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How to Write Party Invitations
party invitation is the first indication your guests
have to the event ahead.It is your
opportunity to convey all of the relevant information about your event
guest.When writing your party invitation,
you’ll want to make sure you have included all of the important
about your event, and be sure to proofread it several times to avoid
to Include on your Party Invitations
writing a party invitation, you will want to have the following order
information listed …
of your invitation
of the honoree
or registry information (optional)
phrasing should be done in third person Be
consistent with the
way your invitation is worded.“Bill and
Mary announce the birth of their son”, “Smith & Co. invites you to
end of line punctuation A
line-break in your
text or a bit of space between lines indicates a pause in your text.An invitation should never be punctuated with
periods to separate “sentences”.
inline commas When
lines into one, use a comma.“110 First
Street, Irvine, California”
to mention gift requests/kids It is
generally in bad
taste to say “No kids allowed” or “no gifts please”.It is best to use word of mouth to inform
guests of these requests.
Your Party Date
writing a formal party date, the party date and year should be on
lines, if possible.Begin with the day
of the week followed by the date, month and year on the following line.
the tenth of November Two
thousand and fifteen
the tenth of November
thousand and fifteen
Capitalizing the “T” in “Two thousand and fifteen” is a matter of
preference for the host/hostess. Also,
you may list “and” when writing out the year or discard it – either is
writing the date on a casual invitation, it is acceptable to use
form, and most include the day of the week, to avoid any confusion
the party date.
November 10, 2013
If you are following the date by the year, “th” should not be written
date. It should only be used when the
year is not present.
the Party Time
Periods – When
writing AM or PM
after the time, periods should only be used when writing them in
form, “a.m.” or “p.m.”.If using capital
letters, “AM” or “PM”, periods are not necessary.
Time of Day - The
details which time of day is considered morning/afternoon/evening
Morning 12:00 AM – 11:59 AM
Afternoon 12:00 PM – 5:59 PM
Evening6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Noon – When using
of noon for your event, use any of the following: “12 o’clock”, “12:00
“12:00 p.m.” or “noon”.“12 o’clock
noon” or “12 noon” should not be used as these phrases are redundant.
Half Hours – If writing
out formally, only whole and half hours are used.In
formal time, there is no “fifteen” or
three o’clock in the afternoon Noon 12:00