Wedding Phera: Purest Vows Authenticated By Sacred Fire

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Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations

For centuries India is known for its diverse and rich cultural heritage. In spite of its diverse culture, one thing that is very common amongst all Hindu’s is the way they perform their marriages. Obviously leaving apart some minor differences depending on the particular caste or community, Seven Pheras or Vows are never skipped by any Hindu marriage. This is part of the traditional Hindu marriage and it is only after the seven rounds of fire that the bride and the groom are considered to be married.

There are times when parents or relatives do not accept love marriages: at that time the bride and the groom prefer neglecting other traditions and just taking seven pheras by revolving around the sacred fire in front of the holy priest who recites holy mantras in the temple, which means that the God is the only witness of their marriage.

Seven pheras symbolizes seven Vows made by both bride and groom, promising to stay together in good and bad times and making their marriage a successful institution. It is not just seven rounds, these are the rounds that signify that now on the bride and the groom need to walk together and face all the difficulties together and celebrate the happiness together. The seven rounds also signifies their bond for the next seven births. It is this eternal bon that is reflected in the wedding invitations and it is oftentimes written that the bride and the groom will be uniting for age with the marriage.

Let us have a detailed look, on what each Vow taken by the bride and groom means and how does it binds two people into one entity:

1st Vow:
Groom: I promise you and our children to provide with wealth and happiness for the entire life.
Bride: I shall take care of all the homely responsibilities.

2nd Vow:
Groom: We shall protect our marriage and children.
Bride: I shall be your backbone.

3rd Vow:
Groom: We may work hard to provide our children with education and all the happiness in the world.
Bride: You are my priority to all other men.

4th Vow:
Groom: You complete my life.
Bride: I shall conspire to satisfy u in every possible way.

5th Vow:
Groom: You enriched my life with love and happiness. Be my best friend all my life.
Bride: I have nothing, but trust and respect for you. I promise to be with u in both good as well as bad times and shower loads and loads of love on you.

6th Vow:
Groom: May you live a peaceful and contended life.
Bride: I shall be your strength all your life.

7th vow:
Groom: We are two bodies, one soul from now, forever and ever and ever.
Bride: In front of almighty, I promise to take you as my husband not only in this birth but in all other incarnations. So beautiful and serene these vows are. Every Hindu is very fortunate to be blessed with such rich culture and extreme bliss.

Lavish Weddings: How Justifiable Are These

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Wedding Cards

Wedding Cards

Recently, in the June end, I attended my best friend’s wedding, who is a Marwari. As she belongs to a very wealthy family she had sent me a very precious looking wedding card. Since she is my best friend I reached her place 10 days before the wedding date to help her out with the preparations and practice for the dance of the Mahila Sangeet Function, which is held in the evening before the wedding day. They had called special choreographers for that function and paid them around 6 lakhs only for teaching dance to all the members and relatives of the family and friends.

Functions other then wedding started 5 days before the wedding date. Every day a celebrity host or a singer or a dancer or performer was called just for normal functions. From this, you can figure out, to what extent they must have gone to show off their wealth on the wedding day and on Mahila Sangeet function. Dancers and performers from abroad stay for countless number of guests in the five star hotel in Udaipur. Pick up and drop facility for all the invitees, giving away laptops and expensive mobile phones as winning gifts for the games they made us play, infinite food items, and the extra ordinary entry of the Bridegroom in the Space Shuttle on the wedding day. OH MY GOD!! That was way too much. The worst thing is yet to come. That is giving of loads and loads of dowry. The total expenditure they did on wedding including dowry was around 5-6 crore.

But the admirable part is that, there are many Marwari’s, who are becoming alert on this issue and taking positive steps against this. Like in Kolkata, 80 Marwari associations announced that they have decided to be less flashy about the weddings. Right from the wedding invitations to the Bidai they will have simple arrangements but big celebration. They have decided to boycott every marriage where dowry is accepted and have also decided to revive the traditional system called ‘four-rupee milni’. This meeting was attended by various social activists including dignitaries. This decision has been accepted and appreciated by international, national and local associations and many more. The Marwari community has also come up with an idea of seeking help of the religious gurus on this matter as they have greater influence on the society.

