With the bride and groom centre stage on the wedding day and all gazes firmly on them, the wedding stage is an absolutely crucial feature of the wedding venue that needs care and attention in preparing. Like any interior design project a venue design requires planning and thought, so we – as specialists in mandap decorations – have provided some helpful tips on how to get the most out of your wedding stage for your big day.
1. Get to know the space
One of the best pieces of advice we can give the bride and bridegroom or the wedding planner is to really get to know the space that you have in the venue. Understand the opportunities and the limitations that the space affords. This way you’ll have the size of the spaces at hand and can make better decisions as to what kind of stage you can accommodate without it being lost in the rest of the decor or without it being overpowering and obstructive.
2. The more ideas the better
You may have an idea or theme in mind for your wedding stage, but it’s worth taking the time to look at as many ideas and variations of your theme as possible. Sometimes your original plans won’t or can’t work for practical reasons so it’s definitely beneficial to come armed with more than one idea. Specialists in Indian wedding stages like us, have lots of ideas and suggestions and can offer good insight in to what is logistically possible and what can be achieved with the space you have.
3. Use colour effectively
Your wedding day is meant to have impact and the ‘wow’ factor, so don’t be frightened to inject colour and texture in to the mix. Using fabrics and lighting is an ideal way of doing this and can really bring out the ethnic flavor to the decorative set up of the stage. But like anything there is a danger of getting carried away so use colour charts and colour wheels to see what colours work well together or ask experts like us for additional advice.
4. Get the balance right
Indian wedding decorations are known for their exquisite lavishness and strikingly beautiful impact. But with so many types of embellishments to choose from it’s easy to over-decorate. You need to bear in mind that the bride and groom are the focal points for the guests and the stage setting should complement their look not detract attention away from it.
5. Think of the bigger picture
Lastly, decorating the wedding stage a project in its own right but should be taken in to consideration with the whole. When thinking about the decoration of the stage, it’s worth thinking about the day as a whole. Where is everyone going to be situated at different parts of the day, is there space for the photographers, how easily can key active members of the wedding party gain access to the stage? These are all important questions that you need to ask when designing your stage set up.
But we’re always on hand to give our advice and expertise so that your wedding stage meets your every need.