Real Brides Reveal - The Most Affordable But Trendy Store They Visited!
BY Apoorva | 31 Aug, 2019 | 11774 views | 3 min read
Bridal shopping means discovering a whole new world of designer labels, boutiques and stores that you never even knew existed. Since there is so much to buy (endless dinners, pujas, parties!), there is a huge variety of stores and labels that you can check out. So we asked our Real brides to dish out the details on their most favourite store for wedding outfits that is affordable yet keeps its designs in style and trend!
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I found Priti Sahni Designs through another bride’s reference and she is so good. I love how they are so good with trends and even have the latest colours in their designs. I picked up a few pieces for my smaller wedding events and got so many compliments!
Find them here - Plot #87, Maamta Apt, Ghatla Village Rd, Chembur East, Mumbai
There is a designer studio in Vakola called Jiya by Veer Design Studio This might feel expensive to a lot of brides, it did to me too at first but then I realised that I am looking at only bridal pieces, which are on the higher end. They have a lot of pieces for smaller functions and even trousseau that are quite reasonable if you look at the work. We also loved this a lot because they were willing to customise for us. My sister loved a bridal lehenga but it was too heavy for a sister so they suggested that we do away with 60-70% work on the lehenga which literally cut the price to half.
Find them here - Veer Design Studio, 30/236 Anand Nagar, Behind Vakola Police Station, Vakola, Mumbai 400055, Kalina-Vakola Flyover, Anand Nagar, Vakola, Santacruz East, Mumbai
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I love sarees. All types. So my pick would be Gurukripa sarees in Parel, Mumbai. This store will surprise you with their collection. They have all types of sarees. Surprisingly, they have sarees which I have seen in big showroom type stores for 20% less price. I was shocked! The quality and even variety is superb. Love it!
Find them here - Batatawala mansion, Ganesh Gali, Lalbaug, Gundecha Garden, Parel, Mumbai
Since I wanted to cut costs on my wedding shopping, I did not visit designer showrooms. But when I found Sudhir Bhai Saree Wale Chandni Chowk in Chandni Chowk, I think I did a good thing. They have such a big variety of lehengas and the work is amazing. So great!
Find them here - 485, Katra Nagpuri, Maliwara Tiraha Bazar, Katra Asharfi, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
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There is a boutique called Palanquine Boutique which is very good for anarkalis, indo-western outfits and even super light lehengas. I got a lot of stuff from there during my pre-wedding shopping.
Find them here - Next to Five Spice Restaurant, 471/A, Bhanu Kunj, Ground Floor, Adenwala Road, Kings Cir, Matunga, Mumbai
I discovered this label and this designer called Anisha Shetty at a bridal exhibition and I don’t know how people don’t know her because her work is fab. From bridal lehengas to simple anarkalis, she is a one-stop shop for almost everything that a bride to be wants and needs. She even makes cocktail gowns and dresses so no need to run to someone else.
Find them here - 72, Hira Baug, MDS Marg, Opposite Grand Central Hotel, Chembur East, Mumbai