Wedding Wardrobe: thedelhibride

24 May

wedding wardrobe thedelhibride

Where did I get my wedding outfits from?

I’ve been asked this question many times, and I thought I’d answer it all in one go (thanks Apurva, for the idea!)

Pre-Wedding Shoot

Pre-Wedding Shoot

This pre-wedding shoot dress was from Akshar Bhan - he has a studio in Defence Colony (not the main market, the one under the Def Col flyover which has the popular store Shagun). He keeps really simple outfits - from dresses to plain lehengas and suits.

For more pictures of the pre-wedding shoot, go here.



I wore this crushed skirt with a corset on my Mehendi ceremony - both pieces are from Goldy’s Nest in M-block market, GK1. This entire outfit was super reasonable (I didn’t want to spend much because it was a home function) - just under INR 2,000. Yes, I’m sure nobody else inside my home that day was wearing an outfit as cheap as mine :)

To see more pictures of this outfit, go here.



I got this lehenga designed from Aumbre at Hauz Khas Village - by A&S (Astha & Siddharth). The whole outfit cost me somewhere around INR 20-22,000 (see, I’m turning out to be such a money-saving bride!) Again, I didn’t want to spend too much on an outfit that will not be re-used. I still did try to ensure it was light enough to be re-used atleast a few times. Like for when I’m a guest at a wedding. And it’s definitely appropriate for that - Astha has already re-made similar versions of this outfit for two people I know who will be wearing it to weddings they’re attending as guests.

You can read the story of how I found my sangeet lehenga here, and see more pictures of it in the posts about my Sagan and Sangeet.



I bought my wedding lehenga from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal at Chandni Chowk.

You can read about the whole tamasha that went into getting my wedding lehenga here, and if you’re more interested in just pictures and wedding day story, go here.



The reception jacket lehenga was from Rakhi & Vandana, a store in South Extension. The story of how I managed to find this spans over two posts - part 1 and part 2. You can also see more pictures from the Reception (including the crazy Photo Booth!) if you go here.

-Photographs by Tarun Chawla Photography—

Which outfit did you love? Have you bought anything from the same stores?

See more Wedding Wardrobe posts here.

50 Responses to “Wedding Wardrobe: thedelhibride”

  1. Sonika May 24, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

    This is really helpful:)

    Love the reception lehenga best. Where is Rakhi & Vandana located and around how much did this cost you? I’m yet to do my reception dress and this one is inspiring me.

    BTW, I’m a fellow-bride-to-be-blogger:)


    • thedelhibride May 24, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

      Glad you found it helpful! Have sent you a mail with the price. Rakhi & Vandana is located in South Ex market (don’t remember if it’s part 1 or 2). What’s your blog address? Would love to read!


      • Sonika May 24, 2022 at 11:37 pm #

        Yes, got your reply. Thanks a ton:)

        Here’s my blog address -



      • shweta January 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        you look adorable in ur album .. loved ur wedding lehenga…could u share the approx price for the wedding lehenga that u got from Om Prakash Jawahar Lal at Chandni Chowk??


  2. Apurva May 25, 2022 at 8:46 am #

    Thank you! I loved the post and your outfits. Not one of them is OTT. And coming from me, it really means something. I rarely like anything! I’ll walk into a store, browse for 2 hours and MAYBE like something. Not even love. LOL.

    Thanks :*
    You look soooo gorgeous. Really.


    • thedelhibride May 25, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      Haha! Then you’re exactly like me! I’m realllyyyy choosy like that too. And thank u so much for your kind words :)


      • Apurva May 28, 2022 at 12:28 am #

        Hahahahaha. It drives my mom insane. :D :D


        • thedelhibride May 28, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

          Ditto! My mother despises shopping with me I think. Imagine her pain when she went wedding shopping with me! :)


  3. Swati Singh May 25, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

    I stumbled upon you blog while i was searching for some trousseau destinations to help my friend with her wedding stuff and i have been stuck ever since then :D I just love reading your blog..very very helpful. your wedding lehenga and the pre-wedding shoot dress is my favorite :)


  4. Naina May 27, 2022 at 11:21 am #

    Congrats on your wedding. Its indeed a very informative blog. Since, you have talked about the price of your few outfits. I hope, it will be alright, if i ask you about the cost of the wedding lehenga. ? If you are comfortable, please share the info with me.


    • thedelhibride May 28, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Naina! Thanks for liking the blog! Have sent you an email.


  5. Diksha May 29, 2022 at 8:38 am #

    Love your pre-wedding shoot dress!


  6. Gurleen Sabharwal May 30, 2022 at 7:12 pm #

    hey an awesome post.. i simply loved ur wedding lehenga.. can u pls email me its price.. I am getting married in October.. when should I start shopping for my wedding outfit? How long do they take to make the lehenga in Chandni Chowk?


  7. thevowsandbeyond June 2, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

    Oooh - just saw your reception outfit - love it! I really think you looked the absolute best in that outfit! Or maybe its just the newly wed glow :)


  8. NehaR June 5, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    You look absolutely beautiful!

    please share the price of wedding lehenga and reception outfit Dear


  9. Tanvi (@Tanvii) June 10, 2022 at 4:32 am #

    Love these shots! You look adorable. (:


  10. strawberrypulp July 5, 2022 at 12:04 am #

    Hey! My mehendi outfit was a shorter skirt version of your sangeet outfit from Astha and Sidharth in purple and pink. Unfortunately all my mehendi photos are lost except a really hilarious one taken with a bad phone cam, but will post it soon… So happy that we had a similar something, since your blog led me to Aumbre.
    And gorgeous post wedding pics of yours on the Photo Tantra Facebook page!


