Different Wedding Cards And Their Appearances

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Wedding most beautiful concept which brings two persons together forever. This is a ritual which is followed in each and every culture, tradition. Rituals and customs of this occasion vary from culture to culture but purpose for this occasion is same. The name which is given to this occasion is also different like in Hindus it is known as Shaadi, in Muslim it is Nikaah and in Christian it is wedding. There are series of events which take place on this occasion. This is once in a lifetime event and all the family members rejoin together to make this event a great success.

Wedding Cards

This is an occasion which not only brings two persons together but brings two families together. The celebration of this event starts with Hindu wedding cards selection and distribution. There are huge varieties of cards designs which are available in the market. Selection of cards basically depends on the family like a Hindu family will choose a card which carries God pictures, bride and groom holding their hands. Bright color like Red; orange, yellow etc. Some people select Hindu wedding cards just for invitation whereas some select these too show off as they take this as a status symbol.

Some try to keep the card really simple and sober as they just take this as a mode of invitation. If we talk about Muslim wedding cards these mostly come with white base color as they consider this as very pure and holy. Muslim wedding cards always carry Allah symbol or mark on them. The quality of paper is very rich but they prefer to keep the look simple.

The Sikh wedding cards are really very different as they are much gaudy and too bright colors, they consider this as a status symbol and thus they are really loud and bright. The Christian card is very simple and sweet and this carry Jesus name and prayer and don’t carry and design or symbol on them, one can see bells, wine glasses on card. They prefer very simple and sober cards.

Thus purpose of these cards is just invitation but there selection differs according to community. There are many sites online which provide specific cards as per the caste. Some people do prefer to create a card of their own for their special day where as some get it made from designers. These designers give a fantastic look to the card but these are for sure expensive too.

Thus selection of card is first segregated by the culture and the second step is according to individual budgets as well. Cards are first step on this occasion of marriage and holds a lot of feelings of families, it’s not only the look which matters but the content of these cards has a lot of importance as some slogans and lines which are added to this  adds feeling to this paper piece and makes it unique. So in short selection of Hindu wedding cards are made very easy as large variety is available in markets and that too as per the trend of caste.

New Wedding Concept: Go Green

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Wedding Concept

Wedding Concept

Wedding is a concept which is there in each and every community and culture. This ceremony is very old and it is there since decades but the way in which this ceremony is celebrated is undergoing a drastic change as the mind set and expectation of people are changing. Right from the wedding invitation to the wedding favors, each and every thing has received a change. On the other hand, there are some people who wish to celebrate their wedding in the eco friendly way.

Now a day’s more stress is given on an eco friendly marriage, basic concept is going green. Bride and groom are more inclined in giving a natural and green look to their wedding. Food, which forms menu for this type of wedding is organic food and more stress is given on buying eco friendly products. Although this concept is bit expensive in nature but very widely accepted.

First the eco friendly wedding invitation is chosen and this way it is conveyed that the couple or the family of the bride and the groom intends to celebrate in an eco friendly way. This event starts with sending the wedding cards and generally such cards to all relatives that saves paper and even if one want to go for physical invitation cards then opt for a printing company that uses recycled paper with non toxic soya and vegetable inks and also opting for a eco friendly printing process. Only necessary information should be printed on card and less of paper should be used.

It is more economic to buy flowers and products which are grown in local area where wedding is taking place rather than getting them imported. Flowers add most to beauty of venue so it is always better to use flowers which are locally available as they are cheaper and freshly available. Venue which is selected for event to happen should be nearest from relatives and host home as this will help to save time and money spend on travel. All arrangements should be done at one place as this will lead to more enjoyment. Venues which are full with natural beauty have become first choice of bride and groom, they have a natural beauty and thus very less or no additional decoration is required.

Many options in menu are also available as same can be arranged from farmers and people who are local to the venue place; this will get fresh and healthy food for event. It is good to take help of event organizers as they will help you with best deals and products. Dresses preferred by bride and groom are also eco friendly in nature i.e. using cotton, silk, bamboo. There are many online sites on which designers are available who will design a dress using these materials, and make you look more elegant.

