Indian weddings are synonymous to traditions, emotions, dreams and desires. In this whole journey, one of the most important ingredients is the ‘wedding card’. Irrespective of era, the wedding cards have been given a strong weight-age and value.
The modern tech savvy world of social and digital media, Indians still holds on to the importance of traditionally done wedding cards. An Indian wedding affair, as we all know or have heard of, is a beautiful journey uniting not only a bride and a groom, but also families and friends. Right from religious activities, traditional values and attires, scrumptious cuisine and colorful musical atmosphere, the ‘wedding’ includes all! At the stage when it’s nearing the D- day, the paramount importance of the card is at display.
A wedding card to a guest is a wedding’s first impression. The color combination, a stroke of design highlighting the occasion and details of bride, groom, venue, date and time, the wedding card holds every important detail together on itself. It is often compared to a movie trailer, which leaves you wondering about what the real movie will be like.
Let’s proceed to the ‘looks’… A wedding card has an artistic design or two, sometimes artwork of Indian God and Goddess or sometimes designs of props used during weddings like table, dholak or shehnaii (musical instruments played during wedding functions). Combined with beautiful and auspicious palette of colors and creative fonts putting together vital information completes the picture. Depending on budget, a wedding card can even be done on satin and can include laser cut artworks, unique motifs and a small piece of jewelry as a decorative.
An Indian wedding event starting from two days can go up to a week of celebration, hence detailing of events through wedding cards becomes extremely important. Supporting this is a route map to the venue, which is usually placed at the back of card. This along with some assortment of sweets makes the look of the card complete.