Vibrant Indian Wedding aisle with tall greenery and colorful blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Z Molu Photography | décor & lighting: Yanni Design Studio | venue: The Palmer House Hilton
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Indian Wedding Décor Inspiration for Couples Who Want to Stand Out

Vibrant Indian Wedding aisle with tall greenery and colorful blooms | PartySlate

India is a multiethnic country with many different religious groups. While these various cultures often feature similar or overlapping wedding traditions, every sub-community has their own unique rituals. Even regions differ in aesthetic. As such, Indian wedding décor is never one-size-fits-all.

PartySlate spoke with Paige Graham, Senior Design Consultant at Yanni Design Studio, to learn more about Indian wedding customs and décor. Graham tells us, “We design weddings for clients from North India to South India and everywhere in between. Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, and Catholism are the main religions that our clients observe.”

With so many subtle distinctions amongst various communities, it’s paramount to hire a design team fluent in these differences. Graham shares how this makes the process easier for couples. “We are familiar with the terms and understand what décor elements are needed to create these various pre-ceremonies, ceremonies, and receptions. Additionally, we have in-house props that our clients can customize to create these stunning events.”

PartySlate searched through hundreds of real Indian wedding albums to find unique décor elements for couples who want to evoke a specific wedding style — while also standing out from the crowd. Whether you’re having a Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Muslim, or Christian wedding, the right décor will take your celebration to the next level. 

Mendhi & Sangeet Decoration Ideas

Celestial Dreams Décor

Celestial Sangeet at Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, FL | PartySlate
photographer: Tara Tomlinson | Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort See More
Sangeet with Indian wedding décor that includes blue drapery backdrop and white jhula with blue pillows | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Ashley Photography | Yanni Design Studio See More
Marquee tent in blue shades stars on canopy for outdoor Sangeet ceremony | PartySlate
photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Amazae Events See More

Punchy Pops of Floral

Sangeet with Orange flower décor | PartySlate
photographer: Dewitt For Love Photography | TAS EVENTS AND DESIGN See More

Oceanfront Indian Wedding Décor

Oceanside Sangeet with colorful floral décor | PartySlate
photographer: Banga Studios | L’Escape Destination Weddings, Worldwide See More
Jhula beneath a mandap of blue, gold, and peach drapery at Indian wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Sweet Caribbean | JC Castillo Weddings See More

Bold Jewel Tones

Bride dance against purple backdrop at Indian wedding sangeet | PartySalte
photographer: R.A.G Artistry | KP Style Events See More

Vibrant Umbrella Accents

Jhula against bold yellow, blue, red, and purple drapery with umbrella décor | PartySlate
photographer: James Anderson Photography | Chandai Events., Inc See More
People dance on shiny pink dance floor under umbrella ceiling décor at Indian wedding sangeet | PartySlate
photographer: Reichman Photography | KIS(cubed) Events See More
photographer: Ray Antoni | Karma Events See More

Wedding Ceremony Decorations

Ultra-Mod Décor

Modern all-white wedding mandap with suspended white floral fringe | PartySlate
photographer: Jashim Jalal Studios | Gaurav Anand See More
Modern gold Indian wedding mandap structure with bold pink flowers and touches of greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Sapan Ahuja | Siblana Events See More

Dreamy and Romantic Décor

Ballroom Indian wedding mandap with white poles and lavish pink ombré flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | David Tutera Planning and Design See More
Lucite wedding mandap with pink floral canopy and suspended white floral fringe | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Ashley Photography | Yanni Design Studio See More
Indian wedding mandap with pale pink drapery, focal point chandelier, and crown of pink and white flowers | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Crystal Plaza See More
Pink Indian wedding mandap in purple uplit ballroom | PartySlate
photographer: Nadia D. Photography | Table 6 Productions – Florida See More

