Where to shop for Wedding Lehengas at Chandni Chowk?

where to shop for wedding lehengas chandni chowk

The first and only time I went to Chandni Chowk was with a bunch of my guy friends to eat at Karim’s. It was hands down the best meat I’ve ever had, by the way. Melted in the mouth! Yum. Anyway, I remember walking around with my 5-6 guy friends surrounding me from all sides, so I felt quite safe and didn’t have to bother with anything.

This Saturday, my mother wanted to go to CC with me. It was just going to be the two of us. Honestly, I was not very comfortable with the idea – since I have this wonky image of Chandni Chowk and all it’s shady men. My mother rubbished my concerns, and said we’re going just by ourselves. No bodyguards, mother? Are you sure? “Stop acting like a 5-year-old” is all I got in return.

Now, I know this is not what you’ve come here to read, but I must tell you what I wore to Chandni Chowk. Any place that I consider shady, I believe I must wear a salwar suit to. I just cannot feel comfortable in t-shirt and jeans; I need to be in a suit. So, I wore the most rubbish suit I owned, with Converse shoes. Yes. An Indian suit with Converse on my feet. Mother said there’s wet mud everywhere, and the pathways are uneven so better to wear closed shoes. So…yes, that’s what I wore as I went shopping for my wedding lehenga – every mother’s dream.

Another thing you should know about Chandni Chowk – there are these people called “dalaals”. Once you enter Chandni Chowk, they will come running to you saying “madam, come to xyz shop – they have beautiful wedding lehengas and saris”. These guys get a commission if they take you to a shop. Ideally, do NOT go with them to any shop. They may be hard to ignore, but ignore you must. If you know the names of the shops you want to visit, get their phone numbers from JustDial and give them a ring. They’ll usually send a guy from their shop to meet you at a certain location, and he’ll walk you to their shop. Best way to get there without a dalaal’s help, and without getting lost.

First stop – Tek Chand Arjit Singh

When you enter any Chandni Chowk shop, you must take off your footwear at the entrance. You sit cross-legged on mattresses and the salesman displays the clothes to you on that mattress itself. Tek Chand was, in my opinion, just an ok shop. Their collection was very average, and too much chamki (bling). They did show me a lot of lehengas which were Sabyasachi-style, in their own words. The range started from around 20-25,000. They didn’t have a lot of color variety in the lehengas. What I mean is, if I liked the look of a certain lehenga, I might want to see it in some other colors. But they didn’t have other colors to show, they just kept saying that we can make it in any color you want. I did not even like the colors they were suggesting – eg. Carrot colored lehenga! Doesn’t look appetizing either.

Unfortunately, the air-conditioning in their shop was not functioning extremely well and it was so hot that I left without draping all the lehengas I had chosen to look at – trying on heavy lehengas in that heat was killing me, I felt like I was going to faint!

Second stop – CTC

Honestly, we just entered this shop to get rid of a dalaal who was hounding us and also we thought we’d chill off in their air-conditioned shop. What a disappointment. Even their a/c was not working effectively (maybe it was just the extreme heat outside and not their fault)! We thought, might as well look at some bridal lehengas here as well. They came out with one chamki piece after another. Here’s how the conversation went:

Me: Don’t you have anything that’s doesn’t have so much bling?

*salesman comes out with a lehenga that has 5% lesser bling*

Me: No, even this is too much. Show me some sangeet category lehengas? Maybe they’ll have lesser bling.

Salesman: Ma’am, we don’t do sangeet lehengas.

Me: Ok, forget it.

Salesman: Bridal lehengas will have bling obviously. It’s a wedding lehenga, after all!

Me: There can be some brides who don’t want to wear so much bling just because it’s their wedding!

Salesman: Well, we don’t have anything like that.

Me: I can see that.

