Things to Consider Before Ordering Wedding Invitations Online or From Land-Based Shops

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 12-04-2013

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People have begun laying a strong emphasis on the quality of a wedding invitation cards, of late. Now a days, people have a tendency to judge the grandness of a wedding event through throwing a glance on the marriage invite. Due to the same reason, people leave no stone unturned in opting for a magnificent card. With an advent of online wedding invitation card stores, there has been a rise in the number of the people who prefer ordering card from there. Be it Hindu wedding cards or Muslim wedding cards, both are available in varied shapes, sizes, designs online. However, that doesn’t indicate towards the decrease in the popularity of the land-based card stores. In case, if you are keen about ordering a card from online store, read on about the important aspects to be considered upon:

Online Wedding Cards Shop

Experience: New doesn’t refer to fresh offering always and old doesn’t refer to a quality work. However, majority of the people prefer to get their work done from established company and same goes true with an online portal, offering wedding invites. It is quite easy to figure about an experience by going in the ‘About Us’ section of a website. You can also get some idea by referring to the mission and vision of the company. If a company is dedicated towards offering premium quality work, then it would prove to be an ideal one to take up your order. More experience indicates towards fineness in the work so it is better to entrust the work to an experienced company instead of a new entrant. If you wish to have Hindu wedding cards printed, inquire about their specialization in the field.

Cliental list: Generally, an online company includes a clientele list, in order to give an idea about its reputation and quality of the work, to the potential clients. Don’t miss out an opportunity of having a glimpse on the clientele list because if it includes big names, you have landed up at a right destination.

Customer services: Having a careful look at the diverse customer services by an online portal, suggests a lot. Criteria like shipping time, customer care services, facility of sending free sample, discount on bulk order, etc can facilitate you in making a decision regarding placing an order to a company.

Portfolio: Online stores offer a glimpse on the collection of diverse categories of the marriage cards including designer invites, theme-based invites,  invites based on specific sizes and shapes, invites based on different price range, religions based invites, etc. Taking a look at the collection is easiest way to determine whether the quality and design offered by a company is worth or no.

Now comes, aspects to look before ordering an invitation cards from the land-based shop:

Printing machine: It is pointless to say that a lot hinges on the printing quality, which in turn depends on the sophistication of a machine. Modern printing machines gain an upper hand in quality aspect over conventional printing machines. One should not forget about availing the biggest benefit of ordering through a land based shop and that is considering the superiority of the printing machines.

Portfolio and clientele list: Don’t forget to ask for a portfolio of a company and its clientele list because that gives a clear picture regarding the credibility of a company and quality of its work.

Customer services: Gaining a knowledge regarding diverse kinds of customer services also facilitates one in taking a decision. Besides that, one must consider various terms and conditions related to the price, delivery time, etc.

Customer-friendliness of the employees: Developing an invitation card is a team work. Thus, an interaction with diverse kinds of the employees, who are responsible for creating a design theme, designing a card, printing a card, etc facilitates one in understanding about the capabilities of the employees regarding developing a desired wedding invite.

Brief About Muslim Wedding

Filed Under (Muslim Wedding Cards) by admin on 01-02-2013

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A wedding is such an event, which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in all religions of the world. The rituals of weddings, of course do differ from one religion to another but the emotions behind this once-in-a-lifetime event remains same. Well, if we talk about Muslim marriage specifically then, there are few rituals and beliefs, which are not known by non-Muslims. In fact, it is better to put in this way that the majority of non-Muslims have the faintest idea about it. Muslim community prefers to organize a wedding event on Sunday. Not a single Islamic marriage is being organized during the months of Muharram and Ramadan. Muslim wedding cards are a craze among the people.

Muslim Wedding Cards

Almost all religion do hold this belief that marriages are made in heaven but a Muslim wedding is believed to be a kind of social contract, which lay upon clear guidelines regarding the duties and rights of the husband and wife.

A Muslim marriage is popularly known as Nikaah. The Muslim wedding cards sent out to the guests A Nikaah is basically defined as a contract in the holy book of Muslims called ‘Quran’. An interesting aspect about the contract of Nikaah is that, both groom and bride are allowed to incorporate additional conditions in a contract. Though, there are many clauses in the contract of Nikaah but the most crucial clause is to offer Mahr upon the bride by the groom. A Mahr is not considered as an ordinary kind of gift, since it bears a deep symbolic meaning. It implies that a groom is willing to accept all those responsibilities, which a husband has towards his better half. A Mahr may be in a form of a kind or cash.

