Pre-Wedding Planning

Shopping for Your Wedding in Chandni Chowk? Here is the Ultimate #SSShoppingGuide!

Shivani Singh, 22 Jan 2020

 

With narrow streets that are constantly bustling with shoppers and shopkeepers, this place is a one-stop-shop for #everythingweddingsChandni Chowk is a name synonymous with weddings and this part of Delhi boasts an old-world charm, offering you options in bridal shopping, food hogging, historic sightings, etc. For many brides, this is the mecca for wedding shopping in a budget and for us, it's a treasure hunt where you will find stunning jewellery pieces, accessories and bridal lehengas for your pre and post-wedding functions with (replica of Sabyasachi lehengas too) in your budget! 

As being one of the oldest markets in the Delhi, Chandni Chowk sees a heavy footfall every day, with most looking to embellish their weddings in exquisite possessions acquired from this market. However, due to this very reason, it is necessary to understand all the know-hows of this incredible shopping destination.

Brides! Honestly it can be quite nerve-wracking if you go into Chandni Chowk without really knowing where you’ll get what. But we’re here to help you out so that you don’t end up wandering into these streets lost and clueless. From how to get there, to where to buy from and what to eat, we have you covered! 

Chandni Chowk Wedding Shopping Guide

How To Reach Chandni Chowk?

Reaching Chandni Chowk is not that big of a task. However, since the streets in Old Delhi are always brimming with traffic and the 'galis' of this shopping destination are narrow, it’s best to avoid driving down there. You will face an issue of parking here so it’s best to either take a cab or the metro. In case if you plan to travel by metro, get down at any of these three stations: Chandni Chowk Metro Station (Yellow Line), Lal Quila (Violet Lines), Jama Masjid (Violet Line). There are e-rickshaws always available on the main road, so if your destinations are farther than walking distance, then opt for those. Furthermore, the best way to commute inside these narrow lanes is on foot and be careful of your belongings as pickpocketing is a common problem at this shopping hub of Delhi.  

 

Where To Buy What From Chandni Chowk For Your Wedding

Now that you’ve reached your destination, it’s important to figure out that which popular wedding stores in Chandni Chowk you want to visit. Chandni Chowk is a giant maze of lanes and bylanes. And sometimes you may need to head from one edge of the market to the other. So, here are the specific areas you need to cover for your wedding shopping. 

Bridal Outfits

If you’re wondering where to buy wedding lehenga in Chandni Chowk, the options are endless. However, we recommend one area in general. When you go straight from Chandni Chowk metro station, after crossing the Azad Park area, you will end up in the busy lanes of Katra Neel Marg. From bridal lehengas to gowns, suits and sarees, this is the right market area for you. In fact, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride can also buy their desired outfits from this side of the market, as options of wedding outfits are ample. 

Another amazing place to check out for copies of famous designer wear and buy cheap lehenga in Chandni Chowk is the Chor Bazaar, which can be found near Jama Masjid.  

For brides looking to customise their own outfits with raw textile material, Fatehpuri Market is the ideal option for you. This market will list you an endless number of bridal stores that sell all kinds of bulk textiles for clothes. 

In case if you're looking for specific shops in Chandni Chowk where you can purchase bridal lehengas and other outfits along with a price range, then don't forget to BOOKMARK 15 Best Bridal Lehenga Shops in Chandni Chowk for Every Budget!

Bridal Jewellery

After you've scouted the best store in Chandni Chowk to buy your bridal lehenga, it's time to move onto the next item on your checklist. The second thing everyone looks for in Chandni Chowk is dazzling bridal jewellery within a budget. Head towards Chandni Chowk metro station in an e-rickshaw and after you cross Kacha Bagh, you will reach the Kucha Mahajani Market. Known for its bountiful jewellery stores, this lane will have you in awe. From gorgeous meenakari sets to stunning heavy rani haars, this is your ideal stopover for bridal jewellery. #Bridesmaids take note! This is also the place where you will find cheap yet beautiful earrings and necklaces for your bestie’s upcoming wedding!  

