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51 Saree Blouse Designs

There are so many varieties in Saree Blouse Designs that it often becomes confusion as what to choose and what to leave. Don’t worry as we are here to help you choose blouse design for your saree.

While you are full-on preparing for your D-Day you may have already started to plan with your stylists and BFFs about how the blouse needs to be designed. Indian fashion has always blended different edges to the saree and created ravishing masterpieces too. Blouses aren’t any exceptions too.

There is a lot of creativity which goes into making a great Blouse. That piece oomphs up your features more. Right here in this blog, we would be clipping more than 50 saree blouse designs which you can scroll through and choose the one which vibes up with your whole mood.

 

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The six-yard saree always undergoes some kind of changes which look amazing. Just the way saree has a great scope in turning into so many things by changing some structure and designs Blouses can add-on peplum jackets, ruffles, boxy blouses, overcoats, or long-sleeves. So, add all of this inspiration on your mood board.

 

1. The oval cut

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The cut looks sassy and the blend with floral design can look stunning too. You can either choose your sleeves to be long or short. Around the cut, you may love the Zardozi workaround which will set the tone.

The floral print also looks good around the cut and you may add a Latkan to it to bring that playful side on.

Pro tip: Make sure the whole pattern is well stitched and doesn’t hunch or flare-up. You should be able to move freely in it. This type of blouse may jazz up well with your Sangeet Saree.

 

2.The contrast bandwagon

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These are some of the sweet styles you can tune-up with your saree. You may choose the total contrast color and give it a deep neck extension. Perfect for the Haldi ceremony. You may try to bring the color up and tight and add some dash of other colorful fabric to it as well.

 

3. No cuts!

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This one has no cuts but it’s straight caught up around the neck and plays with the total space. You may choose the zari work as an add-on or add the embellishments. Bring in those polka dots fabric if you like.

 

4. A knotted stripe

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Simply elegant this style is. The regular fabric is replaced by the cut and the bow like stripe ties it. This style is sassy and feminine.

Pro tip: Make sure you scrub your back and apply a bronzer lava lotion to tone the color of your skin. Also, to look more sophisticated opt for padded blouses.

 

5. Zig zag gist

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This saree blouse design looks more stunning. Each strap of the lace is anchored on each side while intertwining with each other as it forms a zig-zag like structure at the back. This pattern is much like the chequered design. Checkout more black saree blouses.

This kind of grid design is insta-worthy.

Pro tip: Tie it tight!

6. Collared style

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Those Peter Pan collars look the best. You may opt for the style where the collars are there on the back and in the front. Most of the time the style has got a high cut neckline. Plain sarees with the floral blouse like this one look good.

Pro tip: If your neck is long and you want to flaunt your jawline this style is for you.

 

7. Right at the center

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This style doesn’t have any bow or any knot on either top or bottom as it is just plain. The circle is in the middle while the floral handwork is done all around it. There are no worries to button up and tie any knots in this style.

Pro tip: Make sure that the blouse fits you right and doesn’t create any spikes at the back over the fabric. If you like you can also blend the collar style with this style.

 

8. The heart style

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You can opt for any kind of shape while getting your hands on this style. The love shape catches our hearts without any doubts. You can add on the Latkans if you want to.

 

9. Long sleeves and Bow.

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The usual fabric won’t be there but you can go overboard with a high vibe of the knot just like a princess. Create a “V” shape and get the knot flowing through the back. It looks pretty perfect.

Pro tip: Add in the bronzer lava lotion to tone up the skin.

 

10. Cape style

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Oh yes! This is your time superwoman. Look at this chick floral blouse with the cape style. You too can play with the neckline style. This is the first choice of all modern brides mainly for wedding receptions. The cape can be into a net fabric or a simple plain one. You may get on that shimmery fabric too but just make sure you get that padded blouse done. Play with the pastel tones and keep it minimal.

This style suits most of the women. This style gives that slimming illusion.

Whichever saree blouse design you are choosing make sure you keep a good posture and upright shoulders which instantly enhances the designer blouse. In the blouses, there are many variations possible where you can try different fabrics in different hues and textures. Go with the one which captures your heart.

 

11. String at the up

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In this style, you will see the stripe of the saree blouse design above in the knot. It is classy! You can tune in with blue color or any dark color. Add on some embellished stones and mirror work on the sides. Looks fantastic!

 

12. Long sleeve with sheer.

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The shimmery vibe of the long sleeves which has a classy print can look great on the Sangeet ceremony. You get to wear long sleeves and the net and florals all above it sync with the mood a lot.

 

13. The vase style cut

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We saw lots of designs happening on the back of the blouse. This style gives the edge as the creative work is happening right at the front side and the collar is giving it that edge. It looks bold overall!

 

14. Here and there

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If your mom wants to try something new this style can be something she could try. Basically, it looks great to wear at the Haldi ceremony.