*walked out of shop with mother*

Third and final stop – Om Prakash Jawahar Lal

What a shop! Beautiful lehengas. Large variety. If you’re looking for some not so OTT wedding lehengas, you’ll find them here. Even if bling is your thing, you’ll find your wedding lehenga here. Their range starts from 40-45,000 and goes up to God knows where. Yes, you need to bargain, bargain, bargain. But you’ll find your wedding lehenga here. All those things you see at Frontier Raas, I’m sure you’ll get them here at a cheaper price. You can find slightly lighter lehengas for your Sangeet here as well. But you can’t go to this shop for a small occasion that requires a small budget item. They seem to specialize in big event clothing – so all the saris and lehengas here will be suitable for big occasions. Must-visit. I have placed the order for my wedding lehenga here. I almost picked up my Sangeet lehenga also from here – it was so beautiful, yet light! But, it’s too soon to place that order. I might go here again for my reception sari. And please, wear normal clothes when you go here. All the women who came in here were dressed in normal, nice clothes. I was the only idiot in odd-looking clothes. Don’t worry about it, Chandni Chowk is not as bad as it seems!

I’ll do another post on Chandni Chowk – my mother has been there a few times now. I’ll ask her to review a few shops so I can let you guys know her comments. Update: if you want to read more about my experience at Om Prakash Jawaharlal (I eventually bought my wedding lehenga from here!), see this post on how I found my wedding lehenga.

Edit: Other names I’ve heard good things about are Sudhir Bhai, Asiana Couture, Ram Kishan Sarees (we have a bride on the blog who bought her lehenga from there! See pictures here), Pakeeza Plaza and Kamal Bhai. Also check out Mehak’s  post on where to shop at Chandni Chowk – since she’s a personal shopper for brides, you should take her advice seriously!

Have you been to Chandni Chowk? Which shops do you recommend?

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  1. Thanx a ton fr this!! Btw.. Am getting married dec end.. N i havnt started looking fr wedding lehengas yet.. Wen do u think is a good time to start??

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    1. thanks a lot for telling me abt tek chand but pls temme where do i get designer suits i mean gud anarkali suits for my boutique. i have heard that they have the same imitations of the designer suits like of like nomi ansari, and sabyasachi. plz help me to choose a perfect shop nd can u plz give me the address of om prakash jawahar ‘s shop.

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  2. LOL!!! u had so many misconceptions abt CC!! Chandni chowk is d best-est place for wedding shopping. Wenever i visit CC, i make it a point dat i wear long kurtis wid jeans n shoes.
    I dont knw, what range u have in mind but dont forget to check out Madan at Nai Sarak. they have some amazing lehengas but doesnt give too much discount.

    There is one showroom in South Ex, its’ name…. ya, its Ushak Mahal something. Dey also have some nice lehegas which are not too blingy.

    both 2 showrooms have classy pieces, and not chamki as u call it.

    Om prakash, as u mentioned is also very reputed.

    I have read about Lehenga house in CC also but not sure.

    Hope it helps 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the tips. I’ll check out Madan and Lehenga House the next time I go there. I saw Ushnak Mal in South ex…it’s pretty decent, but I was looking for something more unique that I didn’t find there.

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  3. Hi thanks for the valuable post i m residing in germany..and getting maaried in Dec i have searched all over the net for my wedding lehnga somebody told me about frontier raas i also want to visit frontier raas straight away when i land in delhi coz m coing only 15 days prior to my wedding.. i want to have a sabyasachi’s copy lehnga wioth kalis did u see any sabyasachi designed at om parkash one? as i dont want to spend lacs on the lehnga that is why i m searching a copy of it as the original one will cost me few bunch of rupees please do reply

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    1. Hi Amrit,
      If you have very limited time between buying the lehenga and your wedding, don’t go to om prakash as they usually have only sample lehengas in stock and custom-make all lehengas to order. Your best bet would be to go to Frontier Raas in South Ex market (I haven’t been to Frontier Bazaar in Karol Bagh, although I’ve heard that’s equally good) as they will have ready made lehengas for you to buy asap. However, they will also take a few days to finish the lehenga for you and make any alterations required.
      As for Sabyasachi style lehengas, I’ve seen copies at Frontier Raas but their starting range is INR 70,000-80,000 (i think).
      If anyone else knows of any other places to shop for reasonably priced Sabyasachi copies, do let Amrit know!

