While I was planning my husband’s wedding outfits, one thing I was sure of; I never wanted my husband to be dressed up in the typical “white-beige dhuti”-“ghee tussar panjabi” combination! I always believed that Abhijit can flaunt other variations with much confidence and style. In fact, I personally wanted to do away with the topor-dhuti concept. But being a part of a typical society, there are certain rituals which we cannot overlook. The groom has to come in a dhuti, trying to fit his headgear, also known as topor while his would be mother-in-law would welcome him with the boron-daala. And the while the groom stands there, waiting to see his beloved, his saalis tease him.
These days, men wear coloured dhoti’s for their wedding. I have seen many of my friends going for the maroon dhoti with a tussar coloured panjabi! We researched on several stores which showcase the groom’s ethnic attire. Finally we picked up a Kurta from Manyavar on one of our casual shopping trips to Gariahat. Abhijit had worn a maroon dhoti for the first half of the evening, and after the ceremony, he ditched the dhoti and change into the beige churidar that came along with this Kurta from Manyavar.
Here is a sneak peak of his wedding outfit.
- Beige Churidar Kurta from Manyavar, Gariahat
- Maroon Readymade Dhoti from Prapti, City Centre Two
For Abhijit’s Reception Attire, we chose Prapti. Prapti has a style and sophistication of its own, unlike Manyavar/Gatha which focus on heavily embroidered sherwanis, thereby depriving the groom from his typical Bong trousseau.
Here is what we chose finally. A Maroon Tusar Churidar-Panjabi with all over thread work for the wedding evening. It is a front-open jacket style panjabi, very different from the typical other kurtas. This one comes with a maroon churidar.
This particular piece has been picked up from Prapti, City Centre 2, Rajarhat. The staff is very courteous and they helped us decide on his attire for the D Day. Abhijit’s mojris are also from Prapti. We got one in a neutral shade that he wore both for his wedding and reception. And needlessly, they have never been worn again!
I hope this post was of help for all the would be grooms, as well as their families who want to settle down with something different from the typical tussar-ghee coloured “dhuti-panjabi”. Do let me know what more wedding inspiration ideas would you like me to post on TicTalkToe.
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