Pro tip: Tie tight to create that seamless structure.

 

15. The full sleeves.

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Full sleeves are a got to if you are looking for a royal feel. Without such cuts, the whole ensemble can look stunning. Lots of florals on the sleeves look stunning.

 

16. Polka long sleeves

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You may choose a fabric and color which blends with your saree. Here, the saree blouse design is dark and the Polka appears to look fantastic.

 

17. The fluffy feel

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You’ll definitely love this. It’s like a crop top with the fluffy sleeves and a belt to tie your amazing saree. Stiche those plaits right at the elbows. These kinds of blouses are mostly loved by modern brides. Keep it simple and elegant.

 

18.The T-shirt way

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This saree blouse design looks stunning as it vibes up with a T-shirt like a feel. Looks great when it has a decent collar to add some edge. Oomph the game on your Sangeet. Supra-amazing!

 

19. The golden texture.

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A: You may love this style with a knot above. The texture and the hue of the blouse look dramatic. You can play with as many colorful embellishments you want. To create more drama you may add beads as well as Latkans. Many variations are possible to choose whichever you feel comfortable with. Checkout more golden saree blouses.

 

20. The Latkan

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B: This falls in a similar category as the A. The knot is similar at the top. Fabric and color are changed while the Latkans add on the special drama. This type of style will never go out of style. You may opt for Matka necklines too.

There are lots of shapes you may get your hands on or try something you have got in your heart. A specific unique shape maybe.

 

21. Peach Desire

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Choosing any fancy saree like this? Peach one? Well, you may opt for a style like this one.

It is plaited well at the neck and it creates a great look. The blouse looks great in a crepe texture. The whole ensemble looks wonderful. It looks classy! This ensemble is perfect for your wedding reception too.

 

22. The piece

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Here all things are kept simple and straight. The material used is the other half of the saree and there is the fine stitching happening. Make sure that the sleeves fit you right and not much tight. You may add and try to give shape as per your need right at the back. Keep it simple and classy!

 

23. Sheer royalty

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No one can take their eyes off this masterpiece. The blouse inclines towards the sheer mode which is white and all over it there are florals embellished. As a topping, you may play with the style if you want.

24. Infinity

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On the sides of the blouse which happens to be the sleeves. You can opt for this style even thou’ you want to keep the whole ensemble traditional and simple. You may try this one. The design is like the number 8 and looks subtle.

 

25. Sabyasachi style

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A total Sabyasachi vibe. The lace at the borders looks amazing. You may opt for this kind of blouse and ensemble to keep all the things straight forward.

 

26. The gold

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A perfect blouse for your wedding reception. The golden glittery blouse never fades its uniqueness. Give the blouse a defined cut which will oomph the whole ensemble. Checkout Sabyasachi sarees.

 

27. Jewel style

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Perfect for your wedding day. There are lots of Pearl jewelry hooked on the backside. You may add some emerald or mint color jewelry too. Choose what goes well with your whole ensemble. You may like to put a bun on so that the beautiful back is visible.

 

28. The front cut

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The saree blouse design sleeves are kept a bit long and there is a definite structured cut right in the front. You may don’t want to add much jewelry if you are choosing this style as the stripe right in front of the blouse can be well embellished in a perfect hue.

 

29. The embellishments

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Look at this masterpiece! The whole Zardozi work uplifts the vibe of the blouse. Let your blouse feel royal and wonderful. Go with this style. This is a classic shape and you can add on to Latkans with the strings.

 

30. Long sleeves in brown

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So this one has a long sleeve and the collar looks stunning. Amazing! This look is kind of great for your wedding reception. Flaunt this for an edgy look. Pair it with a nice crepe saree. You look like a queen! Oh-so-wow!

 

31. Layered Universe

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The saree blouse design texture is in the neutral color palette and we love it. The layered net textured sleeves look captivating. Oh-so-wow!

Pro tip: Play with the sleeves around and you don’t need to get any cuts or try new shapes at the backside.

 

32. Frills

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This looks like a total Hindi serial style ensemble. The blouse makes you look stylish and modern and the chocolatey feel just satiates the whole drama of the ensemble. Add it on!

 

33. A step ahead.

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Let it slide off your shoulder and ooze up that sassiness. You may get your hands on this trending style of balloon sleeves. This is great you may try on the Sangeet ceremony. You may dance on any Retro or pop track and keep it classy with this ensemble.

 

34. The white paradise

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The white hue saree blouse design calms us down from the chaos going around. When the blouse happens to be full sleeves and still looks royal as it has been topped up with embroidery work. Totally amazing! You may add on that collar if you like or just jazz up with what your heart feels called to.

 

35. Magenta

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The color looks classy and the full sleeves look wonderful. For this velvety and silky texture, the long sleeves vibe up with the whole mood of celebrations.

