Like many other things, wedding décor has also undergone transformations over the years. Today it is no longer just about flowers, or gaudy festoons. It is about manifesting the overall theme and mood of the wedding. Most weddings today have a theme and the décor is woven around it.

Weddings have moved out of the traditional reception hall, to lawns, parks, historical sites and museums. Accordingly, innovative décor ideas have found their way into couples’ hearts. A couple of them can be incorporated together while some can form the basis of the rest of the décor.

Here are our picks of the best wedding décor ideas that you must consider for your own wedding:

Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements are a rage as centerpieces. Brighter shades such as yellow, pink, blue, green and orange stand out and add color to the occasion. You can personalize the flower vases by engraving the bride and groom’s names on them. Since they are available in such a wide variety of colors, flowers go well with almost all wedding themes.
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Candles and other lighting


Candles add a traditional and earthy touch to the proceedings. You can decorate the room with unique shaped candles or a mix of large and long candles. Also, don’t be shy to experiment with LED lights and lanterns as they are also quite a hit at weddings. Lights hidden in fake flowers and candle arrangements look splendid in an outdoor wedding.
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Color Palettes


Choosing the right color combination can elevate your wedding décor to a whole new level. Depending on whether you are planning for the day or evening, you can choose from different color palettes such as peacock, mint and purple, gold, silver and bronze, and many more. If choosing the peacock theme, opt for colors such as purple, blue, pink and golden. If opting for gold, silver, bronze, choose the right mix of lights and color, so that one doesn’t overshadow the other.  Decorating the venue around one color theme lends it a sophistication and splendor that is hard to miss.
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Though a relatively modern addition to wedding decor, we are sure you must have encountered Plexiglas at a number of weddings. Plaexiglas mandaps, invitations and chairs are already quite popular among wedding decorators. You can choose from etching your wedding invite on acrylic, getting married right on top of your pool covered with thick Plexiglas or have a fairy-tale like mandap made of Plexiglas.

Personalized Décor 


Personalized décor is exactly what it sounds like, a reflection of your love for your spouse-to-be. Many couples are now declaring their love for each other on centerpieces, paper napkins, signage on boards around the venue and personalized cutlery and crockery. Having a picture collage of your favorite memories as a table runner is also a good idea. Placards with quotes that you both like or pictures of the two of you are great ways to add personalized touches to your décor.  

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