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When you look at a stunning South Indian bride, do you wonder what makes her look so special? Is it the intricate 22-carat gold jewellery adorning her body or is it her dark tresses tied together with beautiful jasmine gajras making her smell heavenly? Or is it her priceless designer Kanjivaram saree that looks a bit different from most bridal outfits? 

We, at WeddingBazaar, have spent a lot of time studying her beauty and observing how brides from all over the country dress, and we've finally figured out what makes South Indian brides stand out more than the others. It is, in fact, her choice of outfit- A Saree Lehenga (or a Lehenga Saree or Pattu half-saree, as some like to call it). 

Now we know as future brides, you're always looking left, right and centre for your bridal outfit inspiration. If you're looking to take things up a notch with your wedding outfit while still sticking to the traditional ways of dressing up, then this is where you need to be! Check out our list of inspiring saree lehengas designs for your wedding, that will make for a fantastic addition to your bridal trousseau

Best Saree Lehenga Designs For The Off-Beat Brides

For years now, South Indian brides have brought forward some of the most exquisite saree lehenga designs for us to admire. Honestly, there's nothing more elegant and awe-inspiring than a bride in an elegant saree lehenga, paired with beautiful family heirlooms. And they're probably the best way to say yes to both a saree and a lehenga at the same time! Scroll down to check out our roundup of some of the most amazing and hassle-free Pattu sarees for brides who are getting married soon! 

1. A Vivid Magenta & Golden Half Saree

This magenta and golden half-saree is sure to add a glow to your face and is perfect for your Pellikuthuru or Mehendi ceremony!

2. A Dark Green Half Saree With Pink Borders

We are mesmerized by this traditional green and pink half saree and also this heartwarming mother-daughter picture!

3. A Vivid Contrast Pattu Half Saree

This light green-blue half saree with bright red-orange borders is the perfect summer wedding outfit!

4. Vibrant Half Sarees

Take a look at these beautiful women wearing the prettiest half-sarees in rich shades and get inspired!

Must Read: 30+ South Indian Couples Who Colour Coordinated Their Outfits Like A Pro!

5. White & Purple Half Saree

This white and purple half-saree with golden details is perfect for a modern bride who wants her bridal outfit to be both traditional and modern. 

6. Fluorescent Green & Pink Half Saree

We cannot take our eyes off this lightweight fluorescent green and pink half-saree!

7. Bright Coral Half Saree

Let this bright half-saree with hues of orange inspire your summer wedding outfit!

8. Yellow & Purple Contrast Half Saree

This yellow and purple contrast half-saree makes for such a vibrant Mehendi outfit!

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9. Lilac & Red Half Saree

This vibrant red and lilac half saree is giving us major lehenga-saree goals!

10. Sky Blue & Purple Half Saree

Check out this gorgeous sky blue and purple half saree for your Sangeet night!

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11. Pink & Blue Half Saree

How cool and refreshing is this sky-blue half saree with pink borders! It is just perfect for your Mehendi ceremony!

12. Yellow, Red & Green Half Saree

We love this voluminous yellow, red and green half saree for your Pellikuthuru or Haldi ceremony!

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13. White & Red Half Saree

This red and white saree is so beautiful in all its simplicity. We recommend it for your engagement ceremony!

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14. Colourful Half Saree

These colourful half sarees are perfect for any pre-wedding function to add a glow to your face and liven up the atmosphere!

15. Green & Golden Half Saree

This green and golden half saree looks so fresh and is perfect for your summer wedding!


16. Red & White Half Saree

This simple red and white half saree looks so simple and sublime! It's perfect for your pre-wedding festivities!

17. Green & Blue Half Saree

This green and blue half saree looks so soothing and pretty for a summer or monsoon wedding!

18. Pretty Lime Green & Pink Pattu Saree For Engagement Ceremony 

This bride's stunning lime green and pink lehenga saree is a mesmerising bridal outfit idea worth pinning!

19. GORG Magenta Lehenga Saree With A Touch of Rose Gold!

We're in love with this gorgeous magenta saree with a touch of rose gold paired with a wide-neck simple blouse and some fine jewellery! Oh! Don't forget to twirl, girl!

20. A Regal Purple-Red Saree Lehenga With A Golden Work

This regal purple and red saree lehenga is a piece worth bookmarking for all the brides to be out there. 

