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Invitation cards are a perfect prelude to arrangements of an upcoming event. Whether business or private occasion, beautifully designed invitation cards are very important part of preparing for the event. While invitations are not used as much for private parties it's always advised to send one you are planning event for your business.
Business invitation can be formal or informal. Business Etiquette dictates sending formal invitations by mail. Depending on the event, invitations should be sent out anywhere from 2 to 8 month before the event so your guests have enough time to make a decision and plan their attendance. Informal invitations can be send by email or fax anywhere from 2 weeks to a few month before the event.
Different types of invitation
While creating formal business invitation, make sure you consider including the following components:
- Company logo
- Nature of the event: conference, party, dinner, or another occasion
- Date, time, and the location
- Dress code
- Purpose of the event
There are no strict rules on what must be included in the informal business invitation; consider using the same components as for formal invitation but change the tone of your message to a less formal one.
Private invitations will differ depending on the nature of the event and those you are inviting. For example, if you are sending an invitation to your family you probably don't need to write the address and the tone can be very informal.