Wedding Sarees: The Tough Decision
Admittedly, finding the right saree to wear to a wedding is something that stumps the best of us. The problem is tough enough when you are dressing for a wedding celebration/party, but it becomes several times worse when you are the bride! A wedding trousseau is more than just the bridal saree, as you may well know.
There is a whole range of ceremonies and events before and after the big day so you need a veritable collection as a bride. For those of us, looking for a trendy saree to wear to a friend, colleague or relative's wedding, the challenge is finding something that balances glamour and style, and of course, helps us stand out among the crowd. Not easy to pull off isn’t it?
We know how hard it can get so we’ve gathered a selection of the latest saree designs for a wedding that'll cut down the stress of finding something you’ll look great in!
Saree Colours for Weddings: Shine Bright in These Colours and Combinations
Traditional Reds and Pinks
When its Indian weddings, the red to pink palette takes over. Red is seen as a sacred colour and an essential feature of all our celebrations. If you are looking to be a traditional bride then sarees or lehengas in these shades are a natural pick. But this doesn’t mean that you don't have a choice. Show your creativity and create your own style by playing around with different shades, embroidery and style.
The colour yellow finds a place in weddings frequently because it signifies prosperity, growth and positivity. Typically preferred for pre-marriage functions like the mehendi, yellow sarees emanate cheerfulness and happiness. However yellow is a slightly tricky colour to pull off. Pay close attention to the shade of yellow you consider - if you are on the paler side of the spectrum you can go for brighter yellows, but if you have darker skin tones, go for muted yellows and contrasting borders.
Rich Golden Hues
Golden sarees look regal and immediately evoke a sense of grandeur. Sarees with large/heavy borders or those whose body flaunt full golden weaves are a perennial favourite for weddings especially in South India. Kanjeevaram sarees in particular have really spectacular options in golden sarees. Try pairing all-golden sarees with contrasting blouses and jewellery to relieve the monotony of the gold.
Bright Orange Palette
Peppy orange has picked up popularity in recent years as a saree colour for weddings. Primarily used in combination with other colours, orange adds an undeniable touch of vibrancy to your look. Some trending combos include orange with red, orange with yellow, orange with gold, and orange with light greens.
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Vivaha Red Wedding Silk Saree
This is an absolutely spectacular bridal saree that ensures that all eyes are on the glowing bride! The Chennai Silks Vivaha pure silk Kanjeevaram red with gold saree is a perfect choice for a traditional bride. Featuring a plain broad zari border and a body full of pretty floral buttas, the saree makes a statement and how! To enhance the look, pair it with the right blouse. An ideal option would be an embroidered blouse in a matching red colour or a contrasting green colour - whatever your style. Buy this gorgeous saree at thechennaisilks.com for Rs. 29,995.
Vivaha Goddess Green Colour Pure Silk Saree
If you are looking to move away from the typical bridal colours and patterns, then this nature-inspired green silk saree makes for a great option. A light pink border contrasts the light lime green body which features a variety of motifs including peacocks and flowers. This is a light saree at just 400g so will not tire you out. Consider a dark pink blouse to set off the saree else look at a matching green blouse. For a subtle look, team it with a golden blouse. Buy this unique saree at thechennaisilks.com for Rs. 34, 995.
Brocaded Golden Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
Stun everyone (and your husband-to-be!) in this classic heavy golden zari with contrasting red border saree. The border boasts of delicate paisley design for that traditional look while the body dazzles in gold. A truly grand wedding saree for the bride who wants to shine on her big day! This handwoven Kanjeevaram saree costs Rs. 18,650 on harinisilks.com.
Another similar option on the same site harinisilks.com(https://www.harinisilks.com/kanchipuram-silk-cxip849.html), is this one that features small self-checks on the sari and floral motifs on the pallu. Buy it for 16,600.00.
Pure Paithani Silk Saree in Dark Green
The graceful style of a Paithani saree is pretty distinctive. This appealing dark green paithani saree has peacock motifs throughout the body and a tasteful yet simple zari border. The pallu features classical Paithani patterns in pale pink. The saree comes with an unstitched maroon blouse piece. Order it for Rs.14,229 at utsavfashion.in.
Yellow And Pink Tanchoi Silk Patli Pallu Saree
For a bride who is looking for a traditional saree with a trendy twist, this Banarasi pure silk saree will be an interesting alternative. This cheerful yellow saree features a half and half design with contrasting pink and classical buttas. The pallu, sports fully woven zari design with plain pink border. A sophisticated pick for someone looking to combine traditional and trendy. The saree comes with an unstitched blouse material in dark pink. Buy it on indiansilkhouseagencies.com for Rs. 13,330.
Sarees for Weddings: 7 Designer Sarees to Dazzle
Peach-Green Floral Embroidered Organza Saree
Elegant, delicate, ethereal, organza sarees are a class apart. This sheer peach saree in full organza showcases the beauty of the material and exquisite embroidery. The floral embroidery uses a range of a variety of bright colours, which sets off the peach beautifully. The saree has a length of 6.2mtr, and does not come with blouse material. Team it with a blouse in contrast solid colours inspired from the embroidery. Priced at Rs. 17,999, you can check it out on jaypore.com.
Designer Pink Embroidery Saree
When you want to wear something that's heavy enough but not traditional, designer sarees are a worthwhile option. Take a look at this pink saree in art silk, featuring moti work and intricate embroidery. The pallu contains ombre shading giving it a graceful look. Buy this classy sari for around Rs. 4,400 on meshwatrendz.com.