All decoration material used in the wedding should be one which can be reused like vase; co friendly table runners can also be used. Markets are available were eco friendly plates, glasses and other related materials are available. Giving an eco friendly thanks giving gift is an good idea as this one will be unique. Gifts in form of bamboos, herbs are good to choice and they will remain long with guests. Choosing this concept for weddings a really nice idea and helps in saving the nature as well. These will also gives satisfaction that you did your bit to save your surroundings.

Unique Wedding Cards – A Wish Of Every To-Be Couple

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Unique Cards

Unique Cards

Unique wedding cards design is a dream/wish of every couple. It reflects the personality, style, wedding theme. Some people start preparing or choosing their these 3-4 months before their wedding. Many guests have different perception about wedding invitation by looking at it some may have perception of high profile wedding or its being organized in a richly manner some have its normal wedding it’s depend upon person to person. But having unique cards is a dream of everyone.

Wedding invitations should always be unique as it reminds yours family, friends and relatives, etc. It can be made unique by using colorful handmade sheets for friends and to the rest, invitations can be made up of colorful or thick ivory sheets on which some floral designs or couple photos can also be placed on it. To make it more attractive you can also use colorful stones or you can also make the invitation in the form of photo frame on which beautiful photo/picture of ‘God’ or any scenery can be placed which the guests can use as a photo frame and they can remember you even after the wedding.

There are the few things which one should keep in mind while choosing or designing wedding invitation. Firstly, take into consideration the wedding time and location like, what is the wedding venue it’s at an open arena, garden, hall, church, beach etc. What is the season like summer, winter, spring, autumn; it’s during the day or night etc.

Secondly, Match the colors of yours wedding, it might be a difficult task but designing and adding a colorful matching effect can add uniqueness in your invitation. One should remember what flowers being used, what bride and bride maid will wear, which colors ribbon or other things are used. Colors can also be choosen according to the theme of wedding like for butterfly colorful colors like orange, blue, red, purple, etc for Fairy theme like bright colors like Pink, white, silver etc.

The invites can be handmaid or printed. These can be created using different colors of handmaid sheets which matches with the theme use some colorful glitter, stones or can also draw some beautiful design on it or can also draw floral boundaries on the four sides of sheet and placed photo/picture on it.

These invites are unique as these are not only mark the celebration but these are also announce the beginning of the life of two people as one. Wedding invitation is the taste or indication what wedding would be like. These also include the matters which is also one of the most important part like how its written, what font is used, colors, how long matter is etc, so before selecting the design you should  also look how long matter you want to include. Wedding cards can be made unique by selecting right colors, sheets, designs. Everyone hopes that their cards should be like that which make it memorable for everyone.

Significance Of Wedding Cards In India

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Wedding Cards India

Wedding Cards India

Wedding is one event where every couple wants to be at their best in every sense. In terms of wedding day decorations, the outfits, the party, the food, the wedding cards and in every other possible area. Even the parents and other family members make every possible effort to make it a memorable event. The most important thing for them at that point of time is to seek the blessings of all their friends, relatives and other well- wishers. And this how wedding cards are considered to be of crucial importance.

Every couple who are to be wedded expects that their work and their efforts get noticed and acknowledged. And so, most couple give personal attention in selecting everything. In most cases, the planning and selection starts from the card. Just imagine how special it is for a couple, as for the first time their name is going to be written together officially. To make the card special, every couple wants their card to be unique; one which is eye catching and it should be a masterpiece that no body has ever seen it before. To fulfill these requirements they prefer opting for designer cards so that they can explain their taste and preferences to the designer.

India is known for its cultural diversity is also popular for its weddings. Every culture has their own way of performing weddings and its traditions. In India, people consider their guests as God, it is said in sanskrit ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which means guests are our God. Just as the marriage is incomplete without the blessings of God, the same way any Indian wedding is incomplete without the blessings of their guests. Indian wedding is an extremely joyous affair. The culture or a religion to which a wedding couple belongs is reflected on its card. Be it Hindu, Muslim, Sikhs or Christian, if the wedding is in India, you are going to love their style of wedding and invitations.

