How to Make Indian Wedding Flower Decorations


Weddings all over the world always represent a happy occasion, and flowers are also mostly associated with the same kind of events. Thus no wedding of any sort is complete without good flower arrangements. Indian flowers are exquisite, and they are an essential part of all Indian weddings. Most commonly used are roses, orchids, marigolds and Gerbera daisies. These flowers are available is many different colors and can be used for Indian weddings in all seasons.

Step 1

Use bright-colored flowers like roses and orchids to decorate the area of "asirbad," or "Blessing Ceremony," which begins an Indian wedding. Throw these flowers around the area of "asirbad" to add color and beauty. Use fresh, seasonal flowers for this ceremony.

Step 2

Place Indian lanterns, an essential part of all Indian weddings, around the entire area to give it a typically ethnic and Indian look. Surround the lanterns with white miniature roses.

Step 3

Decorate the "mandap"--the location for a traditional Indian wedding, which is a canopy with four poles on the sides and a stage in the middle--with red, silver and yellow flowers. Also add a couple of different varieties of herbs to give the decoration a fuller look. Use straight pins to wrap these flowers around all the four poles of the canopy until the poles are completely covered.

Step 4

Place netting drapes, one per reception table, over the center of each table. Add fresh flowers such as orchids and lilies to decorate the nets. To complete the look, add vases of fresh flowers in the center of the tables.

Step 5

Use fresh seasonal flowers to make garlands for both bride and groom. Choose the colors of the flowers that harmonize with the wedding flower theme. Use ribbons and roses to complete the garland. Mix different flower types in the garland to give it a richer look.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Straight pins
  • Garland
  • Netting
  • Ribbons in different colors
  • Candles of varying sizes


  • India Wedding Planner: Flower Decorations
  • I Love India: Wedding Stage & Mandap Decor
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