All eyes are on the bride on the wedding day and the functions around it. But an equal number of eyes are on the well dressed, dapper groom as well. Here are six sensational wedding accessory for groom ideas we have curated from weddings venues spanning runways to forts and luxury banquets to intimate spaces so that you know where to get started!
Adornments for the Safa/Pagri
A bejewelled turban or safaa or any kind of headgear is high up on every wish list of groom jewellery. Be it in matching colours with the bride, or a quirky one with floral prints, a festive one with lehariya prints, or something in monochrome, you can never go wrong with adornment on your headgear.
A sarpench in Polki or Kundan for the North Indian groom, or a kalangi with pearls and rubies for the groom, graduated pearl strands or a cascading string of jewels as a Maharashtrian Mundavalya – there are as many choices of bejewelled headgear for men as there are rituals for the marriage.
Necklaces for the Groom
Nothing is classier than a string of pearls worn with the well-crafted sherwani. Pearl necklace and kundan mala for groom has become trousseau essentials since they go well with pastel shades and on rich, jewel-toned silk, brocade or velvet fabric as well.
Pearl necklace for the groom can be with a diamond-studded clasp or a pendant studded with rubies and emeralds. An heirloom pendant, a heritage treasure in temple-style jewellery in antique gold is another option.
Wear a statement locket or dare to go for the ultimate royal groom look with a Satlada Haar – which is literally a groom necklace with seven layers crafted with pearls and coloured stones. If gold is what sets you aglow, go for a bespoke gold chain with attitude. Linked gold chains, chains with pendants, rope designs and encrusted with precious stones – there is a world of golden opportunities out there for you!
From Brooches to cufflinks, there are a hazaar ways to add a bit of drama and detailing to the groom’s look for the wedding. Get a customised monogram, or the initials of the bride and groom engraved on your cufflinks to wear with your formals on the days of the reception or for your Church wedding.
Royal emblems such as lions and swords and shields, mythical creatures such as unicorns and Griffins, or simply big cats and other regals animals make for great detailing on groom sherwani accessories like sherwani buttons, belt buckles, sherwani Kamar band.
You can even add your personal touch by creating a symbol that means something special for the bride and the groom and let it shine on your cufflinks, brooch or buttons. Antique gold, vintage silver, with jewels would be your material of choice.
String of Bright Gemstones for the Groom
Love a riotous splash of colours? Whether you are a groom who prefers a classic beige and gold sherwani accessories or someone who goes for bolder and more modern shades, you can always add some flair to your look with a string or more of colourful gemstones.
Emerald rocks strung with pearl beads or clasps and pendants with pearls or Polki detailing are a popular choice. As are sparkling rubies in layers secured with a diamond or Kundan statement clasp. For those who like to try something different, blue or yellow sapphire (pukhraj), citrine, topaz, amethysts are other options especially if they are coordinated with the bride’s look of the day. There is nothing more festive and fun than strings of bright, dazzling colourful gemstones worn with a sherwani or a kurta or an angrakha. They look regal and ooze class and when coordinated with the bride’s jewellery, you will make for a perfect couple.
Bracelets for the Groom
TBH in Indian groom jewellery the most neglected accessory is the bracelet. But a hand-sculpted, a customised bracelet can go a long way in perking up the OOTD for the groom. Crafted in solid gold with monograms, religious symbols or other traditional motifs, a cuff bracelet adds glamour to every groom’s attire.
For a more festive look, grooms can wear bracelets studded with precious gemstones as well. For a more minimalistic and traditional look, a well-crafted Kada can work wonders. Solid gold or silver Kada apart, the stylish groom can experiment with rose gold or alloys with an antique Kada as well.
Mojris for the Groom
No Indian groom would dream of stepping out without his juttis or Mojris. It is a wardrobe staple that complements the ethnic look like no other. Go traditional with juttis embroidered with sequins and zari. Or go for a luxurious moccasin inspired one with gota or Gara embroidery in silk threads.
You can also keep it simple in fine faux leather. Whatever you do, remember someone or the other will steal them hide them and pay you cough up a fortune simply to have them retrieved. So make sure you make a suitable impression on your in-laws with your stylish mojris.