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Weddings are all about unique details – from outfits to events to the bar, everything today is about staying on the fun side of things. The wedding market is teeming with ideas, products, and experiences that are whimsical and interesting. We picked out our wedding trends that will make your nuptials extra special, whether they are invites or playlists or everything in between. Here’s the right way to make your wedding super special with these wedding trends for 2020. 

Wedding invites by Anita Dongre

wedding trends for 2020

If you must prioritise one thing this year, let it be designer wedding cards by ace couturier Anita Dongre. Ditch heavy invites and outdated fonts as Dongre has collaborated with New York-based Paperless Post. Even digital invites have a new aesthetic now. This collection consists of 11 invitations featuring Dongre’s signature style – florals, botanicals, and pastels. You can now customise your invitation with Paperless Post’s easy-to-use online design tool and even count your RSVPs for each through the platform.

Juttis with charms 

wedding trends for 2020

Fizzy Goblet and Amrapali have come together to create juttis with trendy charms that are customisable too. Play around with a fun collection of marigolds, florals, letters, beer bottles, Raja Rani, elephants, and leaves – all you need to do is pick a colour and add to cart. Prices start at Rs 3,500.

Bespoke floral and gota floral jewellery

wedding trends for 2020

Prune India is a label that really ups the ante on gota jewellery that new-age brides are sporting for their mehendi ceremonies. Pick a colour that matches beautifully with your outfit and let them customise it. We love the lavender ‘haathphools’ – super versatile and pretty for Instagram. 

Unique wedding destinations

This year, we had the first Indian wedding at Disneyland Paris. The fact that it is now open to these events is a miracle in itself and Indian weddings do know how to cash in on the drama. Event planners Mpire Events put together this grand affair for their bride and groom Jennie and Roshan, and the world couldn’t help but swoon over this beautiful extravaganza. 

Cool parties, drone shots

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Nowadays, the number of parties at destination weddings seem to be increasing. A pool party with friends is a mandatory affair and this picture by photographer Naman Verma speak volumes about the changing face of Indian weddings. The more laid back, the better. Say no to ornate, sombre events this year.

Coordinated grooms

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The fact that Indian designers are also becoming a big part of LGBTQ conversations and marriages is a beautiful thing. Celebrity makeup artist Daniel Bauer and his partner, along with this American couple, had gorgeous ceremonies dressed in Shantanu & Nikhil and Anita Dongre, respectively. 

Customising your lehenga

 

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While bespoke lehengas are still a noteworthy trend, customising bits and pieces of your lehenga is becoming very popular. These days brides are adding delicate embroideries, logos, and special messages to their bridal trousseau. 

Unique kaliras

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Trust Outhouse jewellery to make this trend bigger than it already is. Instead of traditional kaliras, choose quirky options like shells, dried flowers, real florals, and coconut shells. It’s eco-friendly, beautiful, and totally worth that picture. 

No more traditional mandaps

Mandaps are getting an avant garde makeover. This wedding look from designer Archana Rao in Hyderabad is an example of how much colour can influence your aesthetic, and mixing traditional flowers like marigolds with roses is one way to do it right. 

Clever theme parties

Is it even a wedding in 2019 if it’s not Instagrammed? This #BollywoodRejects party theme organised by planner Nilma from Bangalore is unusual, quirky, and just right for the ‘gram. 

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.