Silk sarees you can’t miss on your wedding

Silk sarees you can’t miss on your wedding

Sarees hold a special place for every woman. Whether its a kid or an elder woman, the value of saree never ceases for one. It is also the most commonly worn clothing in India. The sheer beauty of the bridal sarees will make you look ethereal, you could even try these Indian Wedding Photography Poses to capture memories for life

Be it any occasion, saree is the go-to-choice for any girl. And thus it also plays a key role in Indian weddings. In today’s article, we’ll be talking about the various kinds of bridal sarees, especially the wedding silk sarees.

But before we start talking about the wedding saree collection, let us get a brief idea about the silk sarees. And then we’ll be discussing the various wedding sarees.

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What are silk sarees?

Silk sarees are the sarees woven from silk fiber. The silk fiber is one of the most esteemed Indian fibers. It is extracted from the cocoons of silkworms and then woven into threads to make various types of clothing.

Indian silk sarees had a sense of charm and legacy as they are handwoven by experts, most of whom are in this tradition for many generations. The silk sarees are also one of the most demanded and loved sarees for any occasion or ceremony. Thus, many designer sarees for weddings are also made of silk fiber.

There are various types of silk sarees, some of them are as follows:

  • Assam silk sarees.
  • Assam pat silk sarees.
  • Assam Eri silk sarees.
  • Art silk sarees.
  • Banarasi silk sarees.
  • Baluchari silk sarees.
  • Bomkai silk sarees.
  • Tussar or Bhagalpuri silk sarees.
  • Banglori silk sarees.
  • Chanderi silk sarees, and many more.

Now that we’ve gathered a brief idea about the silk sarees and their various types let us now start the discussion about sarees for marriage.

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Here are some of the most popularly worn Indian wedding sarees or bridal silk sarees:

  • Banarasi silk sarees.

Weaved in the city of Varanasi or Banaras, this saree is one of the most commonly worn Indian wedding sarees. The Banarasi silk sarees are famous for the zari or brocade works on the body and pallu. The sarees are heavy due to the embroidery and are generally worn as Bengali bridal sarees.

The sarees are full of embroidered designs of various motifs inspired by the Mughals. One can find motifs of bels, kalga, jhallar, flowers, etc. They are also known for the mina work and jals(net-like designs) on the body or the pallu.

  • Pattu sarees.

Ask any South Indian bride what they want to wear at their wedding, and the answer would be pattu wedding sarees. Made from pure mulberry silk with authentic gold-plated silver zari works, pattu sarees showcase tradition and timelessness even when there are modern varieties of sarees available in the market.

No matter how many new varieties come into the market, pattu sarees remain to be the first choice for South Indian wedding sarees due to their richness and legacy. The quality of the silk and the zari work determines the authenticity of the pattu sarees.

  • Tissue silk sarees.

Though Christian weddings are stereotyped to have only white wedding gowns, many Christian birdes opt for this variety of saree. Other than Kanchipuram, Tissue silk sarees woven from a multitude of fibers are the most popular ones among the classic Christian wedding sarees.

The tissue silk sarees provide charm and gorgeousness to the overall bridal look due to their luster and smooth texture. If draped properly, it brings out the petite frame of the bride very beautifully. Tissue silk sarees have been a dressing of choice for Christian brides for generations even when new varieties come and go out of trend.

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  • Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram sarees.

Kanjeevaram sarees, also known as Kanchipuram sarees, have their origin in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. This variety of sarees is known for the fine and premium silk used to weave it. It is one of the most exquisite Indian wedding sarees.

The golden-silver thread work on the sarees adds to the overall elegance and makes this variety an exquisite dress at weddings and celebratory events. The thread work and the motifs on the sarees are sure to leave one breathless and thus are a prized possession for many women. Kanjeevaram sarees are also one of the most popular wedding sarees in Kerela. You will be swooned by the look if it is paired with the right kind of Jewellery and South Indian Bridal Makeup!

