bridal lehenga blouse in striking red colour from the boutique

couture Process

Bridal Lehenga

Every bride is unique and their lehengas should be too! Here’s a peek at our Boutique’s couture process for customized wedding lehengas that sets us apart

A stage bedecked with flowers, a room adorned with fairy lights, and hundreds of eyes that light up as they see you walk down the aisle in your bridal outfit. Needless to say, your wedding lehenga will be one of the most cherished outfits of your lifetime as it will always bring back the memories of your beautiful wedding. Every bride wants to look their flawless best on D-day, which is why each element of the wedding lehenga needs to be designed and created perfectly

At our boutique we bring your dream bridal lehenga to life by customizing each detail of the garment to reflect your personality and to flatter your features and body type. Our intricately planned wedding lehenga couture process ensures that every design element of the lehenga is as per your liking and that the final outfit fits you immaculately. From a pencil sketch to a ravishing outfit, here are the different stages of our wedding lehenga couture process which ensures that your bridal lehenga shall be nothing less than phenomenal

Step1. Finalizing the Design

The first stage of the couture process is the selection of the design for your bridal lehenga. This involves choosing the silhouette of the skirt, the style of the blouse, the sleeve length, the neckline, the shoulder style, as well as the design for the separates. You can share some sample images of lehenga designs that you like with our designers or can browse through our catalogs to pick various design elements. Here are some design guides to help you make the best choices

01    Blouse Design

Choosing the perfect design that truly adds personality to the outfit

02    Lehenga skirt

Selection of the right silhouette to suit your body type, personality and style

an artists sketch of the Indian bridal lehenga with blouse and dupatta

03    seperates

Dupattas, Jackers, Capes, et al. – Different ways to style your Lehenga Dress

04    Embellishments

Eye-catching embroidery contributes the most to the final look of the lehenga

Step2. Choosing the Fabric and Construction Details

Brides often get carried away by gorgeous designs and flattering style of their bridal lehenga and don’t pay much attention to the material. Don’t forget that wrong fabric choices could completely ruin the look, however compelling the design may be

Typically, the design & fabric selection goes hand-in hand & is often an iterative process. Our designer will assist you in making the right choices, will keeping your budget in mind

sketch of the back design of a lehenga choli

Base Fabrics & Colours

We will help you select the base fabric of the lehenga as per the silhouette and other design elements that you have chosen for the lehenga. We also recommend to keep the weather and the setting of the wedding in mind

Color of the lehenga dress plays a significant role in enhancing your skin tone. The base fabric can be dyed as per your colour preference and customized prints can also be added on the fabric during the construction phase if you have opted for a printed lehenga

Lining Selection

A designer examining the stitch of inner lining of a gown dress

Investing in the right kind of lining is as important as investing in the right fabric for the lehenga. Choosing the right material for the lining of the skirt and the blouse is crucial to the comfort and overall fit of the final outfit

We recommend pre-shrunk cotton or linen linings that are comfortable to wear and do not distort the shape of the garment after washing. For sheer fabrics, we opt for a crepe lining that provides a seamless finish. Our high-quality lining will ensure that the blouse and skirt hold their shape well and that any embroidery or embellishments on the outer fabric do not scratch against your skin

Use of Can-can

Cancan is wrapped around the mannequin as a skirt before construction of the gown

Cancan is the stiff net material that is used to create an underskirt for the lehenga, to add volume. While it adds a statement flare to the lehenga and looks appealing in pictures, cancan also makes the lehenga heavy and thereby difficult to maneuver and walk

Since your comfort is of prime importance as a bride, do not go too overboard with the cancan merely for visual appeal and choose the right volume for the skirt that you can easily handle throughout the event. Our designers can help you choose the right amount of cancan as per your frame and the fabric of your lehenga

Step3. Construction, Trials & Fittings

The construction phase of the couture process is when the fabric of the lehenga is cut into the desired shape, the embroidery, prints and embellishments are added to the cloth and the blouse and skirt are stitched as per the chosen design. The reason why the design stage is so important is because once you choose the various design elements, the fabric is cut accordingly in the construction phase, and any major design changes cannot be incorporated once the cloth has been cut as per the chosen pattern. Our designers create your comprehensive fit profile based on your measurements, so as to minimize the need for any alterations during the fitting phase

