A Bengali matrimony is all about traditions and beautiful brides in their regal wedding trousseau. No Bengali wedding is complete without the bride in her quintessential six-yard wonder. So here’s a list of the ten must have sarees for a Bengali bride.
- The Authentic Benarsi Saree – Most brides in Bengal dress up in a red Benarasi. This signature attire is replete with tradition. Its rich brocade texture, magnificent lustrous zari border and an elegant pallu exemplifies the essence of a Bengali bride.
- Baluchari Saree – This saree gets its name from a village on the banks of the Bhagirathi River in Murshidabad district. It is a five yard saree with intricate butis and floral design. The show of the saree lies in the pallu that has elaborate pattern.
- Daccai Jamdani – This saree finds its roots in Bangladesh but over a period of time it has found its way into Bengal and Bengali marriages. It is a hand woven saree made on fine Egyptian cotton- perfect for a morning function.
- Korial Silk – It is also known as lal paar and is worn during the pre-wedding rituals. This white and red saree has a stately look making it ideal for festive occasions as well.
- Tant Saree – This Bengali cotton saree is perfect for pre-nuptial gatherings. It is usually made in bright colours with decorative borders- ideal for a young bride.
- Beautiful Super Net Saree –These pure silk sarees are light to carry and easy to drape. They might not be as colourful and vibrant as the traditional Bengali sarees but they have the charm and grace needed for a pre-wedding ritual.
- Garad Silk – Akin to a Korial silk saree, the Garad silk is ideal for a bride as its floral patterns make you feel and look festive. Its pristine colours and fine motifs spread across the plush base add a delicate touch to any Bengali wedding.
- Kantha Stitch – Kantha sarees are embroidered sarees worn mostly in rural areas. But with changing trends it is now used as a bridal wear and has traditional patterns and designs. It is a favourite amongst brides due to its intricate work.
- Tussar Silk – This saree is found in many regions of India but 40% of it is produced in the Malda district of West Bengal. Its “buti” and “pata” design is popular among Bengali brides. It is one of the most sought after sarees-ideal for gifting at a wedding.
- Zardosi Saree – Zardosi silk saree is known for its glittering and shimmery look- an integral part of a bride’s attire. They are adorned beautifully with ornate and heavily encrusted gold thread work, stones and studs- making the bride the envy of many.
Saree is a symbol of pride, happiness and celebration for Indian women and the Bengali bride has a plethora of choice to look her gorgeous best during the most important phase of her life. So make sure that you have all these sarees and them some more to complete your wedding trousseau.