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.