Sikh wedding is special in its own way. The wedding is simple in temple and reception is full of music and dance. The Sikh wedding is known as Anand Karaj and takes place in the morning in Gurudwara in the front of holy Guru Granth Sahib. The holy Shabad are recited and the adult who have taken Amrit can officiate the wedding.
The bride and groom are told about their duties and they vow in front of the holy Guru Granth Sahib that they will take care of each other, would be loyal to each other and would follow all the duties. Once the anand karaj is over the bride and groom take the blessings of all.
Sikh wedding cards are unique as their weddings are. There are some characteristic features of Sikh wedding cards like expensive and stylish paper which can be handmade, velvet or silk. The design is also unique generally stone work: kundan, sequins are used in the cards to give it a sophisticated look. The designs chosen are also elegant. The fonts used in these cards are in calligraphy style. This type of font gives a special look to the card and is typical in Sikh invitations. There is a tradition of adding poetry and verses which are sometimes penned by the family members and sometimes they are the lines taken from some renowned poem.
Some cards have the pictures of Bride and Groom along with their family members also. The cards are personally delivered to the guests and the tradition of sending card with sweet boxes still continues. The envelope of cards and sweet boxes is same and contains the first alphabets of the names of bride and groom. The cards are delivered by the host and their family members. Sikh wedding is a pompous affair and the guest also come well dressed.
The wedding is not just limited to extraordinary wedding invitations but is full of energy and fun. There is lots of music and dance and sumptuous food. The wedding in itself is a big affair and when it comes to a Sikh wedding it is a guaranteed entertainment where the guest cannot just stand and watch they will soon find themselves participating in the dance and enjoying each and every minute of the wedding and will carry the hangover for next few days.