by Tasneem Dhinojwala
Here are the most useful tips on choosing the perfect Indian wedding saree
Sarees are an integral part of the Indian bridal trousseau. The bride to be selects a saree for each of her wedding ceremony quite carefully. And when it comes to the saree for the D-day, no stones are left unturned to choose the best. After all, this one attire is going to play such an important role in the overall look of the bride. But many a times even after the selection is made, doubts linger. Have I made the right choice? Will this fabric or color look good? Is this one value for money? Questions abound. To clear your clouds of doubt, we bring to you a few handy tips that are surely going to make your life much easier and sorted. So here we go —
1. Advance planning
If your wedding date has been fixed much in advance, then you do have the luxury to explore the current trends in bridal sarees. Research, explore and figure out what will work out the best for you.2. Season
The season that you are getting married in can help you determine the fabric that you might want to choose. Velvets and thick silk sarees work best for winters. For summers, you might want to opt for lighter fabrics such as net, crepe, georgette or some lighter silk fabrics.3. Time of the day
Another factor to help you decide the color of the saree you might want to choose. If it is going to be a daytime affair, you might want to opt of lighter shades of pink, peach and maybe greens and blues. For a night ceremony the bridal colors of red, magenta, maroons, pinks, rust orange – there is no dearth of choice.
4. Body type and height
Tall or short, plump or skinny – there is a saree for each one of us. Select one for your big day so that the saree complements you perfectly. After all you wouldn’t want the saree to be stealing all the attention from you on your day! For the tall ones, a kanjeevaram is a safe bet as it is easy to wear and looks really elegant and graceful. Pure and raw silk sarees with trendy borders are a good pick if you want a trendy look. For the ones on the smaller side, choices are galore. Kanjeevarams with pastel shades and narrow borders, chiffons, georgettes, crepes – just take your pick. For the healthier ones, go for lightweight sarees like chiffon, crepe, georgette that will make you look slimmer. Dark colors with light borders also camouflage the chubby look.
The choice of fabric plays a crucial role in determining your bridal look. Apart from your body shape and type, the choice of fabric should also be linked to your comfort level. After all you would be sitting for quite a few hours during the wedding ceremony. Another point to note here is the fabric can hold that long without messing up.
Here you are again going to be spoilt for choice. Bridal sarees are no more limited to the traditional colors of red and pink. There are various shades of the same available along with other beautiful colors. You can also zero down on a particular color based on your complexion.
The most important accessory to the saree, a good blouse can add more life to the overall look. The fitting, neckline, fabric are important aspects, when making a blouse. You can even opt for contrasting colors.
10. Customize or readymade
Customizing the fabric, embroidery and design can cost a bit higher than the readymade ones. If your budget permits then it is always a good idea to go for a customized one, as it will be one of its kinds, just as the bride on that day.
Getting the saree right is not the end to the beginning of your big day, girls. It is also about your grace and poise. Combined together, it will be none other than you the bride, the cynosure of all eyes.
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