Planning a wedding is probably one of the biggest events you will have to organize in your entire life. You will need to make everything perfect because events like these happen only once in a lifetime for most people, and you also need to make it as memorable as possible. There are a lot of details that need to be considered when planning a wedding, such as flower arrangements, table decorations, and souvenirs. And with these details in mind, one of the most important details easily get neglected, which is the wedding cards.
The wedding cards serve as the very first impression the invited guests will have about the wedding. We all know that first impressions last, so ensuring the appropriate attention has been distributed to your wedding cards will do so much in setting the stage for your guests to enjoy.
With wedding cards, the invited guests should gain the information needed about how formal the wedding will be, or where it will be held, and what time it will start. Indeed, wedding cards are a vital piece of the wedding planning process which is often forgotten, and finding the best ones should be a top priority.
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What Is a Wedding?
A wedding is defined as a ceremony where two individuals are joined in marriage. Wedding customs and traditions differ enormously between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, nations, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies include an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of gifts, and a proclamation of marriage by an authorized person.
Generally, a special garment is worn which is exclusively used for wedding ceremonies only, and the service is usually followed by a wedding reception afterwards. Music, poetry, prayers, or readings from religious writings or literature are also commonly included into the ceremony.
Most religions take marriage as a lifelong union between two different individuals with corresponding rituals and ceremonies. A few religions allow polygamous unions or same-sex marriages.
Many Christian religions emphasize the bringing up of children as a need in a marriage. In Judaism, marriage is important to the point that staying unmarried is esteemed unnatural. Islam also suggests marriage exceptionally; among other things, it helps in the quest for spiritual perfection.
The Bahá’í Faith considers marriage to be an establishment of the structure of society, and thinks of it as both a physical and spiritual union that perseveres into the afterlife. Hinduism considers marriage to be a sacred obligation that involves both religious and social commitments.
By contrast, Buddhism does not entirely persuade or prevent people from getting married, in spite of the fact that it teaches how one may carry on with a happily wedded life and emphasized that marital vows are not to be neglected.
Diverse religions have distinctive beliefs with regards to the separation of marriage. For instance, the Roman Catholic Church trusts that marriage is a sacred ceremony and a valid marriage between two baptized individuals can’t be broken by any means other than death.
This implies common divorced individuals are not permitted to remarry in a Catholic marriage while their partner is still alive. In the case of nullity, religions and the state frequently apply different standards. A couple, for instance, may start the process to have their marriage annulled by the Catholic Church only after they are no longer married according to the civil authority.
What Is a Wedding Card?
A wedding card, also referred to as a wedding invitation, is a letter formally inviting a recipient and requesting them to attend a wedding. It is usually written in a formal manner, and is mailed weeks up to months prior to the scheduled wedding date.
A wedding card usually contains information on who is getting married, when and where the marriage will take place, the theme or motif of the event, and all the other essential pieces of information that the recipient needs to know to get them where they need to be, at the right time to be able to witness the memorable event they were invited to attend.
Just like any other invitation letters, it is the obligation of the host to issue these to their potential guests, either by sending them personally, or by having them mailed in a traditional manner.
A wedding card is very important because it becomes the very first clue for the guests as to what kind of wedding it will be. The card should also be consistent with the theme of the entire wedding ceremony up to the wedding reception. Whether the wedding card is simple or a very creative, it should generally be in line with how the couple want their day to be perceived. It is a reflection of their personalities, their style, and will set the tone for what is yet to come.
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Different Wedding Customs from around the World
- In the Philippines, it is a practice in Filipino wedding receptions that the bride and groom release two doves into the air. The releasing of doves represent a long, peaceful, and harmonious life together as a married couple.
- In Italy, the Italian wedding makes use of confetti which is different from those scraps of paper being tossed that we all know about. Their confetti refers to sugary treats, especially sugared almonds, that wedding guests receive at the wedding reception. These confetti are then tossed at the newly wedded couple. In modern Italian weddings, the confetti has been replaced by small scraps of paper which are called “coriandoli.“
- In Japan, they have a custom called “san-san-kudo” wherein the bride and the groom take three sips each from three flat sake cups, after which their parents do the same. This Japanese tradition is said to bond together the families of the wedded couple.
