India is a land of rich cultures and traditions. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, every region has something astonishing to offer from cuisines to rituals to cultures to clothes and much more. But there is one thing that binds all the Indian women together.. weaved with the threads of elegance, the Saree. At least one of them in your collection would definitely hold a deeper emotional connect than just being a piece to be draped around your waist. Weaved with threads of fine fabrics and finishing off with mind-blowing patterns, this beauty of 6 or 9 yards has its own charm in the wedding season.
Wedding season is here and nothing better than a saree can bring out that elegance in you. In this country of pomp and show, where saree comes up as a special affair, you need to know about the wedding sarees that can make you shine on that special evening.
So here are a few of the wedding sarees that every Indian woman would desire or in fact, should have in her wardrobe.
Banarasi Silk Saree
Crafted in the heart of Banaras, these sarees are among the finest ones and are famous for the fine silk, magnificent embroidery and zari work. The border and the pallu make it what it is!!. The gold and silver work, compact weaving, metallic visual effects, weaving with small details, the heavy pallu and the beautiful mina work, gives is a royal aura, making it a part of Indian bride’s ceremonies.
Coming from the small town of Kanchipuram, these are a magnificent creation and have been named after it. The silk used here is said to be extremely fine as well as durable. What makes them different is the combination of the numerous coloured threads. Adding to the attraction is the exquisite zari work and temple patterns. In Southern India, these are one of the most famous wedding sarees but is loved by every Indian woman.
Read more about how these are made: here
Chanderi Silk Saree
Made with a mix of silk and cotton, Chanderi sarees are tailored and designed traditionally at the land of Madhya Pradesh. This heritage comes from the skills of weaving high-quality fabric by the weavers, which receives appreciation even from the Royals. The new bride will look perfect with Chanderi Saree for her post-wedding events.
This beautiful piece is not just different in measurements but is even draped in a different way. Yes, its a 9 yard of beauty that is popularly worn by Maharashtrians in their wedding. It looks a bit different as its worn in a dhoti style. This wedding season, give yourself a different look with this Nauvari saree as your bridal saree or even as a bridesmaid.
Sambalpur saree comes in both silk and cotton fabrics as well as blends of the both. Sambalpuri sarees reflect an ancient handicraft of Odisha. The grander Sambalpuri Silk Saree is woven with the threads of pure silk, mulberry silk, or tussar silk. Artistic pallus and hand woven borders produce a rich look, making them perfect to be a wedding saree.
These are filled with the richness of not just colours and patterns but also a lot of hard work. Made in Patan, Gujarat, these are considered to be worn by aristocratic families. It is usually made from silk.
Bandhini, also known as Bandhej are much famous in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The name bandhani means tying up, referring to the tie and dye process that gives a beautiful design to a simple fabric. The gota work adds richness to these sarees making them perfect for special occasion.
Old and traditional but this is still the most appealing one. Chikankari sarees are truly captivating with a detailed white tracery on transparent fabric. Coming from the land of Nawabs, Lucknow, Chikankari can definitely give you a royal feel and look for the special evening.
I am sure you want them all in your wardrobe…but which one are you picking up this season. Do share about your favourite ones in comments.