Indian wedding invitation wording for your big celebration

From your Haldi to your wedding reception, every event of your Indian wedding deserves special attention and a beautiful wedding invitation suite to bring it all together. Thankfully, Paperless Post has Indian wedding cards for every wedding event. Once you’ve chosen the design, you’ll then decide on the perfect invitation and schedule wording for all the events that go into your big celebration, whether it’s three days long, one afternoon, or somewhere in between. We’ll help you along with Indian wedding wording examples for casual or formal affairs.

Want to put your own modern spin on traditional ceremonies? Choose Flyer invites you can text (so long, messy group chat). You can link to your hotel or accommodation, personalize it with an image of the bride and groom, and send a link via SMS, email, or social media. Be sure to take a look at our premium invitation templates by Anita Dongre, one of India’s most beloved designers. Customize an exclusive design, upload your guests’ emails, and collect RSVPs all in one place. 

What to write in Indian wedding invitations?

Our "Dvaar" wedding suite is a vision in turquoise.Our “Dvaar” wedding suite is a vision in turquoise.

 

Must-haves

— Name of bride and groom and the name of their parents (or whoever is hosting the event)

— Some couples will also mention parents who have passed away with the phrasing “With the blessing of the late….”

— Date & time

— If the event is virtual, list the time in each of the time zones your guests will be streaming from.

— RSVP instructions 

— Paperless Post makes it easy to RSVP, from casual Sangeets to formal wedding receptions

— Theme or dress code (casual, semi-formal, regal, etc)

— Virtual or in-person, encourage guests to dress in their favorite wedding clothes and join you for a unique day of celebration.

— Registry information

— Or note if gifts are not necessary, nor expected.

— Ceremony schedule (especially for traditional events if some guests are not familiar with the components of a traditional wedding ceremony) 

Photo of a bride and groom holding flower petals at their Indian wedding Photo Courtesy of Limelight Photography

Sample Indian wedding ceremony schedule wording 

11:15am — Baraat (procession with groom)

11:45am — Snacks + Refreshments

12:15am — Dwar Pooja (Groom Prayer)

1:00pm — Kanya aagaman (Bride arrival)

1:30pm — Marriage Ceremonies:

— Ganesh Pooja (Pray to Lord Ganesh)

— Jai Mala (Exchange Garlands)

— Hasta Milap (Giving away the bride)

— Agni Sthapan (Lighting of sacred fire)

— Gaath Bandhan (Tying the knot)

— Mangal Pheras (Circling the fire)

2:15pm — Cake Cutting

2:20pm — Luncheon

3:45pm — Vidai (Sending the bride off)

Indian wedding invitation examples

Paperless Post offers many Indian wedding invitations, including our luxurious collection from designer Anita Dongre, with pre-formatted wording, which you can customize and tailor to your events. In addition, you can customize our Flyer wedding templates to reflect your special love and send it to your guests via SMS or email.

“Niwas” by Paperless PostNiwas” by Paperless Post

Formal Indian wedding card wording

Baruni and Bhaskor Bhaduri

request the pleasure of your company

at the marriage of their daughter

Ashima Bhaduri

to

Ashoke Ganguli

son of Piyali and Nikhil Ganguli

Saturday, the eleventh of May

nineteen hundred and sixty-eight

The Oberoi

Grand Hotel

Kolkata

Dinner, dancing,

and ceremonies to follow

Attire: REGAL

Formal directions and accommodations wording 

Directions and accommodations

The Oberoi Grand Hotel

15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata

For guests out of the country:

We recommend taking Grab or a pre-hired car from

 the airport.  Additionally, please ensure your visa is up to date.

We have arranged a block of rooms.

Please contact the concierge and mention the Ganguli

wedding when making your reservations.

ASHIMA-ASHOKE.COM

“Benares - Bright Pink” by Paperless PostBenares – Bright Pink” by Paperless Post

Indian wedding invitation wording

RUPA AND ARUN MEHRA

REQUEST THE PLEASURE

OF YOUR COMPANY

AT THE MARRIAGE

OF THEIR DAUGHTER

SAVITA

MEHRA

TO

PRAN

KAPOOR

SON OF

VEENA AND MAHESH KAPOOR

SATURDAY, THE FIFTH OF MAY

NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE

MUHURAT AT SIX IN THE EVENING

KHANNA HOTEL

BRAHMPUR

DINNER AND DANCING TO FOLLOW

Intimate Indian wedding wording 

“Blush Floral” Flyer by Paperless PostBlush Floral” Flyer by Paperless Post

 

Siraj and Mia’s wedding reception

While we had dreamed of a big fat Indian wedding, COVID has interrupted our plans, but we are still committed to becoming Mr. & Mrs.

We would like to invite our closest friends in New Jersey to celebrate with us in a much leaner and cozier version of our wedding.

Would you please join us? 

Kindly RSVP to let us know

If you can, join us at the Trenton City Hall for our vows and then to Elements in Princeton for photos, a late lunch, and merriment. Safety precaution details to follow.

Indian wedding reception card wording

DIRECTIONS 

KHANNA HOTEL

40 SETH ROAD | BRAHMPUR

FROM THE EAST:

TAKE NH 30 WEST TO AH 1.

AT BRAHMPUR, TAKE A RIGHT

ONTO DURGAWATI ROAD.

TURN LEFT ONTO SETH ROAD.

FROM THE WEST:

TAKE NH 2 EAST TO NH 97.

AT BRAHMPUR, TAKE A LEFT

ONTO BAHORA ROAD.

