If there is something every family treasures for years after the wedding, it’s the wedding invite. Yup, it’s that special! And like everything else, shaadi invitations too are getting a lot more personalised, a lot more thoughtful and a lot more fun! We caught up with the super creative duo, Shreya Banerjee and Ratna Desai of The Wedding Studio to dish out all that’ll be hot and happening this year. The Wedding Studio by Oh!SoBoho India delivers fully customized, chic and creative invitation designs. Here are their Top 5 wedding invite trends for 2016.
1. The ‘His and Her’ Series
“A lot of couples come to us who would like to send out combined invitations, but their families may stay firm to the tradition that both families need to have different cards. To strike a balance between what the couple wants and what their families want, we've launched the concept of ‘His and Her’ invitations. The couple can still have customized invitations with the same theme and yet send out different invites to their family and friends!”
2. Gift Green This Season
“We are constantly trying to innovate not only on our invitation styles, but also unique gifting and packaging ideas that guests can cherish for a lifetime. Chocolates and dry fruits are done with and digested. Tea and honey, which Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput popularized last season, are in so much style!
This season, we predict giving green gifts. Small plants and saplings, little seed pouches ortiny bottles of dried herbs, are going to pick up in a big way! Combine these with a vintage look for your invitations and your guests are sure to rave about your green message for years to come.”
3. Trending Palette for the Season
“While soothing pastels will always have their charm, fresh and fiery colours are turning heads and taking over the ramps globally. A combination of these would keep your invites sophisticated and yet add the necessary pop where required!”
4. Playing with Geometrics
“Another trend we have been working with this season is to combine geometrics with floral or traditional motifs or solid colour blocks. Geometrics help to add volume and texture to the design, making your invitations look playful and contemporary.”
5. Let Your Gifts Become the Invitation
“This season is all about keeping it simple and smart. Make your unique gifts look like the invitations. Be it a bottle of wine with customized packaging and label announcing your big day or your invitation in a silver photo frame for your guests to use. If you are having a destination wedding, for instance in Bali, you can gift gorgeous Balinese fans that open up to reveal the details of your events! The opportunities and ideas are absolutely endless here!”