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How to Write an Invitation

Here's all the information to include on your next written invitation.

Difficulty Level: Easy      Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:
  1. Names of party hosts or sponsoring organization.
  2. Type of event (birthday party, business networking meeting, etc.).
  3. Place.
  4. Date.
  5. Time.
  6. RSVP date and phone number.
  7. Any special dress requirements from black-tie to bathing suits.
  8. Rain date (if any).
  9. Be specific about who is invited, whether addressee only, with guest, or with spouse and children.
  1. Always send written invitations for formal events such as business gatherings, formal dinners, and special occasions like showers, weddings or events honoring someone.
  2. If guests are not from your local area, include a map to location of event.
  3. Send anywhere from 8 - 2 weeks in advance depending on formality of occasion. Weddings require the longest lead-time; casual dinners and brunches require the least.

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