When a wedding is planned, a lot of importance is given to the bridal outfit. Even if the groom’s wedding day outfit is given attention, the reception outfit can easily be labelled as the most neglected ensemble! But slowly this mindset is changing. In fact, the reception sherwani deserves a lot more importance as for this outfit the groom and his designer have a free hand. In other words, this outfit does not ‘have to be’ traditional, like the wedding outfit.
Moreover, with the anxiety of the wedding gone, the reception is when the bride and the groom can be themselves and flaunt their best styles. The groom is totally relaxed and can enjoy himself to the fullest. So, here are 30 reception sherwanis that will inspire grooms-to-be to plan their outfits from scratch.
30 Reception Sherwanis for Indian Groom
1. Thread Work Shawl with Dark Green Short Sherwani
Posing with his beautiful bride, this groom does not take his reception sherwani look lightly. He pairs white churidar bottoms with a self-work and bead embroidered dark green short sherwani. But what really makes the look special is the spectacular multi-color thread embroidered shawl!
2. All Over Work Sherwani Jacket
Traditional attires never fail to impress! All over thread embroidery on a sherwani jacket reminds one of royal fashion of the bygone era. If you want to carry that kind of a look on your reception evening, simply pair such a sherwani jacket with an unembellished silk kurta-pajama set.
3. Dark Blue Jacquard Reception Sherwani
Though experimental looks go a long way in case of reception wear for grooms, there is always a special place for traditional ensembles, especially in colors like black, grey, navy, brown, beige or dark blue. This groom pairs white narrow trousers with his navy blue sherwani showcasing woven and thread worked motifs. The embellishment pattern created a jacquard look.
4. Short Jacket Anarkali Sherwani
Ivories and white Sherwani are a favourite with Indian grooms. You just can’t stop them from going for such sherwaniseven if it’s the reception! But yes, a variation in the cut of the outfit can bring about a huge difference. This groom pairs his anarkali kurta in ivory and gold with a short sherwani jacket showcasing gold embroidery.
5. Immaculate Thread Work
This front open reception sherwani jacket paired with light moss green raw silk kurta and churidar bottoms speaks for itself. The whole jacket showcases multi-color detailed thread work. The richness of the kurta inside is highlighted. The kurta has similar thread work adorning the neckline.
6. Multicolor Striped Sherwani
With time, the evolution in the design language of traditional clothing never fails to impress us. This sherwani is simplistic yet so aesthetic and rich. The whole sherwani showcases hand thread work that runs in multi-tone vertical stripes. These stripes fill up the whole surface of the attire creating a texture. It is traditional yet not so much so!
7. The Brown Anarkali Reception Sherwani
While ivory toned manarkalis or those in pastel tones look great during weddings, such outfits in off-beat shades look extremely elegant on the reception evening. The off-white anarkali kurta comes with a zari border and the dark brown silk sherwani jacket flaunts hand embroidered zari motifs. It is paired with a satin stole and pajama bottoms. Checkout more of Anarkali Sherwani.
8. Lakhnavi Thread Work Reception Sherwani
Grooms who love white or ivory and have already sported a sherwani in such color on their weddings can go for muted pastel tones, like this, for their reception! It’s a powder blue sherwani flaunting Lakhnavi thread work of the traditional style. It is paired with white tapered trousers and stole with similar embroidery in the borders.
9. Ivory Beige & Gold Floral Silk Reception Sherwani
This reception sherwani look is both subtle and glamorous! The knee-length taffeta silk sherwani jacket is flaunting floral hand embroidery in beige thread and gold zari. The stole in beige fabric creates a subtle contrast and showcases similar embellishment.
10. The Double Jacket reception Sherwani
Grooms wanting to sport an Indo-ethnic look on their receptions may go for such a sherwani. The layered look consists of two sherwani jackets – an inner cloudy grey silk sherwani jacket and another shorter steel grey silk front open sherwani jacket over it! The jacket on top also showcases sequin embroidery and has a square pocket with an ornate brooch!
11. High Low Reception Sherwani
Layered looks are totally trending! In this case, the groom is wearing an ivory kurta underneath a shorter sherwani jacket. Both showcase hand embroidery – the motifs on the jacket are more closely placed compared to those on the kurta. Ornate buttons complete the look.
12. Embroidered Black Reception Sherwani
While black is a strict ‘no no’ on the wedding day, in the reception party it is totally a mark of sophistication, class and style. Most men love black and they can go for a black reception sherwani like this one! The textured, woven design inner kurta with statement buttons is topped with an exquisite sherwani jacket showcasing multi-color thread embroidery. Even without zari or sequin work, this outfit looks uber glamorous!
13. Zari Embroidered Blazer reception sherwani
Though not a typical sherwani look, this half sherwani jacket or blazer, adorned in ornate all-over golden zari embroidery, is sure to impress all, on the reception day! Here, the groom pairs this unique ethnic blazer with a short kurta and tapered trousers in off-white.
14. Indo-Western Sequin Work Sherwani
Seen here is a sherwani and tapered trouser in sky blue tone topped with an unique and innovative front-open knee-length sherwani jacket. The Indo-western sherwani jacket showcases ornate white buttons and all over sequin work in shades like pink, sky blue, blue and silver.
