The Lehenga Conundrum #atozchallenge

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His eyes almost rolled back into his head, flabbergasted he asked me again.

"Yes yes, it's after three days Bhaiya", I replied.

Not knowing how to react, he kept staring at me, with an amusing grin, probably contemplating whether to laugh, cry or waive me off as a prank. This has never happened in his store before and he was pretty sure I would be the only weird customer.

"Madam, it is not even possible."

There was a huge list of things to be done, and not even the first one was completed, which obviously was to find a wedding dress. Mehendi, Makeup, hairstyle, nothing was booked. I smiled and articulated each word with extreme patience, but the monstrous bride was slowly stirring in me. 

"Listen Bhaiya, after searching in three cities, this is what I choose. My wedding is in three days. You and I, we don't have any option. I want to wear THIS Lehenga. You have to get it stitched on time!!"

The storekeeper, thankfully, sensed the urgency. No one can understand the ferociousness of a bride other than the bridal dress sellers.

Believe it or not, the evening before my wedding, I was at the shop collecting my Lehenga Choli. Bhaiya again reminded me how this had never happened before: that a bride was collecting her dress at such short notice. 

But guess what I was did later in the evening, walked the length and breath of Birdie Shopping area with my sister and the groom, shopping for his wedding clothes :P Yeah, we are a couple like that!!

That's my wedding dress :D
My sister did my makeup and hair (once I confirmed that she would be given a hefty bribe :P ), while a roadside Mehendi'wala did my Bridal Mehendi. The funny thing is I got my Mehendi done only because I was waiting for the tailor to finish the last stitches on my Lehenga.

I am sure most would have their own amusing wedding story. So what's yours?

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  1. Mine was put together quickly, and I wore something quite nontraditional. What did I wear? Something not normally used as a wedding dress. I still smile about it.

  2. Haha Raj that was one last minute dash :)
    My wedding there were lotas of quirky things of which I will share 2.
    1. On the morning of my wedding I dashed off on my kinetic honda to buy my own strands of jasmine flowers for my hair ;)
    2. My friends and acquanitances said they had hardly ever seen a bride smiling the whole while without one pinch of shyness ;)

  3. This is so funny. I was working around the house helping my mom till she warned me to sit down as a coy bride. But all the time I was worried about mom working in the kitchen.

  4. Why did you leave everything till the last minute? Did you decide to get married in just three days i.e. arranged? Or were you just too busy to get things done? Or were you just keeping things simple? I'm not judging - just curious. I agree that the fuss with weddings is quite unnecessary but somehow "wedding" = "tamasha" has become the accepted formula.

  5. Raj...I had my own set of mad rushing as part of wedding preparations, but you girl take the cake! Ferocious bride-to be....LOL! But I guess yours is a Rab ni banadi Jodi....since both of you were doing last minute shopping, so cheers to finding your soulmate!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  6. Yours is the only way to get married :) Loved the picture of mehendi application while waiting for the lehenga to be stitched, you are really living your life :) I have a great story about my wedding which I will share soon.

  7. No wedding story yet :P
    But this one is too cute and funny! Cheers to that tailor bhaiyya for accomplishing that feat, and making your day special :)

  8. Ha ha! This was funny. Such a good tailor you got and you look lovely in that lehenga.
    My wedding had no such story. I was almost a guest, walked in got married and it was done :)

  9. This means you had your wedding dress stitched and ready before the groom. Now that's a win given the extremely short 3 day notice to the dress maker.
    You look amazing in those pictures :)

    @theerailivedin from The Era I Lived In

  10. Aww, such a cute story. Brought a smile on my face along with the memories of tailors and fittings.

  11. i wish we had come to your wedding! :)

  12. LOL that was quite a risk! What if he had refused to do it in three days!!
    Tina From
    The Sunny Side of Life
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

  13. :O I have no words. Never in my life I would show this blog to my mom. I told whole three whole months to select my lehenga. After that time I fought with two people for ruining my Sangeet Lehenga which finally I got from the third shop in twenty days after so much pleading!!! You are just amazing who could do this...

  14. I have similar stories from my wedding story. It was a mad rush till the last minute as every arrangement was managed by me and my husband. I had gone to tailor the day before wedding to alter my blouse.He was nice and sensitive to get my thing done on time.Your story made me reminisce mine.

  15. Hahaha quite a bridezilla you were :P

  16. Man, I would have gone crazy if that would have been the case with the lehenga! You're a brave heart, for sure!
    My wedding was fun and all I had to worry about was reaching the stage on time and be done with the rituals :)


  17. I just realized we have the same outfit, I have a ditto lehenga style saree which I wore for my Sangeet!


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