Muslim Wedding Ceremony Rituals

We on the earth, follow different traditions and customs as per our religion and the geographical location. But there is one custom which is same for every religion i.e. wedding. Though the rituals for wedding are different for different religion but the emotions behind this are same. If we talk specifically about Muslim wedding, it is considered as a kind of social contract.

Muslim Wedding card

Nikaah is purely based on the holy book of Muslims called ‘Quran’ which states every minute about the contract. What I like best about the Nikaah Contract is the clause of adding the point of your wish by the bride and the groom. There are many clauses in the contract of the Nikaah but the most important out of these is Mahr in which the groom agrees to accept all the responsibilities of the bride and this Mahr has its symbolic meaning. This is not just a simple gift from the groom to the bride; it can be in the form of a kind or cash. But it is not compulsory to present it at the time of wedding but it depends on the flexibility of the future bride which allows her to take that at the time of divorce or the death of the husband. In Muslim wedding, there is free will (named as Ijab) by the bride and the groom stating the acceptance (Kabul) of entering into the scared bond of marriage.

This contract of nikaah is written by both the families i.e. the bride and the groom and along with them two witness. This whole process is done in front of Qazi who is appointed by the court and his presence is very important for the legal wedding.  After all this, “ Aqd Nikaah” (wedding contract) is announced publically.

With all these formalities, wedding sermon is also essential and to present the sermon for this scared bond you need your relatives and family members. Muslim wedding cards , here come into play for inviting your relatives and friends. While reading sermon it is required for the guest to acknowledge their presence in the wedding. Before starting the sermon, praises are said on the name of Allah and we ask him to offer guidance to the couple.

This all about the Muslim wedding traditions. Hope this help you to understand the nuptials of the Nikaah.

Brides Should Be Thankful To…………..

“There is always something to be thankful for “Especially when you are a bride. While planning your wedding there is always a time when you feel stressed out and you need a break. This is the time when you are supposed to sit and think about those who really helping you out in making your wedding a success. In this whole period of planning, there must be some occasion when someone’s help make you relaxed a lot. So why not to thanks all those people who want your wedding to be the best pal for you.

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“Your Mom” She is the one who is always there with you in each and every part of the preparation. Whether is it’s about searching your best man or about your wedding gown or about searching perfect wedding card , you will find her close to you.  Even the times when you really need someone, she must be the one. You can ask this feeling of loneliness with the brides who are not that lucky enough to have their mother.  And this is the perfect time to make her feel, how important and thankful you are.

“Your bridesmaids” Sometimes during your planning phase, you end up with the argument with your groom and you really want someone to discuss this about bridesmaids are the one. Bridesmaids are the one who helps you out in each and every part of your planning in one or the other way, they are the one who gives your bridal shower party, one who take you to the bachelorette party and is ready to do want everything on your wish. You should thank them for loving you despite all your flaws.

“Your best man“ He might not the one you want to thank as of now but later in your life you will definitely feel overwhelmed about having him in your life. As after your wedding, there might be times when you are heavy hearted and his kind words help you in getting relaxed. What changes he can make in your life, there is no one else. So you have to be obliged to him for being part of your life.

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“Your Guest” Lastly your guest as without them all your celebration is nothing. You will feel something missing factor during your marriage without guests. It is the only guest for whom you do all the preparations and of course they took time for you from their busy schedules. That’s the reason it’s your responsibility to appreciate each and every guest of yours.

Sometimes, your thankful nature not only makes other happy but makes you feel more happier. It is just because of this word which I call “magical”.

What your wedding card color is saying?

Every color says something, do you know what your color is saying. The connotation of shade is based on the culture and circumstances. These colors have their own language of communicating i.e. nonverbal communication. Even the energy from these is not static, which influence our actions, emotion and sometimes our behavior also.

Wedding Card Invitation

Wedding Invitation Cards

So, let see how these hue have influence on wedding card.

Color red: This shade is generally used as the alert/attention symbol, but as per the wedding card it signifies love and passion. Even red is also symbolizes the good luck and for the occasion like marriage, where you are going to do wedlock and are going to start your new journey; good luck is essential.

Gold/Yellow: It is great communicator and loves to talk. Reflects optimistic and positivity and at the same time add richness and warmth to your new relations. In your new start, helps you in clarity of thoughts and ideas.

Purple/indigo: The color for new-age. Also relates with imagination and spirituality. Wedding card with the color purple/indigo is for the transformation of the soul which gives you deeper understanding and also makes you impartial. It also inspires unconditional love, devoid of ego and encourages your sensitivity and compassion.

