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Best markets in India to buy your wedding lehenga or bridal sari

Are you planning your wedding trousseau? Then we’ve got the perfect guide of the best bridal wear markets across India. A bridal lehenga or sari is one of the most important outfits a woman will buy in her lifetime and we have listed out the best markets where you can find your dream ensemble. The bustling bridal wear markets have loads to offer in terms of options and we want to help you navigate this decision. From Delhi to Mumbai, Chandigarh to Ahmedabad or Hyderabad to Chennai, we’ll guide you on where to find unique creations for your wedding day.

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Delhi

So if you’re a bride-to-be out shopping in Delhi, you have to start your sartorial search at Chandi Chowk. The capital city has a plethora of bridal wear markets and this is one of the most famous. This is the oldest market in Delhi and has a wide assortment of bridal wear shops offering pretty much everything a bride could imagine. Bollywood-inspired lehengas or traditional poshaks, you’ll find styles and price points to appeal to every bride’s taste. Karol Bagh is another renowned wedding shopping destination, where you’ll find a range of stores from designer boutique shops to budget-friendly stores. Lajpat Nagar market is also a wonderful market to find the perfect wedding outfit and accessories. It has shops brimming with merchandise for the discerning bride, with a vast variety on offer. If a deal is what you’re after, then Rajouri Garden market is a must-visit. Gorgeous saris, lehengas and bridal accessories are available in numerous shops here. Independent designer boutiques with uniquely beautiful collections can be found in Greater Kailash 1 (M and N Block Market) or Greater Kailash 2 (M Block Market). So head there, if you have a bespoke lehenga in mind. Complete your bridal look with exquisitely made jewellery from Rivaah by Tanishq.

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Chandigarh

For an unmatched collection of lehengas, the markets of Chandigarh have you spoilt for choice. No matter where you’re from, the Chandigarh shops will be sure to delight any bride with a huge variety of designs, patterns and hues. You’ll find exquisite creations with intricate embroidery and silken fabrics in an assortment of silhouettes to choose from. Sector 17 Shopping Plaza is a shopping hub and has a variety of wedding lehenga retailers and is home to some well-known brands for traditional bridal wear and saris. Shop for some of the best bridal jewellery in town, at Rivaah by Tanishq. Be sure to go to at least a few stores to peruse their collections, before zeroing in on what you want. The bustling Sector 22 Shastri market has an amazing range of shops catering to bridal wear and you’ll surely find something that suits any budget. Still looking for more? Then head on over to one of the many stand-alone bridal lehenga stores, that are famous in their own regard. Some of these include Poshak, Frontier Raas and Landmark Design Studio to name a few.

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Mumbai

You will be in complete awe of the choices in colour, texture and price range of bridal wear available in Mumbai markets. Brides can have loads of fun shopping in this maximum city. The first shopping destination we recommend is Bhuleshwar. It is located next to Crawford Market and is the hub for Indian bridal, pre-wedding and festive wear. We love that this is a wholesale market, so the prices are sure to fit a conservative budget. For the more discerning bride, Marine Lines has some exquisite lehenga shops with beautiful handcrafted pieces. Here you’ll have a quieter and more sophisticated shopping experience. If you plan to create your wedding lehenga from scratch, then Manish Market in Andheri is the best choice. Gorgeous fabrics are bought by brides and then given for stitching to one of the several tailors dotting the market, so you’ll be sure to get a customized fit. Andheri is home to stores selling a vast selection of bridal wear and embroidered materials. For expertly crafted wedding jewellery, head over to Rivaah by Tanishq. For the mid-budget bride, Santa Cruz market on Irla Vile Parle is a must visit. The shops offer wedding lehengas in many variations including celebrity bridal couture replicas. So if you dream to look like your favourite Bollywood bride, then this is the market to make your dreams come true!

