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Old 04-02-2008, 04:15 AM   #1  
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Morning all.
I've been asked to make wedding cards for 2 ladies from India who recently had arranged marriages ... HELP!!
The only thing I know about them is that they wed their new husbands in India - don't know what religion they were etc!
I am at a bit of a loss.
Have you anything in your gallery to inspire me?
Or do you think if I get really stuck ordinary wedding cards would be OK?
TIA
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:25 AM   #2  
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This sounds like a job for Shivani.....she's in India! Maybe you could PM her in case she hasn't checked in here.
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I like to watch wedding show on tv, and of the Indian ceremonies I remember;
lots of bold color: orange fuschia, etc.
elaborate patterns (mehndi, embroidered gowns) and paisley is a common motif
big emphasis on family and families coming together
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I thought you were talking about Indians Native Americans I was gonna say that should be a a bit easy, but now reading I think that would be hard in my opinion but I think what Pearlie said it more accurate. I am sorry I am of no help. Good Luck.
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I would just go with some kind of flourished background- swirls or some kind of pattern. There is no reason the card has to be that different from a regular wedding card. I would imagine a sentiment like "congratulations" or "happily ever after" would be fine.

I have a friend who's Indian and had an arranged marriage last fall and that's what I did.
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You might find some inspiration from websites showing Indian dresses.
Try this one http://www.exoticindiaart.com/textiles/Saris/bridal/
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I'm married to an Indian man and receive many wedding cards and other cards from family in India. The thing that stands out as a common thread in most cards is that the cards tend to be very pretty (i.e fancy) with lots of gold or silver embossing or glitter. I've seen very old-fashioned cards and very modern cards, but most tend to be like our cards in color choices etc. Often the cards will have religious symbols such as stylized versions of idols, etc. which would probably be impossible to find here. I would ask the ladies what they are interested in. Are you making the invitiations or cards for the brides? What a nice friend you are to put so much thought into your card design! Good luck!
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I'm married to an Indian man and receive many wedding cards and other cards from family in India. The thing that stands out as a common thread in most cards is that the cards tend to be very pretty (i.e fancy) with lots of gold or silver embossing or glitter. I've seen very old-fashioned cards and very modern cards, but most tend to be like our cards in color choices etc. Often the cards will have religious symbols such as stylized versions of idols, etc. which would probably be impossible to find here. I would ask the ladies what they are interested in. Are you making the invitiations or cards for the brides? What a nice friend you are to put so much thought into your card design! Good luck!
We have quite a few Indian stamps. Select in "browse by Theme" "32 India"
143 rubber stamps will display.

Yes lots of gold is often used.

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You might find some inspiration from websites showing Indian dresses.
Try this one http://www.exoticindiaart.com/textiles/Saris/bridal/
Brilliant idea!! I was going to do the same thing til I saw someone had already posted a link!!

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I knew you'd be able to give me loads of inspiration!
If my boss doesn't come in this morning I'll have a look at these sites! (well its better than working isn't it!!)
I have a cb embossing folder that is quite fancy so I'll probably use that in the card somewhere, and I'll have a look at Catherine's stamps, though probably won't have enough time to wait for an order to come.
Thanks!
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Yeah ... wedding cards finished!

Forums at Splitcoaststampers one I made I felt the stamp wasnt really the most suitable
Forums at Splitcoaststampersone I liked the embossing, but didn't like the ribbon I used
Forums at Splitcoaststampers one I like the best!...lots of red and gold

Thanks for all your help
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The third one is perfect! I was going to suggest red and gold as a colour scheme.
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Those look just right to me! Good Job....and done!!!
They will love them, I'm sure.
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