Indian wedding is one of the most lavish sort of a wedding in the world. Its length can take up to 3 days and it involves over a dozen of different ceremonies and traditions which both the bride and the groom need to take part in. That’s why, when it comes to dressing for the wedding and all the types and styles of sarees to choose from, we could write as much to fill out a whole book.
For now, let’s introduce you to some of the key styles of wedding sarees according to their respective fabric and region.There are several types of wedding sarees. We can differentiate them according to regions that also displays in their outlook and draping styles:
Let’s see the key types of bridal saris:
- Kanchipuram wedding saree: differentiated by its first class silk that’s produced in the Kanchipuram region, these sarees can be differentiated by their weaving style and typical patterns used. This particular sort of saree can be recognized by their wide-contrast borders. It also often includes stripes, checks, floral motives or other natural elements or animals. These sarees often feature religious scenes taken from Mahabharata or Ramayana the two largest religious books of Hindi stories and myths. Kanchipuram silk wedding saree is among the most popular sort of wedding saree worn in India.
- Banarasi wedding saree: is named after the Banarasi region of India. This is the region which produces some of the finest silk sarees in the world. You can easily spot a Banarasi wedding saree because its fabric is largely gold-wrapped and it features most elements in rich gold colour giving the silk fabric a very distinctive metallic outlook. These are all handmade sarees whereas the whole fabric is hand-woven. Therefore it has to be ordered well in advance, because the least intricate fabric also takes a minimum of 15 days to produce. Banarasi Wedding Sarees were made to feature richness and they look extremely beautiful when paired up with beautiful golden wedding jewellery.
- Sambalpuri wedding saree: if you are looking for a wedding saree particularly rich in colour, then you should definitely check out the beautiful bright coloured collections of Sambalpuri wedding sarees. Handwoven just like most exclusive bridal sarees, the making of Sambalpuri wedding sarees also involves tie dying. These sarees are also rich in traditional motifs and the traditional Sambalpuri Ikkat that’s a tie dying method only used in this region.
- Assam silk saree: Assam is world famous for two things: its first class tea and its premiere quality silk which is called Muga silk, that’s among the finest silks in India. These wedding sarees feature especially intricate, wonderful and colourful motives which range from yellow to deep purple. Due to its exclusivity these silk sarees have an especially high cost.
- Gota Patti saree: this particular style is basically the style of the fabric used in making the saree. The Gota Patti style is an embroidery style typical to be used in the Rajahastan area of India. This style uses the applique technique with which it creates especially elaborate, colourful patterns. That’s what makes Gota Patti a very popular fabric used for Indian bridal sarees, especially in the South Indian region.These sarees are also especially colourful.