Retail therapy is something in which every bride should indulge and India probably is one of the best places to empty your wallets and use up your credit card to its limit. The size of your budget does not matter. India has something for everyone. So let us have a virtual tour of the vibrant bazaars and the sophisticated malls of our beautiful country.
Mumbai The financial capital of India also doubles up as its fashion capital. After all, there is nothing that you cannot find in Mumbai.
Want to buy jholas or kolhapuri chappals? Then hit the streets of Colaba and Bandra.
Want to visit the boutiques of top designers? Then Phoenix Mill (Lower Parel) and Phoenix Market City (Kurla) are a must visit.
The streets of Dadar and Gandhi Market (Sion) are also great places to pick up some unique pieces for your bridal trousseau. You can find beautiful dress materials, saris, lehengas and artificial jewellery at a really low price.
Delhi If Mumbai is India’s fashion capital, then Delhi is a heaven for bargain hunters.
The minute someone says Delhi, people start imagining the bustling streets of Chandini Chowk and Lajpat Nagar. Here you can buy some gorgeous dress materials, fancy chappals, indo-western junk jewellery, traditional Indian jewellery and other pretty knick knacks.
In Connaught palace, Janpath is another great destination for those on a tight budget.
In the recent past, Delhi has become as haute as Mumbai and it boasts of number of design houses. So, whether it is street or high street shopping, Delhi has something for every shopper.
JaipurJaipur is an ideal place to buy some elegant jewellery to match your bridal dress.
Gem Palace and Johri Bazar are good shopping places for bride to be. Gold, silver, precious and semi-precious gem stones, you name it and these two places have it.
If you are looking for some casual pieces, then visit M.I. Road for pretty oxidized silver jewellery which can be teamed up with western as well traditional Indian wear.
AhmedabadIf you are looking for traditional Gujurati ghaghra- cholis, then Ahmedabad is the place you would want to visit.
Law Garden is famous for not only its handicrafts but also its traditional dresses. It is a great place to buy some beautiful handicrafts which you can hand out to your guests during your wedding.
Teen Darwaja has some of the best quality cotton dresses and sarees available but you should be prepared to bargain with the hawkers or you will be duped.
Chennai Though Chennai is not on the hit list of a lot of brides, you can buy some elegant Kanjivaram saris for your wedding here. But be careful while buying it as you could be duped into buying fake silk.
Always look for silk mark tags introduced by Central Silk Board of India to ensure that the silk is of the best quality.
Alternatively, stick to Sarangi, Nalli and Pothy stores which are famous all over India for their amazing Kanjivaram saris.
Which place would you recommend for shopping? Share your thoughts, views and opinions with our brides to be.