Aqua/blue/turquoise: It is refers to clarity of mind and at the same time it show the idealistic nature of yours. So with respect to your wedding card it signifies the opening the line of communication between the heart and the spoken word. This color has the ability to find the ways ahead and balancing us in finding what is right and wrong which helps a lot in starting your new journey.

Brown: The shade of honesty, genuineness and sincerity. For the relation like wedding all three of them are the essential element for the bonding. It also refers to the down to earth and stability.

Isn’t it amazing to have significance of color for your wedding cards? If you really believe in energy of colors, this article is going to be very helpful for you. Please share your wedding card color with us.

How To Pick Perfect Indian Wedding Cards

The marriage ceremony is a very important function for every person whether he lives in India or outside the India. Indian marriages are prominent and known for the warm welcome of guests and colorful ceremonies across the world. These ceremonies take place from some days to months and cover numerous types of functions. The way of tradition and its celebration may differ for both bride and groom’s side. All relatives and close friends of family can be seen very excited and eagerly look forward to the marriage ceremony. Family of the groom and bride also invite their relatives, friends and member of society. If you are an Indian, living in the USA and just plan to marry then definitely you should plot something with an Indian wedding planner.

Indian wedding includes several traditions and events that make your marriage very special and cherished. When you have planned for your bridal according to Indian theme, cards should be Indian. Through selecting Indian Wedding Cards in USA you can feel like your marriage is organized like Indian wedding. It will also impress your relatives that how much you are connected from your country. It also helps you in growing bonding of your family with your relatives. In every sense of the word, an Indian Marriage ceremony is an occasion to celebrate and exchange gossips and splendid lunches and dinners.

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You can search Indian Wedding invitation Cards online and there you will find several designs and series of wedding cards. Sometimes, you may get confuse in deciding best bridal card for you, but you can select them according to your choice and marriage theme. It can save your time and money if you selected invitation card in advance i.e. before the time of marriage. It can be ridiculous for you to select an invitation card immediately. Scroll wedding invitations are in demand these days so it may be a clever idea to choose pre designed scroll invitations. Scroll invitation cards are not only great looking, but also recognized for fabulously designs.

These all cards could be available on your order even in many design, plates and numbers. You can contact to bridal Cards Company and ask them for its price and printing time. According to a normal idea it doesn’t take more time in printing so you can request for multiple cards printing in less time. However, before selecting marriage invitation card, you must have an idea of bridal theme. If you select marriage cards according to the theme, then it will attract your relatives and friends and through invitation cards they will be able to know that what is the schedule of marriage functions and what is the theme?

If you have already set your mind for choosing Indian invitation cards, then you must follow these strategies as it may help you in selecting right invitation card for your wedding. Remember one thing your marriage is not a trivial event, it is a grand event for you and your family so choose an antique card to invite your guests. If you want to familiarize your would be life partner with your guest, then you can print a photograph of your engagement party.

123 of Indian wedding cards online purchasing

Earlier selecting a wedding card was not that much fun as it is now days. People need to visit 3-4 shop in the city and have to ask them to show the cards of your budget. Then there are cases when you like the card but it’s too expensive or it is out of stock. With all the tensions, you have to select the card, that you don’t like much but your worries are not ended here, most important thing is the proofing of the cards. After giving all the care, at the end you finds that there are mistakes in your wedding card. This is what makes you upset.

But today I am taking you to a store where you can get your wedding card at your doorstep in just 3 steps. Not only this, this online card galleria is having a huge assortment of cards that you never feel to visit any other store for more collections.

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Let’s have a tour and see how these three steps will help us in getting our dream wedding card.

  • Samples and cards selection: The first and foremost step is to visit indiancards.com where you can select your wedding cards. Here you will find huge assortments of the invitation on the basis of the religions, price range, color, etc. So, I would suggest you to first select your religion so that you will get appropriate cards for your wedding as per your religion and then you can refine your search by adding price range parameter to it and then at last if you have any specific color requirement you can also add that parameter. If you have confusion in taking decision for the one card, indiancards.com have given you an option of selecting 5 samples in 4$ + free shipping. So, that you can feel the card and take proper decision. The best part of ordering the sample is that you will get this amount adjusted in the later bulk order.
  • Content and proofing: By the time you get the samples at your doorstep, you can share your content part with the card code, you want to opt. Ones you submit your wedding content  with the team of the indiancards.com, you will start receiving the proofs for the same. These proofs are the copy of the wedding card with the content pasted on it so that it will give you clear picture of how your card is going to look like. You can ask the team to do changes required in the content, font, color of the ink, die casted symbols etc. and get done everything ready. This particular step is very crucial one as a single mistake will make a blunder to the wedding card. Ones, you are satisfied with you wedding card and its content you can give the green signal for the printing.
  • Payment and shipping: Only after you give the green signal, indiancards.com share the costing of the card and ask you for the payment. This is what I like most about the website and its team that they do everything to satisfy their customer and ones you are satisfied, they ask you for the payment. This show how responsible and trustworthy the indiacards.com team is. And finally you will get your cards at your doorstep

My experience with, indiancards.com is amazing and trust me it is too easy to go.You can also visit how to order page for more reference.

