Sabyasachi Sarees and Lehenga Prices for USA Brides in USD
Updated: Jun 17, 2020
If you're one of the monthly readers of this blog, the name Sabyasachi Mukherjee has probably started coming into your radar as wedding time approaches. Everybody wants to know prices both for curiosity and practicality of having a Sabyasachi wedding.
So how much does a Sabyasachi lehenga cost? The average range in dollars is $7500 to $25,000 with most brides spending between $9,000 to $12,000. Bollywood wedding outfits are listed around $20,000-$25,000.
The Sabyasachi lehenga price will vary widely due to where you live, how many trips to India you'll make, the styles you choose and the amount of embroidery you select. They're so many important factors that I'll explain here.
Archana Akhil Kumar is probably the most
famous of the Sabya models these days.
Who is Sabyasachi?
In a nutshell, he's the most exclusive Indian bridal fashion designer in the world.
A majority of Indian or South Asian brides will debate on buying their bridal outfit from him, and many have to weight the pros and cons of spending so much money on something they're going to wear for 4 hours.
How long does a lehenga or a Sabyasachi sherwani take to make?
You do about two fittings, and it will require two trips to India as they'll be 2 months apart. It's about 4 months end to end, sometimes quicker.
Is a Sabya really worth the cost?
If you can EASILY afford it, yes.
If you can barely afford it, no. Use that money on things that will bring more value to you and your guests. Also, you'll likely be in a position to get an outfit for a fraction of the price and NOBODY would know the difference. If your heart is set on it though, feel free. We get it. It's your wedding and don't compromise.
If you can't afford it, don't do it, and spend your budget on better food and fun things for your guests. Neither my wife nor my brothers went Sabya, and although we have plenty of family who did and looked amazing, nobody regretted anything.
Factors that Affect Sabyasachi Lehenga Cost
Your 1-2 trips to India
Fabric (e.g. the velvet couture style)
Amount of hand work and embroidery as evident from the photos below.
Time of the year and how busy they say they are
Where you live and if you're buying from a distributor or the showroom
Accessories needed ($800 extra for the shawl and people just blindly add it in not realizing how much they just spent)
Shipping costs and Taxes and Jewelry
Why Wear Sabysachi for your Wedding?
Because bridal attire has names like Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and for Indians...yes, Sabyasachi. Jimmy Choo of India anyone?