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Top 15 Instagrammable décor themes for a dreamy wedding

Gone are the days when celebrations used to be a closed and personal affair. In the age of social media, sharing the   grandeur of your wedding celebration with the virtual family has become a big part of creating memories. Thus, the visual appeal needs to manifest in the pictures and videos you put up, which calls for a signature theme for the ceremony.

At a time like this, every guest will be flashing a phone to photograph your beautiful moments for the world to see. So, a striking backdrop can make you a bridal star on Instagram before you know! For such a bash, only a gorgeous bride is not enough, you also have to plan a wedding that’s all about fun, games, glamour, and unique originality. Needless to say, a well-executed décor idea in an apt venue lies at the heart of this.

To help you craft that picture-perfect ceremony, we bring you not one but 15 Instagram-worthy wedding décor ideas that are sure to become the talk of the town. Take your pick here!

  1. Lush rainforest

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Love the scenic beauty of rainforests?  You don’t have to go all the way to the Amazon to experience its exotic tropical beauty. Incorporate it in your wedding theme for an all-green setting that pays homage to your deep admiration for nature.

Offset the green hue with occasional tropical flower arrangement. Think bird of paradise and large orchids. Complete this look with walls made of leaves and ferns that will make anything and everything look Instagrammable. This wedding décor is surely one to try!

2.Serene seaside

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One cannot recall the valleys and a lush landscape without steering towards its equally magical counterpart beaches. If you and your partner harbour a love for sand, suns, and sea, consider a nautical wedding theme that is bound to take everyone by surprise.

Give your guests a feel of the beach, rounded off perfectly with cocktails in coconut shells, scrumptious sea food, and resort-wear in vibrant hues. If you wish to keep away from breezy beach side, fabricate this experience in a luxury theme-resort that offers a gorgeous sea-inspired décor to bring your fantasy to life.  Decorating the tables with lanterns and sea shells and amping up the surroundings with props inspired by sailing are other add-ons you could use for this theme.

3.An all-white euphoria

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If you have always been in awe of the white weddings, this is your chance! From the ivory dress-code to a pristine, all-white set-up, this theme is what dreams are made of. Textures and layering play a huge part in executing this idea well.  Opt for all things fine and fancy like satin, net and lace to keep it interesting. Top up with pearl and crystal elements to ensure that the glitz and glam lives up to the theme.

4.Celebration of colour

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The Indian festival of Holi brings to mind colour, joy and festivities. Get inspired by these elements and have fun with the décor by throwing in a riot of bright colours all around. The colourful festive element of Holi can be incorporated effortlessly in everything from your wedding invitation to your wedding ensemble. For the dress code, ask your friends to go bold and beautiful with an array of hues. What’s more? Go totally gaga over this theme with hundreds of ribbons in different colours hanging from a tree or festive centre pieces with a colourful Rangoli mandala decorated with candles. When it comes to a vibrant wedding that is not shy of colours, the Holi theme can provide a truly flamboyant setting.

5.Exotic Morocco

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A Moroccan wedding theme is a fun way to have an imaginative wedding with an oriental Middle Eastern touch.  For the decor consider glass and metal lanterns of various shapes and sizes, lots of cushions and drapes. Nothing can beat the elegance of drapes! They billow in the wind and provide a graceful ambience, while also forming the perfect backdrop for the pictures. Mix textures like fluid satin, crushed velvet, and sheer organza in similar shades to for a look that’ll inspire wonderment.

This exotic theme is indeed a pleasing sight for the eyes.

6.Mirror, mirror!

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Imagine getting married in a setting that doubles up as a groovy, reflective paradise. Intrigued? Well, in that case you ought to consider the sheer beauty of a mirror set-up. Ponder upon disco balls, mirror work on white muslin drapes, and all things gleaming! A photo wall dressed in mirror mosaic will definitely add to the exquisiteness of the décor. The greys, light blues, and pastel shades are some colour options you can consider for the dress code to align with this fabulous theme.

7.Flower Power

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Flowers play a central part in any wedding arrangement. But, what if you make them the hero of your setting? Loose yourself in the beauty of vibrant lily buds that come in a plethora of beaming colours, or go for traditional marigold that has stayed inherent in Indian celebrations for years … This theme offers plenty of options to choose from. You can go all out with a mix-and-match theme by wearing colourful ensembles that are in sync with the setting.

