Class XII



Invitations to a function to which many people are invited are generally in the form of a printed car. The host and hostess have only to fill in the name of the gues in the blank space, thus saving a great deal of time & effort.

Invitation to a dinner party

Mr and Mrs Castanoa

request the pleasure of the company of

Aziz Gagap

at dinner.30 p.m.

on Saturday 7th February at 7


116 Gotri-Welahan

Jepara 59614

Telp. (0291) 123456

RSVP is French for responderz s’il vous plait’ this means ‘reply please’. In other words you have to inform the host and hostess whether or not you are going to attend the dinner.

The basic format of the invitation card changes very little, whether it is a coctail party, tea reception or dinner. However, the following observations need to be made.


The use of the first names makes the invitation less formal. Compare ‘Julia Perez and Gaston Castanoa’ with ‘ Mr and Mrs Castanoa”.

Special Occasions

If the purpose of the dinner or reception is to celebrate a special occasion, then this should be stated on the invitation card.


If the dinner not to be held at home of the host and hostess whose address is given on the card, then the venue of the dinner must be clearly stated.

Julia Perezz

request the pleasure of the company of

Aziz Gagap

at a tea reception

in honour of the publication of

‘ Our Engagement ‘

on Friday 27th August 2010

at 4.30 p.m.

at the Jepara Indah Hotel


116 Gotri-Welahan

Jepara 59614

Telp. (0291) 123456

Dress : informal

On very formal occasions one may be required to wear a dinner jecket, and this will be indicated on the invitation by ‘black tie’


In Britain the wedding invitations are sent out by the parents of the bride. It means that they are the host and hostess, and the groom’s parents should be in fact be sent an invitation.

Mr and Mrs Arnold Suasanasegar

request the pleasure of thecompany of

Mr and Mrs Paijo

at the marriage of their daughter



Mr Einstein

at the Baiturrohman mosque, Jepara, Indonesia

on Friday 21st May

at 3 p.m.

and afterward at the Segoro Hotel, Jepara, Indonesia


100 Mild West

Singapore 0923

The custom in the far east, however, appears to be a joint invitation from both sets of parents to attend the wedding dinner, and the RSVP generally includes a telephone number

Mrs Cui Lan Seng


Mr Sun Sing Sue

Request the pleasure of the company of

Mr and Mrs Sastro Dimejo

to the marriage of

A Cong & Mei Lin

at the Reservoir Garden Church

Poso, Sulawesi

on Sunday, 4th May 2010 at 2.00 p.m.

and the reception at

Hollywood Restaurant

123 Tanjung Kodok, Poso

at 7.30 p.m.

30 Fower Road                                     23 Pasar Street

Poso 11600                                         Jepara 59614

Telp. (134) 1234                                Telp. (0291)1358

( RSVP before 29th 2010 )


Mr and Mrs Cui Lan Seng thank Mr and Mrs Sun Sing Sue for you kind invitation to dinner and we have much pleasure in accepting

Mr and Mrs Cui Lan Seng thank Mr and Mrs Sun Sing Sue for your kind invitation to dinner but regret that due to an urgent thing we have to do we are unable to attend


When the invitation is made by letter it indicates that the occasion is less formal. In addition it is likely that there will be only a few guests whereas invitation cards are generally sent to a large number of guests.

January 5th 2010 Tel : (0291) 1234

Mr Cui Lan Tong

33 Pemuda

Jepara 59614

Dear Mr Tong,

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to invite you to attend a concert given by ST 12 band on Friday 23rd May 2010 at 7.30 p.m. in the school auditorium of SMKN 3 Jepara.

The band has practised very hard and so I do hope you will be able to attend and enjoy an evening of excellent music.

Yours sincerely

Yanto Gudel

The Head of the Even

Well, you have now learned about how to make invitation and your duty is create your own invitation letter and also card for your writing test…

Good luck ..!!

Ms. Liza



  1. Nama: Ali Mahfud
    Kelas: XII AP1

    Ini materi kelas XII nanti bu,,,???
    brati tdk ada speaking ya???? buat undangan saja….. hehehehe

  2. to Ali Mahfud…
    that’s absolutely right..
    no speaking…but writing

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