The Anatomy of an Invitation

The Anatomy of an Invitation

From a formal gala to a casual backyard barbecue, your invitations give your guests their first impression of what to expect. Everything from the wording and paper type - even the font you use - sets the tone for your event. This diagram focuses on the wording: what information to include and how to modify your message to suit the formality of your event. In its simplest form, an invitation is a short letter and is capitalized as such:

Dear Sue,

Please join me for cocktails on Friday, December 12th at six o'clock at my house.

Kindly reply by December 1st.

Rita Maguire

You can add more info, you can skip the formality of the inviting line, but don't forget to include the DATE, TIME & PLACE !