If you are tired of the entire flowers and fineries routine that is so associated with an Indian wedding and would like to try a different decor for your wedding day deck up here are some ideas that you may choose from. They are guaranteed to look not just lovely but may also start a new trend to look beyond the obvious and go for a decor that truly resonates your personality and the life journey that got the two of you together to the altar. Here are a few ideas shared by real-life couples that dared to be different. Go ahead and get inspired.
Rima and Nikhil Saujani tied the knot in 2015 in Bangalore
We met at a software office and dated each other for a couple of years before we tied the knot. And even though for the wedding we stuck to the traditional decor to honor the feelings of our elders for our pre-wedding dinner with friends and colleagues we created an IT hub theme at the hall we rented. So the invite for the event was in the shape of a laptop, the decor also had small vases on each table in the shape of a laptop. A friend traveling from Hong Kong got it for us and we have so blown away that we ordered a dozen and put it on each of our guest tables with a little story on how we met in an IT office. It was cheesy but cute.
Nancy and Akhil Shah tied the knot in 2016 in Delhi
We are school time buddies and later love blossomed between us. So for our wedding, we created a back to school theme because that was where everything originally started. We had a notebook shaped invite and we also placed school medallions on each table to commemorate our school days. There was a small skit that our friends from school prepared for us that enacted the sequence on how we met and began dating. It was the sweetest thing ever.
Lila and Vimal Kumar tied the knot in 2015 in Mumbai
Both of us have lived and worked in Mumbai and during our dating days we would come and sit on a beach and talk for hours while sipping coconut water. We recreated the beach theme at our wedding. So the welcome drink was coconut water in small coconut shells and there was a make-believe beach corner set up complete with sand and seashells where the others could go and get their pictures clicked. It was a way for us to not only reminiscent our journey but also to give that hint of bohemian fun to all our guests. I guess they enjoyed this offbeat idea.
Nisha and Robin D'Souza tied the knot in 2014 in Goa
Robin says, Nisha is a romantic at heart and loves candles so for our decor there were no prizes for guessing that the candles have to be center stage. We went the whole hog and got white scented candles in all sizes from small to large. The decor was ethereal with hundreds of candles lighted to welcome the guests.