We told you a lot about the Lehengas and the Ghagras and the north Indian weddings. Time to travel to the south! So here’s bringing information about what is worn by Bride in South Indian weddings.
Let me tell you guys that in South India, weddings simplicity rules! The main focus in the South Indian wedding is on the wedding dress. Unlike other parts of India, where brides flaunt their lehengas in South Indian weddings you can see a large variety of Silk Sarees or “Pattu” Sarees. The silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm and requires a great deal of handling and processing before it becomes your wedding dress. This makes it one of the most expensive fibers also.
It is a tradition to wear silk sarees as your wedding dress in south Indian weddings. The price of these sarees varies from 1000 INR to lakhs depending on the quality and the amount of silk used in the saree. In any south Indian wedding, the bride needs to wear a number of sarees during various rituals apart from the main wedding saree.
In some parts of south India like Karnataka the bride wears a Nauvari silk saree along with green glass bangles with traditional gold during the wedding ceremony, whereas in Kerala ivory n gold combination is considered auspicious. In Tamil Nadu the saree is draped in a very different manner (Madirasi style). Whatever the color combination or style is, the quality of a bridal silk saree is excellent with sarees woven from the excellent quality of silk. Kanchipuram silks and Mysore silks two world-renowned names in this business.
The North Indian culture & style have influenced the south Indian weddings too. Unlike earlier times, modern south Indian brides prefer designer wedding sarees, lehengas, cholis, salwars etc during their pre and post marriage functions like engagements, haldi , receptions etc. In fact some places they have introduced baraat (well with all entertainment)!
How to identify pure silk saree:
Take a few threads from the wrap and weft of the saree and burn them. If a very tiny ash ball is left behind which smells like burnt hair, its pure silk.
So, happy Wedding shopping 🙂