Whether it's romantic pastels, bohemian magic, or a conventional twist, there's something for everyone’s taste and choice. Discover the ideal aesthetic for your intimate wedding in this season.
The pandemic has sparked a panic and destroyed far too many things from the last year, including every Indian’s wedding dream of having a big fat Indian wedding in 2021. As unfortunate as this scenario has turned out to be, the silver lining is that couples can still marry with their full enthusiasm, even with a maximum of 25 to 50 guests
Smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies, prompted by global social guidelines, are unquestionably becoming the new trend from the last year. Smaller gatherings, on the other hand, do not have to sacrifice the grandeur and beauty of your dream Indian wedding with all things you wanted to do. Our curated list of 15+ décor ideas for your intimate pre-wedding and wedding celebrations will inspire you and leave you in awe.
So, what are we waiting for, let’s get started with the list:
A SMALL WHITE WEDDING WILL KEEP YOU TIMELESS
Fabric has a lot of strength, so don't ignore the elegance it provides. Draped ceilings will always give your venue a touch of opulence and glamour. (String lights above the fabric to create a soft glow that completes the rustic look.) Keep it traditional & minimal with white drapes, or go for an avant-garde look with vibrant drape materials.
ADD TRADITIONAL TOUCH WITH BANANA LEAF
An easy, no-fuss way to add a beautiful traditional backdrop to your wedding or Haldi is with marigold and jasmine strings to create a wall of lush, green banana leaves. Not only will these leaves give a traditional touch to your event but also provide an eco-friendly look which will definitely be loved by your guests.
LOCAL, TRADITIONAL FLOWERS' ALLURE
When it comes to intimate weddings, we should always tend to the locally available things as they are budget friendly and easily available. Locally produced and traditionally used flora like mogras and lotus can look as opulent as they come when creatively crafted.
USE PONDS & POOLS IN CREATIVE WAYS
Taking a cue from this floating deck decoration idea which was executed for a Haldi ceremony, is as enticing as it is one-of-a-kind. A lovely lake, a pond, a local stream, or any other body of water can be creatively integrated into your wedding décor, whether it's in your booked hotel, farmhouse, or your own home. Water decorations never fail to please the eyes.
FOR A COZY TOUCH, INCLUDE VINTAGE FURNITURE
Replace ostentatious wedding seating arrangements with antique wooden chairs. It not only adds a regal, heirloom touch, but it also makes for a perfect photo opportunity.
WITH A STYLISH SWING, INVITE THE OUTDOORS IN
A stylish swing is a lovely centerpiece for a Mehndi event, and it's a great alternative to a traditional seat or chair seating. Decorate it with floral or props that correspond to your style & theme of your wedding.
OMBRÉ FLOWERS WILL JAZZ UP YOUR INTIMATE EVENT
Take inspiration from this stunning mandap from an intimate farmhouse wedding, which combined rich jewel tones with lighter shades of the same palette for an undeniably stunning effect.
RELEASE A REMARK WITH YOUR MINIMAL MANDAP
If you want to create a sleek decadence for your intimate celebrations, look no further than this gorgeous statement mandap. For a classy look, keep the rest of your decor clean and simple.
COME UP WITH YOUR OWN BOKEH EFFECT
Closeup shots are needed for intimate weddings. Get inspiration by this unique but simplistic stage decoration of colorful hanging ombre circles that generate a stunning bokeh effect in portraits.
HAVE A STATEMENT ALTAR WITH FLORALS
Making a beautiful altar for your vows is a perfect way to make minimalistic wedding decorations which are lovely and unforgettable. Simple, yet breathtaking, is what this circular altar of pink and white roses and dreamy sprigs of baby's breath is. Isn’t this looking adorable?
FOR A BLAST OF BRIGHTNESS, ADD A FEW ORANGE ORNAMENTALS.
For a fun cozy brunch or an exciting sunset affair, take inspiration from the sunny hues of this artsy, citrus influenced decoration. Citrus fruits interspersed with flowers or foliage, which are readily available, add instant freshness to any room.
ARRANGE A BALLOON ARCH FOR YOUR WEDDING EVENTS
A balloon arch will add a fashionable touch to your marriage ceremony. Use it to lead guests to your entrance, or use it somewhere, such as above the bar, around the dinner table, or as a backdrop of photo booth. You can also use it as the wedding arch to add a playful touch to your wedding stage.
FOR A PARISIAN THEME, TRY EXQUISITE CANDY COLORS
Bring the essence of those dreamy French cafes dotted with candy hues and white antique furniture that works brilliantly for tight, intimate spaces into your home and live your Parisian fantasy.
WITH TRADITIONAL HANDLOOMS, BE VOCAL FOR LOCAL
Incorporate the charm and appeal of traditional crafts into your intimate ceremony decoration, such as this Kutch-themed event. For a pleasant but minimal effect, use as table runners, cushions, or props.
COLORFUL POUFFES AND PILLOWS REJUVENATE CASUAL AREAS
Bright pillows, pouffes, and barstools will add a splash of color to your Haldi or Mehndi ceremony. Pouffes are ideal for your guests to sit on and converse in addition to being a great décor piece.
MAKE USE OF ASTROLOGY IN DECOR
The stars may have written down some of the best wedding décor ideas. Take into account using celestial accents in your wedding reception decorations if you're an astrology person. Table place settings should be shaped like stars and moons, and rich, dreamy colors like navy, silver, gold, and black should be used in centerpieces and accents throughout the room.
CREATE A SELF-SERVICE BEVERAGE WALL
Is there some champagne on the table? Please accept my request. Self-serve drinks are a newer wedding decoration concept, but they're a good idea for keeping guests occupied all night. A cocktail wall, like a dessert wall, can be a centerpiece of your wedding venue's decor. It allows guests to grab a drink while socialising rather than having to wait in a long line at a bar.
USE ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PAPER LAMPS
Hang eco-friendly biodegradable paper lanterns in the area to make your wedding reception feel like a fairytale. Paper lanterns, including string lights and candles, can cast a gentle, enticing glow. With these dreamlike lamps and some proper planning, your room will feel like a movie scene.
So, with these ideas we are summoning up the beautiful ideas for your intimate wedding décor. To explain it to you simply we have jotted it down in some of the points below:
Many people prefer minimalistic and stylish décor components that represent their personalities.
Many clients have requested that the natural atmosphere of the location be preserved, with just a few exquisite elements added to enhance the décor.
Colored carpets, hanging baskets, white strings and sticks, and other boho + vibrant furniture themes are being used during ceremonies.
In 2021, things with ceiling-mounted décor will be explored, especially for the wedding entrance areas, dance floors, and wedding mandaps.
The use of neon lights in furniture, signs, and photo booths is a major trend that will be seen in 2021 decor trends.