How do you word an invitation to an event where guests pay for their dinner? I received this question from a Sendo reader…
“I am planning a small (20 or less)retirement
party for my mom at a restaurant but guests
will be responsible for paying for their own
dinner – how do I indicate this on an invitation?”
Anyone have any suggestions? Comment to this post to help her out! It would be great to hear what you guys would expect to see on an invitation and how you would respond to some of the other suggestions mentioned
When Invited Guests Pay for their Meal
The proper term for this is No Host. Some social circles would immediately recognize and understand this term, whereas others would be confused. And if it’s a retirement party, some invitees may not be so quick to jump on Google to figure it out.
Considering the informality of the event, keep invitations to something simple. You don’t want to spend $100 on invites that tell people they need to buy their own dinner. Sendomatic invites are perfect for this scenario (and many others!). In this example, I’ve used the Sendomatic Confetti invitation design template.
The bottom of this invite states, “No Host – Visit www.(restaurant-name).com for menu and pricing.
I’ve made it clear that guests will need to pay for their own food and beverages without looking tacky or getting too deep into details.
Be sure to check out the full line of Sendomatic Email Invitations!