Wedding Invite Wordings Guide: What To Say on Reception, Sangeet & Other Cards!

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This is a part of the complete Invite Wordings Guide for your Indian Wedding.

There are so many functions at every Indian wedding. So when you’re making your wedding card, you have to figure out how to invite guests to each of those functions! We’ve already helped with you multiple ideas on how to word your main wedding insert, but you’ll also need help figuring out what to say on the Mehendi, Sangeet/Cocktail, Reception and other Inserts!

The Big Functions

Mehendi, Cocktail/Sangeet, Engagement and Reception
Mehendi invitation wording for Indian wedding - we are delighted to invite you for a relaxing and fun afternoon to celebrate the mehendi ceremony
Designed by Sketch Design Studio

1. Sample Wordings for your Mehendi insert

Sample 1 (No Host Line, from Bride’s Side):

Delicate hands, petite fingers and vibrant Mehendi on her hand.

Come join [Bride’s Name] on her colourful mehendi celebration.

Sample 2 (No Host Line, from Bride or Groom’s side – afternoon Mehendi function):

We are delighted to invite you

For a relaxing & fun afternoon

To celebrate the

Mehendi ceremony of [Bride or Groom’s Name]

Sample 3 (No Host Line, evening Mehendi function):

Mehendi Party!

Please join us for an evening of music, masti and food to celebrate the upcoming wedding of [Bride] & [Groom]

Followed by Dinner

Sample 3 (From the Bride’s Sister):

Aanchal would be delighted to have you join her

in starting off the festivities of her sister

Kareena’s wedding

with a Mehendi Party

Sample 4 (Two Siblings in Host Line):

Sonam & Karan Ahuja invite you to celebrate

the Mehendi rasam of their sister [Bride’s Name]

Sample 5 (Casual Tone for a casual Mehendi event at a Beach Wedding)


Let’s get the wedding extravaganza started with an afternoon of colours, flowers, some shor sharaba, games & total masti

[Location & Time]

Dress Code: Floral/Casual Beach Wear

Sample 6 (Casual Tone for Mehendi e-vite)

Mehendi Mela

Let’s kickstart the wedding celebrations with this carnival-themed rasam for the uber-cool couple

[Location & Time]

Attire: Colourful Fusion

Sample 7 (The whole family in Host Line, combined Haldi & Mehendi function):

The Sharma Family invites you to

Haldi & Mehendi

of [Bride or Groom’s Name]

Sample 8 (Siblings & Cousins with their spouses in Host Line, combined Mehendi & Cocktail function)

Silver bells are about to ring,

But before that let’s dance and sing,

We like it the old-school way:

Say “Jhulelal”, Chill & Slay

Pooja-Vinay, Dimple-Kamal, Aanchal, Rahul, Nishant, Roshni & Mohit

invite you to a fun-filled night of Mehendi & Cocktails

as we celebrate with the to-be-weds

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

[Location & Time]

Dress Code: Vibrant

Sample 9: With a Mehendi Pun

As Mehendi adorns the hands, life takes on a new colour.

Let’s kickstart the wedding functions with a swing in your steps and joy in your heart.

It’s time to let lose and have some fun at

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Mehendi Ceremony

Designed by Mira Malhotra (Studio Kohl)

2. Sample Wordings for Engagement / Shagun / Ring Ceremony

Sample 1 (Shagun Ceremony):

Come start the wedding weekend early with us as we exchange rings at our

Shagun Ceremony

7 pm onwards on Wednesday, 19th November, 2018 at

The Royal Orchid, Chembur (East), Mumbai


Paras & Rashi

Drinks and dinner to follow

For more sagan samples, see our detailed post on Engagement Invitation Message & Wording Ideas.

Cocktail & Sangeet invitation wording for Indian wedding
Designed by CreateAFlutter

3. Sample Wordings for Cocktail / Sangeet / Musical Night

Sample 1A (Siblings in Host Line):

Neha & Karan Gupta invite you

For an evening of music, cocktail and dinner

To celebrate the forthcoming

Wedding of their sister [Bride’s Name]

Sample 1B (Siblings in Host Line for a Punjabi themed Sangeet):

To the Rhythm of the Dhol, with the swag of the Bhangra & Gidda

Samriti & Amit Dhingra

invite you to bless their sister and dance the night away at the Sangeet Ceremony.

