Tamil Bridal Sarees are synonymous with Pattu sarees collections. In Tamil Nadu, bridal sarees are taken seriously where none wants to compromise with the quality. The sentimental saree is expected to stand for generations. When the grooms family is purchasing the saree, the ladies of the grooms family take along the bride while shopping. In recent decades most of the middle class and upper middle class families opt for full zari saris. The colour of the saree is usually in one of the tones of red.
Tamil Bridal Sarees are expected to be heavy. It is prestigious to have a bridal saree with five to seven threads per weave. Such sarees are obtained in pattu sarees collections like parampara or samudrika pattu collections. The bridal sarees have temple border and scenes from Indian mythology in their pallu. They may have figurines of Hindu angels, mainly Krishna or other aesthetic figures like swan, peacock and parrot among many others. The texture of the pattu sarees are also expected to be fine and smooth.
Tamil Bridal Sarees are also located through online sources. Non Resident Indians who get married outside Tamil Nadu shop through the virtual shops available in the cyberspace and get married the Tamil way. Kanjeevaram and Tirubuvanam are places where affluent Tamil families visit and place orders for the bridal saree which is supposed to be exclusive. Other bridal functions like reception and housewarming are done with sarees from Vastrakala or other thematic sarees available at leading textile showrooms which are making waves in the Pattu sarees section.