However, the practice of presenting Mehr to a would-be wife features flexibility, since a Mahr may also be deferred and it becomes payable during the time of divorce or a death of a husband. In a Muslim wedding, both, bride and groom need to express ‘Ijab’ that means free will regarding entering into a sacred marital bond and simultaneously, they need to express ‘Kabul’, that means acceptance of the each other. A contract of a nikaah is written by both the parties involved in the marriage, i.e, bride and groom and it bears a signature of both, along with two other witnesses.

A contract, which is written, is known as ‘Aqd-Nikaah’ and it is being announced publicly later on. The responsibility of declaring a Muslim wedding, a legal wedding, lies upon the Muslim judge ‘Qazi’, which is being appointed by the court. He also secures a copy of the marital contract for record. After that, all the essential documents related to the Nikaah are filed with the Mosque and local government, both, for the future references.

There is also a tradition of delivering a marriage sermon in an assembly, so that a formal recognition may be imparted to a marital bond. Muslim wedding cards are used in order to invite people to this ritual. During the sermon, besides the bride and groom, guests are also required to mark their presence. Before a sermon begins, praises are offered in the holy name of Allah. This is done, in order to ask Allah to offer guidance and help to bride and groom.

Islamic Wedding Rituals And Muslim Wedding Cards

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

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Islamic wedding cards

Islamic wedding cards

Muslim weddings, also called as ‘Nikah’ have some common rituals which are generally followed in all the countries. But there are some rituals that differ from country to country. Let us study the diversities in the way of performing marriages in some countries. However, whatever the slight differences in the nature of some events are, overall, the muslim marriage is celebrated the same way right from the craze for the muslim wedding cards to the walima.

The word ‘Nikah’ which literally means ‘to unite’ is an Arabic word. As it is said in many religions, that marriages are pre decided by god and that the pairing is already made in heaven, Muslims do not agree upon such belief. For them marriages are more of social agreements which on a later stage, turns into a legal contract. Both the bride and the groom are bound by this contract, which imposes certain rights and obligations on them.

Now let us see the celebration part of the Islamic weddings. It is held in three parts the proposal, mahr and the final part which is nikah. These celebrations mostly take place in the month of shawwal. Whereas some sacred months like Muharrram and Ramadan are considered unfavorable for weddings.

Irani Muslims has their own style of performing rituals. They prefer to keep the nikah as a private affair by keeping the functions at bride’s home .In Iran; there is a custom where they spread a silk cloth with embroidery, on the floor where they sit to have their food. This cloth is been taken care of since ages which was passed to them by their ancestors. They also place their holy book called Koran in the middle and place a bowl of coins on the side table which is a sign of a wealthy marriage life.

In countries like India and Pakistan, the feast is called by the groom’s family. They also celebrate the mehndi function, one day before the nikah, where the hands of the bride and groom are painted by henna. Nikah is consummated by signing the contact in front of their holy priest who is called as Imam. Egyptians has a similar way of celebrating.

Malaysians have to sign their official marriage papers in the presence of the official of their religious court. They call the official as ‘kadhi’. In Great Britan, the bride and the groom exchange vows in a very simplistic way. Muslim weddings in Singapore are filled with excitement where the beautician of the bride asks a fat entry fee from the groom and then allows him to enter the place.

Thus we can see that though there are regional variations but the Muslim wedding has more or less the same nature and the events are also almost the same even if the regions are hundreds of miles apart. Apart from the sprit and jest it is the nature of muslim wedding cards is what is similar in all the countries.

Muslim Wedding Cards – Technology Makes Innovations Possible

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 07-12-2012

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Walima Invitation

Walima Invitation

Earlier, the Muslim wedding cards used to be simple but with the card designing has become an art, the cards markets are full of beautiful cards which are example of exquisite artistry and style. Those people who can shell out any amount on wedding cards, the designers use Kundan stones to decorate the cards.

The wedding cards also match the personality and social status in the society of the person who is inviting his near and dear ones. On the occasion of marriage, Muslims invite their friends and relatives for two events — Nikaah and Walima. After Nikaah, the relatives of bridegroom organize a celebration which is known as Walima. It is seen, normally, Muslims select simple cards for Walima invitation. But, to add extra excitement to Muslim marriages, the market offers a wide range of beautifully designed cards, which do not look like flashy or awkward at all.

