Flowers, set the tone for the wedding ceremony and the reception. They symbolise fantasy and romance. No matter how elaborate or simple the wedding, flowers are an integral part of the wedding event.
Flowers in Indian wedding ceremonies are used for:
- Prayers and related rituals
- Decoration purposes
- Fashion accessories
Like any other wedding detail, floral requirements too must be planned beforehand. The kinds of flowers needed, the place from where you need to order flowers, the floral decorations that you need for the wedding hall and mandaps, the garlands to be exchanged between the bride and the groom have to be decided upon. You can work out the nitty-gritty details yourself or you can hand over the entire responsibility to the decorators.
Floral decorations at various weddings differ from one another depending upon the budget, the individual tastes and preferences. And of course, the talents and skills of the florist and the decorator.
Gone are the days of the flat, sedate, backdrop of a mandap bedecked with flowers. The floral decor nowadays has taken on new design dimensions. The options could range from traditional Indian floral themes to Spanish haciendas and Amsterdam tulips. The possibilities are endless and today there are wedding designers who offer a long list of themes that can be created according to the client`s preferences and finances.
So, say it with flowers. Here`s to fragrant and bedecked weddings. They will never go out of style.