It goes without saying that every Indian bride rummages through the internet for exquisite bridal outfits, jewelry, and mandap decor ideas. But, they also wish for a mesmerizing bridal entry because the 21st-century brides are nothing short of superstars! The Dulhan must ensure that every bit of her bridal entry is impeccable so that people remember the dreamy entrance sequence for a long time to come.
While some bride entry sequences like the chaadar entry, a simple bridal entry dance, etc. are mostly DIY, but others, especially the grand ones require expert help. Don’t worry because there are tons of bride and entry planners skilled enough in this arena to make your entry sequence absolutely flawless.
1. Who you wanna enter with? Could be a solo entry, or with someone like your father, both parents, brothers/sisters, friends, bridesmaids, nieces, or even your groom!
2. What’s your bridal entry song gonna be? Romantic like Thousand Years, Nazm Nazm, etc., or something funky, maybe extravagant, or emotional ones such as Dilbaro, Din Shagna Da, and so on.
3. How do you want to make the bridal entry? Walking under an umbrella, sitting in a doli or palanquin, dancing entry, rowing in a boat, etc.
4. Do you want your bridal entry theme to be grand or simple? Some brides prefer larger than life and grand bridal entries like riding on a rath, palki, or with firecrackers. On the other hand, some keep it simple with a chaadar entry. Some are making it fun and sassy with quirky and non-conventional entries by arriving in a golf cart, cycle rickshaws, and so on.
5. What elements/props do you wish to use? Firecrackers, petal showers, dry fog, smoke bombs, and placards are some ideas for the same but honestly, there is a myriad of options to choose from.
6. Do you want a unique bridal entry idea curated especially by you? You can explore and combine different ideas together like combine a chariot entry with dancers leading your way. And to make it happen, you can discuss what you want with the bride and groom entry planners. They will curate a beautiful entry sequence around your vision.
7. What kind of vibe should your bridal entry theme radiate? Vintage, royal, dreamy, fairytale-like, funky, grand, and so on.
Gather round bridechillas and bridezillas, because we bring you the most sought after bridal entry ideas for a dhamaakedaar 2021 wedding. Scroll through these breathtaking 45+ Indian wedding entry ideas to chalk out your ideal bridal entry theme and sequence!
The brides here are rocking their wedding entry by matching elements of the famous phoolon ki chadar to their wedding theme. Phoolon ki chaadar is one of the few bridal entry themes to have been passed down generations. And let’s admit that the Indian brides love modernizing old traditions to suit their tastebuds. Use contemporary colours for flowers, use both flowers and kaleeras for your chadaar entry, or come up with something else.
Pro-Tip: You can hold a flower bouquet while you enter for added charm.
Check out this unique variation where phoolon ki chaadar has become a floral cage:
This larger than life bride-groom/couple wedding entry under an umbrella-shaped giant floral canopy has a special place in our hearts. From the peachy color-coordinated outfits to the serene location, everything about this entry is perfect. And so, you simply cannot miss out on this one.
If you’ve had enough of phoolon ki chaadar, then try revamping it with pearls. Adorn your phoolon ki chadar with exquisite strands of pearls and witness the magic as it happens. And throw in some crystal beads too to amp up the phenomenal look. After all, the entrance set up should be as bejeweled as the bride is!
Phulkari dupatta is a traditional Indian way to enter your mandap. While this idea is centuries old, it is still quite in trend. However, the fashionista brides manage to tweak it every now and then to match their personalities.
Deepika Padukone kept her bridal entry game strong by sticking tight to the ancestral tradition. The Bollywood superstar looks like a true queen as she walks down the aisle under heavy work dupatta with zari borders.
Not a problem if you find kaleereys to be too heavy when you wear them on your wrists. You can do what this gorgeous bride did and hang a couple of kaleereys from your bridal entry dupatta. Amazing idea for all those ladies who don’t prefer flowers that much!
As much as we love the phulkari dupatta, we can’t help getting bewitched by this unique bridal entry idea with leheriya dupatta. Besides, breaking norms with the sister gang carrying the satin dupatta over the bride’s head, this wedding entry idea will also enrapture the audience like anything. And you thought simplistic bridal entry ideas could not look gorgeous? Well, think again.
