Every girl wants the most memorable wedding ceremony. With the advent of television soaps and Bollywood films, the expectations are set even higher. Every bride wants to stand out with designer trousseau, beautiful make-up, heavy jewelry, etc. But today one even has to opt for a grand entrance. Like the groom has his share of a spectacular entry on a ghodi with baarat, the bride too can make a splash by way of wedding doli. Irrespective of the doli designs, do note that carrying it is no easy job. If the relatives are planning to carry it, one must naturally take their consent and give them some time to be prepared. They need to arrive at the venue before the bridal entrance. One can also co-ordinate the attire and look of the persons carrying the wedding doli.
Here are a few tips and styles about beautiful doli designs for your wedding day.
1) Royal Wedding Doli Designs can be seen at the royal palaces of Rajasthan. These can give you an idea of choosing a design you would like for your wedding. Mehrangarh Fort has various designs and layouts of palanquins that were used for Royal marriages. Many pictures are available on the official websites of these palaces.
2) Take inspiration from Bollywood
You can opt for a doli like the ones displayed in the movie Devdas. This a classic wedding doli design and brides can never go wrong with it. One can have it decorated with flowers and choose contrast colors for the doli. Having the same color in flowers and other decorations might make the Doli look dull. Do keep in mind the chosen color theme for your wedding, if any. Do make sure that the wedding dress doesn’t look monotonous against the doli.
3) The partially open Doli
This is the most popular design of the doli. It could have beautiful peacocks and other motifs. One can leave it at that or have it covered on the top. Ensure that seating within the doli is comfortable for the bride.
4) Traditional Wedding Doli
Choose the traditional design which is covered on all sides. The only openings are for the bride’s entry and exit. These are also guarded by way of curtains. As a twist, you could have these curtains in sheer material. This doli design will keep the bride’s wedding look under wraps right until she exits the doli.
5) Boat House inspired Dolis
Alternatively, a bride could consider a doli designed like the boats. It is covered on the top and opens on the sides. This will give a bride full access to the venue and the guests.
6) Lounge Style Dolis
The latest trend in bridal Dolis for a grand entrance is the lounge-style design. These are loungers and are considered the perfect mix of old and new. Also, getting on and off this doli is rather easy.
You will come across many vendors offering wedding doli designs for bridal families. Make sure the vendor gets a clear idea of your expectations. Get a sample model made from them for reference. One can also provide the vendors with a sketch or a photo to get one’s point across.