Delhi offers a diverse range of options for wedding shopping, from traditional bridal wear and jewellery to trendy decor and gifts. So from last-minute shopping to slow planning taking months, this is the place you must visit at least once.
If you are a Delhite, you can go visit these places anytime, but if you are from areas far and away, this is your wedding shopping guide.
Marriage is called the bride’s day, the time for her to shine and get all the attention. So picking the perfect wear for dreams is a must. Go to the most popular wedding wear destinations to wrap yourself in the best.
You will find A-Rated designer’s couture and boutiques in the Qutub area of Mehrauli Road. From the likes of Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra to Ritu Kumari etc., all stores are lined one after another here. Find an assortment of luxe ethnic, bridal wear at stores of Bageecha and Devanagari, to name a few out of the 50+ designer boutiques at Shahpur Jat.
Defence Colony has some of the most sought-after labels: Asha and Gautam for the finest silk sarees, Dolly J for intricate lehengas, and Ekaya for the best of both. For budget shopping in Karol Bagh, go to Frontier Bazaar and Meena Bazaar for wonderfully crafted lehengas. In Chandni Chowk, you can find both wedding lehengas and sarees up to date with the latest trends. Don’t miss Om Prakash Jawahar Lal and Ram Kishan Sarees while hunting through the forest of shops. Lajpat Nagar will spread out bridal shops ranging from designer wears to unstitched ones. From Shakuntalam to Lajlees, one of them can surely steal your heart.
If gouging any size of the hole through the pockets doesn’t feel right just for a one-day affair, which already requires more and more money, you can also go for bridal wear rental shops.
What is attire without ornaments? Jewellery is integral for brides without questions. Where to buy? You must have noted the markets listed above to shop for bridal wear. So without any need to go further, rehydrate, replenish from the nearby eateries, and get up to enter the jewellery shops.
Recommendations for Wedding Shopping
In Chandni Chowk, you must look for Shri Ram Hari Ram Jewellers for intricate and handcrafted jewellery pieces. Panna Lal Roshan Lal Lal Jewellers is worth a visit. Padmavati Jewellers is worth a visit. The imitation pieces of jewellery here can also be rented. Drop by Babu Churi Wala’s shop while at Lajpat Nagar Market. The reason to seek this place is not just the spectrum of bangles but also the fact that they can prepare custom bangle sets to match your wedding wear. Some stores with multiple branches across nations, like Tanishq, Malabar, and Hazoorilal Legacy, can also be found. Get high-end and well-crafted sets from here that are sure to turn heads.
- These lustrous pieces of metal and gems cost as much as they weigh. So plan out the designs to cover your body and suit your costume, plus the price it entails.
- Remember to check gold prices and pick days when costs are low for buying authentic gold jewellery pieces.
- The options are vast, from buying real gold and diamond sets and imitation jewellery to renting them for D-Day.
Decor and Gifts
Like the bride, the venue where the rituals and ceremonies will occur is especially important. So dolling up those pillars, doorways, railings, and stairs is some severe affair.
Be ready to close off your wedding shopping spree at Chandni Chowk Market, as the place will spoil you out of your senses with its collections. You can rest assured of finding all sorts of garlands, thalis, wall and door hangings, mandap decorations, etc. The shopkeepers are prepared with everything you will require, even reminding you of the items you might forget in the hustle and bustle. Besides this, you will find many shops in Karol Bagh and Lajpat Nagar Market while shopping for dresses and jewellery. Some other stunning markets are Amar Colony, Sadar Bazar, Laxmi Nagar Market and Sarojini Nagar Market, sure to fulfil your wishes and demands on a reasonable budget.
- List down the requirements for your wedding day according to the theme structure and surrounding of the venue.
- You won’t want some staircase decorations if there are no stairs, for sure? So don’t let the market glamour you and unnecessarily entice you into spending more after something.
- Keep note of the theme of the wedding, and if vital of religious essentials, before getting the materials. Mandap decoration is central in a Hindu marriage, but not for Christians.
Other Wedding Shopping Essentials
Talking about wedding essentials, let’s get to the wedding cards and trousseau! Everyone in their lifetime must have seen these from invitations or on the internet. So when it comes to your wedding, we can easily guess how exciting shopping for them must be.
Chawri Bazaar is the first place for wedding cards and invitations. You can find an array of collections in rows and shops. Rajouri Garden is an excellent place to fill up trousseau. Make-ups, satin nightwear, comfortable slippers, luxury soaps and linens, anything a bride will require.
Tips for Wedding Shopping
- The card will reflect the wedding day celebrations’ theme, personality, and stature. So pick designs carefully. As the order will be in bulk, ensure you get the best possible discount to cut costs.
- Don’t try out new products just after the wedding, so put trusted necessities in the trousseau. After exhausting days, you would not want to suffer skin breakouts or discomfort.
Last but not the least
Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Rajouri Garden, and Shahpur Jat should be marked up on your shopping planner. Apart from these, Hauz Khas Village, Connaught Place, South Extension, and Greater Kailash are some other popular places one can go through.
Well, the markets of Delhi are a shopper’s paradise. After all, they offer something for everyone, such that even the pickiest will be sure not to return empty-handed. So forget the wedding season; come by anytime throughout the year for early planning and shopping.