A wedding at home means so many celebrations and so much excitement! It also means ALL your relatives visiting regularly and you playing host at the “shadi ka ghar” on the days leading up to the wedding! (yay! So fun!)
With all that buzz around the house, you better make sure you do up your home beautifully and make it really rock as the first kickstart to your wedding celebrations! After all, it is the ambiance at the house that really gets you in the shaadi mood!
How do you decorate the house to look absolutely stunning on a BUDGET?
Let’s be honest you’re already pulling all the stops for the various functions and any thought of spending more on exotic/fresh/trending (aka expensive décor) just makes you/your dad weep…given how emotional you already are for the wedding, let’s try and reduce the sorrow here at least! What’s the way out?
DON’T Decorate the house?
No way! It’s the shaadi ka ghar, it MUST be decorated! But that doesn’t mean you need to use all your money! We’ve got you some stellar ideas to do up the house on a shoestring budget using the most common indian flower – Genda! Check out these simple and stunning ways for EASY Do It Yourself (DIY) décor using the common desi genda/marigold flower with for the ‘Shaadi ka ghar’! Yes, its totally possible, all you need to do is check out these super creative ideas to achieve wonders and make (your groom’s) ‘sasural genda phool’ that too on a budget!
As is tradition, anything auspicious must begin with Ganesh Ji’s blessings (subh aarambh 🙏🏼). So lets begin our idea burst with this stunning marigold Ganesha. All your tent guy needs to go is make a simple wireframe and stud that with genda flowers and voila! It’s sooo easy but super pretty 😍!
Do up the garden corners in style with this super quirky style! Love the urulis lined with marigold and these kitschy fun DIY style lamps with marigold wrapped stems and hand painted buckets for lampshades!
Have some clear green patches? Create a beautiful rangoli with 3d elements! Ask your flower decorator to make some flower modaks or balls to place on the rangoli.While it looks fancy, any simple florist can make this for you ‘coz all it takes is a thermocol base shaped whichever way you want and oodles to marigold to stud on top!
Psst! – work with a gradation of sizes, rather than different shapes, this will automatically make your 3d rangoli ‘designer’
Love this idea of making marigold string jaali ceiling in alternate colours! This will make the perfect canopy for your guests to enter the house in style! And how easy is that – All you need is a simple bamboo structure with marigold strings!
The Photo Queen in you will love this idea! Ask your decorator to make a simple sunglass photo booth by wrapping marigold strings on cardboard/mdf. Have this installed from a tree in your garden and use it as a photo-op during the ghar ka functions!
Psst! Use this as the official photo-op for them dance practices and imagine how much fun it’ll be!
Use marigold to create an impactful toran for the house! We love this idea of using the easily available leaf plates/pattals to create a well-defined flower of marigold blossoms! Such an impactful treatment for the house facia with simple placement of the flowers! Genius!
Damn! This is sooooo pretty! If you do just this marigold jaali ceiling (again on a wire frame) at the focal point of your house, trust us, you’re sorted! This alone is soon pretty that you can plan all your activities around this!
Have an old school house with an aangan? create a simple marigold canopy there really let you house come alive! P.S. Check out these small accents as hangings from the canopy that really make it pop! This could be pom poms, floral tassels, actual tassels anything!
Don’t want to pay for masking and heavy trusses? Use this ingenious idea to dress up your walls! Ladders in different heights adorned with marigold and gota! So fun! (and for all them fathers paying the bills – so cost-effective!
Create a pretty floral backdrop for the pooja! Use a jaali style or even floral studding to give Bhagwan Ji a beautiful backdrop
Psst! You can even do smaller panels in different heights mixed with greens to bring down the cost further and still get maximum impact!
Thought it was over? Not even close…There’s A LOT more you can do than just decor! Check it out ⬇︎
Use marigold to literally string your memories! Create a photo/memory curtain for friends and family to leave messages or click Polaroid shots with you at the dance practices/post pooja and leave their wishes!
Psst! While you want to do a wish corner at the bigger functions, having this at home is a GREAT idea because close connections are more likely to fill it when they feel at home and are at leisure to do so.
Use the marigold strings to create some cozy corners in the house! Create a pretty bed or a floral swing that can become the gossip corner for you and your girls! Trust us, you will love it. It will pretty much end up becoming your happy place throughout the wedding week
Add some marigold magic to the bridesmaid’s proposals and gifts you give to your mains and Best friends! These are the people who are closest to you and therefore unlike the other guests, you would give them their special something personally. So add a personal touch to the packing as well.
Psst! Look at unconventional combinations like lace/burlap and marigold. With these, even a single flower really pops as western elements meet the traditional orange bloom.
Yay! Your decor at home will now be Awesome!
Aren’t these ideas super nifty? Who knew you could do so much with the traditional marigold! Its pretty much the underdog of flowers but, if you use it creatively, it could steal the show and make your ghar ka decor absolutely amazing!
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