A wedding sari is the traditional wedding dress of Indian women. The sari is traditionally a combination of red and green, with golden brocade. In contrast, Christians in India, traditionally wear white/cream saris with gold brocade.
Red, green and white saris are the traditional garment choice for brides in Indian culture. Sari fabric is also traditionally silk. Over time, colour options and fabric choices for Indian brides have expanded. Today fabrics like crêpe, Georgette, tissue and satin are used, and colours have been expanded to include gold, pink, orange, maroon, brown, and yellow as well. Indian brides in Western countries often wear the sari at the wedding ceremony and change into other traditional Indian wear afterwards such as lehenga, or cholis etc.
The types of wedding saris include Kanchipuram wedding sari, Banarasi wedding sari, Sambalpuri wedding sari, Assam silk, Gota sari, Resham sari, Zardosi sari, aithani sari, Bandhani sari, Neriyathum sari.
- Boroian, Michael; Poix, Alix de. (2008). India by Design: The Pursuit of Luxury and Fashion. ISBN 0-470-82396-8.
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