 

36. Mood

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Keep that cultural vibe intact and go for this ultimate Blouse design. The embellishments look pretty awesome and the florals over it have all our hearts now. Pink is the evergreen favorite color for most of the girls.

 

37. Blue is cool

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Stay on top as you get the beautiful embroidery done on the blouse right at the backside. Golden thread on Blue one! Epic! The texture and style are sophisticated. So, if you want something which doesn’t have got any cut from behind, this is it!

 

38. Plaits around

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The sheer element blends with designs here. You see how the net fabric has been clasped into the plaits and tucked around the neck. It looks fluffy and cute! We love this greyish tone. Opt for this one as you choose comfort over everything else.

 

39. Image

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Such a unique way of adoring the person you love. This idea is unique and you will love it too. Why cut? Just create an image and print or paint or let the handwork in the form of embroidery and mirror work happen. You are too smart!

 

40. So much structure

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What do you think about this one? Cut it and create a step-like structure. Let your stylists put on some embroidery workaround to emboss it more.

 

41. Boho-chic

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Is it just us who feels that this style is the blend? A blend of boho-ness and serenity. Blue shimmery + glowy blouse with a dash of the white tone creates a great jam. Opt for this if you align with this style.

 

42. The glory

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Hassle-free this is! Trendy and modern!! The wavy pattern looks super amazing and you can opt for this as a perfect wedding reception wear.

43. Super-women

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Boss-up! The cape + shirt like blouse looks authoritative. The print looks wonderful!

 

44. The wings

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Feel like a beautiful bird when the wings of your blouse creates that edge. It’s a unique and subtle look. Goes well for the Sangeet ceremony or for your pre-wedding photoshoot.

 

45. The turquoise

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The hues are blended in so we’ll that the well-embroidered blouse with captivating handwork just oozes up its beauty. This color would go well with the Fair skin tone.

 

46. V- Deep neck

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The glossy stripes on yellow of gold just look flattering. Add on that perfect set of jewelry. Perfect!

 

47. Delights!

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This chiffon saree by Tarun Tahilani has got a well embellished glistening crystal blouse. Looks delightful!

 

48. The code

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This saree blouse design has got full sleeves and at the end, it is hooked up with a triangular design. Add in some of the best jewelry. Right there!

 

49. Knot + pom pom

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Red looks super gorgeous. Border the shape with some beautiful embroidery and add some baby pom-pom at the bottom. Checkout Red Saree Blouses.

 

50. A slight slide

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The green crepe saree is paired up with a bubblegum pink blouse which slides off one shoulder boosting the sassy quotient.

 

51. Sequins heaven

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One word for this one: Epic!

 

Final Word – Saree Blouse Designs

When getting your dream blouse stitched to make sure that it fits you well and it isn’t faded. If the saree exhibits the royalness let the blouse come under that category too. Don’t let the simple blouse Rob the beauty of the regal saree. Let the blouse work as an add-on. Choose the design on the back wisely. Make sure you invest in a good fabric that will not flare-up.

Then think about what design and cuts you would be most comfortable with showing-off. Which simply means think about what makes you feel comfortable. But, even thou’ you feel like trying something new you absolutely can. Don’t get stuck with what’s trendy but revolve your mind around the fact that what suits you and feels right for you. You can go with the design which is evergreen, heavily embroidered, or simply minimal.

We hope that the ideas sound interesting and now you can choose and make your perfect customized blouse easily. For customization of your blouse you can always contact getethnic.com

 

25 Bengali Wedding Customs & Traditions

India is a land of mixed cultures and one of the most colorful of those is the culture of Bengal. Like every state has its own set of marriage customs and rituals, Bengal too has few rituals that the whole of India finds fun and interesting. Like the ritual of holding a paan leaf before the first glance of the bride and the groom there are numerous fun and happening customs that make a Bengali wedding not only ‘larger than life’ but also unique and enjoyable.

 

Bengali wedding

Let us today explore the various major customs and rituals of a Bengali wedding. Alongside we will also guide on the outfits for each occasion of this 4-5 day long wedding.

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This will help you to conceptualize how a Bengali wedding is immensely colorful and vibrant. It will also tell you how to dress perfectly if you ever get invited to a wedding of a Bengali friend. Let us start with the pre-wedding rituals.

Pre Wedding Customs & rituals in Bengali Wedding

1. Adan Pradan – Finalization of the Date

Adan Pradan – Finalization of the Date

The extravagant Bengali wedding starts with the custom of Adan Pradan in which both the families of the bride and the groom meet to finalize the date of the wedding. This happens after the bride and the groom have liked each other and agreed to get married. Priests accompany the families as an auspicious date needs to get decided according to the Hindu panjika. Some families also exchange gifts to mark the beginning of the new relationship.

Since this is a very private affair, where usually no guests are invited, the bride and the groom usually opt for simple ethnic outfits. The outfits should not be too plain as it is still an important occasion nor should they be extremely fancy.