01    Embroidery

Since embroidery is usually the most alluring feature of a bridal lehenga, we take special measures to ensure that it always meets our high standards and take customer approval of the embroidery samples at each stage of the process. You may therefore be called in for your feedback on certain design elements at multiple points during the construction phase. It would be a good idea to plan a physical visit to the boutique at these construction milestones as suggested by the designer

hand embroidery work on green lehenga skirt
A bride tying the knots of her pink colour lehenga skirt

02    Boutique Trials

Once the lehenga has been stitched, you will be called in for a fitting session. During the fitting session, you will get to try on the lehenga with the blouse and the separates that you have chosen, to make sure that everything fits you perfectly and that the design is as per your liking. Our comprehensive 35 point fit profile ensures that our clients are usually happy with the perfect fit of the lehenga during the first trial itself. If you do have some requests for minor alterations then the same will be incorporated in the lehenga and you may be called in for another fitting session if required. Once you have approved the fit of the outfit and the finishing touches have been added to the fasteners and embellishments, the lehenga shall be packed for delivery

How to make the most of the fitting sessions

Carry all your accessories and undergarments to the fitting session, so that you can check your final wedding look and make sure that everything goes well together

Take reference pictures of the wedding look that you create during the fitting session, so that it is easy to replicate amidst the hustle and bustle of the actual wedding day

Sit, walk, dance and move around in the lehenga to make sure that your movement is not restricted

Bring along a friend or relative who can give objective feedback on the final fit of the lehenga, just in case you need a second opinion

Do not shy away from requesting alterations, it is your wedding outfit and you should feel 100% confident and comfortable in it!

At the end of the day, it’s the bride who makes the dress, not the other way around

-Kang Chun Lin, Bridal Designer

Bridal Designer Kang Chun Lin who designed and developed wedding dress brand Enzoani


From our designers

Embroidery is the most time-consuming part of the design process and makes or breaks the look. For a heavily embroidered lehenga, make sure you place the order as early as possible as elaborate embroidery may even take more than a month to complete

You must also budget time for multiple fittings so that all necessary alterations and adjustments can be made to the lehenga without any last-minute panic setting in

To preserve the beauty of your lehenga for eternity, you must store it neatly folded in a box after dry cleaning it post the wedding. Ask your designer how to take special care of the fabric of your lehenga, and check out this article for handy tips on lehenga storage

Frequently Asked Questions

The earlier the better. Bridal Lehenga will typically take about a month – but it could be lesser time or sometimes even more than a month, depending upon the complexity of the design, the choice of fabric, embroidery & other embellishments

Depending upon the design, you could either choose the fabrics from a wide range of options available at the store. We could also source the fabrics for you, if you do not like the collection at the store. You are also free to bring your own fabric, if you like

In case you are bringing your own fabric, bear in mind that choosing the fabric before finalizing the design could limit the choice of designs you could select from. It would be better if you could finalize the design with our designers first, create a list of fabrics that could go with the design & then go for fabric shopping

Certainly. You could purchase the ready-to-stitch bridal lehenga from anywhere in the world & we will stitch it to your perfect size

No, we are against copying someone else’s design. We believe in inculcating creativity in our designs, so that our customers can benefit at large. We encourage you to bring a design you like, for inspiration purposes only

Yes, of course. We take pride in offering some of the best embroidery styles in the country including 3D embroidery, Embroidery Calligraphy, floating embroidery & a wide range of tradition embroidery styles

Absolutely. While we specialize in Bridal & Women’s wear outfits, we offer exclusive designer wear for Mens as well. You could choose to go completely matchy-matchy or engage the designer to do something more subtle, such as matching the cuts or prints or just the embroidery

You could walk-in anytime to the store during our business hours or reach us over phone/ email/ social media anytime 24 X 7
We would however recommend that you take prior appointment for bridal orders, so that we can reserve ample time required for detailed discussions

Absolutely. This is the best advantage for custom-made dresses to get designs of your choice created with minimal budgets

We have clients from all over the world & a very matured communication and delivery process to ensure that you get the same superior experience, as when you visit the store