Weddings are a way of life in India. They are celebrated with pomp and grandeur with gaiety and bonhomie across all levels of society with just the magnitude of grandeur and spending varying according to the indulgence of the person in the celebrations. Customs change across India; the wedding saree remains a standard feature. Handloom silk sarees are conventional wear, the number generally dependent on the area in India where the wedding is conducted. In South India, wedding sarees are the Patti silk Saree, exclusively soft in texture, of thread work, attractive motifs, patterns and comparison boundaries. Folks buy sarees for the superb weave quality and adorning attributes like zardozi, air, goat embroidery, kundan work, mirror work, chamois work etc. that make them grand wedding wear sarees.
Popular Traditional silk handloom centres in South India for the Wedding saree include Mysore, Bangalore, Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram, Arana, Rasipuram, Chattian, Coimbatore, Dhar avaram, Vintager, Optimally, Narayan pet, Up pada, Gadwal and Moncalieri. North Indians purchase Indian wedding sarees such as the Banarasi silks for the wedding gown, with traditional cosmetic finery and cosmetic zari work in pure silver and gold. The Chanderi Wedding Sarees in Silk and Scio, are famous for their sheer quality, fine texture, zari brocades, embroidery using Zardosi, Ari, Goat, Chikan etc. Hand-woven Chhattisgarh and Bhagalpur Tussar Silk sarees are famous for their zari borders, motifs, hand crafted designs, tribal art that enrich them.
At the East of India, you have got Bengal and Odisha, and Assam, Manipuri and Meghalaya as hubs for wedding sarees. Baluchi and Jamdhanis silks, Jabalpur, Pattachithra and the Bokmal, Muga and Eri silks showcase the variety and vibrancy of fine handlooms for banarasi silk saree. Assam and Meghalaya sarees are known for durability and feel with eye-catching patterns in zari and style prints of batik, block, Bandhini Lahiya. You have got adornments with kundan, beads, and pearls to increase the allure. Bengal sarees have silk brocade designs, attractive motifs on bright backdrops. Jamdhanis hand weaving, Dhania Hali and Tangail weaving designs with golden thread themes in geometric patterns and floral designs and themes in nature, flora, fauna, accentuate the appearance farther. Royalty and finery go together. Paithani silks and the Extraordinary weave quality of Maheshwari, Rajkot, Kota silks, which makes them sought after for grand weddings in West India.