Are you planning your family’s next reunion?
Over 60% of Americans attend family reunions every year.
Gathering cousins, aunts, grandparents, and kids together for a reunion is an exciting endeavor. But it also requires extensive planning.
Particularly, it can be tricky crafting invitations for family members you don’t know as well.
In this post, we’ll discuss wording ideas you can use for your family reunion invitations!
1. Grab Attention
The best family reunion invitations use wording designed to capture attention from the very beginning. The more memorable invites are those that keep family members reading past the relevant details.
Start your invitation with a statement designed to garner excitement for the reunion itself.
Remind family members about the last reunion, for example. Or highlight a special aspect of the upcoming gathering.
Don’t be shy to use exclamation points, either. These punctuation marks are a great tool for grabbing attention!
2. Highlight Only the Important Details
It’s essential to use wording in your family reunion invitations that emphasizes the key details. Mention who is hosting the event if you’re struggling to start invites in exactly the right way.
Here’s an example: “The Gleeson family is proud to announce the 26th annual gathering!”
If the reunion is at a new or unfamiliar venue, don’t forget to cleverly knit in information about how family members can get to the gathering.
For instance: “We know that last year we gathered at the Boathouse on the Harbor. But this year we’re in for a treat. Please kindly join us at the Vineyard on South Avenue!”
Sometimes there are a lot of other details that can easily crowd an invitation. If you’ve chosen a minimalist design, you may wish to include these details elsewhere.
For example, consider having a website for your family reunion. You can include images, videos, and further, nitpicky details about the gathering at this site.
Save the essentials for the invites themselves. Essentials include date and time, location, directions, and R.S.V.P. information.
3. Look to the Future
The best family reunion invitations keep eyes on the future, emphasizing the fun and revelry to come.
Close your invitations with a statement that calls readers to an action. A great way to sign off on invitations is to provide information about how members can R.S.V.P. and when they should do so.
Don’t forget about a little bit of humor, either.
Here’s an example:
“We’re hoping everyone can join us in sunny Maryland for our reunion. R.S.V.P by giving us a call before June 10th so we know how many gallons of ice cream to order!”
Family Reunion Invitations
The most important thing to keep in mind when crafting your family reunion invitations is to be yourself. Use friendly, conversational language and be honest.
Emphasize the essential details and save additional ones for later. Make sure that you start and end invitations with something attention-grabbing.
You can’t go wrong with your invite wording if you choose a design that is sure to please, either.
Looking for more inspiration? At Linda’s Gift Ideas, we are here to help you plan your next big event with all the pizzazz it deserves. Browse our other ideas about family reunions here.