Give your wedding some kick with these top tips from Asian wedding planner Shradha from Weddings by Shradha…



Hues such as mint, turquoise, hot pink, orange and yellow are bang on trend for 2013. They look great layered together to create a rainbow coloured effect. If you prefer a more subtle look, why not try combining a traditional red with a pop of mint to freshen up your décor?


The mandap is a focal point of your wedding. From crystals to intricate woodcarvings, there are many styles available. However, custom-made designs are fantastic. You can have a mandap made entirely of fresh flowers or even one made of clear perspex, the choice is yours!


Try mixing up what’s on offer, perhaps on the pre-wedding events you could have different cuisines such as Mexican, Italian or Thai? Don’t forget to delight your guests with fresh flavours of drinks too, you don’t want them to be bored by the time of your wedding day!


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Black and white along with bold stripes feature heavily on the runways next season. This can easily be incorporated into your reception to create a stylishly minimal statement after a colourful Asian wedding.


Braids are leading the way for 2013. Whether it’s a braided top knot or fishtail, brides are going to feel high fashion, while having a certain traditional factor. Add a little extra sparkle to your hairstyle with some jewels or flowers.


Brides are going be loving the vintage-inspired 1920’s look next year, with understated nudes and a subtle palette. Add a splash of colour for some truly Asian influences

Photography and Videography

Your wedding photographs should be timeless. Whether you prefer natural, in the moment images or artistic portraits, Asian wedding photographers now offer what you really want.

Cinematic wedding videos capture precious moments of your wedding, you will actually feel and look like a Bollywood star!


Think outside of the box when it comes to your venue, also with the change in marriage law you can now be legally marry anytime, too. An outdoor venue would be perfect for a sunset ceremony in the summertime before a magical Indian ceremony in the evening.

The possibilities are endless!


With so many elements of an Asian wedding, your guests would really value great entertainment. Aside from beautifully traditional Indian dancers, photo booths are becoming more and more popular. It’s great fun and will create wonderful memories for you and your guests.

Asian weddings are whimsical and full of colour. Are you using any Asian inspired elements in your big day?