Photobucket had recently changed their policy and now all the images from my 650+ blog posts are disabled. I am slowly editing them by moving my images to my own server at AWS, but it will take time. In case there is a particular old post you want to see the images of, kindly drop me a mail at mizohican@gmail.com and I'll keep that at a high priority. Thank you.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chp 266. Wedding Planner: Invitations!

p



Took this snap last night around 11pm. Aizawl covered in mist takes my breath away even at night. The hazy steps that you see above leads to my house from my best friend’s place. I was hanging out with our gang till 11’ish discussing about the wedding, planning the bachelor party and finalizing my “special invitation” card.

Yesterday we managed to send out all the wedding invitations. Here’s the Mizo “method” of sending out wedding invitations:

  1. Bunch the wedding cards together according to similar area/locality.
  2. Go over to a relative’s place and ask him/her to distribute the cards meant for people in his/her locality.
  3. If there are no relatives at a particular locality, then we call upon our closest friend living in that area.
  4. There is always somebody you know extremely well at every locality, after all, this is Mizoram we’re talking about


Likewise, when a cousin from another locality gets married, it is our duty to personally distribute their wedding cards that are for people in our locality.

More than 50% of the invitees are from my locality. The other day I was just sitting and listening to my aunts and uncles building up the list, and I am still amazed at the number of people they know. They seem to know more or less each and every single person in my locality!

In Mumbai or any other place, we might happen to know our flat neighbours, but do you know every single person in your apartment? I live in Andheri, and this would be like I know all the residents of Andheri right from the vada-pav walla who sleeps in a small shack by the road to the dude who lives in a penthouse apartment behind, and what they do and who they’re married to! This is something you’ll find only in a close knitted society like ours.

Special Invitation:

This is where the siblings of the future groom or bride come in. We send out “special invitations” to our friends, even if their folks have already received the official wedding invitation from us. This is to show that they (our friends) are more special than the other invitees because they are our friends.

Even during the wedding they will hold important positions in helping and managing the wedding. The special invitees are like a bunch of bouncers at a night club whose role is to see that everything rolls smoothly.

Being the “do things differently” person that I am, I designed this simple invitation instead of the usual formal invitation that most people make, like “You are cordially invited to attend my sister’s wedding on blah blah blah”. Having learnt a few PS tricks @ webchutney, I came up with this simple design and this is what I’ll be distributing to all my friends. It’s in greyscale as I’ll be printing it on a white paper.

Here is one such copy to you, my dear blog reader. You are invited to attend my sister’s wedding! Hugz.



The content is in Mizo, and it basically translates into, “I’m really expecting your presence at the wedding.”

I’ll catch you all later as there are like a gazillion other things I still gotta do today. Cheers.

26 comments:

Blind Dayze said...

photo>Bark at the Moon....

He heee best wedding invitation card ever :-) ...

Kartikey said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
A_es said...

Congrats 2 your sister! Better 2 attend with a big polythene :)

illusionaire said...

Just found out I made a big mistake in my "special invitation". Its not supposed to be only from me, but actually supposed to be from me and my cousins. lolz. Our names are all supposed to appear below, and not just mine. hihihi.

Ps. My Tata Indicom photon crashed today :( It can't find any signal. Right now Im with my cousin Mimi and her dongle works perfectly fine, but not mine. Soooo not fair :-(

@ Blind Dayze: Bark at the moon indeed! Nice! :-) Realized that now only.

@ Kartikey: Thanx on her behalf, and I'll try my best update you all about the wedding. Unfortunately I may not be that regular because as mentioned above, my photon dongle crashed :-( But do watch this space for more and thanx for the visit :-)

@ A_es: Thanx :-) haha, will look for polythene :D

Kanidar said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
kanidar said...

Kan rawn ei pha ve dawn si lova, ka ei ai zawng zawng kha 'Duat' kan intih em em Tete-i i lo ei tir mai dawn nia :D

btw, invit' card is so cooooool :D

Mariuca said...

Ho ho ho!!!! Love the new hairdo Sandman, I too have a pic of me with a similar look he he, hmmmm dunno what happened to that pic!

Mariuca said...

Also, join me for a chance to WIN £100.00 woo hoo! :)

http://www.mymariuca.com/2009/09/who-wants-to-win-10000.html

dr_feelgood said...

Nice invitation card. Are we really invited or is this just a 'sample'?
Now try your hand at designing the 'Man Inhlanna'. This is where the really know it all relatives comes in, complaining that its not right, its not correct Mizo etc etc.But if you have a ready printed one, you can bulldoze yur way as no one else really have the energy to type out a new one.

kanidar said...

dr_feelgood, Man Hlanna chu a standard form a awm ve ngei kha.

illusionaire said...

