First of all, wedding shopping is a major event in Delhi. As a result, families spend a lot of money on weddings in general. The bridal wear dresses, the jewelry, the return gifts, the wedding cards and wedding essentials such as the garlands, kaleeras, puja plates and lamps make up the wedding purchase. Silver articles are exchanged between the bride and the groom’s families. It is a mad rush to get all the purchases done in a short time.
- Here, we give you a list of shopping markets where you can go wedding shopping in Delhi.
- It will probably make your task much easier in deciding where to shop.
List of Wedding Shopping Markets
If you are from South Delhi and you are not wanting to venture out very far, you can visit the South Extension shopping market for wedding shopping rather than visit any North Delhi market.
1. South Extension Market
South Extension Market Part 1 & 2 are full of shops for wedding wear dresses. Ritu Kumar is a designer wear store for high end bridal lehengas, bridal wear saris and Indo fusion party wear dresses. Dresses for the wedding, the mehendi & the sangeet functions are available here . It is certainly an excellent shop.
Frontier Raas is a popular shop for traditional Indian ethnic wear dresses. Likewise ,Nalli is the reputed store for Kanjivaram silk sarees and wedding sarees. Anantam and Meena Bazar in South Extension Part 1 have a limited stock of bridal lehengas. Raisons and Roop sarees stock heavy sarees. South Extension Part 2 has Ushnak Mal Madan Lal, Ushnak Mal and Ushnak Mal Madan Lal pride. They are 3 branches of the same family. The selection of bridal wear is varied and interesting in these shops. Heritage is an established shop for bridal wear dresses. You can also buy the groom’s dress in this store. Rasi silk store has a stock of Kanjivaram sarees.
- Khanna Jewelers and Tanishq are the prominent jewelry stores in the South Extension Market.
- Silver gift articles- Bellirams is well known for silver gift articles.
- As compared to some of the other markets, the South Extension Market has several popular shops.
2. Defence Colony Market
Until a few years ago, the Defence colony market was popular for eclectic restaurants and grocery shopping. The main road in Defence colony market is now a fashionable address for designer boutiques and hence for wedding shopping. Shantanu & Nikhil, Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani are some of the top designers in India for Indian ethnic wear dresses. Banaras Ekaya specializes in Banarsi sarees and bridal lehengas.
3. Karol Bagh Market
Karol Bagh Market is one of the oldest shopping markets in Delhi. It is a crowded market with ready to wear garment shops, home furnishing shops, shops for shoes, bags & imitation jewelry. It is almost as popular as the Chandni Chowk Market.
However, it is one of the best places to visit for wedding shopping. Bridal lehengas and sarees are available at Meena Bazar, Frontier Raas and Bombay Selections. RCKC & Roop Sarees have a stock of party wear sarees.
PP Jewellers, Khanna Jewellers, Mehre di Hatti , Bholasons Jewellers and Bimal Jewellers are some of the old established jewellery shops in Delhi. It is because of this reason that Karol Bagh is considered as one of the best shopping markets for jewellery.
Wedding gifts and trousseau items can also be purchased in the Gaffar Market & Tip Top Markets.
4. Chandni Chowk Market
Notwithstanding any other market that you may decide to go to for purchasing a bridal lehenga, a visit to the Chandni Chowk Market is a must. It is an old and popular market which is crowded at all times. It has one of the best markets for wedding shopping. While the South Extension Market and Karol Bagh Market have a handful of established shops, the Chandni Chowk Market has several shops where bridal lehengas are available at wholesale prices.
There are mini markets in Nai Sadak where the traditional bridal lehengas are available from Rs 5000/piece.
OP Jawaharlal in Chandni Chowk Market is the most well-known shop for good quality bridal lehengas. They can make a replica of any designer lehenga in a matter of months. Bridal lehengas and bridal sarees are available from Rs 30000/piece and can cost upto Rs 3,00,000/piece.
In addition, the Chandni Chowk Market is also the best place to shop for wedding trousseau. Wedding invites and paper bags can be purchased in Chawri Bazar .
Kinari Bazar has shops for bags, boxes, trays, paper garlands ,safas,kaleeras and gifts.
5. Shahpur Jat Market
If you are looking for stylish dresses and new designers to customize & design a bridal lehenga, then you should visit the Shahpur Jat market for your wedding shopping. There are innumerable shops for trendy designer wear lehengas, party wear ethnic dresses & gowns. Indo fusion dresses, gararas, shararas, dhoti pants and the bridal lehengas with gowns and capes are all available in the Shahpur Jat Market. It is easy to walk around this market as it is not crowded.
6. Lajpat Nagar Market
This market is again a well-established one for mundane and everyday essentials. Consequently ,you can shop for cotton salwar kameez, school books, kids’ dresses, home furnishings and utensils. However, the Lajpat Nagar Markethas some of the best shops for reasonably priced wedding lehengas, salwar suits, gowns and sarees. You can get to buy a trendy lehengas for Rs 30000/piece.
Above all, wedding items such as Kaleeras(bangles worn by the bride), maang tikkas can all be purchased in the jewellery lane .
Another major attraction about the Lajpat Nagar Market is the fact that there are several shops for renting bridal wear dresses and jewellery as compared to purchasing the dresses.
So, if you are not the one to spend heavily on bridal wear dresses & jewellery, why not visit the Lajpat Nagar shops for wedding shopping?