Muslim wedding is special like any wedding and has all the ritualistic activities that are associated with any wedding but are there with a difference. Where other weddings are more so ritualistic, Muslim marriage is a contract. However, the celebration and jest for the wedding is the same as in that any other wedding. The day is celebrated with all the near and dear ones. The Muslim wedding cards are an integral part here too.
In fact the weddings cards are the mirror of any religion. The Muslim wedding invites too reflect the culture and tradition as well as religious beliefs of the community. The wedding ceremony is known as ‘Nikaah’ and is organized by the bride’s family and reception is called ‘Walima’ which is organized by the groom’s family. Both the wedding ceremonies have separate invitations just like one has a wedding card for Hindu marriage and a Wedding reception card.
The Muslim invites for marriage are generally green in color although it is not rigidly followed but the colors are green, golden as they are also considered auspicious. The cards are easily available online and are cost effective too. The font style used in these cards is different much in calligraphy style which is a common feature in all Muslim wedding cards.
The cards are decorated with kundan work and other stone work to enhance the look. The choice generally is for scroll invites which gives the card a royal look. The cards have religious words inscribed on it and generally begins with “Bismillah” which means “beginning in the name of Allah”. The words from holy Quran are also inscribed on the card which are considered to be auspicious. An invite is considered to become pious and a real wedding invite only if has these words inscribed on it.
One must be are very careful with the language and use polite and dignified words on the wedding invites as these are formal invitations. However, these days the new generation uses informal wedding invitation that have wording in the form of a poem or customized wordings. The formal nature of Muslim wedding is visible on their wedding cards too. The wedding cards are in Urdu, Hindi or English and the words are carefully chosen. The cards are delivered personally. There are various online stores that are solely designing Muslim wedding cards and there is an option of customizing the card which makes the selection easier and one can consult all family members sitting at home only. The selection of wedding cards has become very easy with the advancement in technology.