Guide to Finding the Perfect festive wear for men Chikankari Kurta

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Guide to Finding the Perfect festive wear for men Chikankari Kurta

Tips on styles, fits, fabrics, and patterns for men

Indian weddings are a grand celebration, often spanning multiple days and pre-wedding functions like haldi, mehendi, sangeet leading up to the final wedding day. 

For grooms and grooms mates these occasions require looking your traditional best while feeling comfortable.

The key to acing ethnic groom style for Indian weddings is choosing the right kurta set for each occasion. 

From the haldi and mehendi to the sangeet, wedding and reception, chikankari kurtas  allow grooms to look classy and feel comfortable through all the festivities.

The key is choosing the right fabric, fit, colours and styling elements best suited for each occasion. 

A silk kurta upgrades the sangeet look while a simple cotton chikankari kurta works for the haldi.

How to Choose the Best Fabrics for Chikankari Kurtas: A Comprehensive Guide for Grooms and groom mates

This blog post aims to help grooms and grooms mates navigate styling chikankari kurtas for every wedding event. 

It covers tips and examples on pairing chikankari kurtas with bottom wear, footwear and accessories for both traditional and contemporary looks.

You will learn how to select the perfect chikankari fabric, embroidery, colours and silhouettes for daytime or evening functions. 

The goal is to make grooms feel knowledgeable and confident to shine in chikankari kurtas from haldi to wedding reception.

Whether your style sensibilities are classic, modern or fusion - this blog has you covered with the latest ethnic wear tips and tricks for every Indian wedding occasion.

Men's Chikankari Kurtas for Haldi Ceremony



The haldi ceremony calls for keeping things simple and comfortable. Pick lightweight cotton or sequin embroidery and chikankari kurtas in bright auspicious hues like yellow or white that align with the turmeric theme.

For fabrics, cotton works best for its breathability and comfort during daytime celebrations. Silk or sequin chikankari kurtas can be reserved for evening functions.

Opt for all-over floral chikankari embroidery in white or matching yellow. Or keep embroidery minimal with just borders or small accents. Avoid heavy placement on the chest or back.

The chikankari kurta should have a comfortable traditional fit - not too snug or oversized. Pair it with simple cotton or mulmul pyjamas or churidars in the same or contrasting colour.

Complete the haldi day look with ethnic Indian footwear like khussas or mojaris in tan, brown or black shades. Skip the accessories and let the delicate chikankari be the focus.

This breezy cotton chikankari kurta paired with pyjama and juttis makes for an easy, comfortable haldi ceremony outfit.

Men’s Chikankari kurtas for Mehendi Ceremony


Men’s Chikankari kurtas for Mehendi Ceremony

The mehendi function calls for vibrant colours and glamorous styles. 

Pick a bright coloured chikankari kurta in hues like dark green, and you can also opt for these kurta’s like short green casual, embroidery glass kurta set , green sequin embroidery kurta , green geometric embroidery kurta mustard or orange kurta to celebrate the occasion.

Choose fabrics like silk, khadi, sequins and embroidery work like Mickey, mirror-work, zari, or along with the chikankari.

Style the bright kurta with contrasting dupattas featuring complementary embroideries or prints. Adding a gold embroidered stole can further elevate the look.

Complete the mehendi outfit with traditional Indian juttis in embroidered designs and colours. Statement enamel jewellery also looks beautiful with the vibrant chikankari kurta.

This colorful chikankari kurta with heavy embroidery and juttis makes for a gorgeous mehendi function outfit. Play with different prints and embroidery combinations.

Men’s Chikankari kurtas for Sangeet Ceremony

Men’s Chikankari kurtas for Sangeet Ceremony


For the sangeet night, choose an ornate raw silk kurta in a jewel tone like royal blue, green sequin or black. Raw silk has a luxurious shine perfect for evening functions.

Pick a solid coloured raw silk kurta rather than a busy print to allow the intricate embroidery work to shine. The glossy texture of raw silk paired with metallic and kundan embroidery makes for a formal royal look.

Select decorative embroidery like zari, mickey  and mirror  or floral work  to ornament the raw silk kurta. Use these embellishments lavishly all over the kurta or concentrate the patterns on the neckline, cuffs, yoke and hem.