Craziest Wedding Cake toppers II

Wedding cake is something which I consider to be most important thing along with the food on the wedding day. As cake cutting ceremony is as important as ring ceremony. Nowadays, it is easy to get a cake of your wish, that too in any custom design. Tasty cake is one thing but at the same time its looks are equally important.

Wow! I am back with more cake toppers for you. Hope you liked my previous article about the cake topper. So let’s get crazy with these wedding cake toppers. These days people don’t talk about beautiful cake, they talk about the cake toppers. And for the occasion like wedding you will get n number of cake toppers, these toppers are cute, vintage look but the most interesting among them is those crazy one.

Wedding Cake Topper

Bride in the cake: After looking to this cake, there was a smile, a big smile on my face. Not just because I was feeling pity about the bride but I smiled at the groom. The efforts he is making, kneeling with concern and his never say die attitude about saving his beautiful wife. I just love the theme of the cake.

Bride with the hunter: How crazy mind people have? This cake is really funny and shocking for the groom. I must say with this cake topper, bride is giving warning to the groom that you will be treated like this in future, the moment you say no to me. I must say, that all the guests at the wedding will laugh.

Groom helping Bride cake: This cake topper is really lovely where groom is sitting at the top of the cake and is helping his bride out. Though this is something really very opposite to the trend, where bride dragging her groom. But this one make me melted a bit.

Baseball bride and Groom: This kind of cake topper works with the couple who are sport loving. That the bride and the groom both are so fascinated about the game that if they get chance on their wedding day will start playing the game without being bothered about the attire.

High five Bride and groom cake topper: Oh finally we did it. This is what bride and groom saying to each other on their wedding day. This type of cake topper is tons of fun for the guest and for the bride and groom, it shows their excitement.

 Hey what if bride started conveying their message through cake topper. What all cake toppers will you find; if this turns true?  Please share your ideas.

North Indian Wedding cards by Indian Cards

India is the country which is known for its vast culture and rituals. I don’t think there is any religion that you will not found in India. You just name the culture, you will find here. I am amazed to see that in India itself, there are more than 1600 languages spoken.

So in the country with such a vast culture and rituals, you will find different nuptial in every single wedding. And if we talk about the wedding invitations or marriage cards, how can you distinguish it with the culture. Today, I have come up with the North Indian style wedding cards for your wedding.

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Red embossed invitations: Red and brown combination of this cards makes it one of the elegant cards fitting everyone style. The red color flap with the golden color damask pattern make is unique in itself. This is not it, the golden color design on the main card as the boundary of the flap is enhancing its beauty. Though the envelope is decent but goes best with the invitations.

Dancing Radha Krishna invites: For north Indian wedding, this Radha Krishna card is perfect match for your wedding. They are known for their love for each other and wedding itself is the symbol of love and dignity. So according to me this wedding invitation will not only show the bond of your love but also make other realize the same.

Rose and lord Ganesha:  This wedding invite is glorious. The color combination and the unique printing style make me fond of this invite. The rustic look, with flowers and lord Ganesh makes it wholesome and gratifying. Even the inserts in a photo frame printing with same rustic look are divine. What all you need from a wedding card?

Red Lotus: Laser cut lotus with the fabric touch, is the center of attraction of the wedding card. And the damask print of the same is making it distinguish. Along with this the golden border is completing the story of the card. This card is perfect for your royal themed wedding.

Color palette: This is actually color palette, which is having various design in itself like block printing and each block is telling the different story. Some blocks have traditional pattern, some have the damask pattern and the center one is having the symbol of lord Ganesh. And in contrast of the main card, envelop is totally different. This one is perfect for your informal wedding style.

These cards are perfect for your exclusive north Indian wedding style. Each card has its own story. What story is your invitation card is telling to your guests. Do share with us.

Innovative DIY Save the Date Cards

Save the date cards are one, which your near and dear ones receive about 2-3 months before your wedding, so for me it should be prolific or creative so that your guest will remain it for a long time. And that’s the reason I have come up with these save the date cards. These save the date cards are innovative and DIY also. So let’s start with the ingenious ideas for your celebrations.

