As the seasons' change, the tide of the pandemic and the so-called 'new normal' is also shifting. And thus, weddings, in general, have begun evolving.
Where we were once the light bearers of grand and glam celebrations, 2020 caused us to take a major shift and embrace intimate weddings as the #newnormal. However, with the changing policies and rules, intimate weddings are not intimate anymore. But they're not as grand as they used to be. Thanks to the recent relaxations, couples are allowed to have about a 100 people wedding. Now, a 100 people wedding isn't exactly an 'intimate' set up and neither is it a grand celebration. However, it's as big as it gets given the current scenario.
So, to help you set up and decorate a wedding for approximately 100 guests, here are the best decor idea checklist for your upcoming wedding. They're simple, easily accessible and can easily be done at your wedding venue without spending the big bucks!
While the pandemic and the lockdown haven't exactly been everyone's favourite times, they have allowed us to relish in some amazing and meme-worthy content. And this content, or more like lockdown wedding quotes, can be used to lighten up your wedding venue. They can be funny quotes about keeping safe during COVID-19 or can just be written directions reminding people to sanitise their hands now and then. Putting up signage during your wedding will definitely be helpful.
Well, intimate weddings allowed us to let go of stages and the hassle of creating a special structure for weddings. For a 100 people wedding, the idea of stages can be kept aside as well. After all, 100 is a manageable number of people and you generally need a stage for bigger weddings. While you can have a designated spot for jaimala and for the bride and groom to sit and meet everyone, having an entire stage built from the scratch is a bit unnecessary.
With a smaller number of guests, you can now go in for long tables to accommodate everyone. These tables can be set up and laid out in gorgeous styles and can be added in your intimate decor idea checklist in the most amazing ways. Having a more intimate table layout is a fun and whimsical way of adding more brightness to your wedding celebration.
Another way to take your table decor up a notch is to add a printed menu of the function to each plate. It's just a small way of adding a more personal touch to your entire decor and make it even more beautiful. So, what are you thinking? Bookmark this printed menus to your top decor idea checklist NOW!
Having a nice backdrop to the seating arrangement where the bride and groom are going to sit always adds a pleasant touch to the entire decor. These backdrops make for wonderful photobooths and actually tend to stand out the most as decor elements.
Check out these Creative & Peppy Wedding Backdrop Ideas You're Sure to Love!
Ever since intimate weddings became the new normal, upcycling of material to create decor has become a regular practice amongst couples planning their wedding. And for a wedding with 100 people, these DIY decor elements should suffice. Not sure how or what to do to upcycle old material as decor?
Check out these 18 Ways To Reuse Old Material As Wedding Decor
One of the most special decor elements we've ever seen at any wedding is gorgeously decorated jhoolas. Jhoolas make for amazing additions to a wedding function. And to make it the quintessential cutesy element of a celebration, it's the best thing is to decorate your jhoola yourself!
Candles have always been a great addition to any kind of decor. Aesthetically appealing, they're easily available and can be added literally anywhere at a venue. Our favourite kind of candles for weddings are pillar candles which can easily be bought off of Amazon!
Also, Check Out 17 Wedding Elements You Can Buy Online For Your At-Home Wedding!
Drapes are one of the easiest ways to transform any regular venue into a wedding venue. In fact, if the wedding is in your own backyard or terrace, colourful drapes that match the theme of your function, be it haldi, sangeet or mehndi, can be used to recreate and amplify the beauty of the decor.
If your venue has trees then it is our earnest request for you to include them as part of your decor. Trees that are oh-so-commonly present at every wedding venue right from beaches, lawns, and gardens to your home, farmhouses and resorts. Sidelining them is quiet wasteful, especially when these very stunning greens can be decked up to become a part of your decor! Decorate them with gorgeous fairylights, or maybe colourful tassels and glass terrariums. The options are endless!
Place them on the floor, place them on a jhoola or place them on a simple couch, cushions are practically one decor element that has become a regular part of any wedding function. They're necessary and thus we suggest you use the most out-there and quirky covers for them which add a touch of zest to your function!
From baskets to terrariums to umbrellas or even the simplest of items like ribbons and lights, hanging elements are a touch every wedding should have. And the options of hanging elements are endless. You could go in for an array of dreamcatchers, or choose baskets or if you want something a little more glam, then tiny disco balls would do too!
We all love fairylights! They're the easiest way to jazz up any evening or night function. In fact, if you are unable to procure any from the market (though that's a highly unlikely scenario), you can always use the ones from your previous year's Diwali celebration! So add some fairylights as part of your Indian decor idea checklist.