Here’s a list of a few bridal jewellers you must check out in this side of the market:

1. Haryana Jewellers

This is one of the oldest jewellery stores of the market. Best known for their traditional Kundan and Polki jewellery, Haryana Jewellers offers many options in contemporary jewellery. 

Contact: 01123993777

Address: 157/1124, 1st floor, Kutcha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006

Price Range: On Request

2. Johri Jaipur Wala

Whether it's a contemporary set of diamonds or polki or an elaborate choker, Johri Jaipur Wala shop has a variety that is matchless. You’ll be spoilt for choices, so make sure you have an idea of what you need to buy. 

Contact: 01123934281

Address: 1167, Kucha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006

Price Range: On Request

3. ND Diamond & Jewels

With endless options in silver and diamonds, the designs from ND Diamond & Jewels quaint showroom are heavy yet contemporary. Though they’ve been in this market since 2007, their service to brides has been so exquisite that they’ve grown extremely popular within 11 years and ensure that every bride looks charming wearing their ornaments. 

Contact: 01130096010

Address: 1165/1103, New Building, 1st Floor, Kucha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk, Delhi 110006

Price Range: Rs. 10,000 onwards

4. Jindal Jewellers

Since the year 1994, Jindal Jewellers has offered the most gorgeous collections of bridal jewellery. Their collection includes various types of wedding jewellery, in a variety of styles and designs, such as rings, mangal sutras, nose pins, tanmaniya, rani haar, pacheli, maang-tikas, necklaces, bracelets and bangles. Furthermore, their diamond jewellery is extremely famous among regulars. 

Contact: 01123914432

Address: 1332, Main Road 110006 Chandni Chowk (North Delhi)

Price Range: Rs. 2,000 onwards

5. Bishan Singh Didar Singh Jewellers

Bishan Singh Didar Singh Jewellers is a brand that is known for offering real jewellery at wholesale prices, with authentic jewellery that is BIS Hallmark-approved. They deliver customised jewellery within a few days so that you don't have to wait for too long to try them before your function. Some of their specialities include rings, necklaces, earring, pendants and jewellery bridal sets. 

Contact: 01123917862

Address:  1381, Chandni Chowk, Chandani Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Price Range: On Request

The other two prominent jewellery lanes of Chandni Chowk include the Dabri Kalan (For stunning silver jewellery & silverware) and the Moti Bazar (For pearl jewellery!) that you must visit for your bridal jewellery needs! 

Bridal Chooda & Other Bangles

The one and only place we recommend for bridal chooda and other kinds of bangles is the Churi Wali Gali. You can enter this street from the lane opposite to the Gate Number 1 of Jama Masjid metro station. This street has existed for almost 400 years, since the time of Emperor Shahjahan, selling bangles by the shedload. These two-and-half feet wide lanes have some of the most talented artisans, who have existed for generations and the bangles and choodas found in this lane are pure artwork! 

Brides-to-be! If you still looking for a popular bridal chooda store in Chandni Chowk, then don't forget to visit Babu Churi Wala, which is one of the most trusted and oldest store when it comes to bridal chooda in Delhi! Whether you're looking for a traditional red bridal chooda or looking to wear an off-beat chooda like coral bridal chooda, pink or ivory chooda this is a one-stop-shop for all your bangles needs! Having a host of elite clientele such as Madonna & Indra Gandhi - Babu Churi Wala also customise their bangles & bridal choodas according to the requirements of their brides!

Contact: 9811118464

Address: Bangles shop 5243 Balli Maran, Katra Nawab, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi - 110006

Bridal Footwear

If you’re a bride-to-be looking to shop for shoes to your heart’s content, the ideal location for you is the Ballimaran Road Market in Chandni Chowk. When it comes to glamorous bridal footwear, this market is loaded with unlimited options from shimmery sandals to high heels and even OTT sneakers. But you need to keep in mind that this busy market requires you to have patience while searching for your ideal pair in oodles of shops. Grab your bridesmaids along, so that they can purchase a pair or two as well!