Dress Code: Pathanis & Patialas with your brightest mood

Sample 2 (No Host Line):

With a twinkle in your eyes, a swing in your steps and joy in your hearts.

Time to let loose and have some fun!

On March 5th 2018, 5 pm at Jaipur Inn

Sample 3 (can be used for Sangeet or even Mehendi evening function):

{Sister 1}, {Sister 2} & {Brother}

request the pleasure of your company for an evening celebrating the union of families & friends of

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Sample 4 (Brother in Host Line, from Groom’s side – for combined Sagan & Sangeet function):

Rohan cordially invites you to join him on the dance floor at the

Sagan & Sangeet ceremony

to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of his dear brother [Groom’s Name]

Sample 5 (A Way to Include Married Sibling With Their Spouse, combined Ring Ceremony with Sangeet)

Rakhi along with Aman invites you to join us for

Ring Ceremony & Sangeet

celebrating the forthcoming wedding of her brother

Sample 6A (Parents in Host Line for Cocktail Evening):

[Parents Names]

are delighted to invite you to an evening of dance, dinner & cocktails to celebrate the wedding of

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Sample 6B (Parents in Host Line for Dhol Night):

Dhol Night

[Parents Names]

invite you to join us for an evening of dance & music to usher in the wedding of

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Sample 7 (if you’re having a Sangeet or Mehendi with only the groom’s side of the family and the bride will not be present at the function):

SANGEET — written on top of the insert

Alisha Parekh

Requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate the wedding of her brother

[Groom’s Name]

With an evening of love, laughter & dance

Sample 8 (Bride & Groom in Host Line, also an option for e-vite you send to friends)

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Here to love, laughter & happily ever after!

Join us for an evening of merriment & music at [Venue Details]

Sample 9 (If you have a main wedding insert, and want to provide more than just basic details on the Sangeet insert)

Let’s raise a toast

Or maybe two…

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

Join us for an evening of

Wine & Brews

Before The I Do’s!

Indian wedding reception invitation wording sample

3. Sample Wedding Reception Invitation Wording

The reception is probably the most popular function at a wedding, after the religious wedding ceremony itself. Whatever your religious inclinations may be, most of us end up having this event. We’ve listed plenty of wedding reception invitation wording samples in English – from one set of parents in the host line, a combined reception invite from both sets of parents and even the bride and groom themselves in the Host Line.

Sample 1 (Parents in Host Line)

Meera & Vijay Doshi request the honour

of your presence for a night of celebration at the

Reception of

[Bride & Groom]

at (location)

Sample 2 (Reception Invitation Quote, plus basic details only – no host line in case you already have a main wedding card):

From once upon a time to happily ever after.

Come celebrate the newly minted couple!


7 pm onwards

Sample 3 (with Wedding Reception Invitation Quote in combined Wedding & Reception function):

No measure of time will be long enough, but we’ll start with forever!

Together with our families, we invite you to be a part of our big day

Wedding & Reception

17 January, 2019 at Parsi Gymkhana, Marine Drive, Mumbai

Baraat Assembly – 3 pm

Hast Milap – 4 pm

Reception – 7 pm onwards

Sample 4 (Host Line at the End):

You are invited to the Reception Dinner celebrating the wedding of 

[Bride’s Name] And [Groom’s Name]

with parents of

Groom – Mrs Meena Vohora & (Late) Mr. Bharat Bhushan Vohora

Bride – Mrs Darshan & Lt. Col. Makesh Kumar Dudeja

Sample 5 (if Reception word needs to come in between the card matter, with Parents in Host Line):

[Parents Names]

request the pleasure of your company at the

Wedding Reception

to meet & bless the newlyweds

[Groom’s Name] And [Bride’s Name]

Sample 6 (if Reception word needs to come in between the card matter, no Host Line):

Please join us for the


of the newlyweds

Prince of Wales Lawns, The Taj West End, Bangalore

Thursday, 11th December, 2018

8 to 10.30 PM

Sample 7 (Parents in Host Line, but if RECEPTION is already written on top of the card):


[Parents Names]

Cordially invite you to

Meet & bless the newlyweds

[Groom’s Name] And [Bride’s Name]

ProTip: You can add a line at the end of your Reception insert to mention the dress code. It can be “Western Formals” or “Black Tie”

The Smaller Functions/Events

Youngsters’ Bash, Welcome Lunch/Dinner, Haldi & Puja

1. Sample Wordings for Welcome Party / Youngsters Bash

Sample 1: Invite to a cocktail party for the youngsters

Kanhai Parekh

Would love your company at a

Cocktail party for youngsters to

Celebrate the wedding of

Manali & Rohan

Sample 2: Pool Party Invitation

We are Drunk in Love and hence are tying the knot,

so just jump into the pool after having a shot!

