All About Wedding Garlands

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When you think India weddings, the first thing that strikes you the exchange of garlands. This is the most common ceremony and followed throughout the nation. Although the timing of the exchange may differ, it is an integral part of all Indian wedding traditions be it Maharashtrain or Tamilian, Gujrati or Assamese. Indian weddings and garlands are two indispensable entities. This ceremony is known as Jaimalavarmala and it symbolizes the couple’s respect for each other and their promise to accept one another. It is a ritual that has been followed since Vedic times. There is such a great variety of designs for wedding garland available in the market these days. It is highly important to choose the designs of your wedding garlands very carefully because it is one important element of your ensemble that attracts maximum attention during the ceremony. Also, most of your first wedding pictures as a couple are clicked with these garlands.

Tips for ideal Wedding Garlands

  • Make sure the wedding garland is not very heavy. You have to keep them on for hours!
  • Also, it should not be too broad or else it might overshadow the bride’s jewellery.
  • You can use any flower like marigolds, roses and gerbera daisies that are all popular choices.
  • Ensure that the garlands made of fresh flowers. Also, they should of quality so as to not wilt in few hours.
  • You can add tassels by stringing beads or flowers along shorter lengths of string and tying them onto your garland.

variety of garlands


  • It is ideal to choose a garland that compliments the dress as well as jewellery.
  • Ensure the flowers are couple friendly and none of them is allergic to any of the flowers used.
  • The garland should be up to your waist or longer.
  • Try to limit the use of artificial beads or artificial flowers. Real flowers are always graceful.

Jasmine flowers


  • Choose carnations in colours that will coordinate with an Indian wedding. Red, yellow, gold and green are considered auspicious choices for a happy occasion.
  • If it’s a themed wedding make sure the garlands blend well with the theme.
  • Keep the weather conditions in mind before choosing the garlands. Roses and marigolds are the best pick for summer weddings.

Decorative garland
The latest trend is pearl garlands. You can add a few delicate flowers so as to not upset the elders.
Intricately woven mogra garlands with roses look exquisite.

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