 

2. Ashirbaad – The Blessing

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For this ritual, the family of the groom visits the bride to shower her with blessings and gifts as a symbol of her inclusion in their family. The same is done by the bride’s family for the groom too on a different date. The bride and the groom are blessed with dhan or rice with the husk and dubyo or trefoil leaves. The gifts include gold jewellery, family heirlooms etc. The bride is expected to wear this jewellery on the wedding day. On this occasion, close friends and relatives join in and the ritual is followed by a grand lunch.

Dressing up for the occasion can be tricky as you can’t go there as a guest in your casual-wear. You need to wear a saree or a kurta meant for a day-time wedding function. The bride wears a good silk saree or a dhakai jamdani.

Some families prefer not to spend two extra days for the ashirbaad. Those families conduct this ritual on the wedding day itself, right before the rituals of the wedding night are scheduled to commence.

 

3. Aiburo-bhaat – The Last Meal as Unmarried

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This ritual involves a meal comprising of the favourite dishes of the person about to get married. This ritual takes place in the respective households of the bride and the groom on the afternoon of the day before the wedding. Aiburo means not married and bhaat means rice. So it translates as ‘the last rice taken by the person while the person is still not married’. This is usually a big affair and marks the start of the celebrations of a Bengali wedding. The Bengali bride and groom need to designate specific outfits for this occasion. Most preferred colors involve red, pink, gold etc for the bride. The groom wears a kurta and pajama. If you are a guest at an aiburo-bhaat, you may opt for a Bengal cotton sareewith zari border and motifs. Men should dress up in kurta-pajama.

 

4. Nitbor & Nitkone – Companions to the Bor and Kone

Nitbor&Nitkone – Companions to the Bor and Kone

This is a unique custom associated with the Bengali wedding. Bor means groom and kone means bride. The nitbor is a boy child who shall accompany the groom from the aiburo-bhaat till the wedding. The same is done for the bride by a little girl from the bride’s family. She is called the nitkone.

There is no known religious significance behind this custom but it becomes a source of immense joy for the girl and the boy who get chosen for these roles. Not only do they get to accompany the two most important people during the whole affair but are also showered with gifts.

 

5. Shankha-Pola – Sign of Marriage

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Apart from sindoor, a Bengali married woman usually wears bangles on both wrists made up of conch shell – shankha – and red coral –pala. A bride usually starts wearing these from the eve of the wedding. The custom is a homely one where her close family is only present.

 

6. Ganga Nimantran – Inviting the River Ganga

Ganga Nimantran – Inviting the River Ganga

Another unique ritual in a Bengali wedding is that of inviting the River Ganga. Some members of the family march towards the river while blowing conch shells. They carry items like a betel leaf, betel nut, haldi or turmeric and they also light a diya. Those who live far away from the Ganga can do the same at a nearby pond or lake.

Variations of the customs mentioned here may are definitely present. Customs may differ from family to family. Some families have the ritual of odhibash where the groom’s mother is sent symbolic gifts from the bride’s family on the eve of the wedding. Others celebrate pati-patra – a variation of adan pradan – where the families write the date and other important decisions associated with the wedding on two sheets of paper – one for each family.

 

Wedding Morning rituals in Bengali Wedding

7. Dodhi Mangal – The Day Break Meal

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The rituals of a Bengali wedding start before day-break. The bride and the groom are fed soaked flattened rice or chuda mixed with mishit doi or sweet yoghurt. This is the only proper meal that the groom and bride will be consuming till they get married. They are not supposed to consume anything except sweets and water.

 

8. Nandi Mukh – Homage to the Ancestors

Nandi Mukh – Homage to the Ancestors

This ritual involves paying homage and respect to the forefathers of the family of the bride as well as the groom. The bride and the groom sit with the eldest male member of their respective families to perform the ritual. It is a Vedic ritual that requires the involvement of a priest. The bride wears a new cotton saree for this ritual.

 

9. Gaye Holud – Smearing of the Purifying Turmeric

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This ritual of a Bengali wedding is similar to the ritual of haldi performed in north India, though there are some differences. Gaye Holud is first performed at the home of the groom at a specific auspicious time. Some of the same pasted turmeric that has been smeared on the groom’s skin is brought to the house of the bride by some members of the groom’s family. Along with that a new saree, usually a cotton one in yellow and red, is also brought for the bride. She changes into this saree and only then does the ritual of gaye holud start at the bride’s house. The fun part is that the members of the family also start smearing haldi on each other!

If you are invited for a gaye holud function, make sure you don’t wear a very expensive saree as it might get damaged by the haldi, checkout Haldi Ceremony dresses. It is preferable that you wear colors like red or yellow. Most Bengali women wear such sarees on the wedding morning. They also wear alta – a red liquid – used to create designs on the feet. The bride wears alta on her palms too. Bengali Hindus do not have the ritual of Mehendi but nowadays many brides prefer to wear mehndi over alta on their palms, checkout Mehendi ceremony dresses.

