18 Engagement Invitation Message & Wording Examples to Make Your Own

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

In a few weeks (or days!) you’re getting officially engaged in front of family and friends. Whether it’s a formal Roka, an exchange of rings or a traditional Gor Dhana ceremony, you’re going to need to invite guests to the event!

You could choose to go for printed invites (if your function is atleast a few weeks away) but a cute or elegant e-vite on Whatsapp or via email is also acceptable.

Engagement Invitation Wording & Message

What should you say on the engagement invite? If you’ve read our Complete Guide to Wedding Invite Wordings, you know that there’s a host line, request line, RSVP line, etc involved. However, you don’t have to necessarily have all the formal elements of a wedding invite on your engagement invitation. There are plenty of options of what to say on the card – from fun and creative to simple and short – and we’ve listed down 18 examples of engagement invitation wording that you can make your own.

1. FROM THE FAMILY – the entire clan!

a) Simple engagement invitation wording from bride and groom’s families (combined card)

We loved with simple, cute engagement invite from both the khaandaans. This would make for a cute e-vite as well that you could send to your friends on Whatsapp.

Designed by Akanksha Negi

Aditya & Sushmita are getting engaged!

Friday, 16 February, 2018

Express Residency, Vadodara

7:30 pm onwards

Followed by Dinner

(Blessings Only)

Dasgupta’s & Banerjee’s

ProTip: It’s acceptable to mention no gifts on your Engagement Invite. In fact, read our mini-guide about RSVP, Best Compliments and No Gifts wording if you need help with these parts of an invite.

b) Traditional engagement invitation wording (combined card)

A formal invite sent from both the bride and groom’s families to their guests – with traditional wording as well as design!

Designed by Sindoor Couture Design

Janglas and Kapadias cordially invite you to the engagement ceremony of

Dhruv and Raahi

to shower them with your blessings

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

4.30 pm to 7 pm

2. FROM PARENTS & SIBLINGS

a) Formal engagement invitation wording from groom’s parents

A formal invite for a formal black tie engagement event. They’ve mentioned the dress code and specified details, which we think is quite helpful as most of us aren’t always sure what “Black Tie” refers to when it comes to Indian wear at weddings!

Designed by Tanisha Shah Graphic Designer

Mrs Meena and Mr Shantilal Prajapati request your gracious presence and blessings

on the occasion of the Engagement ceremony of their Son

Ritesh with Bhoomika

Daughter of Rohini and Mahesh Jethwa

18.01.15

7 pm onwards

The Jade, Sahara Star, Domestic Airport, Mumbai

Attire – Black Tie (Tuxedos and Indian formals)

b) Engagement invitation wording from bride’s parents and brother

An easy way to include your sibling in the invite! Notice how they’ve also mentioned a line about no gifts – “Blessings Only”.

BONUS! See more alternatives of how to say no gifts on wedding invites

Designed by Akanksha Negi

We cordially invite you to the engagement ceremony of

Ruchita & Karan

on 28th January 2017 at Fatehgunj Gymkhana, Vadodara

5:30 pm onwards

Followed by dinner

Blessings Only

Rupal, Umeshbhai and Kush Patel

c) Engagement invitation wording from bride’s parents

This one has a love quote and also had a shorter version for the couple to send to their friends over Whatsapp.

“Once in a while,

right in the middle of an ordinary life,

love gives us a fairytale”

Together with their families,

Jasmina & Bharat Doshi

request the honour of your presence at their daughter Nirali’s engagement ceremony with Ribhu, son of

Dr. Anjali & Dr. Rajeev Tiwari

as they begin their

Happily Ever After

Date – 5th April 2016

Time – 8:30 pm onwards

Venue – Waves Club, Vasna Bhavli Road

The Shorter Version (With the Engagement Invitation Quote!) The Couple Can Send To Friends On Whatsapp:

Designed by Akanksha Negi

“Once in a while,

right in the middle of an ordinary life,

love gives us a fairytale”

Together with their families,

Nirali & Ribhu

request the honour of your presence as they begin their

Happily Ever After

Date – 5th April 2016

Time – 8:30 pm onwards

Venue – Waves Club, Vasna Bhavli Road

Note: See more examples of invites from the couple in Part 4 of this post (scroll down).

c) Combined Card From Bride’s & Groom’s Parents and Siblings

A classy engagement invite that’s succinct in its wording. They’ve managed to mention not just both sets of parents but even siblings as well as their spouses.

