Indian weddings can be so amazingly beautiful and colourful, it’s no wonder that Indian weddings and India themed weddings are getting increasingly popular around the world, irrespective of nationality! Although India is a diverse country regards to cultures and traditions, there are some décor elements that invoke the typical beauty and colours of the country. These wedding décor elements can be used to create your Indian fantasy wedding.
When you think of India, you often think of gorgeous, lush fabrics and textures. One of the easiest ways to infuse a healthy dose of ‘Indian-ness’ to your function is to include lots of colourful embellished fabrics. Fabrics in rich and bright hues like red, orange, blue, yellow and parrot green. Metallic prints and embroidery, bead, sequin and crystal work, zari work and opulent brocades all work well. Use these lush fabrics for drapes, table covers or runners, chair covers and more. You can also incorporate different sarees as a decorative element for a unique desi touch! Colourful or metallic hued cushions and diwans for floor seating also look great. Using typically Indian fabrics like bandhni and ones with batik prints, mirror work or ethnic block work looks very inviting. Warm up the space with brightly hued rugs and carpets.
Flowers are a huge part of Indian wedding decorations and any other important function or cultural events. The sheer variety of colours, shapes and looks you can incorporate by using fresh blooms is amazing. Find out what seasonal flowers are available for the freshest florals. Flowers like marigolds, lilies and roses are always popular. You could hang garlands across the room, the mandap or tent and even have large urns with pretty floating candles and flowers. Lights are another key element in Indian wedding décor. Diyas, lanterns and candles can be used to create a special ambience. Cut-work lanterns in intricate designs and embellished candles look lovely.
Make use of typical Indian designs and prints for your drapes, linens, party favours, etc. Shapes like the mango or paisley prints, tribal art, lotus print, peacock designs etc. are so wonderfully Indian and also very chic. Many wedding decorators in India will be able to show you a range of fabrics and props for your Big fat Indian wedding.