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    2. I placed an order for my wedding lehenga in April and they took their own sweet time to finally give me a trial on the 18th of June. Frontier Bazar, Karol Bagh…. they completely screwed up my lehenga… the sample they had shown me (which I had instantly fallen in love with)…the end product I received for trial was nowhere near as good as that. This despite the fact that they took 2 months, despite the fact that they are a very well known brand, and despite the fact that I didn’t compromise at all from my side on the budget…They showed me a lehenga I fell in love with and asked for a lakh for it and I paid them 50 k advance in April to make my lehenga. They could not, rather DID not replicate their own sample perfectly !! They reduced the width of the borders… the embroidery work was botched up… so much so that instead of the golden sequins used in the original, in my trial lehenga they had put ugly plastic white/transparent sequins…horrible…. i’m 2 weeks away from my wedding and in a state of complete panic!

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    3. Hi Amrit, i could not help but write to you coz i am in d exact same situation as u..i live in Germany (Berlin) and have my wedding in Dec in Delhi and reaching only 2 weeks prior to it with absolutely no shopping done so far and fretting over my lehenga and trousseau.. I wish you all the luck 🙂 Please let me know if you find any ‘magical’ stores or sites from where you can atleast order some bridal stuff within Germany.

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  4. hi, love your blog, you have been so much help!. I m going to Delhi for my wedding shopping and have only 7 days. Can you please recommend a place where i find nice Anarkalii pieces?

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  5. Hi,
    This site really helps, I too bought my Bridal Lehang from Chandni Chowk from OM Parkash Jawahar lal Shop , they have huge collection with different style, Designs and colors.Its awosome ,prices are soo reasonable ,you can brgain as well.

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    1. Heyy Grls,
      Thanks for sharing this info, my wedding is in dec and I am reaching Delhi from NY just 12 days before d wedding with no shopping done so far. Can someone share the address of Om Prakash Jawahar Lal shop in CC as its really hard to find shops.
      Thanks

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    2. hey girls….after reading this post i went to om parkash jawahar lal…as i am from germany…imagine i bought my wedding lehanga twice….there are alot of dalals roaming on the streets…and they guide u wrong….as some people have opened FAKE shops by the name of om parkash designer n stuff….there is only ONE OM PARKASH JAWAHAR LAL….n u must go there…they have amazing stuff..beautiful is the word..once u enter the store..u feel so homely the way they treat..imagine i shopped ol my stuff from there..EVERYTHING…n there address is 354 CHANDNI CHOWK NAYA KATRA….pls one should call them ,once u there in chandni chowk…coz dont ask how wrong was i guided..through the dalals there…

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  6. Oh man! This is the post I ws lookin for for soooooo long! I’m originally from delhi and pains me to say that I went through the same madness for my engaement day, and now that the wedding is on its way.. i don’t want to be stuck in too many shops with bling and the salesmen lookin ta me like I’m a nutcase. Thank you thank you thank you

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  7. Awesome blog….i m getting married in jan and i am going to CC tomorrow….i m def gonna chk out om prskash…..lemme knw if there are any other good options too….id update abt my research as well

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  8. Hi,

    Im getting married on April 29th and dont have an outfit yet,im a no bling off beat person and have hunted in mumbai and in delhi as well but no success till now…getting cold feat coz the wedding is just around the corner and my outfit is not decided yet….i want to wear a Sabya kind of a lehenga however dont want to spend lakhs on it…my budget is around 70k…so please let me know if Om Prakash Jawahar Lal can have actual sabyasachi imitation..also how much time do they take to deliver the lehenga…coz I have to travel next week to delhi to buy my stuff! Fingers Crossed!!

    Cheers!

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    1. Hi! Om Prakash does keep a lot of Sabya style lehengas, since they are the most wanted kind of lehengas these days! They won’t be exact imitations, but definitely along the same lines. I believe you can get a good one in your budget, but don’t forget to bargain like crazy with them.

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    2. Thanks alot! Am going to Delhi tonite…hope I find my dream lehenga at OP!… Also would check out Aumbre for my cocktail! 🙂

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  9. Hi easha!
    I hope u won’t mind me answering dis question 😉
    If ur budget is within 70k for lehenga, tell salesman 50k coz dey vl drag ur budget till 70k. Dis is my personal xprnc. I’m getting married in next 20days n I wz tensed how vl i find lehenga when my upper limit wz only 35k. N believe me I was so relieved when I saw beautiful bridal lehengas starting from 25k! I got my dream wedding lehenga for rs.40k which was originally priced @45k!! I didn’t do much of bargaining and nor too much roaming in CC. Just went to 2 showrooms n picked from 3rd.

