There is an endless amount of media space dedicated constantly to brides, bridesmaids and mainly their role in weddings. Sure, they maybe way more involved in the planning and have several extra things to consider for their own ensembles but the disparity is still glaring. Meanwhile our precious grooms and their bromantic buddies have to contend with the odd mention here or there especially when it comes to fashion. Ask the same crew for dressing advice and you’ll probably get quizzical and even deranged looks followed up with comments like ‘ Dude, seriously?! Isn’t that a really chick thing to do’.
Obviously we’re massively generalising here. Because as the rise of the metrosexual man proves, their gender isn’t completely opposed to all things trendy in the world of couture. If anything, more and more men including grooms are paying close attention to their wardrobe choices and realizing the importance of well-curated looks for such important life events. Yes ladies, your men want Insta-worthy outfits as well and it’s about time too. Women have dominated the wedding space for far too long with everything becoming about the bride and her posse. A far larger problem during Indian weddings simply because no woman has ever looked anything less than breath-taking in her ethnic bridal attire.
It seems the men have definitely grown fed up of all the attention always being focussed on the fairer sex. Modern grooms are spending considerable effort and dropping serious cash on dressing themselves but are also expecting the same from their crew. These groom squads are no longer satisfied with playing second fiddle to those giggling bridesmaids batting their mascara-covered eyelashes. They’re demanding their chance in the spotlight and are pulling out all the stops to make themselves worthy of the position. Here is a round up of some real life groom squads that are proving to be major #goals! for future grooms and their buddies everywhere.
What was once a tradition in certain communities is now a major fashion statement with groom squads. An especially useful hack for groups who really want the swag but are too lazy to plan anything extravagant in advance. Identical turbans are extremely easy to throw on at the last minute for those really on-point best buddy pics.
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Yellow Turbans
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Peach Turbans
An upgrade to the good ol turban is to bring in some oomph with matching dupattas. It might require a little bit more planning to locate and buy the exact number of dupattas in the same colour but we promise it’s well worth the effort. Just like turbans these too can be handed out at the last minute to prevent the curse of forgetful friends leaving the item behind in their closets at home. For a double whammy you can also combine the turbans and the dupattas in contrasting colours.
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Turquoise Dupattas
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Yellow Turbans & Mint Green Dupattas
Let’s get a bit adventurous, shall we? Bandhi jackets are the uniform for Indian men who can’t be bothered with cumbersome ethnic outfits and prefer to be comfortable rather than fashionable. And we all know every gang has atleast 1-2 of these types of gentlemen. Rather than spend hours convincing them to step out of their comfort zone, embrace the ease of matching bandhi jackets instead. Make sure the jackets are the masterpiece of the outfit while the rest of the pieces are a neutral colour. Another wonderful bonus of this idea is the ability to reuse the bandhi jackets with other separates.
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Printed Bandhi Jackets
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Coral Bandhi Jackets
If you have the inclination, patience and a damn good tailor at your disposal then nothing beats the sheer opulence of having your entire groom squad in coordinated bandhgala jacket sets. This idea definitely requires a lot of planning and endless follow ups with each and every member of your groom squad but trust us you’ll forget all about those hassles when you look back on the fabulous pictures from the big day.
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Velvet & Silk Bandhgala Jacket Sets
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Blue Bandhgala Jacket Sets
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Black Bandhgala Jacket Sets
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Printed Bandhgala Jacket Sets
Everyone wearing the same outfit might seem like a uniform to some of your more fashion forward squad members. If that’s the case and you’re fewer in number, why not try a unique blend of coordinated pieces? Get creative with the same fabrics or prints or colours and totally personalise the entire groom squad’s attire to look absolutely distinctive.
Real Life Groom Squad In A Unique Blend Of Different Matching Separates
Try as you may it might be impossible to convince your entire group to wear the same ethnic things. Or you might want to repeat the ultra slick idea at another event like the reception or sangeet. Western elements like suspenders are extremely easy to execute while also looking adorably vintage. Take it a notch higher and suit up in the same exact hue and fabric for something really dapper and charming.
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Outfits With Suspenders
Real Life Groom Squad In Matching Blue & Black Suits
Sources: Wedmegood.com, Wittyvows.com, Maharaniweddings.com