The aim behind this strict decision is to build a progressive Marwari Society. If one community has started this tradition others should also follow it. This seems to be just the beginning and the same can be followed by other communities in India. It is believed that a lot can be saved and this money can be channelized for some philanthropic efforts by the bride and the groom. For example choosing eco friendly wedding invitations will not only save money but it will also reflect how much you care for the environment and the nation in particular.

Unique and Different Hindu Wedding Cards

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Unique Hindu Wedding Cards

Unique Hindu Wedding Cards

Invitation cards are the best and widely used method to invite people to an occasion. This method of invitation is very old and is used since years. There is a huge variety of cards for each and every occasion, function. A huge variety of wedding cards is available in the market, the selection of these cards depends upon person to person these cards are even segregated on the basis of caste, customs and traditions, but card in a wedding is must. Make your Hindu wedding cards the most memorable one for your family and all the guests. Since the wedding card is the first information source if the same is different and funny the guests will start imagining the special day as soon as they receive this invitation.

Mostly the cards are used to serve the purpose of invitation where all the details for the wedding are mentioned, but you can make this card more special and interesting with your own creativity. Since these cards are generally simple and sober but if you add a creative content or look to the card it will look more attractive and will be appreciated by the guests as well.

The ideas for these cards are available online as well you can create a one of your choice as well. Like you can take a scroll invitation like the one which was used by Royal Kings and queens to send messages. You can add funny images or funny background to the card which will make the card different from others.

Add your own pictures. In order to make your card unique you can even add your and your  would be pictures in the card. This will also introduce you beloved to your guests, this card will actually look very exclusive and different from others and even wedding venue pictures along with the road map can also be added to the card which will make it more convenient for the guests to reach there.

One more style is the reverse mirror Hindu wedding cards. The special thing about this card is that you can only read this card in the mirror and every word is written in reverse order. A special poem, saying, slogan can be added to the card which gives it an emotional touch.

If you are much good at art and craft you can even draw you wedding card may be online or sketch way and then get the same printed in the market. There are many ways in which you can make your wedding invitation look completely different from others.

Hindu Wedding Cards – Get The Best Deals, Offers Online

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Hindu Wedding Cards

Hindu Wedding Cards

Wedding in any religion is very important. The most important issue while deciding a wedding card other than its design is cost. As the invitation is meant to be sent to many people it has to be cost effective. There are many sites that are offering cost effective wedding invitations which are good to look at. The features that you can get on these sites include unique designs and cost effectiveness. These wedding cards have unique designs for all religions. If you desire a theme based wedding card you can also get the same without much hassle. The cards have beautiful designs with appealing color combinations.

Cost effectiveness is another feature of online wedding card shopping. The most desirable feature that these sites offer is cost effective cards as the cards are printed in bulk and thus printing companies are able to offer good offers on wedding cards. Even the best cards are also not very expensive. You can easily choose the card that suits your budget. You will have wide range to choose from.

Another feature of online car shopping is that the cards are delivered well in time and there is no hassle. There is no need of reminders and the customer is informed about the development at every stage. The online wedding card stores would deliver the Hindu wedding cards at your doorstep which will save much of your time and energy. The cards can also be delivered to the guests directly if you want.

Furthermore, the most striking features of online shopping of wedding cards is that the customization of cards is ultimately easy. If you want to get two or three cards merged and get one card or if you want to have your own designs printed on the cards you can get the same done. These stores have options of personalizing the card. Also, some wedding card websites have the option of online preview of the card. Anybody can see the preview of the card beforehand and can make any changes the he wants. You need not go anywhere as just a click would do it all.

