Try these ideas for your wedding ‘mandap’

Stories by Jospeh Radhik

A Hindu wedding comprises of the bride and groom taking rounds of the sacred fire, promising each other the sacred vows. Mandap is a sacred and traditional temporary covered-shelter or canopy made of four pillars also called Mandapa/Mandapam/Manavarai in the South. The mandap is beautifully decorated by the family of the bride which is the main centre of attraction in the whole Mandap ceremony. Mandap is the venue where the Hindu wedding should take place according to the rituals. Wedding Affair suggests some beautiful décor ideas for the mandap. From the most basic ones to elaborate and gorgeous structures, mandaps have been gathering a lot of attention recently now!

The Royal Mandap


Dripping arrangements of pure white and blush flowers are best off-set by the powerful gold accents. It’s easy to dip into cliche in the decor with rhinestones, glitter and eye-catching accents, but a good royal theme will be as understated as it is beautiful. The royal mandap will definitely act as the centre of attraction of your entire decor. You can go easy on other decor items once you are set with a royal mandap. Jewelled accentuates and golden lustre is the way to go here. The bride and groom will definitely look like a royal couple ready for a palace march in this mandap style.

Green Mandap


No need to book fancy hotels and resorts when you can create a beautiful affair out of your wedding by basing it in nature. You can perform your wedding rituals in beautiful open spaces with lots of trees around. White decorations look splendid on green backgrounds. Imagine taking your ‘phere’ while the lovely nature overlooks you. Imagine the breath-taking pictures that are going to be captured. It need not necessarily be green in colour, but the concept should be that of natural beauty and minimalism. 

White Mandap


You can try giving a white theme for your wedding. Crisp white fabrics and decorations highlight minimalism and luxury. You can also give a coloured theme for your wedding. White, however, looks clean and stands out against decorations and backgrounds. Be assured of some stunning photographs for your wedding. Some cultures like the Parsi culture, already keep white-themed weddings. Remember gal mitthi mitthi bol from Aisha? Well, you can recreate that yourself. With that, if you combine a white dress code, your ceremony will definitely to look a classy and modern one.

The Colourful And Breezy Mandap


Choose one or two colours to really pop against an otherwise achromatic palette, mix a few shades in a similar colour family for a consistent look, or go all out with a rainbow of colours to bring your decor to life. In today’s fashion scenario, the more the better. But the sophisticated ones can also opt for monochrome. Others can go for sweet colourful combinations of two shades. Their mandaps can also match their outfits for the most powerful combination.

Flower Power

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When in doubt, flower decoration is the way to go. Accentuated with the right amount of accessories, the flower mandaps look the most beautiful. You can go with a total rose clad mandap for that perfect amalgamation of classic and contemporary. Another option is the one with the marigold flowers. This one will definitely look gorgeous in South Indian wedding setups. No matter the flower you choose, the blossoms are sure to fill your wedding atmosphere with mystical charm.

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