6:59 AM 2/5/2022
Bride dresses are very expensive in these days where some designer Bridal sarees used to coast a fortune. Tamil and Sinhala Brides mostly use these Bridal sarees on their wedding occasion. Sri Lanka Muslim Brides too use sequen sarees with lot of shinning ornaments made by local designers. Wedding day is the big day for all the Sri Lanka girls. Their wedding dress, makeup and the hair style are of their dream of many years. Normally a Tamil girl's wedding Sari may coast around Rs 100,000/- Rs 400,000/- in Sri Lanka.
Young girls at their marriage age, used to memorize all the TV programs that run wedding shows. Also their friends wedding day and their relatives' weddings are well observed and they used to plan it in their imagination for their one. Lot of unmarried girls used to visit wedding planning shows that usually take place at the BMICH every year. They will have already planned who will be their makeup artist for the function. Also what color they have to wear on that day for the religious ceremony, religious wedding and for the wedding registration. For the home coming function,
One Tamil bride has to select dresses for the following events that are related to her wedding..
Red and Yellow colors are considered as Tamils traditional colors for to express happiness and joy. So, her saree for the "Thaalee" (A married woman's visible identity) wearing moment will be and must be a Red Indian Tanjavoor silk saree which is called as "koorai saree". This used to be a hand woven expensive designer saree with plenty of art work that will make it elegant. This she will keep as her best thing, and will wear in all forthcoming religious days and ceremonial events of heir's and her relatives.
This saree price used start from a price of US$ 600 to US$5,000. Tamil Brides used to wear a 'Inaik koorai"(a secondary silk saree normally yellow color) to go to the wedding stage (manavarai).In the recent times Tamil girls too had changed a lot. For the wedding day they used to ask professional tailors to cut and stitch their blouse with latest design and back cut of it with low, window or band design.
Most of the Indian sarees comes with a piece of the same material for to make blouse for the wearer. Beware some shop keepers used to stitch the blouse piece in the sari. So check it goo whether the blouse piece with or without stitch to the saree.
Many families used to travel to Madras from Colombo to buy their wedding saree as it is very cheap to get them from there. There are wedding saree available from North India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and they are not preferred by the Sri Lanka Tamil people as they much respect the Tamil traditional Thanjavoor bridal saree as the bride's dress for the occasion.
Wedding Sarees in Jaffna.