Be Our Guest: 4 Offbeat Wedding Invite Ideas

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Sometimes, despite signing up for the big Desi wedding in all it’s traditional splendor, you just want something that’s your own. Completely understandable! Though these age-old customs are beautiful and meaningful in their own way, it’s important that you leave your mark on your wedding plans. Fun personalized wedding card designs are a great way to do that. Whether it’s bright colours and patterns or intriguing shapes and sizes – take the chance to do it your way! Here are some of our favourite invite ideas to change things up

Doing It Write:

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Text and font are essential to any invite. You need to convey a ton of information in a limited space. It’s not easy to do, especially if you need it to look beautiful as well. Calligraphy is a great way to spruce up your wedding invites without taking away from the fundamental functionality of it. You can still get your points across, but you will be doing it in a unique way.

Illustrate Your Point:

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If you want your marriage invitation card to stand out, you can ask an illustrator to help you out. With just a few lines they can completely capture the essence of your message. Whether it’s a cute caricature of you and your spouse-to-be or a sketch of your gorgeous wedding venue, you can be sure no one will forget it (and you).

Putting Things In Motion:

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With more and more services moving online, it’s common for people to send our Facebook and Whatsapp invites to their weddings. What if you took it one step further and cut paper out of the equation entirely? Yup, just send out an online marriage invitation. While an email might sound too clinical, you can engage the services of an animator and create a quirky animated invite.

In a world where even your grandparents have email, this will not only cut down on your costs but will help you receive speedier RSVPs. Plus, it’s good for the environment. Good karma all around!

Fun And Functional

Responsible gifting is important – whether it’s for the bride and groom or from them. A lot of couples (and their families) send out presents with wedding invites. While these presents often have cultural significance, they aren’t always practical or useful for everyone. Add a personal touch to these wedding favours by trying to make them more pragmatic.

A cutting board with your initials and wedding date, an embossed pen (to be used for RSVPs), a photo album to store memories (from your wedding) – the options are varied. Not only will your guests use these items for years, but they’ll be able to relive the memories they made at your wedding forever. What more can you ask for?

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