The making of the perfect Hindu wedding card

Filed Under (Online wedding invitations card) by admin on 05-05-2017

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Hindu weddings are grandeurs and occasions of celebrations and fun. Everything at an Indian Hindu wedding is extraordinary and is decked up to its best. But it’s only the organizer who knows and understands that it takes a lot behind a successful, big fat Hindu wedding. There’s a lot of planning, decision making, selections, decorations, arrangements, etc. In this hustle and bustle what people often forget paying enough attention to is the wedding invitations.

Wedding invitations hold as much importance in a wedding as anything else. Enough attention should be paid to wedding invitations. This is not only because through them you would invite your guests and inform them about the entire wedding schedule, but also because they carry with themselves an impression of the wedding. It might happen that finding your card boring, people might just not want to attend your wedding.

Hindu wedding card

Therefore, here are few things that you must consider. These things will help you in making a perfect Hindu Wedding Card.

•  Include Religious Elements:  Weddings are auspicious occasions and therefore Hindus generally consider having images or carvings of Hindu deities on the wedding invitations to seek their blessings. You may consider including the image of a deity like lord Krishna, lord Ganesh, etc. You can either have big imprints on the front of the card or small motifs inside of the card in the corners. For more creativity, you can also cut the opening of the card in the shape of the deity.

•  Color selection:  When it comes to Hindu wedding cards, you have plenty of wild options to select from. Color certainly plays an important role.  Hindu wedding cards come in different vibrant hues and subtle colors. You can pick as per the theme of your wedding (if any) or can go for colors that hold importance and significance in the traditions like yellow, golden, red, etc. These colors symbolize prosperity, love, and joy.

Hindu wedding cards

•  The Envelope:  Every wedding card is incomplete without the envelope done perfectly. You can get envelopes with elaborate artwork and interesting cuts. In case you are selecting a scroll style card for your wedding then the envelope will be a cardboard case that further comes in creative shapes and designs. The envelope can feature embellishments like stone work, tassels, metal stickers of deities and much more.

Timeless wedding headgears worn by Indian bridegrooms

Filed Under (Hindu Customs) by admin on 16-05-2013

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Wedding is such an occasion wherein the bride and the groom are the center of the attraction. Generally, they strive to look unique by opting for exquisite attires, beautiful and big jewelry pieces, or by opting for anything that helps them in looking outstanding. Apart from beautiful attires, there are many ways through which uniqueness can be achieved. Selecting a fascinating wedding headgear or Shehra is among those effective ways that can make the bride and the groom appear stand apart from the rest of the crowd. For the brides, a headgear is basically is in the form of a jewelry piece, headband or a flower. Even on the wedding invitation, the bride and groom symbol is there in which they are dressed in the traditional wedding attire in which the groom has a Shehra on his head.

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Wedding headgear for men, Shehra is also widely known as pagari or saafa. In English language, it is known as Turban. The credit of an origin of Saafa goes to a royal state of India called Rajasthan. Saafas refer to those turbans that are made from a colorful strip of a cloth. The culture of tying Saafa has almost become an inherent part of the Indian weddings and it is considered as one of the most essential accessory for the Groom. Most of the time, a kalgi, that is in the form of a little broach, is tucked on the turban from its front side. It generally accompanies feather with it.

Rajasthani turbans are knows for offering a royal appeal to its wearer. It is known to the all, that during olden time; kings would wear turbans that would also feature a kalgi in it. Generally, a kalgi would include precious stones and a feather and by looking at the richness of it, it was easy to make out that who is the king. However, turbans are still the inherent element of the attires of the traditional village men. It is really surprising to know that round about thousand varied types and styles of turbans do exist in Rajasthan. The diverse styles differ from one region to another and from one caste to another. Generally, the width of a pagari is 9 inch width and its length is 52 feet. On the contrary, Saafa is of small length and it is broader.

Earlier, the majority of the people knew an art of tying turban but due to the modernization, this art is now gradually dying. It is generally the older generation that ties the turbans during weddings or some expert is being called to tie the turban to the groom. These experts are known as pagribands. A falguniya turban featuring red or white color is worn during spring season. The dotted chunri or bright colors indicates an auspicious occasion like marriage or birth of a child. A panchrangi turban features five different colors and is worn by the rajputs mainly that too of Jodhpur region. A lahariya turban is worn during the season of rains. Zari turban is created out of the rich-textured cloth like silk and Zari and is worn by the groom during the formal occasion of marriage. According to the colors as well, the turbans differ from one and another. For an instance, bright colors like pink, green, red, etc are worn during auspicious occasions and during festivals. On the contrary, dull colors like maroon, khaki, etc are worn during distressing occasions.

