There is no other garment as elegant as a saree and there is no Indian wedding that can be complete without one. It makes a lady look poised and feminine. It brings out the beauty of a woman in a way that no gown or garment can. Every Indian girl has, at some point raided her mother’s wardrobe and wished for a couple of sarees to keep.
The saree is not merely a garment; it is a canvas for each culture to showcase their traditions. It is such a culturally widespread garment that all the diverse Indian cultures have their adaptation of the saree, giving rise to a wide variety in its making and weave.
Sarees are made from silks to vegetable threads to handspun cottons with a variety of decorations from zardozi work, embroidery, hand printing to spinning pure gold thread into the material itself.
The various rituals before, at and after a wedding require the bride to look her elegant best. So we have made a list of sarees that every bride should have in her wedding trousseau to look like a princess at all her pre and post wedding rituals.
Banarasi Sarees are among the finest sarees and have beautiful gold and silver brocade, fine silk and grand embroidery. The sarees are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate designs, and are relatively heavy.
They are known for their use of Mughal inspired designs with floral motifs and a vine inspired design adorning the borders.
Kanjeevaram or kanchipuram sarees have wide contrast borders. Traditional kanchipuram sarees have designs inspired from temples of south India which include animals, birds, leaves, flowers and gods. There are sarees with rich woven pallu showing paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
A heavy zari and silk saree can be picked for one of the many rituals during a wedding.
Made in the Paithan region of Maharashtra, these sarees are said to be worn by the wives of the Peshwas and the Ranis of the Marathas. Recognised for their heavy zari integration and the peacock or parrot designs on them, the Paithani sarees are available in both 9 yards and 5 yards variety.
The 9 yards saree can be worn in a dhoti style for the regal Maratha look. The larger the border and the pallu, the more expensive the paithani.
These sarees are so special that they have a 23 step process towards making them! Each individual piece is handpainted by artists using natural dyes and washed multiple times with water, buffalo milk and Alum to fix the colours and give the amazing feel to the fabric.
The motifs include stories from Mahabharatha and Ramayana and make for a very colourful design.
This saree is perfect to be worn when meeting new relatives when you want to be the new bride but also are tired of the heavy jodas and want something comfortable.
Zardozi work saree
These sarees are the most common type that you find for partywear. All designers make them and can easily be found with your friendly neighbourhood saree vendors. They have heavy or light zardozi work on the borders and the pallu and may or may not have small motifs on the saree overall. Best worn for a temple run after the wedding where you don’t want to go too heavy but also want to be the newly-wed bride.
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