Novel ideas for wedding invites
When Shadid Kapoor and Mira Rajput sent out their wedding invite, it wasn’t just the design that caught everyone’s eyes. The invite was paired with exotic tea and honey instead of the regular mithai ka dabba. Celebrity wedding card designer Ravish Kapoor, the brain behind the invite, says that the couple wanted it to be unique yet understated. “They didn’t want sweets to go with it. So, we suggested tea and honey from the Himalayas,” he says. And it’s not just Shahid and Mira who were looking for unpredictability. The city-based designer says that now people pick up the most exquisite accompaniments to go with invites for that unforgettable first impression. “People want keepsakes, so that the wedding is remembered long after the functions are over. Ornate Ganesha idols, luxe wooden boxes, customised chocolates, Japanese wafers, preserved mangoes and honey and incense top the list,” says Kapoor, whose clients include actors Hrithik Roshan, Shilpa Shetty and Karisma Kapoor, among others. Kapoor tells us that celebs are personally involved in the designing process. “Shahid paid attention to every little detail. There is a touch of gold on the peacock logo. This was his idea,” shares Kapoor. He adds that the trend of such invites is here to stay, as exclusivity tops everyone’s wishlist. “You need to offer uniqueness to clients, so we keep coming up with novel ideas for all occasions,” he says.
People want something unique. We keep pushing the envelope to come up with new ideas
Ravish Kapoor, celebrity wedding card designer
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s wedding invite designed by Ravish Kapoor had exotic tea and honey as the accompaniments