5 accessories that will add elegance to your sherwani

It is so true that Sherwani has been an integral part of traditional Indian attire for all kinds of celebrations we could ever think of. And especially the first and best pick for the big fast wedding, be it the groom or the guest. The word ‘Sherwani’ actually refers to the dress of the people of Shirvan in the Southern Caucasus region, the people from that region had a considerable impact on the arts and culture of the Mughal Empire and hence sherwani is all here with us. Undoubtedly, a sherwani adds elegance to your appearance, but wouldn’t it be great if you could more elegance to the sherwani itself. Well, the following accessories could help you on that and P N RAO can help on owning those accessories with style.

Tie the turbans

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Turban is something that will do the first part of the whole trick. If you’re in a sherwani and wearing a turban, one can bet for sure, they’ll notice your turban before they have a glance on your sherwani. Adding to these, turbans are an integral part of an Indian groom’s outfit. And, instead of settling for a simple turban, go for a bejewelled one. You could shop for graceful designer turbans at PNRAO in Bangalore; turbans which are studded with precious or semi-precious stones, coloured to match your sherwani and with stunning patterns are all awaiting you at PNRAO.

Kalgi, the turban’s delight:

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Turbans may catch the attention of the masses, but a kalgi pinned on to it will steal the show. Kalgi is a brooch for your turban. Establish a prominent look on your turbans with pinning a shinning kalgi to it. It’s real better to go for an ornamented kalgi that would match with the colours of your sherwani.

Go grand with the Pearl mala

These are nothing but the pearl garlands that a man could mount on while in a sherwani. Pearls are highly underrated by men, but men can pair to their sherwani them with utmost poise. The Pearl malas or garlands were traditionally worn by Maharajas on special occasions, not to mention that those were made of freshwater pearls.

Pin the brooches

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You can just simply pin brooches on your sherwani to liven it up. A brooch is a versatile accessory and it could be easily paired up with any kind of outfit, be it the traditional or the western. Go with gold brooches for your sherwani to embed the style direct into the sherwani.

Sport on a Jutti, the royal way

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After putting in this much attention to your whole attire, it would be unfair if you didn’t care about the footwear to match your sherwani. Just sport on a Jutti, as you’ll never be so wrong in life if you had thought people will never notice it. Especially if you are a groom in the big fat wedding, make sure you will never miss out the Jutti.

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Dress up for your best friends wedding!

The best part of everyone’s life is the time spent with a friend. Literally the ultimate moments of happiness were the time with a friend who has always been at your side during all aspects of life. Now, when it comes to his/ her wedding, the specialness of the moment doesn’t limit within their lives, but extends to yours too. It’s seemingly important in what’s your choice of dress to your friend’s wedding. Let’s see about the various choices that you could make based on the wedding situations.

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Daytime wedding
In recent times, suits have been an increasingly popular choice when it comes to a wedding. We at P N RAO have seen the difficulty that rises among people with what type of suit to wear to the wedding. And is not just an ordinary wedding, it’s your friend’s wedding where you get a chance to showcase your style with your all other fellow friends. In a daytime wedding on summertime, it’s always advised to be in a light-coloured suit, especially linen or seersucker. While for the weddings on winter, it’s time for warmer clothing like wool suits and a navy blazer. Navy blazer with charcoal pant makes an awesome fashion team, at the same time depending on the temperature mount on a sweater underneath the blazer. You could also dress up with decent dress shirt, tie and dress pants, but dress it up with a blazer to add up elegance to the whole attire. And remember, daytime wedding are no place for tuxedoes

Evening Occasion
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter when it comes the colour of suit at evening occasions of the wedding. For any evening occasion of the wedding, a dark suit is always appropriate. Just stay casual; you can wear a blazer and clacks with a nice tie. It’s vital to make sure that if you have a tuxedo, or you just like wearing one, by all means do it. A tuxedo is an evening thing; it adds up grace to your appearance throughout the occasion. Remember James bond in his tuxedo and a bow-tie, how sartorial he looked on it. That’s the right way to feature yourself in the evening occasion of your friend’s wedding. When you suit up in a tuxedo, you can choose between a black shirt and a collarless white shirt to blend in style with the ensemble.

