Fuschia Lehnga against white flower wall

Dulhan Shopping Guide: Surrey And Vancouver

Not a fan of the limitless options, throngs of people, and extended days of travel required for an India wedding shopping trip? Then a visit to Surrey, British Columbia, might be the perfect shopping locale for you.

When I was planning my own wedding, I wanted to have a quick 2-3 day trip, pick out outfits for myself, my partner, and family members, and be DONE with it. Surrey turned out to be the perfect place—I had a great time exploring some of the shops there in the little time that I had. I even managed to fit in some awesome sightseeing and dining experiences in Vancouver before we came back home.

Sure, you won’t have the endless rows of stores and shopping districts you’ll find in India, but for a lot of us busy gals on the go, less is more. Check out these 8 recommendations for Surrey wedding shopping.

1. Made in India

First of all, let me just say how impressed I was with the set up of the boutiques in Canada. Imagine walking into a bridal boutique stateside, but instead of white wedding gowns everywhere you see lehngas on lehngas on lehngas in every. Color. Imaginable.

That’s the experience you’ll get when you go to Made in India, which is where I happened to find my wedding outfit. The bridal and groomswear is kept in a large showroom off of the main shopping floor, and you, your SO, and your bridal party will have a wide array of clothes to choose from.

Appointment necessary? No.

2. Wellgroomed

Wellgroomed is one of the bigger and more recognizable wedding boutiques on the West Coast with a location in Surrey and in Fremont, California.

Their formal/wedding collection in-store is going to be smaller than what you see at Made in India, but the quality and the designs are on POINT. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for off-the-rack, the staff will work with you to create a custom design.

Appointment necessary? Recommended for custom design inquiries.

Bride showing back of gold embroidered anarkali in white

Instagram | @wellgroomedinc

3. House of Raina

House of Raina is one that I didn’t get a chance to check out in person myself, but did receive feedback on from a few brides who went there during their shopping trips.

The smallest out of all the boutiques, House of Raina offers more unique, albeit pricier, designs, and is the first boutique in Surrey to sell designer labels like Payal Singhal, Shyamal & Bhumika, and Rohit Verma, in one location.

Appointment necessary? Yes.

Indian bride wearing red net dupatta and intricate deep red wedding lehnga

Instagram | @houseofraina

4. Sunny’s Bridal

Sunny’s Bridal – not as large as Made in India, but definitely bigger than Wellgroomed and House of Raina. Out of all of the stores in this guide, you’ll find the most reasonable prices at Sunny’s. Sunny’s Bridal also offers you the option of creating something totally custom – if that’s your thing.

Appointment necessary? Yes.

Indian bride in pink lehnga with white embroidery next to groom in white sherwani with pink turban

Instagram | @sunnysbridal

5. Frontier

Frontier boasts the biggest selection in the largest storefront space out of all the stores listed here. You’ll find a variety of styles in a variety of price points, especially for menswear.

Appointment necessary? No.

6. Crossover Bollywood Se

Crossover Bollywood Se has a TON of locations throughout North America (New York, Indiana, Calgary, Surrey) and specializes more in custom created pieces rather than having a ton of off-the-rack options. Absolutely worth checking out if you want a one-of-a-kind piece.

Appointment necessary? For custom, yes.

7. Bombay Couture

Bombay Couture is conveniently located in Payal Business Centre, a shopping center that is home to some of the other stores in this guide (like Wellgroomed and Crossover Bollywood Se), as well as other small shops that can take care of your wedding needs – like jewelry, fabric, props, shoes, and of course some delicious food to celebrate the end of a successful shopping day.

You can get a feel for what Bombay Couture has to offer through their website, but you’ll find a better selection in-store. You *can* get custom outfits created from Bombay Couture, although they don’t have menswear available at this location. To look at their menswear collection, you’ll have to visit their sister location, Bombay Collection, which is also located in Surrey.

Appointment necessary? No.

Indian bride in white and gold lehnga with maroon jewelry in front of flower wall

Instagram | @bombay_couture

8. Luxie Couture

Luxie Couture is the only store on our guide for Surrey that does NOT have a brick-and-mortar location. They predominantly operate through social media (Instagram, Facebook) and you can see the range of their work displayed there.

If you’re into their designs and you want to create something custom with them, it may be worth your while to schedule an appointment to meet with them or complete a fitting while you’re visiting Surrey.

Appointment necessary? Yes.

Indian bride in multicolored white lehnga in front of orange and yellow flowers

Instagram | @luxiecouture

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Raj Desai

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