Weddings are a way of life in India. They are celebrated with pomp and splendor with gaiety and bonhomie across all levels of society with only the extent of grandeur and spending varying according to the indulgence of the individual in the celebrations.
Customs vary across India; the wedding saree remains a common feature. Handloom silk sarees are traditional wear, the variety generally based on the region in India where the wedding is conducted.
In South India, wedding sarees generally are the Pattu silk saree, exclusively soft in feel, of rich thread work, attractive motifs, patterns and contrast borders. People buy sarees for the excellent weave quality and adorning features like zardozi, ari, gota embroidery, kundan work, mirror work, chamki work etc. that make them grand wedding wear sarees.
Popular Traditional silk handloom centres in South India for the wedding saree include Mysore, Bangalore, Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram, Arani, Rasipuram, Chettinad, Coimbatore, Dharmavaram, Venkatagiri, Pochampally, Narayanpet, Uppada, Gadwal and Mangalagiri.
North Indians buy Indian wedding sarees like the Banarasi silks for the wedding dress, with traditional decorative finery and decorative zari work in pure gold and silver. The Chanderi Wedding Sarees in Silk and Sico, are known for their sheer quality, fine texture, zari brocades, embroidery using Zardosi, Ari, Gota, Chikan etc. Hand-woven Chattisgarh & Bhagalpuri Tussar Silk sarees are known for their zari borders, motifs, hand crafted designs, tribal art that enrich them.
In the East of India you have Bengal and Odisha, and Assam, Manipuri and Meghalaya as hubs for wedding sarees. Baluchari and Jamdhani silks, Sambalpuri, Patachitra and the Bomkai, Muga and Eri silks showcase the variety and vibrancy of fine handlooms for wedding sarees.
Assam and Meghalaya sarees are known for durability and texture with eye-catching patterns in zari and fashion prints of batik, block, Bandhini lehriya. You have adornments with kundans, beads, and pearls to add to the allure. Bengal sarees have silk brocade designs, attractive motifs on bright backdrops. Jamdhani hand weaving, Dhaniakhali and Thangail weaving styles
with gold thread motifs in geometric patterns and floral designs and motifs from nature, flora, fauna, accentuate the look further.
Royalty and finery go together. Paithani silks and the extraordinary weave quality of Maheshwari, Rajkot, Kota silks, making them exclusive and sought after for grand weddings in West India.
For the fashion loving woman, you have the ultra- modern versions. Purely bridal designer with a lot of fusion and abstract designer prints, combining a host of embellishing features like zardozi, kundan work, patch borders etc. that make them high priced, eye-catching and exclusive wedding wear sarees online.
There is no dearth of variety; there is also fusion across varieties, leading to the availability of rich and traditional silks for the traditional and much celebrated occasion like weddings. The same sarees are also suited for exclusive occasions such as festivals, religious occasions and grand parties.