Indian Wedding Card

Indian Wedding Card |

As weddings grew more elaborate in planning and designing so did the wedding invitation cards. Wedding invitations are considered a valuable feature of a wedding planand thus its preparation and distribution are undertaken with the utmost care. This has been true for cultures across India regardless of religion.

The Indian wedding card however can be daunting for some due to how much detail and planninggoes into its preparation. No wedding cards are the same, they could be similar but they each hold their unique feature. It is good to keep in mind, that destination weddings are designed differently and will hold different wordings and requirements from a conventional wedding.

To keep things organized for you, here we have compiled a couple of the items required in an Indian wedding card.

What Goes In Your Wedding Card?

1. Bride and groom name: this is obviously without question, the most important part of a wedding card. It details the names of the to-be-wed couple. The lettering in most wedding cases is always specially designed and highlighted to standout from the other wordings. This is achieved in many ways, using a different font or increasing the size of the font used in writing the bride and groom's name, or changing color. When it comes to the order of the names to be printed, a loose rule indicates that if the invite is going from the groom side, then the groom’s name should come before the bride and when it is from the bride side then the invite should hold the bride’s name first before the groom.

2. The name of parents: as a formal announcement and because Indian weddings isn’t a standalone event but an event between two families. Indian wedding cards often, mention the names of their parents right below the name of the bride and groom. When printed on a formal invitation, one should address the parents by using Mr. and Mrs. this adds a ceremonial ambiance to the invite and establishes the importance of the event.

3. Details of the venue: what comes next is the venue of your wedding and the time, you want to confirm the booking and timing of your wedding before printing your invites as once distributed, change is irreversible and you will have to reprint a whole new batch and distribute again. It makes sense to add directions if your venue is in a hard-to-find location. You can even design a whole map to find your venue on your invitation card. These directions will make it easier for your guest.

4. RSVP: before the print and design, you want to have your RSVP details figured out. The best approach to this is to include a phone number as most people even without being tech-savvy know how to operate a phone nowadays and thus can easily reach you with the number for any query regarding the marriage. Indian weddings are large events in general and as such RSVP have become quite the need in an invitation to ensure everyone’s satisfaction.

5. Background and color: this here is now the design feature and also a crucial aspect of the invitation card. if you are following a theme wedding, you will want to have your invitation card designed accordingly. Regardless of choice, ensure that the color of your background color compliments the color of the font. Too bright or too dark will make it illegible and even ruin the aesthetic of your design.

6. Timelines: a grand wedding event requires quite the planning and having a timeline printed on your wedding card will sure help in organization and also enable you to look into every detail without chaos. A typical timeline one can follow is:

a. Save the date: somewhere about six months before the date of your wedding, during this process ensure to collect an email address or phone numbers so you can prepare better in the future during distribution.

b. Invitations for the wedding: typically wedding invites are sent about 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding date. This is so guests can prepare themselves for attending the event.

c. RSVP: all RSVP queries are usually taken care of 4 weeks before the wedding date to ensure no clashing occurs during the wedding.

7. Bidding farewell: Indian weddings have a customary ‘Bidai’ which is a ritual of bidding the bride farewell from her home to a new home. This ritual often is undertaken with a small number of guests however if you wish to have your guests attend it, then mentioning the timing of ‘Bidai’ on the wedding card will help them in preparation for the event. This is not an important requirement and is dependant on the bride if she wants it included.

8. Quotes: in cultures like those of the Muslims, weddings are very spiritual and religious, and as such the wedding cards often hold these influences in the wedding invite as well. Quotations from scriptures are quite common in wedding invites, Muslim’s quote verses from the Quran, Punjabi Sikhs often add portions of the Guru GranthSahib to their wedding invites and Christian weddings often hold verses from the bible. These quotes are effective in setting up an ambiance with the invitation card and upon reading it guests find themselves intertwined with the spirit of the event.

9. Menu: Indian weddings are a feast. often in traditional weddings, wedding cards will hold menus for guests. If you are arranging a feast for your guests then make sure to have exactly what you will be serving as some people will have certain restrictions of diets imposed on them.

10. Design and graphic: look at wedding cards from different cultures in Indian and what you will come to realize is how all, even the simplest ones are well designed. This is even truer with traditionalIndian wedding cards as they often hold beautiful calligraphy and well-designed gold borders, these do well to create the ambiance for a wedding. Consider consulting a professional designer to achieve the most out of your wedding card design.

11. The covers: you won't be sending your wedding invitations out for distribution as it is. This can ruin your wedding card design and overall, it doesn’t look nice enough. a nice simple envelope for your wedding card will ensure your card stays healthy and also show how much preparation and care you have undertaken for the event.

12. Destination wedding: when it comes to destination weddings, wedding invites have to consider a few more elements. A wedding guest list would be required, and guests would have to send save the dates cards much earlier to help them in preparation. Accommodation details will have to be included as well as travel information to assist them in reaching the destinations. The more information on the destination wedding venue, the better. Your wedding card invite will get thicker but the guests will find it easier to find themselves at your wedding and that’s what matters.

13. Weekend cards: weddings can extend to the weekends with activities planned out for guests to enjoy. In such a case, it is important, that you send your guests alongside your invites a well-detailed itinerary of the activities planned, and all of this should be planned and informed well before time. providing guests with as much information as possible provides time with ample opportunities to schedule their time accordingly allowing for maximum satisfaction for you and your guests and those traveling from far off places, they will love the more details you provide for your wedding as now they also can actively take part in all the planned activities.

Post Design Tips

You have finally finished planning and writing all that’s required for yourIndian wedding card. however, before printing there are somethings you should look out for:

1. Have someone look over your designs again. If you are printing physical copies, a good approach to this is to print one copy of the invite and have it reviewed by others and if anything is lacking.

2. Proofreading is a must. There have been so many cases of spelling errors causing complete chaos in wedding events. Ensure you proofread your wordings not just once, but at least four times to ensure all the wordings are accurate.

3. This is not essentially a post-design tip. However, if you are going to courier your invite to a far-off destination you might want to know how much the postage costs are beforehand. The weight, shape, and size are factors to consider to minimize postage costs. A good way to resolve this issue is to take a sample out to the post office and have its price estimated.

4. If you intend to print for fifty guests print 55 or 60. There always are people who we tend to miss out on and people we invite late. For such a situation, it is always good to have some wedding invites extra.