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16 Top New Indian Wedding Trends 2016✨ – New wedding trends in India that’ll rule in 2017 too!

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You’re Counting down to New Years Eve and we’re counting down THE top new wedding trends in India that real couples rocked in 2016. Take notes ladies, our picks are here to not just stay but also slay 2017 too!

Top New Indian wedding trends 2016

Drone photography

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Remember those swoon worthy aerial shots from your favorite Bollywood films? Well that right there is the new must have photography trend for your weddings! With more and more couples opting for artistic concepts and editorial style shoots, drones offer some very exciting possibilities!

Recommended for – Destination weddings & Outdoor Celebrations

Take it with a pinch of salt – Drones when used in close quarters can be really distracting and can mess up your perfectly set hairstyles 🙆🏻

Pre Wedding Shoots

Top Indian Celebrity Weddings 2016 | Stunning wedding ideas Divyanka Tripathi's wedding to vivek dhaiya | Fairytale pre wedding shoot DIvyanka Tripathi

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Dreamy settings, Wardrobe changes, Exotic venues, Makeup artists – the works! Get all the inspiration you need for your own perfect pre wedding shoot in our gallery.

Recommended for – Everyone! It’s your Cinderella moment; capture it in your own style.

Wedding Teasers


First came the wedding film(er) then came the trending teasers! All you need after a fairytale wedding is a perfect 3-minute short film to re-live all it’s highlights. From singing your own soundtrack to honeymoon snippets (blush) couples 0f 2016 really rocked this trend.

Recommended for – Couples who love to get in on new wedding trends in India and try new spins in life.

The Proposal Pop💍

‘You plan the wedding, he plans the proposal’

That’s the way it rolled in 2016, with grooms giving us some of the most swoon worthy proposal captures ever!

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In the social ’17 the struggle isn’t asking the parents anymore, its about planning the prettiest instagram worthy proposal with professional photographers in on the plan!

Recommended for – Arranged marriage couples, it’s that element of spontaneous romance that every bride wants. Yeah, you know she will say yes, but just the act of asking will make her feel on cloud 9!

The Mannequin Challenge

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London Statue was never so much fun! Straight in from Hollywood, every recent couple whether celeb or stylish is owning this trend with their own shaadi swag!

Psst! – Learn more on how to nail the mannequin challenge at your wedding here

Intimate Day Weddings

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Gone are the days of excess and opulence. Brides today are opting for personal and intimate celebrations with their closest friends and family in dreamy day weddings.

Recommended For – Perfect for a destination wedding. Nothing tops a Brunch wedding ceremony in scenic outdoors, followed by an ALL day party – love it!

Ahem! A Daytime Design for your wedding and reception means you can play up the location and go more natural with décor (Budget Bonus!)

Happy Hashtags

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Custom Wedding hashtags was another trend that was super popular in 2016 and will continue in 2017. Written on every surface from favours right down to the BFFs Mehndi, Hashtags are a great way to add a personal quirk to your wedding.

Recommended for – Couples who want to collect all their wedding pictures at lightening speed in one place

Take if with a pinch of salt – Not all guests know how to use the hashtag! But no worries, just tell them to read our guest’s hashtag guide!

New Modern Bridal Mehndi Styles

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As much as we all love the traditional henna, the new styles of mehndi we saw in 2016 completely rocked our world! From lace glove to portrait style, mehndi is now uber artistic and rather than just pretty patterns, brides can now get their love stories designed instead! Wearing their heart on their sleeves quite literally so!

Recommended for – Brides who wanna try something new and perhaps not as heavy, to be honeymoon ready after the wedding 😇

Gota & Flower Jewellery

Yellow, Pink and white floral jewellery for mehndi | Hathphool bracelet for the bride | Mehendi and Wedding Accessories | Picture - Mahima Bhatia Photography | Curated by Witty Vows

Image Source – Mahima Bhatia Photography

Almost every mehndi last year had a gorgeous bride who rocked this trend like how! There’s just something real pretty about a bride wearing real flower jewellery, aint it?

Recommended for – Brides who want to add a dahs of kitsch to their celebrations 😊

Sunglass Swag on the Bindaas Bride

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A kick ass bride, rocking her sunnies in all her wedding outfit glory. We love this. Period.

Satellite Bars

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A pretty wedding must have a pretty perfect bar! Gone are the days of a sly little bar on the side, today’s weddings have specialized cocktail, shot, candy bars even that they display with full on pride!

Recommended for – Fun cocktail nights with a theme décor

Take it with a pinch of salt: And a slice of lime! LOL! The only down side to specialized satellite bars is, it’s harder to track the alcohol pilferage with more than one bar. Damn!

Wear your Side – ladki and ladkewala IDs

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It used to be just safaas for ladkewalas to identify the baraat, but now there’s a whole host of super fun accessories for both the boy and girl’s side to show their alliance with a whole lot of pride!

Recommended for -People with a crazy candid crew and a fun fambam!

Destination Bachelorettes! #GirlPower

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2015 started destination bachelors and 2016 was the year of the women! More and more brides took to the skies with their tribes. A fun and fab vacay with her main girls in a gorgeous destination is the perfect last fling before the ring!

Recommended for – Those doing a hometown wedding! Travel in style before you jump the mile.

E Invites and Save the Dates

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In the era of whatsapps these digital invitations have never been as popular! From Concept gifs to video e invites we saw some super fun invitation ideas in 2016.

Recommended for – Everyone! It’s just so practical

Take it with a pinch of Salt – Getting a great e invite can be a challenge ‘coz its something you have to outsource as neither the invite designer nor your event planner is technically responsible for it. But, hey! There’s always a friend (us!) who can help you out with that too! 😜

Reception Cakes

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From Asin to Bipasha, celeb weddings in 2016 started the new trend of weddings cakes for our Indian weddings too! A sweet ending to start your new beginning!

Recommended for – A rocking reception

Offbeat Destination Wedding Venues

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Image Source – Ramit Batra Photography

What’s trending now isn’t popular, but, rather lesser known offbeat locations, where young couples are planning their wedding experience like a whole amazing vacation! From Naukuchiatal to Chiang Mai, It’s the road less traveled that made for the trendiest weddings of 2016.

Recommended for – Couples looking to have an experience of a lifetime

Take it with a pinch of salt: The road less travelled is also less crowded; you need to trim your guest list to under 200 to accommodate most of these places.

That’s it, our full list of top 16 wedding trends of 2016!

Which ones will you sport for your 2017 dream wedding? Tell us in the comments below ⬇︎⬇︎

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  • The Indian weddings have now become a big fat wedding which includes variety of elements like fashion, culture, customs, style, showbiz, traditions and fun. It wouldn’t be wrong if we call it cocktail of celebration and entertainment together.

    • Totally true Roshni! There’s so many aspects to an Indian wedding now, more so as we’re adapting fun new traditions like bachelorettes, youngsters etc from the west too 🙂

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