Wedding Planning & Wedding Invitations – 2

Wedding planners and event managers are professionals who’s tag line has to be creativity. As far as wedding invites are concerned there is no dearth for ideas that can be either created or duplicated at the client’s behest. But one has to be critically aware of the practical aspects of handling invites created specially.
Given below  is a wedding invite that is to be viewed by a photo viewer

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Designs should be user friendly keeping in mind the use in Indian Conditions. Specially designed invites for weddings are far more easier to handle abroad where the invitees list is limited and  personal invites being the norm mostly.

This is an invite for a wedding to take place amidst trees in the woods

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Indian Weddings are known for the huge guest list with invites being sent far and wide and abroad too at times. Hence bulky or extraordinarily shaped invites will make it difficult to expend with them.

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Wedding invites have been made of different materials – fabric, silk, wood, metal, plastic, fibre. It is amazing that how much imagination can go into creating wedding invites.

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Wedding planners can work towards putting their stamp of originality right from the wedding invites . Invitations can be designed according to the theme that the couple want to go with.

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With the advancement of technology the actual printed invites are more of a stamp of the couple’s or the family’s ideas rather than a means of just communicating the details of the events.

 

SANGEETH – Pre Wedding Events

Week long weddings were a thing of yore. Or so we thought. The trend is back again with elaborate events being added prior to weddings.These events are not  necessarily traditional in nature. They are more in the nature of socializing – of families getting together.

 

These get togethers are also in a manner of getting to know the respective families of the bride and groom. As wedding planners we are often asked to organize specially planned Mehndi, Sangeeth & Bachelor / Bachelorette parties a day or two prior to the wedding.
Event planners  never had it so good in terms of facing amazing challenges as far as these pre wedding events are concerned. For one youngsters these days expect a lot and the couple want their event to be extremely unique and not run of the mill types. So they keep looking for means to make it different be it in terms of themes,venue or even food.
As Event planners and wedding planners we are often bombarded with questions by prospective clients on how to make their event special. First of all we try to understand their taste and requirements and try to get a glimpse of the couple’s personality.In case they have an open mind with no clue on how to go about things we then take on the responsibility of providing them with ideas they can go with.
If the couple are a fun loving type with a huge gang of friends then they normally opt for a dance floor and a DJ to take things forward. If the Sangeeth is more of family with a shy couple to boot then we recommend a lively MC who can draw people out of their shells and create an atmosphere of ease and comfort.
In the case of Archana’s and Vijay Krishna’s Sangeeth it was a surprise party thrown in honor of the couple by Archana’s sister Arathi and brother – in – law Kartik. When Arathi approached us from Delhi all she said was she had fixed a theme and the left was left to us. The theme she wanted was a Lucknawi evening filled with fun and merriment.
We started of by designing an e – invite that clearly sent the message across about how the guests were expected to be dressed.
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Next we set about getting uniform caps to present to all the guests after they arrived.
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Since Archana was fond of chocolates we decided to welcome her with a Chocolate bouquet. made of Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
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We organised for a Mehndi stall so that relatives who had just landed from out of town could still get mehndi done for the wedding that was to follow a day later.
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We had our fantastic MC who took over the proceedings smoothly engaging the entire crowd in games, dance and music in an amazing manner.
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Arathi had wanted a cake and we decided to have several small cup cakes in shades of blue and white icing with a cute little heart in the center arranged in different tiers with a special egg less round cake filled with  blue and white roses for the actual cake cutting.
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The guests loved every moment of the evening filled with rollicking fun.
A specially designed Mug was given to each of the guests as a complimentary gift from Haritham.
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And we had a huge Wishing Banner placed so that each of the guests could express / write their good wishes for the couple.
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A grand dinner was a fitting finale to  a fabulous evening that was filled with great memories for all.