The wedding is surely a lavish affair. It is a seven letter word which reflects its true meaning only after seven pheras (as per Hindu rituals) is done.
When it comes to a wedding, you have a lot many things on your ‘to-do list.’ Right from selecting a wedding invitation card to talking with event managers and from choosing wedding outfits to rehearsing for dance/sangeet performances, we do a lot in making the wedding a grand affair.
WEDDING is surely the most important and the memorable affair in everyone’s life. But it comes with a lot of hassles and surprises, and one such task, probably the most boring amongst them is the selection of invitation cards. Anyhow, you have to invite so and so on your wedding to get their approval (especially in India).
Wedding invitation cards play a crucial role in letting your invitees know about the grand occasion even before they reach the venue and mark their presence in the functions.
India is known worldwide for its principle of regarding the guest as gods - ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which makes inviting the guest as the most important event. In today’s world of technology where invitations are sent through WhatsApp and emails, Indian wedding invitations are still considered as the most royal and special one because they do not work online. Instead, both the groom and bride's families visit their relatives to make the wedding invites.
Inviting friends or family through a wedding card is not new. Over the centuries, high-end wedding invitations are celebrated and recognized for new themes and creativity. We love Bollywood celebs, and we love everything they do. And when it comes to their wedding, we get excited to know how creative their wedding card would be.
So without further ado, let us know some of the luxury wedding cards chosen by Bollywood celebrities to announce their union to the world.
The wedding invitation of the heartthrob of the B-town Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput was designed by a Delhi based designer Ravish Kapoor. Their marriage was one of the most interesting news of the tinsel town. But before that, their wedding card also created much buzz about their extravagant affair.
Do you know that Shahid and Mira spent 4.5 million dollars only on invitation cards? The card was designed in a turquoise and cream color with hints of gold. It also contained four different parchment boxes in which all the invitees received honey and tea placed in a beautiful box.
Imagine when they are spending 5 million dollars only on invitation cards how much they might have spent on marriage functions like reception!
The most adorable couple of the tinsel town Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover chose the most creative way to announce their union to the world. The couple did a special photoshoot for their wedding card. Their relationship came as a surprise to their fans, but as their love story, their invitation card was unique and astonishing. They created a look of the Catholic wedding. Bipasha looked gorgeous in a white gown, and Karan looked dapper in a black tuxedo. Well, the actual amount they spent on their wedding invitations is not known, but it is speculated that they spent 3-4 million dollars on it.
Shilpa and Raj’s invitation card is one of the most expensive wedding cards we have on the list. This dynamic couple spent 6-7 million dollars on their wedding invitations. Their wedding card was one of the favorite topics of the media during their D-day.
Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty are known for their royal nature, and the couple made sure that their invitation cards should also reflect the same. Their luxury wedding card was designed by Ravish Kapoor. It was a square shaped golden colored invitation card that was personalized with a beautiful royal crest of their initials (RS). The card was placed inside with Ganesha’s face imprinted in the middle. Several shlokas were printed on the flaps, and the wedding function details were placed in a booklet style in a square box.
Not only this, but there was also a box containing chocolates for the guests. Both the card and the box were tied together with a golden ribbon.
The duo did everything to make their wedding affair special and royal. The royal couple spent 5 million dollars on wedding invitations. The invitation card of these two Bollywood biggies was sent in 3 beautiful golden colored boxes with AA drawn on them. The boxes were tied together with red and green ribbons.
The first box contained the invitation, the second golden box contained pieces of mithai made from Swiss chocolate, and the third box contained a statue of Lord Ganesha with few shlokas written in golden letters. It was one of the most elegant wedding invitations printed in both Hindi and English.
Not only this, but the card also had a beautiful poem written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan imprinted on it.
When it comes to the wedding from Nawab's family, it has to be stylish. Though the lovebirds made it clear that their wedding day would be a low-key affair, their wedding card became the topic of the town. The couple spent around 4 million dollars on the wedding invitation (this is called low key affair!). It was the most elegant wedding invitation with golden ribbon and golden heart with Soha & Kunal written in the wreath.
Is spending 4 million dollars only on wedding invitations worth? What are your thoughts on it? I believe they should have spent more; after all, it was a wedding from Nawab’s family and Nawabs are known for their luxurious lifestyle and royalty. Doesn’t matter, Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara is still in the line. LoL!
Bollywood actor Pulkit Samrat & and her former wife Shweta’s wedding invitation was a lavish affair. The duo spent 3 million dollars on their wedding cards. Their invitation card had a fairytale theme. The lovebirds turned their beautiful love story into a dreamlike wedding with different cards printed for every occasion. Each of the cards had their caricatures on them. Their wedding invitation called their wedding as ‘A Knotty Affair’ with fun themes describing each function. The two tied a knot in Goa in November 2014. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long and ended the next year.
Vivek Oberoi has no blockbuster film in his list, but his wedding card attracted the millions. The wedding card of Priyanka and Vivek is one of the luxury wedding invitations in boxes. Do you know why? Because the card was designed out of real gold and crushed gemstones.
The invites had two segments: the first segment contained chocolates and the second compartment contained a separated card for different wedding functions like Mehendi, Sangeet, and reception.
For some special guests, they got the card designed with Ganjifa painting. The card was wrapped like a jewelry box made of velvet. Besides this, the bag carrying the card was made from paper (100% recycled material). Vivek and Priyanka spent 2 million dollars on the wedding card.
The two exchanged the vows on 29 October 2010.
The heartthrob of B-town Imran Khan got married to his childhood friend Avantika Malik on 10 January 2011. Their wedding card was quite creative and elegant with a sweet message inside it. The invites contained two silver and black boxes with customized chocolates and a yearly planner diary inside it.
What was most attractive was the yellow and red pinwheel with wedding details attached to it. It also included a swipe card for the security purpose. On the back side, there were directions for the venue marked on it. The duo spent 2.1million dollars on the wedding cards.
The gorgeous damsel of the tinsel town Dia Mirza and filmmaker Sahil Sangha’s marriage was more of a private affair but gained a lot of media attention. Sahil Sangha proposed Dia in 2014 when they were in New York for an award function. The two tied the knot as per the Arya Samaj rituals and ceremonies.
During the function, the couple chose to keep their look simple and elegant as possible. Their choice of being simple was also reflected in their invites as well. It was a beautiful off-white card with floral print on one side and box of sweets on the other. The couple had a 4-day long wedding with several pre-wedding functions as well. All the events took place in Delhi.
If this doesn’t attract you, here is the list of mesmerizing things that could make your wedding a special one. Give a try, and you will thank us later.
Dreamgirl of Bollywood Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol got married to her longtime beau and businessman Bharat Takhtani on 29 June 2012. It was a star-studded affair with Bollywood stars showering blessings to the couple. Their wedding invitation was stylish as their wedding. It was placed in a royal golden and reusable cream box. The card was personalized with gold plated initials kept inside a lotus design with Swastika and Om. Their wedding card is one of the most elegant wedding invitations on the list. It also contained beautiful images of Radha and Krishna imprinted on it.
If you are all set to tie the knot anytime soon, check out the pre-wedding shoot ideas to make your wedding more memorable.
Be it a wedding of B-town celebs like Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone & Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli or it is a wedding of commoners like us, it surely holds a beautiful place in everyone’s heart. Right from preparing the list of the guests to selecting the invites, all are done with much care. But these days, wedding invitations are considered as the benchmark for setting a standard in the society.
What are your thoughts on it? Would you spend lakhs of your savings only on wedding cards or would instead plan a trip to London? Call me selfish, but I would choose the latter.
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