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You could be the best friend to him/her who has always spent your free time at his/her home. This means you’re part of the family and you have very good relationship with the friend’s family. This is the time when you turn to wear something that will be in match with the whole family’s fashion plan for the big day. Wear a suit if the family is taking the western road, but if it’s going to be the Indian way, you know what you’ll have to wear. It’s most probably the sherwani, India’s favourite wedding outfit. Get your sherwani to be bright and with a festive outlook to get in sync with the wedding celebration. Well, now you the appropriate attire to dress up for your friend’s wedding.

Dress right this Valentine’s

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, a lot of guys would have already planned for the big day. From proposing to your love till going on a dinner, your plans may vary in accordance with the chapter of your love story. Certainly your plans for the Valentine with your love are going to be great, but what about your outfit plan? Did you even put an eye to that thought? Not all men are lucky in wearing the outfits gifted by their love, because you know the reason.  So, you will have to suit up yourself.

Style your hair

First and foremost thing to look into before your get dressed is to style up your hair. Groom your hair and facial hair in a pleasant way. Have a hair style that will fit you; pre-plan this part and get your hair cuts at least two days before the big day.

Sport a watch

Sport a watch to your wrist. You may not need that to check the time as you will definitely have a hold to your mobile. But, a wrist watch just shows you more elegant. They are of great use when your loved one is going to come late and you will have to pretend to the world that you are not waiting by being busy looking into the watch. Remember, no fancy watches with vibrant colours; have a classy watch with a metallic finish.

Suit up with a class

Now comes the main picture, look for a dark jean or any other dark coloured trouser, it’s cool if those are of dark blue or black. Now if you’re going for a t-shirt, do it with white Tees; if you are going for a shirt, do it with a dark coloured one. Researchers say that women get wilder when they see men with darker or fiercer shade shirts; just exploit the fact by wearing one. Try choosing new colours in which your love has never seen you. Most importantly no fluorescent colour shirt or trousers. Make you sure the outfit is going to make a perfect fit to you and not body hugging. Even if you’re muscular you don’t need to flaunt your muscles to your love, especially on Valentine’s Day, unless that’s what she loves the most in you.

Get a tie

If you’re planning to exhibit your class, then you surely should wear a tie. The best present comes with a bow-it’s the finishing touch. Show your love that you took time and effort to pay attention to details when you dressed up for her. Pick a slim, textured tie to fit your shirt.

Tighten your lace

Shoes, the final part of your dressing needs some extra attention. Please do not wear worn out shoes. Just select light weight shoes that are the best fit to your dress. Get a classic belt that will go in hand with your shoe colour. A cooler is just optional in your dressing up part.

That’s all folks. Get dressed up and spend your Valentine making the best ever memories of your love life.

Types of relatives at an Indian Wedding

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Being Indian is incredible; what’s more incredible are the Great Indian Weddings. In India, a wedding is something more than two souls tying a knot. It’s the single most memorable event for the couple getting married, while it’s a fun filled family get-together for the rest of the family members. A wedding is more like a family festival celebrated with auspicious and amusing rituals aided by the participation of the entire family. These weddings are the places where your get to meet so many types of relatives from the classic vintage people to the modern yo yo dudes. Let’s look creep into the types of relatives that you may cross through in your weddings.

The Organizers

 These are the people who have gained lots of trust from your parents and other relatives, now they are in charge of your whole wedding plan. From the food menu to the music played in wedding they put in their well-experienced plan and try to make the celebration big. At times their decisions may not join in sync with your expectations, but trust them they are experts in the field they know what’s good.