8.Celestial Décor

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There is nothing more romantic than a starry sky. Let the beauty of the stars guide your choice of wedding theme that’s glamorous, creative, whimsical and etheral, all rolled together into one.  Décor elements like drapes and fairy lights can be used to create a luxury celestial night sky ceiling or create a shimmering star themed backdrop, with hanging stars and lights, for your wedding ceremony. Décor elements like galactic disco lamps can project twinkling stars all over an indoor venue. The setting of the tables can be adorned with star shaped place cards and menus. Include the celestial theme in the decoration of your wedding cake or feature sparkly star accessories, in your bridal ensemble.

9.Royal-alley

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Our fascination with royal families and their lifestyle is nothing new, and knows no bounds especially when it comes to lavish Indian weddings. If a regal setting is something you have always dreamt of, pick traditional royal décor to match your mood and your maharani-like semblance. Best suited for a destination wedding in a fort, this idea is quintessentially Indian, which gives you the opportunity to leverage it as a décor theme for your wedding. Once the venue floods with guests dressed in embellished and embroidered attire, the setting will work its magic in the snapshots.

10.Eco-Friendly Green Wedding

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This sustainable theme is very much in style. It makes a statement about your ideological outlook and is also earth friendly.  Weddings can be careless to the environment with left over plastic and paper goods, excess food thrown away and leftover flowers discarded in the garbage. Sustainable wedding decor ideas are plentiful, with more eco-friendly wedding decorations on the market. Consciously choose bio-degradable and recyclable options when it comes to catering, invitations, and more. A naturally beautiful outdoor venue for a day wedding will help reduce the waste towards decoration, while also saving energy for lighting a night wedding.  To match the theme choose a green bridal lehenga and dazzle the gathering. This will ensure your wedding day will have sentimental nostalgia, while being kind to the planet. This is a noble way indeed, to celebrate your big day!

11.Mystic Mykonos

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The Greek island of Mykonos is a well-known travel destination and has a signature look with the white and blue colour scheme. Pay tribute to your love for this posh destination at own desi wedding.  From the bougainvillea (Imitation flowers will work best) flower arrangements to the white pillars that support your mandap, incorporate blue and white elements in the entire décor.  This colour scheme can also be extended to the dress code for the guests and works best for a day wedding or pre-wedding function like the mehndi.

12.Nawabi Grandeur

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The Mughal Nawabs were famous for their decadent aesthetic and grand taste for luxury. Décor elements like jaali work, Indian coloured glass lanterns and seating arrangements featuring bolster cushions, are some of the many intricacies of a Nawab-themed wedding. Indulge your guests as they arrive with jasmine garlands and mild fragrances, commonly known as ittar. Create the perfect Lucknowi ambience with Sufi or Qawali music. You could also go for a sangeet ceremony based on the movie, ‘Umrao Jaan’. Include ghazal singers and katakh dancers as special entertainment for the guests. This will make for a memorable wedding for you and give your guests an experience of a lifetime.  

13.Urban chic

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Has a city caught your heart? Revisiting the places where you first made memories with your beloved can help recreate the romance of those early days. All it requires is a pop of imagination and dainty décor detailing! Tell your wedding planner about the landmarks and places that play a major role in your love storyfirst dates, sneaky getaways, or a monument close to your heart, and watch it come alive on your big day. This will give a customized touch exclusive to your wedding.

14.Vintage love

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Nothing beats the feel of an era bygone, which is why vintage forms the ideal choice for anyone who wishes to indulge in the beauty of the past. Not only will it give the occasion an extravagant vibe, but will also lend you the chance to dig out the classics from your grandmother’s closet. From retro-inspired outfits to decorations with antiques, your wedding can be the perfect canvas to recreate an era you love. You could go for a whimsical 60’s feel or the old-fashioned glam of the 20’s.

15.Metallic Grandeur

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Metallic shades of gold, copper and silver go hand in hand with grand celebrations, luxury and opulence. So, when it comes to a metallicthemed setting, you can get really creative. This theme also goes well with the dark shades of bridal outfits in red or gold and enhances her look. When planning the décor mix different tones and textures of metallic colours. For example combine subtle shimmering textures with more glittery ones. Combine matte shades of your favourite metallic colour with more reflective tones. Style the décor with drapes in fabric combinations like metallic tulle, satin (in gold or silver) and even sequins embroidered drapes. Choose metallic accessories for the table setting like candles and artificial flowers in metallic shades. This theme will provide you with ample glamorous photo opportunities to share on Instagram.

Go on it’s time to get creative!

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