What do Indian Brides wear at their Wedding?
The wedding is meant to be one of the most memorable memories of an Indian bride, and she holds the main focus of every ceremony along with her groom. The Bridal Saree and Lehenga are designed with embroidery and beautifully intricate designs, making the outfit the most noticeable and admirable on the occasion.
Different cultures have different traditions. Various regions in India require the bride to wear certain jewelry and a specific type of saree in order to fulfill the tradition. The bride places Bindi’s which are circular red/white stickers between the eyebrows. The area on her forehead remains empty in order to place sindoor, which is done by the groom.
The bride has her hands and feet designed in Mehendi, which makes her overall bride look complete.
Red Wedding Saree ( Traditional )
Wearing a red wedding saree in India is very common for the bride. Traditionally it has a huge significance. Whether the bride belongs to Hindu religion, or Muslim religion, or Sikh or Christian, this saree is the main choice for the Indian brides.
It is usually made by using deep crimson silk fabric and is embroidered and designed all over with gold threads. The most common fabric of the wedding sarees is silk, but modern Indian brides sometimes prefer satin, crepe, or georgette as their saree fabric.
Lehenga Choli on the Wedding Day
Yes, it’s not that the saree is the only thing a bride can wear on her wedding day. An Indian bride can also wear a lehenga choli which comprises of a beautiful elaborated skirt ( Lehenga ), a short or long blouse ( Choli ) depending on her preferences, and a dupatta which is either draped over the choli or over the head.
All the components of this dress have designed work done on them, which makes the outfit really very heavy to carry, but looks really very attractive on the bride. The lehenga choli is a traditional choice of most women, for not only the special occasions but also the wedding.
Facts / Details about the Bridal Lehenga:
- Elaborated Embroidery, Beadings, Sequins, and Crystals
- Usually Red, but can also be other colors, for example, Peach, Orange, Gold, Pink, etc.
- Paired with lots of gold/diamond jewelry
- Mostly worn in North Indian regions.
Salwar Kameez on the Wedding Day
Yes, Salwar Kameez is also worn on the main wedding day in India, especially in the Northern regions due to the comfort it offers. On pairing it with the right jewelry and dupatta, the overall looks become ravishing.
If you are interested in comfort and ease of wearing, then the salwar kameez or an Anarkali suit would be the best choice, as they both look rich and luxurious, and at the same time, they are comfortable too.
Cultural difference in Weddings
India is a diverse country and the way, religions wear the dresses at the wedding, are totally different. Modern Christian Brides wear white wedding gowns, and Muslim brides often cover their heads during the wedding ceremony.
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