I gratefully appreciate your invitation to the reception. We were delighted to get your invitation to the homecoming feast and will gladly accept. We would be delighted to accept your invitation to your new baby's christening. My husband and I will gladly accept your invitation to the garden party. Thank you for inviting us.
Come pour your blessings on my family and myself as we celebrate our new home and new beginnings. You are cordially welcomed to our housewarming celebration! We'd love to have you join us on [date] as we show off our new home to our loved ones. Please do not miss the celebration since your attendance is very important!
It is not obligatory to express gratitude for a wedding invitation. Either you accept the invitation and attend the wedding, at which point you wish the couple congratulations (either in a receiving line or directly to them at the reception). Or you decline the invitation, which means that you do not attend their wedding.
The only time it is appropriate to send a thank-you note is if you receive an invitation into a social event such as a dinner party or ball. A wedding invitation is considered a form of acknowledgement, so you would send a note expressing your appreciation for being invited.
In addition, it is acceptable to send a gift when invited to someone's wedding. The type of gift that would be appreciated most is something practical like kitchen tools or a new refrigerator; these items will be used immediately after the wedding and thus make a good choice for a present. Lifestyle-related gifts such as clothing or jewelry are also appropriate, but avoid giving expensive gifts because the couple can always use more money then than now.
Finally, if you know the bride or groom before the marriage, you could send a gift of friendship. This would be useful if you want to keep the connection with the couple even after they get married. For example, you could send them meals once a month until they find jobs.
Acceptance of an Invitation Thank you very much for your kind invitation. I'd be delighted to. Thanks.
Accepting the invitation. * Thank you very much. We'd love to... * What a wonderful concept. * With the greatest pleasure. It's a pleasure to... refuse the invitation. Please accept my heartfelt apologies. I'm afraid I can't help you.
When You Get There
Invite Guests and Provide a Summary of the Event