Even the Indians residing in America prefer sticking to their typical Indian Cultural style wedding. This helps them to strengthen their connection to India and its culture. There are many couples who plan to cut their cost in case of wedding cards. This does not mean they will have to sacrifice their choices. And it’s a wrong belief that all good things are always expensive. You can get superb cards at affordable rates provided you are ready to put in little efforts.

The best thing these days is to opt for online services. You will save your time of travelling as well as money and energy. But before you choose any service provider, make sure that you have done proper research about it and it is a reliable source. A good wedding card company will give you all the basic details like which card is in trend, different sizes, and the most important thing they will help you make a beautiful card in your budget. So choose wisely and marry happily!!

Tips On How To Select Wedding Cards

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Designer Wedding Cards

Designer Wedding Cards

Designing or choosing the wedding cards which you like and which are in your budget is quite easy nowadays. There are the number of companies as well as online services available which help you in providing wedding cards according to your choice and you can give your ideas about designs, colors and budget. One can also just tell them you require such cards and the card dealers can show you multiple samples and suggest you which card is in your budget and which one is more in demand. They can also suggest the card according to the wedding theme.

In today’s scenario types of wedding cards are available and one can choose according to the wedding budget and themes. Engraved wedding invitations are one of the most expensive ones. It’s generally used by the people for whom money is not a constraint. It’s elegant in looking and everyone is pleased while looking at these types of cards. In this invitation, copper plate is used.

Thermo graphed Wedding cards: These are less expensive than engraved and in these some dry particles mixed with the ink which gives the elegant effect as the engraved.

Traditional: Its one the most popular and easily affordable by all class of people. In these types of cards, white or colorful thick ivory sheet is used on which picture/photos of god is placed mainly “Radha Krishna”,”Ganesha”as Radha Krishna symbolizes the new couple upcoming life like a Radha Krishna and Ganesha as a good luck. To make it more attractive you can also put shinny stones of red, green, golden, silvered, etc. People can choose this card according to their requirement. If they want their invitation card to be more graceful they can go for more heavy designs of the photos and those who wish to have simple can go for simple photos.

Some wish to design their own wedding card which indicate their excitement and joy that they want to share their joy and happiness with others. There are numbers of stationery papers are available by using which these can be made more graceful. But there are few things one should keep in mind while designing the invitation card.

Color is the most important thing one should keep in mind. Colors can be chosen according to the season and the location where the wedding take place. Metallic colors can be used for summer, green, yellow, pink are best for spring, Orange, red, brown for autumn. Colors can add more effect on cards.

Font is another thing one should keep in mind while choosing. There are different types of font sizes available choose the one which matches with your wedding theme. But remember it should be clearly readable.

Varieties of paper are available from simple white paper to florescent shimmer types. Choose the paper which is thick and which adds more grace to the card. While designing the layout one should know how much information is needed to be added to the invitation. Designer cards add more grace to the wedding it’s a first step towards the success of wedding event.

Ways To Save Money On Wedding – Order Affordable Wedding Cards

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Wedding Invitation Cards

Wedding Invitation Cards

Thinking of saving money on your wedding, well there are coupes of ways. You just need to work a little smart and you will have the feel of lavish wedding at reasonable rates. You can save a great deal of money on your wedding cards by just following few simple ways:

Conduct proper research:
Go steady on your planning, conduct a proper research of various dealers and compare the rates and quality provided by each of them. Then choose wisely any one of them who is ready to provide discounts if you are placing a bulk order. These days, online dealers are leaving no stones to grab more customers by providing them mouth-watering deals.

Be wise on choosing the right stationary and printing:
You can avoid using multiple inks on your card. Restrict your card color to one or two. Opt for laser or thermography printing techniques rather then engraving.

Try and use a single envelope:
Many people use two envelopes like a wedding card inside one envelope and that envelope inside the other just for protection. But these days the services are so good that they guarantee the protection of goods, so one envelope is absolutely fine.

Send invitations through E-mail:
Many couples are opting to send the wedding cards through e-mail. This method will free you from any kind of delivery charge and above that you will save a great deal on stationary and printing. Apart from all this, it is environment friendly also.

Go for a standard size card:
Do not opt for giant size invitation cards. The size of a card may influence your cost to a great extent. You can also get rid of extra charges like keeping your card single layered then going for a multi layered card, avoid use of add ons like stylish ribbons or other materials. Also don’t go fancy on envelopes as they are generally not noticed. Rather keep your cards elegant and simple looking.

