From Quirky To Traditional, Hit Up These Mumbai Artists To Get The Perfect Wedding Invite Ready

Jayati posted on 01 September

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Your wedding day is the most special day in a couple’s life {or so we’ve been told}. And though the wedding takes away all the attention, it is equally special the way you announce it. To make sure your special news goes out the special way, we’ve featured our favourite go-to wedding card designers and artists from Mumbai, who’re known to do their job to perfection.

Hiral Patel

Hiral Patel is a Mumbai-based graphic designer who has worked with Good Earth previously, and also doubles up as a wedding card magician. For her, the seed of designing wedding invites was planted when she designed her own wedding card, with a personalised monogram included {how cool is that?}.

The X Factor: Hiral works with beautiful Indian aesthetics – her cards reflect traditional yet contemporary designs and involve a lot of intricacies. You almost catch a glimpse of her years with Good Earth in her work as the cards are earthy, simple yet beautiful.

Hiral is collaborative and loves to work closely with her clients, as keeping their demands in mind is key to her. She is open to experimenting with everything- from decorative boxes to a thematic invite. Basically if you thought about it, she will deliver it.

The Budget: Depending on the client’s budget and needs, she generally starts between INR 15,000 to INR 20,000.

Follow her artwork on Behance here, and on Instagram here.

Taarika John

Taarika John is a Mumbai-based illustrator, and artist. She has her own unique way of approaching couples’ stories, and will ensure that it gets captured in the design of the invites.

The X Factor: Illustrated cards, work on destination wedding themes, and even create other illustrated elements for weddings. We love Taarika’s style of illustrating couples, and playing around with formats for Save The Date, guestbooks, or anything that is needed from her end. From sticker sets, to signages to announcing a destination wedding in a playful manner, Taarika is all about the new-age romance, and if you’re looking for someone to capture yours, get in touch with her.

The Budget: Completely dependent on the client’s needs, and the amount of detail required, but for an illustrated card design, it starts around INR 8,000 upward.

You can get in touch with her over email at taarika.john@gmail.com, and the timeline for the finished invites is at least seven days and onwards.

Find more of her artwork here , and follow her on Instagram here.

Mira Malhotra

Mira Malhotra is a designer and visual artist from Mumbai. She runs a company called Studio Kohl where their wedding card collection, ‘Kiss Papeterie’, features gorgeous, screen printed wedding invites.

The X Factor: Kiss Papeterie has a very classy, elegant yet an exciting vibe to it and the cards are equal parts traditional and quirky. They have played around with a myriad of styles, from motifs to folk arts. The USP of these cards lies in the fact that they are screen printed, which means though they aren’t available for customisation to the t, they have a set template that can be worked around according to the client needs. In other words, they offer the to-be-bride and groom a hassle free service as one can choose from their in-house templates, and get the samples in advance.

The Budget: They charge anywhere between INR 200 to INR 400 per invite, and the minimum time required to deliver the layout along with the prints is round six to eight weeks.

To get in touch with Mira, simply email her at studiokohlindia@gmail.com.

Find Mira’s work here, and follow them on Instagram here.

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    Kimya Gandhi

    Kimya Gandhi is a type designer from Mumbai, and a novice in the wedding card industry with her unusual style of creating invites, in various themes, styles and even format.

    The X Factor: A customised experience, from the ideation to the kind of paper you’d like to the end result. From meeting in advance to discussing the way forward, they try to incorporate it all. in fact, if you want a special kind of calligraphy on the cards, or a specific language, it all can be accommodated in the cards.

    The Budget: The cards start anywhere from INR 30,000 approximately. Everything is in done on a specified timelines, including the back and forth of samples.

    To get in touch with her, email at kimya@motaitalic.com. She also caters to international clients.

    Find her work her, and follow her on her website here.

    Artsy Design Co.

    Artsy Design Co. is a Mumbai-based brand started off by graphic designers Priyanka and Hiral Valia. They specialise in wedding invitations, and glam stationery. Their studio is in Juhu, and you can drop by anytime to discuss in person the approach to your wedding card.

    The X Factor: They make bespoke wedding invitations, and have a very quirky way of presenting it to the world. Find beautiful colourful papers, miniature royal paintings or anything really that you’d like for your special day. They take custom orders as well, you just need to tell them what your preferences are.

    The Budget: The invitation starts at anywhere between INR 300 to INR 400 per card.

    You can email them at hello@artsydesign.co for getting started.

    Find their work on Facebook here, and on Etsy here.

    Manasi Parikh

    Manasi Parikh dabbles in a bit of everything, from illustrations to paintings, and will also design the card of your dreams for your special D-day.

    The X Factor: Manasi’s way of weaving the couple’s stories, or their ‘meet-cute’ onto the wedding cards. She tells us she loves capturing what’s happening around her, and that plays out beautifully for designing wedding cards. Her foray into the wedding genre happened when a Bengali friend fell in love with a Punjabi man, and to commemorate their sweet story, she designed a card for them. If you’re looking for a playful design for your invites, Manasi is your go-to person.

    The Budget: A typical illustrated card would start at INR 12,000 upward. Do keep in mind to give her a heads up at least a month in advance to stay on top of the timeline.

    To get in touch with her, and narrate your epic romance, email her at manasiparikh@gmail.com.

    Find her work here, and follow her on Instagram here.