What's your Wedding Invitation Style?

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How to Select an Invitation Design that Matches You

The most important first step when thinking about your Indian wedding card designs is to remember to give yourself plenty of time. Start looking at least 6-8 months beforehand so you do not feel rushed into selecting a pattern or style that does not adequately represent your wedding. Your invitation card will be your guests’ first impression of your event, and nothing sets the tone like a well designed and thought out invitation set.

Now that you have started the search for the perfect Indian wedding card to distinguish your ceremony, it is important to figure out exactly what type of wedding you are going to have. Is your wedding going to be formal, traditional, an ethnic fusion or simply festive and fun?

Whatever creative style your wedding is going to observe, your invitation cards should match. If you are planning on having traditional Mehndi or unique color combinations in your decorations, it is very common to integrate these styles into your invitations. Anything from formal to fun, combination east-west themes and multi-colored accessories can be mixed into your invitation design. Representing the theme of your wedding through your invitation cards is an important part of any bride’s invitation design

The next question to ask yourself is what wedding events are you going to include in your ceremony. If you are planning on having any traditional pre-wedding ceremonies that want your guests to be a part of, it is important to give your them this information along with the dates and times in your wedding card set. Oftentimes this may require ordering a couple different invitation pieces beyond just the invitation and RSVP card, but it is the easiest and a generally acceptable way to inform your guests of these additional events.
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Now that you have the basics out of the way, it is time to move on to the fun stuff – patterns and invitation styles. When it comes to Indian wedding cards, there are limitless possibilities. Again, what you should choose and what works best for your ceremony really depends on what you want. Think about the decorations at your wedding, your cultural background and religious heritage. Is your wedding going to be a simple celebration of love or an extravagant ceremony with luxurious ornamentation?Whatever type of wedding you are planning on having, this mood should be reflected in your wedding invitation set. There are countless patterns and invitation styles available and the only real way to decide on what is right for you is to look at the several different options. Some brides like to incorporate traditional mandala style patterns that reflect their religious beliefs.
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While other brides may like to have their wedding invitation designs match the patterns on their Sari or wedding gown. This makes for a beautiful wedding card motif as well as a pleasant surprise when your guests realize that the invitations match your wedding outfit.
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Once you have decided on your style of invitation card you can then proceed to the color wheel. While many brides pick the customary black ink on white paper, your invitation provides you with a chance to decide what you like and what you want. Try mixing and matching different colors of paper, ink and even foil stamping until you find the right combination that fits your celebration and makes you happy.
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Invitations by Ajalon
Once you have the right colors, designs, style and invitation set pieces, all that is left is to address, stamp and send your beautiful and unique invitations to your guests.
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Invitations by Ajalon is a letterpress invitation subsidiary of Ajalon Printing and Design and has been operating in northern California’s beautiful Sonoma County wine country for over 50 years. They are featured on numerous online publications, have a firm commitment to cultural and religious wedding practices and recently exhibited their work at several invitation showcases across the country. For additional information relating to photo wedding invitation designs or Invitations by Ajalon, please call 707-528-0288 or visit www.invitationsbyajalon.com.

When it comes to Indian wedding cards, there are limitless possibilities. Think about the decorations at your wedding, your cultural background and religious heritage. Is your wedding going to be a simple celebration of love or an extravagant ceremony with luxurious ornamentation?

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