@ Marzie: Hugzzz. hihihi actually the hairdo is just photoshop. lolz. And Im coming online from an extremely slow line at home (am on vacation) so I dont think I'll be able to open many blogs. But you know I always visit ya when I am back in office right? 3-4 times a day :-) But I'll try anyway.

@ Kanidar: u Tete-i chuan nau puakpuan a la dawn, ka u man ei na ah. :-) Tunah khawiah nge i awm a? Nia man hlanna chu standard form an siam in ka hria...

@ dr_feelgood: hihihi... We've just finished putting all the money inside each individual "man ei" packet. My next post will be about the practice of "man ei" in our Mizo society with an explanation on Pu sum, pa lal, ni ar etc.

chhangte_ll said...

Kuhva hring ka ei ngailo asin mawle..Lolzzz...Khaini chu a pawilo. Thingpui no tlâng ban chap chap khawpa thlum in hnua sil ngailo chu a va tha dawn ve mawle...Hip hip hoorayyyyyyyy......

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Tel ve theih avan chakawm em! :-) Si-pi-sial invitation -ah khian Chass chhe lo deuh deuh a FREEE awm tel se ka lo thlawk ho lawng lawng mai tur ! :-)

Wedding planer tur ka hual e! Ehhh!!:)

mazami said...

Seen a few special invitations...yours do definitely stands out...lolz

Carey said...

Coolest invitation card ever!!

illusionaire said...

@ chhangte_II: hehe khaini i heh hmel, hotupa :D Lucas pawh a khabe a dawh e mai, a pa khaini hmuamna khabe a chhun a ni chiang :D

@ Seki: Nang leh chhas sawi i in hmeh ve lo :D Rawn thlawk tho rawh, i danlai lusun na chhan te pawh an rawn kal ve maithei :P

@ Mazami: Oh thank you dear. Hope I can make this wedding special for me sis too.

@ Carey: Thanx... hehehe...

Eveline said...

Awww... It's very heart-warming, and not at all in a Hallmark way. :)
The invite is so good, I think i'm gonna tear up. Congrats to your sis once again and keep us updated on the wedding details. :)

Anonymous said...

kuhva leh khaini duh lo tan lunch tui deuh a mi? :-)

hei a pawi khawp mai, wonder a nen chuan ghy atangin kan lo haw hman ta lo..am going to Kolkata tomorrow..i guess wonder-a is still busy with his work.

oh, wonder-a is going to introduce me to wonder-i tonight. ka hmu chak toh lutuk!

happy hunting at your sis's wedding!

-bleki

Alejendro said...

Khani a awm dawn chuan ka lo kal hrim hrim ang.... :-D

wonderboy said...

Kan ron ho ni tur tak a nia, khaini leh kuhva hring a awm dawn chuan ron dawk chho nghal pawp chi a nih hi!!

illusionaire said...

@ Eve: My net is down againnnnn :-( Hope you can make it for this wedding... :D

@ Pi Blek: In hmuh chu kan tum ngei ngei dawn nia, if you can make it back to Mizoram before we leave. And yes, Pu Wonder must be so busy being in charge of the serious condition of... scaling. :D Wish I can see Pi Wonder too.

@ Alej: Haha, i heh hmel :D

@ Woder: Kan la in hmu hman a nih chu... hihi ka buai mai theia, mahse in hmuh kan tum ngei ngei dawn nia. Chuan a va pawi e aw, wedding ni a i rawn haw dawn chauh chu. Ka ha ka scaling tir duh a sin. Nangma min scaling sak ngei ka duh a. i thiam vang pawh ni chuang lovin... a free a min scaling sak vang hrim hrim in. hihihi. :D

Alejendro said...

@ Sandman: Ka kawm a trang che khan ka ching ve zo vek a lawm....

Mzvision said...

Vawiin meeting kan nei rei lutuk church service ka nan loh avangin reception ka aim. Mahse ka hman meuh chuan tlai dar 4 a lo ri, a hun lova kal chu a mi(sual) em mai ka tia inthlahrung deuhin ka missed ta. Hope all OK and good.

You had performed the test and you passed ist class wedding planner :-)

Geneza Pharmaceuticals said...

I see you have plenty of relatives!

kennady said...

Nice wedding planner invitation card ....its amazing one ....great job.....

Giri babu said...

Hi every one,
I am very happy to contact to Shaadimeri why because they had provide quality Matrimony, Shaadi, Marriage, Matrimonial, wedding planner services, wedding photographer, videographer, NRI services, wedding cards and invitation are good and superb, and excellent.
wedding cards