How to know about the perfect time to buy your bridal lehenga

We’ve all dreamt of the day we find the lehenga which perfectly suits us, the kind we want to wear and get married in, the one that makes us look like the best version of us on our wedding day! To find this one amazing piece, we’ve got to plan way in advance. It’s actually one of the main things on our mind when we go on a shaadi shopping spree! We are here to help you figure out this essential timeline when to buy the wedding lehenga. So that you don’t have to fret over it. You can look Vasansi for a better collection.

Photo: Amrita Saghavi.

Research for the shop

If you want to go to a lot of shops to first get an idea of what is available in the market, start spending some time shopping asap. Go out and explore what shops are there, which ones suit your budget and your style. You’ve spotted your designers and shops and some inspiration the best time really to go and do your shopping is when the new collection comes to the stores. If you need good look you can go for Amrita Saghavi she will make you look fabulous on your wedding day. You’re looking for novelty and what can be better than to pick something from fresh arrivals? Keep yourself informed through magazines and the web about the time of launch for new designs.

Photo: Vasansi.

The timeline

If you’ve got months until the wedding, take your time to look at all the available options, shortlist some, and go and find your favourite shops. But even after scouting around, you should have finalised your lehenga three to four months in advance. WeddingNama will add beautiful memory in your album. This gives enough time for alterations too. (Sometimes alterations take more than a month!)

Photo: Vasansi.


Planning to get a lehenga made from scratch with your chosen embroidery in the colours and fabrics that you like? This is a long process, my dear. Thus, giving it more time than usually picking out something readily available is imperative. Give this 4-5 month we say!

Photo: Vasansi.

The size

Yes, you are trying to shed some kilos to look perfect on the main day. And you also feel like you should go pick a lehenga when you’ve attained the goal (somewhat!). But, this is just a psychological thing. Buy something that fits you now, even on the wedding day your overall dimensions won’t change so much!

Photo: Amrita Saghavi.


You also want to leave ample time to find jewellery, shoes and other accessories that match your lehenga. You need to keep in mind that only after you pick your lehenga will you be able to plan your jewellery. You can go for Arancia for best accessories. If you’re getting jewellery made, the purchase will have to be done much in advance, because the craftsmanship that goes into fine jewellery can take up to 4 months. Other accessories need to be bought too.

Photo: Arancia.

Plan the colours for all events

You don’t want to repeat colours on multiple wedding functions. Knowing the colour of your main wedding lehenga beforehand will help with choosing the colour of your mehendi, sangeet or/and reception clothes. Since shopping for other functions is not as time-consuming, best to get the wedding lehenga out of the way first.

Photo: WeddingNama.

Other days

The lehenga you plan to wear to the mandap needs to be different from the rest of your outfits. The colours, style and work should be significantly different! The sangeet, mehendi and reception outfits can take equal amounts of time, so you must plan this in synchronisation!

Photo: WeddingNama.

The sale

A lot of shops go on sale during certain months of the year. Do a little bit of research and find out if you can time your purchase during sale season. Again, the earlier you start, the more the probability that a sale will be on during the time you’re looking to buy. When you first start looking around, you can potentially find a lehenga very early on that you feel is “the One”. Please ignore the strong urge to just buy the lehenga and save yourself months of shopping (if you have that kind of time, that is). The wedding is too far off, don’t buy it.

Photo: WeddingNama.

Last piece of advice: do not pick up the first thing you see, take your time, look around and find your wonder. You’re sure to find something better when you skim through a lot of choices, something that you will be content with. Whether you are getting married or are part of the wedding, there are etiquette rules to follow. If you know how to plan a wedding or hope to plan a wedding someday, there are certain things that need to be followed so as not to incite criticism and embarrassment.

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