I visited a wedding exhibition for the first time today. It’s called Bride & Groom, and is running at Hotel Ashoka in New Delhi (7-9 July, 2012). Heading into an exhibition can feel a little chaotic at first – so many stalls, so little time. We reached at 11.30 am and already the place was getting a little crowded. It wasn’t so much because of the number of visitors, but more because of the limited space each stall has. It feels slightly cramped up, but if you arrive early enough it should be quite manageable.
Since there was so much to look at, we were slightly lost at first. There’s everything under 1 roof – trousseau designers, invitation card designers, jewellery designers, photographers, caterers, wedding planners, even mehendi-walas! They come in from all parts of the country, and from all over Delhi-NCR region. From Jaipur to Kolkatta, Ludhiana to Mumbai. From Rohini to Noida, from Lajpat Nagar to Rajouri Garden. This is one of the biggest advantage of an exhibition. Most of your wedding planning needs under one roof. Extremely useful. If you’re wondering if they’re worth a visit, they most definitely are. Here’s a list of trousseau desginers I liked at this exhibition:
- Zaina (Designer Sarees & Suits) from Rohini, New Delhi – I bought one pretty white saree from here. They most definitely had some really pretty sarees.
- Ashneet from Pitam Pura, New Delhi
- Preevin from Karol Bagh, New Delhi
- Soltee from Noida
- Azuli from Mumbai
In case you want their contact details, let me know and I’ll put it up. The exhibition is on till tomorrow (9th July 2012). Timings are 11 am to 7.30 pm.
For a complete list of all the exhibitors, go to this page.
A funny thing happened btw – We asked a mehendi wala here for a quote, and he said they charge 7,000 to 15,000 for just the bride’s mehendi, and it can take upto 8 hours to put on. I made a run for it after hearing that! I found it ridiculous, but then again he did have pictures of his team applying mehendi on Mandira Bedi type celebrities. Maybe that justifies his charges.
From now on, you will find a running list of all Upcoming Wedding Exhibitions in India on the right hand column of this blog. Hope this serves fellow brides well!