Whether you are throwing a brunch for an after-wedding celebration, bridesmaids' party, commencement or communion celebration, or just for an excuse to get together with good friends to eat food and sip mimosas, an appropriate invitation is necessary. Invitation wording varies from formal to informal depending on the type of event, such as a formal wedding brunch or an informal backyard flower party. All wording should begin with announcing the event, followed by description, critical information and any extra instructions.
Announce the occasion at the top of the invitation. There are many different reasons to hold a brunch, and sometimes the brunch in itself is the reason. Example occasions include “Wedding Brunch,” “Commencement Brunch,” and “Easter Brunch.” OR begin the invitation with a note that explains the nature of the event. Examples include:
"The Celebration Continues..." (after-wedding brunch) "Why Have Lunch When You Can Brunch?" "In Celebration of the New Spring Blooms, Please Join us for a Garden Brunch" "Bridesmaids' Brunch" "Eat, Drink, Brunch" "Once They are Wed, You Will be Fed"
Include invitation wording (if not included in the opening line) and names of the host or celebrant. Examples include:
“Please join us for brunch to celebrate the wedding of Kate and Sam” “You are invited to brunch in celebration of Amy's graduation from Harvard” “John and Martha invite you to celebrate the marriage of their daughter Jane and son-in-law Jim” “In celebration of friendship, please join Sally and the girls in her rose garden for a Saturday brunch”
Complete the invitation with the critical information including date, time and address. Sunday, April 12 10:30 a.m. 9982 Lexington Ave Kingston, WA
Saturday, March 27 10:30 a.m. Elise's backyard garden at 480 Lolo Ave, Lilac District
Add RSVP information, post-script notes or extra instructions at the bottom of the invitation. Special instructions include “Don't forget to wear a hat!”, “Bring your favorite juice” or “Please call and let us know if you can make it.”
Mallory Ferland has been writing professionally since her start in 2009 as an editorial assistant for Idaho-based Premier Publishing. Her writing and photography have appeared in "Idaho Cuisine" magazine, "Spokane Sizzle" and various online publications. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2009 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and French language and now writes, photographs and teaches English in Sao Paulo, Brazil.