After gaye holud, the bride or groom takes a bath using water that has been brought from a nearby river or waterbody by a newly married couple from the respective families, early in the morning.

 

10. Tatta – The Gifts

Tatta – The Gifts

Bengalis exchange gifts for the wedding. These gifts include different kinds of ethnic clothes, cosmetics, toliletries and accessories for the bride and groom, clothes for the family members, clothes and toiletries for the nitbor and nitkobe, sweets, a whole fish etc. These usually come in decorated trays.

It is customary that friends and family spend days before the wedding packing and decorating these trays. The groom’s family sends these gifts to the bride’s family along with the haldi. So this is called the ‘gaye holud er tatta’. The bride’s family sends these gifts on the day of the boubhat.

 

Wedding Evening Rituals

11. Bor Boron – Welcoming the Groom

Bor Boron – Welcoming the Groom

All is calm at the house of the Bengali bride, till her groom arrives along with the bor jatri – his friends and family. The groom comes in a separate decorated car. The ritual is conducted by the bride’s mother who blesses the groom and welcomes him by lighting a lamp on a bamboo winnow or kula. She does aarti andfeeds him sweets and water.

12. Patta Bastra – The Sacred Attire

Patta Bastra – The Sacred Attire

The main Bengali weddingrituals take place under the chhadnatola or wedding mandap, which is a decorated square area or stage . Before the rituals start the groom needs to change into specific attire called the patta bastra which includes a dhoti and along piece of cloth which the groom is supposed to wrap around the upper part of the body. An elderly member of the family of the bride hands it over to the groom.

 

13. Subho Drishti – The First Auspicious Glance

Subho Drishti – The First Auspicious Glance

The Bengali wedding rituals start as the bride is brought to the chhadnatola on a pidi or low wooden stool, held by her brothers. She is taken around the groom in seven circles while she covers her face using a betel leaf. Then slowly she moves the betel leaf away from her face and the bride and the groom look at each other for the first time on the wedding day.

14. Mala Bodol – Exchange of Garlands

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Next the bride and the groom exchange garlands, thrice. A fun custom is performed at this time when friends lift the bride up so that it gets difficult for the groom to put the garland around her neck.

15. Sampradan – The Induction of the Bride into the Groom’s family

Sampradan – The Induction of the Bride into the Groom’s family

Sampradan is the Bengali counterpart of the Kanyadaan. An elderly male member of the family or the bride’s father performs the ritual which signifies handing over the daughter to the man who is about to become her husband. It also signifies a formal induction into the groom’s family and gotra. The priest chants Vedic mantras and the hand of the bride is placed on the hand of the groom.

 

16. Yagna – The Sacred Fire

Yagna – The Sacred Fire

Now, the bride and the groom sit next to each other while the priest helps them perform the yagnain front of the sacred fire. The ritual of a Bengali wedding is performed to make the God of Fire – Agni – a witness to the sacred union.

17. Saptapadi – The Seven Important Steps

Saptapadi – The Seven Important Steps

Though this ritual may sound similar to Saat Phere, it is not so! For this ritual, the bride steps on seven betel leaves placed on the ground one after the other. The groom follows while moving a nora with his feet as they move forward. A nora is a cylindrical stone used to ground spices.

Before this ritual the bride’s saree pallu is tied to the patta bastraof the groom. This tie-up is called gatchhora.

 

18. Anjali – The Offering

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An offering of puffed rice is made to the sacred fire. The bride’s brother hands her the puffed rice and the groom holds the bride’s hands from behind her while both of them slowly pour the offering into the yagna fire.

 

19. Sindoor Daan – Smearing the Vermillion

Sindoor Daan – Smearing the Vermillion

The marriage rituals conclude with the groom smearing vermillion or sindoor on the hair parting of the bride. The groom may use a kunke or rice measuring utensil, a darpan or mirror, a coin or a finger ring for the purpose – it depends on his family customs. Immediately after the sindoor daan, the bride’s head and face is covered with a new saree from the groom’s family. This saree is called the lajja-bastra.

It goes without saying that dressing on the wedding night would not be an easy task for anyone. A Bengali bride is almost always seen in a red Benarasi brocade saree, gold jewellery and a golden veil. She wears her hair in a bun adorned with flowers.

The groom wears tussardhoti and kurta before changing into the patta bastra. Bengali men, attending the wedding wear kurtas with pajamas or dhotis. A sherwani can seldom be spotted. Bengali women, be it the mother or sister of the bride or a wedding guest, all wear sarees. A lehenga is almost absent.