The Gamers

They are the flock of elder people who are interested in games, especially cards. These people have their own fun and don’t really care about what’s happening around. They are always busy with their games.

The Advisory Council

This council consists of the people from the vintage era. As they are high in the family tree and are more respected that they take their advantage of imposing their ideologies onto the wedding arrangements. As they are elders, we have no other go; we will have to listen to them. And that doesn’t mean we follow that, just listen; they want to be heard.

The Criticism committee

 Ah, these are the most annoying people finding faults in every single thing they see on our wedding. Starting from the colour of the decoration papers to the food served their criticism is going to test our patience by all means. Just don’t get into a conversation with them, maintain distance to keep things cool.

The Distant Visitors

The people from far, far away and visited us long, long ago get a chance to visit the family after a long time. These are the people who embarrass you with releasing your childhood secrets into the crowd, as that’s the only thing they know about you. Usually they have this dialogue to say “You have grown up so fast”, as if they just saw us yesterday.

The Gossip Gang

If you are ever bored or tired just meet this gang highly populated by the ladies of your family. In a few minutes they will just remove your ignorance you had on your family, by discussing stories of almost all genres that ever happened in your family.

The Braggers

Now, here come the so called high class members of your family who keep on brag themselves. These people are slightly business minded and are a great show off; they keep on talk about the gift they are planning to give you, their son who has recently purchased a car at US, etc. Just maintain some distance unless you are going to have some fun in being sarcastic with them.

The Teenagers

They are your distant cousins who get to meet the family after a long time. These teenagers are fond of weddings as they might have imagined more on in it, due to the influence of cinema. They try to have fun playing, dancing, singing and more fun on playing pranks on the relatives present there. Your wedding will be never seem lively without these people.

The Kids section

The gang of your niece and nephews and every other small kid present at your wedding spread the happiness more into hearts by just watching them. The jumping, playing, dancing and all naughtiness they exhibit are going to be the memorable events of your whole wedding ceremony.

This is not all, a wedding has so many other hearts and souls meeting and greeting you for your well being in future. Experience the wedding with all fun you could, for it’s a once in life time opportunity.

Smart tricks to impress her parents

When we, Indians, decide to celebrate our love and finally get ready for the bond of marriage, we do it with so much pomp and show that no wonder it is called “The Big Fat Indian Wedding”. The toughest part of the Big Fat Indian is the road to the hearts of the bride’s parents. You, absolutely, must wow her parents to get that stamp of approval from them. No matter how well you get along with your bride-to-be, convincing her parents is, of course, going to be one Herculean task that you just can’t afford to mess up.

You might know your girlfriend as a complete drama queen (in an adorably cute way, of course!) but she’ll always be an innocent little girl for her parents. And they will put you in the hot-seat under their watchful eyes to scrutinize every little thing you say or do. As much as it might scare you, you must put up your best foot forward to ensure that they see the best of you.  With the right steps, you will become that knight-in-shining- armour to whom they shall delightfully entrust the hands of their darling daughter.

P N RAO has always been on your side when it comes to weddings. So, how could you not help you with this big step? We bring the best of our tried and tested pointers to help you wow her parents.

1. The Smart Dressing Rule:

She might like you to flaunt your spiky hair-do and your snazzy leather jackets with ripped jeans on any other day. However, that’s really not something that you should wear for that crucial first meeting with her parents. You must come across as a perfect gentleman so that they can trust you with their daughter.

Shave and dress appropriately. Pair up a formal or semi-formal shirt with a simple chino for a last impression. Ensure that the fitting is just right for you. After all, you don’t want to look like a nerd in loose clothes! Accessorize with a smart watch that compliments your look.

2. Know your basics:

To increase your chances of bonding well with her family, make sure you recall all the important information that she has shared about her family.  These petty little things do make a difference!
For eg: You wouldn’t want to get Chicken nuggets for her strictly vegetarian mother.