    Hope this will help u.

    If u hv any more doubts or queries, shoot me a mail at beautifulsheforever@Gmail dot com.

    God bless u.
    All d best for ur life ahead.

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    1. hi vanu … can u tell from the names of the shops u visited and frm wr u got ur wedding lehenga ?? and a brief description of the work color and fabric of the lehenga ?? was the option of customization open ?? plz do reply!!!

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    2. Hey Ankita!
      i jst visited 3-4 shops. first Kala kriti which is on 1st floor, CTC, Dawar Sarees again which is on first floor n den Pakeeza.
      Fabric and Color can be customised according to ur choice.
      Kala Kriti had Bridal Red lehengas wid heavy works starting from Rs.12K as far as i remember. I didnt want Red lehenga so i skipped it. My next stop was CTC, which had Red, fuschia, orange heavy dabka lehengas starting from 22K or so.
      Dawar Sarees had designer lehengas, which i quite liked.

      Madan @Nai sarak also stock some gorgeous lehengas but i hv not visited it but seen brides wearing its’ creations. and i must say, Madan is good too.

      Hope it helps.

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  10. Hi Brides…
    I went to Om Prakash Jawahar Lal after reading this blog and searching hell lot of lengas in CC.Lehngas are good,really different and unique but the cost is really high comapred to other shops in CC.I went there and told them my budget is around 50-60k and two guys started showing me lehngas which where old fashion but after knowing my taste he showed me a red velvet lehnga which was very very unique,basically it was not in a typical format of lehgas with 8 or 10 kalis showing same pattern…It was made up of Swarovski crystals and with flows and stems all over the lehga and when I asked the price he said its for 84 K and when I tried to bargain which is so common in CC he started behaving weird….and started degrading and said “humare yaha 50-60k sey starting hoti hai…your budget is too low”..that uncle was really rude and cunning and he was infact making weird faces…..really bad experience.Will never go there again.(Actually felt like yelling at him but I didnt 😦 ….)
    I might have bought that lehga if that uncle have not used those pinching lines.BAD BAD experience.

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    1. Hi Kriti, even my sister-in-law didn’t have a good experience at OPJL. A similar thing happened with her where the sales person she interacted with was a little rude. I think there are 1-2 people who work at OPJL who don’t make the shopping experience pleasant, but the rest of them seem to be decent. The one who I met, and through whom we got mine and my sister’s lehenga, was a really good sales guy. He gave us realistic expectations, and actually made the whole process relatively smooth for us. I say “relatively” because there’s always a little something that happens that will annoy you while dealing with wedding vendors (maybe it’s because of the emotional state we’re in while planning a wedding).

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    2. I visited OPJ on saturday with a lot of high expectations. The lehengas they showed us were very pretty, but the one i liked was in a real bad shape… because of the rough handling and wear and tear the work had all come out.. so it was difficult to visualise the final product that would come out. i told the sales guy to show me a few more lehengas which were not in such a bad condition as it makes the task of visualising the end product so much easier. the guy simply walked away and said he has showed enough and if i need to decide i should choose from the ones already shown to us. the lehengas are no doubt beautiful, but some people at that shop need a lesson in basic courtesy.

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    3. I also had the same issue with my lehenga – it was torn with the work coming out, and I took a chance with the final product because the sales guy assured me. It turned out perfectly fine though, so I’m glad. But yes, even I had a hard time visualising. And some of them really do need that lesson!

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    4. Very True Diksha !! I wish I had seen these posts earlier… literally the one thing they dont do is laugh openly when told them the budget of 30-35k … they quote their starting range as 60k and with that too they show some bad velvet stuff///// some were very good peices but then they all were 1.20 or 1+ lakh stuff….. too much dissapointed with OPJL.

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    5. hi kriti, even when i went to the store…it was jam packed…i waited for almlost an hour to be attended….bt once someone attended me…i felt great….i rather felt so homely there..the way they treated us….amazing….i thank this blog…to get me reach at the store..after alot of mishappening….

