Latest trends in Wedding Invitation Cards..in conversation with Ravish Kapoor
There is a lot of change in the way a Wedding Invitation Card is conceptualized and designed today. Traditional as well as modern elements are now incorporated in the styling to make it more appealing to the young couples getting married. myShaadi.in spoke to the king of Wedding invitation cards, Mr. Ravish Kapoor , whose brand specializes in conceptualisation of invitation cards and unique branding & packaging design.
What's the trend in Wedding invitation cards this season?
Ravish Kapoor : There is a shift towards more neutral colors and floral self-prints. Floral self-print patterns are very in this season. As is the use of boxes that are keepsake items as people want their guests to keep the box as a memento of the wedding. Although traditional colors like Maroon and Gold are always still popular especially if the family is making the decision. However, when a Bride and Groom are making the decision the trend is more modern, with touches of Western styles.
What are the new and popular gift items that are accompany a wedding invitation card today?
Ravish Kapoor : Well Chocolates are still very, very popular. We have done many kinds of gifts from LLadro statues, beautiful ornate Ganesh back-dropped with a shell invitation. Incense, Mellisae Honey, Supari are popular especially with our 'Saat Pheras' invitation. We are now offering beautiful wooden boxes that are exquisitely finished that people will cherish for man years to come and people are viewing this box as part of the gift.
We are aware of some of your celebrity clients....how was it designing for them?
Ravish Kapoor : Some of our celebrity clients include Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapur, Kohinoor Rice, Ashok Jain & Varun Jain (Bacardi), Flex Industries, Modi Group. Shilpa and Raj were very easy to work with as they had a set idea of what they wanted and were very involved in the design process. It always helps when the client has an idea and they can convey this, we as designers then have a seed to work with and turn the idea into a reality for the client.
Is there a minimum price range for designer wedding cards?
Ravish Kapoor : There is no minimum or maximum per card. Due to the nature of our work price depends on the final sample selected by the client so we do not like to quote prices, as each client's need is different. The wedding box includes the card, box, inserters, labels, personalization of each invite, and the carry bag. Additional items can be provided and worked into the overall packaging price.
Some quick tips on how to choose a great wedding card!
1) The card should be to the family's taste. Have an idea of what design and style you are seeking it will help you make a quicker decision.
2) Decide on who in the family should make the initial design process to often people come with 6 - 8 family members and get 6-8 different ideas and become confused with what they want and like.
3) Decide on a budget that is practical for you. That way when you are looking at the invitations you can know what will best fit into your budget.
4) Allow enough time for the design process. When we have time to play around with different concepts it allows us to design a better concept for you.
5) Always order more cards than you think you need -inevitably you forget people on your list and it is more costly to make 10-20 pieces after the initial order.
About 'Ravish Kapoor'
Ravish Kapoor is a New Delhi, India based designer of Invitations. Their clients come from all over the globe knowing that Ravish Kapoor's name is synonymous with 'elegance' and 'style'. From weddings to anniversaries, baby showers to birthdays, and inaugurations to parties, their innovative-designed, personalised cards can add a touch of warmth and style to any and every occasion. A pioneer in designing out-of-the-box invitations, he has ushered in a new trend of personalised, exquisite invitations that make your guests go WOW! In doing so, Ravish Kapoor has given the perennial invitation card the forever-eluding importance it so well deserves.