SizeOne of the most important aspects when deciding on the mandap would be the size of the structure or the place. This helps exactly understand how much space would be needed for the rituals to happen, and the number of people that can be accommodated in its confines whilst the rituals are on.
Style wisethe style of a mandap can be any of them or a mix.. You cannot possibly have an open air mandap in the midst of July when the Monsoons lash hither thither, similarly go for bright colors if you are planning a day-time pheras.
VastuSince the Big Fat Indian wedding is deep rooted with astrological talks the positioning of the mandap too would have to be cared about. In accord with the Hindu culture and tradition, mostly the positioning would be towards the norther-eastern part of the venue.
Keeping it strong
It would be important to note the strength of the mandap, Keep in mind the strength of the mandap, especially when the varmala ceremony happens where a rage of family , friends, and visitors would clamber to come up and be there for the heavenly moment that happens.
Check with the seating arrangements
With the innumerable rituals we have in our Indian weddingsat the banquet hall in rohini, we don’t expect the family members to stand all through - the right seating arrangements have to be made. Ideally, the would-be-couple are made to sit eastwards, seated on the floor mostly.
For a touch of spring at your wedding, think about the beautiful floral touches for the mandap to be dolled up in. Decorate the canopy in vibrant Yellows and Orange shades of flowers, Decorate artifacts and wall hangings can be used to adorn the bright backdrops and to add more zest and vibrancy around.
Cross cultural themeFlowers that can be used here are Orchids, Lilies, baby Roses and Carnations. Instead of draping the canopy pillars with garlands of flowers, use Silk cloth to drape the pillars of the mandap. Orchids and Carnations and a bunch of exotic flowers can be installed at the center and at the backdrop of the mandap too.
Mind the lightingLights would play a very important role in setting the mood and in creating that wonderful mise-en-scene you visualised your mandap to be, so paying good attention to that is a must. Lights would enhance the look of the mandap, and sets it apart from other weddings you have been to or seen. If the color tone of the mandap chosen is warm, using chandeliers would best enhance the look. For cool tone colors chosen for the mandap, fairy lights and LEDs work best.
A pretty enagement invite that welcomes everyone to the “engagement ceremony and a dance party”. We are sure it is going to be one heck of a combo!