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    6. Good you did not buy it. I have got my bridal lehenga done from there. They were ready to customize everything at the time of placing the order. But when I saw the final piece, it dint have any customization work done apart from color. When I asked him to change to the work I asked for, he told me that it can’t be done now. After persistence from my side, he agreed with some degraded comments. I gave him the order in June and my wedding is on 6th oct. He has still not given me the altered lehenga and asking for an extra week. I don’t know if he will do the changes I have asked for. It is always good to have a back up option if you are placing an order at OPJL. One of my friends had to get a new lehenga in 10 days from some other place because OPJL dint get her lehenga made in time. And the guys who make you try the lehengas are cheap and I have to shout at a guy for misbehaving with me while helping me to wear the lehenga.

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    7. Hey Divya! i experienced something similar at OPJL! The guy who was helping me with the lehenga draping made me feel so uncomfortable and the whole experience was such a horrible one! I haven’t experienced such a thing at any other bridal wear stores! OPJL has some gorgeous lehengas but their salesman are horrible! Rude and snobby! The owner of the store should really do something about it.

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    8. It indeed happened with me also….the lehengas were equally exorbitant coupled with disgusting behaviours by sales people

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  11. heyy…thnksss for ur amazingly helpfulll blog….although my wedding is in Feb i hv alrdy strtd my google research…actually i wnt a gotta patti lehnga and stirctly no red color fr me…cn u pls suggst whr cn i find in delhi…n ya my budget is also relatively low 30-35k….
    do u hv any idea of lehnga shopping in Jaipur? since gotta patti is frm thr only is it worth goin thr for Lehnga shopping……pls pls help…

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    1. Hi Shivangi. My sister got a turquoise bluish gota patti lehenga from Chandni Chowk for my wedding – from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal, and it was around the same range as your budget. You should def check it out, and if they quote more then ask them to reduce the amount of work on it. Sometimes, lesser work looks better, because the colours come out more beautifully. I have also asked this question on my Facebook page (it’s already getting responses) – https://www.facebook.com/thedelhibride/posts/598464846855181 Do check it out for other recommendations!

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  12. Hiii, I absolutely adored your reception lehnga you wore. Can you tell me where you got it from and its cost plz. I will be getting engaged soon and wish to wear sumthing along the same lines. Thanx a bunch and blog is such a life saver to all of us! 🙂

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    1. Hey,

      I really loved your blog!! My wedding is in Nov and I want to purchase a good saree for my engagement and a lovely lengha ford wedding.

      Culd u please share with me the details from where you got for yourselfand the cost plz.

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    2. i want lehngas for my engagement n wedding also..n i want heavy lehanga for engagement ceremony.. im so confused im going CC today n i dnt have much tym to roam as i dnt get free frm my office also..please suggest fr both the occasion n budget fr wdding lehanga is around 30-35 k nly n lesser fr engagemnt…plz suggest

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  13. After Reading a lot about OM Prakash J LAL, the first shop I went to , for my lehenga. Must say they really have very good designs . But , the down part is that it is costly, if ur budget is not that high. Their range starts from 40/45k, but in this range what is get is those typical stone wrk lehengas. If u want somethng nice, it will start from 60k (after discount, currenlty they are offering some 10/20 % discount).

    and yes, if u tell them that ur range is 40k , they might just tell u that thy dnt have anythg and then not show u much of stuff. I had a similar range in mind, so i just asked them whats their range and asked them to show arnd 60 😉 ..

    I really liked most of the designs and my parents decided on one which was arnd 60k. But since it was the first shop i went to, plus little overboard the budget. I holded off, though the sales guy almost convinced my parents to buy it.

    Here are few things where u can save some money 😉
    1. Ask them to reduce the kali, for each kali u reduce thy charge 5k less.
    2. U can get the amout of work reduced and the price will come down.
    3. Of course bargain, u can save arnd 5k , i guess. May b more, depends on ur skills 😉 (Not sure though)

    Also, here are few more shops u can visit, which after reading a loads of blogs i had shortlisted, but couldnt visit due to time shortage.