You know it’s going to be grand when it’s the Ambanis’ wedding party. Isha Ambani walking down the stairs to her groom wearing an extra long dupatta is GOALS! And can we take a moment to appreciate the wonderful color contrast between her golden bridal lehenga and red chadar over her head. Simply majestic!
As far as veiled dupatta bridal entry ideas go, this one by far is the most emotional one. Besides giving the audience a dreamy visual experience with all the smoke bombs, it also makes them feel the bride’s pain as she realizes that she’ll be leaving her parents’ home forever. So, ladies if you were looking for an awesome bridal entry idea with a long dupatta veil, here you go.
You could have the bridal party or the guests prepare an interesting routine like so with a couple of props. Not only is it an innovative bridal entry idea, it is also something people will love and adore.
Take it a notch further by replacing your traditional phoolon ki chadar with a phoolon ki tokri. Yes! You read that right. The pretty brides are nothing less than a special gift for their hubbies. So, how about you do arrive like a gift in a beautifully decked up floral basket doli! This is one of the most unique and adorable wedding entry ideas we’ve come by in a while. So, you better save it right now!
Here’s yet another unique bridal doli you could ride while going to your Mister. A cage-like white doli with pastel-colored minimal floral adornments. What could be a better fit when it comes to simplistic bridal entry ideas?
Palkis make for one of the dream rides that every bride wants to take. And here’s a modernized version of the traditional palki. With the aesthetic off-white hues, intricate designs, and pastel flowers adorning your sophisticated palki, you will gleam on your wedding ride with grace and elegance!
You just have to choose a theme and based on that pick a bridal entry song. It could be a peppy Bollywood number or an emotional track. The best part is that you are free to decide who you want to enter dancing with. It could be a solo performance, or a performance with the bridesmaids, or with the entire bridal gang!
Who said the bride has to lower her eyelids and coyly walk down the aisle? Here’s to all the quirky brides who won’t follow the conventional norms! Let’s say YES to shaking a leg when you walk down the aisle. Now, you can choose how to make the bridal entry dance special, unique, and most importantly memorable.
You could also emphasize your performance by throwing in some props and accessories like black shades. Time to set the aisle on fire with some thumkas either solo or with the entire bridal gang!
Pro-Tip: Don’t forget to practice while your videographer team is present so that they know how to film the sequence perfectly.
Bridal entries in boats guarantee that all eyes would be glued to you as you enter one of the most important days of your life. And it just keeps getting better as you add creativity to it. Don’t go the usual way and kick things up a notch! If your wedding venue is beside a lake, an ocean, or even a swimming pool, then you need to utilize that opportunity by making a spectacular bridal entry in a boat.
If you plan to have a lakeside wedding, then here’s a unique bridal entry idea to win everybody’s hearts. Zip through the blue waters in a beautiful shikara only to emphasize your wedding look. What could have been more dreamy and elegant than this?
If your wedding is alongside a large waterbody, like an ocean, then you can go for a houseboat entry and include all your bridesmaids, or even the entire bridal party.
Pro-Tip: For some extra filmy drama, hold your dupatta veil as you step off your boat ride.
Sit and relax on a fairytale-like boat adorned with pastel flowers and foliage as you are rowed towards your wedding mandap. You’ll look like an angel which you already are, as you ride on this bridal entry boat.
For the brides who want a dreamy fairytale-like boat entry, here’s your take. A floral wreath on the boat marking the seating area of the bride and smoke all around as you emerge from it, riding on the waters. How tranquil is that?
This one’s for the OTT bridezillas out there who love everything grand and sumptuous. The bride here raised the bar by having people sway peacock fans as she enters into the mandap. Such a regal idea that you must bookmark!
For all the brides who wish to make their fantasies come true on their wedding day, well ladies, this is how you do it. We can’t stop but stare at the breathtaking visuals created by this enthralling cinderella carriage. It is decked up with multiple elements like cold pyros, lights, bells, and more to make the bride look nothing shorter than a princess.
Pro-Tip: This unique setup has wheels too and that means it can be rolled on the ground for extra convenience.