- In Germany, newlyweds should right away put their bond to the test by cooperating in sawing a log in half in the presence of all the wedding guests. The demonstration is intended to exhibit the bride and groom’s capacity to work together and confront challenges that they may possibly encounter throughout their marriage.
- In Norway, they have their own particular version of the towering layered wedding cake, in the form of a “kransekake,” a tower of frosted almond cake rings. It’s normal to build the tower over a wine bottle so a pleasant treat shows up as visitors break bits off the dessert.
- In Korea, as indicated by Korean tradition, grooms give their new mothers-in-law wild geese or ducks. The monogamous animals represent the groom’s unadulterated intentions and loyalty to his bride. In today’s modern generation, brides and grooms trade wooden geese and ducks on their wedding day as an indication of their commitment.
- In Scotland, they have a tradition in which the bride, or groom, or both are taken out on the day preceding their wedding, showered with liquor, and covered in molasses, ash, feathers, and flour by their loved ones. The celebratory mess was initially done to avoid evil spirits and bring good fortune to the couple.
- In Pakistan, it is in their custom for the groom to wear a ring of flowers around his neck. Sometimes, the bride participates as well.
- In France, French weddings regularly serve a “croquembouche,” which is a genuinely delightfully tower of cream-filled pastry puffed that can be dipped in sweet sauces, as the wedding cake. For the wedding reception, a less pleasing custom called “La Soupe,” is practiced in leftovers are gathered into a toilet from which the bride and groom must consume for good fortune.
- In India, they have a customary game in which the bride’s sisters play a gag on the groom by taking his shoes once he enters the wedding tent. The groom must then bribe the sisters to give back his shoes before he exits.
- In Kenya, as the newly wedded bride and groom leave the town, the father of the bride spits on the girl’s head and torso so as not to curse their good fortune.
- In Poland, a Polish custom welcomes visitors to purchase dances with the bride at the wedding reception. Her maid-of-honor gathers the money and the proceeds go toward the couple’s honeymoon.
- In Guatemala, in their wedding reception, the mother of the groom breaks a white bell to welcome the newlyweds to the event. The bell, loaded with flour, rice, and grains, is intended to bring fortunes and prosperity.
- In Australia, they have a unity bowl which is the main feature in their wedding ceremonies. Visitors are given stones and are requested to hold them during the ceremony. Toward the end, the visitors put the stones in a decorative bowl that the couple will keep and display to remind them of the support from loved ones.
- In China, the customary Chinese wedding features a parade, with the bride escorted to the ceremony in a red bridal vehicle. Red is an powerful color in Chinese weddings, symbolizing strength, good fortune, and affection. According to their tradition, the bride wears a red veil to cover her face, and her mother or assistant holds a red umbrella over the bride’s head to promote fertility and have her own family.
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How to Make Wedding Cards
- Download the wedding card templates that suits your demands. Some templates may be downloaded for free, while some may require payment.
- Buy precut card stock from book stores or any shops that sell paper or printing materials.
- Make sure to buy more card stocks than your intended number of copies so you’ll have extra blank ones if your printer becomes uncooperative at times.
- Also buy envelopes in a color that compliments the motif of the wedding and the card stock that will be inserted in it.
- Make sure to have extra printer ink ready at hand, because your printer might inevitably run out of it at the most unexpected times.
- Before starting to print your design on the card stock, run a test print first to see if everything is printed according to plan.
- Have your card printed on the card stocks and stick them inside the envelopes.
- Seal the envelopes, write the recipient’s name on each one, and have the cards delivered to the respective recipients.
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How to Use Our Card Templates
- Simply search for the card template that you wish to use (use the magnifying glass icon on the top-left corner for easier and faster searching).
- Once you have found the templates that you like, download it by clicking on the green Download button below the sample and save it on your computer.
- Open the template file on a photo editing software and make your modifications and personal touches.
- Once you’re done editing, save the finished product back to your computer and start printing your wedding cards.
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