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How To Have A Flowerless Wedding: Tips And Tricks!

BY Apoorva | 19 Mar, 2018 | 2994 views | 4 min read

Flowers are synonymous with Indian weddings. From décor to gajras, it’s difficult to imagine weddings without flowers. So if you’re one of those adventurous brides planning to go flowerless (or with minimal flowers), here’s a set of quick tips on how to rock a beautiful wedding with no flowers.  

Create a unique mandap 

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Tassles are totally replacing flowers as mandap decor - and oh, they're super classy too!

Create a WOW factor

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Flowers are usually used in décor to create a wow factor, like the entrance décor or maybe a grand mandap. So you need to create a wow element now without them. Think a stunning bar setup, maybe beautiful draped mandap or even printed dance floors!

Complimentary elements

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There are various smaller elements in weddings where flowers are required, like phoolon ki chaddar. Replace it with colourful parasols or even a chaddar adorned with kaleeras and pompoms.

Innovative Table Centrepieces

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Say bye to floral centrepieces and say hello to personalised centrepieces. You can include fun quotes or even fun bits of your love story as a centrepiece. This allows your guests to get to know a little bit about you and your unique personality. You can also use candles, fruits (pineapple anyone?), marquee lights or even fun elements like unicorns or flamingos as your table décor!  

Colour Pop

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The one thing that flowers add to a wedding is colour. You can add colour to your wedding without flowers too! Colourful drapes, multi coloured props or even beautifully painted décor elements.

Paper Decor 

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With origami birds and beautiful paper planes, you can create an entire world our of paper decor. Don't forget that you can actually create flowers too! Right from simple paper fans to complex origami creations, the world is your oyster! Looking to create one? Check out Best Ways to Use Paper Creatively In Your Wedding Decor!

Tassel Love!

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You can do so much with tassels! Create a mandap out of gotapatti tassels, use them as a photobooth background, stage decor or even as simple hanging decor. These colourful elements add just the right amount of pop and love to your wedding. 

Side Décor

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You might feel that your aisle or even mini spots for décor will be barren without flowers. Fret not! You can use colourful trunks, stacked up books or even simple balloons for your mini décor spots. Don’t forget dream catchers and pompoms for that ultimate boho and rustic charm.

Herbs and Citrus Fruits

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As the summer wedding season approaches, you can add tons of herbs and citrus fruits to your décor. Little succulents, lemons and limes in jars or even simple herb plants will add a touch of sparkle. Plus, it’s colourful and cheerful and really evokes the freshness of the summer season.


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Kites are back in vogue and how! Use them in paper or even in metallic, they will add a certain pizzazz to your wedding. They can not only be used as wedding décor or even for photobooth stall backgrounds or entrance décor!


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Colourful and budget-friendly? That’s a great combination in our book. You can not only have a candy bar that kids and adults will enjoy but also use candies as a table centrepiece! Candy displays can be elevated, with a glittered vase or even some more candy. 

Have it at a scenic locale 

If you choose a space that already has the greenery you need, then it's enough! No flowers needed at all. 

Add Fun Hangings

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Try gota flowers or hanging dolls - anything works instead of flowers. Plus, these can be seen as keepsakes too. 

You can use colourful pompoms to emulate colourful flowers

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Flowerless doesn't mean boring. You can add colour via pom-poms - so chic and fun and...cheap!

Don't forget to check out Decorators Reveal: Decor Tips That Can Help You Cut Costs!


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