Move away from the traditional Indian invitations and opt for something more fun by adding a modern twist to your wedding invite. Indian weddings are full of color and bling and there are plenty of elements which you can draw inspiration from for your wedding card design. Traditional cards are very common and have been popular in India for a long time. Typical Indian wedding cards always have a deity on it and most often it is a depiction of Lord Ganesh or sometimes a picture of Radha Krishna. Having a motif of a deity on your wedding card is considered to be auspicious in India. If you are using a picture of any particular God on your invite, select an exquisite picture and add some embellishments to it spice up the card. You could even create rich effects by exploring with different style of printing. Gold foiling or embossing create a lovely finish.
A simple card with the right choice of paper, colors and font can look very chic. The color palettes which surely compliment Indian weddings are bright and colorful or rich and deep hues. The bright and colorful is more for a fun or casual wedding while the rich and deeper hues would work very well for a royal place wedding. You could even match your wedding card colors and motifs to your wedding trousseau. This is a great way to tie in the various elements of your wedding together. A lot of brides these days draw inspiration from the wedding outfit for their motif on the wedding card. It could perhaps even be a lace, zari appliqué or beaded motif.
Having Indian motifs on a very modern card is a lovely blend of styles if you are looking to strike the right balance by not being too western or Indian. A hint of Indian element will always add to it. There is no end to how innovative you can get. Hand painted wedding cards are quite uncommon and look lovely! You could even choose to go for a personalized design like a caricature of your fiance and you on your wedding invite instead of a generic Indian motif.
There is no limit to creativity with Indian wedding cards. From Swarovski studded to die cut, from simple paper invite to an elaborate box invite the options are just endless. You can experiment with sizes, papers, printing techniques and lots more. Whatever you do, make sure your card is in sync with your wedding theme as it’s the first impression you will make on your guests.