Last but not the least, the online wedding card shops offer never before strikingly low packages. These stores also give packages like discounts or free home delivery and many such offers which would add to your surprise and would make the deal a huge profit for you. The selection of cards is no longer a problem as these stores cater to almost all requirements and are easy to locate and browse. You can easily select a card along with the family members sitting at home and get the same printed within very less time. Wedding Invitation cards were never so simple to select.

Hindu Wedding Cards Which Speaks The Unique Funky Language

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Hindu Wedding Invitations

Hindu Wedding Invitations

Wedding events were never as creative as they are now & same goes true in case of wedding invitations. Well, a wedding invite may feature a unique appeal by laying emphasis on incredible exquisite card design, by incorporating appealing wordings full of emotions & feelings or by laying emphasis on funky appearance. If you were hesitant about opting for some funky way to present your wedding invite then don’t because this really works like a charm & your Hindu Wedding Cards would not go unnoticed, even in the presence of other numerous wedding invites.

Let’s have a glance on some really cool funky Hindu Wedding Cards ideas.

The origin of Scroll Invitations is believed to be from a country India where such kind of wedding invites would be sent by Kings to their guests during olden time. However, one can experiment with this classy wedding invite by incorporating some unique idea like presenting a scroll invite featuring a treasure map. Let your guests have a fun-filled time as they would find it amazing, hunting a Treasure featuring various signs related to your wedding event location & various details.

Attaching a Photo of prospective Bride & Groom is certainly a best way to add a personal touch to a wedding invite. In-fact presenting a wedding invite in a book-like format would be another great idea. For an instance, a wedding invite may feature a personalized Photo on one page of book, details about wedding on another page & a photo of the wedding event venue.

Another mind-blowing style is to write the words in reverse order in a wedding invitation. In order to read the invitation card, your guests will have to place the card in front of the mirror. A little bit of effort from their side will surely help them in remembering the date of your wedding event.

These wedding invites perfectly fit the bill for those weddings that are destined to take place near beach. In order to give a proper idea of beach wedding event, a person may either choose a design of lobster or a dolphin or an oyster shell. Soothing colors like sea-blue & sea-green, may be used to further enhance the sea-beach look.

Hand-drawn invites are always the best choice to enhance the appeal of wedding invitation but adding a touch of fun would certainly make it more appealing. So don’t shy away for choosing a fairy tale interactive story like Cinderella or some Cartoon theme.

Fun Filled Hindu Wedding Cards

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Hindu Wedding Cards

Hindu Wedding Cards

Wedding invitations are very important as they are the first impression and good wedding invitations are generally kept by the guests so that they can also use the idea for their or any marriage of their known. Everyone would want that their marriage invite to be special and unique as it has the power to recreate the magic once again. Wedding invites are kept for ages. Here are certain ideas which you can use and make your wedding invitation card special.

Scroll Invitation are just like a royal farmaan and would certainly create a good impression. Scroll invitations are very common these days. These invites are available in plenty of designs and material. There are boxes of the same design in which you can keep the scroll invites and deliver them to your guests. These are also great Hindu Wedding cards as these present the emotions and stateliness of the wedding in a grand way.

Flip Flop Invitations have two parts and the pictures can be pasted on one and the details on other. This type of wedding card can be chosen if you are planning some theme based marriage as it will give you more space to write. Though these invites are unconventional in some respects and may not be as popular as in the present times but this is a great wedding invite for those who wish to do something different. Hand drawn invitations are another unique idea. This makes the card more personal. You can draw one card and then get it copied in as many numbers as you want. The card will hold more importance for your guests as well and will convey the emotions also.

Photo invitations are also common and one can get the photographs of the bride and the groom as well as the photographs of the family members on the card and can give the details as well. This way the guests would feel more connected. The photographs can be arranged in a form of life cycle from birth pictures to the pictures before marriage.

