Here’s a quick rundown on 10 wedding trends that will accentuate even the most traditional Indian wedding ceremonies.
1. Creative Dance Floors
Entertainment at Indian weddings is going to amp up in 2018 with catchy marble or hard wood dance floors, especially the ones that match the themes of entire decor.
We’ve already spotted one with a personalised message printed on the floor at a Sangeet ceremony. These creative floors not only add a pop of innovation to your venue decorations, but also complement for an exclusive TOP SHOT of the bride and groom dancing on it.
2. Big On Blues. Navy, Royal Or Hues…
With the changing colour palettes for brides and unconventional settings, we see shades of blue making it big at the 2018 wedding fashion. From powder blue lehengas to silky indigo gowns, this calming colour will make a contrasting statement with diamond, gold or silver jewellery.
Grooms too can coordinate their outfits with a navy blue sherwani or a suave three-piece suit.
3. Food On The Wheels
No Indian wedding menu is complete without some lip-smacking appetisers. And with the growing love for customised food affaires, it’s a must to include few of those popular food trucks in your snacks section.
You can also experiment for a dessert option offering traditional sweets like Rabri Jalebi, Gulab Jamuns, Kesar Kulfis.
4. Floral Ceilings And Botanical Centrepieces
While theme based decorations take most of the attention during Indian wedding planning, we couldn’t overlook these rustic wildflowers and botanical elements setting a new trend majorly in outdoor settings.
This trend is ideal for greenery lovers who love not only want an impressive decor but also want it to be environment – friendly to some extent.
The hanging trellis and colourful flower arrangements cascading from the ceilings add a dramatic look to the overall setup.
5. Versatility Of Metallics
Rose gold is not going anywhere even in 2018. And if you think you’ve done it to death, consider some sparkling silver or captivating copper.
A strategic mix of metallic shades combines with soft pastels will rule the accessories display, the props, the tableware, the bar counters and even the wedding cake. Don’t forget the metallic nail colour as well.
6. Formality Is Back With Wedding Invites
The recent reception invite from celebrities Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma wedding is giving some major goals for prepping up the invitation cards and gifting ideas for guests.
From paper to latex, wood or even stone engravings, there is a huge trend for playing with your wedding card stationery.
For gifts and complementaries, recyclable and reusable boxes are the mantra for this season.
7. Minimalistic Mehndi Designs
Bridal mehendi designs are transforming throughout the South Asian Wedding scene. Simpler yet chic textures are replacing intricate and over done styles on both hands and feet.
A kitsch mehendi look for 2018 will be more focused around floral lace cuffs, glittery studs and empty fingertips.
8. Interactive Photo Booths
Why should live photography be limited to the bride and groom only?
With a host of interesting photo booth ideas couples with sassy social media sharing features will keep your guests entertained for the most part. GIFs and Instagram video based booths are the newest trends and definitely predicted to be bigger hits in 2018.
9. Bold Motif Blouses And Accessories
Bringing back the Indian traditional and contemporary wedding fashion, the motif embellishments and zardosi crafted clutches will be a quintessential choice for the brides-to-be this season.
The bolder options of Elephant motifs on your blouses will be a spectacular trendsetter with bridal lehengas or sarees.
Also, who wouldn’t want to own one of those elaborative clutch bags?
10. Intimate Gatherings, Ultimate Fun
With times changing, we are seeing couples opting for smaller, more intimate gatherings for their wedding ceremonies nowadays.
Instead of catering to larger crowds and long guest list only for the heck for formality, there is a growing trend for close-knit family weddings at destinations that bring loved ones closer.