Light up your man’s world by entering with vibrant diyas and candles! You can use this idea only or make it even more magnificent by teaming it up with floral chaddar or something else that’s in your creative mind. Ask your parents to accompany you and that would make a heavenly entrance to make the guests go all teary-eyed.
OTT brides, gather around! Here’s a larger than life bridal entry idea you must save if you want to make heads turn in a jiffy! Traditional dancers performing down the aisle while you enter in a beautiful doli decked up with a floral wreath. Ladies bookmark this idea now because it can’t get any more grandiose!
Or, maybe you could go a step further and have different types of dancers performing as you walk towards the mandap. The bride here is guided in her way to the man of her dreams by two Kathakali dancers as the Bengali dancers do aarti in the background. Now, this is a great opportunity to represent both your and your better half’s cultural backgrounds in a festive manner. You can trust us blindly on this one, it will be one heck of a bridal entry that nobody will ever forget!
2020 was filled with the hashtags Nehu Da Vyah and her stupendous royal bridal entry will take on 2021 like a storm. Who doesn’t want to ride an intricately designed grand chariot on her wedding day? And to amp up the ambiance, you can have dancers leading you on the sides of the aisle. Look no further because this OTT wedding entry idea is fit for a real queen like yourself!
For all the brides who like a bit of extravagance, here’s a treat for your eye! An OTT rath with sparkling fireworks is what you need to show the world that you are the ultimate queen bride.
One of the best ways to keep all eyes on you as you make your way to the mandap. We simply love this colossal bridal entry idea with the veiled bride leading a parade of mashaals. And how well-suited this bridal entry theme goes with the bride’s regal lehenga. Don’t waste a second and bookmark it right now!
Here’s one of the latest bridal entry ideas that tug at our heartstrings so bad that we couldn’t help but share it with you. Real bride Gopika upped her bridal ensemble by entering with her twin brother holding a satin pink umbrella. What really caught our eye was the long net veil in the back held by her bridesmaids. Perfect dreamy entry to enrapture your guests’ hearts.
Dressed in an enchanting peach pink lehenga, how adorable this bride looks while exchanging a cute look with her daddy. We can tell from their eyes that the bride is her father’s pet. What ups the look is the equally endearing lace umbrella adorned with crystal hangings and soft peach flowers. Bridezillas, you can’t miss this delightful idea, so bookmark now!
Indeed a unique way to go to your hubby! This is a trendy wedding idea for a Dulhan to make her shaadi a stellar affair. The bride here walks down the red carpet aisle while her brother holds a mini floral umbrella decked up with vines, dainty flowers, and crystals. So, it’s time you say goodbye to the age-old phoolon ki chaddar and embrace this modern version with an umbrella.
We can’t stop adoring how cute the bride looks with her brothers accompanying her with mini paper parasols! And let’s not forget about the color co-ordinated outfits with matching umbrellas. A picture to remember forever!
If you’ve ever seen a cooler bridal entry than this, then do let us know! Because we haven’t witnessed a better way to create a remarkable wedding entry. Here’s a bridechilla playing Orange Juice n’ Lemons with her bridesmaids and her groom adoring his cute bride as she playfully comes towards him.
Pro-Tip: You could have a children’s song play in the background for added childishness.
Well, why should the groom be the one to enter in a car always? Swap the conventions and make your entry like the grooms in the golden days used to, in a vintage ambassador car decorated with flowers.
Bring out your swagger with this ultra-cool car entry idea with your BFFs. If you are a party lover bride, then this is a great way to tell the world so. Enter the wedding venue with your gang, vibing to the music, and partying in a car.
Emit a chilled out vibe as you enter in a Lamborghini swaying to the beats of ‘Lamborghini chalaye jaane o’ and make the crowd dance as well. So, all you cool brides-to-be, here’s some serious inspiration for your wedding entry.
Because you can always up your bridal entry game. Some ideas to play around this theme are driving the jeep yourself solo, sitting on the jeep, or have someone drive you in it.
Pro-Tip: You could also ask your bridesmaids and friends to join you in the ride and maybe some of them could hold signboards with messages directed towards the groom.
