With changing times and trends, the shaadi decor in Indian weddings has gone through a huge makeover. Decor is no more just providing the basic needs but also making the venue look the second prettiest thing after the bride. So if you have been planning your wedding but as the saying goes ” shaadi ke 100 kaam” is overwhelming, we are ready with the ultimate decor checklist for the big day to help you.
Go through this post, find out if you have covered and arranged for all these things and take some ideas and inspiration to perk up decor and make the special extra memorable.
A Grand Entrance
The first thing that your guests will see when they enter the venue is the entrance. Hence you should leave no stone unturned to make it look grand. Go for floral or drapes, which ever suits your theme better but make sure its super duper exquisite.
The second thing that your guests see when they enter the venue is the signs. Now the age old traditional “bride’s name” weds “groom’s name” is a little outdated. With millennials getting married, they have vowed to upgrade each item of their wedding including the signs. So go for something trendy with couple illustrations, or a heartwarming message along with the names of the couple to keep up with the trends.
The next thing that they see is the seating arrangement. There needs to be two types of arrangements and we have got both of them covered here. The first will when the guests are witnessing the pheras, or just enjoying the wedding. For this, although people used chairs before but now that everything has been upgraded, people prefer comfy couches with funky and customized cushions.
The second type of arrangement comes when the guests will be seated for the main course. You can either go for separate round tables with umbrellas to give them each space with their own group of people, or you can keep it more intimate with these long table seating arrangements making the whole family come together to share a meal.
Menus & Napkins
Another important thing that you have to keep in mind while setting the table for the meal is the menu and napkins. If you have a particular theme for the wedding, or a particular color code then you can get napkins of the same color. You can even get matching cutleries to add an elegant touch to your wedding meal. Also, personalized menu are an amazing way to style up your seating arrangement with minimal efforts.
Stage & Mandap
The next thing that you should plan is the stage and mandap. For the stage, you can keep it simple with a couch and some floral decorations and for the mandap you can go for an extravagant decor with drapes and floral decor or fairy lights.
Some couples also curtail the expenses by only setting up the mandap and for the varmala and other small ceremonies they do it in the open. Especially if you are doing it a garden, then this option becomes even more easier for you. You get to save the cost of a stage without compromising the glamour of your varmala pictures.
The backdrop is very important. Your wedding pictures are going to be a cherished memory for a lifetime so there should be no compromise in getting the best clicks but to get the best clicks you also need a stunning backdrop. So make sure while you are planning the wedding decor, you also plan for an amazing backdrop. This will not only help make the wedding pictures better but also be a great spot for the guests to get their pictures clicked.
This can be optional but if you have the space and desire then you should definitely go for jhoolas. These jhoolas are are generally set up during the mehendi or haldi ceremony but there is no harm in keeping them for a little long to step up the wedding decor.
When preparing the decoration for the big day, one super easy way to deck up the venue is drapes. Drapes neither cost much nor are they difficult to set up but they can take the decoration if the venue up by several times with minimal efforts. If you have a pastel themed wedding or a particular wedding color, then you can get the same shaded drapes for the entire venue, or else a lot of couples these days are going for multi-colored drapes that are giving a quirky carnival like theme to the wedding.
The next thing on this decor checklist is fairy lights. Seriously, no wedding decor checklist can ever be complete without mentioning fairly lights. If any couple is looking for a hassle-free way to decorate their wedding venue then fairy lights are the way to go. A simple yet terrific way to brighten up the venue as well as your wedding pictures
One of the most important thing in the wedding decor checklist is the snack counters. Weddings have been modernized and so has been the snacks and the snack counters. Try out something new and a dedicated sweets counter, south Indian or street food stall type counters and keep up with the latest trends.
Other Decor Elements
Now that we have almost come to the end of this wedding decor checklist, we also need to talk about the other small decor elements that you can use to deck up the venue. For example, this colorful dream-catcher paired or the tassels. These small things might not take a lot of time and money but they definitely go a long way in stepping up your wedding decor.
So this was all about the wedding decor checklist. We hope you found this helpful and also, do share your own decor ideas with us in the comment section below!