The Ideal Bridal Saree
First and foremost, the fabrics for your saree must be chosen according to the season and the weather conditions of the wedding location. There should be a perfect balance between comfort and elegance. One should not sacrifice being comfortable on their wedding day, it is one of the most memorable days of your life.
The time of the function is also an important aspect to consider when selecting your bridal saree. The colour of your skin, height and build of your body should also be deciding factors when selecting designs and fabrics for a bridal saree.
Netted Italian silk is more suited for voluptuous brides while slim brides should select fabrics such as silk, brocade or Manipuri sarees to give them a sense of increased height.
The colours of your saree should also be predetermined (whether a single colour saree or a saree with multiple colours would be more suitable). Peach, ivory or gold colours are better suited for darker skinned brides while white sarees are more suited for fairer brides.
Stone work can enhance the appearance of sarees by a great deal but the price of a saree differs depending on the materials used. Plastic stone worked sarees are the most affordable in this aspect, however pearl stone, Swarovski stones and diamonds make for the most beautifully worked sarees. Keep in mind that these increase the price of a saree, exponentially.
When going to select your bridal saree, being accompanied by your mother, the bridegroom and your beautician is enough as too many people will result in a number of choices and the freedom of choice would be lost for the bride-to-be. Wearing a black dress when going to select your saree is inadvisable since it will diminish the real beauty of the saree.
Wearing Silk Sarees
Properly worn, silk sarees can enhance natural beauty and elegance of any woman. A graceful drape can complement the overall effect of a saree. The following guide highlights some general guidelines to adhere when wearing silk sarees in order to beautify you even more.
Pinning up your silk saree for normal occasions or work not only makes you look smart but also makes the saree more manageable as well since more freedom of motion is required for everyday activities. However, for more special occasions and functions, the tip of the saree should be pinned up and the rest should be placed to fall on the wearer’s hand in order to acquire a graceful look.
When talking about pinning sarees, it is always better to pin up the saree at the back of the shoulder, so that it conceals the pin. Wearing a flared petticoat should be avoided at all costs.
Starched sarees such as cotton and tissue should be properly ironed with the pleats carefully pressed and shaped while draping.