Gone are the days when mandaps were meant to be just the fire pit, pots on the side and gorgeous marigolds as decor. The new-age Indian couple looks for more than just a traditional touch, which is why we are here to speak about the same with you. Take a look at some of the classiest new-age mandap weddings, spanning through all seasons and for a happy couple to take their wedding vows in. So if you are getting hitched and soon, here’s inspiration with mandap decor ideas and themes to floor you!
A royal touch
Talking about class and luxe touches, without a touch of bronze and metal with a dash of brown or burnt reds, would the ‘classy’ aura come through? Maybe or maybe not! A mandap decked as a royal seating podium, makes for a magical wedding altar don’t you think?
Gold and whites
Traditionally yours but classy as ever, a play of whites with gold touches across makes for a smashing mandap decor idea. The theme can be played along with south Indian motifs for the pillars and the props, whilst white as a background brings the holistic touch!
For couples that don’t want to have decor too gaudy and loud, minimalism is the way to go. Mandaps can be designed with gold netted and lace fabric, with deep red props, flowers and seating arrangements to balance the color play.
We know how important it is to choose every single detail to the end, and the chicest of decor ideas for the mandaps too, which is why, a play of whites with pristine creams and off-whites does wonders for the heavenly mandap set up, we think!
Ever wondered if your wedding mandap could be decked up as a royal crown? The answer is YES. A little creativity with bamboo shoots, lace and net fabric in metallic neutral colors and plenty of flowers can make creative magic happen!
Couples that love the wilderness and the bohemian touch, here’s a mandap design idea that brings you pretty close to nature. A foliage of shoots and seasonal flowers in various hues and shades, with fairy lights strum between them makes a mandap so magical!
Keeping the props to a bare minimum on the floor of the mandap, new-age couples can opt for chandelier mandaps as shown below. Fairy lights hanging from large circles and placed neatly as a Venn pattern can make the ambience come bright and alive!
The desi touch
Back to where we belong or should we say, back to our roots. The tent mandap in all its purity and desi opulence brings out the real charm of an Indian wedding; charpoys, stools, earthernware and lanterns, the must-have props for the desi ambience to light up with!
A floating mandap
If tying the knot on land is too mainstream for your likes, think about the water. Have a mandap set up in the midst of a stationed pool or a water body; a resort that can offer such facilities would be great.
The waterfall mandap
With the right combination of fairy lights, mirror work fabrics and pearly white glowers with colourful touches around, a waterfall mandap can be manifested for the couple to take their vows in!
Here were ten of the many new-age ideas with a mix of tradition and state-of-the-art creativity galore. Let us know which of these ten caught your fancy!