40+ Best Save The Date Invites for your Indian Wedding! Unique, Simple, Florals & More

Last modified on March 18th, 2019 at 2:22 pm

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Plenty of couples are now sending out Save The Dates before they send the official wedding (or engagement!) invitation. Why? Because most of us don’t get down to finalising our wedding invites till just a month or two before the big day, but we do want guests to block those dates for us.

How to Word & Send Save The Dates

You can have Save The Dates printed and mailed to your entire guest list, or you can choose to send a digital version via Whatsapp or email. Either way, the save the date wedding invitation wording is fairly straightforward –

Save The Date

For the wedding of {Bride & Groom}

{Date & City – or venue if you’ve already booked it}

Formal Invitation to Follow

Best Save The Date Designs for Indian Weddings

From simple to florals and watercolours, the options are honestly endless. Take your pick, based on a design or theme or concept you love!

Here’s a basic guide to the different styles of Save The Dates you’ll find on our list:

I. For Your Wedding

  1. Watercolours
  2. Simple
  3. For Multiple Dates
  4. Unique
  5. Destination Wedding
  6. Botanicals
  7. Rustic
  8. Traditional
  9. Fall-inspired
  10. Glamorous
  11. Unique Illustrations
  12. Florals
  13. Love Birds Theme
  14. From Parents

II. For Your Engagement

I. Save The Date for Wedding

Style #1: Watercolours

A unique colour palette for a beautiful Save The Date

watercolour blue and purple simple save the date wedding invite
By Akanksha Negi

Simple watercolour

save the date wedding invitations in blue watercolour with yellow heart for Goa wedding
By Inksedge

Couple’s wedding portrait done in watercolour!

beautiful watercolour painting of bride and groom in Indian wedding save the date invite
By Two Mad Girls

Watercolour Florals – everyone’s favourite!

floral watercolour save the date invitation
By Akanksha Negi

Style #2: Simple

Straight-forward wording that literally just says “Save The Date” since it’s obvious it’s for a wedding.

Mint & Pink e-vite created on Canva for free

Marigolds for a Destination Wedding digital save the date

traditional marigold save the date e-vite to Thailand destination wedding
By Radhika Pitti Studio

Bride & Groom illustration for another e-vite Save The Date

Bride & groom illustration in digital save the date invitation for Indian wedding
By Radhika Pitti Studio

Style #3: For Multiple Dates

Because Indian weddings last for more than 1 day!

Save These Dates

By Sindoor Couture Designs

Mark the dates on a calendar

By Artsy Design Co

Use a photo of the two of you as the backdrop

save the date wedding invitation with photo of couple
By It’s An Affair

Style #4: Unique

Coasters as Save The Dates!

coasters as Save The Date wedding invitations
By Customizing Creativity

A pull-out Save The Date that reveals the couple’s photo and date

unique save the date wedding invitation with pull out sheet and photo of the couple
By Simran Monga

Brings back memories of a childhood favourite game

unique save the date idea - childhood game
By The Paper Thingie

Make a pun with “Pencil Us In” & pencils that can be planted!

pencil save the date - unique invitation - with pencils that can be planted to become plants later

useful save the date ideas
Photographed by The Cheesecake Project
recycled brown paper envelope for save the date wedding invite with white lettering
By The Event Collective

Of course, this invite came wrapped in a recycled brown paper envelope with beautiful white lettering.

A cute Save The Date to send to friends

cute save the date wedding invitation quotes
By It’s An Affair

A fun quote on a custom-created watercolour portrait

beer and fun related save the date wedding invitation quotes for south Indian groom meets North Indian bride wedding
By VS Calligraphy & Designs

Love & cheers, with an overflow of beers! #WeddingHashtag

Protip: If you already have your wedding hashtag at the time of sending out Save The Dates, do include it on the invite!

Style #5: For Destination Wedding

For a winter wedding in the mountains of Ooty

destination wedding save the date invitation quote - This winter, amidst chattering teeth and holy chants, come join us as the Bride & Groom tie the knot - for Indian hill station destination wedding
By Perfect Invites

This winter, amidst chattering teeth and holy chants, come join us as {Bride & Groom} tie the knot.

Save The Date

#WeddingHashtag

Simple Wordings for a Mountain Wedding

save the date wedding invitation quote - Mountains are calling - for Indian destination wedding
By Design Tuk Tuk

The Mountains are Calling

Save The Date

{Date}

{Bride & Groom}

For a Beach Wedding

beach destination wedding save the date invitation quotes - Fun, laughter & happily ever after! Enjoy waves, sand, music & merriment with Bride & Groom
By Kankotri Invitations

Fun, laughter & happily ever after!

