Types of wedding sarees

A saree or a sari is a traditional Indian womenswear which can be worn throughout the day and for special occasions too. The key characteristic what makes a saree an especially attractive garment is the huge fabric part that’s draped around the body in several sorts of ways. The types of draping differ from region to region- The typical Indian saree consists of 3 parts, a top, that’s often short, revealing the belly, a bottom part that can be a long skirt or a long baggy pair of trousers.


Wedding saree characteristics

A wedding saree is a little bit different from the typical saree first of all because of its material that’s needs to be a very special, often unique fabric, that’s generally bright in colour and often has golden, silver or mixed threads or includes such embroidery to make the material even more outstanding.  Also, the key part of the wedding saree is often a one-piece night gown style of a dress. It’s typical for the bride to wear multiple sorts of wedding sarees throughout the wedding, especially when it’s done in traditional style.


How can we differentiate wedding sarees?

The key sorts of wedding sarees are differentiated according to two key characteristics:

  • The region and the specific styles of weaving, embroidery including the key patterns used when weaving the fabric
  • The type of fabric which is predominantly silk.


Silk in India

Silk is one of the primary exports of the country which is worldwide popular for its first class, luxurious looking silk fabrics for thousands of years. There are several regions which practically live from producing luxurious silk fabrics and one of the primary use of these fabrics in India is for the making of special wedding sarees and sarees for special occasions.  The key regions silk producing includes the following:

  • Assam
  • Kanchipuram
  • Banarasi
  • Mysuram

This is why the premium quality silk wedding sarees wear the name of one of the above mentioned regions. Assam and Kanchipuram are particularly popular for their expensive, hand-woven, first-class silk wedding sarees which includes the extensive use of colorants, gold threads and gold embroidery to make the fabric even more luxurious and exclusive looking.


The making of a wedding saree

If you want a real exclusive wedding saree, you need to order it on time, because the making of an exclusive saree can last up to a month or even more. Another way is to pre-order a saree which will be tailored to your figure later on. It’s notable that most brides wear at least 5-6 types of sarees or Lehengas during the bridal and wedding ceremony which in India generally takes about 3 days.


You can either buy a bridal saree or have it tailored especially for you. Some families, in order to save money decide to rent sarees to save time and money. The draping style and the style of saree can differ from region to region.

All in all, India is a real treasure box, when it comes to finding one or more perfect bridal saree for you.