For many of you brides this may be your first time going through the wedding planning process, for others you may have siblings, best friends, or cousins that have already gone through it. However, for all brides, the biggest thing on her mind is the wedding outfit…and the cost! Thankfully, because of sites like Pinterest and images popping up all over social media you have thousands of ideas at your fingertips. But, how much should you spend on an Indian outfit? How much does an Indian wedding outfit cost? The answer is not as simple as you may think.
First, you need to create a budget that works for you. Then, present that (present what- the cost or the design?) to the store or designer. If you show them a picture of a $5,000 Indian wedding outfit and tell them you only have $1,500 to spend, ask them to make adjustments in the fabric, embellishments and design to fit your budget. If your designer asks what your budget is and you respond with “We don’t have one” then you are their dream client. From a designer’s perspective, they now have free reign on the most exquisite fabrics, top of the line embellishments and elaborate crystals to take your idea from an acceptable price to sky’s the limit pricing . All of a sudden, you’re looking at a $15,000 wedding outfit!
Here are a few Indian designers we’ve curated to better help you create a budget:
Varun Bahl Designs
How much does a Varun Bahl Indian wedding lehenga cost? Here are 3 of his latest Indian outfits from his 2014 collection. The outfits that you could wear to various wedding events start at around $2,800 and go up to $8,000 for an actual lehenga you could wear to your wedding reception.
Manish Malhotra Designs
Manish Malhotra has become synonymous with Indian bridal couture. His hand crafted Indian wedding dresses are works of art that have been making bride’s dreams come true for over a decade. When wishing for one of his creations you will need a hefty budget as his outfits start around $6,000 and work up to $12,000.
Tarun Tahiliani’s Designs
Tarun Tahiliani’s distinctive style has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring has capture the eyes and hearts of many brides. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles. His heaviest bridal outfit will start around $6,000 USD and can go up to $14,000.
Jade by Monica and Karishma have established themselves as a solid contender in the Indian bridal clothing scene. They have a perfect blend of modern creativity & traditional essence in their Indian outfits. The lehengas are priced upwards of $1600.
Come back to see our post on purchasing a non designer wedding outfit next week. We hope that this helps you in creating a budget for your wedding outfits if you are planning on purchasing a designer lehenga. Thank you for visiting our Indian wedding site, please share this post, it’s our way of knowing you like posts like these. Leave a comment or question and we will respond to you personally.