How to write a business invitation

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How to write a business invitation
Write business-like invitations. (PhenomArtlover/iStock/Getty Images)

Business requires its own sort of etiquette, not only in person but in writing as well. A business invitation differs greatly from a personal invitation. The style and tone of a business invitation is much more professional and precise than a common invitation. Moreover, business invitations must be direct, complete and to the point. The proper business invitation consists of a few basic and necessary elements.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Vellum paper

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  1. 1

    Type your salutation followed by a comma as business etiquette dictates, such as Dear (name of recipient),

  2. 2

    Personalise the business invitation to each invitee. You can do this by thanking the invitee for a recent phone conversation or business consultation. Personalising business invitations makes the invitees feel valued and sets a positive tone in advance.

  3. 3

    Discuss the purpose of the invitation. Describe exactly what the event will be, the nature of the event, the purpose of the event, where it will be held, on what day it will be held and at what time it will be held. Identify any notable people who will be in attendance and provide a phone number and directions to the location.

  4. 4

    Request the guest to RSVP by a certain time and date. Provide a phone number or address where the invitee can confirm his attendance.

  5. 5

    End your business invitation with "Regards," or "Looking forward to your attendance," and print your name, title and department.

  6. 6

    Print the business invitation on ivory vellum paper for a classy touch. Hand-sign each invitation beneath your printed name.

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