• Ajay Manaktala

Best Indian Bridal Designers 2020 | Wedding Fashion

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Mehendi, Sangeet, Ceremony or Reception designers, we got you covered.

Indian bridal fashion can be an intimidating experience. 

There are:

  • hundreds of designers,

  • various Bollywood favorites,

  • celebrity models and endorsements

  • uneducated consumers who are psychological prey for merchants

  • fabrics, latest styles and trends to know (minimal, traditional, elegant) that can change overnight

  • some of the highest costs in bridal across any wedding industry

  • and even Instagram handles dedicated to calling out copycats in the Indian fashion industry.

Mumbai and Delhi have some of the top fashion designers in India, and other cities are also dominating the international bridal market.

It may even make sense for an NRI bride or groom to simply pay extra to buy their outfit in Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Singapore or New York given the lead times and travel to secure a designer saree by Manish Malhotra or whoever.

Combine that with the stress of planning your big fat Indian wedding, social media, Instagram and Pinterest...what’s a dulhan to do?

I decided to simplify it for you.


Who are the most popular Indian fashion designers? The best Indian bridal designers for weddings in 2020 are:

  1. Anita Dongre

  2. Sabyasachi

  3. Manish Malhotra

  4. Gaurav Gupta

  5. Ridhi Mehra

  6. Jinashili

  7. Anamika Khanna

  8. Amit Aggarwal

  9. Suneet Varma

  10. Tarun Tahiliani

  11. Arpita Mehta

  12. Shantanu Nikhil

  13. Falguni shane peacock

  14. Abujani sandeep Khosla

  15. Rohit Bal

Every Indian fashion brand has their own unique style and flare for looks they’re known for, and each has high end collections and mid-range collections. 

Some are massive with locations in any major city, some are strictly on Instagram and custom order only.  Shopping in India for wedding outfits can also be it's own adventure!

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Which one is the Sabya?

Some are bridal designers for women, some do both men and women, and some say they do wedding designs yet have just ten percent for the men. 

They’re so many tips and tricks for looking unique and gorgeous during your big day (HINT: more money doesn’t mean you’ll look better) that I’ve decided to explain all the factors that make each designer stand out. 

Remember: Just because a designer is expensive does not mean they’re better! Do a blind test with your friends (e.g. send them images without designer names on them) and see which ones they like! You’d be surprised how your mind biases your senses based on supermodels, photoshop, makeup and Instagram likes!

What To Wear to an Indian Wedding?

If you’re an Indian bride from Delhi or Bangalore or Mumbai, chances are you already know about anarkalis, kurtas, lehengas, sherwanis, jodhpuris and all of the usual Indian wedding clothes.  

We have a full guide on what to wear to an Indian wedding for first time guests, including your Mehendi and Sangeet with reference outfits in all ranges.