TURN RIGHT ONTO SETH ROAD.

ACCOMMODATIONS

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE HAVE

ARRANGED A BLOCK OF ROOMS.

PLEASE MENTION THE MEHRA-KAPOOR WEDDING

WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS.

SAVITA-PRAN.COM

Casual Indian wedding wording

“Wedding Barn” Flyer by Paperless PostWedding Barn” Flyer by Paperless Post

 

Siraj & Mia are tying the knot

Together with their parents yóu are cordially invited to celebrate the marriage of Siraj & Mia

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2021

9:00AM – 11:00AM EST

THE BANYAN HOTEL & WEDDING HALL

POONAMALLEE

Virtual wedding invitation wording

“Virtual Wedding Celebration” Flyer by Paperless PostVirtual Wedding Celebration” Flyer by Paperless Post

 

Siraj and Mia’s Digital Wedding 

Hosted by Siraj and Mia

Covid has affected so many people and we’re grateful to have a reason to celebrate. Please join us online at the Zoom link provided for a ceremony and a few speeches and toasts from loved ones. 

Thursday, May 6

11:30am CST

Virtual Anand Karaj invitation wording 

Shiva & Ashoke’s Anand Karaj

Together with their families, 

Shiva & Ashoke

request your presence at their virtual ceremony.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2021

10:00AM EDT

ANAND KARAJ LIVE STREAM LINK

Virtual Wedding registration wording

SIIRAJ AND MIA’S WEDDING REGISTRATION

Please join us for the online registration of SIRAJ JAGAWAT and MIA SHAH

Let’s be social from a distance and celebrate our happily ever after (quarantine style)! Please RSVP and follow the Zoom link to attend the ceremony.

Pray good and wish us luck for a new day, a new life together.

Co-ed Sangeet invitation wording

“Aashna (Sangeet) - Topaz” by Anita Dongre for Paperless PostAashna (Sangeet) – Topaz” by Anita Dongre for Paperless Post

 

Join us for one last celebration before we say I do! 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE SANGEET of

BEN

&

DILPREET

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1989

EIGHT IN THE EVENING

THE JADE ROOM AT THE LOOP HOTEL

857 W FULTON MARKET, CHICAGO

ATTIRE: REGAL

Mehndi invitation wording examples

Bride holding out her hands covered in mendhi and rings.Photo Courtesy of Limelight Photography

 

Celebrate the bride by adorning her hands with henna. Send an online Mehndi invitation, for a beginning filled with color. Celebrate with food, spirits, music, dance, and henna to rejoice in the union of families and close friends. 

Semi-formal Mehndi night invitation wording

DHOLKI & MEHNDI NIGHT

HOSTED BY

SIRAJ AND MIA’S FAMILIES

Enjoy food, dancing, henna, and turmeric to celebrate a blessed occasion.

Kindly RSVP by August 15.

Dress code: Semi Formal.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

6:00PM NZST

SIRAJ’s BACKYARD

27 BOYCE AVE

AUCKLAND

Virtual Mehndi invitation wording

Shiva & Ashoke’s wedding is almost here! 

Please join us to celebrate our bride-to-be, Shiva, as she gets ready for the big day with a virtual Mehndi.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22ND FROM 5-6PM ET 

Zoom link to follow 

Please drop in for as long as you can. Shiva will love to see your face, and your good wishes and blessings will mean so much to her. See you soon, on Zoom!

Female-only henna ceremony invitation 

Left: Women's hands adorned in mendhi and manicures | Right: “Aadya (Sangeet) - Yellow” by Paperless PostAadya (Sangeet) – Yellow” by Paperless Post

 

MIA’S HENNA CEREMONY

HOSTED BY THE BRIDE’S MOTHER

You’re invited to a female-only tradition. Henna will be provided for all women who would like it. Dinner and dancing for all. 

No gifts, please.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

6:00PM EST

CHANDNI GRAND

TORONTO

EVENT NOTES:

We will have an all-female staff on-site, so you can let your hair down.

Ample parking available.

Masks are encouraged. 

“Abhitha (Sangeet) - Yellow” by Anita Dongre for Paperless Post and “Aditri” by Anita Dongre for Paperless Post

Abhitha (Sangeet) – Yellow” by Anita Dongre for Paperless Post and “Aditri” by Anita Dongre for Paperless Post

Rehearsal dinner and henna invitation wording

Priyanka and Siraj’s Rehearsal Dinner and Henna

HOSTED BY THE MODI FAMILY

RSVP by July 10

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2021

7:00PM – 10:00PM CST

THE JADE ROOM AT THE LOOP HOTEL

857 W FULTON MARKET, CHICAGO

Casual Co-ed Mehndi Night

We invite you, our dearest friends, to join us for our Mehndi night. 

For us, this is an intimate occasion with our closest family & friends where we can enjoy good conversation and a bit of cheese and wine.

Dress code: Casual

Alcoholic beverages & mum-made Indian food will be provided. You bring the love and your mask.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

6:00PM BST

 Love Punjab Leicester

268-270 Catherine St

Leicester

HOSTED BY MIA & SIRAJ

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Fall in love with our exclusive collection with Anita Dongre, one of India’s most beloved designers. From the Sangeet to the Haldi to the ceremony, the exclusive collection offers invitations for every wedding event. 

Looking for more inspiration? Anita Dongre shares tips on how to host traditional ceremonies with a modern spin on the blog, Introducing Anita Dongre for Paperless Post

Photo of Indian wedding models in Anita Dongre designs

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