Most brides-to-be start their wedding plans with shopping. Heck, I began preparing long before I ever met my spouse!
Who doesn’t want a designer lehenga? I mean, I do! We all dream of wearing a Manish Malhotra or a Sabhyasachi lehenga, just like our favourite Bollywood stars. Okay, so let me tell you this: Just because these are designer lehengas doesn’t mean they are super expensive. You can also pick an affordable designer lehenga.
Wedding shopping is enjoyable, but it is also a time-consuming, labor-intensive, and costly endeavour. Furthermore, if you’re hosting many events, this implies various costumes, and to add to the strain, you must select outstanding designs that can be worn to each occasion.
Put on your desired designer wedding lehenga.
Instagram and Pinterest are our major sources of inspiration as brides these days. This includes spending endless hours looking through pages of lovely lehenga designs and yet being as perplexed as you were at the start!
The bridal fashion industry has developed and is continuously developing by the day, making it quite difficult to select the appropriate bridal lehenga (we’ll reserve the bridal sari possibilities for another time). Year after year, India’s greatest luxury designers release a slew of collections, and although it’s acceptable to mark all of them on your wish list, there are a few crucial elements to consider. Style and colour come first, followed by fabric selection.
As a result, we are shifting slightly up the financial spectrum and toward a more alternative style.
Here’s a new designer that caters to the unconventional bride. Raw Mango’s Sanjay Garg – well known for his minimalist chanderi and banarasi silk saris and comfy blouse pieces, Garg has recently attracted the eye of young women who value not just custom bridal clothing, but also superior hand-woven artisan processes.
His clothes’ beauty rests in their craftsmanship, rather than in elaborate decorations or decorative attachments.
In recent years, we’ve seen Bollywood celebrities wear Raw Mango designs to weddings and parties across India.
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Manish, where do we even begin? The name literally says it all. The Manish Maharani, a moniker linked with grandeur and richness, honours tradition, culture, and legacy.
Bollywood celebs adore his creations, and women around the world as
pire to wear one of his unique, elaborately hand-embroidered lehenga designs at their wedding.
However, keep in mind that a Manish Malhotra bride should expect to pay up to 2.5 lakhs for a lehenga. Here is a designer who is in a class by himself.
If you’re looking for ‘old-world charm’ in rich colours, this is the man for your fantasy wedding lehenga.
Brides from all over the world have embraced Sabyasachi’s designs in recent years, and they will frequently go to great efforts to plan a trip to his bespoke stores to pick up that one-of-a-kind, custom made lehenga for their big day. We are not kidding. He is the man of the moment, and he has taken Instagram by storm year after year, presenting huge wedding collections.
Sabya’s creative aesthetic is inspired by the charm and nostalgic vibes of old-world Kolkata, making her one of the country’s premier couture designers. While the motifs and textures of his lehenga designs are extremely conventional, it is the way they are arranged that looks attractive on any body shape.
Tarun Tahiliani, the pioneer of haute couture and master of draping, distinguishes himself from other designers for a variety of reasons. Tarun was the first Indian designer to display at Milan Fashion Week, and he also co-founded Ensemble, India’s first multi-designer store.
Tarun’s rigid shapes are embellished with traditional materials and imbued with current design sensibilities, making him a force to be reckoned with. Beautifully constructed and luxurious. It’s no surprise that his bridal lehenga designs are popular among brides.
Tarun Tahiliani is the go-to designer for brides who want to invest (literally) in something traditional, elegant, and timeless.
Neeta Lulla is another popular designer among the Bollywood elite. The renowned designer was responsible for epic classics like “Devdas” and “Jodha Akbar.”
She recently drew the attention of several brides-to-be by creating all of the clothes for her daughter, Nishka’s wedding celebrations. Nishka’s ‘Radha Rani’ inspired lehenga was stunning, with antique embroidery and Tanjore paintings on the panels, and a beautiful heart shaped cut choli blouse.
Neeta’s wedding gown exudes beauty, passion, and elegance. Her creations pay homage to the ideal bride.
