The varmala ceremony marks the first step of tying the knot between the bride and groom. It’s an age-old ritual of putting garlands on each other symbolising—“I take you as my husband. I take you as my wife.” It also means that the couple is ready to take on married life. To love, to support and to always be there for one another. Couples nowadays take the extra mile for their varmala exchange to be more than just a ceremony. This includes magnificent flowers, extravagant decor, intriguing backdrops, and much more. Here are our best varmala exchange decor ideas!
1. Flowers All Around
Get married and mark your beginning as a married couple in the midst of a flower shower. This magical moment has colourful blooms all around you giving a festive vibe. This almost feels like the heavens have blessed you and your partner with a joyous union
2. Float Away!
Do you want to feel like you’re floating on the water, floating in your own world, swimming in your partner’s eyes? Having your varmala ceremony surrounded by water is a perfect decision for you. Hop onto a boat in calm waters for a romantic garland exchange.
3. Friends Forever
A guaranteed way to have a fun, thrilling varmala is to ask your friends to carry you on their backs. A wedding is supposed to be a little surprise and tease here and there. Are we right?
4. Lights, Camera and Varmala!
A festive moment calls for brilliant lights, maybe fireworks as well? Enjoy a dream-like ceremony in style with some extra lights and sparkle.
5. The Arch of Triumph
A beautiful backdrop with flowers laden in an arch is only fitting for the bride and groom. An arch also symbolises ‘rebirth’—out with the old and in with the new. You’re entering a new phase of life so isn’t an arch ideal for a wedding?
6. Just the Two of Us
A varmala ceremony doesn’t have to be a grand event. If all you want to do is put the mala or garland on your loved one in scenic nature, go for it. After all, you dictate how you celebrate your fine moment!