    1. Sudhir bhai Saree wale- Saw some amazing lenghas n sarees on window display
    2. Kamal Bhai
    3. Lengha House
    4. Madan

    Misc Info:
    CC is really a nice place to shop. Loads of variety and u can get the lengha /top/dupatta customized as u want. U can choose between colors, fabric, color combos etc. Only thing is do visit when u have some months time, as they dnt have much of ready made pieces and take 1/2 months for giving u the lengha. They only stich the skirt and give u top to get it stiched. Many of u might b knowing this, but for few brides like me, new to all this, this may b helpful 🙂

    Tiny Tip: Do check out their addresses from Just dial, note it or send to ur phone. It really comes handy, when u are going to a market , where u dnt have much idea about lanes etc.

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    1. I just loved your lehenga as I am also planning to buy one in pink. Can you please tell me how much did it cost?
      Also will i be able to find a good lehenga in the range of 30 k-35 k at Om Prakash?

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    2. Hi.. Can anyone tell me where can i get sabya style lehenga in the 30k-35k budget! i have just got 1 day to shop and would need to do all the homework so that i dont waste time.. thanks..

      I have heard of these:
      Sudhir Bhai
      Kamal Bhai
      Asiana courture
      OPJL
      Dawar Sarees
      Madan

      Reviews of these in the kundan/sabya work within my range?

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  14. Fellow brides to be : One store you should add to the list of shops in CC is Kala Kriti ! They are famous for their saree collection and they also stock some gorgeous lehengas. U can find some exact copies of designers lehengas in there too. !! The salesman who helped me there was a really nice man.:) I have his name and contact no. with me so if any one of you would need that, i ll be more then happy to share.

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    1. Hi Bhavna…can i have the contact number of the salesman you mentioned in your post? Also, what will be the price range at kala kriti for a good designer lehenge (not too heavy)?

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    2. Hi Bhavna,
      Thank you for sharing the info!! Could you please email me the contact name of the sales guy, and also share some more info on kinds of pieces and their price range.
      Thanks much!!

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  15. Hey.. I recently visited Asiana Couture(address : 655,katra hardayal,nai sarak CC) and found some very good stuff there.If you are looking for fine work & designer pieces(copies),would recommend this shop to everyone.You can also get some fairy kind one pieces for reception/sagan.They have stuff starting 30-35k and ranging upto God knows.But each of their collection is unique in itself.I went in Sep13 and they are taking orders for Jan 14 wedding so gals hurry up!

    I am shopping for my sis who is in US and my plan is to atleast buy two-three pieces from there.

    My response on few other shops that I visted:

    1 Kamal Bhai- Too expensive;their collection is awesome however.The designer sarees their start from 25k.

    2 Kohinoor Plaza -Not much variety but yes few lehangas were really good and you can get a nce lehange if your budget is less than Rs40k

    3 PP sarees – some good collection within 50k.It deals in lehangas only.

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  16. hello Delhi brides..i am getting married in nov13 have bought my lehnga from cc a store called ‘sunehree’ its a good store.the day when i went to see my lehnga went to OPJL.they showed me lot of lehnga’s out of them i only liked 1 which was just ok ok i had bad experience as i wanted something like my dream outfit had heavy expectation coz i have heard a lot abt the much talked about store could not sit there for long as they were showing me really bad stuff.
    i am glad now i finally got my dream outfit its really amazing lehnga,price is a lil high though but just for some money i did nt wanted to compromise onto something which is cheap.
    though have paid 30,000/- extra but i know my outfit is a dream outfit which i always wanted:-)
    look forward to wear it will crib whole life for the price though as i had to compromise on my other 4 outfits.
    hope its helpful information

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  17. Hi every ..well m from Assam and an would-b -bride. I have always fantasized wearg lovely lehengas for d diffrent ceremonies.I m planng 2 come dwn 2 Delhi 4 ma wedding-trousseau in November since ma wedding is in Jan 2014.Since I do nothv much time, could u guys plz recommend places whr i can but reday-made lehengas within a range of 25-35 k. Also I need 2 buy a few bollywood style sarees(replicas) n anarkalis. I also need guidance as to whr shall I buy fashinable n unique wedding jewelleries to match with d diffrnt dresses.

