Post # 1
Hi guys! My wedding is September 2nd and most online timelines say I should definitely have chosen my dress by now, but I think those are all based on Western wedding dresses. I’m having a combined Sikh/Christian wedding and will only be wearing Indian wedding outfits (saree, salwar kameez, and either another saree or lehenga). Is there a different timeline for these outfits?
Another detail is that I’ve been actively losing weight and plan to lose another 20-30 pounds, so if it’s possible for me to wait a while I’d prefer it.
Post # 2
Most people I know have all gotten their outfits made from India so it’s usually 6 months or so. I’m not sure of buying from a store
Post # 3
Greatdane1986 : Thanks! I should clarify I’m in NYC so I’ll be getting my outfits most likely in Queens where there are loads of Indian clothing stores. Similar to India I think you can pick your fabrics and get your measurements and have everything custom made.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall
I’m not going to be much help I’m afraid but am wondering the same thing. I’m wearing a western dress in the day time and then changing into a lehenga for the evening. I’ve ordered my dress already (18 months in advance, which I know is excessively early, but that’s me :D) and no idea when to go lehenga shopping! I’m UK based.
Post # 5
I’d start looking now. You’d rather have it ahead of time than be late. My friends all have theirs already and wedding is July-September.
Post # 6
I’m wearing a lengha for my wedding reception. I already have a western wedding dress and I may get another short dress for dancing. I’m in Canada and I found my dress locally. It’s a gorgeous lengha dress in coral, fuschia and antique gold. I’m sure I paid more than I would have if I had ordered it from India but I’m more comfortable trying dresses. I bought it a few months ago and they were able to alter it in a few weeks. It’s ready to go. I plan to loose about 5 lbs before my wedding in 5 months but the lengha should still fit well. If it needs to be taken in, I will still have time to do so since alterations are super quick.
All the females in my family have already purchased (and altered) their Indian outfits for my wedding.
I think if you plan to lose 20-30 lbs, you can probably start looking but hold off buying. If you are buying locally, definitely inquire into how long alterations will take. That will determine your timeline for buying.
Post # 7
Thanks for everyone’s help!
Lotusflower : thanks so much for all the info, it definitely helps. I’m going to start looking in the next few weeks and will make sure to inquire about alterations. I agree with you, I feel much more comfortable trying dresses on in person, especially since I have a unique body shape. Your reception lehenga sounds beautiful!
Post # 8
I ordered mine just now its being made in India i have 5 months to go and they sais I should have it by the end of April. Most Indian stores based in India can now do Skype meetings and show you what the outfits look like on video . I used Roop Kala Ludhiana ask for Anish Kapil and he will set up a meeting.