In addition to this, there are the common invitations that one sends to guests. One can choose paper and colors of different styles and can render uniqueness to the invitations. Wedding Invitation cards are generally sent with sweet boxes and it is a good idea to have the same design on both the invitation card and sweet boxes as it would look more appealing. Wedding invitation cards should be selected with extra care as they are not just papers with wedding details they are medium through which something good is conveyed, they are the pathways of reunion and more than that they are the first to tell about marriages.

Flair Of The Season – Online Wedding Card Store

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Online Wedding Cards

Online Wedding Cards

Wedding – This word is of immense importance in every community and religion. The rituals vary, but the merriment remains the same. Couples and their respective families generally prefer to conduct the ceremony as per their customs. It makes them feel close to their religion and tradition. Planning for a perfect marriage requires good planning – starting from fixing the date for engagement, marriage; booking the marriage garden or hall; preparing guest list to choosing attractive invitation cards requires immense detailing. Apart from good food everything should be perfect. Invitations are generally given personally, and in case the invitees are living far then cards are sent with humble request to grace the occasion. The invitation cards have seen a tremendous transformation in the recent years. Few years back the customers were forced to choose cards from the limited collection, and there was hardly any change in design, color and pattern. Thanks to online wedding cards stores, now the customers have lots of choice at their discretion. Shopping for cards have been never so easy you can buy cards sipping a cup of coffee with friends or chatting online; all you need is an internet connection.

When it comes to look of the cards, couple have their own ideas – some of the “would be couples” like to put pictures of them; some like to put poems or pictures that are of significance to them. Apart from this they can choose their desired, fonts and colors for text. Customized wedding cards have become the flair of the season.

Apart from these cards there are traditional cards that are specially designed as per the religious faith. There are online cards stores where you can get all cards at one place, and then there are exclusive cards stores where you get cards of a particular faith such as Hindu Wedding Cards, Muslim Wedding Cards, Punjabi Wedding Cards, & Christian Wedding Cards. All cards have motifs and designs that are related to that religion.

Easy payment option, delivery at doorsteps, unique as well traditional wedding cards for every occasion makes online wedding card shops, the first choice for buying cards. As these stores can be accessed from almost anywhere you can give the address of the website to friends & relatives ask their option, or you can chat with them instantly. It will help you to get marriage invitation cards that are liked by everyone. It is once in a life time occasion (probably), so why to compromise when you have options in hand.

Wedding Invitations: How To Make Guests Feel Precious

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Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations

You can make the guest feel important by using innovative ideas that will make it a greeting of affection. In this write up we will go through some innovative ideas that you can use to impress the invitees.

People mostly pick up the wedding invitation from the local stores. The ordinary invitation card can hardly make the guest feel that they have been invited to grace the occasion wholeheartedly.  Traditional wedding takes place in church – you can opt for beach ceremony; cool breeze will take everyone close to nature; another option is to go for marriage in historical palaces and forts. It is vital that wedding invitation card should carry the theme of the wedding.

Marriage invitations are usually printed on paper, which are thick like cardboard. Going for embossing and multiple color printing coupled with unusual but eye-catching card shapes are some of the ways to make your card interesting.

Good quotations enhance the beauty of the card. Comic couplets, love poems or wisdom quotes can be used; in fact, you can even use poems written by your beloved.

Earlier much attention was not paid to envelop but, with time things have changed. Today, envelop gets the same attention as the wedding card. You can use fancy laces, small plastic wedding couples, shapes of hearts, save the date note on card envelop.

Care should be taken while sending invitation cards to elders. In case, the theme of wedding invitation is comic, make sure it does not hurt their traditional values and beliefs. If you are not sure how they will react to it, then it is good to make categories. In one category, you can put school and college friends – mostly people of the same age group; in the second category place relatives and in the third one put colleagues and people you have professional relations. Even it will help you to develop business contacts. You can send different marriage invitation cards according to category.

Nowadays lots of wedding parties have a theme and dress code. Decorate cards accordingly; if the theme of the wedding is “go green” then you use green with other color combination, pictures of leafs and flowers will make it look attractive. Pictures of snowfall and Christmas tree are ideal on wedding invitation card when the theme of the wedding is winter.

