A wedding invite creates the first impression of any wedding. Wedding invitations are no longer boring cards that are eventually dumped into the trash. Couples these days are taking a lot of time and effort to design invites that give their guests a sneak peek into what the d-day will be like.
Take inspiration from these conversation-worthy wedding cards that will do the talking for you and make your guests RSVP instantly. But before we go any further, let’s dive into the things you should keep in mind while choosing a wedding invite:
Your wedding invitations will give your guests a prelude to the kind of celebration your wedding is going to be. You certainly want it to be great, don’t you? So take your time and do it right. Here’s everything you must keep in mind before you zero in on a wedding card:
First things first, make sure you have a clear understanding of all the rituals and arrangements that are going to be a part of your wedding celebration (and their timings) before you even start shortlisting designs.
A wedding invite that comes with gold embossing is pretty but it is hardly of any use to you if it is out of your budget. Don’t waste your time browsing through zillions of designs only to realise later that you can’t afford them.
This entirely depends on your personal choice. If you have got a theme for your wedding, your invite should reflect it too. If not, simply make sure that it complements the overall tone and essence of your wedding.
Not just once, maybe twice, or perhaps thrice. Ask others to proofread the final version of your invite before it goes into printing if you want to avoid a spelling mistake here and a typo there.
It’s a good idea to collect wedding cards you find interesting and use them as inspiration when designing your own. See how other couples did it. Keep what you like and discard what you don’t. You obviously also have the internet to your disposal!
Not just the design, but even the printing style matters. We have shortlisted the different types of invites you can consider if you want something out-of-box for your big day:
Want to give your guests something extra along with the real invite? Box wedding invitations will come as a surprise to them and hold many delights. Unboxing the invite is like unwrapping a gift.
Here are a few designs to catch your guests’ attention:
Shit just got real! So calling our best friends as we get through it. Of course, this bottle of scotch is only advance payment. Turn up, click selfies and we promise you much more. Now, that's a wedding everyone wants to turn up to.
It might be a little OTT but that’s the trend these days. Mostly owing to the movies, invitations are now being framed and packed in a cool box. Don't overdo it, keep it subtle. Take cues from this cute little mandap framed on the wedding card.
A wedding invite that comes with a cup of tea -- refreshing, isn't it? Tea lovers would love this invite and almost everyone likes a cuppa. Mix it up and pick different flavours like Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Ceylon and Assam for your wedding invite.
Add some glitz and sparkle to your wedding with this gorgeous popup box card that contains a handwritten invitation inside.
This is one of the most expensive designs but is totally worth the money. This style of printing creates an impression of raised ink on the paper, giving it an exquisite look.
Engrave your love story in the hearts of your guests forever with this unique engraved invitation. A wedding this special needs a special announcement too.
A wedding invitation engraved on a sheet of wood. We don’t need to ask for anything more!
In this modern era where everything is digital, why should your wedding invitations be printed? Get online and send your guests e-invites instead of printed cards. Online invites also give you the option of personalizing them for each of your guests and save you the hassle of having them hand-delivered.
How cute is this floral digital invite in pastel colours?
Seed paper wrap, organic cotton paper and woody details for a picture-perfect eco-friendly wedding card.
Like engraved printing, letterpress printing too creates the impression of a raised surface against the paper. Here are a few designs to help you understand the style better:
Perfection is letterpress, wax stamp, and hot foil. We loved the rustic look too.
A mix of artisan letterpress beautifully executed on a wooden texture. For a rustic wedding theme, this one should be on your wishlist.
For couples who want to add an old-school touch to their nuptials, these traditional yet contemporary designs will work the best:
No Indian wedding is complete without an assortment of kaju and badam. This premium wedding invitation with jars of dry fruits, berries and nuts serves as the perfect invitation plus wedding favour for your guests.
What a beautiful start to a bond of a lifetime. A painting of Radha-Krishna with a burst of colours is such a fabulous idea!
Planning to get married in a palace? Nothing will complement the tone of your wedding better than these royal wedding invites:
Blush and gold wedding invite combined with laser cut lace details for a wedding as royal as yours.
A wedding invite that comes inside an exquisite wedding trunk makes the perfect royal invite.
Add the wow factor to your wedding invite with this innovative design that looks every inch regal. The invitee’s name is engraved in gold on the top and there are small compartments for goodies below.
