Traditional Wedding Sarees From All Over India

Indian weddings are steeped in culture and tradition. These traditions are on full display at weddings which are often the best venue to get a real taste of the Indian culture. Different states have different wedding customs and this often includes what the bride or the groom chooses to wear on the day of the wedding. Most brides and grooms often stridently stick to traditional ethnic garments that differ from region to region with India for Bridal wear. For example a bride from Tamil Nadu is most likely to wear the Kanjeevaram saree which a bride from Orissa will stick to the Sambhalpuri silk saree. One can easily buy these traditional wedding sarees online  which means a bride from Tamil Nadu would probably still wear the Kanjeevaram saree on her wedding day even if she is based in Los Angeles. List below are prominent example of traditional wedding sarees from all over India that can be easily sourced online.

Kanjeevaram

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mongst Tamil brides however its fame has travelled far and wide and this saree is sought after by women all over the country. Due to the increased demand, this saree is widely available one can easily buy Kanjeevaram silk sarees online.

Net Sarees

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Net Sarees are very popular in the northern region of India and is often the favoured ensemble for bridal wear along with the lehenga choli. The net saree stands out for the beautiful embellishments that are often used to accentuate the saree. One can easily buy beautiful net sarees online.

Benarasi

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According to Wikipedia… “A Banarasi saree is a saree made in Varanasi, a city which is also called Benares or Banaras. The sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and opulent embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design and, because of these engravings, the sarees are relatively heavy.

Their special characteristics are Mughal inspired designs such as intricate intertwining floral and foliate motifs, kalga and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer, edge of border is a characteristic of these sarees. Other features are gold work, compact weaving, figures with small details, metallic visual effects, pallus, jal (a net like pattern), and mina work. The sarees are often part of an Indian bride’s trousseau.” What, Wikipedia doesn’t make clear here is how popular this saree is in the Bengal region. Having made this point it is also imperative to state that this saree is sought after all over India and fortunately one can easily source these silk sarees online.

Sambhalpuri Saree from Orissa

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While the Bomkai and Kotki sarees from Orissa are widely popular, the Sambhalpuri silk saree wins hands down when considering the popularity of this traditional weave for bridal wear. The Bomkai saree is by far the most sought after saree amongst brides in the state of Orissa and its appeal lies in exquisite work done on the anchal. From natives of Orissa getting wedded outside the state, it is a boon that one can easily source the Sambhalpuri silk saree online.

Assam Silk

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The Assam silk saree which is also known as the Muga silk saree is one of the most popular sarees amongst Assamese brides. This saree is typically the customary saree for Assamese brides and is easily distinguished by the red border on a white base.

Resham Silk

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Apart from the Kanjeevaram saree, the resham saree is also widely popular all over South India. The appeal factor of this saree is the many variations available in different designs and patterns.

Zardozi Saree

zardozi-saree

According to Wikipedia… “Zardozi work is a type of embroidery in Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Central Asia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Zardozi embroidery is beautiful metal embroidery, which once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India. It was also used to adorn walls of the royal tents, scabbards, wall hangings and the paraphernalia of regal elephants and horses. Zardozi embroidery work involves making elaborate designs, using gold and silver threads. Further adding to the magnificence of the work are the studded pearls and precious stones. Initially, the embroidery was done with pure silver wires and real gold leaves. However, today, craftsmen make use of a combination of copper wire, with a golden or silver polish, and a silk thread.” This zardosi embroidery is used to accentuate a wide range of ethnic wear and amongst these ethnic garments is the Zardozi saree which is popular all over India.

Paithani Saree

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra is the point of origin of the Paithani saree which is now worn by brides all over Maharashtra. One can easily buy these beautiful gold embroidered silk sarees online.

Bandhini Saree

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The Bandhini or Bandhej saree is most popular amongst Rajasthani and Gujrati brides. These sarees that are died by a special tie and die method are known for the polka dot designs all over the saree. While this saree is a customary bridal saree in Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is widely worn all over India.

Pattu Saree

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The beautiful white and gold silk sarees known as Pattu sarees are the choice ensemble for Christian brides in Kerala. This saree is so popular that Keralite brides from outside the state often stick to the custom of wearing the Pattu saree. Fortunately one can easily source Pattu silk sarees online.

Brocade Silk

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According to Wikipedia… “Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. The name, related to the same root as the word “broccoli”, comes from Italian broccato meaning “embossed cloth”, originally past participle of the verb broccare “to stud, set with nails”, from brocco, “small nail”, from Latin broccus, “projecting, pointed”. Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique; that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The purpose of this is to give the appearance that the weave was actually embroidered on.”  Brocade fabrics are often used to make beautiful ethnic garments and the brocade silk saree is popular traditional wedding saree.

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Wedding Wear Trends for Men and Women

With the wedding season fast approaching it may be worth your while looking in to some of the top trends for wedding wear this year. Everyone enjoys a great wedding celebration and that joy is magnified when it is a wedding in the family or the nuptials of a close friend. While weddings on the whole are joyous occasions, the pressure is definitely on when it comes to picking out the right outfits. Both men and women have vast range of appropriate western and ethnic garments to choose from that are appropriate for a wedding celebration however lets create a look book for wedding year with some of the top trends this season. This includes designer kurtis for weddings, Nehru jackets, kurta pyjamas, anarkali suits, designer sarees and indo-western sherwanis. Read further to know more.

Designer Kurtis for Weddings

Designer Kurtis for Weddings

A great high sheen kurti in silk fabric that is embellished and embroidered can make for great wedding wear when paired up with a lehenga. This look is ultra feminine and work well for younger women who are comfortable experimenting with fashion. If you thought designer kurtis for weddings was an absurd idea, think again.

Ombre Shade Sarees

Ombre Shade Sarees

Ombre shade sarees are trending in big way right now. These pastel shade saree where one color merges with the next is a huge favorite as wedding wear and will continue to trend this year. These sarees work best as wedding wear when sufficiently embellished and embroidered. For evening wear, one should go for bright vibrant ombre shade sarees while it’s best to opt for delicate pastel shades for morning wear.

Anarkali Suits

Anarkali Suits

The Anarkali suit is trending in a big way right now for festive and wedding wear and this not surprising bearing in mind the larger than life grandeur of this ethnic garment. The anarkali suit is an ethnic frock from the Mughal era that is fitted at the bodice and flares out in an umbrella formation from the upper waist downwards. Traditionally the Anarkali suit is highly embroidered and embellished which makes it a favorite for festive occasions.

Kurta Pyjama and Nehru Jacket Ensemble for Men

Kurta Pyjama and Nehru Jacket Ensemble for Men

The Kurta pyjama when paired up with the Nehru jacket is the perfect ensemble for male attendees at a wedding. This ensemble is essentially Indian yet the indo-western silhouette of the Nehru jacket adds a dapper quality to the whole ensemble. The Nehru jacket comes in many different fabrics and is often embellished and embroidered to suit the mood of festive celebrations and weddings.

 

Bandhgala Blazers

Bandhgala Blazers

Bandhgala blazers make for great evening wear for male attendees at a wedding. The bandhgala blazer is preferred for wedding for its smart formal silhouette and dapper mandarin collar. The bandhgala blazer comes in both summer wear and winter wear fabrics which makes it ideal for wear at any time of the year. Most Indian designers have their own line of bandhgala blazers and most major retail brands sell bandhgala blazers.

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