When Did You Buy Your Indian Wedding Outfits??

posted 3 years ago in South Asian
Post # 2
86 posts
Worker bee

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 # 4
441 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
1731 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
43 posts

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 # 8
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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. 

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