Groom Wedding Sehra!
"A Sehra can complete the total look of the groom, it symbolizes prestige and honor as well as it protects the groom from Nazar.”
Kamar Patta or waistbands are part of the majestic attire of every Indian groom. It is tied along the waist of the groom while performing rites in the wedding. Knives and swords are also important accessories that represent prestige and royalty.
On the other hand, a wedding Sehra is a significant Indian groom accessory that stands for status and honor. Indian grooms are carrying Sehra with elegance and confidence. It is believed that it is also worn to protect the groom from “Nazar” or “bad eye”.
In the earlier days, the head dress is only worn by the royalty. But as culture is carried out, everyone can now use it as part of their wedding dress.
What is a Sehra?
A Sehra is worn based on the customs of their state. For instance, in Northern India, the Sehra is in the form of Pagri or Turban while in Southern part, it is made of turban with veil of flowers. Sehra is decorative veil worn by Indian groom. It has decorated rectangular piece with strings for the veil. The veil can be made of accented beads or flowers as it is tied over the groom’s turban.
Why Indian groom does wear Sehra?
As mentioned, a Sehra conveys royalty and provides a sign of mystery to the groom at the time of marriage. It is especially worn by groom to protect him from Nazar or evil eye.
Pagri is the common term for Sehra in the North India. Rajasthani Pagris are suited for Indians with fair complexion. Colors such as Red and yellow can ultimately enhance their total look. For grooms with whiter complexion, North Indian Pagris come in pink and Red colors.
Pagris can be personalized with string beads or semi-precious stones to give it a more sophisticated Royal aura. It can be made from fabric including silk and light cotton. Pagri can be made to match his wedding suit as well.
South Indian Sehra:
In South India, a Sehra is made of flowers that cover the full face of the groom. The groom must wear it all throughout the wedding. Shra can be binded by a gold or silver lace.
Choosing the Sehra:
1. Simple or Suave
Choose for simple design that is made up of embroidered cotton or silk band that binds the Sehra together. It is usually designed with stones that make the simple design dazzling.
2. Floral Bliss
When selecting a Floral Sehra be careful when choosing the flower. It happens that the groom becomes dizzy or he sneezes due to the polen. Choose fresh flowers that are prepared three hours before the wedding.