Weddings are a big part of the Islamic culture and are usually marked as a neighbourhood celebration, full of well wishes, beautiful clothing and rich cultural traditions. For such an occasion, you would want to have a wedding invitation that not only reflects your culture, but one that is in line with the Islamic tradition as well.
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Things you need
- Card design software
- Speciality paper
Pick out a design agreeable to Islamic traditions. No designs denoting alcohol, champagne glasses, smoking or anything prohibited in Islam (i.e., haram) should be chosen. This design will be on the front of your card. You can find many designs online free of charge, and some that are even royalty free.
Go on a program such as Photoshop, Picasa, or Jasc paint, to adjust the picture's colour, size or look. Once you have finished editing the photo to your liking, save it to a location that you will remember.
Open a card-making program and choose the way you would like your card to be folded.
Insert the picture into the panel that denotes the front of the card.
Choose an Islamic phrase to place on or within the card. This can be a verse or small chapter from the Koran or a hadith (saying of the prophet Muhammad). These statements can be printed in Arabic, English or a language of your preference.
Print the names of the bride and groom on the card in a fancy font. If the names are of Islamic origin, they can be printed in Arabic as well.
Choose the type of paper you want the invitations to be printed on. Keep in mind that if you are printing them at home, you will have limited choices for your paper type depending on your printer. However, if you choose to use speciality paper, you can save the file on a disc, memory stick or SD card and have it printed at a speciality printer store.
Decorate your finished invitations with material such as lace or punch two holes in the top centre of the card's front and thread ribbons through it to tie a bow.
Fill the invitation envelopes with confetti. The confetti can be circular, stars or shaped like Arabic letters.
Tips and warnings
- In keeping with the Islamic tradition, refrain from using photographs or pictures of living creatures.
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