Outsource your wedding attire woes

Feb 04, 2013, 11:22 IST | Soma Das

If the thought of a big fat Indian wedding sounds daunting, help is at hand thanks to Soundarya Mantra, a wedding fashion brand that offers practical family packages to dress up the entire household, uncles and aunts included!

Anybody who has been part of an Indian wedding will be aware of the exhausting time that comes along with this joyous occasion, especially with supervising every aspect of the preparations. Keeping this in mind, mother-daughter designer duo of Sujata and Prajakta Kamath, who run the fashion store Soundarya Mantra, hit upon a unique and stress-relieving idea. The duo offers a Family Package that caters to the designer-specific needs of not just the bride and groom but also of the immediate family members. From hairpins to toe rings, jewellery, handbags, sherwanis, lehengas, kurtis and jackets, the store will design everything. 

Prajakta and Sujata Kamath

Besides, they also have an Old is Gold offer where old saris are given a new lease of life by adding varied motifs to the original. They either rework old saris so that the traditional saree gets a new border placement, or apply a reworked colour scheme or design blouses from the old saree pallus. They also provide an In-Your-Budget offer where designs are customised according to family budgets. “In the Family Package, we take care of the colour combination and colour synergy among immediate family members as well as the theme, to ensure a variation so each attire is unique,” informs Prajakta Kamath.

A wedding saree

Sujata Kamath adds that the main challenge lies in designing within a budget and specific time frame and to also ensure each garment is distinct.  She adds that the offers are not too taxing on the pocket either: “It’s economical. Usually, it costs Rs 25,000 to design for the bride (including all the accessories and garments). For others, it could range from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, and for kids it’s from Rs 7,000 onwards. We also take into account individual likes and dislikes and the personality of the individual.”

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