February 1st, 2019 by Arunima

Why cease your decorations to the plain old garlands of marigold or roses? Are you the one looking for some bizarre element in your buffet counters?

Going through the same old methods, it would all seem a bit penny plain when you want to throw your wedding reception with a little bit of flamboyance and fanciness and all this in a cloak of conventionality. Indian wedding planning ideas have taken a roundabout from the traditional ways and couples nowadays are looking for something new to add to their wedding preparations be it the catering service, venue decoration, or their own wedding attire.

All these quirky ideas are a sign that couples are enthusiastic about their wedding and looking around for all those ideas that could create a difference. Not just the entertainment or the wedding stage, the uniqueness of the decoration could be seen at every aspect of an arrangement. But, this peculiarity in your decoration does not mean that you have to spend bucket full of money in your decorations. With a little creativity and imagination or a thorough discussion with your planner, you can generate innovative ideas for Indian wedding of yours.

6 Best Creative Wedding Planning Ideas

  1. An Enchanted Entrance
  2. Wacky Catering Ideas
  3. Decoration that’s Divine & Distinct
  4. Ask For Advice
  5. Wedding Reception Setting
  6. Set a DJ request Box
  7. Express your love story on Board
  8. Create a Magnificent Mandap
  9. Don’t forget the Wedding Stage
  10. Plan a wedding sports match

1. An Enchanted Entrance

Bridal entry is a concept that was not given much of importance before. It was just the bride who was taken from her room to the Mandap for the ceremony. But, the trend has evolved these days.  Guests today are wholeheartedly waiting for the arrival of the bride to the ceremony. Now, give a powerful entrance with some of these ideas. 

  • Flower Shower

Make an entrance  with a flower shower. Let your friends and sisters were  in attendance for your entry with a palm full of petals. They can even synchronize their dress colours if you are planning this for a longer time.

  • Smoke Bombs

Another way of making entry could be done with the help of colourful smoke bombs. This is a bit dramatic but is equally impactful if you are having a day wedding.

  • Fireworks

You may also make your entrance a little sparkling with the fireworks that could be synchronized with the timing of your entrance.

  • Palki Ride

Why not give a royal touch to your bridal entrée? Enter like a queen in a palanquin or palki carried by your brothers or cousins. This would make many great memories and would be remembered by your guests for a long time.

If yours is a destination wedding, then you may have fed some native ideas in your entry.

  • Dance Entry

Another awesome entry idea is making an arrival over a song. This would give a realistic feeling like that in movies and would be entertaining for your guests as well.

Let the baby of your family carry the sign of your arrival. This is a commonly used idea but still bestows a power-packed performance for your guests.

  • Flower Path

Make an entry on a bed of flowers. This regal touch to your entry is surely alluring enough to last a lifetime in yours as well as your guests’ memory.

2. Wacky Catering Ideas

Nothing could be accomplished without food. And within the hefty wedding ideas in India, meal courses are of utmost importance. From appetizers to drinks, the main course to desserts, meals are a complete segment that requires enough brainstorming from both the parties. But, thanks to the digital media and internet, where you can explore thousands of food varieties, that are new and fresh and can definitely add the twisted edge you are looking for in your catering.

  • Revamp Appetizers

Why it’s always the kebabs for your appetizers? Give a try and make something special like Fish ‘n’ Chips, tortilla wraps, tikkas of different exotic variety, sausages and see the difference it makes in your menu.

  • Dessert Stop

For a winter wedding, you have loads of option to choose from. In the drinks menu, you may add some hot chocolate with ice- cream topping or a hot cocktail. Doughnuts are a nice addition and everyone’s favourite. You may also set up a soup station accompanied by flavoured pieces of bread for your guests. Besides all this, a bite of cheesecake is adorable enough.

  • DIY Counter

You may add a DIY counter for your guests. They can make their own veggie or meat wraps as per their choice. This is the bit of creativity that would require some tasty fillings.

  • Sip Solution

For a summer wedding, you may have some really exotic flavoured and coloured juices that will entice your guests for a sip.

  • Cake

Having a customized cake is a really cool idea but you may add your monograms or some figurines added to the top of the cake.

3. Decoration that’s Divine & Distinct

Decorations are what makes a wedding wonderful. Your guests are definitely expecting some really exciting decoration ideas in your celebrations. For this, you may have a look at some of the strange yet charming décor ideas for your venue.

