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Contemporary Indian Wedding Décor Trends

A fairy tale wedding demands decor to match. No wonder that couples today are laying special importance to the setup of their big days—transforming spaces to transport their guests to exotic settings. Right from the entrance and seating arrangements to the stage setup and selection of flowers, every detail is carefully planned and executed. While tradition continues to be an important part of these plans, it is increasingly being blended with modern themes to achieve balance. We explore some of the popular décor trends that are taking the Indian wedding industry by storm.

Image: Rani Pink

Image: Rani Pink

Cocktail dinner parties and welcome brunches are becoming more relaxed over time. Chaises lounges and floor seating with throw pillows are the way to go. Western elements of white weddings, such as elaborate centrepieces, are being adopted for pre-wedding functions as well as receptions.

Image: Devika Narain

Image: Devika Narain

Pastels continue to be a favourite for the sangeet and mehndi, but this year’s Pantone shade of green has been making a prominent appearance too.

Image: Devika Narain

Image: Devika Narain

While flowers continue to be a key décor highlight at every wedding, you can choose to stand out with unconventional props like gotas and bulbs instead too.

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Image: Rani Pink

Image: Rani Pink

Couples are now choosing subtle drama over OTT themes, which is why yellow mood lighting is the preferred choice for photography and ambience. Rustic mandaps with minimal floral arrangements and drapes are becoming all the rage, especially for daytime pheras.

Image: Devika Narain

Image: Devika Narain

The most important part of any wedding reception is the stage décor, as that’s where the couple sits in the spotlight. One can never go wrong with wooden frames and inverted bouquet hangings, but you can amp up the drama with the help of a more extravagant backdrop using drapes and chandeliers or live flower walls.