Examples of party invitation wording

Updated April 17, 2017

A great party invitation will let the guests know all of the pertinent information while giving them an idea of the theme and tone of the party. Ideally, a guest should read an invitation and know exactly what to wear, what to bring and what to expect. Your guests will appreciate your specificity and taking the guess work out of what type of party they're attending.

Rhyming Invites

Writing short poems or rhyming phrases is a great way to have fun when designing an invitation for any occasion. It just takes a bit of creativity and the help of a rhyming dictionary. offers great examples.

"If you have a free couple of hours, we'd love your presence at Lisa's wedding shower. Instead of bringing a gift she'll never use, donate to a cause for women who've been abused."


"We'd like to invite you to an afternoon celebration before the couple leaves on their honeymoon vacation. Come over in the evening between 5 and 9, And we'd love if you'd bring your favourite wine."

If you can't get all the information into a rhyme, don't fret. Just make sure to list it on the invitation.

Formal Invitation

For invites that double as an announcement, such as a wedding invitation or a christening, more formal language is often preferred. When writing a wedding announcement, it is common for it to offer certain specific information.

Mr. & Mrs. Father of the Bride Request your presence at the marriage of Name of the Bride to Name of the Groom Son of Names of Grooms Parents On the 22nd day of January Two thousand and ten
At six o'clock in the afternoon Yorba Linda Country Club 4237 Kellogg Drive Yorba Linda, CA 92886 In the St. Mary Chapel

Religious Invitations

Baptisms, bat and bar mitzvahs and communions are a few examples of religious ceremonies that invitations are typically sent out for. They are usually straightforward and can be casual or formal.

"Your presence would honour us at the bat mitzvah of our daughter Devorrah Becker February 13, 2009 at 6:30 in the evening
at Temple Beth Shalom 4618 North Holloway Drive Los Angeles, CA 90210 Reception to follow services"


"Let the children come to me" Matthew 19:14

Richard Jameson Diller will be receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m. on the fifth day of October at St. Martins Catholic Church Oak Forest, IL

We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you and your family"

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