Best friend’s wedding reception coming up and you don’t even have a suit picked out? Don’t panic, just follow our guide.
Your bestie is about to get married, and you still haven’t gotten around to organising your clothes for the occasion. We’ve got your back – just follow our lead.
* Ethnic wear will do just fine.
It’s a wedding reception, and the wedding ceremony is normally completed in ethnic wear. There’s no reason why you can’t extend the ethnic wear theme for the reception and after-party, too. If you are quick enough, you can buy the most amazing ethnic wear for men online, which will look just great for your friend’s reception. Sure, you don’t want to stand out as the only guy without a suit, but if you must stand out, it’s always best to do it with a really stunning men’s ethnic wear ensemble. Don’t do the tried and tested, either – get a kurta in a solid bold colour and an asymmetric hem, and pair it with a pure white churidar. Slick back your hair, wear a chunky timepiece on your wrist, and complete the look with mojris in black or deep brown. There, you look like a movie star!
* Pick a blazer.
But if you would rather do what everyone else is doing and wear a suit, do bear in mind that you’re running short of time – and that there is a trendier option for a wedding reception. We’re talking about getting a blazer rather than going the whole hog with a suit. Browse online for a suitable blazer in a colour of your choice – blue, red, black and cream are good colour options for a reception – and team it with a pair of fitted, nicely tailored cotton trousers that fall gracefully over your ankle. Wear a crisp white shirt under your blazer, and complete your look with a tie that matches your blazer. End with shiny leather shoes and a pocket square. But do leave yourself some time to try on the blazer for the right fit – an ill-fitting blazer is not a good sight, so if you need to exchange the blazer for another one that fits, you will need time on your hands to do so.
* Get your footwear organised.
Once you’ve decided what to wear – men’s ethnic wear or a suit/blazer – you can shop for appropriate footwear. Your footwear must complement your overall ensemble and be trendy as well. If you’ve picked men’s ethnic wear, then you can go with mojris or narrow toed leather shoes (the latter option is good for churidar and kurta ensembles). Meanwhile, you can rock a pair of brogues if you’re wearing a suit or a blazer and trousers. Good colours to try are black, tan, brown and charcoal grey.
* Last minute touches.
You’ve now got your clothing organised. It’s time to add finishing touches to your look. Shop for a good wristwatch, a tie for your blazer, a new perfume or cologne, and some skin and hair care products. You will need skin care products like cleanser and moisturiser so that your skin looks dewy fresh, while a hair pack applied two days before the reception and some gel to slick your hair in place are good options to try. You can also try and get a clean-up and facial done at least two days before the big day, so that any unsightly skin issues are resolved before you step out.