Wedding Outfits That Are Perfect For The Brother Of The Bride Or Groom

Oct 24, 2022

South Asian Weddings are such vibrant and colorful events and what better time than a wedding to have a gala time with your whole family under one roof? And what becomes more exciting is when you are attending your sibling’s wedding. Whether young or older, it is a bittersweet emotion to see your sibling taking a step towards a new world with another individual. 

Brother of the Bride/Groom Outfit Ideas

As a brother, apart from organizing and helping your sibling to have the wedding of their dream, you have to look the best too. Everyone will definitely talk about the brother of the groom or bride and his appearance. So why not make it attention-worthy? Let us help you sort out a few options that are in trend and more than anyone, you would love to add them to your ethnic wardrobe.

1. Jodhpuri Suits

When we talk about looking all dapper and regal, Jodhpur Suits are the ideal choice for you. It is an Indo-western outfit inspired by western tailoring techniques and Indian bandhgala jackets. Generally, the collars are high and the suits have a good quality texture and fabric and are paired with customized fitted pants. You can select embellished buttons or colored ones, according to your taste and preferences. Add a colored or floral-printed pocket square or a brooch to jazz it up a bit.

2. Kurta with Nehru Jackets

One of the outfits that you can go for is a kurta-pajama with a Nehru jacket. Pastel, bright, or a dark-hued Nehru jacket over a kurta looks fantastic. Floral Nehru jackets are very much in trend right now. You can choose a plain shade kurta paired with the same-shade trouser or pajama with a printed Nehru jacket. 

Take inspiration from Shahid Kapoor at his sister Sanah Kapoor’s wedding where he wore a classic black kurta, and black Nehru jacket and paired the whole look with a white pajama. The orange pocket square is adding a pop of color and makes the whole look eye-catching. 

Source: The Wedding Story Official

Also Read: 15+ Brother-Sister Photos You Must Have In Your Wedding Album

A plain Nehru Jacket is a must-have in your wardrobe. You can pair it up with anything, even over a shirt and pants. And for a wedding, trust us when we say, one Nehru jacket can be styled in numerous ways. It is all about ensembling the correct pieces together. 

Source: Sabyasachi

3. Sherwani

Sherwani is one of the most common ethnic wear for men that are preferred for cultural or any kind of festive event. There are a few options for a simple yet edgy-looking sherwani that the brother of the groom or sister can select. 

If you are not in an experimentative mood, then go for a dark-hued, bandhgala sherwani with a colorful pocket square or a minimal-designed brooch.

Or, how about a plain kurta pajama and open-buttoned sherwani with mirror work? 

Source: Samyakk

Try a sherwani with the traditional dhoti. Make sure the pleats of the dhoti are properly set, otherwise your whole look will look chaotic.

Source: Ensemble India

4. Kurtas with Patiala Pants

The best and the most comfortable choice for the brother of a groom or the bride would be a kurta paired with Patiala pants. Get a matching stole with it to add a Bollywood touch to the look. Take cues from Varun Dhawan who looks absolutely handsome in this outfit.

A pastel shade plain kurta-salwar pants with embroidered or printed stole in contrasting bases is another go-to choice that would make you look handsome.

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5. Draped Asymmetric Kurtas

Asymmetric silhouettes are not only common amongst women’s outfits, even men like to wear something edgy. It is cool to wear something that stands out in the crowd and as a brother goes for something unique yet trendy. The asymmetrical part gives a flow to the well-fitted kurta and you can skip draping a stole around. If you want then pair a Nehru jacket. It will definitely look amazing and earn you compliments. 

Source: Shantanu Nikhil

You can play with prints when pairing the kurta with jackets.

Source: Megaan

6. Short Kurtas

As a brother of the groom/bride you will have loads of responsibility and when you seek comfort in fashion, nothing can beat short kurtas with tailored trousers. Especially in pre-wedding festivities like Mehndi and Haldi, where you would like to g for something lighter. 

A light-fabric, small printed black kurta pajama is a classic go-to for men at festive events. 

