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#BudgetBrides: Amazing New Haldi Décor Ideas Within 25K!

BY Sakshi Saxena | 28 Feb, 2018

The haldi is usually a smaller ceremony that happens at home or a small hall- so why spend a bomb on doing it up? Here are some cool haldi decor ideas for a small setup which can be pulled off on a budget- all these put together (one per category) also will not cost you more than 25K!

Entrance Decor Ideas

Welcome Board

Image via thetieup_events

Quick and easy to do yourself at home, this one can be easily made in under Rs 200. Here's how to pull it off:

  • Take a plywood piece or thick cardboard.
  • Cover it in white paper or coat with a layer of paint.
  • Take fresh individual genda flowers and write haldi or whatever you desire, sticking them with superglue!
  • You can even use paper flowers to make it easier to stick them on.
  • Make sure to make a border with a contrasting colour.
  • Knock two nails on the sides and hang it using string or wool!

 

Rangoli with lanterns and earthenware

Image via The A-Cube Project

This one looks so pretty, and might come up to about Rs 2000-3000 per setting, depending on how big you want it to be.

  • Get some antique lanterns, which might cost you about Rs 500 per piece like these ones.
  • Get brass diyas, which also come for about Rs 600-1000, depending on the size. Get them here
  • Instead of brassware used here, you can get some earthen pots, which will come up to Rs 200 per piece.
  • Make a rangoli with flower petals, place the items and top it up with lotus buds and flowers. 
  • Add real or electric tea lights inside or you can also place floating candles with the lotus. 

 

Welcome aisle

Image via Digital Stories

Super cheap, this one might cost you about Rs 500 for a couple of long malas. Just take long ones and twist and turn them to make a pattern on the grass or aisle. You can take loads of short ones and pull this off too!

 

Seating Ideas

Drapes and fabric

Image via Shutterdown - Lakshya Chawla

Just rent or buy some sheer drapes or use dupattas to hang them in this fashion! Won't cost a bomb and looks great too!

 

Drapes and fairy lights

Image via KnotsbyAMP

Sheer drapes with fairy lights between them also makes for a nice backdrop for the haldi seating! Won't cost more than a 1000 bucks. 

 

Corner Decor Ideas

Cool Dreamcatcher 

Image via mosaicfashionaccessories on Instagram

DIY these the way you like around a circular embroidery hoop- you can get as creative as you like with real flowers or even pompoms! Stick some gota accessories around to make it shine!

 

Colourful steel trunks with florals

Image via atisuto_events

This one might be a bit costly because of the trunk, but this is a decor element which can be used for a couple of functions! Might cost you about Rs 2000-3000 per setting, depending on the cost of the trunk, but you can reuse the trunk. 

  • Buy one colourful trunk like this one- pick the size as per your requirement.
  • Keep it on a colourful stool or chair.
  • Fill it up with loads of flowers- mixed or of the same variety!
  • Stuff the gaps with baby's breath. 

 

Tent Decor Ideas

Drapes with kites

Image via The Wedding Minions★ 5

This one would cost you somewhere close to Rs 2000-3000.

  • Get some yellow drapes from your decorator or purchase long fabrics that are transparent.
  • Stick or tape kites to it before or after getting them stretched and installed!

 

Leheriya Tent with Hanging Lanterns 

Image via Saurabh Photography

This might come up to about Rs 3000. But you only need one such setting.

  • Leheriya Material – Approximately 20 metres for canopy and draping the swing (Around Rs 1200).
  • Drape the leheriya material over the canopy framework like a tent and wrap the rest around the poles
  • Bright Lanterns – Around 10. Buy it off Amazon for Rs 450 per 5 pieces.
  • Pompoms – Around 100, for the entire place. Buy a pack of 50 for Rs 225 on Amazon.
  • Get some carpenters to tie the bright lanterns and pompoms in the centre of the canopy.

 

Hanging Decor Ideas

Bangles or Chooda hanging arrangement

Image via Regale - The Event Company

Super cheap- this one can literally be pulled off for free!

  • Take a genda phool Mala and tie a thick knot below.
  • Put some bangles or a Chura and hang it- easy peasy done!

 

Hanging parandis

Image via Spardha and Ashish (Simla)

Another easy peasy DIY hanging, which will cost you about Rs 1000. 

  • Buy or rent some parandis- you can get them easily for about Rs 100. 
  • Take a rope and hang it from one corner to the other.
  • Tie the parandis one after the other to make a curtain-like decor. 

 

Hanging eaten pot with spilling florals

Image via White Water Events

This one is easy to pull off in under Rs 200 per setting.

  • Get an earthen pot from a roadside seller- should be about Rs 100-150 per pot.
  • Keep it or hang it and let florals spill out of it- that's it! 

 

Centrepiece Ideas

Pickle Jars with roses and marigolds

Image via With Love Nilma★ 5

This one might cost you about Rs 400-500 per setting.

  • Pick up one or a few terracota pickle jars like these ones for Rs 300.
  • Fill it up with rose stems- red, pink, yellow or white, whatever you prefer!
  • Throw around some marigolds near it- and you're done!

 

Lemon and Marigold centrepiece

Image via love.eventfully

This one can be pulled off for as less as Rs 200 per centrepiece. Here's how:

  • Buy some clear square vase- like this one on Amazon for Rs 130. 
  • Fill it up with genda phool petals- orange would look better. 
  • Cover with a layer of cardboard right on top.
  • Stick some toothpicks in to the cardboard- small and large by piercing the lemons and then arrange them in this fashion.

 

Cool pineapple centrepieces

Image via YOU by Poonam Kotecha★ 4.9

This one is easy to pull off with literally no effort for under Rs 200 per piece.

  • Buy some pineapples- you usually get them for under Rs 100 a piece.
  • Buy cheap sunnies for Rs 50-100 per piece and put them on it- done!

 

Photobooth Ideas

Bunting and string photobooth

Image via altair_decor

This one might come up to around Rs 1500-2000.

  • Get a wooden or metal frame installed- or you can get two pillars and hang a rope between them on the top.
  • Get loads of buntings, streamers and ribbons and suspend them by tying them on top.
  • Hang some paper props or floral balls to complete the look!

 

Genda phool frame

Image via Event Filmers

This one can be pulled off in under Rs 500 per frame.

  • Get a carpenter to join 4 thick pieces of wood to make a square.
  • Keep twisting genda phool malas around it and tie up the ends to secure.
  • You can hang it or keep it for people to pose with!

 

Miscellaneous Decor Props

Smoke sticks

Image via Puneet and Nisha's Wedding

Can you make a more dramatic entry than that? Available online for about Rs 500-600 per stick.

 

Floral umbrella

Image via Nikhil Shastri

Perfect to make your entry under! This can be made for as less as you can get the umbrella for! Usually around Rs 500.

  • Take the umbrella like this one and deck it up with mogra strings and flowers- you can stick or staple them on!

 

Haldi trays with tassels

Image via Jessica and Ishank's Wedding

DIY your own tassel trays for carrying the haldi and other stuff for as less as Rs 500!

  • Get a tray or a flat cane basket.
  • Stick strings of tiny pompom and tassels garlands like these around it. 
  • Let the tassels hang! 

 

ALSO READ: The Best Photo Ideas For Your Haldi Function!

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