I am doing this series on monthly brides where I share the current months favourite bridal moments, budget wedding related news and all other wedding fashion stories in this post. We started with April Brides last month, and this is the second blog post in the series. The idea behind this post was to jot down anything and everything interesting I’ve come across in this particular month. For this blog post, I will be sharing Gurgaon Budget Lehenga stores, budget photographers and some fantastic new Sabyasachi brides with you all.
Gurgaon Budget Lehenga Stores Under INR 15k
I can’t believe all these years I’ve been in Gurgaon, and I haven’t researched or shared any Gurgaon Budget Lehenga store with you’ll. Recently I was out with a friend who was looking for mid range (Under INR 6,000) wedding guest Indo-western outfit.
She told me about this place in DLF Phase 1 which has amazing small boutiques which do real nice lehengas and other indo-fusion wear. I don’t have exact prices and pictures to share here. But here’s what I can tell you.
Tips For Shopping in Gurgaon Budget Lehenga Stores
- If your lehenga budget in under INR 10-15k, then this Gurgaon Budget Lehenga market is perfect for you.
- Anyone looking for fancy sarees, indo-fusion outfits to wear to weddings, and even pre-wedding lehengas on budget should visit this area.
- Prices for wedding guest/ethnic wear starts from INR 5000 all that way to INR 18-20k. So you know that the whole store pretty much is within budget.
- All of these Gurgaon Budget Lehenga stores that I’ll mention below have one piece per outfit only. So anything you see today won’t be available a week from now. They only make one outfit per design.
- Everything is on display. If you like the design, you pick it. No customizations happen at these stores. Just minor alterations.
Gurgaon Budget Lehenga Stores
Probably the best affordable lehenga store in this market. They have around 20 odd lehengas in different styles and fabrics in the under INR 15-17k price point. I saw chikankari lehenga, then gorgeous floor length anarkali gowns, fancy ethnic sarees and some suit sets as well.
Like I said earlier, everything is on display. So if you like a particular design or look, you can easily try it on and buy it off the rack.
Their lehengas were my favourite in the store. Even if you don’t find something you love, you can always check with them when the next stock is arriving and revisit.
- Qutub Plaza, B-7, DLF Phase 1, Sikanderpur Ghosi, Haryana 122002
- 098119 53074
Now if you ask me directly, no I haven’t seen any of these pieces at the store. That’s only coz they keep updating their collection and you won’t find the same items again. In fact, I saw better stuff at the store as compared to the pictures above.
It might look like I am only sharing Indian wear, but at the store they had more fluid garments with minimal embellishments etc available. My friend Parul picked up a beautiful grey full sleeves long Greecian gown looking thing for under INR 6,000.
If you’re not too keen on a lehenga, I’d suggest you visit here.
- B -3, Qutub Plaza Market, DLF Phase 1, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
- 0124 489 1922
There were one or two more Indian stores in the same market. I don’t recall the names right now, and I can’t find anything about them online. But they are all scattered in the same building complex. So it is hard to miss.
But these two stores are a must visit if you’re in the city and are looking for Gurgaon Budget Lehenga or ethnic wear.
Chennai Wedding Photographer Of The Month – Prashant Kumar Photography
I have recently come across this wedding photographers page, and I am loving his pictures. Mind you, he is expensive, but the photos are beautiful. Especially the way he captures bridal portraits and jewellery shots.
If you’re looking for a premium wedding photographer in Chennai, and don’t mind spending a bit more on photography, then you can check out his page.
Prashant Kumar Photography Charges
- Candid + Cinematography is approx INR 1.2 to 1.4 Lakhs a day
- Pre-Wedding Shoots start at INR 25k
- Studio Photo + Video is another INR 70-80k for a day
If you are having a beach wedding or any destination wedding, then going for contemporary looks like this pretty Sabyasachi lehenga is a great option. It’s easy on the eyes, and the bride herself looks so radiant, glowing and happy.
You don’t need to overdo with traditional lehenga colours or designs. Go for simple, edgy looks that you can have fun in.
Btw, this is the same bridal lehenga Himesh Reshammiya’s wife wore to her wedding. I don’t know why I had to share that information, but I just did. If you want to see what this lehenga looks on another soul, then this input might be useful.
Sabyasachi Lehenga Prices Might Not Be Exactly What I Report It To Be…
In that blog post, I had mentioned a green Sabyasachi lehenga, the same as the pictures above cost INR 3.45 Lakhs. But when she visited the Sabyasachi store, it turned out the other colours including this red one costs about INR 5.95 Lakhs! I mean whoops!
I never realised that colour-colour can also make a huge difference in price points. This is just to give you’ll a heads up. All the prices mentioned in that blog post are accurate as long as you pick that particular colour 🙁
Pretty Pastel Lehengas To Love This Season
Lehenga by Anita Dongre
If I wasn’t told that this was from Anita Dongre, I probably wouldn’t have guessed it. It’s quite different than the styles we are used to seeing by Anita Dongre. That being said, I absolutely love how the heaviness of the outfit is limited to just the lehenga blouse. It’s a cute piece to wear if you’re going for that dreamy fairytale look.
Lehenga from Aza Fashions, Delhi. Lehenga Designer – Yoshita Couture
Geometric patterns and striped lehengas seem to be trending. I recently posted Ananya Pandey in a geometric striped lehenga and she looked gorgeous. So does this bride in her all pink lehenga.
Ananya Pandey in a Amit Aggarwal Lehenga
Photo Credits: Red Veds Photography
Designer In Focus: Vvani By Vani Vats
Peacock Pink VVani Vats Lehenga Price – INR 49,500
I have been following this designers work for quite some time now, and I love her designs for the price. If you have a mid-budget range of INR 50k to INR 70k, you will find gorgeous pre-wedding lehengas, Indo-fusion wear and sarees in her collection.
I also particularly like her long sleeve sequins lehenga blouse designs. Gone are the days when you had to show skin in order to look and feel sexy. Sexy these days is all about old world charm.
Grey Gold One Shoulder VVani Vats Lehenga – INR 79,500
Lilac Jaal Work Lehenga – INR 1,29,000
You can shop all of her latest and previous collections on all the e-commerce sites like Pernia’s Pop Up Shop, Aza Fashions, Carma Online and Aashni & Co. If you are staying in the Delhi NCR region, you should visit her store to get a close up look.
VVani Vats Store Address:
- Ground Floor, 3, Birbal Rd, Jungpura Extension, Jangpura, New Delhi, Delhi 110014
- 098189 12422