Among the range of outfits, saris, in particular, wedding saree in India are always unique and have a special and important place in Indian celebrations. The Indian way of attire has always been considered a great symbol of magnificence and splendor across the world, because of its versatility and range of fabrics. They are the most traditional apparel of India. Being a large, densely populated, versatile, and multi-lingual country, it boasts different cultures and traditions in different aspects; weddings are not excluded. A wedding is one of the most significant occasions in life. Weddings are celebrated like a grand festival in India, where costumes will have a large significance in the occasion, in particular the bridal costume, which is nothing but the wedding saris. Sarees are the typical and preferred wedding outfit.
Wedding saree can be categorized based on different aspects; such as region, tradition, language, and caste. Initially, the broader classification is based on the region, which includes South India, North India, Eastern India, and Western India. Irrespective of the classification, most brides prefer a silk saree and South India has been offering gorgeous silk sarees. Also, the major classification can be subdivided based on the States or languages, sub-caste, and traditions. For instance, more than 90% of people in Kerala, one of the States in South India, prefer wedding sari in sandal, cream, or white silk; designed with golden border and golden pallu. Similarly, when we consider the weddings of a particular caste, people like Brahmin brides always prefer maroon or red silk sari with grand and vibrant borders and pallu in gold.
Indian wedding saree adds grace to the brides’ appearance, makes an appealing look, and is an enchanting outfit. Since they add grace and beauty to the brides’ look, Indian women always love to wear it.
As stated earlier, silk sari considered the ideal choice among a different assortment of fabrics. Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are highly preferred by most of the brides in India, where fame and craze are attributed to the attractive and striking colors, colorful patterns, appealing designs, and impeccable finish. North Indian brides are likely to add Zardosi work, Mirror work, and artificial stones to the silk sarees, to enhance the elegance and appearance. Besides, Kanchipuram silk sarees, Banarasi silk, Arani silk, Kasi silk, etc are also preferred by brides.
Most of the North Indian wedding sari has a stunning bright color. Bright colored saris tend to offer a sense of joy and pleasure. Generally, the colors preferred by them are red, dark blue, green, orange, purple, magenta, and pink. North Indian brides also favor the synthetic and designer sarees with a complete range of Zardosi work, beads, mirrors, stones, etc.
When we examine the colors of wedding sarees, more than 60% of brides and their families prefer red color sari. Bengal brides, Andhra Pradesh brides, Brahmin brides, etc. wear red for their wedding, which represents fertility and marital bliss. Next to red, yellow is preferred by a certain group of brides, which symbolizes prosperity. Brides belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, specific castes in Tamil Nadu, and Andhra prefer yellow sarees. Brides of Assam, Kerala, and a certain group of Karnataka choose white or cream sari. These saris generally have a zari border and zari pallu in golden color.
However, lately many brides started to go with the color of the sarees that suits them well. It includes silver, onion pink, dark violet, lavender, chocolate, brown, baby blue, etc. Moreover, contemporary wedding saree is the current trend, developing rapidly among brides in India. Red is no more a must wear as a traditional outfit of the wedding.
The popularity of the contemporary wedding saris is solely attributed to the double shaded saris, unique color combinations, and shades, where the brides prefer to mix and match colors. Mostly preferred double shaded and mix and match saris include bottle green and blue, peacock blue and sky blue, red and pink, green and pink, orange and brown, cream and chocolate, etc.
Further, these sarees are likely to be exceptional, due to fancy patterns such as patchwork, thread work, Kundan work, mirror work, etc. Irrespective of the types, color patterns, shades, designs, etc., of wedding sarees, are always unique.