those cameras pointed at them as well. From jazzed up velvet’s to surprisingly stunning layers, men are conquering that wedding stage and how!
So, brides, step aside, while we show your men the five trends that grooms are flaunting on their big day.
The Blushing Bridegroom
Pastel pinks are not just a girl thing. That kind of fashion ideology belongs in the back of your closet, along with those medieval tan-shaded salwars! Today, a soft blush is just the ticket. It is soft, simple and sophisticated, with just enough flavour to make you an absolute eye-popper. Paired with a light grey bandhgala and dhoti pants, you will ensure that everyone makes room for the groom.
Long Time No Layers
They’re bringing layers back into men’s fashion and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ve noticed that they’re a crowd (and camera) favourite at Indian weddings. Layers are the best way to enhance an outfit, and if the occasion is, well, your wedding, we’d say enhance as much as possible! Open sherwanis are the word of the day, men, so get ready to love your layers.
While you’re making eternal promises to your bride, make sure you vow to wow her as well. There’s no better way to do it than in regal velvet. It’s got a certain charm and elegance, especially if worn in ivory and maroon. A tinge of gold to bring your royal magnificence will go a long way as well. The only thing you’ll need to carry off this look is a wedding glow, and if you’re the groom, that’s the battle won already!
Back in Black
OK, we’re going to give you a pre-wedding or post-wedding tip: black out. Black velvet. Self-designed black. Rose-patterned black. It doesn’t matter. That bandhgala needs to be black. From a cocktail party to a bachelor’s bash, black is in, gentlemen.
At the end of the day, simplicity steals the show. Always. Amidst all the glitz and glam, it might be refreshing, even delightful, to see a groom in a crisp sherwani with minimal embellishments. A pale gold or bronze sherwani works wonders with joothis to boot. But do not go too plain. You are the groom, after all, and those cameras need something happy and shiny to capture!
Men, take it from a team that has seen more than its share of weddings – a well-dressed groom is a universal favourite. Everyone expects the bride to glow, so when you do – in your preferred outfit – it’s going to come as a delightful surprise. So, be sure to don something remarkable and steal a bit of the bride’s thunder.
It’s a brand new year and although the winter weddings are rolling out, it’s time to look to the future, where the promise of new trends and new beginnings await. We have been keeping an eye out for exciting wedding trends from peonies to posies, from sarees to sherwanis, and we have news for you folks: 2018 is going to be a blast as far as weddings go!
Get ready for an eclectic mix of brand new traditions and delicious feasts, breathtaking décor and lavish fashion. Here are the wedding trends to watch out for in 2018.
Remember when red ruled weddings? Well, the reign of red is going to come to a halt. Navy blue sarees and lehengas are ruling the roost. From store-fronts to runways, it is a burst of navy and rightly so. So, block your orders, brides, before you miss out on your gorgeous lehengas!
More and more brides are embracing new cultures. With intercultural weddings making their presence felt in India, you’d better race to your wardrobe and update it. Bohemian fashion trends are making a headway, so you might want to consider embellishing your feet with chain anklets that steal the show!
Apart from upgrading your wardrobe to a navy ensemble, you might want to focus on the after party-wear as well. We hear that Indo-Western outfits are making heads turn at sangeets and after-parties, so start looking for that perfect dress to don.
Makeup trends evolve quicker than any other, so here’s the latest scoop: bold eyes are coming back. Blue eyeshadow, long, sweeping winged eyeliner, glitter mascara with a touch of smoky smudges hugging your eyes are grabbing attention.
There you have it! 2018 is all set for an exciting new twist to weddings. We’ll be back with décor trends for the coming year very soon, along with some suggestions to make your upcoming wedding the event that everyone will remember. Do watch out for more!
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