We all know that Indian weddings are massive affairs and consist of a number of different events in the run up to the big day. Indian weddings are Hindu, Sikh or Muslim celebrations. While there are differences based on the religion and different regional areas, there are some things which are common to all of them. A typical Indian wedding starts with the Haldi, then goes on to the Mehndi, Sangeet/Raas-Garba, and then finally the wedding itself followed by the reception.
All of these events can involve special décor for the occasion and in most cases the parents of the bride and groom and their other close relatives do not have the skills necessary to produce décor which will make everyone gasp in surprise and delight. This is why most people hire wedding decorators such as ourselves at Kenza Creations.
Our team of highly talented artists can design and execute wedding décor that is beyond compare. Not only do we have the talent, but we also have a huge store of different artefacts that we have gathered over the years that can be put to use in your particular venue.
Having been in the business of decorating wedding venues for many years, we will often have knowledge of the venue that you have chosen for the wedding, but if not, our first job is to take a look at it so that we can assess the amount of space, how and where things can be placed, the lighting, the height of the venue, and so on. Knowing this helps us to start drafting designs that will fit in to the venue perfectly.
Now you may also have your own ideas for wedding décor, and that is fine by us. We are very happy to sit down with you and listen to your ideas so that we can include them into the overall plan. For instance, you might want a specific colour scheme, or you might want certain types of flowers. That is fine, as we will include whatever you wish, all while keeping within your budget.
The Stage Is The Centrepiece Of The Day
Of course, the centrepiece on the wedding day is the stage. This is where the bride and groom will sit and meet the guests and seek their blessings. The stage is decorated elaborately and there are certain things to keep in mind, one of which is that it is always nice to have the backdrop in colours which complement the attire of the bride and groom. It is also necessary to remember that the stage will be the most photographed area of the whole venue.
Long flowing drapes work very well for the backdrop, and these can be combined with strings of flowers. The seating can be something such as a chaise longue or a Chesterfield or can also be two individual chairs similar to a throne. Alternatively, you could also use a beautifully decorated wooden swing.
The mandap is where the actual wedding will take place and it is usual to have this with four pillars supporting an overhead covering. There has to be seating for the bride and groom and the pandit, and usually the parents of the bride. It is customary to decorate the pillars with flowers, and also the frame of the overhead canopy. Candles can also be used to enhance the décor.
When it comes to colours, the most popular, certainly for Hindu weddings, are red and gold. Other popular colours are green, blue, pink, and lavender. Drapes should really match the overall colour scheme of the venue, although what you might call the standard colours for drapes are red and yellow.
Of course, lighting at a wedding is all-important. It can make a massive difference, especially if the weather is gloomy. Lighting needs careful consideration but can be used to highlight certain things such as uplighting if you have an area where you want to create drama. Chandeliers hanging from the ceiling also add a touch of magic and glamour to the occasion.
There is also the question of the car in which the groom arrives. Traditionally he arrives on horseback, but these days he may only do this for the last 100 yards or so. Up to that point he can arrive in a car that is decorated with flowers, and this can be minimal decoration, or you can go “over the top” as you please.