 

Post Wedding Rituals in Bengali Wedding

20. Bashor Jaaga– The Interactive Session

Bashor Jaaga– The Interactive Session

After the Bengali wedding ceremony, the bride and the groom take dinner with the close relatives. Then they enter a room called the bashor ghor. The sisters of the bride guard the door of the bashor ghor and they demand money from their new brother-in-law in exchange of letting him enter the room. Only after he agrees and an amount is decided, he gets the opportunity to enter the bashor ghor.

Then begins an interactive session followed by cultural activities like singing of songs etc. The bride, the groom and his friends sit on one side and the young members of bride’s family and her friends sit on the other side. Different kinds of games are also played.

21. Biday – The Farewell

Biday – The Farewell

The time of biday depends on customs specific to families. While some brides leave the paternal home early the next morning after the wedding, some families take the bride home only after sunset. This is a bittersweet moment when the bride bids farewell to her home and family. The bride and groom touch the feet of all elderly members of the bride’s family. An important part of the ritual is the bride placing some rice on the pallu of her mother just before she leaves.

22. Bodhu Baran – Welcoming the Bride Home

Bodhu Baran – Welcoming the Bride Home

As the bride steps into her new home she is first supposed to see milk being boiled in the kitchen. The rising milk that flows out of the vessel is symbolical of a household where everything is in surplus.

While the mother-in-law welcomes her with an aarti, she is required to stand with a kalash filled with waterin one hand and a particular kind of fish in the other. Then she steps on a vessel filled with alta and milk and then step on a white cloth and walk on it. The footprints on the white cloth are symbolical of the steps of Goddess Lakshmi.

 

23. Kaal Ratri – The Night of Separation

Kaal Ratri – The Night of Separation

After the bride is welcomed into the family, she and the groom seek blessings from all elders who shower them with gifts. The mother-in-law gives her a special gift – the loha – a special kind of bangle made with iron. She is supposed to wear this on her left wrist always. The loha is a very important symbol of marriage in the Bengali Hindu community. Once this ceremony is over, the bride and groom are required to stay separate. This ritual is also unique to a Bengali wedding. They are not even allowed to see each other. This night is called kaal ratri.

 

24. Bou-bhat – Acceptance of Responsibility

Bou-bhat – Acceptance of Responsibility

The next day the bride eats rice cooked in her new household. The groom offers the bride a plate full of rice and other food items. He also offers her a new saree and tells her that from now on he will take the responsibility of her food and clothes. The bride then serves payesh,that iskheer, or ghee-rice to all other members of the family.

The groom’s family arranges a big reception party on the evening of the bou-bhat, where they invite all their friends and family. The bride’s family are the guests of honor for the reception. They arrive together and are called the kone jatri. It is at this time that they bring the tatta from their side. Along with everything else, the bride’s family is also supposed to bring a tray of floral ornaments for the bride and a bowl of khoi or puffed rice and sweet yoghurt.

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The bride wears sarees for this occasion too but nowadays brides are breaking the rules and wearing lehengas too. As a guest, you can experiment with your clothing for the reception. While majority of the guests were ethnic clothes, some also wear western dresses or ethnic gowns etc

 

25. Phool-sajya–The Night of Union

After the guests leave and the bride and the groom take their dinner with the groom’s family, comes the time for the last custom of a Bengali wedding. Phool-sajya translates to a bed of flowers. The bed in the room of the newly married couple is decorated with flowers for the occasion. The bride changes into a cotton saree and wears floral jewellery and the groom changes into a cotton kurta-pajama.

Suhagraat Bed

All these clothes and floral jewellery come as part of the tatta brought by the bride’s family. Then they eat the khoi or puffed rice with sweet yoghurt, also brought by the bride’s family. After this, the new couple is allowed to spend the night together.

 

Final Word – Bengali Wedding Culture and Traditions

A Bengali wedding has numerous rituals but each of them is of some social significance. If you ever get to be a part of a Bengali wedding, we canpromise you that you will be having the time of your life. We have also guided you on the attires associated with each function. Check out our website for exclusive options for Custom Made Indian Wedding Wear:

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17 Stunning Half Saree/Langa Voni – Understanding Half Saree

“Half Saree” or “Langa Voni” or Half & Half Saree” has been in fashion for very long but it’s reviving and trending to new highs.

Its very popular amongst South Indian women but the North Indians are also catching up quickly with Half Saree trend. Sometimes its also refer as a “two-piece Saree”, “Half Lehenga” or “Lehenga Saree”! South Indians adorably call the Half Saree as a Langa Voni (in AP/Telangana), also as Langa Davani (in Karnataka) and Pattu Pavadai Dhavani (in Tamil Nadu)!

Phew! So many names of a single product! It’s simply amazing 🙂

Half Saree or Langa Voni

 

There are myriad options to drape a saree. You may like taking the Pallu in a Bengali manner or you may love styling the saree Gujrati way. Women look gorgeous in any kind of Saree style. Period! Here we are going to elaborate more on what Half saree is and will clip down some inspiration to help you out with adding the same to your wish list.

