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What to Wear on Roka Ceremony. Designerplanet

 AuthorSakina Khatoon

Roka ceremony

What to Wear on Roka Ceremony.  Designerplanet 

A Roka ceremony, the very first event held in a Punjabi wedding. Without the “roka” function, none of the families has to announce the marriage of their children to anyone. What is the Roka ceremony? And what exactly is going on inside. We have everything you need to know about "Roka". 

What is a Roka Ceremony? 

The first thing you need to know about a Roka ceremony should be the significance of the event. This marks the beginning of a beautiful wedding ceremony. With the Roka Ceremony, two families finalized the marriages of their children. The event is quite important, for one or the other of the families. Many would say the ceremony can be celebrated with a lot less glamor, but very few do.

If you are looking for roka formal wear ideas for you and your loving family/friends, you have come to the right place. Let's face it, though Indian weddings can be very tiring and can weigh you down, but the love shower ceremonies, traditional rituals, getting ready for even the smallest functions and gorging on lip-smacking delicacies is the best part amid everything. Even if it means you will have to change for different functions, but then again, we all like to do that. But before you even start the haldi ceremony, mehendi ceremony or anything else, there is this really important function that takes place and marks the start of a great (or simple and sophisticated) wedding ceremony extravaganza. which is the roka ceremony.


Roka is also known as engagement in many cultures and this is the first time you will be introduced to your groom's entire family and want to look your best. But you also don't want to leave your girlish look behind on your Roka by wearing something in bold tones and heavy work, so we've got the perfect color option for you. Each girl looks like a princess in a dress and this is your dream look for the Roka ceremony. Make sure to opt for light pink or lilac or any other pastel shade on your roka to keep your look young and gorgeous.

A ball gown has a fitted bodice with a voluminous skirt. This type of dress is flattering on every figure, and it gives the legs free movement, compared with fitted cuts. The shape slyly camouflages the hips, waist, and midsection, while drawing attention to the beauty of a full, floaty skir

Ball Gown




Lehengas and ethnic gowns are pretty common as Roka ceremony outfits. If you love traditional looks and want to go for something really unique, go for a sharara or a gharara. This bride wears this gorgeous pastel green sharara embellished with traditional embroidery, zardozi work, zari detailing etc. A lot of net has been used in this outfit to create a vintage feel. This goes perfectly in a Muslim Wedding.

Another stunning floral lehenga in a light pink shade. Zardozi work adorns the outfit. The cut is also unique. Belt detail has been added and the hem of the lehenga skirt flaunts net pleated frill details making it a unique outfit.

Patiyala Dress




The Colour of the Suit plays a big deal in the wedding event. Like, wearing some subtle colours for Patiala Suit. 

The classic Sharara for the Roka ceremony is quite common for Punjabi weddings. You can also wear this for your function.



Punjabi Suit is boring and done to death. So, instead of opting for a lehenga, opt for a heavy Punjabi suit. Go for your favorite bright colors and play with your hair and makeup. These jumpsuits are also quite easy to accessorize and offer a high level of comfort. 

Anarkalis these days are extremely chic and modern. They're not too heavy or clunky these days, so they're perfect for roka functions. If you are petite, go for the one that has heavy work and a well-fitting chest pattern. You can also play with accessories to enhance the beauty of your anarkali.




Ethnic dresses are very popular these days and they flatter all body types. They come in a number of colors and patterns and look just amazing in the roka ceremony. And, they are very easy to carry too. You can opt for a heavy dress without having to worry about your comfort. The options are endless in this category and you will surely be able to find a perfect one for yourself. 

Patiyala Dress




Western dresses 

This look is suitable for chic and modern engagement parties. You can wear these satin western dresses to look sexy and elegant. This look requires minimal accessories and makeup. You just need to wear your dress with confidence and all eyes will be on you. 

For all saree lovers, engagement is the perfect time to flaunt your favorite saree. You can go light or heavy with your sarees and also experiment with blouse designs. IMBB has some amazing tips and tricks for styling your sarees and blouses, so you're sorted.


For the Groom: 

Pathani Suit:

 Pathani casual suits are suitable for men. Applicable for any casual event in the house. Comfort is mostly available in this outfit combination, which is perfect for a Pathani costume.

 Jodhpuri suit: 

The Jodhpuri suit which is good for any "Roka" should have embroidery and stitches on it. The Jodhpuri design is extremely basic yet truly elegant. 

Sherwani Suit

Colors like yellow, light blue, white, baby pink, red, orange and other pastel colors are suitable for any fabulous Sherwani suit. Kurta and jeans: This is the most casual outfit for Roka, but also quite comfortable. The Kurta is light, airy and quite soft as well. Which is perfect for daytime events.

I hope you liked this compilation of outfits that you can wear on your roka. Don’t forget to leave your comments and other outfit ideas.


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