No Hindu wedding ceremony is complete without some show stopping Mandap decor. In fact, as the centerpiece for the main event on the main day – everyone’s eyes are going to be right here. Read on to see some of the best modern & traditional mandap decor designs that we’re in love with! (pssst..we’ve also designed most of these)
What’s in a Mandap ?
Typically, a Mandap is a covered platform inside which the main ceremony of a Hindu wedding takes place. This is usually in the form of a stage with pillars and hosts the fire ceremony and pheras for the couple. Guests face this structure during the ceremony so it can be noted that it will be the main decor structure in any Hindu wedding.
What styles and themes must be followed for Mandap decor ?
Traditionally, mandaps resembled temples because these ceremonies were held in temples to begin with.
Therefore, most traditional mandaps follow this design so that they can replicate the look and form of a temple.
However, if you want to go the modern route – there are so many options available today from acrylic frames, wooden frames to abstract designs.
What to keep in mind when selecting a style of Mandap decor ?
When deciding on decor themes, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. Roughly, we would have to consider this :
- type of venue
- indoor or outdoor ?
- style of interiors or terrain of the surrounding spaces
- layout of the venue
- budget for the mandap
- personal style preferences
- drapes -yes/no ?
- florals – yes/no ?
A stylist needs to account for all these factors in some way before designing the mandap. Additionally the style and color of the mandap should be cohesive with the rest of the decor in the ceremony. The last thing anyone would want is for the mandap to stick out like a sore thumb.
Let’s look at some mandap design variations :
Soft pastel style Mandap decor with drapes – Day wedding
Recommended : When you have a fantastic view that you want to capture
Traditional style Mandap with Warm Colors & Drapes – Ballroom wedding
Recommended : If you want bright, robust colors that will recreate the great Indian wedding feels right here in SIngapore
Modern Pinterest style stunning Mandap – with bells, soft florals and all the feels
Recommended : If you want to recreate a Modern yet whimsical piece of a Fairytale
Temple style mandap decor with drapes and metallic accents
Recommended : If you want to recreate the feel of a traditional south-Indian temple wedding
Vows by the Ocean ? Opt for soft beach florals
Recommended : If you’re considering a destination wedding or beach wedding
Modern Elegant Canopy style
Recommend. : If you’re looking to have a late-evening or night event under the stars
Stay tuned to our blog for more wedding information. Planning an Indian style wedding in Singapore ? Reach out to us for mandate decor and Indian wedding decor !