Overload the cuteness quotient in your wedding with this adorable dulhan entry idea. Probably one of the best ways to announce that the bride is coming is by asking a toddler to do it. You could play around with this unique idea. The kids could hold up signs with fun messages that indicate that the bride is here and then you walk in under a phoolon ki chaadar, under an umbrella, and so on.
For all the pampered brides out there, there’s absolutely no sense in not including your dearest Papa in your wedding entry sequence. So, if you are a daddy’s girl, then please walk down the aisle with the first man in your life. And a bouquet of flowers in your hands would add the perfect charm.
Bridesmaids have a lot of duties to meet in your wedding. But, amidst all that hustle, they sure have the time to escort you to your prince charming because that’s their top priority.
We can’t help but nod to this non-stereotypical initiative taken by the bridesmaids who have decided to hold up the bridal entry chaadar. Swapping gender roles with the males in style to accompany the bride all the way to her mandap!
We know that you are the only person entitled to your bridal entry. And yes, we agree that it should revolve all around you. But, for a change, why don’t you take the offbeat route and enter into this new phase of your life hand-in-hand with your hubby-to-be. Show the world that the love between you two cannot keep you apart even for an entry!
Pro-Tip: You can come up with several amazing wedding couple entry ideas like under the traditional phoolon ki chaadar or with blinding firecrackers. Other contemporary ideas like under an umbrella, on a two-wheeler, or four-wheeler works great as well.
For all the Dulhans who are proud pet owners, here’s an awesome way to incorporate your snuggly buddy into your wedding. Walk down the aisle to your husband-to-be with your affectionate pet. We can’t help but go all AWW… at this touchy way to show your love for your doggo!
There’s no better way to tell them that you are the ultimate jattni. Skip all the conventions and show the world your daring side with a tractor entry. With that, you can create the party ambiance with a cool song in the background.
Pro-Tip: It also fits well as a quirky bridal entry idea for your Mehndi or even Haldi.
A wonderful way to spice up your wedding is by entering on a cycle rickshaw with your better half cycling it. Well, we don’t support the male being the driver always but let’s just say that it’s cool for your special day. Also, this is one of the latest and trendiest bridal entry ideas for your mehendi or haldi ceremony. Just deck up a rented rickshaw with flowers or add some quirky elements, and your wedding entry ride is ready!
Add drama to your entry in your wedding ceremonies by asking the guests or the relatives to blow up some colorful smoke bombs. Here’s proof that it will look fantastic and give you some of the best photographs in your entire wedding album. Also, keep in mind that you can incorporate the smoky effect with any of the bridal entry ideas, be it a ride, just walking, or something else. Get creative, ladies!
Pro-Tip: If you swap the smoke bombs with dry fog, then that makes for a great Engagement or Sangeet entry too.
Again, why should boys get to ride ghoris to their wedding. Let’s break the rules once and for all, on your wedding day by entering in style on a horse. And sooner than you realize, you’ll find the audience rooting for you as you enter.
Pro-Tip1: You could include band-baaja playing as you enter to give off the ultimate wedding feel!
Pro-Tip2: How about stepping it up a notch further by curating an elephant ride entry?
Bridechillas, here’s how you up your bridal game by entering in a golf cart. Because, why not? There’s no dearth of unique ideas, and here’s one that you should take cues from.
What Anushka Sharma did on her wedding day is a beautiful bridal entry to emulate! She walked down the aisle solo with the emotional song ‘Din Shagna Da’ playing in the background, while her groom Virat Kohli was mesmerized to look at the pretty bride walking towards him. You too could make your groom googly-eyed by doing the same!
Such a fairytale like entry for a bride! The sparkle of her golden lehenga, the cold pyros, the golden hue, and her veil, everything combine together to give you a dreamy bridal entrance.
Pro-Tip: Don’t forget to have a dreamy bridal entry song playing as you walk down the aisle!
Yet another way to make a grand entrance! You’ll be overwhelmed when you witness the spellbound audience looking at your entrance in awe. The best part is the reaction of the crowd when all the balloons down the walkway blast off to unleash thousands of smaller balloons.
Phew! With that, we have finished compiling our list of 45+ best unique bridal entry ideas you should bookmark for your 2021 wedding. If you were going frantic for not having a couple of creative bridal entry ideas for your wedding, then we guess that problem is solved now.
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