Waterfront Wedding Décor

Oceanside mandap with tropical palm décor | PartySlate
photographer: Sweet Caribbean | JC Castillo Weddings See More
Oceanside mandap with tie-dye pink drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Shannon Cronin Photography | Pocketful Of Plans See More
Outdoor ocean side Sikh wedding ceremony under translucent white tent with white-draped mandap covered in light colored flowers | PartySlate
photographer: MP Singh Photography See More
Wedding mandap with lavish greenery and blooms and bright pink drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Bia Sampaio | White Hall Events See More
Oceanside Indian wedding with beachy mandap crowned in wild greenery and bright pink flowers | PartySlate
photographer: James Thomas Long Photography | Event Success See More
Indian wedding outdoor Nikah ceremony with pink-draped cabanas and raised stage with teal sofa and pink-floral-decorated arch | PartySlate
photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | Leta Verbena Floral Design See More

Vibrant Wedding Greenery

Wedding mandap with lavish greenery and red and yellow flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Into Dust Photography See More
Modern wedding mandap with palm fronds | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Diwan By Design See More
Simple Nikah ceremony with pole wrapped in greenery and yellow blooms | PartySlate
photographer: MFields Photography | Events by C See More
Sikh wedding mandap with greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Rahul Rana Photography | Events by C See More

Ornate Ceremony Elements

Ornate golden mandap with rose crown and accents | PartySlate
photographer: Dybala Studio | Events by C See More
Ornate golden mandap with red drapery for South Indian-Jain Wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Mari Harsan Studio | Events by C See More

The Reception Feast Themes and Styles

Lavish Floral Finishes

Indian wedding reception stage décor with lavish white drapery with overhanging white and purple flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Braja Mandala | Events by C See More
Indian wedding feast with towering pink and purple floral centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: MP Singh Photography See More
Indian wedding feast with lavish baby's breath and pink floral décor | PartySlate
photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | David Tutera Planning and Design See More
Multi-faith Sikh and Christian Indian wedding reception with cake and suspended entwining floral rings | PartySlate
photographer: Banga Studios | L’Escape Destination Weddings, Worldwide See More
Indian ballroom wedding feast with sweetheart table and backdrop of white blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Tara Tomlinson | Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort See More

Unique Details

Indian wedding first dance inside giant snow globe | PartySlate
photography: R.A.G Artistry | KP Style Events See More
Indian wedding reception stage with backdrop of different-height candles and surrounding white floral décor | PartySlate
photographer: Amrit Photography | KP Style Events See More
Indian bride sits on wedding reception stage seating with blue uplit curved backdrop behind her | PartySlate
photographer: Amita S Photography | Eventrics Weddings See More
Indian wedding feast sweet heart table with elaborate metal branching backdrop and pink uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Nadia D. Photography | Table 6 Productions – Florida See More

Contemporary Flair

Ultra luxe Indian wedding reception with mirrored aisle, purple uplighting, and wedding stage with geometric lighting and suspended fringe | PartySlate
photography: Amrit Photography | KP Style Events See More
Indian wedding reception with blue and purple uplighting as well as tablescapes lined with greenery and bright flowers | PartySlate
photography: Z Molu Photography | Yanni Design Studio See More
Indian wedding feast with light bulb lighting installation and pink floral table décor | PartySlate
photographer: Studio This Is | Bliss Events Chicago See More
Indian couple pose on wedding reception stage with contemporary sofa seating and geometric backdrop covered in pink and white flowers | PartySlate
photographer: Dreamlife | Chandai Events., Inc See More

Simple Elegance

Outdoor poolside Indian wedding reception with two kings tables covered in white linen and neutral floral décor | PartySlate
photographer: Ken Luallen Photography | Magnolia Bluebird design & events See More
Outdoor Indian wedding reception with white linen tablescapes with red napkins and elevated greenery centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Andre LaCour | Amanda Paige Events See More

People Also Ask…

What South Asian wedding trends will I see in 2022?

PartySlate asked leading South Asian wedding planners and vendors for insight into upcoming South Asian wedding trends. South Asian couples, like other couples around the globe, must adjust to a changing wedding industry. For the first time, couples are rethinking elaborate multi-day weddings. Micro weddings are becoming increasingly popular. At the same time, supply-chain lags and double vendor bookings now lead to more stand-alone décor items. 

Of course, you can still expect the glamor that is synonymous with South Asian weddings. Industry experts expect to see everything from live entertainment to next-level lighting installations.

Where can I find more wedding inspiration?

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