Dresses and Accesories

Wedding saree

 The traditional wedding dresss of Indian women. The saree is traditionally red, with golden embroidery. In Kerala the saris are traditionally white/cream with gold embroidery.
Red saris are the traditional garment choice for brides in Indian culture. Sari fabric is also traditionally silk. Over time, color options and fabric choices for Indian brides have expanded. Today fabrics like crepe, Georgette tissue and satin are used, and colors have been expanded to include gold, pink, orange, maroon, brown, and yellow as well.

The groom also generally is dressed in a white shirt with gold embellishments and either pants or a sarong. The groom may wear a turban known as a Safa and/or a necklace called a Kantha.


 Decking up a bride with ornate and auspicious jewelry has been a custom for many centuries. Weddings are sacred and hence great importance is given to the jewelry worn by the bride; jewelry is chosen to strengthen and signify the sanctity of the bond.
Wedding jewelry is chosen with much care as it must go well with the bridal dress. The latest trends as well as religious and cultural practices also play a major role in how the bride dresses up for the wedding. This is applicable not just for the clothes that she wears, but also the jewelry. Beautiful jewelry worn by the bride completes the bridal look. In a vast majority of Indian weddings you find brides wearing gold, which is the preferred metal.Precious stones like pearl, ruby and emerald are commonly used in jewelry to complement the dress worn by the bride.

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