21. Confused Between A Saree & A Lehenga? 🥻 Wear Both Of Them Together! 

Want a hassle-free way to dress up in a Pattu half sarees? This ensemble with a beaded blouse is admirable beyond imagination. 

22. Looking For A Saree Lehenga in Hues Of Pink? This Bridal Wear Outfit To Your Rescue!

A rough pink saree lehenga with a beige puffed sleeve blouse is one of the best saree ideas for a wedding reception

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23. Obsessed With Red Pattu Half-Saree? This Bride Who Wore It Beautifully!

Looking for something suitable for your D-Day? Check out this charming red saree lehenga with a heavy pallu and contrasting blouse. 

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24. Or, How About This Hot Pink Lehenga Saree That Is Giving Us Major #SareeLehenega Goals?

Nothing will dazzle more than an attractive hot pink lehenga saree with hints of gold and yellow for your wedding day. 

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25. Don't Know What To Wear For Your Peppy Mehndi Function? This Outfit is The One For You...

With the right mix of yellow off-white and pink, this is one the best South Indian bride's saree lehenga designs for a peppy Mehendi function!

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26. Glow Up With This Sunny Yellow Lehenga Saree That is 🤩 

Want to pull off a sunny yellow with off-white on your wedding day? Choose a saree lehenga in those shades!

27. Silver & Yellow Never Looked This Good Together!

Have you ever seen something so serene? Bring out your inner goddess with a charming mix of silver and light yellow in the form of a pattu half-saree lehenga. 

28. You Can Also Wear An Embroidered Pattu Saree With A Dazzling Temple Jewellery!

We're huge fans of this outfit that meshes stone blue, orange and salmon pink with golden embroidery done so perfectly.

29. A Detailed Sangeet Ensemble For Your Bridal Trunk

Pick a baby pink-coloured, hand-embroidered, saree lehenga for your sangeet ceremony and dazzle everyone with your finesse. 

30. Quintessential! A Graceful Red Saree Paired With Statement Pearl Jewellery That is 💖

There's nothing more graceful than a pure red saree lehenga with statement-making pearl jewellery as your wedding day attire. 

Also Read: 12 Hacks To Maintain Your Kanjeevaram Saree Post-Wedding

31. And, We Are Drooling Over This South Indian Blogger Who Also Wore A Stunning Half-Saree Lehenga! 

Trendy South Indian blogger, Sam Reddy, and her sisters showcased some of the more exquisite saree lehenga designs and we're starstruck by the colours and jewels on them!

32. Entrepreneur Tia Bhuva Also Showed Us How To Wear A Pattu Saree Like A Boss!

Tia Bhuva, being a pro at draping sarees, shows us how it's done with this wonderful and uniquely draped saree lehengas. 

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33. Or, How About This Stunning Pink Outfit For The Pellikuthuru Ceremony?

This vibrant lehenga saree is a major minimal wedding outfit goal. We suggest you get yourselves something as bright and lively as her saree lehenga!

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34. In Love With Black? Wear This Elegant Saree Lehenga & Thank Us Later :) 

Want to set a statement with your outfit? Check out this phenomenal black lehenga saree for brides that will leave everyone in awe.

35. A Divine Peach Saree Lehenga For Brides

Brides, get your hands on a pretty peach Pattu saree lehenga with silver embroidery and zari work for a day-time function. Thank us later ;)

36. A Bubblegum Pink Saree Lehenga For Your Mehendi

If you're into peppy and vibrant colours like bright pink and orange, then choose something similar to this bride, who is completely slayed with her look. 

37. An Off-White Lehenga Saree With A Pretty Wide Border

Need something more subtle yet pleasing to the eyes, try something on the more off-white side with a wide border, like this saree lehenga design. 

38. Scintillating Silk Saree Lehenga That is Pleasing To The Eyes!

Pleasing to the eyes and graceful in every way, this scintillating silk saree lehenga is what every bride should include in her wardrobe. 

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39. Electrifying Green & Pink South Indian Saree Lehenga Design

Be the trendy South Indian bride in an electrifying pink and green saree lehenga design.

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40. Elegant Red & Brown Saree Lehenga With Intricate Embroidery 

Looking for an elegant saree lehenga? This South Indian bride looks stunning in this red and brown outfit. 


Have you bookmarked your favourite Saree Lehenga Designs? Comment and let us know what kind of fashion ideas you want to see from us next!

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