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How To Use White In Your Wedding Without Making It Look Like A Whitewash!

BY Apoorva | 15 Jun, 2023 | 9458 views | 5 min read

Since Alia Bhatt wore ivory at her wedding-that-broke-Instagram, white has been all over the wedding season. While we agree that white was always a unique choice for weddings, it's such an easy colour to get lost in. It’s gorgeous for summer soirees and winter weddings, but too much of it can overwhelm everything. So how do you incorporate white in your wedding without it looking like you whitewashed your day?

The most important thing to remember while using white is – don’t overdo it. Don’t go all white on everything that you see. Pick a few elements that you like and then opt for the colour. Use it like a statement colour, instead of a generic hue. Here are fun and easy ways to add a dose of white at your weddings, without it looking like a whitewash!

Bridal Outfits

Images Athiya and Rahul, Alanna and Ivor and The Wedding Crasher; Outfit by Gaurav Gupta★ 5

Lehengas, sarees, jumpsuits – you name it and they are made in white. We are loving how brides are moving away from typical reds and pinks and saying yes to something unique as white!

Find some more inspiration on white bridal outfits here

Groom’s Outfit

Image via Still Frame Tales★ 5 and Kreenal and Nirav

Why should the grooms be left behind? White looks spectacular on grooms! Most grooms want to opt for lighter colours for day events, so a white sherwani or even a silk kurta does wonders. You can also opt for a poppy pink safa like this groom did!

Check out these stunning white and gold safas that are trending!

Bridal Jewellery And Accessories

Image via Kaabia and Rushang's Real Wedding 

Nothing like a lovely white lace heel to set off your wedding look! How about some white jewellery too? Seashells, diamonds and of course, stunning pearls are a great way to add that fun dose of white to your bridal look

Floral Décor

Image via Ashna and Siddhesh and Aksha and Hemanth

White roses or stunning white carnations? White florals always have a soft spot in our hearts for their sheer elegance and glamour. Without being too poppy or bright, they are able to make a statement in their own way!


Image via Arpita and Kunal

Pick one event and have all your guests wear white for those picture-perfect photographs. This works really well for bridesmaids or groomsmen or even your immediate family so that everyone looks in sync with each other!

White Mandaps

Image via Amrit Photography ★ 5 and Devika Narain

Nothing like a statement white mandap if you are looking for a classic and elegant vibe yet want something unique. Do it up with white or pastel flowers for that dreamy mandap vibe!

Find more white mandap inspiration here


Image via Movie'ing Moments★ 4.7

Yes, your wedding jaimalas can be an easy way to add a little dose of white – especially if you have white florals in your décor. You can go with all white roses or baby breath ones or stunning mogra ones, that are trending!

Wedding Bar

Draw attention to your wedding bar in an all-white colour scheme, choose a white base and play with decorative details, such as a monogram or even spelling out “bar.” It’ll be the perfect touch for a modern white wedding.

Nikkah Parda

Image via Anika and Nishad

Your nikkah parda is one of the most important elements of your wedding nikkah, so why not go all white with it? It’s traditional yet with a twist in the floral setup, you can make it look very fresh and vibrant!

Find more inspiration for Nikkah pardas here

Dance Floor

Choose to make a statement by changing the colour of your dance floor. Work with your planner to find the perfect option for your venue. A vinyl white dance floor is sure to fit the aesthetic, and you’ll be thrilled to enjoy dancing on it all night long.

Wedding Choora

Image via WedMeGood

If you're thinking about getting a chooda for your wedding, why not get a white one? If you are opting for a white bridal outfit, a white chooda is an epic pick!

Wedding Cake!

Image via Kreenal and Nirav

A white wedding cake will always be a classic option. And there are so many designs to choose from to fit the theme. Consider tiered cakes with ruffled buttercream frosting, or opt for a sleek, modern design to make a statement.


Image via Nimitham Wedding Photography★ 4.8

Don’t want to go for full white décor? Opt for white centrepieces that will pop against the other colours in your décor. Make sure you have larger than life centrepieces if you are looking for the white hue to be a statement.


Image via Masoom and Shailin and KV Designs & Decor★ 4.9

White chairs add an instant luxe factor to the entire event. As they are readily available and look super-Pinteresty, they will definitely be a huge hit!

Don’t Forget The Small Details

Image via Pinterest

You may not want to go all out on décor or outfits yet add some mini touches of white. Here are some clever ways to do that!

  • Scatter white rose petals down the aisle
  • Have white mehendi instead of the traditional style!
  • Pick your table setting to be in white for a sit-down wedding meal
  • Use white candles if you have any candle décor
  • Create a signature white cocktail for your sangeet night!

So, go ahead and choose white for your wedding to give it a fresh and elegant vibe!

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