Firstly, let’s understand what is Half Saree?

When you opt for a half saree you will notice two contrast colors blending through. Above waist of a Half Saree or Langa Voni is closer to a regular saree with blouse & pallu and below waist is closer to a lehenga with less flares. Pallu is neatly wrapped on the waist with other end on the shoulder.

The magnificent Half Saree or Langa Voni as you may have noticed consists of three divided parts. What are they?

  • Skirt – Without pleats (mainly) but flare pattern could vary.
  • Pallu – The Pallu is wrapped around the hips and goes on one shoulder.
  • Blouse – Could be a sleeve or sleeveless blouse.

Both the Color and fabrics which are used in making the skirt, Blouse and Pallu are ideally made into contrast details. Bold colors are chosen and kept contrast to emboss the true sense of Half Saree.

 

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As everything takes its time and evolves into something more different. The Half Saree is no exception. As the Half Saree looks quirky and unique the younger generation loves this style the most. Especially for the young girls who want the Saree look and don’t want to mess up with the wrap then this type of Saree is the most ideal.

 

Whats the difference between Lehenga and Half Saree?

They look kind of similar. Right? Well, not really when you take a deeper look!

Lehenga and Half Saree are very different from each other as in Lehenga there is choli or Blouse paired with a Lehenga Skirt with no pallu which are worn separately but in Half Saree you have a pallu which goes over the blouse paired with a skirt. The drape pattern of both lehenga and Half Saree is very different giving it a different looks all together.

Lehenga has the vibe of North India while Half Saree is something which aligns with South Indian culture.

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If you have been watching South Indian movies or you have already watched SRKs and Deepika starring Chennai Express then you might have seen the attire too.

Half saree

You can also notice some upcoming trends in the Half Saree as well, such as fluted skirts and multi-pleated. You can also pair them with South Indian jewelry. The Half-saree promotes lots of experiments and you may find that wonderful.

They say that the fabric which is in net, faux Georgette crepe is much more tried by the buyers. You may love that fabric too. Also to name a few more Viscose, art silk, faux chiffon, Brasso, velvet, and more are some amazing choices.

There are lots of other elements in it which are the embellishments over it. Zari work, patch border work, stonework can uplift the whole vibe of the Half Saree making it look bolder due to various hues in it. You may also like the Kaanjivaram style add on to it.

 

 1. The green paradise

You would look like a flower in this kind of tone setting. The Pleated skirt is simply gorgeous while the Pallu in Pink looks wonderful. The belt has lots of handworks done and looks good when belted over the Banarasi silk skirt.

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The blouse you see in a red tone is a brocade handworked. Perfect! You may also like to hook on some Latkans which can look super-sassy.

What do you think of it? Let us know.

2. Blue & Golden

Golden and blue doesn’t look bad. If your bridesmaids are opting for something like this. This can be the one.

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3. Deep greenish tones

This classy pick is the complete awesomesauce you can grab for your D-Day. You might love adding some more layers to it or keep it this way. Very perfect for some Sangeet-like rituals.

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It’s super convenient to wear and you will look like a princess who will be turning into a Queen. Got you! The Pleated skirt goes well with an undertone greenish border. Make it look more South Indian by embracing the jewelry. Pro tip: Pin it up well!

Basically, Zari work done right on the correct hue looks super gorgeous.

 

4. Flip it up!

You may like styling a fancy blouse this way. You may love giving it a shot. The starry Pleated pleasant skirt catches our attention as the pink Pallu floats over. Braid up your hair or let it loose. Looks super amazing!

pink Pallu half saree

 

5. Orange – Intense 

Make the sleeves a few inches longer and let the beauty of fresh orange ooze through you. The mixy print of the skirt paired with a single tone of sunset yellow looks stunning.

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6. The only orange

The perfect spring color to grab for the wedding season. Allow the zest of the mystic orange fragrance to vibe up with you. Opt for a kamarbandh and if you like to go a pitch extra with the blouse fabric. Cool!

 

7. The sea blue

Both cooler tones but yet contrast look super pretty. It does look like a fairy in a tale. Dreamy! You may pair it with defining jewelry. If you have a fair skin tone shades like this will make you appear more elegant.

sea blue color half saree

Pin it up to your Pallu and roam around on the Haldi ceremony. Well, if you like you can go with a Zardozi work on the Pleated skirt or just some little embossed glitter. It looks dope!

 

8. Creamy white!

The grandiose aura of this Half-saree is drop-dead gorgeous. The purity of the white blazes out in a soft tone and the pink Pallu appears to be a perfect contrast.

Creamy white half saree

The skirt does have the amazing border and the Latkan creates the jazzy feel while you walk. Opt for a kamarbandh which looks kind of traditional. Drape around and pin it up. This is the legit hassle-free look. Super-beautiful!