To keep the cards simple, light color paper is used. White color paper is preferred as it is considered auspicious. But, it is not a rule that a particular color card is must for Muslim weddings. The material used for the cards depends on the design used to make it attractive. Like the artists use handmade paper, if they are decorating the cards with Kundan stones. The designers use glossy paper in designing scroll cards, which is also called farman. It artistes give royal look to the scroll cards by tying a red color ribbon over it.

The customers can also choose the cards with beautiful calligraphy of Bismillah, which states ‘beginning with the name of Allah’. The cards with Bismillah add more religious values to the wedding. Some of the card designers use die-cast symbols while some use printed symbols as per the design of the card. Technology is also an aspect which has added more values and happiness to the most auspicious moment of a person’s life. It is because of technology that it has become possible that customers have a huge collection of cards with exclusive designs, unique paper quality and high quality printing. It is technology that has helped mankind take the burden off and technology has helped bring the cost down. Where the printing technique were less improved earlier; these were costly as well. Now when there are improved printing machines and improved technology printing wedding invitations in bulk is easily possible.

Simple Yet Elegant: Muslim Wedding Cards

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 30-11-2012

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Muslim Invitations

Muslim Invitations

Wedding is one of the occasions that is celebrated by the entire society with much fanfare and jest and is an auspicious occasion in every one’s life. This concept of marriage is there in each and every caste, tradition. This is the day when two persons bond together and will be together for the rest of their life. This occasion takes place in front of all the near and dear ones including the friends. As this is the most important occasion so blessings and wishes from all the relatives, friends are required. In order to invite all the near and dear ones to attend this function, invitation needs to be send to them and this is in the form of a wedding card. This card is the first intimation which the relatives receive so this has to be very special one.

If we talk about the Muslim wedding there are two major functions in this culture one is from the groom side and other one is from the bride side. From the bride side NIKAAH is the function and from the groom side WALIMA. Both the occasions are celebrated on a large scale, it is generally seen that the Muslim Wedding cards are very simple and sober. Simplicity is preferred while finalizing the wedding card even the background color of wedding card is mostly white as this color is considered very pure and holy.

Now a days, with the change in the looks and trends of the cards in the market even Muslim wedding cards are coming in different colors, designs, work. The material used on these cards depends on the budget of the customer but mostly handmade paper is taken. Various designer cards are also available in the market stores which carry heavy work i.e. kundan, pearl other stones embellishments. These cards are easily available online as well as in the land based shops. These cards always carry the ALLAH name on them as a symbol of blessing as this is the first step of this occasion.

Cards with calligraphy of Bismillah are also available in the market and are very much preferred by the customers. Cards in the form of Scrolls are also available as these looks very royal. So it completely depends on the budget and above all the choice of the bride and groom is kept on top of all as this is their special day so give them the chance to choice their invitation card. Even a personalized card can be created online for this occasion to give it a personal touch.

Muslim Wedding Cards Mirror The Exquisite Muslim Weddings

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 23-11-2012

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Muslim Wedding Cards

Muslim Wedding Cards

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.

Striking Muslim Wedding Cards

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

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Muslim Wedding Invitations

Muslim Wedding Invitations

In the wake of availability of designer wedding invitations, people come across great choice & great designs. Apart from designer wedding cards, one can choose a wedding invitation on the basis of budget, paper texture, exclusive religious motifs, color, type of printing, size, embellishment, etc.

For a Muslim wedding, there are now available plenty of options including exquisite designs, patterns & texture. While choosing an invitation card, Muslim people would not give much importance to the design of the wedding card but now the trend has changed and Muslim people look for a wedding invitation featuring unique artistic appeal. Apart from conventional wedding card artists, & wedding invitation designing firms, online wedding invitation shops have big time started grabbing the attention of Muslim people for the simple fact that they offer more convenience & flexibility.

If we talk about the embellishment of Muslim wedding cards then there are plenty of ways a card can be made beautiful & unique. For an instance, designers generally adorn a wedding card by beautiful Kundan stones, pearl, crystal, sequins, etc. Generally, a Muslim wedding event comprises of two main events – Nikaah & Walima. Where Nikaah is the main wedding, on another side, Walima is like a reception which is held after wedding ceremony. Both the events are celebrated with great enthusiasm and are considered vital to the marriage. On this occasion people invite their near and dear ones as well as other important personalities of the society to bless the newly wed couple. The hosts organize a part and feast and also extend their gratitude to the guests that they have taken time out of their hectic schedule and have come to bless the couple.

