“When little girls aged ten wear a saree and gaze upon their Mother, they ache for that same hue of grace. On their wedding day years later with their reflection glimmering back at them, it all becomes clear.”
Be it for a simple function at home, a friend’s engagement, or your splendorous wedding occasion – the saree is a true epitome of elegance and class. When it comes to wearing your saree on the wedding day, there are several things to consider before deciding to go shopping. Naturally, sometimes a colour catches your eye, so more than the colour, it’s the actual style or material of saree that you can decide beforehand. In order to be able to complete the whole appearance, it’s not just the saree of course; there’s the jewellery, and the elegance of the lady that completes it all to allow for the bright and beautiful bride.
Known to Kerala for its exquisite look of cream with a golden border, this saree is a two-piece saree aside from the blouse, comprising of the dhoti and the pleated draping of the second piece across the left shoulder. The ‘Settu Mundu’ is quite comfortable to wear given there are no pleats across the waist, and therefore makes it easier to walk in, and truly is the essence of a Kerala Bride.
This traditional saree is in a silk material, known for its refinement and quality, especially in its golden threading. This silk saree has two variations from across India that brides opt for when it comes to the wedding day: The ‘Kancheepuram Saree’, specific to South India, heavier compared to the alternate which is the ‘Banaras Saree’, conversely specific to North India and feather-light in its drapery. Whereas the ‘Settu Mundu’ is elegant in its colouring, the vibrancy of these silk sarees in its striking colours is the highlight, particularly with the golden jewellery that will be draped across it.
The Gold Jewellery
This is very well-known to be seen on Kerala brides, with gold jewellery weighed in sovereigns and can be found in the forms of earrings, necklaces, bangles, waist chains, oddiyanam amongst others. Either against the vivid “Pattu Sarees” or the more sophisticated “Settu Mundu”, gold jewellery is a wonderful complement to the traditional saree.
Contributing to the whole appeal is the blouse. With our newfound fashion trends in the Kerala bridal sector, we’ve found that the variations in the blouse are in the sleeve length (much like the Bridal Gown) and the style of the back. Full sleeves are vogue at the moment! Either in a brocade pattern, or with a contrast combination to the saree itself. Alternatively, you can have an embroidered blouse – and why not get it embroidered in a manner that is personal to you and the groom?
When it comes to the backline, several people opt for the more traditional cut since it’s a wedding. Having said this though, one can also pick for a contemporary twist by using hanging tassels and distinct back designs – and if you can beat the heat using the net material for the blouse is also a trendy consideration!
About to get married soon? Can’t wait to go shopping? Have our team of wedding planners come assist to help you buy your traditional saree, that will have you as the excited and glowing bride that you wish to be. Contact us at Eventree for more details. 🙂