How To Choose A Wedding Banarasi Saree

by Naresh L. Mr

Let’s start with a fun fact:


A genuine Banarasi sari consists of approximately 5600 thread wires, each of them 45-inch wide.


Okay, now this is imperative. Are you ready?


Of course you are. If you’re a bride, or a close relative or the best friend of the Dulhan attending the wedding, you want that people must look at you, with pleasant eyes, even more than the Dulhan herself. (We know you want that!)


But you won’t be arriving at the wedding with a western outfit right? The tradition and the place isn’t right for it?


A saree will do just fine.


But not just any saree, a proper and exquisite saree, a Banarasi saree?


The elegant weaves from the age-old handlooms of Banaras, the Banarasi silk sarees. fashion come and go but traditional Banarasi silk sarees never go out of style. An Indian wedding essential, these sarees are the very definition of grandeur, befitting royalty. In fact, in India, it is believed that a bride with Banarasi sarees in her wedding trousseau will always rule like a queen in her new home.


Wedding being one of the most magical events, putting together the perfect outfit for this occasion is simply not an easy task. Here’s a handy guide to choosing Banarasi silk sarees for weddings:


Benarasi sarees come in different price ranges. You can even buy Banarasi silk sarees online in websites that sell genuine and authentic Banarasi Silk Sarees.

Know Your Banarasi Sarees:

You need to be extra careful and have an eye for the originality when at the store, with so many hodge podge going in the market, you need to identify genuine Banarasi silk sarees from the clutter.


The denser the zari pattern, the greater the count. - Remember this. 

Banarasi sarees come in four fabric variations.

  • Katan

  • Georgette

  • Shattir

  • Organza (Kora) with zari and silk

You will also find different design variations such as:

  • Jamdani

  • Jangla sarees

  • Tanchoi sarees

  • Tissue Sarees

  • Butidar sarees

  • Cut work sarees

We both know that you are aware of all these types and patterns of sarees but we will again suggest strongly that you research each of these fabric types and designs before you make a decision.


Because you think you know but you don’t.

The time of the ceremony is a very important factor for deciding the colour of your Banarasi saree.


A good saree will always be a good saree but a good saree at the right time will become a great saree.

While traditionally, red is the go to colour, for morning weddings you can also choose light colors like peach, cream, powder blue, pastel shades, lime or mint green, light pink. For a night time ceremony, go for darker shades like fire shades (red, yellow, orange) rust, emerald green, wine or deeper jewel tones like emerald green, pomegranate, wine.


Experimenting is exploring your style, experiment with light colors, vertical prints and short borders. Look for Mysore silk sarees, pure georgette sarees or pure crepe sarees​​ for your special occasion.


Tip:  To decide the colour of your wedding saree. It should always compliment your skin tone. Try lighter shades of pink, soft gold, yellow and peach. Wheatish complexion looks gorgeous in bright shades like vibrant red, bright mustard yellow or royal blue. And with dusky or olive complexion, you can pull off any rich and dark shades like brick red, marsala, metallic shades (gold, silver, bronze)


Indian weddings are known for its fashion parade and almost a week of celebrations and gatherings. Now you want to look fabulous in each and every one of it and stand out from the crowd.


Each occasion is an opportunity to flaunt your traditional sartorial senses in gorgeous silk sarees. For morning rituals you can choose Banarasi pure silk handloom sarees or pure chiffon sarees with a contemporary charm which are gorgeous yet easy-to-carry. For evening events full of music and all-round revelry, try a Kanchipuram wedding saree in bright, bold colours to be the rightly exquisite you were always meant to be.


We hope that we were able to help you pick the right Banarasi Saree for the right occasion.

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