Invites & More...Gifting Ideas, Theme Parties, Personalisation
Are you looking for someone to design a collection of invites for you at reasonable prices? Do you need some help in planning your 'Hen's Night' or bachelorette party? We spoke to a young entrepreneur, who owns her own brand offering creative gifting for couples, beautiful packing ideas, designer invites, planning solutions for theme based parties and lots more!
A lot of people take invites as an extra burden and depend on their mobile phones to send them out. We spoke to Astha Aggarwal, a young entrepreneur who started designing invites as a hobby in college and it soon became a full time job for her. Slowly she realized there is a huge demand in the market for such invites.
How Much Does it Cost?
A smaller company offering these services generally has a flexible price range. Invites start from anywhere between Rs. 30 and go upto Rs. 275 (per invite). These invites aren't the type of invites that you'll find in Chawri bazaar, Chandani Chowk or as a matter of fact at a lot of fancy wedding exhibitions that take place in various hotels all around the year. They are not crafted using techniques like embossing, silver foiling etc (which generally makes the invites look really heavy). These are generally digitally printed with small embellishments that add a cuteness factor to them.
From Invites to Other Things
These days a lot of people have started asking for more to go with their invites. They want customized gifts and other such creative ideas. These could include customized calendars, magazines, collages, banners, t-shirts etc. Another popular concept is that of providing personalized photo mugs, photo chocolate wrappers, magic mugs (picture appears only when you pour hot liquid), Blackberry Covers, I-phone covers, photo clocks etc. You could also think of getting your very own customized cakes based on the theme of your party or the design concept of your event.
Customized Gifts for the Couple
Most of the time in the courtship period, couples tend to run out of ideas for gifts. These young entrepreneurs like Astha try and understand the personality of the couple and suggest appropriate gifts to them accordingly. They keep innovating and come up with new and exciting gifting options.
For example, they once did these Love Chocolates for someone. The chocolates had photos on all the wrappers and 'sayings' from old English classics. How romantic!
Party Designs for Couple
In India, the entire courtship period is one big celebration, atleast for the couple's close friends and relatives. The first Diwali/Holi of the bride is always celebrated in a grand way. All the birthdays and parties (cocktail night etc) that fall in the courtship period are a huge affair. In such a situation, you may not need an event manager but an event designer who could design different things for you. Starting from the theme of the party to invites to the decor to return favors. Fancy cakes have become an important element of parties. Its looks beautiful when the cake matches the party decor/theme. This has especially become a popular concept for 'Baby Showers', 'Birthdays' and 'Bachelorette' parties!
New Brides on Planning
Party planning is always considered a girl's job. In such a situation the limelight falls on the new bride. This is true not only before the marriage but even after it. All the parties are expected to executed with a certain class and glamour. These include small kitty parties, jagrans, bhajan sandhya, dinner party, kids birthday party, parent-in-laws 25th anniversary, dad's 50th etc. These can all be planned for you along with appropriate gifting options for the occasion.
Some Gifting Tips for the Groom from the Expert Planners
During the courtship period, the groom is always trying to gift something unique and different to the bride. Something that stands out. Need help with unique gifting ideas-gift her a Spa Experience! She will love you for this and then you could thank your planner.
Plan the most 'Fun' Bachelorette Party for your Bride to be!
Its your friends marriage and want to make the 'Hen's night' really special and wild. Or you want to throw a very chic and classy 'Bridal shower'. Your 'girly' planner friend will do everything for you - from the invites to props to the games to return favors. A party which no one will forget over a long time!