A shout-out to all you lovely brides-to-be! It’s time to get your wedding wardrobe and especially your bridal lehenga sorted for the most important event of your life. As you get ready to step into a new phase, with all the excitement around the pressure of buying the best bridal lehenga can sometimes weigh you down. But hold on, we’re here to sort that out for you so that you get the best bridal lehenga choli and be the most beautiful bride on your D-day!
The world today is moving towards digitalization at a very quick pace where everything can be got with a few taps on your little screen. I’m sure many of your must have even met your soul-mate through the internet! While all your other wedding related errands may take up most of your time, to step out each day for shopping may just be the last thing on your mind. And for those who are located away from India, your local market may not have sufficient options to meet your ‘dream bride’ look. In that case, internet shopping is your savior! Yes, that’s right, buying bridal lehenga cholis online is a smart move opted by a lot of brides these days.
Online shopping apart from being the solution for geographical limitations also exposes you a wider assortment of designer bridal lehengas as well as economically priced ones with ample variations of colours and choices to choose from. But between opening a browser and hitting ‘add to cart’, you need to keep a few things in mind so that you make the right choice while minimizing the drawbacks of online shopping. Here are a few tips for buying your bridal lehenga choli online:
- Take your time
Start checking out for options well before your wedding date, so that you can browse through more sites and get the best for yourself. You need not see every bridal lehenga choli in detail; just take a closer look at the ones which catch your attention while scrolling down the thumbnails.
- Check for the latest trends
It’s good do some research by checking out recent celebrity weddings and e-magazines. Sonam Kapoor walked the aisle in a traditional red lehenga while Anushka Sharma opted for a beige and pink bridal lehenga for her wedding. Social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest will also give you good insights into the latest trends in bridal lehengas. Apart from that, you can also go through some latest blog posts talking about bridal lehenga trends.
- Read the product details
This is one of the most important steps and should be diligently followed while buying your bridal lehenga online. Read about the details of the product like, which fabrics have been used in the lehenga and blouse? How is the dupatta? Which embroidery has been done? Is it hand-work or machine embroidery? Etc. If you have any doubts, send a chat message or an email to the website. Most of the online sites are pretty quick in responding to such queries.
- Stitching and fittings
A lot of websites stock semi-stitched or unstitched bridal lehengas and the tailoring services are available at an additional cost. Even if the garment is stitched, it would be available in standard sizes and may need some alterations as per your measurements. So it is always better to opt for the stitching or custom tailoring services provided by the website, especially if you’re living overseas and do not have access to good tailoring services.
- Video shopping
Sometimes it may not be possible to make a choice by just looking at a few pictures; it’s your own wedding after all! A lot of websites these days have come up with video shopping services where you can choose your bridal lehenga over a video call. The process in most cases is assisted by a personal shopper who shows you ample options as per your specifications of colour and budget. Video shopping gives you a clearer idea about the fall of the lehenga and embroidery details. This works best for luxury designer lehengas and also when you are looking for a customized garment.
Ritu is a creative and marketing communications specialist, a devout reader and a passionate writer, who successfully manages an operations role with the popular ecommerce business Saree.com. Ritu is a trained textiles and weaves’ connoisseur and an expert in bridal lehengas. Currently, Ritu is closely observing and studying the Indian ethnic wear fashion and design segment, as she goes about creating stimulating written and graphic content.