You never stand a second chance to make a great first impression
Remember how excited you were when you last opened a wedding invite at your home?
Wedding invitation possesses the magical powers to literally make or break the expectation one keeps from the wedding day. Hence, the excitement one shows to have a glimpse of a wedding card is palpable.
Wedding invitations have acquired a significant place in Hindu weddings since ages. From scroll wedding invitation to digital invites, though the formats may have altered but the very essence of sending an invitation to the near and dear ones has remained sacred and pristine since time immemorial.
Furthermore, in Hindus, the weddings are considered to be a sacred amalgamation of two souls. Therefore, wedding cards are considered even more auspicious because they are offered to Gods in heaven at the first place so as to invite them at the holy commemoration. The first printed card is kept separate for the gods and goddesses, the further distribution to acquaintances takes place only after the God’s card has been offered to the almighty. Now, mentioned below are a few Hindu Wedding Invitation designs that lit up the entire space of printed sheets with zeal and prosperity.
Lord Ganesha is considered to be an epitome of knowledge, prosperity and wisdom. According to Hindu beliefs and mythology, Lord Ganesha is worshipped first before any other god. This is considered to bring great fortunes and remove all hurdles and obstructions that might occur in an event as holy and congenial as a Hindu wedding. Hence, Hindu wedding cards with Ganesha designs are quite popular and in demand throughout.
Wherever there’s a mention of true love, Lord Krishna is and will always be remembered. The invincible love story of Radha Krishna has been preserved and has to remain sacred since time. Hindu weddings celebrate a unison of two pure souls hence, the depiction of this divine love affair makes a perfect choice for Hindu wedding invitations.
Peacock is a symbol of love and romance. The vibrant colours of a peacock signify joys and prosperity. India’s tradition has witnessed countless paintings and art forms based around the splendid beauty of this magnificent bird. Furthermore, the dancing of a peacock is a breath-taking experience and is considered felicitous by many Hindu families.
Om is often referred to be the greatest mantra of Hinduism. The 3 letters of the supreme word (a-u-m) brings out the amalgamation of three biggest divine powers- Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. It also represents- earth, atmosphere and heaven. Therefore, the wedding cards are often embellished with designs of OM in the beginning.
Love stories are written in heaven but you can definitely engrave heavenly wordings at your dream wedding card. Designs do matter but at the same time, wordings for a wedding card is what an icing to a cake is!
Adorn your wedding card with not only gorgeous designs but also with tantalizing words to create a great impression.
Top 5 tips to keep in mind while scripting the wedding wordings.
1. The host line is usually addressed by the parents/ grandparent in Hindu wedding invitations.
Smt. GRANDMOTHER & Sh. GRANDFATHER
Take the pleasure of inviting you to shower your blessings on our GRANDSON… on the auspicious occasion of the wedding on…….
2. It is advisable to spell out the names, dates and venue. Only abbreviations to be used are Mr. and Mrs.
When the stars will shine bright, when the flowers and earth will sprinkle their fragrance
We would like to have the honour of your blissful presence
Please join us for the wedding reception of BRIDE & GROOM on the Eight of March, 2018 at Lions Paradise, Bangalore.
3. Don’t forget to mention the timing and dates of different Hindu traditions and rituals such as Mehandi, Sagai, Haldi, Bhaat, etc. The host line can be from bride/groom’s siblings with their involvement and mention such as-
Aman and Asha invite you to share the dance floor with them at the
To celebrate the forthcoming wedding of their beloved brother
4. Try adding religious verses and phrases from the Vedas to give an absolute Hindu look and feel. These religious verses have been carrying a great significance in Hinduism and are sure to be respected. Mentioned below are few common phrases for a flawless Hindu wedding invitation-
“Mangalam Bhagwan Vishnu Mangalam Garuda Dhwaja,
Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ, Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ ||
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi, Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt||
5. Check and recheck before you send it for final printing. Get the invite proofread from a fellow acquaintance or friend who you think can be the best help for this cause. Check for details such as RSVP, Spelling errors, date, timings, names, etc.
We hope the guidelines will help you in designing a perfect Hindu wedding invitation that will be a proper blend of exquisite designs and eye-catchy wedding wordings. All the very best!