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.
The honor of your presence is requested
at Location, Address, on Date
For Dinner and Cocktails at Time
Name of Hosts
Please be our guest
for Dinner and Dancing
Join us for the Annual Neighborhood Potluck
Location Please bring a covered dish.
RSVP by Date to Contact
Food, Friends, Fun
You are invited for an evening of good food and conversation at the home of Name
RSVP by Date
A Night To Remember
Date and Time
Hors d'oeuvres and Cocktails at Time
Dinner immediately following
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!
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
- 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.