How to Choose 10 Must Have Sarees for Wedding

Weddings are happy times and one of the most fun part about it is the shopping spree. However, when at the saree shops the ladies tend to be clueless about what types of saree to look for to buy for their wedding trousseau. Therefore, this is where pre-research comes in handy and you have come to the right place to help you decide how to choose 10 sarees for wedding. In this blog post I will share 10 different types of must have sarees for wedding so that when it is time to attend those numerous post wedding parties and invitations at your in-laws house, you are more than prepared for a varied look right in your luggage. So without further ado here is a list of must have sarees to choose from to be a gorgeous and fabulous new bride.

Katan Sarees and Banarasi Sarees:

First of all, katan and banarasi sarees are to die for and even if you are generally not partial to these types of sarees, I urge you to get at least one of these traditional sarees for the wedding trousseau. There are so many variations to katan banarasi sarees that there is always one for any type of lady. Katan sarees and banarasi sarees are traditionally popular with Bangladeshi and Indian ladies and can be found all over India and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, a wide variety of these sarees are sold in a shopping area called Mirpur banarasi polli in its capital city, Dhaka.

However, there are a few tips and tricks to wearing traditional katan sarees that one should keep in mind before buying. Although, the thick bordered (or what is known as the “paar” of the saree) looks very appealing when the saree vendor holds it on the rail, it is not the cup of tea for all body type. Thick bordered sarees look great on taller ladies with a slim build rather than shorter ladies. The reason behind this is it eats away the height, which a tall lady can afford to play with. For women of below average height of 5 feet 3 inches, narrower border / paar looks better.

Sharing below photos of banarasi katan sarees suitable for tall brides:
katan saree with thick border
katan saree with thick border
pink katan saree for tall women
pink katan saree for tall women
Sharing below photos of banarasi katan sarees suitable for short brides:
Orange and pink two toned katan saree for short women with thin border
Orange and pink two toned katan saree for short women with thin border
sSaree in dark pink color with green paar for short women
Saree in dark pink color with green paar for short women

Banarasi Sarees for Overweight ladies:

As banarasi sarees tend to be of silk they have a tendency to make the lady appear a bit bulky if the lady is not slim. Hence, it is not the ideal saree to drape on a lady who is a bit over weight. But there is nothing to fret about as there is such a thing called georgette banarasi saree. Georgette banarasi saree is easier to drape and clings well on the body without adding bulk.

beautiful red banarasi georgette saree to look slim
Beautiful red banarasi georgette saree to look slim
red georgette banaras rich pallu saree for new bride
red georgette banaras rich pallu saree for new bride
hot pink georgette banarasi for new brides to look slim
hot pink georgette banarasi for new brides to look sli

Embroidered Sarees:

Second on my list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the embroidered sarees. Embroidered sarees comes in all kinds of fabric imaginable and the embroidery itself can be of varied thread, starting from cotton thread embroidery to zari embroidery. Both hand embroidered or machine embroidered sarees are sold in shopping malls. There are so many gorgeous designs to choose from that it is sure to spin a girl’s head. Sharing below some photographs of embroidered sarees for wedding purpose.

Off white embroidered net saree for party
Off white embroidered net saree for party
Shilpa Shetty in white chiffon saree with baby pink floral embroidery
Shilpa Shetty in white chiffon saree with baby pink floral embroidery
Black transparent saree with red floral embroidery for wedding
Black transparent saree with red floral embroidery for wedding

Lace Sarees:

Third on our list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the lace saree. Amongst lace sarees, Chantilly Lace Sarees are my personal favourite and it is so worth it to invest in one. There is not much to say here except that lace sarees are one of the most delicately feminine sarees to adorn women. If you want to learn more about lace sarees do check out one of my blog posts on it here. Lace sarees can be worn as it is, that is the entire saree will be made of lace fabric. Also, it can be made to have a border / paar in contrasting colour.

