11 thoughts on “Trousseau”

  1. Om Prakash Jawahar Lal(OMJL) Feedback- Their shop and the salesman are super over rated and arrogant. After reading your blog and getting to know about them from a lot of other people, I happened to visit them with my in-laws. Lehenga shopping is considered to be auspicious in our country and no one wants it to start like this- The way their salesman behave is very uncouth and unpleasant. They want you to buy from the pieces they are showing. Well, we all have a different taste and choice, this particular guy(working there since 30 years and I am completely forgetting his name) started shouting at us because apparently he had the audacity to get ticked off that we did not like any Lehenga. Excuse me- Arent you a salesman and were you told during your hiring process to tolerate and be calm with your customers. Lehenga is like the most important thing which you cannot afford to mess around with- no compromises whatsoever. Anyway, that frivolous salesman entered into an argument with us and we walked off their so called famous store for Lehengas and so did a couple of other people before us because they did not like his variety. They never had any out of the box lehenga in the first place, secondly as far as copying a lehenga is concerned there are so many workers in Chandni Chowk who would do that for you, all you have to do is give them a sketch or a photo of the design. The Lehenga variety at OMJL is not what I would recommend anyone to buy. My next update would be on where I finally bought my lehenga from–:) ty


    1. Hi Akriti. Unfortunately, I’ve heard about such an experience from a couple of other people, including my SIL! I think anyone’s experience with OPJL is based on luck, depending on whether you get a good salesman or not! I still love their collection, but yes – I’d also like to see them start taking care of every customer, even if it means training their sales staff better. Would love to know where you finally bought your lehenga from!


  2. I have been to the much revered HKV for my lehnga shopping and had a terrible experience. The market is overpriced for the quality.and the salesman know nothing but arrogance. I even went to Chandni Chowk, Lajpath and Sarojni but had no big a difference in experience. The salesman everywhere in Delhi have an extremely pushing tendency. They first offer you a very good side with an apparent intention that you should not leave their shops and once you declare that you don’t like their product or try to leave, they would make a situation as if you are the one indecent walking out of their doors and even if you don’t mind that, they would go to the extent of indirectly scaring the customer into buying their product by raising their voice or getting a price quote from the customer for a product which is not even worth at first place. I have a friend currently living in Australia. He is coming up with a business networking wedding planning tool which would help people connect with the best in range vendors near them by a simple search functionality. I really wish such kind of thing comes to India too especially for Delhi. Vendors in Delhi need to be reviewed and rated so that they are forced to cultivate some business and salesmanship ethics. besides a platform as such would help people avoid places where there is a potential chance of suffering.


  3. Hi , TheDelhiBride and All Brides to be..
    I have been a regular visitor of this blog during my wedding shopping
    I love Delhi & the Markets of Delhi..
    here i would like to name few shops for your dream wedding Lehnga Shopping
    1. Frontier Raas for those having Big Budgets after all its your Big Day
    2. Mahim Plaza , Chandni Chawk (Classy yet Economical) + points for Sales Staff
    3. Nand Lal Sarees, Chandni Chawk for good range of Sarees and Latest and bollywood kind Lehngas.. 😉 within your budget if you have multiple wedding functions you can get one for each function and also for your friends and sisters..

    enjoy your wedding shopping!!
    Keep Smiling!


  4. Hi the Delhi Bride. M a regular reader to your posts and update.
    Have a question , if you could suggest , I’v custom made a lehanga for myself , the colour is vermilion red for ghaghra with borders primarily of green and a thin border of yellow. The blouse is gold with green borders. I wanted to take 2 duppattas . One red on head and a yellow duppata on head .. Could you suggest if Yellow would suit a dusky-weatish complexion , or a Red overall would be better or green or yellow dupatta will be better on shoulder ?


  5. I keep coming back to your blog for wedding related info. You my friend have a great sense of style:)
    I’m not based in India and I need a formal Saree for a wedding. Can you plz recommend a store who does customized sarees with quality fabric and embroidery. I have come across many online stores but the quality isn’t satisfying. Your help is much appreciated.


  6. Hi!!
    I have been following ur blog since my roommate got married last year,and also saw you at her sangeet!:) this october is my turn…! Have started the lehenga hunt since last weekend…tedious job i must say.. so difficult to find something not tooo blingy, and rather classy..,and in my budget…..i was wondering if you could give any suggestions for sangeet wear…dont want a typical lehenga again..any ideas would be appreciated!:)


  7. Hi thedelhibride,

    I have been following you blog from last couple of weeks. I am getting married in october this year. Can u pls suggest me from where I can buy lehnega with in budget of 45000 in chandni chowk. I need a lehenga with big ghera but in budget. I dont lik chum chum type lehnga


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