Designed by Studio13 Kolkata

Please join us to celebrate the Engagement of Soham & Saachi

Sunday, 29th April, 2018

Crystal Ballroom

Taj Bengal, Kolkata

7.30 pm onwards

{Names of parents’ and siblings with spouses – from both bride & groom’s sides}

d) Engagement invitation wording from parents of bride & groom

Another combined engagement invite that’s short and crisp!

Designed by Akanksha Negi

You’re invited to the Engagement of ANERI & DEEPAK

11:30 AM | Saturday | 28th January 2017

12680 Yellow Hill Road, Malibu, California

{Bride’s Parents’ Names} {Groom’s Parents’ Names}

e) Unique Engagement Invite With Only Bare Neccessities

This one has no request line, only the basic details that are self-explanatory! The unique design can be sent as digital invite too.

Designed by Studio Works Co

Engagement Ceremony

Dec 25 2017

Romil & Ayesha

Four Seasons Hotel, Worli, Mumbai

Men: Black Tie, Women: Indian Formal

Raju & Sejal Shah

Ajit & Swati Mehta

3. FROM GRANDPARENTS

Engagement Invitation Wording – Grandparents in Host Line

While a lot of us mention grandparents in traditionally worded wedding invites, this engagement invitation puts the grandfather in the host line.

Designed by Mayur Doriel

Front of invite

“I found Him whom my soul loves”

Songs of Solomon 3:4

Doris & Leonard

are getting Engaged

Back of invite

Mr Bhubhan Mohan Pradhan requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate

the Engagement of his granddaughter

Doris Abhirupa Pradhan

with

Leonard Hector Jackson

Son of Mrs & Mr Cedric Jackson

on August 29th, 2015

Saturday at 6:30 pm

Green Inn Banquets, 17, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata

RSVP

Mr Shekhar Pradhan

Mrs Daisy Pradhan

4. From Bride & Groom

a) Simple engagement invitation wording from bride and groom

A cute e-vite you can send to your friends on Whatsapp!

Designed by CrazyCardz.in

We are getting engaged!

14th February 2016

Sudha & Kamalesh

Time: 6 pm onwards

at Santhosh Mahal, Near Nathamuni Theatre, Villivakkam, Chennai

b) Engagement quotes for invitation cards

Instead of directly saying that the couple is getting engaged, this card hints at the engagement with a famous love quote and talks about “first steps”.

Designed by Aman Shah

Vishan & Nirja

When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with someone,

you want it to start as soon as possible.

Taking their first step to eternity,

join us to celebrate this special bond.

April 2nd, 2016 | 7 pm onwards | Jagmandir, Udaipur

RSVP Please

c) Engagement party invitation wording hosted by couple

Simple & straight-forward seems to be the choice for most engagement invites. This couple personalised theirs by wording it like an engagement invitation letter where they signed off with “Love, Ganesh & Amritha”.

Designed by Radhika Sehrai

We’re getting engaged!

Please join us to celebrate our Engagement!

19th of February, 2017

6:30 in the evening

The Grand Ballroom

Shangri-La, Bangalore

Love,

Ganesh & Amritha

d) Christian couple’s engagement invitation card wordings

A modern invite from the bride and groom for a daytime engagement function.