Gorgeous Red Maroon Chantilly Lace saree for new bride
Gorgeous Red Maroon Chantilly Lace saree for new bride
Sweet peach pink lace saree perfect for new bride to be
Sweet peach pink lace saree perfect for new bride to be

Mirror Work Sarees for Wedding – Must have sarees for wedding:

Fourth on our list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the mirror embellished saree and mirror saree blouse design. Mirror sarees and saree blouse designs are a big hit in the saree industry and I concur, every new bride must have one of these in her wardrobe. Mirror work looks best on chiffon sarees and when it is paired with a heavy mirror work saree blouse, the entire look is just stunning. Here are a few pictures below of mirror work sarees.

mint green saree with mirror work border and white saree with mirror work border with colourful blouse
mint green saree with mirror work border and white saree with mirror work border with colourful blouse
Sexy maroon saree with mirror border
Sexy maroon saree with mirror border
Bright pink and orange saree with mirror work and mirror saree blouse
Bright pink and orange saree with mirror work and mirror saree blouse
Printed saree with mirror dollar border and simple sleeveless blouse with mirror design
Printed saree with mirror dollar border and simple sleeveless blouse with mirror design

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees for Wedding:

Jamdani Sarees are a traditional Bangladeshi saree. Indeed they are known all over the world as Dhakai Jamdani saree and I believe it gets a solid place in a new bride’s wardrobe. These sarees can be worn in formal functions as well as a day time attire. Dhakai Jamdani sarees come in both cotton and silk as well as half silk variations. The best place to purchase jamdani sarees is Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sharing below pictures of Dhakai Jamdani sarees below.

Blue and Turquoise Bangladeshi Jamdani saree by famous aarong
Blue and Turquoise Bangladeshi Jamdani saree by famous aarong
Red Jamdani with silver zari design from Bangladesh
Red Jamdani with silver zari design from Bangladesh

Chunri Sarees for Wedding:

Sixth on our list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the chunri saree, also known as tie dye. Chunri sarees are fun to wear and can be worn at many programmes and parties. These sarees reek of fun and colour and look best in bright colours. Chunri sarees drape well in silk and are usually lightweight and suitable for all body type.

Chunri saree or bandhej tie dye saree in silk in two colours
Chunri saree or bandhej tie dye saree in silk in two colours
Red and Orange Rajasthani bandhani or chunri silk saree for wedding
Red and Orange Rajasthani bandhani or chunri silk saree for wedding

Cotton Sarees for Wedding:

Seventh on our list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the cotton saree, which is usually forgotten when buying sarees for wedding luggage but is a gem to have for many occasions. Brides look absolutely adorable in cotton sarees at home the first few days after the wedding. Casually wear cotton sarees at home as a new bride. Cotton sarees can be plain one colour or have embroidery or have prints. Sharing below pictures of different types of cotton sarees.

Cotton saree with block print from Bangladesh fashion house bibiana
Cotton saree with block print from Bangladesh fashion house bibiana
white Bangladeshi cotton saree with red embroidery
white and red Bangladeshi cotton saree with red embroidery
Off white cotton saree with gold zari and halter neck blouse
Off white cotton saree with gold zari and halter neck blouse

Lehenga Sarees for Wedding:

Eighth on our list of 10 must have sarees for wedding is the lehenga saree. Lehenga sarees are the right outfit for a new bride at parties and gatherings. There are so many beautiful designs available in the market place that I am sure it will not be difficult to settle on one or a few. Sharing a few pictures below.

magenta georgette lehenga saree
Magenta georgette lehenga saree
spectacular georgette beige and red lehenga saree with three quarter sleeve blouse in red
spectacular georgette beige and red lehenga saree

Chiffon Printed Sarees for Wedding:

Lost in party sarees, the bride should not forget to keep a few chiffon printed sarees in chiffon and hence, on the ninth place on our list of must have 10 sarees for wedding is the printed saree. Chiffon printed sarees are very light and very feminine. I cannot imagine my wardrobe without a few pretty chiffon printed sarees and my current favourite being floral prints. Paired with a simple one tone blouse, printed chiffon sarees look fun and girly. So, drape a pretty chiffon printed saree when roaming the city with the new husband.

Chiffon saree with polka dot print in three colours for day wear
Chiffon saree with polka dot print in three colours for day wear
Yellow chiffon saree with rose print with black sexy blouse
Yellow chiffon saree with rose print with black sexy blouse

Sequin embellished Sarees for Wedding:

Although, tenth on our list, it is not our least favourite. Remember, this list is just a reference guideline and are not really listed on as ascending or descending order. Sequin embellished sarees are an amazing addition to the wedding trousseau and are great for parties and get-together.

Beautiful peach saree with sequin design all over anchal
Therefore a Beautiful peach saree with sequin design all over anchal
sequin work saree from Sabyasachi
so a sequin work saree from Sabyasachi
Gold net saree with all over sequin buti work with deep red velvet puffed sleeve blouse
Another Gold net saree with all over sequin buti work with deep red velvet puffed sleeve blouse

This wedding shopping guide list took some time and thought to prepare.Good luck to the bride to be on shopping for her wedding.

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XOXO – WriterKat

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