A Sehra is a part of the wedding attire and is an important part as well. This traditional of wearing a sehra dates back to olden times when it was worn only in royal weddings and also it was believed that it protected the groom for any evil eye.
There are many kinds of sehras such as the Rajasthani sehra which is made up of cotton or silk material with different designs on it. The south India sehra is made up of flowers and covers the groom’s face. Bandini sehras also look quite gorgeous. Zari work sehras are also not behind. Additional embellishments can also be added such as beads, feathers, pearls, and synthetic flowers.
There are certain points to be kept in mind while selecting a Sehra.
It is very important to select the right size of the Sehra. Select a size which would be comfortable since you do not want to feel conscious of the Sehra always. You have to wear it for a long time and hence it should be a perfect fit. Oversized Sehras do not give a good look and can really ruin the look of the groom’s attire.
Select a sehra that would suit you
Select a sehra that would suit your complexion. It is believed that a Rajasthani sehra with a bright color such as red would surely suit a groom with fair complexion. While pink and similar colours would suit a groom with wheatish complexion. Therefore always select beforehand and try it on yourself to get the best idea. Getting the opinion of friends and relatives can definitely give you the best idea.
Go for flowers with very mild scent if you are opting for a floral sehra. Sehras with a deep scent of flowers can make the groom feel dizzy or uncomfortable specifically if he is allergic to scents. Hence do not take a highly scented one for the D day.
Choice of band
You need to choose the band that would hold the sehra together. If you like a fancy one, then you can go for a silk band while a satin one would work for a simple one.
Maintenance of the Sehra
It is important to get the Sehra together on the same day specifically if you are going for a floral sehra. Stale flowers can spoil the look of the Sehra and the entire look of the groom. Also, make sure that the Sehra is stringed in a proper way so that it does not come off at the last moment and cause embarrassment.
These are some of the tips which you must keep in mind while buying a sehra. These tips would make sure that you get the best deal and also get a value for money. Go ahead and dress the best on your D day. It is the best day of your life after all.