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

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.

Sikh Wedding Cards – Invitations That Reflect The Entire Culture

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Sikh Wedding Invitations

Sikh Wedding Invitations

Sikh wedding is special in its own way. The wedding is simple in temple and reception is full of music and dance. The Sikh wedding is known as Anand Karaj and takes place in the morning in Gurudwara in the front of holy Guru Granth Sahib. The holy Shabad are recited and the adult who have taken Amrit can officiate the wedding.

The bride and groom are told about their duties and they vow in front of the holy Guru Granth Sahib that they will take care of each other, would be loyal to each other and would follow all the duties. Once the anand karaj is over the bride and groom take the blessings of all.

Sikh wedding cards are unique as their weddings are. There are some characteristic features of Sikh wedding cards like expensive and stylish paper which can be handmade, velvet or silk. The design is also unique generally stone work: kundan, sequins are used in the cards to give it a sophisticated look. The designs chosen are also elegant. The fonts used in these cards are in calligraphy style. This type of font gives a special look to the card and is typical in Sikh invitations. There is a tradition of adding poetry and verses which are sometimes penned by the family members and sometimes they are the lines taken from some renowned poem.

Some cards have the pictures of Bride and Groom along with their family members also. The cards are personally delivered to the guests and the tradition of sending card with sweet boxes still continues. The envelope of cards and sweet boxes is same and contains the first alphabets of the names of bride and groom. The cards are delivered by the host and their family members. Sikh wedding is a pompous affair and the guest also come well dressed.

The wedding is not just limited to extraordinary wedding invitations but is full of energy and fun. There is lots of music and dance and sumptuous food. The wedding in itself is a big affair and when it comes to a Sikh wedding it is a guaranteed entertainment where the guest cannot just stand and watch they will soon find themselves participating in the dance and enjoying each and every minute of the wedding and will carry the hangover for next few days.

Muslim Wedding Cards – Technology Makes Innovations Possible

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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.

Specially Ordered Wedding Invitations – The Latest Trend

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Wedding Invitations

Wedding Invitations

Wedding cards are in fact the primary thing that comes to the mind as soon as the thought of a marriage comes to the mind. The selection and distribution of cards is very also important. If the cards are not delivered on time the guest would not come to know about the big day. The relatives and friends who are not in town are informed much in advance so that they can plan their schedule.

It is the wedding invites that set the whole wedding properly. These days with the advancement in technology choosing a wedding invite is no longer a difficult task. There are many websites that are solely doing the work of designing wedding invites and also have the option of delivering the cards to the guests. These sites also give advantage of customizing the cards that means that you can design your own card and can get it printed. These are also known as specially ordered wedding invitations.

There are various ways in which you can make your card unique. You can get the pictures of bride and groom along with their details printed on the cards. You can also have the beautiful scenes as the backdrop of the invites. There can be images of cupid, or elves on the cards and this would certainly make the card unique. Picture of the house can also be printed which will be cherished all through the years.

A wedding card in not just a card it also conveys the emotions of families. The childhood pictures can also be printed on the card. The wedding invitation can also be theme based and you can use the color and imagery related to the same like if the theme is Bollywood style you can get the pictures of theatre on the cards. If the theme is underwater, the images of fishes and water can be displayed on the cards. In this way, the card will convey the whole idea of the wedding and the guest will be ready for the wedding.

The cards can be chosen from various options available on the sites. There are lots of font options that one can choose and make the card perfect for the perfect occasion. Customizing card and getting the specially ordered invitations is a great idea that will make your card special for you as well as your guests. The invitation card is a thing that is cherished all through the life. It has the magic of bringing the day live even after many years of wedding and so a wedding invite should be chosen and designed with great care.

Simple Yet Elegant: Muslim Wedding Cards

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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

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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.

Cost Effective and Attractive Sikh Wedding Cards

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Attractive Sikh Wedding Cards

Attractive Sikh Wedding Cards

Invitation is the first step on the occasion of a wedding. In order to invite all the near and dear ones the first step is to final a wedding card and since there are huge choices available in the market it is very difficult to chose one out of them. Still there are some of the sites which provide specialized cards according to the caste and the culture so it helps you to get list of cards according to your taste and society.

These sites even offer very good discounts and other benefits if you get your cards printed in bulk quantity. These sites even provide you with the option that you can create a card of your own and get a sample printed and then if the same is approved get the same printed in bulk quantity. Since these cards are available online as well so opinion from your family members can also be taken sitting at home only. You can even tell your requirement on the site and they will design a card for you. Designer cards are also available but these are bit expensive as compared to the normal ones.

If we talk about the prices of these cards there is a wide range available on line and the comparison is also possible their and then as many sites provide the same product but at a discounted rate so you can opt for the one which suits you. Buying Sikh wedding card online is very cost and time savvy as all the varieties are there. All you need to do is to browse them at home and do the editing as per your choice this saves the time which you spend on moving from one shop to another and at the same time comparison from all the cards of your choice is also done.

There is a timely delivery of all these cards as wedding invitations need to be sent before. These sites make sure that the cards as ordered by you reach on or before time to avoid any kind of miss out or rush. So it is always better to opt for this option and you can even design a card online and get it printed in the local market. So use this internet service and get a card printed with the choice of all the family members and also add a personal touch to these cards.

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.