Yet another option is this teal green saree in georgette silk that embroidered border and floral design. You'll get unstitched blouse material with it when you order on ninecolours.com for Rs. 6,779.
Red Net Saree with Embroidery
Net sarees have been a rage for some time now. They are stylish yet very light making them easy to wear. Consider this net saree in red and blue that is a modern option for weddings. The saree features dainty buttis all through its body while the borders feature bold floral embroidery. You can order it on ninecolours.com for Rs. 6,157.
A striking alternative is this blue georgette gotta patti saree available on limeroad.com(https://www.limeroad.com/blue-georgette-geroo-p11834410?imgIdx=0). This handcrafted beauty features intricate work all over its body along with handmade gotta patti work on its border with a hint of pink. An enthralling saree you can wear for weddings. Available for Rs. 23,303 on the site.
Satin And Silk Half N Half Saree in Blue And Green Colour
Become the star of the evening with this sensational Half and Half saree that features two different rich fabrics in two gorgeous colours. This bright blue and green saree uses velvet and silk, giving an amazing feel and drape to it. The saree showcases a variety of wonderful embroidery, zari and cutwork. An unstitched blouse piece accompanies the saree. Buy it for Rs. 6,658 on ninecolours.com.
If you prefer a half and half saree in traditional colouring, then this saree in pink and orange with intricate Banarasi embroidery is a fabulous option. The border features moti work while the pleats show off charming floral embroidery. This saree costs Rs. 6,479 on the same site ninecolours.com.
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Chic Ruffled Saree
Looking for something unusual to wear? Turn heads with this peach saree that showcases the latest trend of ruffles. This is a pre-stitched saree in net material and art silk that features a whole lot of embellishments including 3D applique flowers, pearls, beads and embroidery. The blouse in aart silk also comes with peach color sequins and embroidery. Buy this stylish saree for Rs. 8.035 on https://www.panashindia.in. Since the site offers a made to order facility, you can get the matching blouse material stitched to your size.
Beige Silk Draped Lehenga Saree
As fashion evolves, even something as traditional as sarees have seen innovations. One such innovation is the lehenga saree, which combines the best features of both – the convenience of lehenga and the grace of a saree. Check out this stylish beige saree lehenga in pure silk. Featuring heavy zardosi and colourful floral embroidery work the saree is sober and classy. The heavily embroidered blouse is the standout feature of this outfit. Buy it for Rs. 26,940.00 on kalkifashion.com.
Youdesign Swiss Tulle Ruffle Saree in Peach
Make a splash by wearing this ruffle saree that creates a whole new look for you. The Youdesign Ruffle Saree is made from tulle fabric, while the blouse is made of raw silk. Although giving you look an absolutely dreamy look, this peach saree is an offbeat choice so not for the faint-hearted. This saree is perfect to wear to the wedding reception of a friend or relative. Buy it for Rs. 18,519 on ninecolours.com.
Latest Trending Blouse Designs for Your Wedding Saree
Cut Work or Jali Back Blouse
One of the trending options is to liven up your blouse by adding classy cutwork either on the back and/or the sleeves. You can use the cutwork as a contrast element or make it the primary feature of the blouse. Keep the cutwork as a base and add embroidery /embellishments to make it extra rich. Else just keep it simple by making it a layer over the blouse material. You can also make the cutwork more unique by adding a large embroidered motif in the centre - a peacock, a flower, a geometric pattern etc. Want to go bold? Leave the cutwork layer as it is over your skin!
Embellished Sheer Blouse
Sheer blouses with embellishments are an exciting blend of style, bling and elegance. There are many ways you can incorporate sheer material in your blouse. Make the entire back sheer - go traditional with ethnic motifs at the centre. Or keep it subtle with small simple embellishments all over.
Another option is to go half-and-half - leave top half sheer while the bottom part can feature the blouse material with matching embroidery. Sheer material can also be used for the sleeves alone.
Embroidered High Neck/Back Blouse
Get the regal diva look with a high neck blouse and add some oomph to it with heavy embroidery. This kind of blouse is ideal to go with a relatively plain saree so the embroidery does not feel OTT. Alternatively, make the high neck blouse in the same material as the saree, so it gives a seamless flow to the outfit.
Open Back Neck with Tassels/Doris
Adding Tassels and fringes to outfits is quite popular these days. They add a playful touch to the blouse and are a relief from the overly grand look that most wedding sarees have. The type and size of tassels you want to add depend entirely on your preferences - choices include elegant doris, pom-poms or cute small latkans! Here two very basic styles - one has the doris at the top while the other at the bottom.
You have the option of leaving the entire back open or you can opt for a keyhole pattern.
Deep V-Neck Blouse Held by a Brooch
An attractive option for wedding receptions or parties, this sexy blouse has an open back designed as a deep V that gets secured with a floral brooch at the bottom. Adapt this Tarun Tahiliani creation to your tastes - for instance, you can make it less opulent by creating the blouse out of a more simple material instead of full lace but keeping the brooch dramatic.
Blouses are Integral Part of an Outfit
A saree is only as much beautiful as its blouse and accessories. The fit and beauty of a blouse can make or break your outfit. Everything from the sleeve and the neck design should be just so. Keep an eye on the trends that are breaking in the market right now. Remember that trends come and go but you cannot keep changing your blouses. so it's up to you to choose that is not only in trend but also lasts evergreen through the ages.