The Complete Guide to Planning a Wedding in Delhi in 2020
The best thing about having a wedding in Delhi is that anything your heart desires, you will find it possible to do it here! One of the most resourceful and culturally promising cities, Delhi not only offers you the best and the latest in terms of shopping, venues and vendors, it also has something for every budget and every style of wedding. So whether you are planning an indulgent and dreamy wedding with Parisian decor and french cuisine, or a totally desi wedding on a budget, a wedding in Delhi will be the wedding of your dreams.
So here’s your one-stop guide for having a wedding in Delhi that will answer all your questions!
Where to Shop
Half the fun of having a wedding in Delhi is the sheer number of places it offers for shopping anything and everything regarding your wedding. From extravagant designer wear to designer copies on a budget to endlessly customizable clothing options, various markets in Delhi have their specific specialties when it comes to wedding shopping.
If you are looking for designer outfits at a fraction of their original price, this is your paradise. From lehengas starting as low as 2k, the spectrum of possibilities is so wide in this market that you will be spoilt for choice. Remember to bargain though, there is quite a lot of scope for that in here, but rest assured, you will find the lehenga of your dreams. Don’t forget to visit the Paratha wali gully for your mid shopping indulgence.
Best Known for: Bridal Lehengas and Trousseau
Famous Shops: Pakeeza Plaza, Jagdish and Sons, Asiana Couture
If you are looking for one market that has everything you need for your wedding shopping, Karol Bagh is where you should be headed. Less expansive but much more organised than Chandni Chowk, Karol Bagh offers you plenty of options for your trousseau shopping as well as outfits and accessories for the wedding. The bargaining game is strong here as well, so bring your best game on.
Best Known for: Indo-Western Gowns and Wedding accessories
Famous Shops: Meena Bazaar, Bombay Selections, Frontier Bazaar, Anant International
If you are the DIY bride, then head to Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar for the best fabrics, laces and latkans to help you customise that perfect outfit. It also has a pretty sizeable collection of readymade and semi stiched options for lehengas, anarkalis and suits as well as gowns, so you can make your pick.
Best Known for: Fabrics, Semi stitched suits and dupattas, footwear
Famous Shops: Monolisa, KC creation, Istri Vastraa
If you have limited time and want one market that has everything when it comes to your wedding and function outfits, head to Rajouri. From Bridal lehengas to Cocktail gowns to beautiful shararas for your mehendi, Rajouri will not disappoint you. Priced slightly towards the higher side, Rajouri offers you classy outfits at decent prices and caters to a wide variety of tastes.
Best Known for: Shararas, indo western wear, suits
Famous shops: Studio Sahiba, Tamanna Boutique, Shabad Originals
If you are looking for a one-stop market for original designer wear, look no further than Shahpur Jat, which is the latest one-stop destination for everything you need for a wedding in Delhi. From clothes to jewellery to accessories, you will find almost everything you have imagined, and what you cannot find, will be customised for you.
Best Known for: Designer Couture, Semi-Precious Jewellery
Famous Shops: Bhumika Grover, Abhinav Mishra, Suhaana Art and Jewels
One of the most important aspects of your wedding will be the place you choose to get married in, and if you are getting married in Delhi, there will be no dearth of places to choose from for you, based on your budget and vision for your wedding. There is something for everyone here. For a grand wedding on a budget, check out the farmhouses in Chhatarpur and the banquet halls in Wazirpur. Elaborately designed and spacious, there are multiple options in both these areas to accommodate everything you have visualised about having a wedding in Delhi. Giving you a quick tour at some of them right here:
Shagun Farms by FnP Garden (Chhatarpur)
Spread out decadently in a huge area with lush lawns and beautiful highlights, Shagun farms offer you a luxurious wedding in Delhi with their in house speciality catering and rich decor options.
Address: Band Road,Near Radhye, Mohan drive, Jonapur,Chattarpur , Mehrauli, New Delhi.
La Mansion Banquets (Wazirpur)
If you have always wanted a fairytale wedding, one look at La Mansion Banquets and you will be sold. Grand and Opulent, but surprisingly affordable, La Mansions is one of its kind.
Address: C-92 Ring Road Opp Shalimar Bagh, Wazirpur, New Delhi
If you have a thing for old-world style dreamy spaces, then you need to go no further than the resorts on Delhi Gurgaon road. There are multiple resorts that offer you that dreamy, vintage-y wedding you have always imagined.
If ballrooms are your thing then head to The Lutyens for the best ballrooms and that colonial, vintage vibe. They also have a beautiful lawn in case you prefer an outdoor wedding instead.
Address: 222, 223, Faridabad Rd, New Manglapuri, Sultanpur, New Delhi
Phone: 011 46048000
Looking for a space for that Bollywood style magical wedding vibe? You will look no further once you visit this beautifully landscaped venue with an indoor hall perfect for smaller functions and the pheras.