Though the entire lane is bustling with footwear stores, there are some that are loved by all: 

1. Shoe Plaza

Shoe plaza is possibly one of the biggest showrooms in Chandni Chowk. From flats to heels, you will find footwear of every type and variety in this huge store! 

Contact: 09599990919

Address: 776, Main, Ballimaran Rd, Haveli Haider Kuli, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

2. Unique Shoes

Just like its name, the Unique Shoes store displays a vast variety of shoe options when it comes to bridal footwear. This store is a special hit amongst brides and bridesmaids, as they can find many options within a reasonable price range for different functions. 

Contact: 09560675051

Address:  5252, Ballimaran Rd, Balli Maran, New Krishna Cloth Market, Katra Nawab, Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

3. Himalaya Footwear

This dainty shop in the Ballimaran area offers rows and rows of footwear option, literally! You'll end up feeling starstruck with all the beautiful options of shoes available at Himalaya Footwear. 

Contact:  09971960055

Address: 5235-36, Ballimaran Rd, Balli Maran, New Krishna Cloth Market, Katra Nawab, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

4. Malak Footwear Co.

Another small-scale shop of this area, Malak Footwear Co. store specialises in flats & heels for special occasions such as sangeet, cocktail, wedding and reception party. Also, their bridal footwear is comfortable and reasonably priced, two things that are hard to come by. 

Contact:  09810772678

Address:  782, Ballimaran Rd, Balli Maran, Haveli Haider Kuli, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

Wedding Essentials

While many forget to add-on their bridal checklist we have a place that sells all sorts of wedding ceremony essentials! Kinari Bazaar located right next to Dabri Kalan, this lane will help you find things like puja thalis, potlis, inexpensive party & wedding favours, safas, fancy boxes and other miscellaneous things you require for your wedding. 

Wedding Invites

Yup! Chandni Chowk is also a hidden gem when it comes to wedding invitation cards! Wedding invites are as important as any other item on your shopping list and you need to decide whether you want something glittery and quirky, or something more subtle and modern. For this, head to the Chawri Bazaar and you can either walk or take an e-rickshaw to this market. Chawri Bazaar boasts a great number of wedding invite makers. As you can find both wholesale and retail shops here, order your favorite wedding invitation cards under your budget.

1. Nice Wedding Cards Pvt. Ltd.

Nice Wedding Cards Pvt. Ltd. are one of India’s largest manufacturers and designers for wedding invites and it's accessories! If you're looking for a reasonable fancy invitation card that won't burn a whole in your pocket, then this is the place for you.

Contact: 09650282160

Address: 232/1, Kucha Mir Ashiq, Manohar Market, Chawri Bazar, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

2.  Kalash Cards

Kalash Cards is an all-round wedding invitation provider, which sells mostly at wholesale prices. They keep an exclusive range of Indian wedding cards, engagement invitations, wedding boxes, personalized cards and stationery items for the couples who are getting married soon! 

Contact: 01133338314

Address: Kalash Cards, 707, Chawri Bazar Rd, Manohar Market, Hauz Qazi, Chandni Chowk, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

3. Vivaha Designer Wedding Cards

Vivaha Designer Wedding Cards is a rather small-scale shop that carries expertise in customising wedding cards. If minimalistic wedding invites is something that you're looking for, then you know this is the perfect store to hop on! 

Contact: 01130518568

Address: 4107, Gali Satte Wali, Nai Sarak, Chawri Bazar, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

4. Mittal Cards Gallery

With minimal prices and options to personalise your wedding card as the way you want them, Mittal Cards Gallery store will give you all the services within a reasonable price range. 

Contact: 01123911353

Address: Loha Bhawan, 3627, Near, Chawri Bazar Rd, Khush Dil, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, 110006

Price Range: On Request

Groom’s Sherwani

We often get questions about where to buy groom sherwani in Chandni Chowk. So of course, we weren’t going to skip on groom’s fashion! After all, no wedding shopping is complete without the groom’s sherwani. Though sherwani stores are scattered all across Chandni Chowk, there are some amazing options you should hit up if you’re looking for a sherwani in a budget. 