 

9. Dark Pink

What uplifts this look is the bright + matte Pink blouse. The velvety texture appears adorable and the white Pleated skirt looks cute. Simply cute! We recommend to tie up your hair in a french bun and go total South Indian style by adorning a beautiful floral gajra. You are a perfect bride!

Dark Pink half saree

Well, while you are getting ready totally just like a South Indian bride you will remember Alia Bhatt from the movie 2 States. Get that South Indian vibe. Moody, floaty and cute!

Pairing up beautiful accessories can leave you confused. You may keep the accessories minimal and still look gorgeous.

 

10. The Ultra-green jam

The deep green color goes well with a blouse and a Pleated skirt. Dark colors look good mainly in Autumn, Right? Pink Zari borders may look edgy and you may opt for a creamy looking Pallu. Pin it upright and adore the pink border over the Pallu as well. When you’ll pin that Pallu right that will create a structure.

To make the attire look and feel more hassle-free you may tie up a Kamarbandh. Simple! Play with your eye makeup and get that precious jhumkaas on. Pro tip: Don’t forget to place that cute little bindi on your forehead. Let it sparkle!

Ultra-green jam half saree

So, if you are a new age bride you may love wearing lightweight half saree with simplistic designs & hues. Build up the fashionista within you and grab your favorite pair of Jutees or Sandal. If you are arranging a destination wedding and the temperature is a bit high, set your mood right by grabbing a mist. Taa-daaa!

 

11.Yellow and pink!

Pair the same with the mango yellow and the white creamy tone. Follow the drape and wrap it up neatly. The elaborative yellow borders look fantastic. The zig-zag border over the Pallu looks captivating. Opt for a choker and just be in a moment. Enjoy!

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12. Red & Yellow

The dashy scoop of the yellow and red looks auspicious. On point!! This is the recipe for the best styling for your D-Day. The shimmery nature of the fabric looks awesome. The festive mode switches on instantly when you get this ensemble on. Pair it with temple Jewelry pieces.

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 13. All colors in between

Cheer up as the color gets on board. The border on this Half Saree is wide and colorful. If you want to escape the stereotypical two-color Half Saree you may love this style. The Pallu is pinned up neatly which is golden. Put on everything! The beat of this ensemble is upbeat. Pair the Pallu with a beautiful Kamarbandh to keep it from falling. A simple hassle-free look. Yes!

Langa Voni

 

 14. The one and only

The pleats of the skirt are neat. The fabric is polished and looks stunning. The borders and blouse are pink in tone and oomphs up the look with the hint of green.

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 15. One more dash

The two colors look super. The violet with orange is the insta-zestful ensemble. A perfect color therapy to go for. The orange Pallu has nice borders. The shimmery feel and the silk fits perfectly and manages to embrace your features. Perfect look!

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16. The intense maroon

A perfect to-be-ensemble for the Haldi ceremony. It’s lightweight and simply looks classy. Savage! The elegant golden borders look precise. The same golden border and the plain orange Pallu levels up the whole vibe. Have some intrinsic jewelry on and have fun.

Langa Voni

It’s simple yet classy and apt for a Haldi ceremony.

17. The yellow

This might seem a bit different from the rest because of the black Pallu wrapping so gorgeously. The borders of the Pleated skirt look super stunning. If you are the bride who likes to wear black all the time and you are not the one who has that inclination towards pink that you can opt for this style. Black with yellow!

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You can make sure that your ensemble stays perfect by pinning it up with beautiful customized fancy pins and get creative with it. You can bring that beautiful Gajra in front from both sides. Super cute!

You are about to look like an Insta-worthy bride. Perfect in every sense!

 

Final Word – Half Saree or Langa Voni

The color combination is always contrast. So, what combination you need to look for. We know that might seem a bit of confusing and we are here to help you out with the combo of colors which you can choose from. You may later churn all the options and reach to a single one. The legit color combo is green and pink.

The green color if worn as a Pallu look quite refreshing. And yes! Even we speak about the green color you may choose something in a different green tone. And to make the attire more feminine at pleats of pink. Now! Pink can go on a little undertone or too dark and that is also dependent on which green shade you have chosen.

Make sure that these two color combo enhances your feature and makes you look elegant. There are lots of shades which can cut some inches of your waistline and if you want to look a bit slimmer. Opt for darker shades to wrap around your waistline if you desire to fade some inches. Pro tip! But, even tho’ you have to embrace it that’s all good.

All the context behind Half Saree is to use two completely opposite colors just the way you are completely opposite to your to-be-hubby. Opposites attract & that creates a great rapport + balance and that’s the gist of Half Saree. Now you get it completely!

You can also opt for Kanjivaram Silk Saree if you are looking to wear a tradition saree.

 

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