Types of bridal sarees in india and wedding ceremonies

Before we get started, let’s tell you that unlike most typical weddings, an Indian traditional wedding ceremony does not start with the wedding and does not end there either. An Indian wedding is like featuring a story in form of a play that involves the bride, the groom and their whole family members. For the whole story to end, it’s not rare that a traditional wedding lasts up to a week lenght of time.  And naturally every segment of this ceremony involves the bride wearing a lot of different dresses, ranging from wedding saree to kurti or lehenga-choli depending on the region.


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Let’s represent you with the key happenings during an Indian wedding as it’s more than likely that the bride would need a separate garment for every single one of these:


Engagement ceremony:

When the engagement is celebrates is a big party which must feature the bride wearing a beautifully elegant saree made for special occasions.


Indian Wedding Ceremonies:

Without going too much in detail we would like to enlist the three key types of traditional Indian wedding ceremonies which are all part of a traditional Hindu wedding


Indian Haldi Ceremony: this ceremony involves the painting on of the bright yellow saffron for it to bring luck. This is why it’s a ceremony everyone will wear yellow for. Saffron/Turmeric is especially hard to take out from a fabric of a lighter colour. There are specific Haldi wedding sarees on offer for this particular ceremony


Indian Mehendi Ceremony: this is the ceremony especially for the bride whereas mehendi or henna is painted on the hands and on the feet. This is why it’s advisable to get a lighter sort of a saree or lehenga for this occasion in order to make it easy for the wearer to have henna painted on, while still being elegantly dressed up. It’s advisable to wear a short sleeved saree or lehenga for this occasion.


Indian Sangeet Ceremony this is the big party that’s held on the evening before the wedding and it involves lots of dancing and movement. This is why it involves the wearing of the best looking bridal sarees which make a bride literally shine bright. As the party involves extensive dancing, you may need more saree for this occasion though.


Other types of sarees which you may need for the wedding ceremony:


Grah Pravesh: a specific type of a saree which is not used for the wedding but for the post-wedding cermon when the bride enters in the husband’s home for the first time.

Reception gown: for the reception the bride wears a specific designer saree or an exclusive looking Lehenga This will be later changed


As you can see, choosing a wedding saree is a much more complex process than finding a dress for any other occasions and it will involve more than one saree for all the segments of the event. It’s best to be aware of your own size and measurements before when pre-ordering the dress, then have it specifically tailored on you before the big event.