Even scroll invitations are becoming very popular. They are traditionally known as Farman. A wedding invite featuring gorgeous calligraphy of Bismillah is also extremely popular since it means- ‘beginning with the name of Allah’. This calligraphy enhances the religious value of Muslim Wedding Cards and also imbibes a religious sanctity to the invitation.

It is no exaggeration to say that now days wedding invites are more like a glimpse of a personality of Bride & Groom, their social status & the lavishness of a wedding event. That is indeed one of the main reasons why Muslim people are more conscious than ever regarding choosing a wedding invite.

Muslim Wedding Cards Just a Click Away

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 26-10-2012

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Muslim Cards

Muslim Cards

Marriage is one of the most cherished and the most memorable event in one’s life that one remembers and cherishes the memories all through. The celebrations on this accession are always carried out on a huge level irrespective what the religion, tradition and caste is. The celebration and happiness is same across cultures and people take part in it like a religious ceremony.

However, a marriage ceremony takes its best form in the Muslim culture where it is both simple and the most exotic one as well. To make each celebration successful proper invitation to the relatives, friend and other known persons is necessary and this is done through Muslim wedding cards.

The Muslim wedding cards are very different as compared to other religions. There are basically two major celebrations in Muslim society one is the NIKAAH (done by the bride family) and other one is the VALIMA (from the grooms family). In order to get the blessings of all the near and dear ones invitations in the form of wedding cards are send. These cards are very simple and sober, they are less trendy. They opt for the traditional look and are very graceful.

The Muslim wedding cards generally carry white base and golden, silver, green color for the matter as this gives a very good combination as well graceful look. The paper used in these cards is also very rich; however the same depends on the budget as well.

Almost all the Muslim wedding cards carry the holy symbol and chants written on them, they take it as a blessing from Allah to make marriage successful. These cards are mostly based on contemporary style. The texture and patterns of these cards are really very exclusive which gives it a different look. Handmade paper is used in preparing these cards.

There are online stores available where one can find huge variety of these cards with a wide range of material, design, texture. These sites even provide us with the option to create a personalize card of your choice and then they will create a copy for you, if you don’t find the card up to mark you can recreate the same. If there is any other thing which you want your card should carry and it’s not there on the site you can ask them and they will provide the same for you.

Since marriage is an occasion which should be filled with best wishes and blessings from all the near and dear ones, the invitation sent to them for this occasion should also be special one. This marriage card will be printed once in a life time, so make it the one that is remembered for years. Don’t forget that the special Muslim wedding card of your choice is just click away.

Announce The Marriage In Style With Budget Muslim Wedding Cards

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 19-10-2012

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Muslim Wedding Cards

Muslim Wedding Cards

A wedding invitation is the first step in planning a wedding. It sets the right tone for the wedding. If the wedding is based on certain theme then it is essential to display this on the card as the guest will come to know about it and can plan their attire or gifts according to the theme. Wedding invites are available in wide variety and it sometimes becomes difficult to decide on one.

When deciding Muslim Wedding cards, besides the other factors budget is also an important aspect. The wedding cards are generally kept and so spending too much money may not be a good idea as where it may increase the overall marriage expenses too much, it also could be useless.

There are people who like to have pompous wedding cards and spend too much and for them exquisite wedding cards are just the right choice. The choice may vary from person to person and their tastes but there are certain things which everyone should take care of when selecting a wedding invite. First, the appropriate design should be selected like traditional, modern, ethnic Muslim Wedding cards design according to choice of the family. Color combination is also important when selecting a card as the colors should reflect the culture and tradition and the card may have entirely new combination of colors based on the choice of bride and groom. The right color combination will create the right impression and will give a good look to the card. A card that has too many colors looks different but it seems to be an informal invite rather than a wedding invite.

The paper for the card is also an important criterion, the papers may vary from handmade, velvet to simple and the selection can be made according to cost and look. The selection further needs to be done according to the guests, if the guests are more, then the cards need to be in more quantity and the cost will be more and vice-versa. The content is also important and should be printed correctly in a correct font that not only looks good but is also easy to read. The printers should also be good and a sample should be taken before getting the whole lot printed. The suppliers who fulfill all the criterion should be chosen as these wedding cards are cherished forever and also create first impression of the wedding on the minds of the guests.

Wedding Cards At A Glance

Filed Under (Wedding Cards) by admin on 08-05-2012

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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.