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    1. Hi Guys

      I am luking for a simple and decent designer lehenga for my brothers weeding……but my range is around 10k. Could you guys plz suggest me some good shop….yesterday i tried few shops butthey showed me the same typical style lehengas………

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  18. I am a Bengali bride and have never shopped for lehenga for myself in any family marriages as well but i really want to wear a lehenga in my marriage .. as its not a custom to wear a lehenga .. i am so confused and worried how do a bridal lehenga looks, i mean how gorgeous should it be and what material etc and what will suit me as I am 5’1 only and a little plum,fair complexioned and typical bengali looks n all i have got …i do have got friends in Delhi, do you think it will be a good idea to go there and shop as i have no idea about lehenga shops in kolkata .. plzzz help

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  19. hey girls .. can u plz suggest from where i can get readymade bridal lehenga as i don’t have much time to make a customized one

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    1. Hi preeti,
      Did you find a readymade lehenga? I am getting married soon and i will hv very less time to shop as i live in US. Any suggestions on readymade lehengas are welcome. My range is 30-35 k.

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  20. Nazakat – The heritage design store is an ultimate destination for all kinds of bridal lehengas and saaris and suits. They have a wide range of everything and anything, and the best part in all proce ranges. One cannot leave the shop without buying something. Both of my elder sisters bought their wedding lehengas from that shop. Even for the trousseau there is a wide variety of suits and sarees. It is located in Katra Nawab. A must Visit for the brides to be!

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  21. Om Prakash Jawahar Lal(OMJL) Feedback- Their shop and the salesman are super over rated and arrogant. After reading your blog and getting to know about them from a lot of other people, I happened to visit them with my in-laws. Lehenga shopping is considered to be auspicious in our country and no one wants it to start like this- The way their salesman behave is very uncouth and unpleasant. They want you to buy from the pieces they are showing. Well, we all have a different taste and choice, this particular guy(working there since 30 years and I am completely forgetting his name) started shouting at us because apparently he had the audacity to get ticked off that we did not like any Lehenga. Excuse me- Arent you a salesman and were you told during your hiring process to tolerate and be calm with your customers. Lehenga is like the most important thing which you cannot afford to mess around with- no compromises whatsoever. Anyway, that frivolous salesman entered into an argument with us and we walked off their so called famous store for Lehengas and so did a couple of other people before us because they did not like his variety. They never had any out of the box lehenga in the first place, secondly as far as copying a lehenga is concerned there are so many workers in Chandni Chowk who would do that for you, all you have to do is give them a sketch or a photo of the design. The Lehenga variety at OMJL is not what I would recommend anyone to buy. My next update would be on where I finally bought my lehenga from–:) ty

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    1. Hii Akiriti, unbelievable, what a terrible experience :s Did you already found your wedding lehenga? Im in Delhi right now, but only for 11 days.. I haven’t found my bridal lehenga yet and im trying not to freak out or panic… My budget is max 40k..

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  22. Guys, it might not be perfect question to ask at this portal, I am still taking my chances. Do any of you know if bridal trousseau is available on rent in any part of Delhi. Considering the tight budget, I was thinking of exploring this option as well. I will be more than obliged.

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  23. My wedding is gonna happen in Lucknow, and am confused if i should my wedding lehenga and jewellery from delhi or lucknow itself. Which place would be the best in terms of designs and cost both?

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  24. hey gals ! I have an idea. Lets go to chandni chowk together for lehenga booking and we can avail good discount.
    We shall be enjoying in this way.

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  25. Hi,

    My wedding is on 2nd December. I am going to start my hunt for wedding lehenga. My budget is somewehere around 60k-70k not more than this. Could you tell me if i can get something good in OPJL in this price range? Also i want to enquire about good tailors for getting my suits stiched mainly nice chudidaars and patialas. As i am nnew to delhi, your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a Lot!! 🙂

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  26. well chandni chowk has lot to offer if you are thinking to go on shopping for your wedding and yes people are not at all weird and so called dalals are to help those who don’t know the ways to shops. yes they do get commission but then that is there work. one can get wide range of wedding stuff in nai sarak , chandni chowk,and there are many hidden shops in katra Neel .

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  27. Hi Delhi bride, even I have visited OPJL. Unfortunately as you said I must have come across a wrong salesman who made me very uncomfortable during the lehenga drapping.

