6:41 AM 3/9/2023
Wedding cards, wedding invitation cards and Home Coming (Reception) invitation cards used to take important place in the wedding related activities by both the Bride and the Groom families. In Sri Lanka there are Sri Lanka produced wedding cards and India produced cards are available. Meanwhile all over the world Indian made wedding cards are very popular with the Tamil community. According to Tamil wedding rituals, inviting relatives, friends and neighbors for the marriage ceremony and for the dinner or lunch party that will follow after the wedding ceremony, are marked as an important event. To invite guests for the wedding, specially made wedding cards are used by the bride and by the groom's family. These wedding cards are available in different colors, shape and designs with matching envelops. They will contain the details of the Bride, Bride Groom, Each of their family details and it will contain the details as when and where the wedding ceremonies and the details of reception Hall and its location. Sri Lanka Tamil people used to get wedding cards that are made in India. Meanwhile some card printers in Sri Lanka used to get latest card designs from India and print them here at affordable price. You too can select the latest Indian designs from the online websites and can provide the details of them to the wedding card maker.
Specially made wedding invitation cards are available for sale in Wedding Card Creator shops and online wedding cards providing websites. In Jaffna, Trincomalee, Colombo and Batticaloa some printers used to make beautiful cards according to the customers suggestions with available material and art works. Wedding cards can be simply printed in the local printing workshops or through screen printers. These cards are normally printed in Tamil and English languages on the same invitation or in Sinhala and English. The order should be made 6 - 4 weeks prior to the marriage ceremony. According to Hindu religion, four corners of the greeting card covers are pasted with Turmeric powder paste which is believed as "mangalam", or prosperous before giving them to guests.
On a selected auspicious day and time, both the bride and grooms family members, normally a married couple from each side will go to their relative's homes to invite them for the marriage. If a man or woman didn't accompany, it's trouble, the invited family will send only man or woman to the wedding ceremony, as they will say man/woman only came to invite so man/woman didn't came to the ceremony.
In Jaffna Town local printers are making superior looking Wedding Invitation Cards through the India production Technology. So before you go for Indian cards, cheak the Jaffna Cards designs and prices. Currently in Sri Lanka making wedding cards cost had increased due to short supply of printing material and ink. So take care not to go for expensive caeds to save money on your event.
Wedding card makers will show you some display cards at cheap price to attract you in their nets. Once you had paid advance then their voice tone will change. First they will say the cover you had selected is thin. So they will advise you to get a thicker one. Then they will say the printing cost is extra. Putting a colored thread is too counted at extra cost. At the end you will pay around Rs 150/- per card that was originally shown to you for Rs 75/-. Also they will ask for overseas shipment service of the cards in lot through courier service. It is better to call the courier service people to your home and send the wedding invitation cards through them as it will be cheaper than the printers cost. Some people directly visit to India and used to select and order for printing and shipping to their home countries.
These cards are coming in many designs and are made in paper, clothe, plastic paper, wood and so on. Different cover designs too available to select along with the fonts you choose to select for printing. Printings too take place in the press in many formats like single, double, triple, four colors or by silk screen printing method. Most people used to select Indian invitation designs. When giving order for Invitation cards don't forget to give order for the gift bags, cake box or cake packs along with it. That too should match the invitation cards and the gift bags.
Bride and Groom's families should decide how many cards that they will need for to invite their friends and relatives. With the total amount plus 10% more cards is good idea when giving printing order. When you are going through each of the card through, you will find small damages in some of them. In Jaffna a new trend is taking place as another invitation card is served to the relatives and friends for to attend the home coming event.
To send invitations for your guests living in overseas, send them 4 - 6 weeks prior to the wedding. Also call them and tell about the sent out invitation and its details. Advance noticing will make your relatives to make arrangements to visit your function in time. You must know that booking an air ticket in the last days is expensive one. Also if you send the invitation in an open envelope, the stamp cost will be less.
In Colombo Wellawatte and Pettah are the places where you can find lot of wedding cards that are available for you to select from. Thousands of layout, design and text styles are too available for you to select from. It is important to check the duration for them to get complete the order and give you the finished cards in hand. Also you can design your own wedding invitation cards with the assistance of the designer in the printing press.