Basic Invitation Guidelines

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What basic format do I need to follow when writing an invitation?

Basic Invitation Guidelines

Details you need to include on your invitation:

Who the party is for/the guest of honor
Who is hosting the event
What the party is for (birthday, shower, etc.)
When (day, date and time)
Where (location with address)
If there is a dress code or the guests need to arrive on time or bring anything
If the guests need to respond by a certain date

Formal Invitation:
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
request the pleasure of your company at a
60th birthday dinner
in honor of
Mary Jones
Saturday, the fifth of May
six o'clock in the evening
555 North Elm Street
Lumberton, North Carolina
R.s.v.p. by April 23rd

Casual Invitation:

Please join us for a
60th birthday dinner
in honor of
Mary Jones
Saturday, May 5th at 6:30
555 North Elm Street
Sarah and John Smith
Regrets only 555.555.5555



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