  11. Chandni July 10, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

    Wow! I am soooo in love with your wedding and reception lehengas! They are not blingey and totally lovable. How much did they cost you, if you feel comfortable sharing, i.e.?


  12. Ashima July 24, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

    I love all your outfits! As someone right pointed out, none of them at OTT! Just the perfect outfits with the most awesome make up! Love it!!!
    The Reception outfit looks lovely! If you don’t mind - can you please email me the price of your reception and wedding outfit! :) Thanks in advance!


  13. Neha July 25, 2022 at 9:49 am #

    Hi can you pls share the price of your wedding and reception outfit… i just loved it. You are looking stunning in all your dresses. i am getting married in feb… Would love to wear something like this.. My email is [email protected]


  14. Prachi August 6, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    Your reception lehenga looks stunning on uh….would u mind sharing d price of it


  15. parul August 13, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

    Hi I am helping my cousin shop for her wedding and she is from the US and only has 15 days so this post is a lifesaver. Could you perhaps share the price to the wedding and reception outfit! \



  16. passimpressionon August 21, 2022 at 10:54 am #

    I loved this post… and with a wedding soon to happen in my home..
    This is the savior…


  17. Sakshi August 30, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

    Just loved your outfits.. You look so pretty in all the pictures.. :)
    Hey..If you don’t mind, please share the price of the wedding and reception outfit…


  18. Shruti September 18, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    drooling over ur outfits!! very elegant and classy specially d reception outfit!!! its superb :) details ?? price and where did u buy it from?


  19. Akshar September 23, 2021 at 3:22 pm #

    NIce to read the blog.


  20. norai October 14, 2021 at 3:07 pm #

    What a lovely bride you make..!
    While googling opj I chanced upon your site and realised you got the same make up person as I did for my wedding in Bbay, I think I was one of Mona’s first clients in Bbay before she moved to dilli.. She is awesome
    Could you please let me know the price of Ur wedding n reception lehengas.. I’m doing some research for a friend.. I think I totally missed at least checking out opj and ended up buying a ritu Kumar (no regrets).. I want to understand the price range
    Thank you


  21. shikha November 19, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

    hey, pls msg me the price of your lehenga at [email protected]. thanks :)


  22. Tanvi November 28, 2021 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi! I love your reception and wedding lehengas. Could you please tell me the cost for the both pieces? Also, I’m thinking of getting my mother’s beautiful pink wedding lehenga restored. Any ideas where i could get that done from in Chandni Chowk?


    • thedelhibride December 10, 2021 at 5:28 pm #

      Hi Tanvi, will email the prices to you. As for getting it restored, don’t know of a place that will do that, but one thing is for sure - don’t try it from Chandni Chowk. Find an established designer who you trust to take care of your mom’s ensemble!


      • Daman February 3, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

        Hi.I really love your blog.Its so assuring to know that i can ask for help from someone who has been through all this.I need to buy suits & sarees for occasions after wedding.(like at family wedding,sangeet etc)Can you please help me with which places to search that for.Also your wedding & reception dress-Please share the prices.Thanks a tonne


        • thedelhibride February 8, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          Hi! Will email you the prices. As for trousseau shopping, I’ve done posts on some of my favourite places here


      • Akshar Bhan February 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

        Hello Tanvi, if you want you can visit my boutique for lehngas,anarkalis,saris. have got a big collection in bridal wear. And we do customised orders also. 49 defence colony flyover market.,ph: 9871305732. regards, Akshar Bhan


  23. anu April 13, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    Nice blog..njoy reading it a lot..wanted to knw d price of ur wedding lehenga..


  24. Yasleen May 17, 2022 at 1:52 am #

    Hi, loved all your looks. Neat balance of elegance and shimmer! Really like your wedding and reception dresses. Can you please share the price details for both. Thanks!


  25. sh May 18, 2022 at 12:54 am #

    hi .. i m new to this blog so i dont hav ne idea where to ask queries .. it wud be helpful if u could also post abt wedding n bridal shopping in punjab .. ludhiana, asr , chandigarh.. as i myt not get time to visit delhi..


  26. Ishani August 25, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

    You look sooo gorgeous in all the dresses and I want EXACTLY the same kind of dresses, not too much bling, very easy and not too heavy to carry around for my wedding! Love the wedding Lehenga and the dress you wore for Mehendi :D
    Could you maybe please share with me how much the Wedding Lehenga from CC cost you? Send me an email too? :-)
    Thanks a ton!!!!


  27. neelam December 12, 2021 at 4:25 pm #

    I m realy in lov wid al ua outfits 😍 spcly ua wedng n reception lehngas … Can u pls mail me d exact cost of bth … It wil b realy helpful.. Thnks in advanc tc 😊


  28. Srishti Garg August 12, 2022 at 11:17 am #

    Hi would you mind sharing your wedding lehnga price?



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