Your wedding is a special day in your life. But how to make your guests feel the same for you? When we think of Indian weddings, what comes to our mind is the big fat Indian wedding.It’s the Indian wedding cards that are the first and foremost thing that your guests would notice. They would get an idea about how your wedding is going to be like. But mistakes definitely happen and one single mistake can totally change your invitation card into a disaster that would lie in the corner of your guests’ house without grabbing much attention and enthusiasm of their interest.
So find out the 10 mistakes that you should avoid in your wedding invitation card:
- Overdoing the envelope or box
Even if you want your wedding envelope or the box to be an outstanding creation, do not overdo it in terms of decoration and colour combination. Make sure it doesn’t outshine the main element, your wedding card.
- Not including the correct arrival time
This is the vital mistake that is often made in a wedding invitation. While mentioning the time, always mention the exact time when you will be ready to walk the aisle or the main ceremony and rituals will begin. You would certainly not want to make your guests wait for long.
- Not selecting quality material especially in scroll wedding invitations
A scroll wedding invitation card is a symbol of royal weddings that is either made up of velvet or silk fabric, shimmery, handmade or vellum paper. Compromising on the quality of the material used can make the card look cheap instead of exquisite and royal.
- Mistake of not printing extra cards
No matter how much you are sure about your guest list; there might be chances of a situation arising where you would need to invite a forgotten guest. So, always keep 20-30 extra printed cards handy.
- Not mentioning anything about gifts
While designing your card avoid including any comment about gifts in anyway. If you include any word such as ‘No gifts’ or ‘Avoid bringing gifts’, this instead of doing any good will imply an obligation on the guests to come with a gift.
- Not printing cards in advance
We often make the mistake of printing the Indian wedding invitations card at the last hour. Doing so becomes risky as there might be a slight chance of mistakes that need to be checked and rectified. So, send your cards for printing at least 2-3 months prior wedding.
- Making it lengthy
Whether it is Hindu wedding cards or Muslim wedding cards, incorporating every detail of the wedding in the invitation by clustering it with too many words is a big no-no. Making it lengthy and out of sync can be a boring for the guests to read each and everything.
- Not going for handwritten address tags for personal touch
The number of guests is endless and so are their addresses. So, by printing tags out you can certainly avoid both human error and also help your save up time. But a printed tag will lack the personal touch that you can give to your card by hand-addressing your guests. If you are too held up, you can hire a calligrapher as well.
- Allowing guests too much time to reply
Not setting up a time limit to allow the guests to RSVP can cause trouble. So to make sure your guests don’t get lost or forget about the event to respond, set up a deadline.
- Not considering the weight of the card
Indian wedding cards come in all shapes and sizes and range from heavy to light weight. But, it is very important to consider the weight and dimensions of the cards before purchasing them so as to avoid the unwanted costs in posting or any inconvenience that might occur while distributing the cards.
Avoiding the above mistakes will not only smoothen the entire process but will also create a long lasting impression about your wedding card on your guest’s minds…