When it comes to your mandap, you’ll want to make sure that it is nothing but perfect. It will be one of the very first things your guests will see on arrival as well as being the focal point for the entire ceremony and setting the tone for the rest of the day. Long gone are the days where a standard four-pillar wooden mandap is the only option and couples now have the opportunity to get creative and work with their décor team to put something together that may have never been done before. Remember to think about all the little details as this will make the biggest difference.
So to give you a little inspiration on how to make your mandap stand out, here are our top 5 tips to consider when choosing your mandap.
1. The shape
Choosing a draped mandap is a great way to get creative and design something that will allow for making different shapes. Whether you prefer a four-pillar or six-pillar mandap you can create asymmetrical lines or opt for a circular shape for instance to make it a little different. The beauty of the draped mandap comes from having endless options to make it completely bespoke, including the colour.
2. The textures
Mixing in different textures to your mandap will add further dimension and depth to the design. A wooden and draped incorporated design can make your mandap look classic with a modern twist. Opt for neutral colours and golds to make it timeless.
3. The furniture
When it comes to furniture within the mandap, opt for the Louis XV sofa and armchair style. This will create a luxurious look and a stylist finish. Think about the colour of the furniture as well to ensure everything ties in seamlessly and that nothing looks out of place.
4. Fresh florals
Fresh florals are the easiest way to add colour, sophistication and texture to any minimalistic mandaps. Although this can cost a little more than using artificial alternatives, it will mean you have a better choice of flowers, arrangements and colours that will allow you to truly customise your mandap in keeping with the theme of the day.
5. The aisle
When it comes to deigning your mandap, don’t forget to also pay attention to the aisle way. Make your aisle way chic and elegant with either fresh flowers or candles (or both) displayed on podiums. Incorporate traditional elements by adding these at either the top or bottom end of the aisle.
If you’re looking for a bespoke mandap for your special day along with any other decor, call a member of our styling team on 0116 268 8804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary consultation.