Or a dark-hued embroidered kurta paired with the same shade of pants.

You can also go for a pastel-hued Mirror work kurta and pyjama for pre-wedding festivities. 

Source: Abhinav Mishra

7. Manarkalis

For the fashionista brothers, try Manarkalis! It is a perfect blend of modern fashion with comfort. It has a royal vibe to it. You can go for the knee-length floral print Manrakalis and pair it with a Nehru Jacket to give your whole look a flare from the waist side. Even a solid-colored Manarkalis with white churidar will look good.

Source: Sabyasachi

Try a knee-length Manarkali and add a sherwani over it to get the full royal feel. You can go for the same shades or try pastel and dark hues to add a pop.

Also Read: 15 Trending Safa Designs For Grooms Getting Married in 2023

This handcrafted sherwani achkan designed by Sabyasachi is an ideal pick for brother of the bride/groom for the wedding day. Made with the finest silk fabric, this outfit in an overall similar shade is definitely going to be appreciated by all. 

Source: Sabyasachi

8. Angrakha Kurtas

For the sophisticated fashion brother, an angrakha kurta with different silhouettes is a good choice. You will have a lot of choices to go from when it comes to this kind of kurta. There are various styles when it comes to angrakhas. 

Like here, it is a bandhgala angrakha kurta with a flare on one side.

Source: Manyavar

Or a simple straight angrakha that is well-fitted with buttons on the side. Choose a solid color and go for colorful buttons if you want to add a pop of color to your look.

Bengali men wear this kind of angrakha kurta with dhotis and it is such a beautiful look with crisp cotton stole, the whole look is just picture-perfect. 

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9. Kurta with Jackets

you can take a simple plain kurta and jazz it up by adding a jacket over it. Now it depends also on what kind of jacket you want, there are numerous options. Long, knee-length, short, waist jackets, mock jackets, etc.

Take a cue from Vicky Kaushal at a recent Diwali party, where we saw him wearing a piece from Kunal Rawal’s collection. He went with a navy blue embroidered sleeveless mock layer jacket paired with a kurta and vanilla breech pants.

Source: Kunal Rawal

A South Asian Wedding and bright colors go hand-in-hand, so go for this printed kurta and jacket in the same orange shade with maroon trousers. 

Source: Kunal Rawal

10. Tux

A man looks dapper in a tux no matter the age, shape, or size. There is something about a tux that makes men look sophisticated and charming. As a brother, if you want to go for a classic tux and to add the oomph factor, chose embellished or printed bow-ties, brooches, or cufflinks. 

Take a cue from Ranveer Singh on how to style a partially floral printed tuxedo like nobody's business.

Or how about we go for a white shirt and bow tie with a shiny embellished tux, like Ayushmann Khurana here?

When we say tux- a classic bow tie with a tailored suit and pants crosses our mind. But have a look at this Shantanu Nikhil designed cocktail tux worn by Sunny Kaushal. The embellished brooch in place of the bow tie and a harem-kinda tailored pants in place of those well-fitted pants is a game-changer. You can go for this look at your sister’s wedding and make a statement. 

Source: Shantanu Nikhil


Menswear in ethnic does have options if researched properly. We have some really good designers now understand that men also like fashionable outfits and not just western, but men might like to experiment with ethnic wear too. Designers like Kunal Rawal, Shantanu- Nikhil, Rohit Bal, Manish Arora, etcetera, have changed the game of fashion for men. So, as a brother of the sibling who is getting married, do not fret thinking that only the bride or the groom have options. You can also have some amazing options for yourself and who does not want to look good at their sibling’s wedding? Right! Play with prints, and pastels, mix it up, go for layering, have fun while selecting an outfit, and find your A-game. Layering in fashion is a trend, so try it with your ethnic wear too. 

About Author

Gayatri Guha

Her love for fashion, weddings, and lifestyle is the inspiration behind her unfiltered writings. Most of the time, you will find her looking at the happy, twirling brides and being in awwww of them. 

Loves her me-time, and mostly sleeps while watching movies. 

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