Fabulous Indian Wedding Card Accompaniments For Winter: Food Ideas Straight From Our Experts!
BY The WMG Bride | 21 Dec, 2015 | 1101 views | 5 min read
When it comes to invitation cards, winter truly promises to have much variety. It's cold, it's cozy and unlike summer, you don't have think about stuff melting and deliveries getting late. And this year too, winter weddings have much better things in tow - especially when it comes to food and according to our experts in the wedding invite industry - fun food and delicate somethings are the order of the day. But first, the coolest things on the menu in Indian wedding invites this season straight from the awesome experts on our vendor list - Sonal Aggarwal of Turmeric Ink, Disha Mehta of Customising Creativity and Neha Singh Bhatia Invitations.
1. Exotic spices
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India is the land of spices, so why not take advantage of it? Go for tiny boxes of everything - from cardamom to cassia, white pepper, cloves and even, saffron. "Saffron is now on trend because it's exotic, it's expensive and also, it lasts for a longer time in a box," adds Sonal Aggarwal of Turmeric Ink. It shows exclusivity and inventiveness.
2. Flavoured teas
Yes, they are a tad on the overdone side but really, the new flavours you can get your hands on, can be fun. Look for flavours like: Saffron Kahwa, marigold, jasmine or even berry. Mango-flavoured tea has happened people! "The thing about tea is that they add warmth to your invite. Even green tea is a great option because it's a healthier option and will be used," explains Disha Mehta of Customising Creativity. A traditional favourite is of course, rose-flavoured tea. Personalised tea bags are a big deal. Any tea will work wonders if the tea bags bear the wedding monogram or even a hashtag.
3. All kinds of honeyHoney still rules the roost in wedding invites. The fact that it's very Indian in it's own way and is a great substitute for sweets works well. But this time, opt for bold flavours - litchi is one such popular one. Berries, orange, mango and even ginger make for great gifts. Check out: Himjoli , Under The Mango Tree and Deseo .
4. Cookies, cookiescool vendor list.
5. Flavoured sugarWow, that's new. Little did we know that sugar comes in flavours and some, like cinnamon or rose are a great addition to a kitchen. "Just mix it up in a little water and it's yummy.' adds Disha Mehta of Customizing Creativity. Apple, mango, raspberry, coconut palm and lavender are some you should try.
6. 24 carat Gold delicaciesEdible Gold bricks are now a thing people. Filled inside with mithai or chocolates these 24 karat gold bricks come engraved with you and your families name. Check out: Swarn Amrit
7. Offbeat ChikkisThe most popular variety these days is chikki. Now the sesame and peanut ones are so blah, so innovating the menu is important. "Try dry fruit chikkis for maximum appreciation, even chikkis coated with icing and chocolate are becoming very popular these days," adds Disha Mehta of Customising Creativity.
8. Rose flavoured sugar - almondsNutty Gritties and other nut specialists.
9. Besan burfis
Picture via Fabulous Friday"Anything with besan has been doing the rounds when it comes to sweets," adds Neha Singh. It is somehow seen as healthy and instead of laddoos, it's seen in the form of burfi. You can even look at other flavours in burfi - mango, maybe coconut or even kaju. Check out:wedding@Home