1. Maharaja Prince Sahab Sherwani

From wedding sherwanis to tuxedos and suits, Maharaja Prince Sahab Sherwani store is perfect to buy groom wedding dress in Chandni Chowk. Though they have several outlets all over Delhi, this is one of the oldest shop that has a large number of options to choose from. 

Contact: 09958811077

Address: 1862, Main Road, Near Sis Ganj Gurudwara 110006 Chandni Chowk (North Delhi)

Price Range: Rs. 6,000 onwards

2. Mahavir Collections

Another designer sherwani store, Mahavir Collections shop offers a vast variety in groom’s sherwani, kurta pyjamas, suits, etc. 

Contact: 01149878391

Address: Shop No. 646, Katra Hardayal, Nai Sarak, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, Delhi 110006

Price Range: Rs. 10,000 onwards

3. Sherwani House

Sherwani House store not only provides with endless ready to wear options but can also stitch sherwanis and other Indian wear for grooms on order. 

Contact: 09212501674

Address: Shop No. 5405, Kucha Rehman Chandni Chowk Delhi 6, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Price Range: On Request

4. Jagannath & Sons

Known for providing ready-made suits, suit materials and sherwanis for grooms, Jagannath & Sons popular store is close to the Paranthe Wali Gali & offers an exquisite outfit pieces for grooms and groomsmen. 

Contact: 01123250366

Address: 2084, Chandni Chowk, Gali Bhojpura Rd, Kinari Bazar, Maliwara, Katra Shah N Shah, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Price Range: On Request

Important Tips To Note Down For Shopping At Chandni Chowk

While wedding shopping is all fun and light on the pocket in Chandni Chowk there are 5 things you must keep in mind before you decide to go to this bridal hub in Delhi:

1. The market is closed on Sundays. 

2. It’s always busy like ALWAYS! So, be mentally prepared to walk into narrow lanes and bump into a few shoulders. 

3. Beware of random agents on the street. They will garner your attention by luring you to shops that may offer a famous designer’s replicas. However, most of these clothes are of bad quality and these people get paid to do so. 

4. Bargain! Bargain! Bargain! Chandni Chowk is the one place where you shouldn’t get shy when bargaining for a particular commodity. So, be it your bridal lehenga, jewellery or wedding shoes never shy away from bargaining! 

5. You may find the same wedding bridal design in more than two stores so don’t be surprised by this as clothes are mass-produced and do your research well in advance! 

For more detailed tips and tricks on how to navigate the streets of Chandni Chowk, click here!

Food Stops!

Hey! You’re in Chandni Chowk, exhausting yourself with shopping sprees for your wedding. You deserve to have a scrumptious bite or two. Luckily, this market place has some of the most famous eateries, that foodies from all over the world drool over to have a bite at. 

Bookmark these 7 amazing places in Chandni Chowk that you should definitely stop by to grab a bite:

Babu Ram Paranthe Wale - Grab a yummy parantha from this all-time favourite located in the paranthe wali gali with various stuffings and condiments, like spicy banana chutney, to go with them! 

Dahi Bhalla- The name says it all. If you’re a person who loves having chaat, then this dhai bhalla corner is the right place for you. People love their authentic dhai bhallas and aloo tikki chaat.

Shiv Misthan Bhandar- Yet another street food delight, this cosy corner will serve you some of the best chole bhature, nagori halwa and aloo puri you’ve ever had!

Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala- Though this place is situated in a crowded street, the wait for the kachori here is totally worth it. 

Karim’s- Every non-veg lover’s delight, the original Karim’s branch in Chandni Chowk will serve you the best mutton korma and biryani you’ve ever had!

Aslam Chicken- Situated near Jama Masjid, this place serves the best tandoori chicken, butter chicken and rumali roti. Just one bite from the food here and you’ll feel like a ‘winner winner chicken dinner’!

Old Famous Jalebi Wala- The oldest jalebi corner of Chandni Chowk, you will not think twice before grabbing another serving of jalebi with malai from here. 

 

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