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Wedding Bellisimo: Kitster’s Co-founder Picks Her Top Wedding Stationery & Gifts

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    With a passion for beautiful and sustainable products, Co-founder of Kitster, a functional gifting brand, Christina Fernandez is always on the lookout for unusual and home-grown product brands. Her journey has involved discovering amazing local Indian talent since Kitster’s focus has always been on unique products and not run-of-the-mill gifts for their gift boxes and hampers.

    So, we naturally turned to someone who looks at things through this lens to give us her top picks for Wedding Stationery and Gifts!

    Kiana Invitations

    This Bangalore-based brand creates magic with their bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. From florals, vintage styles and traditional motifs, they create invitations that reflect everything their clients envision, and more. Kiana has a wonderful color aesthetic and has a wide array of design options to choose from or you can customise your own. What I love about this brand is their beautiful invitation-liners that add an extra level of elegance to every wedding invite.

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    Diya Innovations

    This brand creates exquisite handmade products such as candles, chocolates, linens and decor products. These are all handmade by differently abled people. The focus of this enterprise is to give such people a chance to earn a living by learning new skills and by making use of the skills they harness. Some of my favorite products are their scented candles in tins, colorful wedding favour potlis and papier-mâché potted plants. These are earthy, vibrant and perfect for wedding decorations. Diya Innovations also undertakes corporate orders. So, do check them out for gifting with a cause.

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    The Honey Company

    This local brand offers over 30 gourmet varietals of honey, straight from the forests and apiaries of India. Their range includes Acacia, Clover, Lychee, Black Wild Forest and my personal favpurite, Tulsi Raw Honey. A selection of their honey varieties and unique honey gulkand coupled with mini rosewood honey dippers make for the perfect wedding gifts. What I especially love about this brand is their unique range and their eco-friendly approach towards packaging as you can reuse the containers.

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    Kitster

    Kitster

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    This local brand takes pride in curating bespoke gift boxes for all occasions. Their newly-launched wedding series comprises beautiful, elegant and meaningful gifts for all budgets. Not only does Kitster make customised return gifts for weddings but they also curate Bridesmaid Boxes and Bride Boxes to make every wedding special and memorable. Their range is sustainable, classy and affordable, and you’re sure to love their packaging and unboxing experience! All their kits are handmade, rustic and provide a breakaway from the usual, heavily ornamented gift boxes. 

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    Uru India

    Uru India

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    Uru India is best known for its souvenir style gifts like pepper shakers, dolls, wine stoppers and candle holders that come with traditional Indian Motifs painted on them. Uru works with Indian artisans from across the country and each pieces is carved and decorated in a certain region. The brand's nesting dolls, wine stoppers and salt-and-pepper shakers are perfect to gift couples about to get hitched and move in together as these come in pairs designed like couples. 

    The Sass Bar

    The Sass Bar

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    This artisanal luxury soap brand makes vegan soaps that look so good, you’ll want to eat them! They call their soaps ‘Dessert Soaps’ because their entire range comprises soaps that look like donuts, cake slices, popsicles, macarons and cupcakes! They take on wedding/event orders and even large corporate orders. My favorite is their Moon Star collection because these soaps are made of unique essential oils and plant derivatives. What’s more? Their packaging is simply delightful and would make for perfect wedding favours. Do check out their Letter of Happiness Gift Box that would serve as the perfect return gift to your guests. 

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    Clarin Loren

    This brand creates customised wax sealing kits that can be used on wedding invitations & cards and just about any paper stationery. Bringing back an old tradition of wax sealing with a modern flair, the Seal of Antiquity range is beautiful and elegant. My favorite part is that you can choose wax colors to match your wedding theme and customize your wedding logo on the seal! The brand also deals in planning weddings and we are in total awe of their mantaps that have an elegant urban floral touch to them.