Finish of your selection and printing of cards many days before your wedding:
This will help you to avoid unproductive expenses of speed post or expensive courier services. Opt for a normal post service as there will be no worry of quick delivery as you will be very much ahead of time.

All in one:
Do not go for separate cards for different functions. Try and manage to include all the details in one card. So that there are no hassles and extra expenses of separate card for every event like marriage, reception, cocktail party etc. it will be all the more easier if all the wedding events are going to be held at the same venue.

Avoid errors of wrong or skipped details:
Once your card is fully printed and then any error comes to your knowledge, it will cost extra for corrections. Instead read every minute details before you give for final printing.

Back up:
Always place a little more order then required, in case of emergencies. Do stick to these budget conscious tips.

Fairy Theme Wedding

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Theme Based Invitations

Theme Based Invitations

A Fairy theme will create magic and excitement especially for a bride as its one of the most important events in the life of the bride where she wishes to look different like a fairy. Bride can wear a dress like fairy which gives her a feeling of fairy.

Wedding cards designed using a fairy theme:
Wedding cards can be made by using handmade sheets on which fairy designs can be made, cut into fairy designs decorated with twinkling stars, moon, glitters, etc. Bright colors like pink, white and silver outlines can be used. Other wedding cards accessories can also be made by using the sheets cutting fairy designs or drawing fairy on it.

Decorations:
Avenue for the wedding should be at an open place which includes lots of greenery and natural’s look. Decoration can be done by keeping fairy theme in mind by using fairy which is made up of thermacol. White, green, red, yellow lights can be put on the branches of the trees. White snow made of cotton can be shown and silver ball lightening can also be used and fake fairy made up of thermocol can also stand there. Waitress can also where the apparels of fairy like. Tables can be decorated by covering it with shiny cloth and stick flowers on it and paper made fairy with it. Stage can also decorated with the white snow at the stage, bright lightening can be used to add effect on it and also some flowers can be added In the middle of it fake fairy can be stand. On the entrance fake trees as well as fairy can be placed. Every guest can be welcomed by giving them fairy dreamland drink.

Wedding Attire:
Bride attire should match with the fairy. Fairy generally have long full length gowns which can be made in different style like long straight length, round shape from down etc. Bride can choose any designs which she like most. Colors of the gown can be white, peach have full or half length gloves in her hands and can have charming bracelets and ring have butterfly design. On neck bride can wear simple delicate necklace she can wear her hair down and flowing and crown of different flowers can be put on her head long veil flowing on the ground can also tie at the back of the bride. Bridesmaid can also wear the apparels as fairy. To give themselves different look they can also go for feather/wings attached to their apparels and can carry magic stick in their hand. They can also have silver crown on their heads. Bridesmaids walk with the bride so it can give look as many fairy coming up from heaven. Groom can have apparels which can be dark in colors and can also attach fairy pin on the coat so it matches with bride attire. In fairy theme, most important part is choosing the dress as well as the hairstyles of the bride and maid which give them the fairy look.

Islamic Wedding Rituals And Muslim Wedding Cards

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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.

Vedic Astrology And Marriage Affinity

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Hindu Wedding Cards

Hindu Wedding Cards

Vedic Astrology also called as Jyotish Shastra in India is basically a science which studies motions and relative positions of planets, stars, sun and moon interpreted in terms of human behavior, their characteristics and activities. It helps an individual to develop a spiritual understanding, knowing oneself more deeply and on what timing, important actions of life are to be taken.

There are misconceptions related to Vedic Literature that it promotes fatalism. But it is not at all true; it does not predict our future but recognizes a person’s behavioral pattern and how their karmas affect them. Looking at an increasing divorce rate, many couples are worried about their marriage life. This is where the need to seek the help of Vedic Astrologer is felt. It not only helps to choose a right life partner but also in case of married couple, it helps them to have a better understanding of how a relationship works. Hindus prefer to consult an astrologer or a Pundit before the marriage and it is he who suggests all the things and bring forth the best date and time of the marriage as per the compatibility between the to-be bride and the to-be groom. It is on his suggestion that Hindu wedding cards are designed and printed specially if needed and it is he who suggests various prayers or remedies if there is some problem with the compatibility.

