The date is set, the relatives are happy, the parents are stressed and you? What about you; the bride, the star of the show? All you have been asked to do is glow and smile and be healthy...but little do they know that you are having sleepless nights and stressed-out days wondering how to find the perfect bridal lehenga for your wedding!
Let us be your angels from heaven, if you are Delhi girl, here are some great ideas to shop for your wedding lehenga.
Before I go ahead, I would again like to stress on the fact that every bride follows a million Facebook pages, wedding blogs and flips through numerous catalogues to find a great looking ensemble, the truth is what looks good on your neighbor’s daughter-in law or that some model may just not be your thing! So? So.. there’s nothing wrong with having an idea or design ready, but don’t get too fixated, as you head out in the ever-changing Delhi weather make sure you keep some space in your head and heart for some new designs and ideas.
Now coming to the point (S)
Start with the A-lists
I started my shopping spree well in advance at The DLF Emporium Mall checking out the bridal lehenga collection of SUNEET VARMA, ROHIT BAL and RAVI BAJAJ to understand the trend and styles and of-course pick-up something if it was in the budget.
My next stop was RITU KUMAR, (Crescent mall Saket) and I was fixated on one of her gorgeous maroon creations with a velvet choli. Since I’m a lover of red and gold I would suggest all brides sharing my taste to pay a visit to RITU KUMAR Label for sheer elegance and intricate details.
ROHIT BAL in Defence Colony is also worth a visit for the panache and extravagance and this piece of course!
On the other hand for all those Delhi girls who like to go for a subtle charm, try TARUN TAHILIANI. His beautiful gold & beige creations will make a bride looks like a princess.
The next “HOT” stuff
For all the brides-to-be KARAN ARORA's showroom is something you must not miss out on. Each and every creation is made after lots of research and the result is simply mesmerizing. I was a tad bit late in discovering this masterpiece designer as I had already bought my wedding lehenga.
But I bought my beautiful reception piece from KARAN ARORA while my sister opted for a unique design in yellow and purple for my cocktail. Still, wish I had found this great designer for my wedding lehenga!
Here is a list of some awesome boutiques that should be on the bride-to-be’s list!
AGUNJ in Shapurjat is perfect for the modern Delhi bride. This brand offers a plethora of designs that are a classic mix of modern and traditional with colors and styles that will woo you for sure!
Another contemporary boutique/showroom in the fashion hub of Shapurjat, this is a brides paradise for she gets to move away from conventional design and step into a creative aura offering a gamut of styles, colors and trends in one place.
After working with leading brands like ANNAIKA and JJ VALLAYA, Devika brings to the table some unique ideas for your wedding lehenga along with tips on how to style it post your wedding, totally love her designs & dedications.
Chalo Dilli… Purani Dilli!
And if nothing fits the bill, you have the best and the beloved CHANDNI CHOWK to the rescue! Well, for me it is a rescue, but for many Delhi brides it is the first and last choice when it comes to shopping for the best wedding lehengas in Delhi.
Here are the stores you must visit, it is advisable to go after some research (yup, that’s why I am telling you the store names in advance) than getting lost amidst the numerous wedding and bridal shops.
Visit Ram Krishan Sarees and Pakeezah palace to find everything from neon’s, to traditional maroons and vibrant hues. While on the shopping spree step into Sunehri too!
Here is one beautiful creation hunted down by the Delhi bride at Chandini Chowk!
The Delhi girls hot favorites:
The age old names (for us young brides ) the names I am about to list would already be on your list from Day one, and if they’re not you MUST add them to your list and check them out, these stores know their customer base better than any other and have been making brides happy for decades!
First on my list is Frontier Raas- Usually all stores across Delhi have a similar collection, so it is best to try the one closest to you.
CHABBRA 555 gives unique wedding creations and some heavy sarees for brides who like to go for a traditional saree for their D-day.
MEENA BAZAAR, GYANS and SHAKUNTALAM are for perfect when it comes to the latest trends at good rates and you are most likely to find that dream wedding lehenga here amidst the exhaustive range these shops have to offer to the Delhi bride!
There are many more since Delhi itself is a fashion hub and people visit Delhi just to shop for their perfect lehenga, If you wish to add more to our list we would be more than happy.
Featured Image Source: Frontier Raas