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Lucknow

This ancient city is famous for its embroidery artisans and Nawabi culture. The bridal wear on offer is sure to impress you with its sophisticated style and timeless designs. Aminabad bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest markets in Lucknow, where a bride can find innumerable shops catering to trousseau needs. Be ready to bargain and also enjoy some delectable street food on offer.  The area of Alambagh is also very famous for its bridal wear stores. From well-known bridal wear brands to established local boutiques, a bride can find wonderful and stylish options for her bridal lehenga. Janpath market in Hazrathganj is another option for future brides to explore their sartorial tastes, like buying some exquisite creations in Lucknow’s iconic chikankari embroidery. Several shops here cater to the mid-budget shopper. To make your wedding jewellery dreams come true, be sure to check out Rivaah by Tanishq. Kapoorthala area of Lucknow is where you will find the most modern and contemporary design options in bridal wear. Home to glamorous showrooms, a discerning shopper will feel very much at home here. Expect a mix of old world charm and modern trends from the markets of Lucknow!

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Ahmedabad

Gujarat is home to some of the most skilled fabric weavers and embroiderers in the country. So Ahmedabad is a hub where you will find pieces that are astonishingly well finished and beautiful to behold. In the old part of the city there is Ratan Pol, which is a very popular market for wedding shopping as it is famous for its saris, ethnic wear and embroidered fabrics. From traditional sari shops to trendy stores, Sindhi market has every bride’s shopping needs covered. With many traditional garments and accessories on offer, this market is a bridal paradise. Come wedding season, brides-to-be go to the Dhalgarwad market, which has the best options for sari shopping in Ahmedabad. This shopping gem is burrowed in the old city and is one of the oldest fabric markets in the city where you can also find Bandhej silk, Patolasaris, Mangalgiri and embroidered chaniyacholis to name a few. Ellisbridge area in Ahmedabad has the posh designer boutiques where a bride can find a truly unique wedding ensemble. In addition, if you’re looking for a one-stop destination store for trousseau jewellery, head over to see the collection from Rivaah by Tanishq.

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad is an ancient city and the historical home of the Nizams. This uber modern city is a metropolis in the south of India and is a dream shopping destination for a discerning bride. Home to some exciting wedding wear and jewellery markets, even the most hard-to-please bride will find her needs met by the options on offer. One of the most desirable places for wedding shopping is the Lad Bazaar near Charminar. Here you will find shops selling bridal lehengas, bridal jewellery, accessories and much more, at a wide range of prices. This is part of the old city and is characteristically crowded and busy. The ambience itself is an experience on its own, while you go about searching for your perfect wedding outfit. Banjara hills and Jubilee hills area have designer boutiques for bridal lehengas and saris, for the more upmarket bride. Here you can get a bespoke trousseau truly fit for a queen. The Panjagutta and Begumpet area in Hyderabad is where you have the best jewellery showrooms to find your wedding treasures. Some prized jewellery for the discerning bride can be found at Rivaah by Tanishq. Be sure to also visit Begum Bazar for some budget friendly, wedding shopping. It’s a treasure trove of amazing finds for any bride, with the added advantage of being at wholesale rates.

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Chennai

With intricate weaves and stunning colour combinations, Chennai’s markets have saris to impress every bride! Famous for the rich Kanjeevaram silk saris, the markets in Chennai offer a wide variety of silk drapes for a bride. T Nagar market has some iconic sari stores like Nalli, Pothys and Chennai Silks to name a few, where brides will be able to source high-quality pure silk saris. The saris you will buy here are sure to be heirloom pieces for generations to come. The shops in Alwarpet market will also appeal for trousseau sourcing, with its saris shops, designer boutiques and jewellery stores offering a great selection. Patience is key, as you navigate your way through the different shops, so be prepared for a day of exciting choices. Mint Street in Sowkarpet market is a wedding shopper’s paradise. It is a hub for buying embroidered fabrics, saris and all kinds of accessories. With some patience and bargaining you could find yourself some stylish treasures, at a bargain. Anna Nagar is the new favourite bridal shopping destination in Chennai with a large array of stores for wedding shopping. If you have a bigger budget and wish to have a customized shopping experience, then head to Khadar Nawaz Khan Road for its exclusive designer boutiques. Be it traditional wedding jewellery or stylish creations in fine gold, you’ll find it all at Rivaah by Tanishq. Chennai is indeed a national metropolis and has plenty to tempt a modern bride.

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