15. Floral Understated Reception Sherwani
On off-white silk, this sherwani showcases floral thread work and dabka embroidery. The dabka work in silver adds a hint of glitter and glam to the outfit. It is paired with off-white tapered trousers and a contrasting old rose tone stole which also showcases hand embroidered borders. Checkout more of more of Pink Sherwani.
16. Beguiling Blue reception Sherwani
Pastel tones are great for reception sherwanis! This one comes in a powder blue tone with all-over detailed thread work. The collar, sleeves and buttons showcase sequin, stone and zardozi embroidery. Without a stole and paired only with off-white trousers, the excellence of the craftsmanship comes alive.
17. The Quintessential Navy Sherwani
Navy is the color for the reception! Be it sherwanis, achkans or bandhgalas, navy corduroy, linen or silk fabrics scream sophistication. This full sleeve sherwani here pairs that with just the right amount of embellishment – a bit of thread work and sequin embroidery on the yoke and the sleeves.
18. Gold Thread Embroidery
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While zari embroidery or metallic thread embroidery techniques like zardozi, aari etc are quite common in ethnic wedding wear, pure thread hand embroidery has a charm and elegance of its own. Grooms wanting to go for subtle reception sherwani looks can go for such sherwanis which have a neutral base color and showcase all over intricate thread work in gold tone!
19. Indian Craftsmanship on a Contemporary Silhouette
Black is perfect for the reception party, especially if the sherwani flaunts a contemporary cut. This sherwani jacket is short, front open and has an extremely well-tailored look. It is paired with a black short kurta and black trousers. But what really steals the attention is the finery of the craftsmanship showcased on the jacket in the form of kanthaembroidery using white thread.
20. Floral Sherwani with Dhoti
The reception sherwani is such an outfit in which you can include certain experimental elements that you can’t use in case of the wedding attire! This outfit for example is perfect for that summer reception party – a light pistachio green silk sherwani with peach and moss green thread worked floral motifs has been paired with peach toned silk dhoti bottoms.
21. Soft Hues & Dreamy Colors
Lovers of white, ivory or cream tones, don’t be disappointed! Even if you can’t repeat an ivory sherwani for your reception look, you can go for such soft and dreamy colors like peach, pale yellow, light corals etc. This peach toned sherwani flaunts a woven design, has a front-open look and is paired with pale yellow ochre trousers.
22. Cerulean Blue Thread Embroidered Reception Sherwani
Loose churidar bottoms and a knee-length solid tone cerulean blue kurta with embellished gold buttons has been aesthetically paired with a shorter, all-over embroidered, front-open sherwani jacket in the same color. The jacket showcases hand embroidery in multiple colors like white, gold, pastel peach and pink etc.
23. Lilac Blazer-Style Sherwani Jacket
Contemporary silhouettes are trending! This groom wears a lilac above-knee length kurta with trousers. He tops it with a lilac tone short sherwani jacket which resembles a blazer. Such Indo-western styles look great on the day of the reception. The jacket also showcases woven and thread work embellishment!
24. Paired with a Jacket
Classy pastel tones look extremely sophisticated on grooms on the evening of the reception. This groom wears this sherwani kurta with a blazer-style jacket in a pistachio green shade with gold zari embroidery near the borders.
25. Jacquard Sherwani with Kaani Shawl
The groom flaunts a regal look in his cream-toned jacquard woven design sherwani jacket, paired with churidarbottoms and an exquisite multicolor kaani work shawl, hailing from the vales of Kashmir. The combination of the neutral with the colorful and the absence of surface embellishment makes the look unique and aesthetic.
26. Wide Front Slit Indo-western Sherwani
Reception sherwanis can be experimental and unique, unlike sherwanis for the wedding! This one comes with a silver tone silk knee-length kurta and matching pajama. The unique aspect is in the jacket which is typical till the waist. Below that it develops into a wide slit which looks extremely aesthetic, exposing the kurta below. The sherwani jacket is black with woven and embroidered geometric motifs.
27. The Golden Turban
Reception sherwanis are known to have unique accessories. In fact, most ensembles replace the stole with embroidered shawls or headgears. This groom has paired his ivory tone sherwani-trouser set, flaunting floral thread work, with a contrasting golden turban. The combination is unique and eye-catching! Checkout more of Golden Sherwani.
28. The Brocade reception Sherwani
Brocades spell out grandeur without being obvious! There are some grooms who do not prefer a lot of embroidery or heavy zardozi work on their clothes. They can go for such a reception sherwani. While the sherwani kurta is in a light pistachio green and gold brocade, the inner kurta and churidar bottoms are in a pastel blue shade.
29. Ivory Floral Garden Theme Sherwani
This ivory sherwani depicts a whole garden on it through motifs in pastel tones. Floral motifs, grass, birds, buds etc are seen all over. It does not contain a lot of bling but the creativity behind the design comes across.
30. The Long Galabandh
Galabandh or Jodhpuri suits, especially those in black, is perhaps the most popular reception outfit for grooms. Even paired with red bandhej turbans, they look extremely classy, royal and sophisticated. This outfit is exactly that, without the red turban and with a little bit of twist. In this case, the bandhgala jacket is a little bit longer than usual and resembles a very short sherwani jacket. The self-design gives it an even richer look.
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