1.Balloon Save the date: For save the date you can have Balloon invitations and your guest will get all information about save the date after inflating it. This idea is DIY and you can easily do it, sitting at your home or you can get it printed also.

balloon wedding invitation

2.Helium Balloon invitation: For guests staying local you can use this type of save the date as helium filled balloon life is small. You can put helium filled balloon into a box. When your guest opens the box, balloon will just start moving up in the air and the paper tie to it will give invitation information.

Helium balloon save the date card

3. 3D Save the Date card: This is going to be fun for your guests when they receive such 3D cards. These cards will only reveal the save the date secret when seen through red light.

3d save the date cards

4.Scratch off save the date cards: What if, your save the card is like a scratch card. It will remind you about your childhood, when you love to collect scratch cards tattoo or gift.

scratch off save the date card

So this is all about my ideas on save the date cards. Even you can use these with your theme based wedding invitations. What all other ideas you can suggest?

DIY Seating Charts

Preparing a seating chart for your guests is really a brain storming task. And if you need to do it yourself, it is really going to be tough one. As if you are responsible, you want it to be unique and at the same time it should be elegant. For those who believe in doing things by themselves, I have a list options for you.

Once you decide your cup of tea in respect to seating chart design, it become easier for you to decide the comfort-ability of your guests. And giving it a personal touch is really a nice idea.  These options will help you in deciding and preparing your wedding seating chart. Always try to follow your wedding theme with seating chart but if there is no theme for your wedding, you can have number of options with you. Few of DIY seating charts are here.

DIY Photo Seating Charts

Personalized photos of your guest, in a small size photo frames tied with a ribbon on the board and that too encircled with a table card is an aristocratic one. This kind of chart is not only convenient for the guest to find out their way but this make them feel glad.

Seating Charts

Decent and splendid way of representing seating charts is with the ribbons. This one is perfect with any color theme as you can paint the circles with your theme and even can put the matching ribbons. These types of charts are favorable for both formal and informal parties.

heart shape seating chart

This one is perfect for the heart theme wedding. For those who love simplicity, this one is perfect suiting your style to direct your guests to their tables.

DIY seating chart

If you love Legends, this one is classical way of representing the seating arrangement. What I like most about this is the assortment for the guests by work place, dad’s friends, bride side, groom side, mom side and so on. According to these classifications, it becomes easier in arranging your seating chart.

DIY is what your style statement says. It’s always preferable to personalized guests sitting arrangement. Do share your sitting charts with us.

RSVP Cards Etiquette

In wedding party organization, what is really important is to know the actual head counts before party. As this will help you a lot in various ways, like you can give your caterer the exact number of people who are going to attend the party, you can make proper sitting arrangement for the guest and many more. So it is always advisable to have a proper head counts in hand and for this making a phone call and asking them about the number of people who are going to attend the party is seems to be really offensive and insulting one. That’s the reason why RSVP cards come into existence. This way of inquiry about the number of guest, is still improper but is far better way of doing it.

 Wedding RSVP card

There are various format of presenting the RSVP cards. Bu traditional way of doing the RSVP cards, the most common one is sending the RSVP card with envelope and the envelope must be pre-address and must have the postage stamp on it.

Post card RSVP cards

If this way of sending RSVP card is not as per your budget allows you, then you can opt for the post card style RSVP cards. This will reduce your extra cost of the envelopes. Don’t ever under estimate yourself with this issue as I have seen lots more response card in postcard format than in reply card + envelope for the wedding invitations. This way of sending RSVP cards is really an eco-friendly one. Post card style response card is slightly in-formal as comparison to the reply card + envelopes but this one is totally fine with even formal black tie event.  Still if you want to do something with your RSVP card to change its look, you can keep it custom with the matching postage stamp. This will really make a visual impact on your card thus create a big difference.

If we have to talk about the modern way of sending RSVP, then the best one is sending it online through mail and allowing your guest to reply online on your wedding website. This will help you to provide your guest with additional information about your wedding. This is the most effective way of sending response card to the guest in term of cost and will definitely an eco-friendly one. As you neither required a RSVP card nor the envelope. With the online information, it really becomes convenient for you to gather the information about the head count for the wedding event.

There are some basic things which I must think that you should do while planning the RSVP cards. Firstly always try to send your wedding invitation at least 3-4 weeks prior the wedding so that it gives your guest enough time to reply. And along with this, always keep a space for stragglers. Secondly before mentioning any date in the RSVP cards, do consult with your caterer, to see when he require the actual head counts and thus accordingly set your response date. Finally if you don’t receive Reply cards from some of your guest, make them a call and ask them to reply back on phone or through mail, so that you will have exact head counts.

This is all about the RSVP cards from my side, please suggest more etiquette on this if left unturned from my side.