    On the contrary, I found my wedding outfit from Shrangar which is also located in chandni chowk. A friend of mine suggested this store’s collection. Have a look, if you find the outfit interesting.
    Let me know how can I share my lehenga picture with you 🙂

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  28. Hey..im a christian..and ive never shopped for a lehenga ever. My budget is about 50-60k. im not from delhi so have very limited time. Would you please suggest a few places..and also a few tips on what I should look for….thanks sooo much… 🙂

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    1. Hi,
      I started my wedding lengha search last week , i have a budget of 30-35K and this blog and replies really help me shortlist shops for my first visit. Heres my experience of cc visit
      1. RCKC in paranthe wale gali- Least interested salesman for low budget lengha and 4-5 pieces to show ,all with stone work.
      2. 777 on main road- nice collection even in mine range , options for customization of colours, happy going salesman and good lenghas for other occasions and for your sisters as well.

      3. Couldnt gain entry in to OPLJ becaise of heavy rush and when i said my budget they simply said range starts from 60 onward so i land up at Maharani sarees in the same katra (naya Katra) with help of an agent. It is actually a good shop with lotz of variety in this range , some stuff you will find same as those in showrooms. Also good for light lenghas.

      4. Anarkali Bazzar (opposite Haldiram) i found it to be the best. They had variety in all ranges and they also keep replicas of designer stuff.
      Totally worth going.
      5. Pakeeza Plaza- i found it overhyped , nothing great for my choice but the shop is very popular, good for 40+ ranges.
      6. Kalakriti- for 50k+ lenghas good designer types collection.
      Awesume saree collection though.

      7. Guru Kripa (on main road) – Regular lenghas that you will find everywhere, but at reasonable prices.

      Now having seen few shops i have learnt that net lenghas with stone work are cheapest starting anywhere from 9k , then it comes to gota pati, antique , thread, i.e less chamki work on net till 30K , then on raw silk higher ranges.
      The stuff u see on raw silk can be done on net also and will be like 3000 less.

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  29. Please suggest some shops for ready made good wedding lehengas in Delhi, budget 50-60k as I have only 10 days for shopping and also evening gowns.
    Thanks a lot.

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  30. I am getting married in February and have been following your blog religiously for a few months now. I don’t have a big budget for the wedding yet I wanted something exquisite, classy looking and traditional at the same time. I’m not too much into the bling either. I started my search with cc and desperation led me to south ex (frontier raas, ushnak mal and the likes) and shahpur jaat but I ended up in cc again after not finding anything different apart from the insane prices. Cc is where I ended up buying my wedding lehenga from. I saw tons of nice ones at sushi bhai and finally bought it from pakizaa.
    I got my engagement lehenga from Tek chand and I’ve got 2 lehenga made from them already. While their price range is affordable (20-25 for light and 40ish for slightly heavy) I experienced that Neither one of th lehengas turned out the way I wanted. They tend to mess up the colours.
    While my wedding lehenga is traditional (bandhni) I need desperate help for my reception outfit !
    Where do you suggest a budget bride could go for something elegant classy and yet not too expensive?

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  31. Hi Delhi Bride,

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! It’s tad late for me to thank you but thannnkk uu for all the help your blog did for me, right from shopping for my wedding lehenga to my makeup artist to photography to mehendi outfits to practically the smallest details, the last months of 2014, i was practically on this page everyday and it just took me soo long to thank you so much for the ideas and for warning for certain things that could go wrong! I finaly decided both my wedding and engagement lehenga from Sudhir Bhai, and MUA was Kriti Dhir, I really can say you can put both of them in high recommendations for lehengas and Makeups! Thanks again. Would love to share pics with u soon 🙂 God bless

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    1. Hi Aditi,

      Can you please share your lehnga design with me @kitukisu@gmail.com please. Going to get married soon.

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  32. Hi tdb!,

    Have you done your schooling from DPS vasant kunj? I just found out you have and so have I! :*
    Mine was 2008 batch
    Also, I love your blog and might post queries frequently and torment you with them. Apologies in advance for that ;P
    I LOVED your bridal lehenga! If you don’t mind could you tell me how much did it cost you? My brother would be getting married in a few months and I shall be accompanying my sis-in-law to be for all the shopping therefore I need as much info as I can get.

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