Wedding – the Big day, celebrate it in an eco friendly way

Filed Under (Wedding Concept) by admin on 01-04-2013

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Weeding is the most awaited occasion for one’s life and there are many ways in which this day can be celebrated. People do have advance plans for the way they celebrate their special occasion. One new idea which is very much in trend is an eco friendly wedding as this is very cost effective and less harmful to nature.

This idea is not very common to attract many people as it gives a different feeling that is feeling nature very close. A lot of options are available for these kind of weddings as well. There is a list of things which need to be arranged, a list of some important ones are mentioned below-

•    Outfits – These play a very important role on this occasion especially for the bride and the groom. There is a huge choice of these available in the market but an eco friendly outfit such as bamboo fabric is bit difficult to get and not so easily available. The options one can consider are cotton, silk. These are available easily along with a wide variety. All the near and dear ones can also opt of wearing this fabric only.

Door Decoration

Door Decoration

•    Decoration– The second thing which plays an important role is the ambience, use small pots and hanging pots forthis purpose as these will give a fantastic look and can be reused after the occasion. Even for the center tables use small pots having lovely flowers like red, yellow, pink, and orange, these will give a fresh look to the venue. Even the small bamboo in pots can be given as a wedding gift to all the guests as these are believed to be lucky ad will always remain with them.

•    Flowers – It is always good to opt for flowers which are available nearby as these will not lose their freshness due to transportation and are cost effective too. One can also opt for fabric flowers made from cotton and silk material as these can be easily reused and are eco friendly too.

Theme Wedding Card•    Wedding Cards – The first thing which gives an idea for this eco friendly wedding concept is the wedding card. The material used should be handmade paper or recycled paper as these are of one time use. One can also get seeds embedded on these invitations so that after wedding people can get these planted and will remember the wedding for years when they will see this plant.

•    Eatables – There are many options which are available for organic food. The raw material which is easily available near marriage venue should be used as this will be fresher and will be easily available on demand, but make sure that the caterer is comfortable with the same.

This will be less expensive and easy to manage wedding as all the arrangements will be done from the products available within place or from nearby. Opting for a wedding like this will also inspire others to plan their big day this way. This will add extra star to your happiness as you are contributing your share towards nature and thereby making your day a very unique one.

SHUBH VIVAH MAHURAT IN 2013

Filed Under (Shubh Vivah Mahurat) by admin on 20-02-2013

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The concept of Hindu wedding is very old. There are certain rituals which are to be followed in the Hindu culture before finalizing marriage or getting the Hindu wedding cards printed. These are to be taken proper care of as it is believed that miss out on these can prove to be very dangerous.

As per Indian tradition it is believed that marriage ceremony should take place on the date which suits both the bride and the groom. That is as per the horoscope of both bride and groom the day which best suits according to their starts should be the one opted for their marriage. It is believed that if the couple will get married according to the best Mahurat. There life will be happy thereafter.

There are many dates every year which are by default suitable for all marriages. These are Basant panchami, AkhaTeej etc. For these occasion there is no need to check out for mahurats. Other then these, it is always better to check out the muhrats. These auspicious dates are there at least for eight months on different dates and for four months these dates are closed. These dates are calculated from sunrise to sunrise. Panchang Shuddhi is used by which auspicious marriage dates are declared in Hindu tradition. It is this date that is finalized and then only the Hindu wedding cards are given for printing.

One more thing which matters in this is the time? As there is a specific time which is also known as shubh mahurat for actual marriage ceremony to take place. There can be two to three shubh muhrat on the same day but same needs to be checked with the panchang and a Hindu pandit will be in best position to take out these Mahurats. These marriages are also impacted by exams of small children in house as exams spoil their celebration and doom dharaka, so one should plan marriage in this way that everyone can enjoy.

Months which suit best for marriage are December, January, February as these are colder months of year. So there is less tension of the food to get wasted and no exams are there in these months. 2013 Vivah Mahurats for January Year 2013, for month of January dates are 17, 18, 22, 28, 29, 31. If we look for February Dates are (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14). If we see the past years the maximum marriages take place in month of February as after this there is no such auspicious date at least for coming 3 months.

These good for marriage days again start in the month of May (7,12,13) and it lasts with July (11,13 and 15). After this there is a closure for 3 months it is believed that during this time Gods sleep and thus no good or religious event can take place. After this comes the best season for marriages that is November (dates in 2013 are 13,14,18,19,20,27,28,29,30) and then closure for the year with 3 best dates (5,10,11). Above mentioned are the lists of lucky dates for this year so if you are planning for such big day in your family you can chose one from these days well in advance so that you can enough time for all arrangements.

Wedding Phera: Purest Vows Authenticated By Sacred Fire

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 24-12-2012

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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

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 14-12-2012

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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

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 16-11-2012

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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

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 16-11-2012

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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

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 09-11-2012

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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

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 02-11-2012

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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.