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Top 21 enchanting décor ideas for an intimate wedding celebration

Romantic pastels, bohemian magic or a traditional twist? Find the perfect décor aesthetic for your intimate wedding.

Smaller, intimate wedding celebrations brought on by global social guidelines are being undoubtedly embraced quite popularly with the new norm. However, smaller scale celebrations need not compromise on the grandeur and elegance of your dream wedding. Get inspired by our curated list of 20+ décor ideas for intimate pre-wedding and wedding festivities.

Stay timeless with a small white wedding
Transform your backyard into a wonderland with elegant white furniture, props and drapes.

Décor: Vivahhika

Décor: Pink Palki | Photos Courtesy: The Story Folks

Outdoor floor seating is a great way to savor an intimate celebration
Perfect for laid-back intimate affairs with just close family and friends, outdoor floor seating adds a boho-chic vibe to your celebrations.

Décor: Finesse Decor | Photos Courtesy: Amrit Photography

Use natural foliage at the venue as your decor centerpiece
Instead of bringing in florals to create decor, use trees and other natural foliage available at your outdoor venue to create standout centerpieces for your wedding decor.

Décor: Devika Narain (Left) & Altair decor(Right) | Photo Courtesy: Hitched and clicked (Left)

Brighten Intimate spaces with colorful pouffes and cushions
Add a pop of color to your Haldi or Mehndi with some bright cushions and pouffes or stools. Besides being a great décor prop, pouffes are also perfect for your guests to sit on and converse.

Décor: Amaahyaaj

Wedding Planner: Shreem Events | Décor Execution:VLW Global

Be #vocalforlocal with traditional handlooms
Embrace the beauty and allure of various traditional crafts in your intimate ceremony décor, like this Kutch themed function. Include as table runners, cushions or props for a pretty yet subtle effect.

Décor: The A Cube Project | Photo Courtesy: Varun Suresh

Décor: Keeran the Wedding Planner | Photo Courtesy: Journeys of Euphoria

Explore delicate candy hues for a Parisian inspiration
Live your Parisian dream by bringing the essence of those dreamy French cafes dotted with candy hues and white vintage furniture that works beautifully for small, intimate spaces.

Décor: The A Cube Project | Photo Courtesy: Nikhil Shastri

Add some orange ornamentals for a burst of sunshine
Take a cue from the sunny hues of this artsy, citrus themed décor for a fun intimate brunch or an energetic sundowner event. Available dime a dozen, citrus fruits interspersed with flowers or foliage add instant freshness to any space.

Décor: Interflora

Nothing says boho-minimalism like a teepee
Add a quirky frame to your festivities with a wooden teepee. Decorate with flowers, drapes, or props for some quirky, cozy looks.

Décor: The Bridal March & Co. | Photo Courtesy: Hitched & Clicked

Add a statement floral altar
A great way to make minimalistic wedding décor memorable is to create a stunning altar for your vows. This circular altar of pink and white roses and dreamy sprigs of baby’s breath is simple, yet stunning.

Décor: Foreign Wedding Planners | Photo Courtesy: Lumens Photography

Let your minimalist mandap make a statement
If minimalistic decadence is what you envision for your intimate celebrations, then get inspired by this stunning statement mandap. Keep the rest of your décor clean and minimal for a classy finish.

Décor: Fête Events | Photo Courtesy: Reels and Frames

Create your own bokeh effect
Intimate weddings call for closeup shots. Get inspired by this unusual yet simple stage décor of colorful hanging strings of ombre circles, that emulate a stunning bokeh effect in pictures.

Décor: VV Weddings | Photo Courtesy: Memory Lanes

Glam up your intimate wedding with Ombré blooms
Take a cue from this awe-inspiring mandap from an intimate farmhouse wedding that blended rich jewel-toned flowers with softer shades of the same palette for an undeniably beautiful effect.

Décor: Vivaah Wedding Decor Stylist | Photo Courtesy: Intocandid

Invite the outdoors in with a charming swing
A great alternative to a traditional throne or chair seating, a decorative swing makes for a lovely focal point for a Mehndi function. Dress it up with flowers or props as per your theme.

Décor: Impressario Inc.

Add vintage furniture for a cosy touch
Swap out OTT decked up bridal seating arrangements for antique wooden furniture. Not only does it add a regal, heirloom touch, it always makes for a great photo op.

Décor: With Love, Nilma | Photo Courtesy: Roma Ganesh Photography

Add a shimmering tinsel backdrop
Jazz up your home wedding with a dazzling tinsel backdrop, sure to make for some stunning photos.

Décor: Afreen Wedding Services | Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma Photography

Get creative with ponds and pools
Get inspired by this floating deck décor for a Haldi ceremony, which is as beguiling as it is unique. Be it at a hotel, farmhouse, or your own home, a pool, a pond, nearby stream or any water-body at hand can be creatively incorporated into your décor like this.

Décor: Shanaya Celebrations | Photo Courtesy: Koro Films

Explore the allure of local, traditional flowers
When designed creatively, locally sourced and traditionally used flowers such as mogras and lotus can look as luxe as they come.

Décor: Anushree Reddy | Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma Photography

Add a banana leaf wall for a traditional touch
A wall of rich, green banana leaves is an easy, no-fuss way to add a stunning traditional backdrop to your strings of marigolds and jasmine for your wedding or Haldi.

Photo Courtesy: Sweet Pickle Pictures

Planning an intimate wedding? Find a decorator who can bring these creative ideas to life here.

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