Neeta is the designer you go to if you want an elegant, classic lehenga for your ideal wedding
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Anju Modi is one of those seasoned designers to look up to. Her luxury bridal fashion has grown in popularity since she designed costumes for Bollywood films “Ram Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani.” Like you, we were captivated by the clothes in both films.
Modi’s elaborate zari, beading, gota, stones, and wool thread embroidery, as well as layers upon layers of stunning textures, are strongly steeped in tradition.
These lehenga types, known for their layered designs, may undoubtedly improve your bridal appearance if you’re planning a winter wedding.
Her designs are so adaptable that they may be worn for any event, and the greatest thing is that there is a colour combination to suit any bride!
Anita wedding lehengas exude elegance. Her unique gota-patti stitching has helped her develop from strength to strength throughout the years.
Anita Dongre’s lehenga dresses are full of new and modern feelings, coming in a variety of colours, textures, and featuring lovely feminine embroidery work that brides relate with. Nothing flashy or fussy here, simply breezy lehengas that are light and comfy for any occasion.
Her most recent styles even have pockets, which are excellent for tissues, lipstick, phones, or anything else! Because each item is offered individually, you may mix and match the cholis and lehengas. Customize as much as you like.
Her designs are defined by their attention to detail and comfort, which is why her lehengas are becoming increasingly popular.
Anamika Khanna is one of our favourite modern wedding designers today.
Anamika’s design sensibilities are very much in sync with the style-savvy bride who isn’t afraid to explore while yet preserving her traditional origins (see out our exclusive interview with the designer at last year’s Aashni + Co. Wedding Show). She values legacy and tradition, and her well-cut, handcrafted products reflect this.
Her bridal lehenga dresses feature delicate lace work and hand painted embellishments in a variety of gorgeous subdued colours.
Yes, it is an investment, but consider it a long-term one. Ensembles that may be worn again and again and never go out of style. Sigh.
Anushree Reddy’s lehenga dresses are instantly recognisable by brides-to-be all over the world. Her flowing, flowery, vintage designs are quite appealing for a variety of reasons. Simply said, they are enjoyable, bright, and, some would argue, timeless.
She has undoubtedly carved out a niche for herself in the wedding industry. Her characteristic Hyderabadi zardozi embellishments and Victorian flower motifs are popular among brides who want to wear something comfortable and elegant to pre-wedding activities. We’re considering a sangeet or mehndi night. During the wedding season, bridesmaids and sisters of the bride/groom are frequently seen wearing Anushree Reddy lehengas.
Payal Singhal’s unconventional shapes are always new, modern, and fun. Expect edgy designs with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe in delicate fabrics, neutral colours, and subtle prints and embroidered patterns for the sophisticated maharani. Above all, we adore how flattering and light-weight the cuts are while still retaining Indian design sensibility.
Singhal’s lehengas are practical and oh-so-wearable for the destination bride!
It’s no surprise that brides are swooning for her bridal clothing, which includes handmade crop tops, capes, jackets, jumpsuits, and exquisite churidaar-skirt combos.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT UPON BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR SHOPPING:
- Will the design and colour represent your personality?
- Will it help you feel at ease?
- Do you want a short or long choli blouse, with or without sleeves?
- Which type of dupatta will you wear – single or double?
- Is the lehenga going to have a mermaid cut or will it be long and flowy?
- Are you a traditional red lehenga bride or do you want to try something different? This season, we’re seeing softer and more subdued colour tones in designer ensembles. Consider whites, golds, and ultra-feminine pinks. Did someone mention dusty rose?
- What about the material? What materials did you use to make your lehenga design? Are there any decorations or embroidery?
Manish Malhotra, Sabhyasachi, and Tarun Tahiliani, are all among the top designers. They are also popular among Bollywood stars.
If you are wearing your lehenga during the day, cotton and chiffon are lighter fabrics. If you are wearing the lehenga during the evening, you can opt for silk or velvet.
A designer lehenga can range between 15000- 500000 and more!
A lehenga can have different numbers of kalis based on the size, fabric, and waist it’s being made for. The more the kalis, the prettier it looks!