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Grand opening invitation examples

Updated February 21, 2017

A grand opening can be key in launching a successful business. Invitations can help make perspective customers or clients aware of your presence as well as the nature of the good and services that you provide. A unique, professional invitation can capture the attention of the recipient and pique their curiosity about you and your business. Here are a few creative ideas for a grand opening invitation.

Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting is a symbolic ceremony held to launch a new business. Recreate this ceremony in your invitations. Wrap your invitation with a red ribbon. The recipients of your invitation will have to break the ribbon to open your invitation, thereby "cutting the ribbon" for your new business. Word the invitation to request that the invitation recipient "Come help us cut the ribbon on our new business."

Chinese Takeout Box

Chinese takeout boxes are available at many novelty stores. These boxes have become symbolic of busy people who don't have time to leave work to eat. They are a great way of showing that you intend your business to be a busy one. Fill your box with fortune cookies in which the fortune announces the details of your grand opening, and then have the box hand-delivered as if it were actual takeout.

VIP Event

Treat your grand opening like the special event that it is by printing invitations on tickets, or on a VIP guest badge with the recipient's name on it. On the ticket or badge print a request that the item must be presented at the event for admittance. The badge should be attached to a lanyard, just like a real VIP pass.

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Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.