Enjoy waves, sand, music & merriment with {Bride & Groom}

Dubai-inspired Save The Date

By Artsy Design Co

For an American destination

By Simran Monga

Boarding Pass as a Save The Date invite

boarding pass save the date invite for Thailand destination wedding
By It’s An Affair

Style #6: Botanicals

By Akanksha Negi

Style #7: Rustic

By Framing Rainbows

Style #8: Traditional

A simple Save The Date video you could Whatsapp to the wedding guests

Peacock & gold e-vite

By Artsy Design Co

Traditional Bengali Wedding Save The Date

By The Invite House

Style #9: Fall-Inspired

The colours of fall

By Inksedge

Watercolour botanicals in the fall colour palette

By Akanksha Negi

Style #10: Glamorous

Navy & Gold done with a hint of glamour

By Akanksha Negi

Gold, black and white for an Engagement Save The Date

By Artistically Wired

Style #11: Unique Illustrations

Custom-created illustration by artist, Sony Thokchom – the groom loves football, the bride is unconventional and the couple loves their dogs!

unique illustration of couple on save the date invite for Indian wedding

Another custom-illustration by Sony for a couple’s Save The Date invite

Based on the famous story, Where’s Waldo?

Image courtesy: Shreya Sen

Cute couple portrait for a multi-cultural wedding

By Himanshu Sharma

Depicting details of the cities the couple loves respectively

By Pathrika

Style #12: Florals

Basic floral Save The Date

By Akanksha Negi

Bold floral blooms in hot pink

By The Murphy Studio

A small-size invite that’s budget-friendly to print and mail to guests

By Akanksha Negi

Unique floral style

By Meraki Dezign

Geometric Meets Florals

By Akanksha Negi

BONUS: If you love florals, see the prettiest floral wedding invites we found.

Style #13: Love Birds

Printed save the date in lovebirds theme to mail or courier to all the guests

By Akanksha Negi

A cute illustrated e-vite to send to your friends on Whatsapp

By Akanksha Negi

Style #14: From Parents

Example 1 – Printed Save The Date Sent by Bride’s Parents

Save the date for the wedding & reception of our daughter {Bride} with {Groom}

on Saturday, 29th December 2018 at New Delhi

{Parents’ Names}

Example 2 – Formal Save The Date To Be Sent Via Whatsapp or Email

With the blessing of Lord Shreenathji

{Groom & Bride} are tying the knot

Save The Date

22nd, 23rd, 24th January

Mumbai.

We look forward to your presence on this joyous occasion of the wedding celebrations of our beloved son

With Warm Regards

{Parents’ Names} & Family

Invitation to follow

Example 2 – Save The Date in Letter Format

If your parents are looking for a traditional, letter-style format Save The Date to send to all the wedding guests, they can type and print a formal Save The Date like this –

“Save The Dates

We invite you to share our joy as we celebrate our daughter Vinita’s wedding with Naman (son of Smt. Nitaben & Shri Madhavbhai Patel from Ahmedabad).

Kindly note the following dates:

Monday, 7th December, 2015 – Mehndi & Sangeet at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai

Tuesday, 8th December, 2015 – Wedding & Reception at Turf Club, Mumbai

Thursday, 10th December, 2015 – Reception at Red Earth, Ahmedabad

Request you to grace the occasion with your presence and bless the couple.

With warm regards,

Situ & Karan Manchanda

Formal invitation to follow”

II. Save The Date Invitation for Engagement Ceremony or Party

Yes, you might want to send out a Save The Date for your Engagement! Here are a few e-vite ideas –

E-vite with a love quote

save the date wedding invitation wording
By Studio Works Co

Love is being destined to meet!

Save The Date to celebrate the Engagement ceremony of {Bride & Groom}

Detailed Save The Date from the Bride & Groom’s Families

save the date wedding invitation with filament lights decor and flowers
By Meraki Design

Save The Date for the Engagement Ceremony of {Bride & Groom}

#WeddingHashtag

{Date, Time, Venue}

Formal Invitation to Follow

Sanghvi & Mehta Family

Sent from the Groom’s Side of the Family

save the date wedding invitation wording idea
By Meraki Design

Save The Date

{Groom & Bride} are getting engaged

{Date}

Mother’s Name – Father’s Name – Sibling’s Name

Family Name

We hope you found this collection of Save The Date invitations for Indian weddings useful. If you have more questions about Wedding Invitations – designs, wordings or how to get them made, please leave a comment below and we will be happy to answer them!

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