Play your cards right: Couture Wedding Invites !

If you’re scripting the wedding of the season, you definitely must get the trailer right. Yes, we’re talking about the super-stylish wedding card that’s utterly unforgettable and which will have the whole town talking. And we’ve got just the man you need- Ravish Kapoor, named after him, his company is a one-stop-shop for those looking for unusual invitation cards. 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!

The Saath Phere invite with 7 gifts inside-

The Saath Phere invite with 7 gifts inside-

His client list is a starry one and includes actors Shilpa Shetty, Karisma Kapoor and Shamita Shetty while fashion designer Ashish Soni too is hooked to his out-of-the-box creations.
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What set his cards apart was the fact that he personalised them, like printing the names of the people being invited for the event. So, guests received invitations with their names on each item of the invitation — be it on a carry bag or nametags. The cards/boxes can include chocolates, supari, silver idols or anything unique you would like to incorporate. For wedding cards you may receive something as elaborate as a big glittering carry bag with an ornate box inside, in which you’ll find the invitations to the functions as well as the goodies like the sweets or dry fruit.

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For the wedding season this year, his invitation ‘box’ called Saath Pheras is much in demand since it comes with a mini mandap and has seven small gifts around the miniature mandap. Under each gift is the prayer which the Pandit says as the bride and groom walk around the sacred fire.
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While invitations with traditional motifs are common, some prefer stepping off the beaten track with contemporary invites. Take Kapoor’s compact wedding invite box. A lovely ivory in colour, you pull open the lid to reveal a chain of letters strung together that reads ‘save the date’. The box also comes with a small calendar marking the D-day. But invitations that blend tradition and the contemporary are most in demand.

Where to find them?
Encouraged by the success of his concepts, Kapoor set up an office in Los Angeles three years ago and opened his first flagship store in Juhu two months ago. The cards can be ordered from Hyderabad too, through an event coordinator. In Delhi, you can catch him in his office-cum-studio to take a look at his repertoire of designs.

Pocket Pinch?
While basic cards cost Rs 495 they can well go up to thousands depending on the printing technology and design techniques employed to create the invite. A customised invite with chocolates/sweets could go up to RS 2500 or more.

Time:
Designing these could take anything from a day to two months. Most companies create a 3D version of the invitation using special software, based on what the client wants. Once the design is approved, a sample is made. Production takes about 14 to 20 working days. Where to find these cards in Dubai? Well simply contact us 

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