You may have read in our last blog post What to Expect from 2011 Weddings that exotic Indian inspiration is one of the main trending themes for weddings in 2011. This trend is becoming more popular today because of the vibrant decor, fashion, and customs of a traditional Indian ceremony.
Indian wedding ceremonies are bright events, filled with ritual and celebration, and are taken very seriously in the Indian culture. They are generally large affairs and sometimes continue on for several days. In the past most Indian marriages were arranged, but today "fusion weddings" are more commonly seen in the U.S. This is when the American and Indian cultures and traditions are combined together to create a unique, personalized wedding ceremony for the couple.
Thinking about incorporating an Indian inspiration in your upcoming wedding ceremony? Here are a few traditional elements and some new trends being used in Indian wedding ceremonies today.
- Colored dance floors/lighting
- Decorative linens
- Larger than life centerpieces
- Bold colors or earthy tones
- Out of the box entertainment
- Pop art sculptures