Top Indian Wedding Trends for 2020

The arrival of the new year and a new decade brings the possibilities of new trends and a fresh take on traditions. Over the last few years, modern Indian weddings have become less about big fat Bollywood-style extravaganzas and more about choosing your own adventure. To help you plan a wedding that is uniquely yours, here are our Editor’s picks of the top Indian wedding trends for 2020.


    It shouldn’t be considered a trend, but more and more couples today are mindful of the impact their wedding celebrations can have on the environment and are making choices to have a more sustainable celebration. For more ideas on how to have an eco-friendly wedding

    Florals or Not:

    Unexpected decor elements like pampas grass and wheat are replacing fresh blooms in the floral installations at weddings. Their soft, wispy quality adds instant texture to both wild boho weddings and luxe romantic affairs.

    Go the Distance:

    Pre-wedding shoots are expected to get a lot more elevated as more couples are choosing to travel far to places on their bucket list to create style-forward, memorable images that reflect their personalities and relationship.

    “Non-traditional” food:

    More and more couples are opting to hire their favorite restaurant/ hotel chefs to curate a dining experience that is more unique than the average wedding caterer with a standard choice of buffets and food stations.

    Custom Illustrations:

    Another great way to personalize your wedding stationery that is gaining popularity is hand-drawn illustrations. Whether it’s a sketch of your wedding venue or a map of the destination, illustrations can add an element of fun to your wedding invitations.

    Specialty Bars:

    Add a boozy twist to your wedding shenanigans with a specialty bar that reflects your drinking tastes. Love gin and tonic? Offer a tonic bar where your guests can order a classic G&T as well as some other fun Gin cocktails. Big fan of bourbon? Serve a selection of your favorite Bourbon varieties and cigars.

    Add extra oomph to your dress:

    Traditional red or fuchsia lehengas are set to take a backseat in the new decade. With fashion getting bolder, expect brides to add a bit extra to their wedding look. We are thinking of tulle lehengas, statement sleeves, neon colors, and more that are sure to stun in playful yet unexpected ways.

    Go Bold, or go home, Grooms:

    2020 grooms will surely not be afraid to play with color and pattern. With Ranveer Singh as a fashion role model, pinks, greens, and every shade in between are going to see a lot of interest. And bold prints as well.


    Weddings offer a unique opportunity for you to give back to your community in a variety of meaningful ways. If you’re looking to incorporate the greater good into your big day, create your charity registry on WeddingSutra and allow your guests to contribute to your favorite cause instead of wedding gifts.

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