How Many Interesting Ways Can You Use Umbrellas? Too Many!!!

BY The WMG Bride | 16 May, 2016

Umbrellas- nope, not just for blocking out the rain so that your mascara isn't messed up. But a very welcome addition to summer weddings .  Cool decor ideas like relief stations and refreshing floral canopies do take the edge off the heat but nothing can really beat the good old umbrella when it comes to making a wedding look good. So we put together a few cool ways you can use the umbrella at weddings and be under our Umber- ella-ella-ella. Excuse us, we have a Rihanna fix on today ;) Use them as cool mandap decor 1463214536_72_1

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Mandap decor these days has gone on a big makeover - from just marigolds, it has gone to floral strings and minimal draping and now a Parisian touch with lace parasols doing all the talking. Tip: Add your favourite flower to the parasol to keep the look refreshing!

Use them as chandeliers

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Floral chandeliers are one thing but inverted umbrellas are another - filled with flowers and diamantes for a glam vibe.

Use them as props for that intimate shoot

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This one's a no-brainer. Decorate the umbrella with cool stuff like paper hearts and cute pompoms.

As an Installation

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An interesting installation always catches the eye so using umbrellas is a cheap and a fun way to do it.

As a centre-piece

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Little umbrellas make for great centrepieces - the bigger the better!

As a photo booth prop

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What's going to make your photo booth better this summer? An umbrella as a prop guys. Get the cuter colours in tandem with your colour scheme.

As a phoolon ka chaddar

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A floral chaddar is great but a floral umbrella is another amazing thing - deck it up and make it work!

As a drop-down

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Upside down umbrellas, thai umbrellas...all of them can be turned from common household things to fun decor items with just an addition of diamantes, pearls and other sweet glam things.

As a bunting 

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Instead of a floral bunting, make one with Rajasthani umbrellas to add a fun vibrant touch to your mehendi.

As a backdrop

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It's a big statement this season, umbrellas happily basking in the sunlight and making an mazaing backdrop - go pastel if you want to keep it chic!

As a cute bouquet

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Found it on a DIY site and realised it makes for a cute addition. Use a closed umbrella as a vase and tuck in few flowers for a rustic chic look.

As a floating decor piece

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Floating in the pool with a few of your choicest flowers - what an idea sirjee?

As a floating canopy 

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Make a canopy of umbrellas and keep them high - it's one helluva show and adds all the drama.

Use it as lighting

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Add twinkle lights, bulbs and hang them up for a sweet and modern look - so many ways to add lights!!!

For more ideas on how to use umbrellas, go to our gallery.

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