Planning an engagement is just as special as planning your wedding but without the same amount of stress. Ideally, the engagement and the wedding should be a few months apart, leaving you with time to create separate decoration ideas for both events. The engagement ceremony usually comes with little to no formalities, which gives you a free hand to plan a fun, personalised party for your near and dear ones. Share our curated list of simple engagement decoration ideas with your wedding decorators to celebrate your #JustSaidYes day in style!
1. Experiment with your colour palette
Unlike the wedding functions, no colour is off the table when it comes to engagement decoration. Add offbeat colours like blue, lilac, purple, and marsala to your engagement decorations to create an event that is in complete contrast to your wedding. The freshest example is the Virushka wedding where the pastel colour palate worked wonders. Remember to coordinate your lehenga with your décor so that it stands out during the ceremony.
2. Share your story in words
The engagement is usually the first function in all wedding celebrations. Use this opportunity to share your couple story with your family and friends using innovative signages around the setup. You can design these online or get your wedding invitation card makers to design these for you. You can even take the DIY route and get your talented friends to make these for you using chalkboards. Even many unconventional invitation card artists will materialise this concept for you.
3. Don’t restrict yourself to the stage
We suggest keeping the vibe of the engagement event a bit on the informal side and a great way of achieving that is by not restricting yourself to a wedding stage. Get your wedding decorator to create picture worthy spots around the wedding venue instead of focusing on the stage. You can even create a photobooth for the event. That way you can walk around interacting with your guests and get great pictures with everyone.
4. Recreate your ring as a decor element
This may look difficult to achieve but it really isn’t. Get your decorator to recreate your engagement rings as an element of design and watch it become the most popular photo prop in the entire party. Weddings rings on the invitation cards are heard of but creating the décor around them will make yours stand out from the crowd. The base material can range from this fancy ice sculptor to wedding flowers and more. You could even use this theme for your car decorations for the wedding day.
5. Don’t forget the engagement cake
Trust us when we say that the engagement cake is a must-have! Get your bakers to add innovative cake toppers and you’re all set for the engagement pictures you’ll share across all social media platforms. Remember to get a cake table designed by your decorator, which will add to the overall appeal of the event. It is increasingly becoming a popular wedding ritual that we have adopted from the west. Also, who doesn’t like cake for celebrations!
Start your wedding celebrations on the right note with a gorgeous, well-planned engagement ceremony. Involve all your wedding vendors – your wedding decorator, makeup artist and photographer in the execution of this ceremony to make sure that you’re comfortable working with them for all your future events also. Have an open conversation with them ensuring that they understand and work towards meeting your expectations and vision. Make your engagement decoration more about yourself and try and incorporate ways in which you can express your story as a couple. You can use customised settings, wall decoratives and hangings, probably a floral inspired wedding decor to add bespoke and timeless beauty to yur weding venue. the options are endless.
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