If you’re in the throes of planning your Indian wedding celebrations, from the Sangeet and Mehndi to the ceremony and reception, you’ll want to find a beautiful invitation that reflects the next step in your lives together. With Paperless Post, you can tailor your Indian wedding invitations exactly how you like, using our easy-to-use platform featuring customizable options and stunning design templates from best-in-class designers. Whether you’re planning three full days of festivities or one action-packed day of fun, Paperless Post has your Indian wedding invitations covered.
What events take place at an Indian wedding?
The average Indian wedding typically takes place over three days filled with intimate ceremonies and lively entertainment. While there are cultural differences among religions, we’ve given you a quick breakdown of what you can expect at many Indian weddings.
- Day one—Haldi. Also known as the turmeric ceremony, this is a cleansing ritual said to bring success and prosperity to the bride and groom as they embark on their new life as a couple. Family members rub Haldi (a mixture of turmeric, water, and oils) on the bride and groom with mango leaves.
- Day one—Ganesh Puja. Taking place either a few days before the ceremony or on the day of, Ganesh Puja is an integral part of the wedding ceremony performed by the bride’s parents. It is an offering to the Hindu deity Ganesh to request good tidings for the new couple as well as a peaceful wedding ceremony.
- Day two—Mehndi ceremony. The bride and close female family members are decorated with henna designs.
- Day two evening—Sangeet ceremony. Men and women from both sides of the family come together for a relaxing evening of food, dancing, and performances.
- Day three—wedding ceremony and reception.
How to make online Indian wedding invitations
Intricately detailed mandalas, paisley-adorned elephants, peacocks, and lush botanicals—our Indian wedding invitation templates offer a vast array of designs with customizable options. If you’re craving something contemporary but want to nod toward a traditional style, many of our designs seamlessly blend classic concepts with modern motifs.
With Paperless Post, creating wedding invitations is fun and easy. Here are some simple steps to customizing your invitations and bringing your vision to life:
- Choose a design: Your invitation should showcase you and your partner’s personalities and allude to the formality of your wedding.
- Blocks: You’ll have lots of information to share and our Blocks help you include every last detail while keeping your Indian wedding invitation streamlined, organized, and easy to read.
- Page Styles: Choose from our list to find the style that matches your invitation perfectly.
- Assistance: If you need a second opinion or aren’t sure which direction to head, use our Personal Design Services team to help you out along the way.
We also offer Haldi invitations, Mehndi invitations, Sangeet invitations, and wedding invitations by Anita Dongre, one of India’s top fashion designers.
What do you include in an Indian wedding invitation?
With multiple days and locations, Indian wedding invitations can have a lot of logistics. You’ll want to ensure that your guests can attend your event easily, without having to reach out for additional information. Here are some basic Indian wedding invitation wording tips to get you started:
- Names: The couple’s names are a given, and often, parents' names are also listed on invitations (sometimes even grandparents if you’re following a traditional format)
- Guest’s name(s)
- Prayer or religious quote from your faith
- RSVP instructions: How and where will guests confirm their attendance?
- Gifts: Are they being accepted? Is there a registry? Link to it with a Registry Block.
- Schedule: Lay everything out in an organized way that tells guests where they need to be and what time they need to be there.
- Map: This one is optional but can be a huge relief for guests when your wedding takes place in various locations over several days. You can link to specific banquet rooms, parking, restrooms, and other logistical information using Blocks to cover all the details.
Online thank you cards for after the wedding
With so many important ceremonies taking place with family and friends, it’s important to let your guests know how appreciative you are that they’ve attended your wedding. Acknowledge their love and support by sending one of our digital wedding thank you cards once the festivities have come to an end.