Online wedding invitation card stores are the perfect place to find every kind of card, most of them have 24×7 chat services. The wedding card designers will design customized wedding invitation cards to fulfill all your needs.

Convey Heartfelt Feelings With Wedding Card Messages

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Hindu Wedding Invitations

Wedding Cards

Wedding is the most important even in one’s life and the memories of this special day are cherished not only by the bride and the groom but all other family members as well. As everything is special, the guest and their gifts have a special significance too. The personal note added with the gifts in the form of cards leave an indelible mark on the couples.

In the hustle and bustle, the guest does not get much time to convey their heartfelt wishes to the couple as the couple is busy welcoming the guests as well as due to other rituals during the marriage ceremony. These wedding card messages carrying blessings and wishes are indeed special and are some of the best possessions for the bride and the groom for life. The couple can feel the warmth and love even after many years of their wedding. These notes make the gifts special too as these carry the heartfelt feelings of the guests as well.

There are varieties of cards available for the special occasion and it is easy to choose from the wide range available. The cards can be of traditional style or can just have borders or images such as rings, heart, flowers or other such artifacts. The design of cards makes it appealing for sure but the thing that matters more is the content or the message written on the card as this will be the one that will be different. It will be different in the sense that where the entire card will be pre printed, the messages are generally hand written and thus bear a personal touch. The message that these cards contain should also be proper and just.

People have lot of options and can even choose ready messages from the internet. But these messages may not necessarily be able to convey what one exactly feels so it is worth to pen down your own feelings. One can begin by writing congratulatory message and a wish that couple has an endless happy life. Adding a poem is a great idea, but you should remember that if you are not the original author then put the poem in inverted commas it will convey that you have borrowed the poetry. There can be quotation about this blissful life. If you have certain special memories with the couple, you can even add them but they should not be sarcastic. These kind of special messages will make the couple feels special and happy.

Wedding Cards At A Glance

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Indian Wedding Card

Wedding Cards

Wedding invitations trace back their history to 1500s in England where information about public gatherings was announced by a stentorian crier. After World War II, invitations became a reflection of personal etiquette and their usage proliferated. In a country like India, with big population, wedding cards quickly became popular and today irrespective of the religion, wedding cards have become ubiquitous.

Initially, wedding cards were plain yellow slips, which only contained the name of the couple, the venue (which was usually a temple) and the important people whose cherished presence was expected. The invitations cards have evolved with age.

There were many indirect effects that followed globalization in India, and it sure did lift many industries, which had no direct connection whatsoever with it. Wedding invitation card industry is among those. The direct impact of globalization was the development of a middle class. Indian wedding card industry saw a proportional growth. The price and volume of wedding cards used are directly related to the affordability and usage by the middle class.

One striking difference between the Wedding Cards used in western countries and South-eastern countries’, especially India’s, is the guest list. In western cards, a list of guests who are invited and ‘allowed’ to attend the wedding is engraved whereas in Indian wedding cards, no such restriction is imposed. The invited person can bring any number of people (his family) with him.

The emergence of revolutionary Internet has led to tremendous growth of online business. The cards industry too saw a very positive growth. Now there are lots of online wedding invitation card stores. These online stores have a huge collection of card from all around the world. In these online cards stores, you will find exclusive sections for cards based on religion like Christian Wedding Cards, Sikh Wedding Cards, Jain Wedding Invitation Cards, Muslim Wedding Cards, Jewish Wedding Invitation Cards, and Hindu Wedding Invitation Cards.

The Indian wedding cards have a huge market around the word. It is popular due its rich traditional values and artistic designs. It come in various attractive designs and printed using different methods. Engraving forms the basis of wedding cards and is an age-old method. It succeeded hand-written invitations when the guest list became very long. A few decades back, people considered hand-written wedding cards to be most appropriate and the trend have reinstated itself in today’s homes, today the couples send the marriage invitation via Internet.