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Bridal Wear - India, Bangladesh and Pakistan

Updated on August 8, 2016

Wedding Saree, Lahenga or Gharara / Sharara

Remember that in order for the whole wedding to tell a story as a journey of the bride, it is essential to make use of the colour palette available to its full capacity. The engagement as I have discussed in my hub on Engagement sarees and lahenga, is best represented by pastel colours like pale pink, purple, yellow, green or white. I suggest brides to appear in light colours in their engagements to give the essence of a new beginning, freshness and innocence. For holud or mehendi, I advised the Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Indian brides to go wild with colours. Choose any daringly bright colour that your heart desire. I discussed Sarees for Holud and Mehendi extensively in my hub on it. This hub is exclusively dedicated to the occasion of the wedding itself in Bangladesh, Pakistan or India. So what should the wedding day attire represent? We already discussed the engagement ceremony and holud and mehendi ceremony but is't the wedding attire the most important occasion of them all? What should you wear on your wedding day and what story should that represent?

After the friends and relatives of the happy bride and groom thoroughly enjoyed the playfulness of the bridal holud or mehendi, it is time for the centre point of the whole wedding festivals, which is the day or night of the wedding itself.

For the wedding, I strongly advise the bride to be draped in strong womanly colours. Wedding being the main attraction of the whole festival, the bride’s bridal saree or lahenga should speak the story of a strong woman entering the life of marital bliss with a strong sense of being which can truly only be represented by the colour red primarily but deep pink, fuchsia, orange or purple also suffices. Any bold colour that steer clear of dark shadows looks wonderful on a bride on her wedding day.

Kareena Kapoor in Red Bridal lahenga choli
Kareena Kapoor in Red Bridal lahenga choli

Bridal Sarees

Bridal dress can be in the form of either saree, lahenga or gharara, though saree is regarded as the most traditional of all the bridal outfits. Bridal sarees are not just the most traditional but also the most feminine due to the fact that it is draped rather than sewn to fit the bride.

There are many different types of Bridal saree that the brides wear on their wedding day or evening. The most traditional type of bridal saree is called katan wedding saree. Katan sarees come in different colours and has zari designs made with golden, silver or copper coloured zari threads.

Bridal sarees also come in georgette, chiffon, net, silk and weightless material.

Brides in Katan Saree on their wedding day

Magenta Bridal Katan Saree. Gorgeous Bangladeshi Bride wearing Hot pink / Magenta wedding katan saree.
Magenta Bridal Katan Saree. Gorgeous Bangladeshi Bride wearing Hot pink / Magenta wedding katan saree.
Gorgeous Red Katan Saree from Vasavi Bangladesh. Bangladeshi Bride wearing lush red saree.
Gorgeous Red Katan Saree from Vasavi Bangladesh. Bangladeshi Bride wearing lush red saree.
Magenta-Red Bridal Katan saree.
Magenta-Red Bridal Katan saree.

Bridal Lahenga

Lehenga or lahenga for the wedding is also a good option and is indeed quite a popular bridal attire among the new general brides. Bridal lahengas come in various shapes, namely, flowing A cut, Fishtail also known as the Mermaid’s tail cut and the basic voluminous lahenga skirt.

A bride can be quite creative with her bridal lehenga as they come in various different types of designs and work. lehengas can have a big flared out skirt to even slimmed down mermaid cut skirt. The blouse of the lehenga can be long, covering the entire torso down to the waist.

Tall and slim brides look best wearing the fish-cut or fish tail lehenga. Shorter brides look better wearing sarees.

Lehenga design for brides
Lehenga design for brides
Bridal lehenga
Bridal lehenga
Bridal lehenga
Bridal lehenga

Gorgeous Photographs of Wedding Lehengas in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh:

Exclusive Bridal lehenga in Red and Orange. Sabyasachi Lehenga
Exclusive Bridal lehenga in Red and Orange. Sabyasachi Lehenga
Exquisite Bridal lehenga design
Exquisite Bridal lehenga design
Gorgeous bridal lehenga
Gorgeous bridal lehenga
Photograph of Wedding lehenga skirt an dupatta in red and gold
Photograph of Wedding lehenga skirt an dupatta in red and gold
deep magenta wedding lehenga
deep magenta wedding lehenga

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Bridal Gharara

Bridal Ghararas are also quite beautiful. Ghararas are more widely worn by brides in Pakistan than Bangladesh or India.

Ivory wedding Gharara
Ivory wedding Gharara
Wedding Gharara
Wedding Gharara

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      Fanil Devadiga 

      6 weeks ago

      I want to purchase Bangladesh Banarasi stone work katan silk saree for my wife Purnima saree Dhaka shows in ytube but they don't bell they also supply online services to india

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      3 years ago

      Hi red katan safer price koto

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      K Kiss 

      7 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      Yes the pink gharara is indeed a work of art. All the bridal dresses in this hub are quite on the expensive side ... All above $1000 at the least but then a girl has her dreams of her wedding attire and that needs to be fulfilled :)

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      Life and Luxury 

      7 years ago from South Beach, FL

      Wow. Such lovely gowns. I love the pink gharara. These outfits look like they are incredibly expensive too!

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      Keri Summers 

      7 years ago from West of England

      What gorgeous outfits. This was interesting, I'd never heard of the gharara, they're very graceful.


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