One’s marriage life, can be affected if their planets don’t favor them. Like it is believed that if a boy or a girl has a mangal dosh, then he/ she should only marry a person having a mangal dosh. There are also other planets whose wrong placement can create chaos in one’s life. Like the sun, the moon, rahu, ketu, Saturn and mars (mangala).

Consulting about the marriage compatibility from does not mean that if you work upon the advice of the astrologer, your marriage life will not have to go through tough situations or you will get a perfect life partner. But yes!! Your astrologer will give you certain mantra’s to recite or to perform rituals or he may also give you stones or gems to wear which will surely help you deal with unfavorable situations. Some also suggest certain mantra to be printed on the Hindu wedding cards for the marriage.

Again only mantras, rituals and gems won’t help; there should always be your hard work in making marriage a successful institution. It will teach you to be adjustable and have a positive approach towards your life partner. In case if any astrologer guarantees you that all your problems will come to an end only the methods they suggest, one should immediately change the astrologer and search for someone who gives you genuine advice. Vedic Astrologers are as ordinary as we are. It’s just that they have studied the Vedic science and can provide you with guidance. If any astrologer claims to possess some magical powers, then understand that he is a fraud.

The ancient Vedic techniques which were followed in the generation where kings ruled cannot be applied in this modern generation. In the same way, even the rules of marriage changes with the change in time. And what will printing certain mantras on the hindu wedding card will do. The stars and other planets are just energies, and an astrologer can only show you some methods to make your marriage fruitful. Just like how doctor can only diagnose the problem and give medicines and other ways of curing it. It is mainly our karma which decides our fortune. As rightly said, ” As you sow, so shall you reap.”

Indian Wedding customs And Their Meaning

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Wedding Cards

Wedding Cards

There are innumerable reasons, why Indian marriages are more appealing than other weddings. An Indian Wedding is full of customs, rituals and traditions which are followed by people blindly without even knowing them. Every custom or ritual has its own meaning. Right from wedding invitations to the Bidai ceremony, every custom, every tradition has a meaning of its own. These meanings are derived from our ancestors and the generation today is modifying these traditions according to their own convenience.

There is lot of spice in the customs of Indian wedding. Let us have a look at some of the customs. The first is the wedding invitations. The first wedding card is sent to the Gods and Goddesses summoning them to bless the couple. Mandap which is a decorated canopy supported by four pillars under which bride and groom are made to sit, to perform all the rituals in front of sacred fire. Mandap is decorated with bright and lively colors which signifies the radiance that marriage is going to bring in their life.

Mehendi: A day prior to the wedding, the bride and other female members of the family put heena on their hands, commonly called mehendi with different designs and patterns. The bride gets the best women to put mehandi on her palm, hands and legs and it is the best design of the mehandi that is put on her. The best part about this custom is both the bride and groom write their partner’s name in their hand in hidden manner. They are asked to search their respective names on their partner’s hand and whosoever searches it first is believed to be more dominating. It has been believed since the time the custom of mehndi originated that the darker the color of mehndi in one’s hand the more is the love for you in your partner’s heart.

The baraat is all about dancing as much as you can. In baraat, the dulha or the groom rides on a white lady horse and all the baraati’s i.e all the friends and relatives dance with full energy on the sound of the drum. T Milni, the English meaning of which means merger. Once the baraat reaches at the venue, the bride’s family greets the guests with garlands, flowers and gifts. Then similar way of greeting is done by the groom’s family. There is also a Shoe Hiding Game. When the bride and Groom sit for pheras, they both remove their footwear’s before sitting in the mandap. As per the tradition, the bride’s sisters or friends will hide the shoes of groom and when the pheras are over, groom has to fulfill the demands of them in return for shoes.

All these wedding traditions have a meaning of their own and all these invite participation of both the families and their relatives and friends. With the help of wedding invitation, the bride and the groom’s family invites their guests and thus the wedding becomes a tool of social bonding. Thus, the customs are not just customs but these have an in depth meaning as well.