  • Centrepieces

The centrepieces  are the flashy elements on the table –tops that enhance the arrangement over them. You may put up the flowers inside some intricate vase or place candelabras or coloured candlesticks over them. Not, just candles or flowers, fruits are also an excellent centre-piece in themselves. Figurines can also decorate the table- top as beautifully as the others

  • Ceiling Decoration

Enough about the centrepieces. Have you decided what type of ceiling decoration you are going to have? Will it be the satin drapes or the fairy lights in a different colour? Or you want to hang some potted plant or the bird cages from it. Paper chandelier is a great adorning entity that can pull a rustic look out of your decorations.

  • Photo Booths

Photo booths have become the latest rage among all the parties. And having an awesome photo booth or frame hanging at your venue garden would make a fashionable statement. Many weddings are providing some outlandish props as well for fun photographic moments.

  • Personalised Addition

Add some personal touches to your wedding by adding your pre-wedding shoots or favourites to your custom built stacked corner.

  • Wish Tree

You can set up a wish tree or blessing station coexisting with your other decorations. Just put down some post and pen where your guests can write their blessings for your happy married life.

  • Bunting Creations

Bunting could be done with immense creativity. Umbrellas are extraordinary bunting items. Lacy or paper bunting items are equally popular for all kinds of weddings.

  • Wedding Lighting letter

Light up letters is  a versatile choice for decorating your dancing floor or wedding stage. It makes some really good background for candid photography. Choose some wooden finished or metallic letters with bulbs embedded in the body.

  • Table Runners

Table Runners are an equally important addition to your table- tops like the centrepieces. With silk, sequins, and hessian as your most favoured choice of fabrics, you may customize the table runners with some crystal or borders stitched to them. Synchronizing your centrepiece with the table runner would jazz up the décor of your wedding.

  • Chalkboard

Chalkboard sign boards with some quirky statements will also be entertaining enough for your guests. When the directions are given with a twist, they seem more attractive.

4. Ask for Advice

Make your wedding more fun filled with the concept of asking advice. You can prepare creative printed cards asking for advice on the upcoming future. Make sure all the guests of you gets those cards and make them write on it, the suggestion they want to give the bride or groom whoever they want to give. This will ultimately be a great idea and at the same time, you will get to know about the genuine advice they want to give to you.

5. Wedding Reception Setting

With decoration and food being covered, it’s high time you adjust your seating arrangement. With different banquet hall seating arrangements, you can provide sufficient space to accommodate your guests. But, the arrangement is not all. You need to have some complementary chairs and tables as well.

  • Chair Covers

Chair covers are also essential to brighten up the seating arrangement. Chair covers could also be draped with some designer clothes to beautify the setting.

  • Special Seat for Duo

Arrange for a sweetheart table at your reception. This table is only for the newlyweds  where they may sit together surrounded by their family.

  • Lounge Setting

Setting up a Lounge area is a great way to accentuate the wedding arrangement. This area was given a relaxed and comfortable feeling to the seated person.

6. Set a DJ Request Box

Music is the most important element in any function or marriage or parties, you can’t think of any celebrations without lots of music. You can do this in a creative way, put a box on the table where the DJ is being played then put some creative caption and write DJ request box. People will automatically come and drop their favourite songs. This will be really great to listen to the songs of our guests choice.

7. Express your love story on Board

You can do this in many different ways, either you can choose to write with the chalk on the chalkboard and one at a time you can write and read out loud. The Second way is you can always do some act and depict your love story. It’s your choice, whichever you find more creative and romantic, choose that one and make your day filled with memories.

8. Create a Magnificent Mandap

The most sought after location of any wedding is the Mandap where the actual ceremony takes place. The bride and groom performs the ritual by following all the rites. The canopy of the Mandap could be prepared with flowers and drapes.

The pillars surrounding the mandap could be decorated with flowers or fairy lights for a more dramatic effect. While modern-day couples are also opting for figurines for their pillar structure to bring out the charm in the decorations.

9. Don’t forget the Wedding Stage

Well, the last but not least, a nice wedding stage decoration is more impactful than any other tidbits of the venue. Have a flowery wall or drapes behind your seating arrangement and see the effect it creates on the entire ambience.

10. Plan a wedding sports match

If you want to try something quirky on your wedding then don’t be shy to try the new things. Go to the sports match which will make your wedding look different and unique. Cricket is the great option on this list, include your family along with your friends and have fun with all your heart. Remember this day will not come again and again, so live it fully.


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