Event Invitation Wording

Cheryl Cirelli
Event wording
More invitation wording ideas

Consider creative event invitation wording to alert your guests of the fun that is in store for them at your celebration.

About Event Invitations

The invitation is the first thing that guests will see before your event. The invitation sets the tone and theme for your event as well as provides guest with pertinent information on what to expect.

Invitations can range from formal to casual. Most contain the basic information along with a response card to send back to the host. For a more casual party, the response is usually done through a phone call. Some invitations are hand written while others are ordered from a printer. The more formal the occasion, the more formal the invitation should be.

Events that require invitations include:

  • Weddings
  • Bridal or baby showers
  • Special fundraising events
  • Surprise parties
  • Holiday parties
  • Afternoon tea parties

A creative invitation will attract the attention of your guests and impress them with your creativity. A catchy phrase or fun wording will set your invitation apart from the rest. Choose something that reflects the tone of the event along with your individual style and personality.

Basic Invitation Elements

There are basic elements that every invitation should include. The invitation should have the following components:

  • The name of the host or organization holding the event
  • The event's name
  • Location
  • Date
  • Time
  • Special considerations such as whether it is a black tie affair, cash bar, etc.
  • RSVP information
  • If there is a charge to attend the event

Sample Event Invitation Wording

If you are looking for event invitation wording consider one of the following samples:

Sample 1: Fundraising Event Wording

You are invited to the Annual Charity Gala: (Event Name)

Dinner and Silent Auction

Dancing and Entertainment

Date

Time

Location

Reservations required

Tickets $100 Phone Number

Sample 2: Charity Event Wording

You are cordially invited to attend (Name of Organization's) Gala Cocktails and Dinner at (Time) Black-tie preferred

Date Location

Respond by (Date) to (Name)

Sample 3: Wedding Invitation Wording

(Bride or Groom's Parents' Names)request the honor of your presence

at the marriage of their (daughter/son)

(Bride or Groom's Name)

To

(Bride or Groom's Name)

(daughter/son) of Mr. & Mrs. (Bride or Groom's Parents' Names)

as they exchange marriage vows

at (Time)

on (Day, Date, Year)

Location City, State

RSVP by Date

Sample 4: Company Celebration Wording

The Partners of (Name of Firm)

would like to thank you for being such an important member of our winning team.

Join us for dinner and cocktails at

Location

Time Date

RSVP

Sample 5: Company Holiday Party Wording

Celebrate the holiday season

with fellow employees and good cheer

at the Holiday Dinner to end the year

Date

Time

Location

Company's Name and Logo

Sample 6: Luncheon Event Wording

You are invited to a

Garden Luncheon

hosted by the Women's Club

on (Date) at (Time)

at (Location)

Kindly respond by (Date) to (Contact Person Name) at (Phone Number)

Timing Considerations

When sending out invitations for a special event, be sure to send them at least six weeks prior to the event. For an informal event, invitations may be sent two weeks prior to the event.

Event Invitation Wording