Dinner Party Invitation Wording

Cheryl Cirelli
Wording for dinner party
More invitation wording

No matter what type of party you are planning, the invitation is the first thing that will tell guests about your event. Whether it's a simple gathering of friends or a formal affair, dinner invitation wording will let your guests know what to expect.

Sample Dinner Invitation Wording

Wording can be whatever you like for your dinner party invitation. If you are looking for ideas for wording consider one of the following samples.

Sample 1

The honor of your presence is requested

at Location, Address, on Date

For Dinner and Cocktails at Time

Name of Hosts

RSVP Information

Sample 2

Please be our guest

for Dinner and Dancing

on Date

at Time



Sample 3

Join us for the Annual Neighborhood Potluck



Location Please bring a covered dish.

RSVP by Date to Contact

Sample 4

Food, Friends, Fun

You are invited for an evening of good food and conversation at the home of Name



RSVP by Date

Sample 5

A Night To Remember

Date and Time


Black-tie required

Hors d'oeuvres and Cocktails at Time

Dinner immediately following


Sample 6

It's that time of year for the Family Holiday Gathering. This year it is at the home of Name on Date and Time. Be sure to bring your favorite holiday dish!

Invitation Considerations

Be sure that the wording of your dinner invitation reflects the mood of your event. The invitation should give guests an idea of what they should expect for the night. No matter what mood or theme-setting wording you choose, always include the basic components such as:

  • Who is hosting the party
  • The occasion or theme
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • RSVP information
  • Any other requirements such as the dress code, if guests are required to bring a dish, if it is going to be a cash bar, etc.

Sending the Invitations

The invitation should go out early enough to give your guests time to respond and make plans. Two weeks in advance is usually enough time for a casual invitation to be sent. For a formal dinner party, the invitation should be sent 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

Dinner Party Invitation Wording