“We’ve made it simple for you to write your wedding invitations. Our basic templates will help you in choosing the right words for you invites. Be sure to follow proper invitation etiquette. Fill in the blanks with your names and have the message printed on your own personalized cards. Don’t let the invitations be the most stressful and difficult part of the wedding planning process. Once you have the wording finalized you will just need to pick out a card design. This can be a difficult task just because there are too many choices but not to worry! If you are looking for some traditional styles we’ve got you covered with card samples. The more contemporary and Western styles are easier to find but be sure to shop around for the printer that best meets your needs.
Sample Wedding Invitation
Mr. and Mrs. _____________
Mr. and Mrs. ____________
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage ceremony
of their children
on the Sunday, the thirteenth of October
two thousand and nine
3:30 in the afternoon
Sample Nikah Invitation
“In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most Merciful”
Mr. and Mrs. _________ request the honor of your
presence at the Nikah of their daughter
Insha’allah on Saturday, December 15th 2009
at 7:00 in the evening.
R.S.V.P. by December 5th, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. ________
Sample Reception Invitation
Mr. and Mrs. ______
request the honor of your presence
at the Wedding Reception of their granddaughter
(daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ____)
(son of Mr. and Mrs. _______)
on Sunday the 15th of December two thousand nine
at half past six in the evening
Sample Valima Invitation
In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and merciful.
Mr. and Mrs. __________
cordially request the company of
to grace the joyous and auspicious occasion
of the Valima of their daughter
son of Mr. and Mrs. ____________
on Monday, the first of July, two thousand and nine.
Sample Mehndi Invite
Cordially invites and requests the
pleasure of your company for the
Mehndi Ceremony of her beloved daughter
To be held at the
on Thursday 15th of October, 2009 at 3.00 p.m.
Sample Sangeet Invite
Please join us for
an evening of
on Sunday, the twenty-second of December
Two thousand and nine
at seven o’clock in the evening
Start with these templates and you’ll be headed in the right direction. If you’re using an Indian printer they will be able to present you with some more wording ideas. Remember, the invitation wording will greatly depend on the style of your event. The invitation will let your guests know how formal or informal your wedding is. Think of your invitation as a “sneak-peek” into your wedding. If your wedding card has a picture of a bride sitting in a doli, then that’s exactly what your guests will expect! Don’t send out traditional cards for a contemporary wedding or vice versa. This is just tacky. Remember, phrases like “no boxed gift” or any kind of mention of gifts on the wedding invitation itself is just inappropriate. Instead, if you really don’t want “boxed gifts” then have someone other than yourself and your fiance, such as a family member inform your guests. It is acceptable to mention the type of attire on the invite itself. In fact, we recommend you do so if you don’t want guests over or under dressed at your wedding! Just think, how many weddings have you been to wear if it was yours you would have been embarrassed of your guests sense of style. Avoid all these possibilities by following proper wedding etiquette and setting the right mood for that upcoming big day. Not only is the invitation essential in setting a preview for your guests but it will be something you will cherish for many years to come!
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