The Best 8 Indian Wedding Flowers

That give the 'Big Fat Indian Weddings' their signature charm.

By: THURSD. | 21-07-2022 | 4 min read
Wedding Flowers Flowers
Indian Wedding Flowers on Thursd Header

Indian weddings are never complete without flowers. Indians have flowers in every aspect of the wedding. The decoration, the outfits, the hairstyles, and, you also can’t forget the fragrances. It is pretty impossible to avoid flowers at an Indian wedding. The amazing thing about it is that flowers in an Indian wedding can be traditional or contemporary.

The Best Flowers for Your Indian Wedding

It is just the way Indians use them that makes a difference here. Indian flowers are especially dear to weddings because they aren’t just mere decorations but also traditions that have been passed down the generations. So, which are these Indian flowers without which our weddings could never be complete?

"Flowers are without a doubt an integral part of weddings. They are a tradition as well as decoration. And what better flowers to decorate an Indian wedding with, other than Indian flowers."

Read more about the symbolism of Indian flowers in this blog post: 'Symbolism of Indian Flowers'.

1. Hibiscus

Though hibiscus was not always a very popular wedding flower, it is starting to be seen now as one that is. This Indian flower comes in various different colors and looks gorgeous when it beautifully blooms open. It has started to crop up in Indian wedding scenes all around the world. It is used in wedding decorations or even as a part of a bouquet sometimes.




2. Jasmine

Jasmine or Mogra is one of those Indian flowers which you see being used almost daily. Mogra is very famous for being used to decorate one’s hair. These small white flowers are very strong scented and are even used as perfumes. These are perfect flowers for weddings and are likely to crop up in one way or the other.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd jasmine 


3. Sunflower

This cheerful-looking yellow flower will brighten up your wedding like no other. Sunflowers can make excellent backgrounds and even amazing table decorations. The bright yellow goes wonderfully with most colors and can be a part of a colorful background.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd sunflowers 

4. Periwinkle

Periwinkles are one of the most overlooked Indian flowers. Though these small flowers are not used much individually in combination with other flora aspects, these flowers can make breathtaking decorations. You can find it in white color or ranging colors of pink, and it can be combined with similar colors for it to achieve its full effect.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd periwinkle Image Courtesy: Wow weddings 5. Lotus


5. Lotus

As evergreen Indian flowers go, there is not a chance that Lotus does not come in the counting. It is a flower that is not only beautiful but very useful too. Since it has a number of medicinal benefits it was used in wedding poojas, and so a lotus is always included in a wedding. Other than it can be used to adorn the hair, or the venue can be decorated with the lovely lotus buds and blooms.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd lotus


6. Bougainvillaea

Bougainvillaea is also a common occurrence around the country. These Indian flowers cannot be used for much, like hairstyle or bouquet, but they make exquisite backgrounds for photoshoots or even for venues.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd bourganvillea


7. Rose

Roses crop up in a wedding one way or the other. They can be used in decorations, perfumes, for hair decorating, outfits, and bouquets. You name it and this flower can be used for that task. These are one of the most versatile Indian flowers used at a wedding and by far the most beautiful too.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd rose 

8. Marigold

Last but certainly not least is the marigold flowers. No Indian wedding can be complete without the presence of this flower. They are a staple at Indian weddings from North to South and East to West. They come in beautiful orange and yellow colors and have a heavenly scent which makes them so perfect for weddings. You can see them in decorations, hairstyles, Varmalas, etc. Nothing says 'Indian wedding celebrations' like this flower.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd marigold


Foreign Wedding Flowers

Though these Indian flowers are perfect and complete for all occasions, we also have foreign flowers that have become a common sight at Indian many weddings nowadays.

1. Orchids

These pretty and vibrant flowers have started to appear at Indian weddings as bouquets, Varmalas, or even decorations.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd orchids 


2. Lilies

Delicate and colorful come to mind when you think about lilies. They put a shine to your wedding décor and can be seen gracing the bride’s bouquet or even her hair. They come in different colors which makes it easy to put them up with any decoration you have.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd lilies


3. Carnations

One of the most common foreign flowers you will find in wedding decorations. They are so popular as they can be used in a number of things and fit everywhere.


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd carnations 

4. Gerbera

Though we do not usually recognize this flower by its name, we do see them in all the functions we go to. They are amazing for decorating flowers since they have such dense petals the color of these flowers appears-- boldly. All these flowers that your wedding decorations have looked superb, they add a touch of dream-like features and allure to your wedding. 


Indian wedding flowers on Thursd gerberas


What are the Indian and exotic flowers that you plan to add to your wedding decorations?


Can't get enough?

Subscribe to the newsletter, and get bedazzled with awesome flower & plant updates

Sign up