Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂
Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family for your wedding) and your wari (clothes from the boys family).
I had always, always loved this sari by Karma from the moment I first came across it years ago:
When I was at their studio ordering my wedding dress, I saw it there, I think it was about $800, if I recall correctly, (but dont quote me).
So, I decided to give the picture (I had printed pics of all the outfits I liked and took them with me to Pakistan) to a shop called Emaans in Liberty to have them make it. The uncle their was very nice and was boasting at how they were experts at making designer copies lol, I do recall they had a spot on HSY outfit on display. So, I gave them the picture and picked out the green and red colours that I wanted which were a bit more muted than in the picture. When I got the sari, I was quite happy with their work, the only thing that wasn’t right was that the sari blouse was way too big so I had to get it adjusted here. Anyway here’s what the sari ended up like, that I just wore to the wedding!:
I got the set made from Afzal Jewelers in Liberty as well, which was a fun afternoon of looking through hundreds of sets while being fed lots of snacks and chai:
Wishing you all a new year filled with health and happiness, inshallah, and to all the 2014 brides, happy planning!
10 thoughts on “Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari”
You look stunning! and your saree is gorgeous, you can’t even see that it’s a replica…. Next time I visit Pakistan I need to go to that store with all of my designer print-outs hahaha! 😀
Thank you!! Ya I was pretty impressed with their copy cat ability lol!
Your blog is awesome – so helpful!! Thanks for sharing your tips and experiences – I was so lost until I stumbled upon your blog!!! JazakAllah Khair.
One question – how long did it take uncle to create your beautiful replica sari?
Hey Sonia! Aw thanks I’m glad its helpful, I know when I was planning I was looking for something! I think it took him about 10 days, definitely less than two weeks because I remember giving it to him later in the month and we were leaving before the end, so he was pretty timely with it! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! 🙂
This blog is amazing! I really love your choice of outfits and your wedding looked beautiful! Thank you so much for all the tips 🙂
I was wondering if you had any of the contact details for emaan’s to make some orders? Or if you knew of any other shops that could be contacted from abroad to make some orders. The saree is done so well!
Hey Sanaa, thanks so much!! I know I posted one of the shops contact details on my blog and I can try to find the others!!
Congratulations! Thank you for blogging about your wedding…it’s informative and fun to read. You’re such a doll! I’m getting married this year and wondering if you can offer any gift ideas for the in-laws? Thanks!!
Hello! Thanks so much, and congratulations!!! Re: gift ideas: saris, perfume sets, cosmetic sets, and jewelry, for the men: shalwar kameez, cologne sets, cuff links, watches, wallets, leather gooods…of course all just ideas, it all depends on your budget and what you (your family) think is right!