South Asian Weddings

Indian Reception Decor?

We're looking for ways to really give the reception an Indian feel.  Any ideas?  Any good websites for sari fabric linens?  Or Indian-looking lanterns?  We're thinking decorative/hammered metal for a cake stand...seen anything like that?  TIA!

Re: Indian Reception Decor?

  • edited December 2011
    I am ordering some lanterns-they call them morrocan lanterns-bt I found some for about $7 a piece. I also found a place in Edison this past weekend that sold mendhi candles. They were basically white candles with mendhi on them and then had some sort of protective covering on them.
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  • katie978katie978 member
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    edited December 2011
    thanks, masti ... where did you find the lanterns?  I've been looking too but haven't been able to find cheap ones yet.
  • edited December 2011
    I found them at a local persian store. But I just googled and found some of these. I am not sure how many you need-I only needed 10-so it wasn't too bad. Also I remember seeing some at Target a few months ago. http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&ei=x4VKSvGnDMKFtgf8zuCJBQ&resnum=0&q=moroccan%20lantern&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wf Also the store in Edison I was talking about (indian decor) was- shaadipresentations.com I am not sure what the prices are like-but I did get a few ideas from the store. HTH!
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  • katie978katie978 member
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    edited December 2011
    oh wow, that's awesome.  thanks, masti!
  • edited December 2011
    katie - one of the florists we talked with had a great idea for incorporating Indian elements into the reception: I was telling him how much I love the spice box display above the kitchen in Rasika (do you know what I'm talking about?), and he suggested doing something similar on the escort card table.  you could guy a bunch of vases or stackable rose bowls or something, then fill each one with a different "element" that represents both cultures to create a cohesive "mosaic." 
  • katie978katie978 member
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    edited December 2011
    great idea, wdc!  (yummm ... rasika  :)  )
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