Top Bridal Attires: Every wedding reception in India, calls for an eloquent attire both for the bride as well as the groom. So, the question stands on how to nail your wedding reception look by wearing a protective mask? The answer is widely explained amongst the following attires.
- Maharashtrian Bride- Paithani Saree
Not that all Marathi brides only do wear Saree for their wedding decoration. They opt for fancy designer lehengas as well. “Paithani” is one of the oldest forms of traditional saree amongst Marathi women.
The Saree is a well-combined temple or coin Gold jewelry. Small Kundan earrings and necklaces made like coin chains. Marathi brides have a thread tied along their forehead as well, with a beautiful nose pin made out of pearls.
- Tamilian Bride- Kanjivaram Saree
Every Indian woman has at least one kanjivaram Saree in their wardrobes. This beautiful silk attire is worn by almost every Tamil Nadu bride. The Kanchipuram silk sari is a type of silk sari made in the Kanchipuram region in Tamil Nadu, India. These saris are worn as bridal & special occasion saris by most women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.
Kanchipuram sarees woven with heavy silk and gold cloth are considered to be special and are worn on occasions and festivities. What differentiates the Kanchipuram sarees from the other is that they are made wade with pure mulberry silk. The body and the border are woven separately and then interlocked together.
- Telugu Bride- Talambralu Saree
Talambralu saree is a type of silk saree worn as bridal and special occasion sarees by most women in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. These sarees are distinguished by their wide contrast borders. Temple borders, checks, stripes, and floral are traditional designs found in these sarees.
The designs and patterns of these sarees are mostly inspired by images and scriptures in South Indian temples, leaves, birds, and animals and the costs of these sarees mainly depend upon the intricacy of the work, colors, pattern, and the materials used. It is one of the most famous sarees when it comes to wedding reception because of its quality and craftsmanship.
- Karelian Bride- Kasavu Saree
Kasavu is a soft white or offwhite handloom cotton cloth with gold-threaded borders originated in kerala. It is worn by both men and women especially during festivals, dance programs, special occasions such as weddings, etc.
Women typically wear a red, green, or gold traditional blouse. Garments made with kasavu are long, rectangular pieces of cloth called the mundu, wrapped around the lower body and veshti wrapped around the upper body. In modern times, it has evolved. So in wedding receptions, women prefer to wear a single piece saree instead of the two-piece garment
- Bengali Bride- Benarasi Saree
These sarees are among the finest sarees in India and are known for their gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk, and opulent embroidery. These sarees are a must in any Bengali wedding reception. They are made of finely woven silk and are decorated with intricate design and also because of these engravings, they are quite heavy.
The special characteristics include intertwining floral and foliate motifs, Calgary, and bel, a string of upright leaves called jhallar at the outer edge of the border is a characteristic of the saree. In a wedding reception, they are generally complimented by a woman’s best jewelry.
- Lucknow’s Nawawi Bride- Anarkali Lehenga
The Anarkali is everybody’s favorite ethnic outfit be it any wedding or other parties. For the wedding reception, this pretty outfit has been in a major trend and has got itself a fancy makeover. Some call it the Anarkali lehenga. Reaching all the way to the floor with a dupatta, it closely resembles a lehenga except for the fact that the skirt and the yop are stitched together.
This is quite famous in Lucknow and this lehenga will steal everyone’s heart if you choose fabrics such as georgette and silk. If you are not very confident enough about flaunting your midriff with a lehenga choli then this is definitely a style for you.
- Assamese Bride- Mekla Chador
Assamese brides have two main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body. The lower portion is draped from down the waistline, which is called the Mekhla. This actually looks like a skirt or petticoat, a cylindrical piece of cloth that gets pleated like a Saree to wrap around the hip and tucked in front of the belly.
The upper portion of the two pieces is known as the chador. Which is a long length of cloth that has one end tucked into the upper portion of the mekhela and the rest draped over and around the rest of the body. Wedding Reception which is held during the COVID-19 situation needs to have a silk mask made of “Muga Silk” of Assam.