Friday, February 17, 2012

The Big Fat Indian Wedding Invite

Everyone wants their wedding day to be different, memorable and unique.  The wedding invite is often the first wedding element that you begin to work upon and is also the first element of your wedding that guests see. It plays an important role in setting the tone for the event and giving your guests a glimpse of what to expect. Today, people look for options other than the traditional paper and envelope invites, which reflect the grandeur of the celebrations to come. Elaborately carved boxes containing the inserts for different functions of the wedding celebration are very commonly used. These boxes may be simple and elegant for a classy affair or extravagant with a combination of laser cutwork, stones and other embellishments for a big fat Indian wedding feel.
Use of techniques such as foiling, embossing, debossing, 3D texture, spot varnishing, watermarks and laser cuts add to the wow factor of these designer cards. You definitely do not have to select from options available with a card vendor but you can go one step ahead and design your own card by customizing the borders, symbols, typeface, color of the inserts, ink and the overall look of the card. If you are looking for something other than paper, you also have the option of printing on metallic paper, fabric, wood and even metal sheets.
There are some people who prefer combining favors along with the wedding invites and therefore need specially designed packaging. The obvious choice, in most cases, would be a box, which would contain the gift and the invite. There are some designers who have come up with ingenious ways of eliminating the box and using the invite container or the invite itself as a favor. For example, a beautiful handmade fan with the invite printed on it or a planner or diary with the invite printed on the relevant date. You can also have your wedding invite etched into a ceramic pot, wood, silver, glass or any other article as a keepsake. Incorporating bookends, trays, frames, vases and other useful gifts into your invite packaging also are interesting options.

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