We’re smack in the middle of the spring wedding season and loving the overload of fancy clothes, family reunions, endless mithai and diet-ruining buffet spreads! Weddings are evolving with time – with couples choosing to skip many of the long traditional rituals and instead do a more fun and festive version, that appeals to both family and friends. Much like the wedding invite too, which has evolved from a staid, paper card to fancy innovative offerings which are sure to leave your guests amazed!
1. The audio card
Source: Prateek Sharma
Karnataka minister, Janardhan Reddy left everyone dumbstruck with an LCD invite for his daughter’s wedding. Sure, it got a lot of flak for looking tacky and mimicking a Sooraj Barjatya production – but with a little help from Urban Company’s partners we can help you come up with an audio-video format that’s tasteful, creative and bound to impress your guests
2. The puzzle card
Baffle your guests just a wee bit when a puzzle box lands up at their doorstep. The instructions are simple, put the pieces together and they get to the full layout of the invite to your special day. You can up the games quotient with different mini puzzles for the other functions like the sangeet, cocktails etc.
3. The mystery card
Create a scratch-to-discover-details card for your wedding guests. The Who, When, Where questions can all be under scratch-to-reveal boxes, so your guests have to work just a little bit harder to find out what they should be looking forward to!
4. The comic relief
Create a card with the bride and groom depicted in comic form – you can have so much fun with colours and font in this version. It’s bright, fun and sure to bring a smile on the invitees’ faces.
5. Message in a bottle
Go old school with your invites by writing or printing them out on a scroll and then fitting it inside a glass bottle. Add some sparkle with glitter stars and confetti or even pot pourri for a nice fragrance.
6. The perfect match
Honey, I shrunk the card! Design personalised matchboxes with mini card leaflets for each function’s time and venue details. Cute, craftsy and whimsical – all rolled into one!
7. We’re in the news
Make a mock newspaper headlining your wedding day. With so much paper space on hand, you can even add in fun articles on how you met, share details about your families and include all the necessary wedding function details. It’s a great way for your guests to know more about the couple and remember your wedding day!
8. First Day First Show
Channel your inner Bollywood hero/heroine and craft a personalised invite using a iconic movie poster as a backdrop. We’re thinking DDLJ or Jab We Met with the couple’s faces superimposed on the main leads – it’s one show your guests wouldn’t want to skip!
If you’ve done anything fun and fancy for your wedding day – share your stories or photos in the comments below. If you need help thinking of fun stuff to do – remember we are just a click away!