We promise lots of talli selfies

teh love shove teh peg patialas here!

[Location & Time]

Attire: Riot of Colours

Sample 3: Youngster’s Party Invite with a touch of Punjabi Swag

Udta Punjab Youngsters

Rab ne bana di jodi, Sab ne pila di thodi!

Bring our the crazy in you & fly high tonight!

[Location & Time]

Attire: Wakhra Swag

2. Wording Ideas for Welcome Lunch / Dinner

Sample 1: Welcome Lunch

Together with their families

[Parents Names]

invite you to a traditional lunch to celebrate the wedding of their beloved daughter

Sample 2: Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Join us for an evening of dinner & dance

on Friday, 11th of May, 2018 at 7 pm

Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi

Sample 3: Witty Wedding Brunch Invitation Wording Idea!


The socially acceptable excuse for day drinking

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

11 am onwards

Estella, Juhu Tara Road

Dress code is very simple – just keep your clothes on! Please be dressed in ALL WHITE!

witty wording for wedding brunch invitation to Indian wedding
Print version – Designed by Studio Works Co
witty wording for wedding brunch invitation to Indian wedding - e-vite version to be sent on email or Whatsapp
E-vite version of the same witty invite – that you can email or Whatsapp to family and friends // Designed by Studio Works Co

3. Sample Wordings for Haldi

Sample 1: Invitation for Haldi ceremony of the couple

haldi ceremony invitation message
Designed by Perfect Invites

Get ready to get your hands dirty to pamper the bride & groom and bring forth the wedding glow on the occasion of [Bride & Groom names] Haldi ceremony

Sample 2: Combined Haldi and Puja

Ganesh Pooja & Haldi

You are warmly invited to the pre-wedding celebrations of

[Bride & Groom]

[Locaton & Time]

4. Sample Wordings for Puja

Sample 1: For Varapuja

Varapuja invitation wording for Indian wedding
Designed by Inksedge

The Narayanan Family cordially invites you to join us in

welcoming the groom’s family in Varapuja festivities

preceding the marriage ceremony of

[Bride’s Name] and [Groom’s Name]

Sample 2: For Sai Sandhya

[Bride’s parents’ names] request your gracious presence on the auspicious occasion of Sai Sandhya to bless

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name]

for their forthcoming wedding 

Sample 3: For Mata Ki Chowki (long version)

Mata ki chowki wedding invitation wording
Designed by Design Dimensions

Jaikaara sherawali da…bol sanche darbar di jai!
Our ceremonies are incomplete without God’s blessings.
As Pradeep & Richa embark on a beautiful journey together, they pray for blessings to enrich their life together with love, friendship, happiness, passion, prosperity and peace. Come join the couple as they seek Devi Mata’s divine blessings.

With regards,
Daksh & Samarth

Sample 4: For Mata Ki Chowki (short version) – from the couple’s side

Ayushi with Karan jointly request your presence at

Mata ki Chowki

to bless us both as we celebrate our love and commitment to one another on

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2018 at 4.30 pm

at The House Club, New Moti Bagh

Dinner to follow

Sample 5: For Mata ki Chowki (short version) – from parents’ side

[Bride’s Name] & [Groom’s Name] are all set to embark on their new journey together!

Join the couple as they seek Devi Mata’s divine blessings

[Date, Location & Time]

Followed by Dinner

Sample Wordings for Chura or Bangle Ceremony

Sample 1: For Chura Ceremony

An afternoon full of food, games & bad dance moves that will make for a perfect Funjabi Choora Ceremony!

[Date & Time]

Ghari / Sainth: 12 PM

Choora Ceremony: 2 PM

Sample 2: For Bangle Ceremony

Gorgeous ladies and beautiful daughters get ready for some dance, music & punjabi thumkas

[Bride’s parents’ names] are delighted to have the pleasure of your company at their daughter’s bangle ceremony on [Date] at [Location] from 3 pm to 6 pm.

If you found this useful, you should definitely check out our Wedding Invite Wordings Guide

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