Which also happens to be the first sari I've ever owned...
For those of you who don't know me I am an American who moved to India to marry her Indian fiance. We are having two ceremonies, one in court and one in church later (we are both Christians). I'm wearing a western gown for church, but as it would be bizarre to wear it to court and I don't have it yet besides, I decided to get an inexpensive sari for court... I haven't bought one yet but wanted to anyway, just to have, and went out yesterday to get one...
And I ended up getting two gorgeous ones (buy one get one free sale) for 1299 rupees (about $26).
Now that doesn't include the petticoat and while it does include blouse material, it's both not made yet and will need to be lined. We'll be going to a tailor next weekend.
So here is the sari I'll be wearing as a lovely bride:
it's far more ornate than I expected and I'm delighted
(And here's the one I got for free!)
"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." -Isaiah 61:10 NKJV