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  • Tussar silk sarees.

Though making a name for itself as designer sarees for weddings, these bridal silk sarees are initially made by the tribal communities of Bhagalpur district. Tussar is a variety of silk obtained from a particular kind of silkworms found in South Asia.

These sarees, paired with bridal designer blouses, can surely make heads turn at any event during the wedding. The Tussar silk sarees, come in neutral tones and can be worn with bright colored blouses to have a gorgeous look on a special day.

  • Baluchari silk sarees

Another popular saree for marriage is the Baluchari saree. Having its origin in West Bengal, Baluchari sarees are known for the royal look and thus are chosen as the bridal wear by many brides. The borders of Baluchari sarees have designs depicting stories from the epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana.

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  • Konrad silk sarees

Another popular variety amongst all South Indian wedding sarees is the Konrad silk saree. This variety of sarees has its origins in Tamil Nadu and is famous for its traditional designs and rich quality of silk.

Konrad sarees also called Temple sarees or Mubbagam sarees is slightly expensive than many other options from the list, but it is worth paying for. The borders of Konrad silk sarees are designed with various embellishments. Konrad sarees are known to have the most intricate designs among all the varieties of sarees from the region.

  • Mysore silk sarees.

One of the finest varieties of sarees across the world is the Mysore silk saree. They have a luxurious and classic feel due to the vibrant colors they come in. Mysore silk sarees like the Kanchipuram are also heavily influenced by the traditions and culture of North India and South India. Originating in Karnataka, this variety is known for its use of the finest and purest quality of silk. Legends say that the Maharaja of Mysore set up the first Mysore silk factory in the year 1912.

  • Chanderi silk sarees.

Chanderi silk sarees have their origins in Madhya Pradesh. This variety of sarees is known for being very comfortable and light-weight. The designs on these sarees are heavily influenced by the Chanderi Temple.

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  • Paithani silk sarees

Paithani silk sarees originate from the western part of India. They are mostly worn by Maharashtrian brides and are famous for the motifs inspired by nature like trees, birds, animals, etc.

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These are some of the most popular varieties of silk bridal sarees. Now let us talk about some accessories you can opt for to enhance the look of your silk sarees.

  • Necklaces

Whenever you wear something ethnic, the first thing that catches the eye is the necklace. Gold necklaces go very well with Indian wedding sarees. Nowadays, the Kundan Necklaces are highly in trend, especially the multi-layered Kundan necklaces. Some also prefer to wear the antique necklaces with the silk sarees to style it up differently. Whether you wear Kundan necklaces or antique ones, both are sure to make you look great in silk sarees.

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  • Jhumkis

Though jhumkis can be worn with any dress, and everyone loves this ornament, they add a different aura when worn with silk sarees. They not only go with the sarees but also enhance the overall beauty of the sarees. There is a wide variety of jhumkis available in the market, and you can select a pair matching your saree.

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  • Bangles

One of the most loved ornaments of ladies, the bangles also goes very well with silk sarees. Depending on your preference, you can either opt for a girl next door look with colored bangles or the royal look with a golden Kada. Both the variations are sure to add a dimension to the beauty of your silk sarees.

  • Potli bags or clutches

Clutches or potli bags are not only essentials anymore, they are in trend for setting a style statement today. Carrying the proper clutch or potli bag that matches your silk saree can have a significant impact on the overall look and turn heads during the event.

  • Anklets

Sometimes, the sound is enough to portray the beauty of a thing. The same is the case with anklets. Though not visible unlike the other items on the list, even the sound of the anklets is enough to turn the heads of your guests. So make sure to wear a pair a set of anklets with your silk saree.


Our article about various types of silk sarees you can wear to your wedding comes to an end here. Our team of researchers has thoroughly curated the list of items mentioned in the article to give you an exclusive look on your special day. We hope you liked our article and it will help you get the perfect silk saree for your wedding. And remember to carry the smile when you wear the saree. After all, it is the best ornament one can wear.

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Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.