The Indian saree has been an outfit staple for Indian women for years. Indian women adorn sarees not only on festive occasions but in their casual daily routines as well. In this regard, when it comes to sarees, the Indian wedding is no exception and women are seen wearing sarees in vibrant hues and extravagant jewelry.
History Of Indian Saree
The history of saree in the Indian subcontinent goes back to the Indus valley civilization as early as 2800-1800 BCE. In Sanskrit language, the literal meaning of saree translates to a strip of cloth. Styles may vary across cultures but one thing that remains common is that it is a continuous piece of cloth. It is worn with a petticoat of matching color and a blouse (choli) that may be of the same color or be contrasted and embellished.
Variations Of Sarees In Different State
Since India is a culturally diverse country with each state with its own culture, history and language, the way saree is worn along with the colors preferred on weddings vary from state to state.
The Bengali brides as well as Karnataka brides prefer wearing white sarees on their wedding day. South Indian brides adorn ‘Kanjeevaram Saree’ with their high color contrast and temple borders. Brides in the North of India wear net sarees with heavy embroidery work on them. Brides in Odisha wear the ‘Katki’ or ‘Bomkai’ saree with the exquisite work on the ‘anchal’; while the Assamese brides love wearing white muga silk sarees that have red borders.
Significance Of Saree
The elegant saree isn’t just another piece of clothing in India—it holds significance in the culture, traditions and faith. You’ll find brides adorned in red dresses on weddings. The reason for choosing red for brides is that red is associated with Durga who is a symbol of strength, power and valor.
Colors As A Guest
Wedding is a beautiful occasion celebrating a new journey with the life of your life. While it’s filled with sentiments, it’s also filled with profuse stress. Taking care of the wedding dress, the makeup, the jewelry, venue, caterers, and the list goes on, is a daunting task. In such times, hiring a wedding coordinator is a great way to take the stress off your shoulders. Not only will everything be taken care of, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the festivities as well.
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