We’ve all seen enough movies and serials to know how the rajas and maharajas used to send their messages and invitations to other emperors. This unique wedding invite replicates the same.
In this, a high-quality laser is used to give the desired cut and design to the wedding invite. Check out some beautiful designs:
We love the newness of this wedding invite in vellum paper finished with custom rose gold foil printing. Perfect for the minimalist bride.
Thinking of a wedding invite in blush pink? We have got you covered with this elegant and romantic design.
This gorgeous laser cut invitation is oh-so-perfect for your winter wedding. We love the silver glitter that adds such a magical effect to the invite.
A great alternative to paper invites! These also make amazing keepsakes for your guests.
Crazy about puzzles? You’ll love this wooden puzzle wedding invite in the shape of a mason jar. Just fit the pieces and there you go.
For something more traditional, go for this wedding invite with adorable messages written on wooden cards.
Or keep it simple and sweet with these wooden wedding invitations made into fridge magnets!
Whether you want a beach wedding or a vintage affair, let your wedding card give your guests a sneak peek into what the festivities are going to be like. Check out a few stunning designs here:
Having a beach wedding? Set the tone for the beach destination by including shells, pearls and stones in your invite. We love how this one’s done. Also, make sure that the colours you choose are in-keeping with the beach theme.
Got a thing for rustic decor? Why not implement the same for your wedding card? Be innovative with your ideas and take this image as your go-to reference for a rustic-themed wedding invitation.
Yeah, it’s something that immediately grabs your attention. It’s a never seen before concept that takes you back to the good old 90s and we sure are going gaga over it. Postcards with a cassette print and an invitation note, does it get any cuter?
For the couple who loves caricature. How about recreating the poster of a popular Bollywood movie with caricatures of the two of you, like this couple did with the Jab We Met poster?
Though the design is limited to white colour, the precision and the clarity with which the words appear on the acrylic material deserves all the attention.
The elegant hand made flowers add to the beauty quotient of this gorgeous acrylic wedding invitation beautifully placed in a box lined with ice-blue foam.
Pearls and white rose petals placed inside an elegant box topped with an acrylic invite. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
How about a wedding card that focuses on the fine nuances of luxury? These luxurious wedding invites deserve your attention:
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding invitation came inside a box with the couple's initials etched on the top. The main box had all the details about the wedding. There was another box inside it which when opened, played the Gayatri Mantra.
Another example of a luxe wedding invitation is this beautifully crafted silk hamper with the wedding itinerary and lots of candy!
Plantable wedding cards are also a rage among couples with a passion for eco-friendly living. These are printed on seed paper that when planted in soil, grow into small plants. Promote sustainable living and preserve the environment on your big day by sending plantable wedding cards to your guests.
We Recommend: Seed Paper India for eco-friendly plantable wedding cards.
To help you get started with your wedding invitation, we have listed down some of the best names in the business. These wedding card designers can take care of all your requests, and create a piece of art for you.
A beautiful blend of luxury and extraordinary, try Ozel Design for an amazing first impression of your wedding. They are your go-to people for subtle, elegant designs.
See the complete portfolio on Ozel Design
Contact: +91 9999999687
Address: E-127, Kalka Devi Marg, Block E, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi 110024
Ravish Kapoor is probably the most popular wedding card designer at the moment and a Bollywood favourite too. He designed the wedding card of Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput and also Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s.
See the complete portfolio on Ravish Kapoor Innovative Invitations
Address: Naman Niwas, B-93 GK-1, Ekasur Vithi Road, B Block, Greater Kailash I,
New Delhi 110048
Another popular name in the wedding industry, The Entertainment Design Co. has made invites for Lara Dutta and Mahest Bhupati! Their impeccable aesthetics and attention to details is what sets them apart.
See the complete portfolio on The Entertainment Design Co.
Contact: +91 9873200512
Address: D - 19, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
From invitation boxes, digital invites to handcrafted cards for your sangeet, shaadi and reception, Shrishti Khurana designs will not let you down. If you’re looking for something fun and refreshing, contact her!
See the complete portfolio Srishti Khurana Invitations
Contact: 011 23528773
Address: 26, Park Area, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005
We hope by now you have a better idea of what you want your wedding invitation to look like. Happy planning!
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