The wedding day is always the most crucial day in all senses especially for the bride. It is the day that the bride is expected to look extremely stunning as all eyes are on her. For the groom too this is the most significant day and perhaps the only time that traditional suits and sherwanis are seriously considered. For both, this is a life changing event. Be it the bride or the groom, weddings are the ultimate when it comes to shopping! There are a multitude of things to consider, scores of things to buy and innumerable shopping decisions to make! In fact, it is the unlimited shopping bonanza. Hectic and mindboggling, thanks to the innovativeness of retailers, shopping for a wedding these days is more exciting and fun than ever before. Making shopping a tad bit easier and ‘under-a-single-roof’ many shops actually have wedding-special ensembles and have a stupendous variety of types and styles to pick and choose from. Indian weddings are not just restricted to a single afternoon or even a single day; there are many pre and post occasions that demand that the bride and groom bedeck themselves accordingly. There is the sangeet/mehendi ceremony, the ‘pellikuturu’ or ‘pellikoduku’ ceremony, the actual wedding, the reception and finally the ‘Satyanarayana Vratam’. And these are just a few of the occasions that a demand grand attire.

For the blushing bride, the look of the season is nets, transparent fabrics and a general feel of lightness. But light or not, the bridal range within Indian handlooms varies from the Banarasi, the Paithani, Tissue, Kanjeevaram to the Bandhni sarees in silk. These traditional weaves with lots of embroidery and work done to create masterpieces, come at a price, but the final effect is worth every bit. Buy traditional weaves in traditionally classic shades, as they generally never go out of style. Complement these with embroidered cholis which are immensely chic and enhance the overall look. For the reception, instead of a traditional sari, experiment with ghagra cholis in traditional colours like maroon, burgundy, pink, red or wine shades, with intricate zardosi work. These can look stunning. As much as is possible, do not repeat colours; it just takes away from a beautiful and expensive outfit. Also, remember to go for subtle colours and pastel shades for daytime functions. Any bling elements will look way classier in the evenings. For men, the usual suit apart, ethnic wedding sherwanis, churidar and matching mojaris makes a complete wedding ensemble. Replete with lots of embroidery and sequin-work, the sherwani is traditional and classy. Complete the ensemble with the ‘pagadi’ and the bridegroom sports a royal look on their wedding!

Sati Kreations

Jay Sati Kreations having its exclusive ladies wear showroom at MVP Colony offers a variety of sarees of different make. These sarees are exclusively made on order for their Vizag showroom and do not have copies in any other showroom which is meant for wedding. The exquisiteness of this sarees stems from the Kanjeevaram silk base which is unique and is handmade to perfection by some of the finest handloom weavers of the genre. The making of this saree is done by master weavers who take minimum 2 months with brocade and 40% silver Zari border which is guaranteed to last as long as the saree is used. The handiwork done on the saree is known as ZARDOZI which is an traditional embroidery work with eastern Indian culture influence. The saree is encrusted with SWAROSKI stones which do not fade their shine and color even after numerous washes. Apart from the stones and zardozi embroidery, the saree is encrusted with gold coated kundan work. The appearance of the saree looks grand and stands out in the crowd. The saree has an exclusive price which is justifiable for the amount of handiwork and amount of man hours spent on such a delicate base as a silk saree. The handiwork and craftsmanship of the weavers can be felt and seen, and their hardships earns accolades when anyone compliments the person who is adorned by this saree.

Kamal Watch Co.

Kamal Watch Co. Pvt. Ltd. (KWC) is a trusted name which has evolved through time. Today it stands as one of the premier shopping destination for life style watches. Retailing since 1969 at Abids, Hyderabad, growing with time, KWC has spread its presence across Hyderabad City & Vizag City. Having 2 Swiss Boutique, 5 Multi-brand Outlets in Hyderabad and 1 Mutibrand biggest Watch showroom with more than 25 international and national brands under 1 roof at Balaji Towers, Beside Chaitanya College, Rama Talkies Road, Visakhapatnam & CMR Central Mall, Maddelapalem, Vizag. They are the authorised dealers for Rado, Longines, Raymond Weil, Tissot, Movado, Taghuer, Eco-Drive, Citizen, Seiko, Calvin Klein, Police, Armani, Dkny, Fossil, Pierre Cardin, Esprit, Nautica, Swatch, Casio, Hugoboss, Tommy Hilfiger, Kennethcole, Titan, Timex, Fastrack and other leading brands. Special 20% off on Timex watches, 25% off on Pierre Cardin and 1+1 offer on Esprit. Personalised service is one aspect that receive paramount importance. Service Executives are trained to offer the best of their attention to every want and need of our customers, and to ensure that each customer who walks in, take home much more that a style statement. The company is equipped with a state-of-art service center, with all the necessary tools to render the best after sales service support for all brands of watches. A rust free environment ensures complete quality control at every stage of repair.

