pre_engagement_vocab

Wedding Dress – Bride

Wedding Dress – Bride

Wedding Dress:

The Wedding Outfit of the Bride. It could be a Saree, Lehenga or a Salwar depending on the Community & Personal Preference of the Bride.

Also Called

Shaadi Ka Joda in Punjabi.

When is it used?

Worn on the Wedding Day, the outfit is mostly chosen in Red, Maroon, Green, Magenta or any other colour combined with Gold threads. The Wedding Outfit is the first of the Solah Shringar that is adorned by the Bride.

What are they made from?

The outfit is generally very rich made from silk and would be embellished with Precious Stones. Outfits with a lot of Gold would be preferred as they are considered to be auspicious.

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Where would you find them?

From the Big Designers to the small apparel stores, all of them stock-up on Bridal Wear.

Trivia

  • The kind of outfit adorned by the Bride differs with each community.

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  • For instance, the Brides from the South would generally wear a Silk Saree, preferably a Kanjeevaram for their Big Day.

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  • The Bridal Saree is draped differently depending on the region or the community she belongs to, for instance the South-Indian Iyer Bride wears a nine yard saree called the Madisar.

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  • The Gujarati style of draping the saree is very popular with most brides too.

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  • The Sardarni Brides would wear a Salwar Kurta or a Lehenga for their Gurudwara Wedding, also called Anand Karaj ceremony.

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  • Christian weddings have their own style that is mostly White Gowns, few go with simple version, while most of them go for the Designer Gowns.

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Earrings

Earrings

Earrings:

Earrings, Karn Phool or Jhoomars worn by Brides as part of the Solah Shringar.

Also called

Karnphool/Jhumkas in Hindi, Kammal in Tamil, Kadhalitha in Malayalam, Jhumko/Jhumka in Bengali, Kaan/Kudya in Marathi, Kundalas in Kashmiri.

When is it worn? 

Worn on the ears, sometimes covering all of it.  It is worn by women of all age groups, earrings instantly transform one’s overall appearance. The heavier ones are supported with chains that are pinned into the hair. A girl child’s ears are generally pierced at a very young age. So, this isn’t specific to Married Women. The Earrings are generally part of the jewellery set that the bride co-ordinates with her Bridal outfit.

What are they made from?

Made from Gold, Silver or any other metal. Combined with Precious stones, Diamonds, Kundan or Polki.

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Where would you find them?

Usually available in Jewellery shops or Fancy Stores.

Trivia

  • The practice of adorning the ears dates back to the Vedic times with references of it in the Hindu Scriptures.
  • It is a popular trend to have the ears pierced more than once.
  • The styles vary across the Indian sub-continent and each has a story with it.
  • The Kashmiri’s have the inner cartilage of their ears pierced signifying that they are married.
  • Men too have one of their ear lobes pierced as a fashion statement. They tend to sport a ring or a stud.
  • Large and ornate earrings are very often the only piece of jewellery required to complete your look.