Choosing a wedding Mandap is one of the most important parts of your wedding as it will set the tone for the rest of the décor. If you’re going to have a particular theme, this needs to be reflected through your structure. Don’t just settle for any standard design – go ahead and think of ways to make yours stand out! There are so many ways to get creative and personalise your Mandap, which is why we’ve put together the following list for you:
When it comes to Mandaps there are so many different ranges to choose from. You can opt for a traditional wooden carved one, a simple frame which is draped in a range of different material, go for either a four or six pillar design, or even something completely different – like an acrylic structure. Get creative and make it personal, there’s no set style guide.
There are so many ways to add an element of light to your chosen design. You can opt for candles to create a romantic ambience, lanterns to give a rustic feel or our personal favourite; chandeliers which will really give your event a sophisticated edge. But, don’t forget, if you have the opportunity, then nothing beats an outdoor celebration filled with an abundance of natural lighting.
3. Walk Way
Sadly, we feel that the aisle way is often neglected, which is a real shame considering the huge impact it has on the overall visual appeal of any wedding. Gone are the days when it’s necessary to have a red carpet running down the middle. Instead, think chic and elegant. Go for fresh flowers or candelabras displayed on podiums on either side of the aisle. To keep the traditional, religious elements intact you can have Ganesh statues places either at the top or bottom of the aisle.
4. Finer Details
Once you’ve decided on which Mandap you’re going with, think about what you can use to enhance the design. One trend is to have items hanging down; flowers, bells and lanterns would work quite nicely. Remember, your backdrops, flooring, and ceremony items all need to look the part too.
You need to think carefully about your seating within the Mandap and for your guests. Are you having chairs, sofas, or lower, traditional stools to sit on? The less clutter around the Mandap the better, as it will help create a calmer vibe. When it comes to your guests’ chairs – think simplicity. Chiavali chairs are the style of the season and fairly easy to source, it’ll also save your décor company a lot of time as they’re not having to put out chair covers and bows. Or, why not go old-school and get your guests to have a comfy seat on the floor filled with soft cushions?
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