Address: 166, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Near, Sultanpur, New Delhi
If you are a true blue Dilli waala and you are looking for a place perfect for that old-style quintessentially Delhi wedding, head to this off-beat but very Delhi destinations:
India Habitat Centre
With several auditorium-style halls and beautifully landscaped outdoors, the Habitat Centre hosts the most classy weddings. You or someone in the family needs to be a member though for you to have access to book the place, so if a true blue Dilli wali shaadi is what you dream of, its time to call up that IAS aunt.
Address: Lodhi Road Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi
Phone: 011 24682002
If however, you want a destination style wedding with a palatial feel, all you need to do is to drive a little further out of Gurgaon, and you have multiple options that enable you to have that royal destination wedding right here in Delhi.
ITC Grand Bharat
This one awaits you in its magnificent glory to host your dream wedding, royal style. With breathtaking architecture, this beautiful property will take your breath away.
Address: P.O. Hasanpur Tauru, Gurugram, Haryana
Phone: 01267 285500
The Best Photographers
One of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding would be choosing a photographer who fits your vision and style for the wedding. It is extremely important for you to not make compromises in this area, and if you have your wedding in Delhi, the sheer number of options you will have in terms of possible wedding photographers is going to be absolutely insane.
From well-established studios that work with the utmost professionalism and the best equipment to cover every detail of your wedding, to excellent freelance photographers with an eye for detail and enviable visual aesthetics, Delhi has something for everyone. If you are looking for candid photography, these are some of our recommendations
Our Wedding Chapter
If you want pictures that speak for themselves, this is where your search ends. Extremely professional, with a keen sense of aesthetics and visuals, Our Wedding Chapter keeps the photographs real and intimate, making sure you remember the best day of your life the best way.
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For beautiful photographs full of colour and character, check out Shutterdown Photography. They specialise in candid photography and videography and their distinctive quirky style makes their work stand out.
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Naman Verma Photography
If you have a taste for the baroque and vintage style of photography, check out Naman Verma’s work and you will not need to look any further. Artistic and telling, his photographs are heartfelt.
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If you would however like to play safe with an experienced studio, worry not, you can check out options like:
Professional and Easy to work with, Dipak Studios simplify your choices for you by giving an ala carte of the elements you can pick and choose from their services for their wedding.
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Luxmi Digital Studio
One of the oldest in the city, this studio has been around since the 1980s, so if you are looking for experience, give them a shot. They also have branches across the city, so you can choose one based on where you are located in.
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The Best Makeup Artists
Having a wedding in Delhi means access to the best in bridal makeup. Whether you are looking for a beauty studio to get all spruced up for your D day, or a makeup artist who would get you ready and all decked up in the comfort of your home, Delhi is home to some of the best hands in the industry. Here are some of our favourites:
Even though there are a lot of branches that Geetanjali has opened up in the city over the years, the original green park outlets remain one of the best that Delhi has to offer. Their pre-bridal packages are the bridal makeup services have consistently been rated well.
Address: S 13, Mkt, Green Park, New Delhi
Phone: 011 26601169
Ambika Pillai Designer Salon
One of the most prominent names in Delhi when it comes to bridal makeup, Ambika Pillai Designer Salon offers a wide range of bridal looks for brides of all budgets.
Address: 2nd floor, E3 & E4, Hauz Khas Market, New Delhi
Phone: 011 40010000
If you would rather want to get ready without too many people around you, and are looking for a makeup artist, here are our top recommendations:
Extremely talented and professional, Ayushi Tayal’s makeup promises to listen to what you have in mind for your big day, and accordingly transform you in your most beautiful version. She gets booked out pretty early, so hurry up if natural-looking bridal makeup is your thing.
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“Indian with a contemporary feel” is how she describes her style. If you are looking for an elegant and aesthetic bridal look, check her work out.
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The Best Wedding Cards
Just one place, Chawri Bazaar. It has wedding cards of every style, in every budget, and with all kinds of customizations. The only thing you need to keep in mind is most of the shops there need at least a month’s time to deliver the cards to you, so you need to make your choice well in advance. Trading through these narrow bylanes is going to be an experience for sure, but we promise you it will be well worth it!
Best Known For: Wedding Cards and Stationary
Famous Shops: Jay Kay Cards, Wedding Cards 4 U
The Best Wedding Favours
For the classy bride, the bylanes of Shahpur Jat will have really good options for customizable wedding favours. If you are a bride on a budget, check out Chawri Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar for a range of wedding favours that can also be customised according to your requirement, and don’t forget to bargain! You can also find some really cool wedding favours on the wedding wishlist website, you can check them out here.
So go all out and start planning your wedding in Delhi, the city promises so much and more! And if you are attending a Delhi wedding, here are some cool gift options for a Delhi couple.