Out of the many things, celebrating your wedding with full grandeur is what binds all the communities across the world. Indian weddings are famous for their extra celebrations and high-end weddings. Be it the destination weddings, a church wedding, a Punjabi wedding, or a Muslim wedding, marriages are all about the glitz and glamour. And what wedding is going to be complete without the trendiest and glittering outfits of the couple and the family?
If you are looking for the best options to buy your Bridal wear or Perfect outfit from, then you’ve stumbled upon the right article. With the wedding season approaching, we’ve curated this ultimate guide to buying wedding gowns, sarees, and lehengas of every size, budget, and tradition. Whether you are the bride or bride’s family member, this guide will help you solve your queries. Without wasting much time, let’s take a look.
Before directly diving into the shops or the sites to find your perfect outfit, you need to envision your dream outfit. Don’t get confused with the multitude of options. Make a list of the things you need and do your research. Look for the trendy designs on Internet, decide on the kind of accessories, shortlist some colours and mark your budget. All these tips will come in handy and help you in making your final decision.
Places to Shop From
1. Delhi: The Hub of Shopping
Delhi should be your first stop on the wedding shopping destinations. Everyone is well aware of the options and varieties Delhi shops have for every bride out there. Delhi has plenty to offer for any wedding buying budget, with a large selection of designer labels, local craftspeople, and stores that can duplicate your ideal designer gown for a fraction of the price. Home to the famous Chandni Chowk, there are plenty of stops to make in the city
a) Chandni Chowk Shops – Consists of the oldest and most well-known places that will not disappoint you, be it the bridal red lehenga or floral pastel looks, this place has got you covered.
- Om Prakash Jawahar Lal
- Shrangar Delhi
Price Range – 60k and upwards
b) Karol Bagh – Be it the very famous Frontier Bazarr or Kala Shree store, this is a place to visit for bridal trousseau shopping!
Price Range – 25k and above
Other stops include Lajpat Nagar, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar, Hauz Khas, etc. Prices may vary from 30k to 1 lakh and above.
2. Mumbai: For the Fashionista in you
There is something for every budget when it comes to bridal shopping in Mumbai. You may visit some of the greatest luxury designers, such as Sabyasachi and Tarun Tahiliani, or go to Roopkala and Seasons for a more affordable alternative.
Location: You can find raw fabrics at Buleshwar and Crawford Market, Budget shopping at Roopkala and Roop Milan stores, David & Co. at Dhobitalao for white wedding gowns, Nalli Stores for silk, chiffon, and georgette sarees, and Kala Godha for all the designer stores.
Price Range – Starting from 20k to 2lakhs and above depending on the store.
3. Hyderabad: The Nawabi Opulence
If you’re looking for a royal trousseau, this is the place to go. It’s no secret that South India is wealthy in terms of culture and art. And Hyderabad can provide you with the opulent wedding attire you’ve always desired.
Locations: Banjara Hills and Jubilee hills for budget as well as high-end shopping
Price Range – From 10k to 70k and above
4. Chennai: Choice of Traditional and Culture
Best to shop for the South Indian Kanchipuram Sarees and filler coffee. The traditional South Indian bridal appearance is completed by the real silk cloth, exquisite gold and silver patterns, and matching golden jewellery.
Location: T. Nagar is your one-stop destination for your shopping
Price Range – 5k-15k and above
5. Bangalore: The Modern Bride Vibe
Bengaluru would provide you with a lot of options. There is a lot to choose from when it comes to wedding buying, from low-cost street shopping to the most exclusive and pricey brands. Not to mention a fantastic selection of sarees and indo-western attire.
Location: Indiranagar, Orion Mall, UB City, and Brigade Road to find some of the finest tailors and designer boutiques
Price Range – 20k and above
If you have a high-end budget and are looking for some amazing designer wedding outfits then Bollywood favourites such as Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Anita Dongre, and Manish Malhotra would not disappoint you. If you’ve grown watching Bollywood brides in those extensive outfits looking regal, then these designer’s studios should be your go-to stop.
‘Soltee’ by Sulakshana Monga also provides different and unique styles to the bride. From embroidered lilacs to multi-coloured pattern lehenga cholis to the stunning golden metallic lehenga choli, there’s something for everyone. Sulakshana Monga is for the bride who enjoys trying out new looks. They have online stores as well as couture in multiple cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc.
Price Range –
- Monga and Sabyasachi- 1.5 lakh and above
- Manish Malhotra- 4 lakh and above
7. Online Stores
Don’t want to leave travel for shopping or is online shopping more of your thing? Don’t worry, we’ve got a list of the best online stores to shop for your dream outfit. Online sites like Manyavar, kalkifashion and azafashion that even have Sabyasachi designs as well will help you to achieve the look of your dreams. The outfits can be customized to your needs. Sites like aishwaryadesignstudio also provide the best-looking outfits in every price range possible. E-commerce sites like Myntra and amazon will help you if you are on a very tight budget.
8. Instagram Stores
Another best option in online shopping is Instagram. The social media platform houses some of the greatest boutiques and designer stores.
a) Ayush Kejriwal Designs (@designersyushkejriwal)
Kanjeeveram is one of the most popular south Indian wedding themes. Ayush Kejriwal reinvents Kanjeeveram silk with his unique spin in sarees, lehengas, and gowns. Price Range- 20k- 3lakhs
b) Rianta’s Official Label ( @riantasofficial)
Perfect for the Indian skin tone, an Indian wedding is incomplete without the pink shade of dress worn by the bride. Rianta’s official has brought a lovely set of dark pink Anarkali lehengas. The heavy patterns, gorgeous embroidery on the choli, and the front slit make it both fashionable and comfortable. It is also ideal for Mehendi, sangeet, and Roka ceremonies.
c) Twisted Threads (@twisted_threads)
This page gives you the perfect Bollywood bride’s vibe with the pastel lehengas. Yellow lehenga choli for Haldi and flower pattern dress. These are also perfect for the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Hope this will be helpful in your venture to find the perfect dress for your big day!