Designed by Varsha Salome

Theresa Manjila Mathew

&

Nikhil Joseph Sebastian

along with their families

request the honour of your presence at their Engagement Ceremony

on Saturday, 24th October 2015 at 11 am,

followed by a celebration lunch

Church Service at Santhome Basilica, Santhome, Chennai

Celebration Lunch at The Leela Palace, MRC Nagar, Chennai

e) Simple wording for an e-vite sent to friends

You can either send printed invitations, or send an invite over email that replicates the experience of receiving a physical card by using websites such as Paperless Post, etc. This is an engagement invite we created on Minted Weddings, one of the many places where you can make free wedding and engagement invitations. The wording is simple, crisp and elegant.

You are invited to the Engagement Party of Ayushi & Karan.

September 5th at 7 pm

The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon

f) E-vite from couple that includes family

Another option for creating e-vites is to get free (or reasonable) photo invites on apps such as Canva and Spark Post. Once again, we kept the wording simple and succinct. The final line on this engagement invite hints to the fun that will follow the ring ceremony.

Ayushi & Karan, along with their families, invite you to their Engagement Party

05.01.2019

8 pm at Regal Room, The Oberoi

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Dinner & drinks to follow

5. Religious Engagement Ceremonies

a) Christian engagement invitation card wordings

We liked how this family decided to get a creative engagement invitation with a quote. Since they are getting married 2 months after the engagement, they mention the church as well as date of their wedding on this card – making it double up as a save the date for their wedding!

This was a printed invitation, and they ended up using their envelope to ask guests to “Save The Date” and invite them to their engagement.

Designed by Krishnakumar Cherupillil

“He asked, I said yes…And the chapter of our life begins”

Dalwin

S/O Mr Antony Johnson Dsilva & Mrs Christeena Dsilva

{Groom’s parents’ hometown address}

Chinnu

D/O Mr CP Thomas & Mrs Jemma Thomas

{Bride’s parents’ hometown address}

The Moment – 7th Feb 2015 | Saturday | 11:00 am

Be there at – St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Marine Drive

Share the joy – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Parish Hall, Pachalam

We cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate our Engagement

Marriage will D.V. be solemnized at Infant Jesus church, Near High court, on Saturday the 11th of April 2015 at 11:00 am

With love Minnu: {Phone No}

b) Gujarati Gor Dhana (Engagement) Ceremony

There’s no explicit host line on this invite for a daytime Gor Dhana ceremony, which is a Gujarati engagement function.

Designed by Akanksha Negi

You are cordially invited to the Gor Dhana ceremony of

Veer

(S/o Mrs. & Mr. Rajubhai Patel)

&

Neesha

(D/o Mrs. & Mr. Ashok Patel)

on 2nd April, Sunday, 2017 at Lilleria Banquets, Sama

11:00 AM

Followed by Lunch

– Blessings Only –

6. When Engagement is Part of Pre-Wedding Celebrations

Not all of us get engaged (or officially exchange rings) months before the wedding. Some of us have the engagement ceremony as part of the whole 2-3 day wedding celebrations! Here’s an interesting way to word your shagun/sagan/ring or engagement ceremony invitation message.

Designed by Mira Malhotra (Studio Kohl)

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

Love,

Paras & Rashi

Drinks and dinner to follow

7. Creative engagement invitation wording

If you’re looking for something really creative, you should look at how this couple used a Bollywood theme in their engagement invite! We love it as an e-vite to send to your friends on Whatsapp.

Creative engagement invitation wording - Bollywood movie poster style
Designed by Mayur Mengle

Hero ko Heroine Milni Hi Thi!

You’re cordially invited to the most Masala Packed Engagement of the Year.

Vivek (S/O Smt & Shri Tulsi Das) with Esha (D/O Smt & Shri SK Verma)

“Yahaan gaana bhi hoga,

Aur band baaja bhi hoga.

Yahaan har thumke pe

seethiyan bhi bajengi,

Aur har maa ki aanhken

Khushi se bheegey gi.”

Taarikh: 19th May 2013

Samay: 7:30 pm onwards

Venue: IVY Banquet towards Ghatkopar (E), Chembur, Mumbai

If you found this engagement invitation message and wording guide helpful, you should also check out our Complete Wedding Invite Wording Guide –

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