You can also layer an embroidered waistcoat over the raw silk kurta for a regal sherwani effect. Just avoid any embellishments that may catch on your garment when dancing at the sangeet.

Complement the ornate raw silk kurta with contrasting churidars in maroon, cream or beige. Complete the ethnic ensemble with embroidered juttis featuring colourful kundan or zari work.

Men’s Chikankari kurtas for Wedding Ceremony

The wedding day calls for looking your traditional best. Opt for luxurious cream or white kurtas featuring intricate all-over chikankari embroidery.

Chikankari's delicate work has an elegant and royal flair perfect for the main wedding event. The cream or white silk fabric ensures the focus remains on the fine embroidery.

You can also layer a printed, sequin, and checked waistcoat long jacket over the silk kurta for a regal sherwani effect. This allows showing off the detailing at the cuffs and hemlines.

Pair the chikankari silk kurta with formal pants or churidars in beige, cream or white. Complete the wedding day outfit with brogues, oxfords, or loafers.

This creamy white chikan silk kurta with intricate floral work makes for an ideal wedding day outfit - dressy yet comfortable for ceremonies.

Men’s Chikankari kurta for Reception

Men’s Chikankari kurta for Reception

The reception allows grooms to add contemporary twists to their ethnic wear. Opt for embroidered kurta jackets in navy blue, or maroon  for the event.

Choose a smart fitted kurta jacket silhouette that can be paired with straight pants or chinos.

Use metallic embroidery or zariwork minimally to accent the kurta jacket. Keep it restricted to borders, collars and cuffs rather than all over embroidery.

The kurta jacket should have a slim fit to nicely layer over the pants but remain comfortable for mingling and dancing at the reception.

Pair the embroidered kurta jacket with crisp churidars, chinos or slim-fit trousers. Complete the modern fusion look with brogues, oxfords or loafers.

This navy blue kurta jacket with minimal zardozi embroidery makes for a stylish yet comfortable reception outfit.


Wedding fashion is more than just clothing; it embodies a sense of sophistication and elegance. 

Whether you choose a traditional sherwani to honour cultural customs, or opt for a contemporary fusion outfit with modern elements, the key is to embrace rich and luxurious fabrics, especially those associated with weddings. 

Dressing up for this special occasion need not be extravagant; it is an opportunity to showcase your personal style and express joy and respect. 

As we prepare for the wedding celebrations, we encourage our readers to share their wedding wear wardrobe with us. 

You can tag us on Instagram @Veshbhoshaa or use the hashtag #Veshbhoshaa for a chance to be featured on our wedding wear showcase.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should a man wear to an Indian wedding?

A. For an Indian wedding, men typically wear traditional attire such as sherwanis, kurta-pyjamas, or even tailored suits. The choice depends on the specific events and the formality of the occasion. Accessorizing with ethnic footwear like mojaris or juttis and adding traditional elements such as turbans or stoles complements the overall look.

Q. What should men wear to weddings? 

A. Men can opt for a range of outfits for weddings, depending on the formality and cultural context. Traditional choices include sherwanis, kurta-pyjamas, or dhoti-kurta sets. For a more modern look, tailored suits in classic colors are a popular choice. It's essential to consider the specific dress code mentioned in the wedding invitation and choose an outfit accordingly.

Q. Which type of outfit is best for a wedding?

A. The best type of outfit for a wedding depends on factors such as the cultural background, formality of the event, and personal style preferences.Traditional choices like sherwanis or kurta-pyjamas are suitable for Indian weddings, while tailored suits are versatile for Western-style weddings. It's advisable to follow any specific dress code mentioned in the wedding invitation for guidance.

Q. Which colour outfit is best for a wedding? 

A. The choice of colour for a wedding outfit depends on personal preference, cultural norms, and the wedding theme. Traditional colours for Indian weddings include rich and vibrant hues like red, maroon, gold, or royal blue. For Western-style weddings, neutral tones like black, navy, grey, or classic shades of blue are commonly chosen.

Ultimately, the best colour is one that aligns with the individual's style and complements the overall theme of the wedding.



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