Post # 1
It just arrived. To be honest it’s a bit heavier/more formal than I expected/remembered, but it’s really pretty. My cousin says I should milk the bride hting for everything so just go with it. I do love it so I wanted to share 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
It’s beautiful! I’m such a softie when it comes to embroidery and handicrafts. :o)
Post # 5
That is so gorgeous! I’m so excited for you! What lovely colors.
In a few weeks I’m going (if I don’t get called in b/c it’s on my call weekend) to a wedding of a coworker and she’s wearing one. She’s so lovely and sweet and he’s a sweetheart too!
Thanks for sharing!
Post # 6
Love it!! 🙂 I got my lengha today too! .. well the blouse is at the tailor’s for stiching but I’m happy with just the bottom 😀
Post # 9
Beautiful lehnga! I love pinks and greens together.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone…it turned out so much better than I imagined:)
I have one question for y’all, I have to get some alterations done on the blouse anyway, so I’m wondering if it might look better without the cap sleeves (e.g. more tank style). The other advantage is that since I’ll have mehndi/henna on my hands when I’m taking it off, the tank might also be a bit easier to manage. When I ordered I wanted to be really traditional with cap sleeves, but I’m getting cap sleeves on my sangeet lengha as well, so this would also be a bit of variety.
I am planning to have extra material added to make it longer also. I don’t mind short lengha blouses, but not while I’m sitting for hours getting mehndi applied with everyone staring at me 🙂
Post # 12
Just gorgeous!! I agree with your cousin. This is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime event for you and it flies by so fast, you should drag it out and relish every minute.
Post # 13
So pretty! I think a tank version would be great! And I too would want it a bit longer…. especially if you’ll be sitting down, I personally would be paranoid about everyone looking at my tummy/back…
Out of curiousity did you buy it from India/another country, or in the US? Although I’m white and in the waiting boat, eventually I know there will be a gigantic Hindu wedding for me to plan, and am trying to convince myself that its ok that his relatives in Malaysia will pick out my clothes with no input from me whatsoever and just ship ’em over… unless of course there are places to buy traditional clothes here!
Post # 14
I actually got this one from India. But there are places to buy in the US. Don’t know about DC, but definitely in New Jersey. And out here in California…though NJ might be more reasonable for you:)
Of course prices will be a bit higher and selection is more limited, but it might feel better picking out your own stuff.
There also seem to be several websites. I can’t speak for any of them, but I know Benzer (dept store in Bombay) has one. I trust the store, so I’d trust the website. FWIW my FI’s Sherwani is from Benzer, purchased by my aunt in the store. My cousin just brought it with her, and I’m shocked at how well it fits him just based on his measurements. The only alterations it needs are v. minor. And my FI’s reaction was, "Normally I’m not at all a clothes person, but I really like this." He even commented on how much he likes the embroidery which is sooooooo not like him.
A few other places (incl. some that are stores I know in India) have websites where you can order as well. I swear, just google lengha.
By The Way, here he is:
Post # 15
I think the colors is fabulous together, who would’ve ever thought! It looks very beautiful on you!!! Wow I think I like your Mehndi Lengha better than my cousins! Shh! Don’t tell her I told you LOL! By the way congrats on your engagement!
Post # 16
What a beautiful Lengha! It is blingy, but not in an overstated way (as can sometimes happen). You hit it just right! Makes me want to have an Indian wedding 🙂