Review – Bandhan Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition

by Namrata Nautiyal
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Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

The start of this week has brought with it a series of Wedding and Lifestyle Exhibitions starting with Fashion Jalsa 2015 to Bandhan which was held at Blue Sea, Worli yesterday. I got the update from a friend who sent me a text one day before. She got married last year and she knew I was looking for my Wedding Lehenga. So she suggested I go check this out.

It was a one day event only but for those of you who have missed the event, don’t fret. The same exhibition is back very soon on the following days:

World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade Thursday, 9th July 2015
Tulip Star, Juhu Monday, 20th July 2015
J.K. Banquets Prabhadevi Monday, 27th July 2015
Bhatiawadi, Ghatkopar Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Gurukripa Hall, Chembur Monday, 3rd August 2015

Ok. Let me start by saying that this was an AWESOME EVENT. ABSOLUTE MUST VISIT.

This exhibition felt like a proper Wedding Exhibition. Every stall had something different to offer. Whether it was trousseau hunt or bridal lehenga shopping or simply buying wedding stationary – this place had it all in one place.

Moreover, the place was also buzzing with Fashion Consultants who were friendly enough to give advise on what would look good, the latest designs, fabrics and the kind of outfits that one must pack in their trousseau. I for one haven’t yet started with my trousseau shopping. It’s something that scares me to even talk about right now. So, it was quite nice to find someone who told me exactly the number of sarees, anarkalis, casual wear, gowns and lehengas to collect before my wedding 🙂

 

Ok. Let’s get to the good part.

THE AWESOME STALLS:

Eat Travel Splurge

Oh what a find! Favoritest stall in the entire exhibition. If you are the kinds who loves custom stationary, then this stall was a visit to heaven. I know stationary and weddings are not the most closely related but you can definitely make them to be.

Be it wedding planner book, custom notes, invitations (wedding), greeting cards, cookie bags, gift or luggage tags. I think one could go crazy in this stall.

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – eattravelsplurge.com

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

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The best part. I found the prices to be really-really reasonable. Like much more reasonable than probably your local stationary store! Sacchi !

My verdict: Pay less get much more. 

Ooooh and I told them that I am getting married soon. They said they can also do gift hampers...Yayy. So excited 😀 . I think before they increase their prices 😛 please contact them. They are totally worth it!! 😀

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – eattravelsplurge.com

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – eattravelsplurge.com

DIVAS 

For all those who love Jaipur work – Mirror, Leheriya, Gota Patti, this stall was breathtakingly beautiful. The colors were so meetha, one could find sober intricate work on all outfits without seeing overtly too much bling-bling. The stall had kurtis, floor length maxi-anarkalis, jackets and some gorgeous Lehengas.

You know how Leheriyas are basically very easy on the eye as well as weight wise. Now imagine floor length Leheriya Anarkalis. I just fell in love with them. They were light weight both on the pocket as well as to wear. 

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Maxi-Anarkalis were priced at Rs. 3000-4000 which I feel is a decent price for floor length outfit. Everywhere else the standard for something similar is around Rs.7000+

My verdict: Exclusive stuff at just the right price

I particularly liked this Lehenga. The colors are in perfect sync and it was priced at somewhere around 20k. Absolute steal deal I think given it had a full flared gher with all the can-can done and a heavy bordered dupatta.

What do you think?

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

 

 

THE OTHER MUST VISITS:

Pink Peacock Couture

This was the first stall that I stopped at. They had stunning couture pieces of Lehengas, heavy worked sarees, Anarkalis and concept outfits like ready-made Lehenga Sarees. A little pricey but their collection was outstanding. I came back home and now I am regretting for not trying out a few outfits while at the stall.

I definitely saw few pieces which would look gorgeous for Bridal Wear both for the main functions as well as for the smaller events. The prices as I saw went upwards 30k but the designs were definitely unique and well worth it.

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – pinkpeacockcouture.com

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source -pinkpeacockcouture.com

A lot of their designs had a heavy jacket or blouse which made the overall outfit look all the more stunning. I especially liked one in which the designer had used pearls on the back of the blouse to create the much required drama.

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source -pinkpeacockcouture.com

 

Utopia by Subah Bansal

I saw a lot of floral prints and pretty pink Lehengas in their collection. Not too heavy but amazing occasion wear. Their collection had a very doll-like feeling somehow. Balloon type flared skirts with heavy embellished blouses, I just loved looking at all the outfits here.

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – Pinterest

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – Facebook, Utopia by Subah Bansal

They also had a lot of heavy work blouses teamed with floral Lehengas. The price went upwards 20k

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – fashionworld-hamood.blogspot.com

 

Mahnoush Designs

Are you a fan of floral skirts and crop tops? If so, then Mahnoush is the place for you. They had beautiful floral print skirts priced at just Rs.3500. Crop Tops additionally was priced at Rs.3000 but together the entire outfit could be yours for just Rs.6000

Given the print and design, the outfit definitely looked price worthy. I found the blouse fabric material excellent but I would have liked the skirt more had it had can-can to give it a stiff full-flared look. Overall a good stall.

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

 

Some other favorites:

Amaara

This stall had a lot of bright colors. I just loved the whole look of the place. There was everything from mirror work, heavy embroidery to floral prints. This stall was perfect to look for everything from heavy Lehengas and sarees to fusion outfits and Anarkalis.

Givaashi

A lot of fusion Indian Wear. From dress materials to kurtis, palazzo pants, their outfits played with a lot of fresh summer colors with heavy border work. Unique styles but a bit pricey.

Maitreyi

Bandhan Wedding Exhibition

Source – Facebook, Mahogany by Maitreyi

Maitreyi happens to be a Fashion Consultant and rightly so. Her stall had a glimpse of everything from light weight Lehengas to Trousseau Sarees, Anarkalis and a host of other things. I just loved everything about her stall. Her outfits were decently priced with Lehengas starting range going upwards 10k to heavy trousseau sarees under 10k.

What I loved about her is that she provides a complete package – you can have all your shopping done from one place itself and at a good deal.

She is definitely one designer to watch out.

For those of you who have missed this exhibition, you can also attend her exclusive exhibition at Bandra on 15th July 2015. [I don’t have the details with me yet, will update it when I do 🙂 ]

 

 

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Marwar Mega Wedding Exhibition is starting tomorrow! - Frugal2Fab June 24, 2015 - 12:41 pm

[…] If you are looking for budget purchases, then this wedding show is a must attend. I attended Bandhan few days back and it was brilliant. I came across at least 4-5 stalls which were totally price worthy. There were some real good designers showcasing Bridal Lehengas, Anarkalis and Trousseau packing. If you have missed my review of Bandhan Wedding Exhibition, you can read about it here. […]

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