If you are planning to get gifts for them, choosing gifts becomes simpler with that information. You can pick just the perfect thing for them. Besides, knowing something about them beforehand gives you something easy to talk about. You can then lure them into a charming conversation and stay clear of any trouble.

3. Engage them in a conversation:

Before they shoot you down with their qualms about your relationship, get a grip on the situation. Be the smooth talker and lure them into a conversation that keeps them hooked.

Don’t shy away from getting the ball rolling, if that’s what it takes. Talk politely and respectfully. Compliment them for their upbringing and all things. Answer their questions with humility. Besides, it would be just the perfect way for them to get to know you better in a short span of time.

4. Bond well with her Dad:

Let’s be honest here. Mothers will always be easy to impress: Compliment them on their appearance, dressing, cooking and housekeeping and half your job is done there. After all, mothers are usually the more compassionate ones who can easily spot the gentleman in you.

Convincing her Dad usually is more of a trouble because they tend to be stricter, especially with the suitors for his daughter. Learn about his interests and engage him a conversation. Make sure you show him the best side of you. Once he gets to know the perfect gentleman in you, he wouldn’t have any reasons to hold back any more.

5. Be honest:

They are about to trust you with their daughter for a lifetime of togetherness. This is not a place for you to hide stuff from them. Be honest about yourself.

Make sure you don’t hide anything from them, especially about your family and career. You do not have to act as a different person. Be who are and make them believe in you. They just need to know that their daughter will be happy with you forever and you shall do all it takes to make sure of that.

6. No PDA:

Yes we know that there is nothing wrong in holding hands or a gentle peck on the cheek but that’s really not something you should risk doing in front of her parents. No matter how hard is the temptation, never try to get cosy with your sweetheart when her parents are around.

Take a cue from all the heroes in the romantic Bollywood blockbusters where the hero tries PDA in front of the girl’s parents. The results were never good!

Yes, we agree it is a huge deal but be confident of yourself.  Be yourself and don’t panic.
Just show them that you truly intend to promise a lifetime of happiness to their daughter and rest everything will fall into place.

P.N. Rao wishes you all the very best.

Honeymoon on a budget

Getting married is so exciting and wonderful … and stressful … and expensive. After all, saying “I do” to your significant other also means saying yes to a reception hall, a caterer, and half-a-trillion other intricate details such as flowers, place settings, and the list goes on and on. While the wedding will certainly be one of the happiest moments of your life, you also deserve an epic honeymoon that will kick off your marriage bliss — and won’t run straight through your savings.

Given below are a few  renowned destinations abroad that could enable you to choose from the wide variety of choices in your budget. We hope that the below list could surely be of use when you are looking to choose some destinations for Honeymoon.

Bali, Indonesia

This is indeed the Indonesia’s most touristed island in a most sought after destination for honeymoon. The breathtaking volcanoes and private beaches surely make it greatly desirable. The green scenery gives you the tranquility and serenity that’s ideal for a romantic setup.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

A couple in love with architecture, would surely find it an exciting destination. The elegance of French architecture, golden temples, eye catching waterfalls, cave temples and laid back riverside ambience gives you the extra thrust for those fun filled moments in life.

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Borneo, Malaysia

Bornea is the Nature’s way of bringing you close to beauty; this is the lovers’ paradise. Nothing beats the scenic beauty and green laurels of trees that fill the place. You can enjoy wildlife on rainforest treks, exploring waterfalls in national parks.

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Switzerland

The land of the Alps is but a blissful imagery that can get anyone spell bound. The colorful and neat country gives you those solemn moments that are work preserving as a memory of a lifetime. The Alpine mountain ranges are the real highlight of the land.

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Thailand

Be it the white sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters of Pattaya or the exotic spiritual exuberance of the land, they have marked their name among the most desired places in the world. Their tourism tagline truly holds true; TIME magazine has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

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We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.

has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.