Raymond Shop

Todays customer the world over, looks at one-stop shops that can fulfill all their needs. Making available the fully finished products which span various garment and textile categories, all made possible by a seamless horizontal and vertical integration across divisions. Their textile solutions encompass everything - from worsted suiting to denim and shirting, the ideal fabrics are designed to suit every customer needs by collaborating with garment designers to provide maximum style and comfort also providing garments on a custom tailoring basis through a vast network of The Raymond Shops. It's been an endeavour of Raymond to dress up the man for the special moments and occasions of life like the wedding and transforming him into the completeman. Customised designs, shades and weaves can be seen on the completeman who comes from all walks of life including the large number of schools, colleges, hotels, factories, airlines, defence establishments etc across the country. Through The Raymond Shops you can also gift your near and dear ones by way of Gift cheques, an ideal way to show your affection, be it your. These gift cheques are redeemable across more than 200 cities in over 650 Raymond Shops. Its not just range of products like suiting, shirting, formal and casual readymade garments, accessories like ties, belts, undergarments, toiletries, shoes, goggles, winter wear, blankets and shawls which The Raymond Shop makes but volume and quality that makes us the one stop shop for the completeman. At Jagadamda junction and Sampath Vinayak Temple Road in Siripuram houses all these products in the name and style of Raymond, Park Avenue, Parx, Color plus and Custom Tailoring.

Visit the shops for a life time shopping experience where in all your sartorial requirements are fulfilled and celebrate everyday with The Raymond Shops by earning reward points on all your purchases through the loyalty program Premium Circle, which is valid all across the Raymond Shops network in India.

Lucky Shopping Mall

Shoppers have now another mall that promises to cater to their needs and tastes.Lucky, a five-storeyed mall, with a fine blend of variety, innovation, and creation, the shopping mall has an enormous range of collection for women, men, and children. “Our unique collection includes pure silk, fancy, and handloom saris, which every woman takes pride in owning,” said G. Srinivasa Rao, who, along with his brothers S. Rathaiah and G. Swami, owns the showroom.Each floor has a wide assortment of material and ready-made garments that charm ardent shoppers.The first floor displays an impressive range of fancy saris, the second floor has an exclusive range of pure silk, Kanchi, Dharmavaram, Gadwal, and Arani saris. Ladies western wear has been stacked on the third floor.Children have an exclusive section on fourth floor.The fifth floor is for the gents wear .


Do-Up ladies’ beauty salon is on the third floor of Varun Towers in Vizag. An array of international brands of cosmetic products are on display. At the entrance is an eye-catching collection of junk as well as traditional jewelry. Across the salon, there are smartly uniformed four beauty experts meticulously attending to their clients. Do-up Salon for women promises the 'perfect' hair and skin care with services ranging from haircuts, styling and coloring and skin care with spa treatments. Bridal make-up is water-proof (can stay-on for eight hours). Nail art, tattoos and nail piercing services are also offered.

Their specialty is hair designing, which is designing or styling the hair in a customized way by understanding the work conditions, maintenance ability and other requirements and compulsions of the clients. Under skin care, they provide treatments like skin lightening, whitening, pigmentation, anti-acne, anti wrinkle etc. for a period of six to eight weeks, depending on the intensity of the problem.

For make-up, they follow the guidance of Amsterdam based Make-up Studio. They do party make-ups and Bridal make-ups as well which include hair styling, make-up as well as outfit setting.Regular services at Do-Up include waxing, manicures, pedicures, eyebrows, 53 types of facials done with natural and herbal products and Mehendi application. They even have a private chamber for those looking for privacy during these treatments.


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