The Elaborate Box
If you’re looking to make a classy statement and set the tone for a lavish wedding—do away with cheesy, expensive and non-functional gifts. Instead, you can choose to gift something that is small, pretty and useful. Like a little chandi box filled with kesar. Kesar is known to be a prized spice; it’s something that is auspicious and festive and makes for a great shaadi-ka accompaniment. Your set of invites can include: a save the date card, the main invite for each function, inserts with details for each festivity, dress code and venue included, venue maps and an RSVP card.
Giving your invitation a floral touch will instantly contemporise the affair and set a soft, romantic and sophisticated tone to your wedding. You can then choose to keep the colour palette contemporary as well, for example, by using blush roses against powder blue, or you can choose to go ethnic with your colour palette and opt for white, gold and elegant cream hues and give your wedding invite the perfect balance of tradition and modernity—much like your ceremonies.
Striking the Right Balance
Invitations should be unique, personalised and the right blend of formality with fun. Yes, it’s your wedding but taking every little detail too seriously won’t do you much good. Instead of having standard wording, put something on the card that signifies you as a couple. Let your invite tell a story rather than reading like a rumbling roster of logistics. Whether that means sprinkling some confetti in the envelope so that your guests can open happiness, so to speak, or thanking your guests in the card—adding in some personal, unexpected touches set a celebratory mood to the festivities.
Eco-friendly invitations have been doing the rounds lately, and its one wedding trend that we’re unanimously on-board with. If you’re someone who’s even a bit of a thinker—the environment will be an important issue for you, and there’s no better occasion to give back than on your wedding day. Plus, it’s not really something you have to cut-back on, especially when we’re talking aesthetics. You can find beautiful paper made out of seeds and recycled materials—such as jute, burlap and dried flowers and leaves that will truly make for a romantic and innovative invite that also tells people that you’re an aware, progressive and compassionate couple who are doing their part. What better way to start a new beginning?