Meet Wedding Invite Designer Ramya Ramaswamy !!
So, as we all know once you decide upon a date for your big day the next step in your wedding planning will probably be picking out wedding invites. Gone are the days when you had to pick a card just to inform your guests about date and venue, couples these days want wedding invites that speak a little bit of their personality, the type of wedding (e.g, outdoor, destination etc), a little bit of quirk, chic, gorgeous, all in one !!
Finding the right invite depends on finding the perfect designer, that’s why today we are introducing you to the super talented wedding invite designer RAMYA RAMASWAMY from KARDS !!
Ramya is a Mumbai based wedding invite/stationery designer that caters for clients all over the world ! Her company KARDS is just two years old and she has already designed invites for over 300 weddings !!
How did KARDS come about ? “It all started when my bestie’s wedding came up in 2015. I designed a “boarding pass” wedding invite for her as a wedding gift. It was an instant hit! Suddenly, a lot of friends as well as people outside my immediate circle started reaching out to me. In a short span of 3 months, more than 100 brides reached out to me asking for “something different” in their invitation. That’s when I realised Indians living around the world were bored of the so-called “traditional invitations” you get from a local store. This was the inspiration to start Kards!”
Well, apart from the cards themselves, my favourite part about KARDS is the option to design your own E-cards. They have built a tool on their website where users can browse through invitation templates, completely customize it online (change background colour, designs and font styles) and download an e-invitation instantly.
When I asked her why a couple should pick KARDS to design their wedding invite , she said “To sum up, we make couples say NO to boring invitations with new age designs and technology. Our invitations stand out from the crowd and connect with the couple in a way that they think is most appropriate – either by way of showcasing their personality, culture, the love story or their quirky side. Big or Small, Traditional or Quirky – We have a way to bring out what the couple have in their mind.” Well, I totally agree with the fact that their invites stand out from the crowd, don’t you?
When I went through Ramya’s work I realised that she had worked with many couples abroad and when I asked her how she manages to capture the essence of Indian weddings to clients abroad, she said “It doesn’t matter where they live, when it comes to weddings, every person of an Indian origin wants to connect back with their cultural roots. We help them find their roots in a way that reflects their lifestyle along with some quirk of course!!”
“Every single design that we do is close to our heart. We try to bring out an element of freshness in all our designs and stationery”, signs off Ramya with a grin ! 😀
- Prices of designs at KARDS range from Rs.60 – to Rs.300 per card. Costs vary depending about the scope of the design, stationery used, number of copies ordered etc.
- KARDS typically take about 2 weeks to design a card and then print it. Our process starts with brainstorming with the client to understand their requirements, sketching, digital illustrations to final delivery.
- Minimum order – We typically take a minimum order of 100 copies for print. These days a lot of couples come to us for e-card design only, in that case there is no question of a minimum order.
Phone/WhatsApp – +91 98410 02333
E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.kards.in
What do you think about Ramya’s designs ? Do let us know in the comments below 😀
Until next time,