(Last Updated on : 20/07/2011)
The car decoration is considered to be an important factor in Indian weddings. The wedding car decorations differ from region to region based on various traditions and customs. In early India there is tradition for the grooms to come on the decorated horse to wed the bride. But keeping similarities with the fast life style most of the grooms today prefer decorated car to go to marry his bride. Indian people belonging to any religion accepted this beautiful idea of decorated wedding car. Going in a car is comfortable as well as luxurious. After the marriage both the bride and the groom returns to their house in the car.
In India, weddings are always very elaborate and exquisite process. All the occasions related to weddings are also rich and gorgeous. Car decoration in Indian marriage adds a special touch to the wedding vehicle. In Indian wedding it is a very common thing that the bride comes in a decorated car pioneering the `barati`. The wedding car can be decorated in diverse innovative ways. There are professionals who guide about various styles that one can use for car decorations.
Types of Car Decorations in Indian Marriage
Different types of flowers can be used for the car decorations depending on the car colour. Red roses
or bright flowers are usually preferred because this makes the wedding car look attractive and bright. Car decorations are given equal importance as other decorations at the Indian wedding ceremony. This is because people have become fashion conscious and put in complete effort for the car decoration. The decorations are made so special in order to make the wedding ceremony memorable for times to come. These days, the wedding is based on a theme and thus the car is also selected and decorated accordingly. The theme or the colour of the car is then used and matched throughout the wedding celebrations.
White wedding car ribbon is most traditional element of car decoration in Indian marriage. Bouquets of fresh bright flowers are placed on the bonnet of the car. The window glasses are decorated too. Various accessories are used other than flowers for wedding car decorations. Some of the accessories used are mirrors, threads, bows, tissues, artefacts, bandhni to let the car look striking. Various shaped balloons add to the beauty of the special car. Artificial garlands are available which make the car look gorgeous. Readymade accessories can be used for car decorations, as they are simple to fix up and also save a lot of time.
Simple car decorations with fresh beautiful flowers are much preferred by people these days. Various artificial flowers like netted cloth, satin, organza, dried flowers are used for car decorations. The hosts often take help from the car decoration florists who specialize in the wedding car decorations. In some marriages in India, especially in Christian wedding
the wedding car is decorated with heart shaped red balloons and a heart shaped board having written "Just Married".