Top Desi Wedding Card and Indian Wedding Invitation Vendors in Texas - Dallas, Houston, Austin

Once your date, venue, and guest list have been ironed out, it’s time to officially extend wedding invitations to your loved ones. Wedding cards do a dual job of communicating the needed details for a guest and setting the celebratory tone for your wedding. Don’t forget the optional save the dates and other stationery items like signage and place cards as well! Scroll down to find a vendor for your Desi wedding invitations, and scroll to the bottom to read FAQs before selecting a wedding invitation vendor and making sure you ask them the right questions.



Where can I find wedding invitations for my South Asian wedding?

You’re in luck! We have curated designers and printers from Texas but also from other states and India to help you design your invitations. Whether you want to pick something off the shelf with a South Asian or modern twist or want to create bespoke invitations, The Desi Bride has brands that offer both services.


How much should Desi wedding invitations cost?

Wedding invitation pricing can range from free (certain evites) to $2 to $10+ per invite without postage. Stationery prices depends on multiple factors:


When should I send wedding invitations?

If you have guests traveling from out of town, we recommend sending invitations 3: 4 months in advance give them enough time to make travel plans. If you want to make sure your guests block off the date, you can always send a save-the-date after you’ve finalized the venue and guestlist (6: 8 months in advance).

If you send the invitations 3: 4 months in advance and you have different priority tiers of guests (definitely invite in round one, maybe invite if there is space in round two), it will also give you enough time to get the first batch of RSVPs before sending out round two invites. You don’t want to send round two invites the week or two weeks before the wedding, because your guests will definitely know they were last-minute invites and most people will already have plans (in the post-pandemic world at least!).


Do I need to send both invitations and save the dates?

Not necessarily. You and your partner won’t be able to confirm a date until the venue has been booked, and at that point, you’ve secured the details necessary for the invitation. If you haven’t figured out additional logistics for your guests (transportation, stay, meals), don’t fret! This information can all be gathered and communicated online, either through a customized wedding landing page or email.

With that said, if you have secured your venue 10: 12 months in advance, guests will not be able to RSVP that far in advance. In this case, you may still want to your guests to bookmark a date (especially if it is a popular weekend like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Thanksgiving weekend), a printed save-the-date (card or magnet) or simple e-vite can do the trick.


What information should I include in the wedding invite?

At a minimum, your wedding invitation will need your and your partner’s names, the wedding date/time, the address of your venue, and further contact information (an email/phone number of a particular point person, or the web address of your wedding landing page). However, the Desi wedding invite is infamous for a few other key details:


Whose name should go first on the invite?

Traditionally, the bride’s name (and her parents’ and grandparents’ names if they are hosting the wedding) will go first. In a same sex marriage, you can choose to go in alphabetical order or in any order that sounds right to you.


Is it okay to have a grown-up affair, without the little ones?

In Desi weddings, family means the entire family (including the little ones). Due to guest count restrictions, noise levels, or the ambiance you’d like to exude, you may choose to not invite kids to some or all of the events. While it was traditionally frowned upon not to invite the whole family and you might be nervous about offending someone, it is becoming more common to invite less than the whole family.

Brides has shared tips on how to kindly say “adults only” without offending most guests (there will always be a few complainers regardless of what you do).


How do I kindly say adults only or in other words, no kids please?

To clarify the number of people invited per family, we recommend including guest count on the invitations and response card. Even if it is a family of four, including two kids, you can mention “We have reserved two spots for you” in the invitation or RSVP response card (or online RSVP), clearly indicating that only two people are invited. You may have families that decide to swap a parent for a child, so if you want to move forward with parents only, below are some ideas on how to clarify this message without sounding rude, courtesy of The Wedding Playbook.


How can I be more sustainable and eco-friendly with invitations?

The Desi Bride recently published an article on how to host a sustainable Indian wedding. Invitations are one of the easiest ways to save the environment and look out for our global footprint. The average Indian wedding wastes A LOT of paper and plastic. Below are a couple of ideas on how to be more eco-conscious.


How do I prioritize my Desi guestlist?

Creating and finalizing the guestlist for a Big Fat Desi Wedding is one of the most stressful, controversial, and pivotal decisions in wedding planning! It can cause a lot of wedding drama but is crucial to think through as you finalize the budget and start your venue hunt. Even Priyanka Chopra opened up with how her mom was upset about their guest count. "Usually, Indian weddings are like 1,000 people at least. We only had 200 people, which was mostly just family because both of us have giant families. We just wanted to keep it super intimate, about just family. For an Indian family and an Indian wedding, for sure, that’s [a low guest count]. My mother was so upset with me the entire time. She was like, 'I need to have another party for the 150,000 people I know. How can I not invite my jeweler? How can I not invite my hairdresser?’”

Having seen countless couples go through this process, we’ve included recommendations on how to plan your South Asian wedding guestlist with fewer heated conversations.


Besides invites, what other stationery needs will I have at my Desi wedding?

While invitations are one of the first things you will iron out, but there are several other stationery details you may want to consider during wedding planning. These items can accentuate your theme and design, and add even more personalization to your wedding.

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